after a three week hiatus (and no due date post!), i'm so proud to introduce my youngest daughter, maeve louise!
she arrived one day before her due date on monday march 14, 2016 at 10:18pm, much to my surprise. as mentioned several times in my bump updates, i was more than prepared to go past my due date, but miss maeve had other plans! her delivery was smooth and easy and we feel very blessed to have a healthy baby after my issues with the gestational diabetes. she was our smallest at 6lbs 14oz and 19 3/4" long, most likely in part to my rigorously controlled diet for the past three months.
ian and lydia instantly became besotted with maeve and i have so enjoyed witnessing their love grow for their little sister right before my very eyes. link gave his doggie lick of approval when we brought her home and promptly gave us a look as if to say, "you brought me another one of these things??"
we are slowly adjusting to life as a family of five and once things settle a bit more (and i start getting more sleep...up nursing as i type this), i will attempt to blog more of my escapades as a new mama of three under three and a half!
we love you so much, maeve louise!