Happy Thursday, friends!
Well in the past 13 days our whole world has changed, since we welcomed the newest addition of our family — Baby Girl Grace Catherine Connor — on December 16. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind since then (especially when I landed back in the hospital with an infection two days after giving birth), and all I can say is thank the lord Chris’ parents are here! How anyone does this without help is beyond me!
Anyway, Grace’s first Christmas has come and gone, and she is adjusting very well to her new life. Lotte, as a surprise to no one, has also become the ultimate big sister, taking to giving kisses to her little sister every single chance she can.
In other words, we’re all just happily ensconced in Newborn World right now, as tiring and stressful as it may be, at times.
I hope you guys all had an amazing holiday and are looking forward to a fun, festive and prosperous New Year!
Here’s a bit of our life, lately, which basically includes lots and lots of amazing newborness 😉
The Four of Us
^^ Our hero Aussie Nan, and her accomplice Aussie Poppa, below 😉 Lotte doesn’t get to spend a lot of time with her Australian grandparents, for obvious reasons, so it’s beyond adorable watching her grow to love and adore them while they’re here now.
^^ Our very last photo as a family of three before heading to the hospital on Saturday, December 16, to have Baby G.
^^ Big sister Lotte was pretty much smitten from the second she saw her little sister.
^^ Newborns change like crazy, don’t they!? I don’t even remember Grace ever looking like this, and I’m so glad we did the newborn photos in the hospital to cherish forever.
^^ First car ride!
^^ The cutest little cupcake ‘G’ from Nan for Grace’s arrival home.
^^ Look at this dad, just rockin’ it with his two little ladies 😉
^^ I have the same photo of Lotte when she was five days old – I’m sentimental like that.
^^ Nan & Poppa took great care of Lotte while we were in the hospital with Grace, and then took great care of both Grace and Lotte when we were back in the hospital for two nights only two days later :/
^^ Denver adventures with Nan and Poppa!
^^ We spent Christmas Eve with my cousin and her family, which included their new baby, Oliver, who was born only two days before Grace!
^^ The most amazing holiday outfits you’ve ever seen. Period.
^^ Cutest grandparents lovin’ up on some grandkids!
^^ Baby’s first Christmas, and Lotte made sure it was a fun one.
^^ Our little babes, all dressed for the holiday <3
^^ Touching noses.
^^ Merry, merry!
^^ Bright-eyed and ready to take on the world!
^^ Baby’s first bath! It was with big sister, and it was a success!
^^ Me with my two babes <3 This was actually taken when I landed back in the hospital, and having these two come visit was definitely what kept me going.
And that has been our holiday so far in a nutshell, friends. Have a great New Year and we’ll see you back here soon!
Bis bald, friends!