A month ago today, on January 14, we welcomed Addison Jane into our family. Hard to believe she’s already a month old!
And since it’s also Valentine’s Day, happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Pierce wouldn’t let me take a cute picture of him today, so we just get Addi for now.
Our hospital stay and the care we received in Singapore was excellent and we are definitely happy with our decision to go there for the birth of our daughter. We weren’t planning on having a c-section delivery, but I’m not surprised that’s how things ended up. Nothing about this baby girl has been easy (but all totally worth it, of course)! Here are some pictures from the hospital, including Pierce enjoying the cocktail party on our last night.
Friday morning, after 3 nights in the hospital we were ready to take Addi home – in her little pink Jayhawk outfit.
But instead of going home, we went straight from the hospital to the US embassy to apply for Addi’s passport. After handing over her baby mugshot (hilarious), a mountain of paperwork, and a quick family interview with the consulate we were finally on our way home – with her American flag in hand, a gift from the embassy.
Addi’s passport was processed quickly and before we knew it we were on a flight back home to Penang!
Ahhh, so good to be home and back into our normal routine. And Pierce was back at school just in time to celebrate his 100th day of preschool. He is 100 days smarter!
Big brother Pierce could not be more proud and protective of his new baby sister. He loves to cuddle and hold her – which she loves as well. Sometimes when she is upset or crying we just ask Pierce to talk to her or sing to her and she goes quiet and calm. My heart is BURSTING with love for these two.
We are having a great time getting to know our baby girl. She is a sweet little cuddle bug (mostly) but also has a cry not to be ignored. The doctors and hospital staff commented on it frequently and her pediatrician called her “feisty”. Uh oh, maybe she has a little too much of her momma’s temperment
Here she is over the last 4 weeks practicing her smile.
After two months of having around the clock help from Grandma (Justin’s mom) we were sad to say goodbye to her last week. Lucky for us we only have a week gap before Nini (my mom) arrives. We definitely need and appreciate the help from family.