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She’s here!

And just like that we’re a family of 6! 

Quick post to announce the arrival of our baby girl, Rose Helena! (As in Hel-en-a, not Hel-ay-na. We’ve had a few people ask, so I thought I would clarify.) Birth story to come at a later date, don’t you worry 😉 haha 

Rose Helena Fahlman Born on October 2nd at 11:23pm — 7lbs 13oz — 21 1/2in

Her siblings are proud as punch! Marcus and Clara (especially Clara) love to hold her and will sit on the couch upwards of an hour without a request to have their arms relieved. 

Clara is generous enough to let me hold “her baby Rose” when Rosie needs to nurse or have a diaper change. 

Lewis requests to hold her, too, but after a of couple minutes (seconds?) he wants to carry her (oh my!) over to her rocket ship; aka rocking chair. 

In short, she is loved to the point of smothering. 

We are settling in well, but I would be lying if I didn’t say I was nervous for Adam to go back to work on Tuesday. I have plans of recruiting my teenage sister to come and help me with the kids, and then to maybe ship the older kids off for a night or two at my parent’s place. We shall see… 

Thank you to everyone who has been remembering us in prayer! 

Happy Thanksgiving! 


  1. Yay!!! I love you guys!

  2. And she is so perfect! So so happy we got to spend so much time with you all in her first week 🙂 <3

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