On August 4 we became a family of 4 humans and 2 cats. Welcome home Proxima Eleven Reed Rader, our rainbow baby has arrived.
As some of you know, we’ve had a tough time growing our family, so we’re thrilled to finally have this girl in our arms and hearts. It almost doesn’t feel real, considering the journey we had. Thanks to everyone who personally reached out to let me know they were rooting for my family, those messages really helped me stay positive.
Enceladus, has been knocking the “big sister” role out of the park. She’s thrilled to help, and has already begun telling her bedtime stories. I overheard her a few days ago say to her “You’re my favorite girl, Proxima”, followed by a big kiss. My heart exploded.
We’re all still getting to know each other, and our schedule is as topsy-turvy as it gets, but we’re growing together. And by the way, having 2 kids is not twice as hard, it’s about 4 times as hard! Mom and Dad need a nap. 🙂 Even with the sleepless nights, and the 3-year-old sass, I’m so happy we’re all together now.
Proxima, I promise that I’ll be your best friend forever. And I know you’re going to have so much fun with Enceladus, and learn so much from her. I can’t wait to see you 2 run around together. Happy 1 month girl. I love you.
Update: Proxima is 6 months old now!