The newest Sweet arrived on Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 3:05 in the afternoon! Mom & Baby are doing REALLY well and siblings and Daddy are falling more & more in love with each passing hour.
Between her super fast delivery & full head of black hair, she has surprised us from conception to birth. We chose her name after a few days to make sure we got to know her a bit. Appropriately, we chose Domenica as her middle name after my paternal Grandmother as we feel she has a presence in this baby.
I will post the birth story as soon as I have a minute to recall the few days before she arrived. It was an eventful birth with a fantastic ending. In short, I labored for about 22 hours & once again was able to go au natural, with lots of thanks to my amazing support team. I couldn’t feel more proud & definitely feel the best post-partum than with any other of my births (aside from a little bout of mastitis which I’m working on getting over).
Hadley is a wonderful baby thus far. She nurses like a champ (has even nursed her jaundice away in good time), sleeps well, is very alert when awake, and has already smiled real smiles for us! She makes some pretty silly faces & is amazingly cute regardless. She is so relaxed and comfortable here, and that says a lot when her siblings are spreading their energy, constantly running & yelling around her.
We feel fortunate that everyone is happy, healthy & thriving! Sometimes it feels like a dream, three beautiful, healthy children and love all around. We will never take even one second for granted.
With love from The Sweets-
The photos aren’t the best quality, they’re all taken with my phone. Soon enough I will get some better photos…