Sadie

A Month

Somehow a month has passed since Sadie was born. It was one of the fastest, hardest, and best months of my life.

We’ve had so many firsts that I never want to forget.

First bath, first family walk, first diaper blowout (I guess I could forget that one!), first date night for mom and dad, first time at church.

First reflex smile, my first day on my own with Sadie, first mom brain moment, and probably a few others I’m forgetting!

What a month of learning and loving.

Learning that our life is forever changed and absolutely loving that change, even in the hard moments. Or after reflecting on the hard moments 😉

A month of realizing that Jimmy and I are a team. A month of laughter and less sleep. A month of cuddles and rocking and discovering what Sadie likes and doesn’t like.

A month of diaper changes, tiny socks, swaddle blankets, cute outfits, learning to do things with one hand, and figuring out how baby gear works.

A month of lots of laundry, dirty floors, and eating dinner on the couch. A month of staring at Sadie’s every feature and soaking her in as she grows and changes every day.

A month of tears of sadness from not knowing what we’re doing and tears of joy over the blessing of our little one and new life as a family.

A month of support and help from loved ones and friends. A month of new priorities and joys.

A month of prayers of praise and thanks and asking for guidance. It has been such a blessed month. God has been so very good to us.

I can’t wait to see what Sadie’s second month of life brings!

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She’s Here!

I’m so happy to announce that Jimmy and I welcomed our daughter Sadie Mae into the world last week!

We are completely smitten with our baby girl and are in awe that God blessed us with her sweet little soul! The love we feel for her has helped us to more fully grasp the love God has for us, and it is so beautiful.

We are soaking in these newborn days and cherishing each and every moment as we adjust to our life as a family of three (or six, if you count our fur babies!). Thank you to everyone who has followed along with our pregnancy and now new life as parents.

The comments, emails, texts, support, prayers, encouragement, and love we have received mean the world to us. I’ll be back soon to share miss Sadie’s birth story!

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17