Wednesday, February 6, 2013


In case you're wondering why I've been missing for the last few weeks...

I will spare the details of labor and delivery, but I will say that I did go into labor on my own and I did have a successful VBAC!

Now I want to share the newest joy that has come into our lives!

On her due date, I had an ultrasound that estimated her to weigh 7 lbs, 12 oz.  All we could see was her nose, one chubby cheek and some fat rolls on her side!  Two days later, Eleanor weighed in at a whopping 8 lbs, 5 oz and was 20 inches long...and you could still see the fat rolls!

My husband was my rock through labor and delivery. He took care of me and supported me, and wouldn't take no for an answer, even when I felt like giving up.

I had some special visitors in the hospital.  They were very loving and kind to their little sister!

This was a few hours before we were released.

The big brothers were very happy to welcome her home.  They have been so loving and helpful!

She attended mommy's one-week check-up and behaved very well.  The  midwife I normally see was not in the office, but her nurse made a point to take a picture and text her.

To this mom, there is nothing better than watching a sleeping baby.  I still go in at night and watch the big boys sleep.  They are so peaceful and innocent, and it melts my heart to hold a sleeping baby.

Still loving those chubby cheeks...

So this is where I have been the last few weeks...awaiting her arrival, and now trying to find a new normal.  Homeschool reviews for The Schoolhouse Review Crew start back soon, and I hope to get back into regular blogging now that things are settling back down.  For now, though, I'm enjoying cuddling with the kiddos and resting.


  1. Congrats on your new bundle of joy she is adorable!! I have to agree with you I could sit for so long watching a sleeping little ones glad you are enjoying the time with the littlest one while you still can. Looking forward to the upcoming crew reviews!! Have a great week!

  2. Congratulations!! She is adorable!! I love all that hair too!! And your boys look so thrilled about exciting!!

  3. Congrats, Brittany!!!!!!!! She is beautiful!!! I love her cheeks! So precious! I too love to hold and look at my sleeping babies! Rest well! Congrats again!!

  4. Thank you everyone! She's definitely charmed everyone in the house already. Big brothers are infatuated, and mommy and daddy are so blessed with our family!

  5. Congratulations! She is beautiful!