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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Getting back to thankful Thursday this week, I am thankful for our new baby daughter, Hannah Elizabeth. Our sweet little Valentine baby. (click to read the full birth story)

* I am thankful for a safe labor and delivery. I am so thankful that even though it was a surprise delivery at home with paramedics, everything turned out just fine. God placed us in the care of just the right people that day.

* I am thankful for a healthy baby. Full term pregnancy but not past the due date (yay!), 7 lbs 6 oz baby. No complications, praise the Lord!

* I am thankful that she is able to nurse beautifully (unlike my son Eli who never could "get it"). It makes our life soooo much easier, and I cherish the bond we already share.

* I am thankful that Hannah is fairly "easy" baby. She only wakes once in the night and goes back to sleep right away, so I'm already getting pretty good sleep. She doesn't cry too much and is just overall very content.

* I am thankful for a speedy recovery. I'm feeling great and in these first two weeks we've already been out a few times.

* I am thankful for my wonderful husband who has been a HUGE help during the two weeks he has off of work. He's been so great playing with Eli, taking care of Hannah when she's fussy, and helping out around the house.

* I am thankful for the safe travels of my parents who came for a few days. And I am thankful for all the help they provided while they were here. I am especially thankful we are all still healthy, even though both Mom and Dad got a short flu bug while they were here.

* I am thankful for the snow last week. Even though it's already gone now, it gave us a fun activity for Eli and we sure had fun.

* I am thankful that Eli's been so good around the baby and such a trooper with all the changes. I know there is a lot more to come when Daddy goes back to work and I'm on my own, but something tells me Eli will be OKAY.
Hannah is such a sweet addition to the family. We are so blessed!

For more Thankful Thursday visit Iris at Sting My Heart. Thanks for coming by, and have a great week!


Ben & Angie said...

Love it! That hair is beautifully hilarious!

Caleb has that shirt Eli is wearing in the last picture. They have much of the same wardrobe I think :) I'll be sure to bring Caleb's matching shirts and we can pose them as twins! 7 days--can't wait!

Susan said...

Oh my what a BEAUTIFUL little girl. I love her name too!

Congratulations!! I'm so blessed to read how well things went. Can't wait to go read the WHOLE story now.

Blessings to you and your beautiful family this TT!

Gina R said...

What a beautiful baby girl and what a beautiful name. That's what I was going to name our baby girl if we had had one. We weren't blessed with children. Glad she's a good baby and you're getting rest.

God's Child said...

Thank you for sharing Sarah!!! I love you all very much!!!! Get some rest and enjoy your two little blessings!

Servant Becca said...

What a beautiful family! May God give you strength and wisdom when Kevin returns to work.

Blessing to all of you!

Love, G'ma

Melanie said...

Congratulations on the new baby! What a precious family you have -- you are a lucky and blessed lady!

Ann said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful family! May God bless your days ahead!

Denise said...

Congrats on your beautiful blessing from God.

Amanda said...

I've read your blog a few times and just had to tell you that your baby girl is so beautiful and that you have a precious family!

Love reading your blog...I'll be back often to see how you're doing!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Hannah is such a pretty baby. And you, girl, are looking good! Breastfeeding is nice for losing the baby weight, huh? Although, I don't think you gained that much anyway! You looked great until the end! The size difference in the last pic between Hannah and Eli is cute...especially since Eli isn't very big!
Yay for babies!
Laura Langreck

eph2810 said...

Oh, Sarah - she is so precious :) I am so glad to read that you are already doing so well. Hannah is indeed a beautiful addition to your already precious family.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us again :)

Blessings to you and yours...off to read your birth story.