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What a Week!
Last week was a whirlwind… not only did my older girls have just about everything going on in their lives, our little baby Jaelyn also made her debut! Of course right. And now that she’s here, I cannot imagine my world without her. I’ve fallen so deeply in love with this sweet baby girl, so much that I find myself gazing into her eyes while feeding her, or just watching her sleep and dream. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I know she’s my last, or what. All I know is that I’m embracing each and every moment.
Unsure Times Three
This entire pregnancy has been a blur. At first I just felt unsure and even stressed out at times trying to figure out how my husband and I would make all of this work–both financially and physically. I always pictured myself with two kids and felt confident that on two teacher salaries, we could offer the girls a descent quality of life. For the next two years (minus teacher vacations) we will be paying double daycare and trying to maintain keeping the older girls involved in extra curricular activities. Not only is this a beat down financially, but it’s also a beat down as far a time. The thought of all this stresses me out, especially knowing I’ve got a new baby to tote around.
I do also know that, regardless of how much I stress out, God always seems to work things out. Rather than obsessing over finances and stressing over things that are out of our control, I know it’s best to simply pray about it and trust in the Lord. So, with knowing this… life is wonderful! We’ve got three healthy, beautiful girls, I made it through my surgery without any major problems, and I have an amazing husband here to support me and my girls along the way. Life is great!
Our baby girl weighed in at 7 pounds 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She’s pretty much the mini me to her sister Taytem–and is absolutely perfect. Thank you again for all of the supportive messages, DMs, and for welcoming our sweet baby Jaelyn!
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