When my mom first flew out to be here for the birth of the girls she only planned on staying for four weeks. After two weeks I had a minor freak out. I knew how fast those two weeks went by and I knew how fast the next two weeks would go by. I spent nearly the entire day feeding the babies. My mom did the dishes, made meals, etc. She never judged me for how I wanted to parent. She never over stepped her boundaries. She always asked how I wanted things done almost to a fault. She was such an enormous help! I KNEW I needed all the help I could get in the early weeks when the babies were so dependent. I prayed and prayed my mom would stay for as long as I needed her and it WORKED. :)
It came as such a blessing in more ways than one when Chuck's brother Andy and his family decided to move to Utah. He was going to be laid off from his job at the end of November and move her in the first of December. My mom wanted to stay to see the baby blessing and we wanted to wait to have the blessing until they were here. It meant my mom stayed for 10 weeks instead of four. Thank you Andy! I know it wasn't what you planned but we're happy you're here and living so close! Chuck's so excited his best bud is in Utah again.
My dad was so excited to come out for the baby blessing as well. He didn't have too much time off of work since it was right before finals (he's a professor). It all worked out though and we were able to have all of our immediate family, and some friends as well, present for our sweet girls special day!
My niece Phoebe (Andy and Janeen's daughter)
Very back row L to R: Dennis, Maggie, Andy, Janeen, Melissa, Brian, Amber, Ainsley, Aaron, Daniel, Kevin, Natalie, Grant, Rodney and Debbie
Other back row L to R: Sarah, Dayna (her husband and step kids were in the car), David, Ambri, Sherrie, Ellen, Natalie, Nadine, Savannah, Danielle, Chuck's Aunt Carol, Uncle Wayne, Alexa, Chuck's uncle Rodney and Aunt Debbie.
Seated: My dad and mom Marlow, Kristy, Me, Charity, Chuck, Harmony, Chucks' grandma Ruth, and Chuck's parents Gordon and Carol.
Seated on the floor: Ethan, Iiley, Quincey, Seth, Sam, Ben and Phoebe.
It was such a beautiful day.