Meet the newest member of our family, sweet little miss emma Mae. She’s been with us for 5 months and I am so happy to finally share her!
I am so happy to finally introduce you all to our newest girl, Emma Mae. Why did it take five months you might ask?
Because my friends, I have just been soaking every bit of my sweet girls up this summer. And it has been a blessing I’ll never take forgranted!
You all have been so patient and kind with me as we have gone through our journey to become parents, so I knew you would understand!
But I couldn’t wait any longer to share her with you all. So today is finally time!
Pregnancy Was Rough
Full transparency, pregnancy was hard this time! I was referred to high risk doctors early on for high blood pressure and had double the monthly appointments.
All the normal side effects were the exact same as when I was pregnant with Bailey, so I had pretty bad morning (all day) sickness until around 21 weeks.
There were a few weeks after that where I felt great in my second trimester. That sweet spot, I like to call it. But then I started having breathing and heart issues, so my doctors referred me to a cardiologist.
The rest of my pregnancy I was in and out with appointments and weekly monitoring. In the end it was just pregnancy related issues that cleared as soon as I had Emma. Nothing serious.
I was induced three weeks early just to make sure I didn’t reach a point where preeclampsia was a concern. Even though this pregnancy was a rough ride, I’m still so filled with gratitude I have a healthy baby from it all!
Labor was Different, but Easier
Everything about labor for me was easier the second time around. Knowing what to expect ahead of time was such a huge relief! I was still nervous of course, but not nearly as much as being a first timer!
However, the process post Covid was very different. Since there was such a shortage of nurses, we were “on call” for an open bed for a day and a half.
We had to quite literally sit around and wait for them to call us, and then had an hour and a half to make it to the hospital to claim our room. So a very different experience this time!
We had a room at around 8am, I was induced and we had Emma that night at 7:35pm. Labor was so quick! I think I pushed three times and she was here!
And the rest is history! I can’t even believe she’s been with us for five months already!
Family of Four
Emma has been the best baby! She’s an absolute dream. And Bailey has been such a good big sister, but it’s definitely been an adjustment for her. So we are still taking it day by day.
She loves to help me change diapers, give baby a bath, and more recently feed her puree. I just know they will be the best of friends in the future!
Going from one to two kids hasn’t been as bad as I thought, but still a challenge. I’m a mess most days, but trying to figure out a schedule still that works for all of.
Nursing on the other hand has been like night and day from when I had Bailey. I nursed with Bailey only two months then I switched to exclusively pumping for a year. It was soooo much work!
With Emma, nursing just came so naturally. It’s been great!
So here we are, a family of four. I am beyond blessed, beyond grateful, beyond in love. I thank God everyday for these two little girls.
To go from thinking we couldn’t have kids to now…
It’s all in Gods perfect timing.