My how life can change over the course of just a few months! Right before New Year’s this year, we were parents to an only child living in a townhome in the city. Now we live in the country as a family of four. It has been a wonderful crazy journey — one that we’re still adapting to, which is why we are just now formally announcing to the world that 6 and a half weeks ago, our daughter was born.

Serai Claire McLellan came into this world on February 23rd at 9:06am, weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces – a fitting homage to her brother. :) I’ll spare you all the details, but her entrance was a bumpy one and after uterine rupture and an emergency c-section, we were so relieved to have her here safely. Modern medicine is a wonderful thing and we can’t say enough about the tremendous staff of Vanderbilt Hospital. Our daughter is with us because of them and we are so grateful.

It’s funny to me how a person who can’t speak or really express much of anything we understand can be in your life for only a moment and you can’t imagine life without them. Their presence stretches you in every way possible and yet you love them without end. You hold them for the first time and you already love them every bit as much as everyone else you love most in this world. Babies have amazing power like that.

If we are friends on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve already seen tons of photos of our new life with Serai. In case you’ve missed all the action though, here is our life as we currently know it – a sweet, chaotic, lovely mess in one big chaotic, and thus totally fitting, blog collage. :)

Serai my love, you complete our lives in ways that we didn’t even know needed completing. I’m so excited to have a little girl to do all the mother-daughter things in life with. Your brother loves sharing his favorite things with you and helping take care of you. But maybe my favorite thing is how every evening your daddy holds you and talks to you  about how you’ll dance together at your wedding as he soothes you to sleep. We all love you so very much. Welcome to the world little one.


Your mom


  1. Deb Scally on April 10, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Beautiful shots and congratulations! New blog appears to be working!

  2. Garrett on April 10, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Absolutely adorable. Love this post and all of the pictures. What a beautiful and blessed family you are! Congratulations!!!!

  3. Beth on April 10, 2012 at 7:55 am

    I’m so happy to hear that everyone is well! The pictures are adorable, I especially love the way Seven is looking at her.

  4. jessi on April 10, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Such a sweet post;) Congrats to the whole Mclellan family! A beautiful new addition to an already beautiful family:)

  5. joy marie on April 10, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    such sweet photos…she’s just beautiful! I love love the brother/sister shot…amazing. xox

  6. alice park on April 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Dear Mom of Serai Claire, you exemplify all that is wonderful and dear and beautiful about a mother’s love for her babies. What a heartfelt letter to your daughter at six weeks… I look forward to watching this little miracle baby grow into all that you and Sean could hope she be. Seven and Serai sure do have some fun times ahead…. Your friends, Alice, Kyu & Lyon

  7. Sean McLellan on April 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Thank you so much, Garrett, Beth, and Jessi!

  8. Sean McLellan on April 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Deb — thank you very much, and thank you for the feedback on the new blog!

  9. Sean McLellan on April 10, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Joy — thank you :) Hope we see you guys again soon! We always love hanging out when we get the chance!

  10. esm on April 11, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    My heart is so full of happiness and joy…. Welcome my new little love.

  11. Sean McLellan on April 12, 2012 at 12:01 am


  12. Mel McLellan on April 13, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Alice – you are so incredibly kind. Thank you. :) We’re so lucky to have you, Kyu and Lyon as friends from afar and love watching that beautiful boy grow! Thanks for your comment. :)

  13. Michelle on April 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    What a beautiful family you have. Serai is just perfect and I love all the little headbands and bows! :) So sweet!

  14. Sean McLellan on April 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Thank you, Michelle! I’m somewhat smitten with the new addition, myself ;) Mel is making the headbands–I love them!

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