The next 6 months or so went by quick and pleasantly drama free. Mostly because Evie was too busy to get caught up in all the family drama going on, because there is plenty (and we'll get to that...eventually). But being a med student is no easy task, and not that Evie anticipated it being easy but it was harder than expected. Many days she was at school from 7 in the morning until 9 or 10 at night. Getting home after Lucas was in bed, and often Alex, too. At least the bed was usually warmed up for her, because that was the only place she wanted to go once she got home. Some days she would head home early, still spending the whole evening studying, but at least she could be close to her family. That had to be the hardest part, she way underestimated the time school would take up and some days it still felt like she was a thousand miles away from her family.
She's been doing really well in school though. Her hard work is definitely paying off. She's been on the dean's list most of her time there. Takes on every extra credit opportunity that comes up, even though it can't actually do anything for her, she's acing all her classes. I guess it was more about stockpiling the credits though for when she had the baby and couldn't make it to class.
She did study right up until she went into labour, too. Literally the very second. That is what I call dedication.
Fortunately labour and delivery were much easier and faster the second time around. Baby girl Isabella just decided she was ready to enter the world and that was it, she wanted to enter it now. Time wise she probably could have made it to her last class of the day. Of course, there was no way she was up to that, she was happy to go home, snuggle the baby for a bit, and have a really long nap.
I guess this is where all the extra credit comes in handy. Now that Bella is here Evie has cut way back on the amount of time she actually spends at school and is taking it a lot easier, because of course she's in that stage of not wanting to leave her precious new baby, even for a minute. So she's only been going to school if it's really important like an exam.
Also, I just want to point out what an adorable big brother Lucas is already. He was very happy to meet his little sister. He was a little hesitant to give up his crib and room for her. But has completed the transition to a new room and a big boy bed; giving mom, dad, and myself all "he's growing up way too fast!" moments. He absolutely loves his little sister though, he loves to hang out close to wherever she is, and is really excited to show her all his cool toys and play with her when she's a little bit bigger (and constantly nags his parents about when that will be).
And we can't forget daddy! Completely wrapped around Bella's little finger already, being the super adorable and attentive father all over again. He loves when Evie does have to go into school and he can have Bella all to himself.... and then he just sleeps day away anyway, but with his adorable daughter snuggled up in his arms. It makes for the cutest moments for Evie to come home to, at least. Alex is just so adorable with his kids, just the best dad ever.
And for now, life in the Ellison-Warren house is perfect, so for now we'll just savour these precious moments.