I’m so happy to announce the arrival of our baby GIRL, Sonia! Third times a charm for getting our sweet baby girl. We were totally shocked and excited to hear those words, “It’s a girl” as our little Sonny Girl made her way in to the world on that snowy first day of Spring. Totally worth the almost 42 week wait! We’re all soaking up the sweet girl energy in our house, especially after five years of living in rough and tumble boy world! It’s amazing how equally wonderful, yet so uniquely different and special it is to love your baby girl. Loving every sweet moment!
And then there were three. Lots of joy, and plenty of struggle. I don’t know what all those Moms were talking about saying going from 2 to 3 kids was so much easier than going from 1 to 2. I’m totally feeling outnumbered, and barely keeping my head above water. Even though I’m feeling calmer and trusting of my inner Mommy wisdom this time around, which is slightly easing the transition, I’m realizing the logistics of managing my world with 3 kiddos is challenging me big time. From the simple things like how to load three kids in the car, which I just found out is not going to work for our new family of 5 (wish I knew that when I got the car a month before I got prego with babe #3), to refereeing my 4 and almost 2 yr. olds as they engage in a hitting and pushing match while I’m seeing stars and my toes are curling with the extreme pain as my baby latches and loads on to my breast! Here’s a little helpful hint, never yell at your kids while your baby is latched on your boob. Feels like a hermit crab clamped down and gave you a “titty twister” on your already super sore nipples! Ouch!
Then, there’s the “crumbs.” The crumbs on the floor that I don’t have time to clean up. I can’t stand it! I’m a “recovering” Type A perfectionist that gets eaten alive on the inside when things are out of order and just aren’t the way I want them. Yeah, I know crazy! Believe me, I’m working real hard and praying a whole lot to put the crazy perfectionist in the corner for a long time out. Not there yet! The crumbs are constant reminders of the out of order chaos that is my life right now. I always knew one of the many reasons God blessed us with baby #3 was to help me let go and throw my hands in the air and surrender a little more. To help me embrace more of a “Let Go and Let Love (God)” way of living. I have to learn to be OK with the “crumbs.” To find peace in the midst of life’s many chaotic moments, and be light with myself as I’m learning to do it. So, learning I am.
Here’s to taking it one “crumb” at a time, and trusting that someday I will be light enough with myself to find peace and humor with life’s and my many imperfections.
Sonia Renee, Born 3/20/15, 7lbs 14oz
Her big brothers are smitten!
Mommy loves her sweet baby girl!