It’s my pleasure to introduce to you….QUINN!
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you already know that on August 2nd we welcomed our 2nd daughter into the world! Quinn Taylor Williams made her arrival at 11:47am weighing in at a whopping 8lbs 12oz and 21 inches long. I wanted to do a blog post about that special day and share more pictures with you so here it is!
A HUGE thank you to Erin Wright, a friend and photographer who hung out with us all day and captured these precious moments. I wish I would have done this with Clara! It’s like your wedding day, it’s one of the best days of your life but it goes by so fast! I love having all of these pictures to look back on. Thank you, Erin! Check out her Facebook page!
I apparently made a really good home for Quinn because she decided to stay put. I was induced at 40 weeks and 4 days. Special thanks to my mother who brought me a strawberry refresher from Starbucks (gotta love that clear liquid diet). I got my epidural right away because….well, why not?! I do not have super human strength and pain tolerance like some of you freaks of nature out there! Seriously, how do you do it?
I was so grateful to be able to have one last moment with my first born before the second one arrived. We had to be at the hospital at 6 am so we dropped Clara off at her grandparents the night before. It was sad to say goodbye to her that night. Little did she know her world was about to change just as ours was. She no longer was going to be my only baby. I tried to do as many fun things as I could think of on our last day together as just her and I. We went to the park and played in the morning and then after her nap I took her to the pool where she had a blast splashing around. That evening Kyle got home early from work and we went to a nearby elementary school for a picnic. It was such a fun day!
Our last family picture as just the three of us.
I progressed faster than I expected and all of the sudden it was time to push!
With a couple pushes, Quinn came bursting (literally) into this world and I don’t think I could have felt more joy than I did at that very moment. If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, it’s filled with bad news. Every day it seems like we are grieving the loss of another police officer or an innocent life that was tragically taken by terrorists. But in this moment, this very moment, I was reminded that despite all of the evil and hate in this world, God’s love continues to shine and rise above all else. I felt his grace when we welcomed Quinn into our lives that day and I see him every time I look into my children’s face.
Look at her work that camera! Sweet girl. I wish I could relive this moment over and over again. I always thought I wanted 3 children but moments like this make me think maybe 4?……or 5? 😉
Clara is in love with her little sister. You may have seen a video I posted to Instagram of Clara repeatdely kissing Quinn on the mouth. The head isn’t good enough, she has to kiss her right on the lips every time, every day, all day! It’s adorable and I’m enjoying it because I know there will be a day when they aren’t so loving and instead, pulling each others hair and fighting over clothes.
It’s a little quiet on the blog this month (for obvious reasons) but I’m already getting the itch to start up some more furniture projects! I’m hoping I can find some time on the weekends when Kyle is home to watch the girls and it isn’t 100 degrees outside. But in the meantime, I’m going to soak up this sleepy, cuddly newborn phase since I know all too well how fast the time goes by. Be still, my heart.