Saturday, September 24, 2016

On This, Her One Month Birthday...


Today is Evaline's one month birthday!

If you happen to be someone I talk with regularly, you know I couldn't shut up about Louisa and the fact that my sister was having another babe. When Louisa was born, I waited around all day for the call that she had finally entered the world. Around 6:30 that night I went to pick up dinner, forgot my phone and come home to a million baby pictures.

This time, Evaline Ruth came into the world in a whirlwind! I won't give you the birth story details but I got a text that the babysitter was coming to watch Louisa and Amanda was going to the hospital, and about an hour later our little girl was born!

Evaline was exactly the same weight and length as Louisa and looks pretty similar. It's so crazy to hear my sister talk about "her two girls."



About a week after she was born, Heather and I (literally) hauled butt up to PA to meet her. The trip was a tad traumatic as we almost missed our flight. Thank god for $30/day valet parking so we could ditch our car at the gate and run through the Charlotte airport. Never been happier to pay $160 dollars to pick up my car...yikes! Confession, if I was rich I would do that all the time...all you do is send a text and walk out of the airport to an open car door and snacks. #worthit

Anyway, once we made it there I basically hogged Evaline the whole time, per usual. I have so missed having a tiny baby around!




Since there's a toddler in the mix these days, we couldn't just chill at the house the whole time, lavishing in the beauty of a tiny soul navigating the world of eat-poo-sleep-repeat. During the week we went to the zoo, visited an insane indoor child gym/war zone, went out to dinner, went out to lunch...all sorts of things. The zoo was super fun, and it was so cute to watch Weeza with her best buddy Jackson. I take full credit for putting her shorts on backwards that day. #yolo


The best part was that I got to chill with just Heather, my sister and brother-in-law and then also got time with the whole family when my parents came for the weekend. We went on many walks around her beautiful neighborhood, put together a DOUBLE stroller, drank beers on the back porch, played soccer and hid in the castle (both amazing gifts from Louisa's aunt) and watched inappropriate television with a toddler. All in a week's work!

AND one of my besties, Caroline, and her fiance came up from Baltimore for the day! Having my family and friends so spread out around the country sucks sometimes, and it's such a unique pleasure to see them all together.

Now please enjoy this photo montage!


Thankfully Louisa is obsessed with her little sister!


My love with my people :)


 After her first bath.



Yay!


All up in her sister's grill


Crazy 2 year old!

Auntie Heather is the best!

Sleeping on Dad!