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Baby, Baby, Baby!!!

Our Little Sweet Pea

Our Little Sweet Pea

Introducing the reason for my silence this past while, our little Sweet Pea, born 7-9-15 at 5:20 pm weighing in at a healthy (and ironic) 7 lbs. 9 ounces!!! 🙂

Excuse my "it's been a looooooong labor" face. LOL

Excuse my “it’s been a looooooong labor” face.

I was having some issues- along with weeks of prolonged consistent labor without progress- so I underwent an induction just before her due date. 23 hours after they began the induction, I delivered our beautiful baby girl without an epidural. I’ll spare the details, but it was a long and very difficult process. I have zero regrets about my choices, including doing an induction without an epidural, because of the circumstances. I did not want induced, but needed interference, in spite of my ideal scenario. I blacked out about an hour and a half after our daughter was born, due to blood loss and exhaustion. I was already depleted, and my hemoglobins dropped enough that they wanted to do a transfusion, which I refused, so my recovery will be slow. I am just glad things are great with the baby, and I will eventually be okay.

This Is What a Dream Come True Looks Like

This Is What a Dream Come True Looks Like

Our little girl is sweet, beautiful, and very healthy. Our older children- especially our oldest daughter- are absolutely in love with their new baby sister, as you can see from the photos. For our oldest Princess, having a living baby doll of a baby sister is literally a dream come true! She can’t get enough of snuggling her new sissy. Our boyish Bambam is a bit intimidated by how teensy tiny she is, and already a super overprotective big brother (a position he takes quite seriously and is extremely proud of). He loves giving her extremely gentle kisses on her head. She’s a really calm and good natured little gal thus far.

Big Brother Holding Baby

Big Brother Holding Baby

We are so blessed! I am excited to introduce our precious Sweet Pea to y’all, hope you understand my absence this past bit, and keep following my little corner of the internet! 🙂


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Another Thanksgiving Blessing!

One More Blessing to Count!

One More Blessing to Count!

Can you guess what that blessing is? Yep, you guessed it! We are expecting our third little pumpkin…errr…baby!!! 🙂

Tiebreaker!

Tiebreaker!

As you can see, blessings #1 and #2 are quite excited about the eventual arrival of another little cutie patootie! Now the competition starts…who will win the tiebreaker? 😉  Our five year old is rooting for a girl, if you couldn’t guess that. Our two and a half year old isn’t old enough to know to have a preference. He just wants a “baaaaby”. Mommy & Daddy are with him on that.

I am just hoping this pregnancy goes much smoother than either of my first two, and have lots of hope that it will. I may just have to post about that later, but I’m not ready to go there yet. For now, I’m just happy about the expected blessing and riding the waves of nausea and rollercoaster energy levels.

For help choosing a baby name, check out my post on my favorites! My Favorite Baby Name Sites and Books

To see this Thanksgiving themed pregnancy announcement featured on Parents.com, click Parents.com Thanksgiving Pregnancy Announcements!