It's amazing how your heart can feel in one months time.

One month ago today, this little gal entered the world.


It was a day filled with anxiety, excitement, and nervousness.  No one knew what would come.  Would she enter the world kicking & screaming?  Would I get to hold her before she was whisked away?  How long would her heart be stable before the two dreaded words...heart failure were written in her charts?  How long would we be in St. Louis & how long before we would be back?  Would she have the magical extra chromosome we've been told to expect?  And if she did, what would she look like?  Would she still look like one of us?

I think this day held more anticipation for me than any other day in my life.

Well all that was bust apart at the seams when she entered the world...screaming.  She has been really healthy and pretty typical in my opinion since we have been home.  She eats like a champ, is more alert all of the time, sleeps a lot, and oh she's a beauty.  She is the easiest baby by far out of my three (which I still can't believe I have 3!) children.

She has that extra chromosome, but I love it dearly.  I wouldn't change her or it for the world.  She looks a lot like Aubrie with her little chin, kissable jawline, and chubby cheeks.  She puckers her lips in big O shapes just like her sister.  And obviously the hair - it's remarkably the same!!

Aubrie at 2 months

Ollie today - she's hiding her little knobby chin

Her chubby nose reminds me of Everett.  She makes the most hilarious expressions with her eyebrows - just like her brother.  

Everett at one month old

Ollie napping it up today - PS - love love love swaddling blankets - who knew!

Her smile though, it's one of a kind, and my oh my it's the best thing ever!


The biggest surprise - her blue eyes.  I never in a million years expected blue eyes out of a baby of mine!


So one month ago our world wasn't shattered or broken.  It wasn't sad or gloomy.  It was filled with joy, and excitement.  It was filled with faith in God and praises to the Lord.  It has continued to this day.  She is such a blessing in our lives!

One month later we are a happy, typical family of 5!!

(8 if you count our Nanny McFrees in the basement)


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