Sunday, March 4, 2012

Party of 5

So I haven't posted in a while because I was busy giving birth to this beautiful girl and getting adjusted to life with 3 kids under 3.

Delivery went really well, but recovery has been kinda tough! It is going on 5 weeks now and I am still not totally healed:( I almost want to be done having kids so I don't have to go through surgery again. Either way, it has been totally worth it to get this sweet little addition into our family. I mean seriously...look how cute she is:

The kids have adjusted REALLY well to having a new baby in the house. Dixie is in love with her and Knox maybe glances her way once a week. (Daddy looks good with 3 kids on his lap).

The transition was tough at first. I was very blessed to have someone here to help me for 2 full weeks and dinners delivered to us almost every night for 3 weeks (I know that sounds spoiled). We have amazing family, friends, and church family. You have no idea how much this helped and was appreciated!

When we first brought Savannah home and started "reality" I cried a couple times. I felt so hormonal and even though this was my 3rd kid in 3 years, I felt like a first time mom when it came to some stuff (like getting her to stop crying or sleep). I have gone through that with every one of my kids, but praise God he sees you through those rough patches. Now here we are 5 weeks later and I can actually manage getting all the kids fed, dressed and taken care of by 8 am. I just have to figure out how to squeeze getting myself ready in there too. Most days I am still in my pajamas at 2 p.m. when they all go down for nap (sounds pathetic, I know...but you try it). It will come in time and already a month has flown by. The baby is now sleeping in her own room and crib and that certainly helps with sleep. Plus my amazing husband takes 1 feeding a night so I get some rest. I'm trying to enjoy this precious time frame with my baby girl that seems like forever while you are going through it, but goes by in a flash.

I still can't believe that I am a mom of 3 now. I look at these sweet babies that God has blessed me with and I wonder how I ever lived my life without knowing them. Will there be more kids in the future...I can't say for sure. Maybe, maybe not. Right now, I am content with these 3 precious little beings and most days overwhelmed with tending to all of their needs. I am humbled at the fact that God chose Evan and I to raise them up. I look forward to all that He has in store for each of their lives and our family as a whole. So for now, here's to my party of 5!