Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Grateful for Adelaide Elizabeth

Thank you, everyone, for your prayers! We are so grateful for friends and family who love us and our new little girl.

Addie is doing well and it's hard to believe that she is actually here and the nine months of waiting are over. She is a beautiful and calm baby and snuggly sweet. Unlike our other two, she actually sleeps after she eats and so we're feeling a bit more rested than we probably were w/Tali or Owen. And still the exhaustion has set in like a heavy fog. Wow. It can be oppressive! I'm so grateful for my loving husband who is serving so whole-heartedly and for my parents who are helping in so many ways. Can't imagine attempting it alone.

Addie looks a ton like Tali did at her age. It really takes me back and also reminds me how fleeting this season is. Before we know it, she'll be our big three year old instead of our little 3 day old. Lord, help us to savor the season.

Tali and Owen are loving having a new sibling. They are both so excited about touching her, talking to her, asking about her, singing about her, etc. Tonight Owen came upstairs where I was with Addie and said, "I tink I wan my liddle sistuh to come downtairs wit me." Very sweet. I also heard him singing a little song he made up at dinner, "Addie Beff, Addie Beff, Addie Beff!" We are so blessed.

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8 Responses to “Grateful for Adelaide Elizabeth”

  1. Hi Katie,

    I am grateful for you about the new addition to your family and that the waiting is over! Also, how encouraging that everyone is doing so well! When I saw the picture you posted of her, I also was thinking how much she reminds me of Tali. Can't wait to meet Addie!

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  3. Very happy to hear Addie's sleep patterns are happy ones. :) That is precious about Owen and asking for Addie and then the song. I am looking forward to introducing Piper to her brother and seeing her bond with him. Love you guys!

  4. CONGRATS!!!! So happy you are on the other side of labor...hurray:)! Isn't that a wonderful feeling all in itself:).

    You know our #3 (Karis) was the one I really took time to savor every moment with. By 3 the Lord gives us more confidence as a Mama (it seems) and yet we know all too well how fleeting the little infant stage is.I pray you savor every moment with your little Addie.

    And I love Owen's song:) sooo sweet.

  5. I am so excited for you guys! I can't wait to see little Addie and am looking forward to helping you on future Wednesdays! :)


  6. Congratulations on your sweet Addie....she's beautiful and I think I see Tali in her!!! We rejoice with you and will be praying for MUCH rest and peace for your sweet family as you walk through this new baby season!!! She has "Fenska baby" cheeks....kiss them for me!!!!!

    Love & prayers,
    ~patty r.

  7. Congratulations on the new little girl. Can't wait for more pictures!

  8. Yes you are blessed!! So happy for you!