Life with the Newest Taylor


Hudson and I have been home 7 weeks now, and life is moving pretty fast. This cool cat is rocking his new role as a baby brother.  I, however, have figured out that many things in my day-to-day have had to be seriously adjusted and others just given up completely. Blogging is one that I am hoping can just be adjusted. I want Mila and Hudson to be able to look back on this and know how their lives with us began, and see how God has worked in our family along the way. My lengthy posts are not quite as easy to make happen with 2 littles, so I’ve decided, for now at least, to try to break it up and make little tiny snippets of posts so that I can get some of this stuff down in black and white. Today, it will be few words, with lots of pictures. But everybody likes pictures, right?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve made lots of introductions…

Had some family time at the house…
The kids have gotten to know each other a little better…
Hudson had his first bites of baby food. He was not a fan at first, which he showed by “blowing raspberries” with a mouth full of cereal and applesauce. It made for a messy Mommy and baby…
However, the next day he changed his mind, deciding this food stuff is not so bad after all…
In fact, he was so pleased with this meal that he felt it deserved a good round of what we have named “Slap it!” in the Taylor house. We discovered this hilarious Hudson-ism  early on. He loves to wave his arm up and down, slapping whatever gets in it’s way…even if it’s his face, or yours!
Mila has had a few firsts of her own over the past few weeks. She played in her baby pool for the first time. This chick is crazy about the water.
She got her hair braided for the first time…
and then, it looked like this when we took it down. I think I liked this ‘do as much, if not more, than her braids 🙂 . Dylan called this her Tracy Chapman.

All in all, we have had a great 7 weeks home. Don’t get me wrong, there have been many trying times, and some bouts of frustration and serious impatience on my part, as I adjust to the new circumstances of my baby becoming a big sister, and my new baby just being a baby. The transition from one to two means little respite for this Mommy who some days… just wants a nap. That being said, I am overwhelmed with joy when I think of how the Lord has greatly transformed our lives in the past year. He’s continued to show Dylan and I His unending grace, provision for our every need, and guidance through each obstacle we face. We are so thankful for His blessings, and so grateful to every person He’s led to assist us financially, emotionally, and/or by providing a meal or prayer, along the way.  We could not have done this without you all. By God’s grace and with your support, we now have a family that I never could have dreamed of having just a short time ago. Two kids, entrusted to us… so crazy, so fun, so perfectly meant to be Taylors. We are so thankful to finally all be together, learning to live our new lives as a family of four.

7 responses »

  1. What a cute little man. And Mila is so beautiful. If you ever wanna do a play date in a couple months when life is more settled then let me know!

  2. Carrie, you have me squaling crying and overjoyed as well for you and your family. Those little children are a precious gift from God and so are you and Dylan. What a blessing you two are in their lives and them in your lives. Love you both and give my best to “Dyl-dog” for me!

    • Hey Dustyn!! Loooooooooong time, no see. Dylan got a kick out of your comment. These kids are a ridiculous blessing from the Lord. We sometimes just sit and laugh at how God has worked, in a way only He could think of, at transforming our family. It’s quite an amazing change from the quiet house we lived in just a year ago. We love the noise, (most of the time;) ), that these precious babies bring.

  3. carrie..i’m so glad to see that you and your sweet family are settling into life as a family of four!! both of your kiddos are absolutely GORGEOUS! congrats!!

    • AAAAaaaaaaah! Just realizing that you guys are home w/ Lane!!!!!! That is so awesome. I will have to do some catch up reading. It is so great that you all could travel to go get her. That is our desire for next time…if there is a next time. 🙂

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