Our first few days in Delaware have been amazing! Morning walks on the beach, afternoon card games during nap time, evenings over at Kevin’s Aunt’s house, mostly in her amazing pool with a view, but also enjoying her delicious dinners. I’m pretty sure she’s the best seafood chef ever! So far I’ve just been carrying around my phone and I thought I’d share some snaps from our trip!
We got our family photos back and we are just obsessed. Betty was so tiny and simply the perfect addition to our family. Anabelle is so loving and the perfect big sister. I couldn’t be more proud of her. Kevin and I are just in love with our little family and I think these pictures in our home captured just that!
All photos by Lucky Heart Photography. (Christi also did our wedding photos and Anabelle’s one year photos!)
I can’t believe it’s already been six weeks with Betty! I’m a little late here with her one month post by a week and a half, but at least the picture was only a couple days late. She’s been packing on the chub so those cheeks are beyond kissable! And she smiles! It just melts my heart when I look down at her and just say hi and she gives me the biggest smile. It’s not just the smile that spreads across her entire face, but her eyes just completely light up. She not that fresh, fragile, little, sleepy newborn anymore. She’s spending more time awake just watching us buzz around her, she’s cooing (man I love that!) and every once in a while giving me some spectacular blow outs. I love every single moment of every stage! I mean, I already miss that fresh newborn smell and she’s already too big for her newborn clothes, and I’m not fond of the poops, but man I get excited for every new thing she does.
Today, Kevin and I are celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary. 3 years!! How has it already been 3 years?! Now we are just an old married couple with two kids… And I wouldn’t change a thing! I love the adventure that we have set off on together and we always seem to be on the same page every step of the way. I didn’t expect marriage to be easy, but marrying Kevin has been a piece of cake, the most fun time, and best way to spend the last three years! I can’t wait to see what is in store for us these next three years, let alone the rest of our lives!
I love you, Kevin!
So many of my fondest memories have now happened in the hospital. My two daughters. It’s not the nurses waking me every few hours to check on me and the baby, the pain, or the pain killers that I remember so much. It’s that newborn smell, those first hours of getting to know my daughters, seeing everyone’s faces as they meet their new family member, their faces when we announce their names, the love in their eyes as they hold them. And when I say they, I am obviously talking about two separate stays, one with Anabelle and the most recent with Betty. I wouldn’t trade those memories for a thing. And this time around was even a little sweeter, because I got to watch Anabelle’s love for her little sister blossom, and it was something I couldn’t have even imagined. I didn’t get a photo this time around of every single visitor. To be fair, the first night I was a bit drugged up. But I treasure the moments that I and whoever I handed the camera off to were able to capture.
And in case you care to flip back, here’s Anabelle’s hospital stay and Betty’s birth story.