I remember my first year to attend my college Homecoming at Hardin-Simmons University. I was doing inner-city ministry in Chicago and I was extremely prideful about that fact. When I asked other people what they were doing 3 out of 5 people would say I'm married, I live in the Metroplex, and I have 1 or 2 children. I secretly thought I was making more of myself and told myself I would never be one of THOSE people. (I was young and naive..what can I say?) Well, I am happy to report that I am married, live in the Metroplex, have two children, and drive a SUV. Does this mean I have settled and became one of those people I vowed I would not become? No, it does not. It means I have grown and changed and am blessed beyond measure. I am happy with were Josh and I are at this time in our life and I would not change it for anything. I look at my two children and I get teary eyed just thinking about how much the Lord has blessed us.
My sweet daughter is a week old today. It has been an adjustment for my sweet little boy but he is already becoming accustomed to her in his life and as a friend once said he will never remember life without her. I think that is pretty amazing. Eliana is doing great. She is eating well and sleeping well. We went to the doctor yesterday and after six days she is already back up to her birth weight. Last night she had an superb night and only woke up to eat and then promptly went back to sleep to wake up again to eat. I know not every night will be this way but I will be thankful for the ones that are like this one!
We are settling into a comfortable routine and are tired but it is definitely a manageable tired! Eliana sleeps a lot during the day so I spend lots of time looking at her and marveling once again at how amazing is the gift of life. She seems so tiny compared to Ethan and all of a sudden Ethan seems so grown up. Time does pass by so fast and I plan to enjoy every second of this time in my kids' lives.
Here are some pictures of Eliana's first week!
Big Brother Ethan pushing his little sis in the swing