Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Well we have a baby--Judah Andrew Horner! He was born January 4 a little after 1pm. I went into labor around 9:30am, and fortunately Andy had not left for work yet. My sister wasn't arriving until the evening so we scrambled around, got Luthien to her beloved babysitter, then took off for the hospital. He came fast, and we stuck it to the man by not listening to most of the instructions from the hospital personnel. Andy was a great support and advocate for me. I am so glad he can support me like that.

Thinks have been hectic but I think we are adjusting well here. The boy himself is super chill. It feels so easy taking care of a newborn this time around. He nurses well, and rarely cries. He's a tiny little guy, only weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces at birth. Today was Andy's first day back at work since the baby was born, but my sister has been helping out a ton. We have been enjoying her cooking thoroughly :)

Luthien has had some rough times. She is extra clingy, and has been having some trouble getting into a regular sleeping pattern. But she loves Judah, and tries to hold him and kiss him as often as possible. I'm sure it's quite an emotional adjustment for her.

It's so amazing to see our expanded little family. It is crazy and hectic, but there is so much joy and laughter too.


  1. I'm so happy for you! "Stuck it to the man" haha I love that. Can't wait to hear the full story! I'm glad you are enjoying Judah and that he is a calm baby. Both of our girls were pretty fussy as babies, and Mark blames that on me of course -- he figures he too relaxed to make a fussy baby, so it must be coming from my genes! I hope Luthien does ok with the adjustment. It was hard for Therese for a couple months, but now it's great. At just 5 months, Catherine is able to play with Therese a lot, and Therese is always saying she was wants to have a tea party with "Caffee." (that's Catherine... not coffee)

  2. Congratulations on the new addition to your family!