We welcomed our third baby girl, Remerie Rue Brickner, into the world one week ago today — Monday, September 10th at 1:10pm! Remie weighed 7 pounds & 10 ounces, is 20 inches long, and shocked us all with a head FULL of dark hair. She is precious and perfect, we are all in heaven and just cannot get enough of her!
I ended up going nine days overdue, which kind of felt like ninety, but the labor and delivery was by far my easiest and my recovery has been as well! I will share her birth story soon, but for now, we are just soaking every bit of her newborn sweetness in and cannot believe she is ours. We really can’t decide who she looks like, and keep going back & forth between Waverly and Avalon, but mostly she looks like my husband’s baby pictures. Neither of the girls had the dark hair (or near as much of it!), so it will be fun to see if it falls out or changes color. Her little features are so dainty, and even though she is our biggest baby by a few ounces, she just seems so little.
Right as she was born last Monday, the weather forecast had Hurricane Florence headed straight our way so it turned a crazy week even crazier. Schools were cancelled from Tuesday through Friday, and I was pretty sure I was leaving the hospital with our newborn and headed home for the first time as a family of five to a category four hurricane. Thankfully it weakened, made a turn and ended up sparing us almost entirely which I was SO GRATEFUL for, but of course our thoughts are with those in North & South Carolina who did not get so lucky. Having the girls off school and my husband home from work because of all the cancellations has been the best, we have been able to take long family walks, sleep in some, and adjust to having three kids. So far, Remie is super laid-back and the girls absolutely adore her, so it’s been a really easy transition. But of course the real fun starts tomorrow when my husband heads back to work and I have to get all three girls up, ready and out the door for school and doctor’s appointments. Wish me luck!
Thank you all for your sweet messages and support over the past week, it means so much to all of us! And to our sweet Remie Rue, we could not love you one bit more!!!!! You are the best surprise of our lives and we could already never imagine a life without you in it.