Friday, October 10, 2008

our life lately

Can't believe it's been so long since I blogged, but I've been stuck in babyland--and happily so.
Tomorrow Addison will be 2 weeks old, and I am shocked at how quickly the days have passed.

Today we had our 2 week doctor's appointment, and she has surpassed her birth weight and height and is just a content little thing. Patrick and I have thanked God for our special blessing repeatedly.

Her delivery went well. We found out on Thursday, the 25th, that the little Addy-girl was breech--her head right under my heart {just as I was inside my mom}, and our c-section was decisive and scheduled. Patrick and I enjoyed a dinner with my family at Loveless Cafe that night and a date night the next night, but all we could think about was how our life was about to totally change.

We went into the hospital at 7:30 a.m. and prepped for surgery at 9. I was holding my little sweetie by 9:26. The cesarean was surreal. My doctor talked me through the whole thing, and when I heard Addison's first cry, I laughed out loud. My family, who was in the waiting room just next to the operating room, heard both sounds and felt such relief and peace.

We stayed in the hospital until Tuesday, and then came home. My mom stayed with us for several days, and it was truly one of the most special times. I don't know what I would have done without her, and having a daughter--even just for a few days so far--has made me love my mom even more than I realized I could.

Our time at home has been measured from feeding to feeding. Time in between is either spent showering, sleeping, or writing thank you notes. Of course, mostly I find myself staring at my little girl.

We are completely exhausted, but we feel very blessed and humbled. We are learning to depend on God in a whole new way, and we are so thankful to be His.


Brooke said...

She is beautiful!! I am so glad that everything went so well! Congratulations and enjoy your new baby girl!

Katie said...

It all sounds wonderful! She is just beautiful and I am so glad that everything went perfectly.

J said...

Oh Kristy, she is just so cute.
Glad we talked the other day. Miss you.

Lori said...

she is precious! i'm glad things are going well. i hope the adjustment continues to be a blessing. :)

Tiffany Norris said...

Such a sweet post! Glad you're all doing well. :)

Jodie said...

Kristy... I amso very happy for you. Addison is absolutely beautiful! I miss my girls being babies and boy does it go by so fast. Enjoy each and every moment. Before you know it she'll be turning 10. Miss you!