Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Our New Addition

Life around here sure has changed a lot over the last couple of weeks! 

...tiny toes


...that infant smell

...sweet little cries

We welcomed Miss Reese Ann into the world on 6/11/2011b at 2:57am EST.  She weighed in at 6lb 11oz and was 19 1/4 inches tall. 

(Did you get that?  She was 6/11 on 6/11...cool huh?)

We are so in love with this girl.  At 17 days old, she generally only wakes once per night to feed and then goes right back to sleep. 

And she fits so perfectly into our family.  It's like she's been with us forever.

I will share her birth story and more pictures in another post. 

The last trimester of my pregnancy was pretty hard for me.  Thankfully, I didn't have any physical complications but I was just so exhausted.  I worked until the day before she was born.  It was hard...really hard.  My poor family hardly got home-cooked meals those last few weeks.  Blogging was the last thing I felt like doing.  I did keep up with all of you, though!  I read and wished I had the energy to update my own space.

The good news is that I am on maternity leave from work until September!  I am excited to get back to writing and being a little more active online.  I am also excited because I get to spend the WHOLE SUMMER home with Kelsey.  She is ten and this is the first time I have ever been able to be a "stay at home mom" with her.  It's going to be a monumental time for us...even if all we do is stay home and hold the baby :-)

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  1. Goodness gracious - she is absolutely beautiful.

  2. congratulations on your beautiful new baby girl!

  3. Baby Reese is so precious! Congratulations! Love this picture in her tutu. (:>)

    Enjoy your maternity leave with your family!

    God Bless!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  4. She is so precious! And I am glad you get to spend this summer with your two girls doing the stay at home Mom thing :) Enjoy every minute!

  5. She is adorable! Staying home is a good thing, you'll enjoy it sooo much!
    Congratulations on you new little addition!

  6. Yay, congrats Erin! She's precious :)

  7. Oh Erin, she's absolutely beautiful! Congratulations.

  8. Congratulations Erin! She is beautiful. Love the name too! We just welcomed our little girl, Annalise, on May 23. Love that new baby smell and holding them all the time! Enjoy your summer with your girls.

  9. Cute, cute, cute so cute! Congratulations! xxx