Two weeks ago we welcomed Adelaide Jane into our family! We are absolutely smitten with this sweet babe and are so, so happy that we got to meet her three weeks earlier than we were anticipating.
The past two weeks have been good, but also the tiniest bit overwhelming. Everything is okay with Adelaide right now, but we’ve been in and out of the pediatrician’s many times as she’s being monitored a little closer than most babies are. In addition to that (and the normal lack of sleep due to having a newborn in the house) Caleb’s been having to keep up with classes – grad school doesn’t stop when you have a new baby and since we were expecting her to arrive closer to the end of the semester, we thought he’d be a bit further along in projects. Plus we’ve tried to keep Hadden in his regular activities and therapies as well. We owe a HUGE thank you to my mom and two of my sisters who have alternated visits to help out. It has been a tremendous help to have an extra set of hands around at all times and all three of them went above and beyond to make things easier on us.
My original plan was to have blog posts scheduled for the first few weeks of Adelaide’s life so that I wouldn’t leave the blog silent during that time and could focus on her, but the combination of my bout with influenza and her early arrival means that my plan got derailed. Instead I’ll probably be digging some of my favorite posts out of the archives to share during this time – keep in touch with me on Facebook to see them! In the meantime, check out this post introducing Hadden who is almost four years old now!
Thanks for celebrating the arrival of our sweet girl with us! I’ll be responding to comments and e-mails as soon as I’m able to, but it might take me a bit longer than normal!