I texted a friend the other day who just had their second child (congrats Josh & Jessica!) and I told him that the good news with this addition is that you actually don’t get sleep deprived – you just get even more sleep deprived.

It’s not that there hasn’t been the want to post, and it’s not even that the time hasn’t been available; it’s that the energy to write and the time to do so haven’t lined up yet. I mean, for crying out loud, we haven’t really even updated Facebook in a while. Seriously. I don’t know how we’ve survived either.

Elia flew through the second week of life as of yesterday, and she is doing pretty well. She has done – by all accounts – pretty dang good at night, and seems to really have days and nights in some sort of working order that we can generally manage…with the occasional hiccup (metaphorically and physically).

We were treated to visits and stays by Ahna’s parents and her oldest sister, all of whom had to leave on Monday…so the last couple of days have really been our first ones without help just down the hallway (which was exceptional).

Ezra’s fall break is over, so he is back in school which brings it’s own challenges and opportunities. Ahna is healing just fine and is heading out into the world without a chauffeur, and I am hanging in there. The house seems to have taken shape and things have made their way out of the basement, through the laundry cycle, and into baby rotation. However, the laundry for the rest of us is on a permanent assignment as it seems like mission impossible to get caught up, let alone ahead of the curve.

And aside from Elia apparently holding up her end of the bargain in the contract that she signed with an unnamed diaper manufacturer (without telling us or cutting us in on the deal), I have renewed my deal with a coffee company – although that seems pretty one sided as I am waiting on my first royalty check.

Photos soon.



  1. Thanks for the post! Thinking of you often! Love you guys.

  2. Oh, preciousness. What a sweet photo!

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