SSS #137: Bringer of Light From the Sun


On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022, we welcomed Luca del Sol Shakhawala into the world. He arrived at 8:07a weighing 7lbs, 9oz measuring 20.5" tall.

Mom and baby are both doing great.

Here are a few pics from the big day.


๐ŸŽฌ We arrived at the hospital two hours before our scheduled c-section at 05:30a.


โฐ The time spent in pre-op absolutely flew by.


โœ… Astronaut suit.


๐Ÿ’จ Poof - ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ He's here!


๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆWaiting for Mommy in the nursery.


๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Reunited in Recovery.


๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ Makin' it look easy.


๐Ÿ˜ด Resting.


What an incredibly different experience the second time around.

I spent the last few weeks (or months) worrying about how much our lives were going to change.

So many unknowns:

Am I enough? Could I love another child as much as I love Luna? How will this impact our personal and professional lives? Can we afford the added expenses?

All of those concerns evaporated during the drive to the hospital. It's hard to explain how or why, but the crippling anxiety turned into buzzing confidence.

A familiar quote comes to mind:

โ€œWe don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.โ€

- Archilochus.

Dia and I put a lot of work into raising Luna. There will be new challenges with Luca, but I'm certain we can handle them with grace.

Livin' La Vida Luna


Twins...born 2 years apart.

Luna was a bit reserved during their first encounter. But by day two, she was kissing baby bro on his head, rubbing his shoulder when he cried, and patting his back to help burp him.

๐Ÿคž๐ŸฝHopefully they get sick of us before they get sick of each other.