It’s been a beautiful few days. Sleep is obviously going to be the trickiest part of the puzzle in the coming weeks, but even two days beyond the birth, and I’m regaining strength and feeling good overall. The family is all adjusting well to the upset routine of things, and the husband I’ve always known to be great has stepped up even more than ever to love the rest of us well — making sure I eat and rest, spending time with the kids, keeping the kitchen going and clean, and being an all-around Super Dad. I love the guy with all my heart as it is, but there is something truly attractive about a strong, burly man serving his wife and family in the most humbling ways. I don’t mean to brag, but I can’t help but gush my gratitude for him. Thanks babe.
I’ve been so overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and encouragement coming in from friends and family over our new addition. People are asking me what they can do to help and support us during this time. Truthfully, I feel upheld in prayer, at peace with our current challenges, and optimistic that we will get through the next few weeks with relatively few bumps. I guess we’ll see!
We welcome visitors as long as those visitors are healthy and not at risk for exposing us to illness. We are open to meals, although, I’m really more interested in meaningful visits with friends (with or without food) than anything else. If there is a time you would like to stop in, don’t hesitate to call or email me. I promise I will be honest if a particular day or time isn’t good for us, but we really are looking forward to quality time with people we care about and for the opportunity to share our little bundle.
This week we did a simple photo at home of the 7 of us together. The other photos in this post were also taken in the same hour of this sweet baby, at 2 days old. I love wide-awake newborn photos — seeing straight into those brand new eyes that are taking in the strange world around. It feel like an intimate look into the personality that will unfold as the months go by.
One photo a week of our family throughout the year. 9/52
Thanks again for following our journey and for the enthusiasm surrounding our daughter’s birth. Be in touch if you would like to visit. Many thanks!