Poppy Ronan Thompson

Baby Poppy was born April 8th at 5:35 am weighing 6lbs 11ounces. She is perfect and we are all so in love.

I know you all have been worrying, wondering, and waiting for an update. I promise to do so soon, but between breast feeding and not wanting to put her down, I have not had a free hand to type. We as a family are just taking some quiet time to soak this all in and of course are missing our Ronan, so very much.

Thank you for all your sweet comments, love, and thoughts. I promise to write when I get a little more time.


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331 thoughts on “Introducing…

  1. Carrie Haynes

    so happy for you and your family! hope this precious baby will bring joy into your hearts! your family is always in my heart and prayers!

  2. momentsbymissy

    Maya we’ve all been thinking about you guys and loving you! Thanks for the update! She’s beautiful and I know little Ro and Quinn and Liam must be over the moon to have their baby sister! Love to you darling!

  3. Heather Berry

    Congratulations on the birth of Poppy! I pray for peace and joy for your family. Enjoy this special time together.

  4. Teresa

    OMG Thank goodness you posted! I have never replied before but I have been so worried that you haven’t updated us lol!! Congratulations! So happy for your family! Lots of love

  5. Rachel in Camas, WA

    She’s beautiful! And she has so much hair. Thank you for sharing, and don’t worry about posting.

  6. Amber

    Absolutely gorgeous! Thinking of you and your family during this impossibly difficult yet impossibly joyous time.

  7. kim

    Oh my gosh!! She is so adorable! The amount of hair she has is crazy. Glad everything went well, She’s one lucky girl, amazing parents the best brothers AND a very special guardian angel names Ro. Her life is going to be so filled with love. I think of you guys everyday, you and Ronan are always on my mind. congrats on your Poppy girl. :D

  8. Stephie

    I’m really happy you went with that name Maya, it’s perfect, just like her :) thank you so much for sharing the pictures with us too, they’re so lovely but we all know one beautiful boy is missing.Thinking of you and Ro always. I hope Poppy continues to put a smile on all your faces, you deserve every bit of happiness xx

  9. S2catz

    She is just simply beautiful. She is so loved and there is a huge public record to show her just how much! Congrats to you, Woody and the kids (especially and including Ronan). I am sure he is smiling a lot with you guys, watching over you all and keeping you safe!


    Awww…so so sweet! Welcome to this crazy world, little Poppy.

    Maya, my best to you and Woody. Thanks for sharing the picture!

    Sent from my iPhone

  11. Leona Thurman

    Congratulations on baby Poppy. She is beautiful. Love all the pictures. It is heart breaking because Ronan is not in them. You are an amazing person Maya. Love to you and your family.

  12. Amanda Ervin

    She is here & amazing!!!! I am crying tears of joy for you & your wonderful family. Much love & happiness from Texas Maya. She looks just perfect!! Perfect Poppy Ronan Thompson!!

  13. Connie Huff

    Welcome to the world beautiful baby girl. Congratulations to all of you. Wishing you love and peace Maya. Enjoy your sweet Poppy..

  14. kristin from Ahwatukee

    Congratulations Mama Maya! I’m certain little Poppy will bring you & your family much joy, fun & pink craziness. Enjoy her! xoxo Krisitn in Ahwatukee

  15. Gail Cerelli

    So happy that perfect Poppy is here. The boys (and her Daddy) look besotted with her! Wishing you and your family peace and love. Way to go, Ronan, helping your baby sister enter the world!

  16. manzanabeja

    So happy for all of you, Maya. Baby Poppy is beautiful. She looks so alert and as if she is smiling. Love seeing the joy on everyone’s faces. For now please just be with your family and let your blog loveys send you love and good wishes. Bask in that. We can wait for an update…this is YOUR time.

  17. krispearson88

    You just take your time and take care of you and your family. We will all be out here thinking of you all and holding you close in our hearts.

  18. Dylan Frey

    this morning i was just thinking i bet maya had poppy
    she is gorgeous she has the ronan look on her face
    you continue to be my inspiration maya
    enjoy her

  19. Lisa

    Congratulations to your entire family! She has the best big brother guardian angel she could ask for. All our love and well wishes,
    The Richard Family

  20. reenie1989

    Oh Maya I am so happy for you. You don’t know me and I have never written on here before but I have been following your story for a long time now and I tell just about anyone who will listen (including my mother who just jumped when I gasped after seeing your post). Your story has effectively changed my life. I am in nursing school right now and you and your family and this blog are the reason my goal is to work in pediatric oncology, because I want to make what little difference I can.

    Anyway my point was to congratulate you. Poppy is beautiful and I know she comes with a complex set of varying emotions but I’m so happy for you and I wish you as much happiness and joy as possible with the addition that it’s also perfectly okay to be as sad as you want. Best of luck with the upcoming sleepless nights and keep telling your story you never know who else’s life it will change!

    1. krispearson88

      Very nicely written. I can never put my thoughts into words. Good luck with the nursing. We only had one bad nurse with my son, but it leaves an impression! Good ones are fantastic! You sound like you’ll be a good one!

  21. Lynn

    So happy that your Poppy girl has safely arrived! Much peace and happiness to you and your family! I believe that Ronan has sent her to you and will watch over his Poppy sister and family! Much love to you all! Can’t wait to read your next update, hopefully lots of pictures will follow.

  22. Katie A.

    OMG! The one with her looking up at daddy is heart wrenchingly perfect! Awesome pics!!! All of em! She has SO much hair!!!

  23. Carie whitebirch

    Congratulations on your beautiful daughter and your ever so meaningful name choice. Relax, enjoy your Family – those here physically and the one who lives in your heart:)

  24. Katie A.

    OMG! The one with her looking up at daddy is heart wrenchingly perfect! Awesome pics!!! All of em! She has SO much hair!!! What happened to the first name Ireland?

  25. Makenna Kehler

    She is such a beautiful baby! I’m positive that Ronan is very proud! ;D I wish your family all the best with your new bundle of joy!!

  26. Kerri

    Congratulations and welcome to the world Poppy Ronan Thompson!! Enjoy these special new days with your new family member!! <3

  27. Kodiak My Little Grizzly

    So adorable! Love her bright eyes and the hint of a little smile. What an adorable gift! I was wondering if you had little Poppy yet and hoped everything went smoothly as you don’t need any other troubles in your lives. But she is awesome! Just a question I’m sure we all are wondering… Does she look anything like the boys as babies or you or Woody? I always love seeing babie photos to see the hints of features that look alike…
    Enjoy soaking up all the love around you. I wish you had Ronan there holding her with you. But having a newborn in the house is so sweet and precious… I miss having a newborn in the house… Thanks so much for sharing her photo! We wish you all the best days ahead!!!

  28. Sarah

    Maya, Woody, Quinn, Liam, Ronan and Poppy- welcome to this world! I was thinking of your family this week…Since I didn’t see an update from Maya, I figured Your Poppy had decided to make her grand entrance! I got this update in my email and thought it was appropriate since I was wearing my Rockstar Ronan skull t-shirt!! I hope you are all well and soaking up every moment of this new girl that will bring so many smiles to you!! Enjoy as much time as you want to take in this new ones personality (which we know is extra spicy), feel her love and have her learn about her brothers :) we are all so happy for you Thompson Family!!! I’m sure she already is feeling the Ro-love and knows how amazing he is and how special she is. Congratulations Maya!!!

  29. Laura

    Congratulations on such a beautiful little girl. So happy for your entire family. Enjoy and cherish each moment. All our love always

  30. Nora

    Welcome to the world, Poppy girl. I’m already in love with her so much. Missing Ronan, too. He’s so proud. Love you, Maya!

  31. Michelle from MI

    OH that face! and look at all that beautiful hair!! Thank you for posting those great pictures….you look wonderful and the boys look happy. I have been checking your site 2-3x a day….My daily life goes out of balance when I don’t get a dose of you every few days!!!!. I lost a great friend suddenly on 3-3-13 and his birthday is on 4-8. How fitting to have your beautiful girl born on the same day. Looking forward to your next post…..

  32. Kathy Potoski

    Congratulations on the arrival of baby Poppy, Thompson Family. She is an absolute beauty and I look forward to all the new adventures she brings your family. Thank you f

    1. Kathy Potoski

      Oops I cut myself off :). Thank you for sharing her, along with the rest of your family and life with all of us. Because of that…we are all better people. Much love!!! xoxo

  33. Sam

    Oh Happy Day, what a beautiful little Poppy. And such wise eyes. I see Ronan there too, in all of you. Many blessings and so many congratulations!!!

  34. marilyn benjamin

    Maya and family
    Congratulations on your beautiful daughter-Poppy is precious and I know Ronan is smiling his biggest smile with all of you. I wish you all joy and peace with Poppy’s arrival. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures of her with her new family. You and your beautiful family are in my thoughts and prayers-blessings to you all :)

  35. Sara

    Most spectacular! You did it. May your Poppy bask in the courage of her family and may she bask in the love for Ronan we are both heartbroken and thankful to know through you.

  36. Helena Klimon (@helena_klimon)

    I knew when you hadn’t posted in so long that Poppy had finally made her entrance into this world :) I burst into tears when I saw the pictures of you and Liam and Quinn and Woody with her. She is so precious and beautiful. Congratulations to all of you.

  37. Tifani

    I cant believe you have not taken the time to write a blog!!! OMG!!! Hahah! JUST KIDDING!!!! WE love you and I am so happy for you! Poppy looks like Ronan! I hope you are doing well and want the best for you and your family! Cant wait to hear more about it when you have time! Which will be NEVER!!!! HAHAHA!!! I am almost done with nursing school and you have inspired me to go into PEDS oncology! its a very sad place but a place I want to make better for the kids!! Thank you!!!!

  38. Val S

    Omg, so adorable your Poppy. And all that hair!
    Been womdering about you Maya.
    Congrats to you, Woody, Liam, Quinn, and Ronan.

    She is freaking beautiful!

  39. jess

    No wonder you were so sick! Check out that hair! Omg I love it! !! She is perfect! So very happy for you and your sweet family! Thanks for sharing those pictures! Enjoy this baby love time!

  40. Jodi Frasier

    Yay!!!!!!! Welcome Poppy baby. Another beautiful girl in Tukee!!!! Congrats Mama Maya. Much love to your family.

  41. megan

    oh my, she is gorgeous, and your beautiful big boys look so happy, ro is in her heart and soul, loving and protecting her, in his magic way xoxoxoxo take care, lots of love to you all

  42. Donna Tine

    Welcome Poppy!!! So nice to “meet” you :) Much love to the Thompson family. Take your time – enjoy your beautiful daughter and your boys – all of them. Thinking of Ronan always.

  43. Rosemary S.

    Congratulations to the entire family….all SIX of you! (Ronan is there in your hearts.) I also love all that hair that she has…how wonderful! Just like many, many others, I am soo happy for you! Best wishes!

  44. Ali B

    Forget about all of us and enjoy this moment with your family. I can’t imagine the mixture of emotions you must be feeling. She is perfect, Maya.

  45. Lisa Carlile

    Your family is being held in Jesus hands as he blesses you with Poppy, I am sure the twins are overjoyed and Dad too! Huge congrats from Indy !!

  46. Glenda

    Beautiful Poppy girl RoMama. Enjoy every minute with your princess. She’s gorgeous. So happy for all of you. Xxoo

    Rolove always rolove xxoo

  47. Juli

    Welcome to the world you BEAUTIFUL little angel!! Poppy, you are loved by so many people that you will never meet, you and your family will always feel our love across the miles. Blessings upon you and your family Maya! Good job you strong. awesome, amazing beautiful lady!!..What a warrior you are……you fucking rock!!…Brought tears to my eyes to see the smiles, love and adoration in the eyes of all of you…I am so glad you have been blessed to be Poppy Ronan’s family!!…Oh and Dr. JoRo, look at the love and pride on her face! Beautiful… Thank you for sharing this moment in time with us….yep we have all been waiting!!..and praying and sending love your way….Congratulations to you all!!…

  48. Kiara

    She is beautiful Maya…. Congratulations. Don’t put her down, ever! I’m looking forward to lots of pictures of her

  49. Rachael

    What a beautiful addition to your family! She is precious. Look at those amazing eyes. Do they hold a secret spark in them…I believe they do. I know she will bring your family a tremendous amount of joy and happiness. She is a RoBlessing just for your family to enjoy. My cup runneth over with happiness for you all. Thank you for sharing these moments with us. You and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers!

  50. lauriefromfrance

    She’s perfect!!!! :)
    I love your family so much !!
    I love her big blue eyes… like Ronan <3
    Take care of you Maya ;)

    BIg love

  51. Leona (@LeonaBCmama)

    Thank you Maya! Thank you for sharing Poppy with us. You have shared Ro with us and now Poppy! Please know how much you are changing and helping this world be a better place.
    I am beyond ecstatic for you and your family. Poppy is such a blessed girl to have the FIVE of you loving her and caring for her!
    My heart is bursting with emotion and love for you all!

  52. Maura K

    Congratulations to all the Thompsons on the arrival of a beautiful baby girl! She is a lucky lady to have all those bothers to look out for her and some great parents too. Though she will never get to meet Ronan he is part of her name and forever in her life. Wishing you all a lovely time getting to know baby Poppy

  53. Lina

    Ohhhhhh! She’s adorable!! Am very happy for you all. A big hurah from amsterdam! Enjoy and sending lots of love xxxx

  54. Mira

    Oh, sweetness. She is adorable! And the joy and love in your boys’ faces is priceless. Best wishes always. Enjoy getting to know each other. Take your time. We will all be here, waiting. xxx

  55. Miss L

    Poppy is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to you and your family on this new bundle of joy. I’m glad to know that both of you are doing fine. There is one picture that has a really bright back ground over your boys, poppy & woddy & I Swear that is Ronan looking down on them. Once again thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures with us.

    With love L. Syd. Xxxx

  56. Susan

    Congratulations! In Dutch Poppy means little doll. She really is perfect! So very happy your family has a some joy.

  57. Madeleine Crawford

    she is the most beautiful and special baby i have tears running down my face congratulations xoxo

  58. Hilary

    You’ve made my Friday morning here in the UK. Seeing your beautiful family holding your precious Poppy. I know it must be a time of great joy tinged with the eternal sadness of Ronan not being with you in person. That’s just not right. I send you all the biggest hugs and much love. Special snuggles to that little beauty and a twinkly wink to Ronan always. xx

  59. Diane L

    She is beautiful! So happy to read she got here safely and so pleased your family has something to smile about. Wishing you all lots of happiness with your gorgeous new baby.

  60. S Pocock

    Hi Maya,

    I started reading your blog over a year ago and this is my first comment.
    I have been thinking and worrying about you for few days! Last night I saw the update abut baby Poppy on Taylor Swift website and danced with joy.Little Poppy is beautiful and perky and I am sure little Ro and Quinn and Liam must be over the moon to have their baby sister! Love to you and your precious family!

  61. tori

    Congratulations Maya! Poppy is a wise little soul… it shows in those sweet eyes of hers. She is so blessed to have you as a mommy. And, her 3 brothers and amazing Daddy loving on her. Yay for Poppy!!!!!

  62. Isabelle

    She is the most beautiful baby I’ve ever seen. Ronan must be so proud of all of you, and I know he’ll be the best big brother a girl can ask for. When I saw that she was born on April 8, I started crying, because that’s my best friend’s birthday, and she totally knew that Poppy would be born then. I know that Poppy won’t make the pain of losing Ro go away, but I hope that she helps all of you feel a little better. Poppy is perfect<3

  63. Kirsty

    I’m in the middle of a really dull task at work when this pops up on my email, and now I’m crying!!! She is gorgeous beautiful perfect!!! Wishing you and your family sooooo much love, her three big brother are going to be bursting with pride xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  64. Christine Weiss

    This is wonderful news! Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! omg the twins look sooo happy and in love with Poppy!!! Lucky girl to have 3 special big brothers:-) I love the first few weeks of life with a baby…enjoy and thank you for taking the time to share the news and post pictures! Much love to you and your family!!

  65. Katie

    Oh my gosh!!! When you said Poppy would be born in April, my friend and I were like, “what is she was born on my birthday?” We love you and Ro and everyone in your family so much!!! And guess what? Poppy was born on my birthday. This is a sign from Ro, Maya.

    She is beautiful! Congratulations!!!

  66. Stephanie

    I’m so glad to hear mommy & baby are doing well & that you had a safe & healthy delivery. Love her name!

    Congratulations to your family, she’s so beautiful! Ro finally got the baby sister he always wanted! :)

  67. Lorna

    It’s none of my business but I’m glad you had a girl! I love the name Ireland but I think we are all used to the name Poppy now (but I still think Ireland is mystical and magical – you’ll just have to have another girl ;-) )
    Congrats to you all. Look after yourself!

  68. Laura Robinson

    We share the same birthday!!!!! Welcome to the world precious Poppy! She is absolutely beautiful and I’m sure Ronan gave her a big kiss on her way to you :) She will be EXTRA spicy, us Aries girls always are…love to you all xoxoxo

  69. Meredith

    She is finally in your arms! Your boys are clearly over the moon. So much love to you and Woody, Liam, Quinn and Ronan. And of course to little Poppy. Welcome to the world! You are a very loved little girl.

  70. Emma Damico

    Maya, congratulations to you and to your beautiful family. Your precious Poppy is beautiful. I read your entries always and my hurt aches for you. Today, it is so full of joy for you all. Wish you peace, love, and happiness :)

  71. lisa

    And here she is…In your arms, for you to love & cuddle and rejoice that you are blessed with a child, a daughter, a best friend. When I had my daughter, I was over the top proud. She is part of you and your husband and all your children. How beautiful and special. She will warm your heart and bring you joy and I am sure the boys will love her up! God bless and congrats! xxxx

  72. Ruth Via

    Congratulations! I am so happy for all of you. She could never replace your beautiful Ronan but I pray she mends at least a small part of your family’s broken heart. She is beautiful and blessed beyond measure!

  73. Kristin Lingrell

    I’m so happy for all of you, congrats! Ronan gave his sister a perfect name! Thanks for sharing the wonderful news!!!

  74. rebecca lookingbill

    Shes beautiful! Congrats Thompson family :) I cant wait to hear more about this little Poppy girl :) Im so happy for you and your family!

  75. jjmndm

    She IS perfect. What a swet lil’ lady. The look on her face is just precious. CONGRATULATIONS!! You made my day, thanks!!

  76. Dana

    She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to you and your family :) May she bring some Ro-spice back to your life!!! xoxo

  77. Lidia Giubilaro

    Congratulations to you and your beautiful family:) She is so precious. Thank you for sharing with us the beautiful slide show.
    I am always thinking of you all.
    Sending love and hugs xo

  78. bosox217

    How cute! She is already giving a little grin at you. Precious!! I’m so very happy for you all. Babies are wonderful and fill our hearts with overwhelming love and our lives with daily smiles! Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Thompson family! <3 Nancy Lewandowski

  79. Sara

    Congratulations to you and your family!She is so beautiful!I am crying because I am so happy for all of you!OMG!She will be the most amazing girl on the planet.I hope you are doing well.Can’t wait to get some more information.

  80. Rachel Johnson

    She is sweet and the pics of the twins with their baby sister are so precious. welcome Poppy Ronan! Peace & love to the Thompson family!

  81. Jenn

    OMG…she is so beautiful! All that hair, love her! Love you guys and am so happy that sweet little baby girl if finally here. It seriously felt like you have been pregnant for about 3 years now:) Take care of yourself and family:) Love you guys so much! Ronan must be so proud. Bitter sweet…

  82. Sherri

    I have always thought Ronan was the most beautiful child. Poppy follows in his footsteps. Your entire family is stunning. Thank you for sharing and congratulations!!

  83. Julie Surerus

    Congratulations Maya, Woody, Liam, Quinn & Ronan!! Poppy is so beautiful when I look at those pictures I feel like I’m looking at a piece of Ronan, I’m SO HAPPY for you!

  84. Anu

    I’m really very happy for you and your family…congratulations!! May she bring lots and lots of happiness to you and your family.

  85. Katie

    Sweetest pictures…. You keep on being quiet. Those moments are blurred romance with new babes. New life is amazing. Sending love in so many ways. Her hair is amazing.

  86. Patty

    Those little tiny feet…sigh…I’m so happy she’s here! Congrats to all of you, and welcome to the world Poppy Ronan! (Love her name so much.)

  87. Kayla Jo

    Yes, we have been waiting for an update, but know you will do so in your timing. She is absolutely beautiful and I can see the love in all of your faces. You are an incredible mom and have a heart of gold! Poppy girl is beautiful!

  88. bev nystedt

    I am so thrilled for all the Thompson family! What great big brothers Liam and
    Quinn will be…they’ve already had such good practice. I can tell already that she
    is going to give you a run for your money…look at those wide awake eyes! She has
    that sparkle that say’s “What out! Here I come.!” Congrats and much love to you all:)

  89. Cheryl

    Hi Maya,
    Congratulations to you and your now family of 6!

    How precious and perfect your little Poppy is! I am so, so happy for you. She’s gonna be so spicy and spunky just like Ronan and you. I have been following your story (and Ronan’s) since the very beginning – you so deserve joy, peace and happiness. You are always in my prayers. So looking forward to hearing more about Poppy Ro!! Don’t forget to be good to yourself and please take care!!

  90. Charee Harrison

    Is it weird that I’m crying and making strange giddy sounds all at once and I don’t even know you? I’m ridiculously happy for your family. Much rolove too you all, and congrats on your adorable, fluffy baby girl. She’s already looking mischievous. Love! !!

  91. Jen

    Oh my gosh, she is GORGEOUS! Congratulations to your family!! the pictures of your sweet boys with her just melt my heart, they look so proud and like such good big brothers. Ronan is ALL around you, no doubt about that!!

  92. Melanie H

    Welcome, beautiful Poppy!! Congratulations, Mama Maya and family. I know she can never replace Ronan, but he is part of her. I bet she’s going to be extra spicy! I’m so very happy for all of you! Love to you all.

  93. smokey216

    Welcome, beautiful Poppy! Congratulations to Mama Maya and family. I know she can never replace Ronan, but he is part of her. I bet she will be extra spicy! I am so very happy for all of you, congrats again Thompson family! :-)

  94. Lori

    I’m so happy for all of you. I know that Ronan picked her just for your family. The picture with her thumb in her mouth looks JUST LIKE RONAN!! Congratulations on your sweetheart!

  95. Leigh

    After seeing this post and those beautiful pictures, I just had to make my first comment on this blog. Congratulations to you all on the arrival of your gorgeous Poppy!!! Based on the photos, she has managed to already have everyone wrapped around her little fingers! :-) Enjoy these first moments with her and know that you are surrounded by so.much.(ro)love! Welcome Poppy! XO

  96. Natalie Slone

    Beautiful….crying like a baby at your pics…Ro did a great job…xoxo…enjoy your family time. I think all of us think of you and your family as our family, and we’re all impatient for news. Lol!!!

  97. Emily

    Dear Maya, Poppy Ro is so precious and beautiful! So thankful and relieved to hear she is here with your family, safe and sound. Take care. xo

  98. Ed Lynch

    Couldnt be happier for the Thompson family having a new addition to the team. She is so beautiful and already has that tough chick look just like her mother and will keep her dad and brothers on their toes over the years!! Enjoy this time and dont worry about updating people for a while!

  99. Jamie

    The boys look so sweet and happy holding their baby sister! Gives me joy to see their sweet smiling faces! They are so cute and have the prettiest complextions! Congrats again! BIg hugs for you all! SO glad you shared this JOY!!! XO

  100. Donna M

    Ohhhh I see that Ro spice in her eyes ! Thank you for posting me and all my friends that follow you knew you were supposed to be induced last week! But like others here have said enjoy this precious / special time with your family you all deserve it soo much. Love and congratulations from another stranger that you and your Ronan have touched in the deepest way. Thanks Maya.

  101. Chris Van Hise (@cvanhise)

    Oh Maya, she is just GORGEOUS!!! I have been thinking about you so much, hoping that you are all over the moon about Poppy, although I know you are missing Ro. I know that he is right there in the center of all of this celebration, laughing his biggest laugh and loving her with all his heart!! I am so happy for you, Woody, Liam, Quinn, Ro, and baby Poppy <3 She is the luckiest little girl to have such a wonderful family!! Enjoy her tiny preciousness, every second of it, we will be here waiting when you find the time to blog :) Lots of love to all of you!

  102. Sarah

    Maya and family,
    Congratulations. You don’t know me, but I have followed your blog for a long time. I can only say that I can feel the love you all have for Poppy. I can feel the joy alongside the tears. May you find peace together as a family. Welcome, beautiful Poppy.

  103. Stephie

    *** FYI EVERYONE *** …
    From reading a lot of the comments I’ve noticed people maybe don’t know that Maya is a regular TWITTER user. For regular little updates, pictures, and general Rolove, go and follow Mama Maya @rockstarronan ….
    Through twitter we were able to see Poppy hours after her birth etc. Thankyou again Maya for sharing your darling daughter with us. Your family look so in love, and she’s just what you needed to bring a little light and love back into your lives after all you’ve endured. So happy for you all, she’s beautifulxxx

  104. Jill K.

    So happy for you and your family! She is a beauty!! I have been following your story for about 6 months now and I am very happy to see that Poppy is bringing much deserved joy and light back into your lives. :-)

  105. Sandra m

    Congrats to the Thompson Family. She is truly beautiful. May the joy lighten your hearts just a little bit.

  106. Gina

    Maya, I’ve been reading your blog for a long time and never written a comment but now I must. Poppy is PERFECT. Just perfect. Congratulations to you and I hope she’ll brighten your life and bring you happiness. I already know she’ll be an amazing girl who will inspire so many of us just like Ronan. Lots of love to you all! ♥

  107. Shannon Williams

    Congrats! Poppy is so sweet! I’m happy for the whole family. Wishing you all many many blessings!

  108. Natalia

    She is absolutely precious and gorgeous…take all the time in the world to be with your sweet little peanut and family! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing her with us!

  109. Sandi P

    What an exquisitely beautiful Poppy girl! Love her entire name and the pics with her family and Dr. RoJo are amazing. Ronan took such good care of her! I am sure he will continue to watch over her. Blessings to all.

  110. DessaLinn

    Oh Poppy! You were born into a massive fan club! You’re gorgeous & everyone is so overjoyed with your arrival! & man, you have the best family anyone could hope for. Your Mama is one amazing lady-ask the mafia she has here. Your daddy is beyond special as well as your big brothers. And although we are all so, so sad that Ronan is not here, we know you can feel him. <3
    Welcome little Poppy.
    Hey L&Q, you guys are the best brothers EVER! The love you have for your baby sister is seeping through your pores in those pictures!!
    Congrats to all of youThompson Family!!

  111. Laura

    Congratulations! I know that nothing will ever lessen the pain of losing Ronan, but I am so glad that Poppy is here to bring some extra joy to your family. You are an incredible momma! :)

  112. Allison

    Oh Maya. Little Poppy is absolutely breathtaking. I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time. And I am so happy that this little girl was brought to your family, you can feel the love she’s brought already. She will never replace your precious Ro but I believe she will bring some light into your lives. I am so happy for your family, and am anxiously awaiting beautiful and adorable pictures of her cute little face :)

  113. Dorit Figueroa

    Mazel Tov, Thompson family!!! She is beautiful. Enjoy her. May she bring you joy, peace and smiles today and forever!

  114. Tiffany E.

    Congratulations! She is PERFECTION. :) Sweet little muffin. Lots of love to your family.
    Will be waiting for updates on this little ray of sunshine. (My bday is April 7th and my twin girls are April 14th – they will be 8. All I can say to you is watch out! This little Aries girl will keep you all hoppin’!) xoxo

  115. Sarah

    Oh, I’m so happy to see Poppy’s perfect face on your blog today!!! Been checking like a loon ;) HUGE BLESSINGS to the WHOLE family!! So excited for you all. I bet Ronan is so proud :”)

  116. Mary Duggan

    Dear Maya and Family

    Every conceivable blessing to a family so deserving of this precious bundle of love. Enjoy every moment. Hugs and love, the Duggan Sisters (friends of Meghan Martinez and the Ronan Foundation)

    Best. News. Ever.

  117. laura

    I’ve looked at the pictures again and again with so much joy. Life is so bittersweet…I know Poppy doesn’t make it all better but she sure is cute!
    I had my 2nd son after my husband was in an awful accident…and I just couldn’t wrap my head around the whole thing…life had become hard and I wasn’t sure I could handle a baby in my new world…until I met my son officially on his birth day. That day changed me…and I realized that the pain and suffering aren’t fair but the good times are cherished in a whole new way. I’m sure that makes sense to you too. I live more day by day than I ever used to…and though I miss who I was before…sometimes things seem simpler.
    Anyway — I couldn’t be any happier for all of you. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I know I don’t know you but somehow I feel like I know all of you…and as I knew you were in labor I just wanted so much to know how you all were…thanks for sharing all with us.
    Hope things are going smoothly with everything…she’s so perfect.

  118. Teresa Hoover

    Congradulations!!! I’m sure Rockstar Ronan hand picked her just for you. Take time and be happy.
    Prayers always
    Teresa Hoover
    Asheboro, NC

  119. Bobbie

    Congratulations to you and your entire family. She is absolutely adorable. You know the old wive’s tales say all that hair is what caused your 9 months of being sick. But, how awesome! Thanks for sharing your special moment with us.

  120. Kristin

    congratulations-I am so happy for you and your family.I love that you all actually named her Poppy. Happy birthday little girl. I know Ronan, Liam and Quinn are loving their roles as big brothers. Take care. Much love from Philadelphia:)

  121. Casie

    Beautiful Precious Poppy :) You have joined the most loving, caring and courageous family.
    The strength they have is beyond words…and for you little one, Welcome ! You not only look like your mama but will be shown the world by the best mama ever.

    Love from WA

  122. Beth

    Maya….the pictures of your sweet Poppy are so heartwarming. The joy in your faces as you all look at that sweet baby girl brings such joy to my heart. No family deserves this sweet gift of happiness more than you all do. Ronan, most definitely sent that sweet angel your way. Sending you all love, peace and hope today and always. xx
    PS. I’m in love with Girlfriends hair…she’s just the sweetest!

  123. Emily

    Congratulations on beautiful baby Poppy Ronan! Wishing her health and happiness! She is too cute for words! Thank you for sharing Ronan with us. He inspires me everyday, as do you.

  124. Jamie

    I was so worried about you! Congratulations, she is BEAUTIFUL! I was so happy when I got email notification of this post, then I burst into tears. My boyfriend was all “What’s wrong?” “HER NAME IS POPPY RONAN!!!!” I love it so much. I couldn’t be happier, you guys so deserve this joy.

  125. Helen

    Congratulations to you all….she is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the pictures of her – I am so happy to see this post

  126. Kim F - St Louis

    What a beautiful little baby girl. Ronan, thank you for taking care of your little sis and making sure she got to your mommy, daddy and brothers safely. You are already the bestest big brother ever.

    Thinking of you guys and smiling.

  127. Dawn Grimm

    I am so happy for you all! She is just absolutely beautiful! I have been checking in probably 5 times a day, at the very least, even though I get an email when your site has been updated ;) Enjoy every minute!

  128. Sofia

    congratulations mama maya <3 baby poppy is precious, i'm crying. she is so lucky to be born into such a beautiful family, and have such amazing people who are going to love her so much and look after her always, including ro. i feel so happy. love from soph <33

  129. Cynthia Machowski

    Awwww, she’s so darn cute!! And what a head of hair!!! Also your boys are gorgeous! You all look so happy, I know underneath you are very sad that Ronan is not there to meet and enjoy his new baby sister. Did you really name her Poppy? I’m so happy for your family and so very sad at the same time…keep writing you blog, I love hearing about your family and it keeps me aware of childhood cancer and what I can do to help!

  130. Julia

    Maya and family,
    Wow!!! Congrats. She is just perfect. I was so excited when I saw your post because Poppy shares a birthday with me and with my grandmother! Very special. I don’t think it’s a coincidence. ;) Welcome to the world, special girl. Ro loves you so very much.
    Love always,

  131. Janie

    Ah, she is such a beautiful baby! A little bit of Ronan, and so much special, unique, one in a million Poppy! No doubt you’re on an emotional roller coaster, but I hope you and your precious family will be able to enjoy this wonderful ‘babymoon’ for as long as you want to. The rest of us can certainly be put on the back burner and wait for further updates until you’re good and ready to share……but more pictures would be nice ;)

  132. t.gray

    POPPY! You made it Earthside. How perfect are you, miss pretty young thing. Your brother, Ronan, will be lingering extra close-by in the days to follow. Keep those tiny peepers open for him; you will feel his presence all around. You are loved like crazy, girl. Blessings from the Gray Gang in Portland.

  133. Liz

    Congratulations, Maya and family! What a gorgeous little girl, and she’s so lucky to be born into your loving, strong, compassionate and brave family.

  134. Lynne

    I have been following your blog but never posted before. I feel a need to say how beautiful your little girl is a what a sweet addition to your family she is.

  135. AidensMommie

    Awwwwh!!! She is SO beautiful! Congratulations!! I’m so extremely happy for you all! Seriously her little face just made my entire day! ( :

  136. thehetricksix

    Welcome Poppy!! I imagine Ro is so proud of himself for gathering SO many people together to anticipate his baby sister’s arrival! He has probably been laughing and laughing at how many times his page has been “refreshed” on thousands of computers, these last few days. That stinker. I don’t even care, it was worth it. You, Baby Girl, are just perfection. Those eyes, THAT HAIR, that tiny face!! Wowzers! So sweet to see your big brothers oh-so-smitten!!! You are so RO-loved!!

  137. Holli Benefield

    She is so pretty just like Ronan and the rest
    Of your family. Best Wishes to you and your
    family. Y’all are such an inspiration for me.
    I 💜 Y’ALL < Have lots of fun with Poppy🍼👶

  138. madkysmom

    I could not be happier for all of you.
    She is such a beautiful addition to your family
    I just know all 3 of your boys are tickled pink!!
    What a lucky girl to have a guardian angel as special as Ronan!!

  139. Leslie

    I’ve checked in every day waiting for this post. She’s stunning! Congrats to all of you. You are now a family of 6!

  140. Jessica

    Ach wie süß
    Herzlichen Glückwunsch und alles Gute für euch alle!
    Liebe Grüße von Deutschland
    ♥ ♥ ♥ Ronan wir denken an Dich ♥ ♥ ♥

  141. Oonagh Grant

    She’s beautiful! Congrats to all of you! I saw a little boy yesterday who looked like Ronan and I cried. God bless you and your beautiful family of 6 xxxxxx <3

    Oonagh in Ireland :)

  142. chucktine

    She is beautiful! Congrats to your family. Ronan’s story has really touched my life….my girls will be singing “Ronan” at Relay for Life cancer fundraiser in May.

  143. chucktine

    She is so beautiful! Congratulations to all of you! Ronan’s story has really touched my life. My daughters are singing “Ronan” at a Relay for Life cancer fundraiser in May. Thank you for sharing your journey.

  144. Larissa Meves

    Parabéns sua bebê é muito linda, que Deus abençoe sua família. Me emocionei muito com a história do pequeno príncipe Ronan que esta em paz agora, bjsss ;) Stay Strong

  145. Jo

    Congratulations to all of you on the safe arrival of gorgeous Poppy! I let out an audible squeal when there was a new post with her adorable face on it. May she bring an abundance of love and happiness into all of your lives. x

  146. Nicole

    Congratulations Thompson Family! Poppy is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing this special time with all of us and take all the time you need for eachother and your sweet new addition. Wishing you all so much happiness and peace.

  147. Phaedra

    I love the pictures. What a beautiful girl. Love her adoring dad and brothers. Looks like they are worshipping her! So glad everything went well and I love that beautiful Poppy Ronan name. Absolutely perfect!

  148. KT

    Sobbed when I saw this!!! Took my breathe away!! Ro’s GiGi next to her new blanky. The
    most beautiful pictures ever. Love to you and your precious family!!!!

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  150. Beth

    I have never posted to your site before, but have been following your blog for a long time now. You and your family have been such an inspiration to me and I am so in awe of how you have dealt with the most shitty situation any family could be given. You are an amazing woman of such grace and beauty and you deserve all the good things life can give. I know this must be such a bittersweet time in your lives, a beautiful new life, amidst the grief that you have to face every day. I know that your precious Poppy will never replace your beloved Ronan, but I pray that she brings the joy back into your lives that you so deserve.

    With love from Texas.

  151. jessica

    i have Ronan on repeat on my ipod. i usually get boerd listening to songs more than once, but Ronan is different. i have a love for Ro that i have for nothing else. he is amazing, i know he is looking down on poppy and smiling at how perfect she is. congratulations on this sweet little girl. her name is so fitting,with her poppy eyes.
    im in love with her already!

  152. mamawendi

    OMG- She couldn’t be more beautiful! I remember the feeling of never wanting to put my babies down. People use to say he will never learn to walk if you don’t put him down. Well they all walk. I am so happy for all of you. The picture with GiGi brought tears to my eyes. Very sweet! I think of all of ya’s every day. I hope you are feeling well after giving birth take it easy don’t rush back to anything. Take care Love yas all and Thanks for the cute pic’s. That little Quinn is stealing my heart.

  153. Jenna

    She is gorgeous! She looks like Ronan to me. Of course what would I know. Enjoy your family time you do deserve it. Much live and happiness. I imagine Ronsn is thrilled. XO

  154. Sofia

    Congratulations, dear Maya, may Poppy be healthy and happy, may she fill your family with love and strength, beauty and peace! your precious Ronan is always in your and in our hearts, and Poppy will always have him with her every step and every smile. with love from New York.

  155. Ana

    Maya- what a beautiful little girl!! Words can’t describe the joy I feel for the entire Thompson clan right now! I can’t stop looking at these photos of Poppy; they are gorgeous. You all look so beautiful and so in love. Congratulations RoMama!!

  156. myshutterspeedlife

    Congratulations! She is a beauty. I know Ronan has known her since before she was born and was right there delivering her to you, safe and sound. Poppy Ronan Thompson – Perfection! XOXO

  157. Rachel

    CONGRATS!!! She is absolutely gorgeous and I see some Ronan in her face!! :-) Here’s to many, many wonderful years of raising her to be a kind, open-minded, fighter just like you! :-)

  158. Jami Thomas

    I typed Fuckin’ Perfect into search looking for my fave P!nk song to kick off my music and Ronan’s page comes up? How is that even possible? Must be because Poppy is Fuckin’ Perfect…that’s all I got

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