Well, I haven't completely forgotten about this blog, just a little preoccupied! I can't believe how long it's been since I posted anything:-) Well we enjoyed Christmas!! It was very quiet. It was nice. We are normally traveling and because I couldn't travel, we hung out here! We actually went to see a movie after all our festivities were over.
I was supposed to work the day after Christmas but I had to call in. I was up having contractions for about 3 hours and thought for sure I would be having a baby during the snowstorm but she managed to wait it out. She did however make her appearance the next day! Calvin was at work and I took the kids to a friends house so I could go to my appt. I just knew I would be back in an hour or two so they just wore the pjs. Well, as you can guess, they kept me. Like an unprepared Mom I went right over to the hospital, no bag, no camera, nothing. I started making the calls. Calvin had to go home and take care of everything I didn't.....since I just knew I would be right back.
Things went well and our precious little girl made her arrival at 7:38pm. Our doctor, stayed late and delivered her. Things got a little hectic at the end but all ended well with a healthy screaming girl. She weighed 8 lbs 6 oz and was 20 1/4 in. As with all of our children, it always takes us some time to name them. She was no different. We had a small list of names but nothing set. I would have named her the minute we found out we were having a girl but Calvin wasn't so sure. The next day when the kids came to visit we were pretty much decided on her name but Calvin told Ayden he could pick and he said Hadley Mae so that was it.....she was named. Hadley was a name we liked for a long time. Mae is my great grandmothers name.
Hadley Mae is so greatly loved. She has 3 siblings that adore her and parents that do as well! There are things that I always forget about when you have a new baby....one is how quickly you fall head over heels in love with them. I look forward to the many joys Hadley will bring to our lives!!