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Baby Solvi

A baby in striped pajamas stretches out.

Introducing Our Newest Little Yummer

Baby girl Solvi Afton Ostrom was born last week, one day ahead of schedule. Bjork and I went out to eat (a one-last-date-night kinda thing) and – surprise! I started having regular, 5-minute-apart contractions. So we left half our meal on the table – sad – and drove straight to the hospital. Because of my medical history, we’ve known all along that it was too risky for me to go into labor. The doctor came into our room at midnight and said, “Well guys, are you ready to meet your baby tonight?” and we knew this was it.

Our house wasn’t ready, our work projects weren’t done, our bags weren’t packed, but our hearts were so there. ♡

After 36 weeks and 6 days of waiting, after lots of tears and sleepless nights and hope and prayers, at 4:52am, our baby girl was placed in our arms.

Solvi wearing a pink striped shirt and a hat with a bow on it.

She was 19.5 inches long and weighed a solid 6lbs 15oz.

And we’ve since learned that she is sweet, fairly quiet for now, and an avid eater (genetic, I’m pretty sure). She has a half-full head of dark hair and the cutest little puckery lips and fingers that curl perfectly around ours.

An infant baby laying on its back with its feet up in the air.
A man wearing glasses in a grayish blue shirt looking down on a tiny baby he is holding.

Solvi (sole-vee) is a Norwegian/Scandinavian name that means strength of the sun.

And we chose Afton as a middle name so that Solvi would have a little piece of her brother to carry with her out into the world.

A mother playing with her baby which is lying on its back.
Solvi and Lindsay.

Bjork, Solvi, Sage, and I are all back at home now and we are all doing really well.

I knew we would love her so much, but I didn’t have any idea how happy I would be just holding her and looking at her. I could (and probably will) fill every one of the next three months of maternity leave with exactly that.

Solvi yawning in the bassinet.

Sending so much love to all of you! Enjoy the fall season, and the yummy content we have scheduled, and some really awesome freezer meals, and I will see you again in a few months.

xoxoxo

(I am not planning to post any baby/life updates on the blog during this time, but I do share the day-to-day stuff more regularly on my Instagram and would love to see you there, too!)

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    Sri Ganti

    Fantastic news and huge congratulations! Solvi is so adorable and the pictures capture these precious moments well. Wishing your family a lifetime of love, happiness and peace! (Maybe experienced parents would add sleep in that mix.. haha)

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    Mel

    I got chills reading this – I am SO happy for you, Bjork, and Sage. She is the luckiest girl to have you both as parents and will forever carry a piece of her brother. Wishing you all the best xo

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    Congratulations Lindsay! I love it that Solvi carries big brother Afton’s name as her middle name. I wish your little family all the best and every happiness!

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    tessa

    SO SO happy for you both, been checking your channels for the news regularly! I never comment on blog posts but you are so strong to write about everything you have been through and after the birth of my own babies, I am just so so happy for you that Solvi is here safely, that I just had to write something!

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    Liz Powers

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for all of you and I wish you love, health, happiness and all the blessings life has to offer.

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    Cristina

    Congratulations!! Welcome Solvi Afton! I am so happy for all of you Lindsay, Bjork and Sage. And a special lovely thought to beautiful Afton, who has helped you grow into wonderful parents for his baby sister.

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    Sara

    Congratulations and welcome to the world Solvi Afton…she’s perfect! Soak up all the baby snuggles that you can!

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    valerie

    I just cannot hold back the happy tears as I read this post, see your instagram photos, and think about everything you must be feeling. I’m so thrilled for you, Bjork, and Sage. Solvi is so very blessed to have you as her family.

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    Peggy

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you all, I’m in tears. Your tribute to Afton is a beautiful idea!

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    Helena Mouta

    Congratulations and thank you for sharing! She is a beauty, the sweetest little thing ever! I hope you have a wonderful maternity leave and are able to enjoy every minute of these first few months. Sending you all the love, you deserve all of it, the four of you. I’ll be waiting for more news!

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    Samina

    Congratulations! She’s absolutely gorgeous! Here’s to a happy, healthy & loving life for her.

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    Jill

    This may be the happiest I’ve ever been for someone I don’t actually know. I’m so delighted your baby girl has arrived safely, and that you’re all doing well. Look at those gorgeous perfect tiny feet! Oh my goodness. Sending you all big hugs. xoxo

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    Lemon Mom

    I am SO HAPPY for you all! She’s so beautiful. I’ve been on pins and needles for this. I’ve been following you guys for years and this news makes me cry with joy. You are such a beautiful family and I’m sure I speak for the entire internet when I say CONGRATULATIONS ❤️

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    Amber

    I LOVE this post. Thank you for sharing this post. So many have prayed for her and the both of you. Enjoy all those snuggles. This is such a precious time!

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    Sherrilee

    Didn’t realize until I saw this that I’ve been holding my breath. And now I’m tearing up. Blessings.

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    Sonia

    Congratulations! Solvi is a beautiful name for a beautiful baby girl. Enjoy your time off with her!