It’s funny how a new baby changes everything. From more diaper changes to less sleep, it’s somewhat amazing how a little eight pound being can throw an entire family dynamic into a tailspin, in the coolest of ways. But sometimes, a new baby shows up and it’s as if they were always meant to be here.
Take, for example, little Piper Grace Harvick.
Adorable daughter to NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick and wife DeLana, Piper Grace arrived on Dec. 28, 2017, and ever since has seemed to effortlessly blend into the family. “Happy New Year,” Kevin wrote alongside a gorgeous pic of his new baby daughter being lovingly watched over by big brother Keelan on his Instagram page on Jan. 1. “Not sure it could start much better!!!”
“Thank you all so much for all the sweet messages,” DeLana wrote on her Twitter page on Jan. 1 alongside an adorable pic of her two children lovingly holding hands. “Wishing you all much health, happiness and love in 2018!”
Of course, with two girls now in the house, Kevin and Keelan still need their male bonding time, which they found recently while watching a little football. “It’s cold outside, so we broke out the slot car track while watching the @outback bowl,” Kevin wrote Jan. 2 on his Instagram page alongside a video of the two checking out their racecar track.
“Not a bad day,” Kevin says to the camera.
“I don’t think it’s a bad day either,” agrees Keelan in just about the cutest voice ever.
Yet, it’s not all sweet and perfect in the Harvick household at the moment, considering that DeLana seemed to hint that not all of them are enjoying a sound night of sleep at the moment. She tweeted on Jan. 3 that she had enjoyed a full four hours of sleep in one stretch, writing, “That feeling ya get when you have four-hour stretches of sleep overnight …”
The very next day, she wasn’t so lucky.
All in all, if any family can make it look easy, it’s the Harvick family. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect for the four of them to have the time to get used to being a new family of four before daddy has to go back to the track. In fact, as NASCAR fans know, the Daytona 500 is just around the corner, scheduled for Feb. 18.
“I think things progressed well as we went through the season,” Kevin said in a recent interview with Motorsport.com. “I don’t think we ever got to the point of getting everything to the point where everyone wanted it. As far as finding everything we could to find, all the speed that we needed, we just ran out of races. But they did a great job and put a lot of effort into getting us where we were in the playoffs, and then progressing still through the playoffs. It was a lot of work for everybody at SHR [Stewart-Haas Racing], but I think the off season is a good thing to let everybody take a deep breath and think about what we’re doing.”