New Arrivals for the New Year

While we were beginning to doubt that the day would ever arrive, Lucy Noelle finally made her appearance on December 27, 2012.

Weighing in at 8 pounds, 15 ounces, she was almost twice the size of her sister at birth (five weeks longer in utero can make that difference).


I was scheduled to be induced the morning of Dec. 27, but on Dec 26 around 4pm I started having contractions unlike any I had previously felt in this pregnancy.  By 10pm they were pretty regular and strong and we were on our way to the hospital.  I’d like to say it was an easy birth, but 13 hours of active labor was pretty rough.  At 11:26am, Lucy Noelle arrived in the world.  DSC04308

She is healthy and alert and an amazing addition to our already blessed family.  LC is an amazing big sister who likes to help and be with her baby sister.  We couldn’t have asked for more.

We’ll post more photos and stories in the days to come, but for now we’re learning how to parent a newborn all over again – not to mention how to do it with an almost two year old.  It is an exciting and exhausting time but a tremendous way to be starting 2013.

Thank you for all the love and support throughout the pregnancy and across the miles.  When I started this blog the main goal was to stay in touch with the East Coast as we lived in the West and our family is very lucky that it has worked so well to be able to do just that.

Happy New Year to all!




  1. Aunt Joan says:

    Happy New Year to the 4 of you.We knew that L.C. would be the best of sisters.And L.N. is so pretty.Good job mom and dad.

  2. Four score and seven minutes ago, I read a sweet arltice. Lol thanks

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