Introducing: Elliot Henderson
Well, Elliot (Elle, Ella, Ellie, Lotty) Henderson has joined our family. She was born Monday morning, October 19th, at 8:35 am. We are all home now, thank God, and life feels soooooooooo good. I might go into details later (not that much, don’t worry) but I wanted to check in and say that we are all good and healthy, after a day or two of hospital stress.
She looks like a mini-Charlie, yet totally delicate and girly at the same time. And speaking of, Charlie is the most adorable big brother ever. I wrote down a lot of his quotes which I might share, but for now I need to run back to hang out with a toddler and a newborn. Because I have ‘kids’ now. Not just a baby. Not just a toddler. We have kids. As in “honey will you take the kids to the park, ” or “Brian, who should watch the kids next Thursday?” That’s a legit family right there (and we are old and I don’t care!). It’s so wonderful.
This morning was our first morning home and Charlie crawled into bed with us at 7:30 like he always does, but this time we got to live out our fantasy of having little Elliot in there, too. We all read stories together as Brian and I drank coffee. Apparently your ‘fantasies’ change as you get older. I don’t think my 18-year-old self would have ever thought that this morning would have constituted a “fantasy” morning, but it was. I feel like the luckiest person on the planet right now.
More to come, I’m sure. But don’t worry, we have weeks of good design content lined up – some that I wrote beforehand, some I’m writing after the kids go to bed, and a lot of good makeover takeover stuff that my team is doing for y’all (THANK GOODNESS FOR THEM). Doesn’t mean that you won’t see a lot of pictures of a baby and toddler cuddling, though. I can be edited, but can not be stopped.
Happy Birthday, Elliot. You are my little delicate angel and I feel like the luckiest mama on the planet.
*Also if we have a 3rd child I’m going to name it “epidural, ” because I loved it so very much.