Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It's A Girl!




I have some big news that I’ve been meaning to share; my husband and I have a little girl!  She came last month and earlier than expected, but thankfully she’s perfectly healthy and doing wonderfully well.  We couldn’t be happier and more excited.  It’s truly a miracle given my health issues and a very high risk, complicated pregnancy that we’ve been blessed with this little baby and are now a family!

Life has a whole new rhythm.  Feedings, diaper changes, and tons of hugs, kisses, and snuggles are what make up my days and nights. We’ve been lucky to have lots of support from family, but this is a whole new kind of work.   Like many first time moms, I’ve got lots to learn and everything is new to me.  And of course, I’ve got the added challenge of trying to figure out how to take care of myself and keep my health stable so I can take care of her.   When do I fit in rest, putting in eye drops, eye soaks, keeping my medicine organized, doctors appointments? I know this will be an ongoing process, but for now I’m just basking in being a new mommy and doing the best I can with our little one.

I'll try to keep posting when I can, like right now--when she’s peacefully napping, but I just had to share our joy with all of my wonderful readers!


7 comments:

  1. Congratulations! All the extra work truly IS a labor of love, and I wish you all the best as you journey through the blessing! I am so glad you posted. I had been thinking about you and wondering how you were.

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    1. Thanks Vickie for your kind words. As you can see it has been busy as I'm just responding now ;)). It truly is a labor of love and so rewarding. Each day brings new excitement and she changes almost daily. I can't believe how much she's already grown. We're loving being new parents.

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  2. What wonderful news!! I'm so happy for you and your husband. Cherish every precious moment with your little one. Blessings - Julia

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    1. Thanks Julia. We are still on cloud nine and can't believe what a little miracle she is.

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  3. Congrats to you guys!! Enjoy the time you have with your new bundle. The old adage, "sleep when she does" is SO true. Figuring out mommyhood and how to make it work with taking care of you can seem daunting. Give it a couple of months and it will be hard for you to remember a time when you weren't snuggling your sweetie while putting in eye drops one handed. ;o)

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    1. Thanks so much! You are one of my mommy inspirations to know that you can be a fantastic parent while dealing with autoimmune disease. And you are so right about putting in the eye drops one handed!!

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  4. My most heartfelt congratulations to you and your family. What fantastic news! Thank you for posting this update. I am so happy for you and relieved everything turned out well. I wish you many years of happiness together, as my children continue to bring me.

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