She’s here!!

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Photo by Helen Horstmann-Allen

I’d like to formally announce the birth of my second daughter, Juniper Love. June was born at 3:01 am on Tuesday, January 13. She was a surprising 9lbs 4oz and 20.5″ long. (Birth story coming soon!)

She looks like Adelaide’s twin as an infant, with the exception of a lighter hair color. Big sister is doing well. Adelaide was a little apprehensive when first meeting her at the hospital, but she’s now full of hugs and kisses. It melts my heart when she calls her “sweetie” or “sweets” (pet names I often use for Adelaide), and “my June.”

We’re completely exhausted in the newborn survival haze, but I’m trying to enjoy the newborn snuggles and squeaks and sighs. June is nursing like a champ, and she not only gained her birth weight back but she’s now up to 9lbs, 8oz–gaining 13oz just this week! (Makes me feel less guilty about those biscuits and gravy I had for brunch today.) Since we’re nursing on demand, I’m constantly at the ready and not spending much time in front of the computer. If it was easier to create blog posts from my iPhone I’d be posting more, but for now I’ll settle for checking email, Instagram and Facebook, even if in the middle of the night.

Tim’s parents have been visiting from Florida for the last week and have been very helpful in entertaining Adelaide and keeping us well fed. I know we’re in for a lot of changes in the upcoming months, but I’m feeling so blessed for our family of four. I know it’s cliche, but I feel as if our family is now complete. It’s incredible how even a full heart can expand when a new love enters your life.

Newborn hospital photography  |  nextlifechapter.com

Photo by Helen Horstmann-Allen

Newborn hospital photograph  |  nextlifechapter.com

Photo by Helen Horstmann-Allen

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  1. Gina B’s avatar

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful. January 13 is an awesome birthday, my oldest is on the 12th and celebrating it brings fun and sunshine to the post holiday doldrums. I love the photo with her big sister! Rest up and enjoy.

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  2. Marci’s avatar

    Congratulations. She is beautiful and your family is so fortunate. Enjoy this precious time!

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  3. Rachel’s avatar

    Congratulations!!!!!

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  4. miranda @lemonsandlaughs’s avatar

    Congrats! So little and squishy.

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  5. reesa lewandowski’s avatar

    Congrats! She is absolutely beautiful! I hope you all are doing well!

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  6. Caitlin’s avatar

    congrats!! I love her name and the pictures!

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