She’s finally here! Our sweet baby girl, Adeline Anita Rich, was born on December 30th, 2016 at 12:38 am, weighing 6 pounds 5 ounces, and measuring 21 inches! She’s more precious & perfect than we ever could have imagined.
My heart is so full – I can’t even begin to describe how amazing the feeling of finally holding your very own little human in your arms is. She is so tiny, and so sweet. Seeing Joey with our daughter is the best thing I ever could have imagined. He loves her so much, and is already the most wonderful dad. I couldn’t ask for a better person to hold my hand through this new journey into parenthood. ❤️
Addie is doing very well so far! She’s definitely a night owl at this point (I’m not surprised – She was always most active at night in my belly), but hopefully at some point she will decide the nocturnal life is not so fun. She’s such a quick learner, so nursing is going great! She loves to be all bundled up, and she loves snuggling! She loves wearing mittens, or having her hands covered up. She really dislikes having her diaper changed since it means having to take her clothes off!
Scout loves his baby sis! He gave her the tiniest little kiss on the cheek when he first met her – It was the sweetest thing! He is so respectful of her, but also so curious about her! He keeps his distance, but he’s always close enough to see what’s going on, and he is the first to check out what’s wrong anytime she cries!
My mom is still here for another week or so, which is so nice. I am so thankful to have her here to help us out. Joey and I are both so, so tired and it’s such a relief to be able to lay down and get a few minutes of sleep, knowing she’s with someone who loves her and is taking great care of her. We are both so grateful to have such close-knit, caring families! They are really so important. Adeline is such a lucky girl to get to grow up with two sets of the most remarkable grandparents, a bunch of uncles who already love her beyond words, two aunties who are some of the best mamas I know and are going to be amazing aunts too, and so many other people who are going to fill her life with so much love & joy.
I’m going to get her birth story up on the blog right away, for those of you who want all the little details!