We are so thrilled to announce the arrival of our second baby girl, Avalon Elle Brickner! Avalon was born June 6th at 7:28 am, weighing 7 pounds & 2 ounces, and 19 inches long. She looks so much like her big sister did as a newborn, we really can’t believe it, though her hair is a little more blonde! So far, she is just the sweetest little lady, she loves to sleep, be swaddled. & most of all, to be held. 🙂 All of us are head over heels in love with her, she is the perfect addition to our little family & my heart is so, so full.
It was a long labor with a scary birth, but that’s another story for another day, all that matters to us right now is that we have a healthy, happy baby girl! My recovery has actually been way easier this time, I am feeling great & was walking around within hours of delivery, I am really shocked at how much I already feel like myself again. Avalon has taken to breastfeeding so well, something I was anxious about, I am so thankful & hope it continues, I really have loved that special time with her so far.
We have been at the hospital since Thursday & Waverly has been with family, honestly, it has been tough for all of us to be away from each other. Waverly has had a harder time than I thought she would, but she is doing much better & I am so incredibly anxious to get home to her later today! She has been to the hospital twice to see her sister, she absolutely adores Avalon & wanted to hold her the minute she walked in the door! I knew she would love her, but did not anticipate (at all!), just how much, I can’t wait to watch these girls interact more as we transition to our new normal in the next few weeks. I have lots of pictures of the girls meeting & will be sure to share them soon, for now, one of the three of us, missing big sister so very much!
Lastly, the BIGGEST thank you for your sweet well wishes & support for our family over the entire pregnancy & the last few days. We truly are so thankful for it all, though I couldn’t respond to every comment, I read each one & they really mean so much to me. I am excited to continue to share updates & pictures as we adjust to life as family of FOUR!