We have two 7 weekers on our hands. These past seven weeks have just flown by. I feel like the girls are huge, even though they are still around 6 pounds. The past few weeks have been full of visits from friends, summer outtings, and visits from family. My mom just left today. It was so nice to have her and watch her love on our girls. She has such a calming presence. She would rub the girl’s temples as they would fall asleep, and give them nightly foot rubs with lavender lotion. The girls were very pampered by Grandma!
We have felt so loved and support by our community, our friends, our family, our church, during this huge transition to parenthood. We get sweet messages from the girl’s birthmom, saying hello, telling us to tell the girls she loves them. We get a lot of questions like how are the girls sleeping (Surprisingly well! I think the NICU got them on such a good schedule. We fed them before we go to bed, pretty late, and then they wake up for one 3am feeding and then usually not again until 6 or 7am!). Josh recently finished and loved his family practice round. He even got home early some days to spend the afternoon at home with us.
Again, we are so thankful for everyone that was a part of our adoption story. We will forever be grateful to all the people that prayed and gave and shared to help us bring Ezra + Olive home. When I look at these two girls, I am just so humbled that we get to call them ours. Our adoption consultant recently blogged our adoption story in two parts, if you want to read it you can do so here and here!
Here are some photos since we brought the girls home. If you know anyone that has an incredible adoption story – please have them email me at hello(at)hannaheloge(dot)com! I am working on a project and would love to include some adoption stories!