Also, we have been totally exhausted. The transition from one to two kids has been harder than I/we anticipated and made more difficult because of our total inability to prepare ahead of time. And then further complicated by sickness. So, it has been hard.
But, I haven't wanted to write that. I hate complaining about it at all because we wanted this for so long. And I also feel like people will remind me of that. The first person I semi-complained to in real life said, "well, you WANTED kids this close together, so no complaining!" So, I haven't said anything.
But, it's hard and exhausting. Especially once the buddy got sick and was up in the night and Dave was out of town. (Thankfully his mom was here to help!)
But, we are grateful. The fact that it's hard doesn't take away from us being grateful. There are enough "handprints" of God on our sweet girl and the situation that remind us that both of our kids were meant to be here with us. But, we're so tired and busy that we haven't had any time to reflect, appreciate, or sit in wonder at the events of the past month. We didn't even know about our sweet girl a month ago! So, it has been a whirlwind.
But, we're still here. Everyone is alive. And thankfully now everyone is healthy. :) And I will post more cute things as I start to get a handle on our new life.
Thank you all for the encouraging words and prayers!