Welcome Marigold June – A Lovely Mess

I’m so proud to introduce you to our second daughter, Marigold June or “Goldie”!

We adopted her in July from Jiangxi, China. She accepted us straight away, however over the previous two months we’ve gotten to know her and bond together with her in a deeper approach. Her and Nova’s sister relationship is actually one of the vital particular issues I’ve ever skilled.

For instance, final evening we had been all hanging out in the lounge listening to music and Nova was enjoying with a puzzle and she or he out of the blue stated, “Hey mama, I’m so glad we’ve a sister!”

Although our new life with two youngsters isn’t with out hiccups and tears, I’m going to mattress each evening feeling full of affection and so grateful.

Emma joined us for the primary half of our journey to China and was there after we met our little golden lady for the primary time. It was so extremely particular to have her there with us. One of the vital particular moments was after we obtained again to our resort for the primary time. Jeremy and Nova went to seize lunch and Emma and I simply sat on the mattress and tried to make Goldie giggle—and it labored. It was so surreal! One of many happiest moments of my life.

Many individuals have requested how our adjustment has been. It’s a troublesome query for me to reply since daily has been a mixture of highs and lows. I believe that’s simply how being a brand new dad or mum is—you by no means really feel 100% strong. Day-after-day is such a curler coaster.

BUT LOOK AT THOSE EYELASHES!

Thanks from the underside of my coronary heart to your love and assist this 12 months … and final 12 months—AUGH adopting two youngsters in underneath two years is a reasonably BIG life change. I’ve appreciated all of the kindness alongside the way in which! In some moments, it made me nervous to satisfy such an enormous dream and change into a mother so publicly. But it surely turned out to be probably the most bonded I’ve EVER felt with our weblog readers … our household felt overwhelmingly supported and it actually was the highpoint of my complete on-line expertise. Thanks.

For now, our household feels full and we’re excited to expertise Halloween and the vacations with Marigold for the primary time. There’s a lot to stay up for as she has simply began to say her first phrases and she or he hasn’t but taken her first steps.

If you wish to learn extra about our adoption tales, I’ve some archives right here.

Love you all! xx. Elsie

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