Little Sister has arrived!

Well, four months and a baby have happened since my last blog post. I think that’s the longest I’ve ever gone in my little blogmosphere… but, apparently, adding a newborn to everyday life with a toddler takes a little time getting used to.

I was 7 days past my due date, and pretty sure I was going to remain eternally pregnant. Since I was trying to avoid an induction if at all possible, I was doing everything I could to convince our little one to come out and meet us. Eating my weight in eggplant didn’t help, so I decided to take drastic measures and go on a 3-mile walk at 41 weeks pregnant (I only had to stop and potty once… go, me!) 8 hours later at 3AM, my water broke (more like torrentially gushed… sorry if that’s TMI)… and we knew it was Baby Day!

Our sweet little Sugar Muffin arrived on October 27, 2014 at 11:05AM after 8 hours of labor and a natural delivery. She weighed 9lbs, 15 oz and was over 21″ long. She has officially walked off with the rest of our hearts forever, and her big sister is positively smitten.

40 weeks.
40 weeks.
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I was 3 days overdue here, and had just eaten my weight in eggplant. But, let’s talk about how hot my husband is. #IWillHappilyHaveAllHisBabies
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And then a little girl arrived and walked off with our hearts forever. Welcome to a world full of love, darling
Time to go home, Elouise Mercy!
Time to go home, sweetness!
Just when I thought my heart couldn't handle anything else... my two daughters meet for the first time. #BeStillMyHeart
Just when I thought my heart couldn’t handle anything else… my two daughters meet for the first time. #BeStillMyHeart
...and then my heart exploded.
…and then my heart exploded.
First picture as a family of four.
First picture as a family of four. #MyWholeWorld
Just when my world couldn't get any cuter, my 2.5 year old and 4-day-old turned into tiny matching Rapunzels.
Just when my world couldn’t get any cuter, my 2.5 year old and 4-day-old turned into tiny matching Rapunzels.
Nothing like sister lovin'.
Nothing like sister lovin’.
best friends forever.
best friends forever.
smiles times two. #BeStillMyHeart
smiles times two. #BeStillMyHeart
It is well with my soul. Ellie's first Sunday at Church! #6WeeksOld
It is well with my soul. Little Sister’s first Sunday at Church! #6WeeksOld
Oh, that beautiful child who is always smiling. #OurEllieGirl
Oh, that beautiful child who is always smiling. 
Merry Christmas from our little family of four! #8WeeksOld
Merry Christmas from our little family of four! #8WeeksOld
Oh, my heart! #DaddysMiniMe
Oh, my heart! #DaddysMiniMe
Elouise is named after her sweet great-grandmother, Virginia Louise (Josh's grandmother). I'm so grateful our girls have relationships with TWO sets of great-grandparents! <3
Little Sister is named after her sweet great-grandmother. I’m so grateful our girls have relationships with TWO sets of great-grandparents! ❤

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