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    Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected (William Morrow) (Hardback) By (author) Kelle Hampton

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    DescriptionLove me. Love me. I'm not what you expected, but oh, please love me.That was the most defining moment of my life. That was the beginning of my story.From the outside looking in, Kelle Hampton had the perfect life: a beautiful two-year-old daughter, a loving husband, a thriving photography career, and great friends. When she learned she was pregnant with her second child, she and her husband, Brett, were ecstatic. Her pregnancy went smoothly and the ultrasounds showed a beautiful, healthy, high-kicking baby girl. But when her new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, Kelle knew instantly that something was wrong. Nella looked different than her two-year-old sister, Lainey, had at birth. As she watched friends and family celebrate with champagne toasts and endless photographs, a terrified Kelle was certain that Nella had Down syndrome--a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed. Yet gradually Kelle's fear and pain were vanquished by joy, as she embraced the realization that she had been chosen to experience an extraordinary and special gift.With lyrical prose and gorgeous full-color photography, Bloom takes readers on a wondrous journey through Nella's first year of life--a gripping, hilarious, and intensely poignant trip of transformation in which a mother learns that perfection comes in all different shapes. It is a story about embracing life and really living it, of being fearless and accepting difference, of going beyond constricting definitions of beauty, and of the awesome power of perspective. As Kelle writes, "There is us. Our Family. We will embrace this beauty and make something of it. We will hold our precious gift and know that we are lucky."

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    Finding Beauty in the Unexpected
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kelle Hampton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 277
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 907 g
    ISBN 13: 9780062045034
    ISBN 10: 0062045032

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    BIC subject category V2: V
    B&T Approval Code: A31503241, A23306400
    BISAC V2.8: FAM012000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 305.9/084092
    LC classification: HQ773.7 .H25 2012
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: DOWN5000, MONG6000, P0041614
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 305.9084092
    Thema V1.0: DNBA
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    03 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    Winner of 2012 Mom's Choice Silver Award, Biographies & Memoirs--Mom's Choice Awards