On April 24 at 1:38am, my life changed forever when our first daughter, Addison Elise Denning, entered the world. She was 6lbs 14oz, 21″, and has a head full of hair.
The first few days with her have been incredible, and she’s already received so much love from all her grandparents, family, and friends. She’s eating great, sleeping great, and is definitely making good use of our diaper genies (can I get an AMEN parents?).
Abrie (my wife) has done incredibly, and I have never been more in love with her. She’s strong and such a great mother to Addison already. Addie’s strong like her mom, and I’m getting to be a BOSS at swaddling.
I’m grateful for all the love and would appreciate prayers for little Addie and us as we all continue to get adjusted to our new life together as a family of 3. And yea, its WAY more awesome than you think it is!!!
As you may or may not know, my wife and I are close to the arrival of our first child, Addison Elise! I couldn’t be more excited to be a dad, and I know Abrie feels the same way, but is also excited to not be pregnant anymore (can I get an amen from the moms out there?!?).
With that said, I’m gonna be taking a break for the next few weeks from writing. I could push through and have some posts up, but there are 2 reasons I don’t want to do that:
1. I don’t want to compromise the quality of content.
I know my brain is going to be on so many other things than getting posts up here, and I want to be completely free to do that. Also, I want to make sure you guys are getting only the best stuff at cdenning.com, so I’m not willing to lower the standard, even for a short period of time.
2. My family will always come first.
You’ve maybe heard the Spurgeon quote, “begin as you mean to go on, and go on as you began, and let the Lord be all in all to you.” I know I’m going to suck at putting my family first sometimes, and I’m sure I’ll compromise at times, but I want to begin as a father as I intend to go on. I love you guys, but I love my girls more. #SorryNotSorry
This won’t be a long break, probably a few weeks at most, but know that we’ll be back with some great posts, including our first Set Build post, some great 5 Questions posts (guys like Bradley Hodges, Aaron Niequist, & Duane Mixon), and even more to come. If you don’t mind, take a moment to pray for my wife, our daughter, and for the entire labor process. Love you guys!