I know I have completely been missing from the blog for months! Let me explain. Our second little miracle came into our lives on December 30, 2014. And, for the four months prior to her arrival we had been meeting with her gorgeous birth momma and working towards this baby girl’s delivery. I suppose my priorities were focused on getting my second beautiful daughter to my family and the blog took a back seat. I sure hope you’ll forgive me because this little miracle is so darn beautiful I can hardly stand it! (And, it might be just a smidge longer before I seriously get back to blogging recipes. In my eyes, my babies are only this little once and I don’t want to miss out on these precious days. But, I do have a post that will be coming shortly on make-ahead freezer meals that I can’t wait to share with you. So, stay tuned!)
Adeline Joy weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz., and was 19″ long. As with our first amazing miracle, we also chose to have an open adoption with Addie’s birth mom and she was gracious enough to allow me and my husband in the delivery room during Addie’s arrival to this world. Words cannot explain the amazing experience of this grand event!
When little Adeline was discharged from the hospital 48 hours later we loaded her in her car seat and headed home. This is when Evie met her baby sister for the first time. Evie was THRILLED and literally jumped up and down with excitement when we walked through the door. She adores her baby sister and it’s SO sweet to watch her interact with Addie. I am so grateful these sisters have each other!
We are seriously head-over-heels in love with this beautiful baby girl. She is so sweet and such a mild-tempered baby. We cannot get enough of her. If we didn’t have to do anything else (you know . . . like laundry, eat, shower, etc.) then we would NEVER put her down.
Adeline’s birth mom has one of the biggest hearts I have ever witnessed. She knows how to truly love better than most. She loves our little Addie so much and we are grateful that she had the strength and the GREAT amount of love to break her own heart (and trust me, she did!) to give Addie a better life than what she can currently offer. Addie’s birth mom is one strong, courageous, brave, faithful, and loving woman. There are no words to describe the amount of gratitude and love we hold in our hearts for this beautiful woman. We are grateful to have an open adoption with her and welcome all of her love in our family. I mean, can there ever be too much love? I think not.
We feel like Adeline is truly “home” and, like Evie, was always meant to be in our family. Our “new” family of four is, without a doubt, a miracle in our lives. We love our little family and the way it has come about. I feel like we are just walking through each day with a big giant heart wrapped around us. The love is indescribable and I am madly in love with our sweet family.
(I obviously love adoption, and open adoption in particular. I am happy to answer questions, offer advice and/or explanations if desired. Don’t hesitate to leave a comment or send me a private email.)