Big update

It’s been way too long since I have made any blog posts. I mostly use Facebook for my pictures and updates on my kids. (yes I said kids, hence I really need to update my blog). I’m determined this year that I’ll blog more. If I have the time to post an update on Facebook then I have the time to make a quick blog post about it.

Facebook is great but it’s a pain to scroll through and not a good way to document things so my kids can read them later in life.

Anaiah is going to be 2 1/1 on 2/6. I can’t believe it. She has grown up way too fast.

I have a headache right now so I can’t formulate thoughts very well. I guess I’m making an blog entry because it’s one of the rare times both my girls are quiet.

First I’ll update by saying we adopted again. We were very surprised that we were blessed financially to be able to afford to adopt again so soon This isn’t something we anticipated affording for another 5 years.

We signed on with our same consultants (Faithful Adoption Consultants)  and 2 months later we were matched with a birth mom due 12/3. We found out she was in Arizona which worked out well cause my dad and step mom live there (that’s yet another update) . We flew out when she was just over 38 weeks so we could get to know her (we knew she’d deliver early). Felicity Lynn was born 11/29/15 at 1:06 am weighting 6 lb 12 oz and 20.5″ long! She’s now 5 weeks old. On 12/31 she weighted 7 lb 11 oz and 21.5″ long She is a little peanut. Smaller then Anaiah. Anaiah was 8 lb 7 oz and 22.75″ long at a month. today someone asked me if she was a preemie. Nope, both our girls were just peanuts (they are not biologically related at all)

I got to be present for the labor and delivery while Jonathan waited in the waiting room (which he preferred anyway). I got to hold Mary’s hand (Mary is Felicity’s tummy mommy) while she had contractions. After Felicity was born mary and I shared a room until they were discharged. I can’t explain how much of a bonding experience that was. Felicity was not a good sleeper and didn’t sleep much at all so we took turns sleeping.

When Felicity was 2 weeks old (after we had returned home) we found out she had reflux (which I suspected anyway). She was put on ranitidine. It helped for a bit but slowly her reflux has been coming back. She’s sleeping 4 hours at a time at night which is great but during the day she only sleeps 15 minutes or less at a time.

For the first two weeks she didn’t sleep at all at night. She would just scream and scream. She still refluxes but at least the medicine helps enough to comfort her so she can sleep at night. She’s slowly starting to get fussier and fussier though. Last night she was up until almost 2 am. She slept 4 hours after that so that was good.

I have a lot more to update on. My visit with my dad in Arizona and of course a big update on Anaiah!

For now I have to get going because it’s time to go to my in laws for family dinner. Tonight is panini night!


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