We know it has been a while since we shared a family update, but it's been a little busier than usual in the Gavin household. Our beautiful baby girl Dessa Marie arrived on July 13. She has been an absolute blessing in our lives and she couldn't be any more perfect than she already is.
It has been a busy week filled with lots of joy, a few tears, and complete awe at how we can possibly have so much love someone so tiny and new.
Dessa is one week old today and we just had to celebrate with a photo!
Thank you so much to everyone who expressed their love, concern, and prayers for our growing family. Dessa's birth story certainly was an adventure unlike anything we've ever experienced and we look forward to sharing more of that experience with you in the coming weeks (just as soon as this very exhausted Mama can find the time to sit and collect her thoughts at a computer). In the meantime, we will keep trying to share little glimpses into our new life at home on Instagram stories. Follow our family account @crazytogetherblog or Maria's teacher account @kindercraze to see what we are up to each day.
In the meantime, here's one last photo of our baby girl. Maria especially loves this one.
You may recall that we chose to be surprised by the sex of little Dessa and invited our readers to join in the gender-guessing fun a few weeks back. Congratulations to Misty T. – she correctly guessed “girl” and won a $50 Amazon gift card.
We already have a growing list of Dessa-inspired blog posts that we would love to share with you when the time is right. Is there anything in particular that you would love to read about? If so, please feel free to let us know in the comments. We always love to read your thoughts and ideas.