Maggie Everett joined us on March 12th at 1:05 am, weighing 7.6 lbs and 20" long. By the time she arrived, I was 12 days past my due date (Hazel was 15!). Apparently my womb is a mix of hot baked cookies, puppies, and freshly laundered sheets that makes our girls not want to ever come out.
Ahh that moment you meet your baby it's truly one of the most amazing moments in life. That part honestly makes me want to have about fifty babies, the other parts well they make me want to stick to the single digits. Hard to believe Maggie is already 12 weeks old.
The past 3 months have flown by and I've found the transition from 1 to 2 kids much easier than the 0 to 1 adjustment.
Cultural side note: NZ has a huge breastfeeding initiative and it's just the norm here. So if you are doing something besides that, don't expect to hear Journey's, "Open Arms" playing in your hospital room.
As great at birthcare was, it was nice to be home. Hazel was so excited to have her new sister under the same roof.
I could regale you with tales of leaky boobs and diaper blowouts but I think we will just hit the highlights picture style. Here's some from the last few months.
Mother's Day "pup pup" outing:
A visit from "Gaga," Adam's mom:
Trips to the park:
One of our favourite stops, Juicy ice cream in Kumeu:
Still loves her scooter:
They start out so small:
Ahh those first smiles:
Almost as sweet as the newborn cuddles:
And right before your eyes they go from a newborn to a baby:
Maggie 2 months old:
Now 3 months old:
And no post would be complete without a scenery shot: