So far June has been one of the craziest months to date for our little family… as if bringing home our second baby didn’t throw enough of a curve ball in our schedule, we decided that moving two weeks later would really spice things up! We are beyond thrilled to have found a new house and not only that but it is a little bigger, a little newer and REALLY close! What we didn’t bargain for was having to move either 9 months pregnant or with a few week old baby. Turns out, once again God had the timing all worked out! Our original close date was just 4 days before Noelle was born and even though we were so bummed that things just seemed to fall apart and our plans were totally messed up- it all worked out beautifully. We ended up getting to bring our baby home to our first home… one that we we can now affectionately remember as the first place our family of 4 lived under one roof! We might not have thought this would be the case but as we left our little town home, Kurt and I both found ourselves with tears in our eyes as we prepared to move on to the new house. I am left feeling very nostalgic about the many wonderful memories we will leave in that home but also very grown up and excited as we start down this new road from a new address:-)
No matter how prepared you are for a move you never quite realize how HUGE a job it really is. This experience has left me with gratitude coming out my ears for our lovely family and how much time, energy and love they poured into moving us. It was a solid two days (plus a few more) of boxing, unpacking, cleaning and moving all with 2 little ones underfoot most of the time. With the memory of it so fresh in my mind I can safely say that I don’t ever want to move again… and I think I can speak for our families when I say, they hope so too! Thank you so much to those of you who put your lives on hold, showed up first thing in the morning and stayed until dark making sure we were settled and put away! You guys are the best!
So… all this to say that since day 10, the last few weeks have been busy, busy, busy… here’s a little bit of what we’ve been up to. Hopefully our lives will soon find some kind of normal pattern and we can get back to some regular blogging and playing, dinner with friends and summer fun!
Oh did I mention that we are leaving on our annual Herig family vacation to Bethany Beach Delaware on Friday. Four hour flight and a 3 hour drive with our 2 year old and our 4 week old… AHHHH! Guess we just LOVE the craziness 🙂
I’m not really sure where the days have gone. If you asked me I’d say we’ve been home just a few days, not 10! Though I don’t feel that tired or out of sorts, as I looked through our pictures from the past 2 weeks I couldn’t believe how much has gone on, how much has changed and how little of each day I actually remember. I’m wondering how present in my current life I am… Here’s hoping this is all just part of the process of getting used to being a mom of 2! Here’s a run down of what we’ve been up to:
Happy Happy Birthday to our GIRL!
June 1, 2010 at 7:11 p.m.
7 pounds 20 inches
And what a wonderfully blessed day it was! We are so truly thankful for every prayer said in preparation for the birth of our sweet girl! Boy, were they answered… ABUNDANTLY! After Ava’s birth experience (a 40 hour labor, a posterior baby, 3+ hours of pushing and a vacuum delivery), it is safe to say we were slightly traumatized and had a few nerves as we prepared to go through it again. In the end we decided to be open to anything that would help us along and to just pray, pray, pray!
God took good care of us. From the time my water broke at 8:00 a.m., we had an 11 hour labor! The baby was in the correct position, we had a great midwife and 2 nurses who were there from beginning to end, a wonderful anesthesiologist (who is officially my new best friend – not only for the stellar epidural he placed in my back, but afterward he called me a “skinny girl”- even though he probably says that to all the girls, I couldn’t even help the grin that spread across my face- haha!), I pushed for 26 minutes, heard “it’s a girl!” from Kurt, and got to hold little Noelle the minute she was born! I bawled my eyes out from the last few pushes on… not from ANY pain but from shear shock and joy that this was our birth story and how perfect it was!
Just got checked in- no contractions yet (obviously) but getting ready for our hour long walking tour of ABQ Health Partners Womens Hospital!
Taking a break from watching the Food Network to grab a picture (I think Kurt just woke up from his nap) 🙂
Our first family of 4 picture!
The first of MANY MANY smooches! Ava is totally in love with “our new baby”!
Our little Ellie in her going home outfit!
She is just so cute… we can’t seem to get enough of her!