What a day.

I should just start by saying that I am very blessed in the friends and family we are surrounded with. Today we were blessed with our first niece, the little sister to our only nephew, who just turned two. And let me tell you… She is adorable!

It almost kills me, they live 9 hours from us, so we aren’t able to hold the new little sweetie for a few more weeks. But I’ve been told the baby girl is very precious, and the pictures exude beauty, even though I know they don’t do her justice. I can’t wait to meet her and see our growing family again.

I won’t go into all the details, but I have to say my sister-in-law is one of the most B.A. people I know. I received a call at 2:30 this morning that she gave birth in her car while they were rushing to the hospital. I know it happens sometimes, but for real, I am just so impressed. Not many I know can say they gave birth without drugs (I surely didn’t!), but I don’t know anyone else who did it without medical assistance in a moving vehicle. And to top it off, I am just always so overwhelmed by the miracle of birth. Plain and simple. It’s beautiful.

The whole story so early in the morning made me very nostalgic about this time last year, right before I had Ava. Needless to say, it was a day full of memories, and it was even sweeter to see my baby after work and snuggle with her a bit. She’s getting so big and growing so fast, she seems too busy for much mama time.

I am so thankful for the health and safety of my entire family, especially my sister-in-law and new little niece! So blessed.

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