It’s been a while and I hope you are well.
Amelia Katelyn was born on March 2 at 10:35 am. There was some serious concern that the gestational diabetes I developed was inhibiting her growth, so I was induced three weeks early. She’s tiny, currently at 5.5 lbs, but healthy and absolutely the center of attention.
Back in November, when I shared the news that our family would be growing, I also mentioned that we were considering a move in the spring. I know spring doesn’t start for a couple weeks, but we did it. The original plan was to have the baby, put the house on the market, and then find a home to fit our family. We found the home (it was on my walking route), put in an offer on contingency (which if you aren’t a real estate buff means that we could back out if our home didn’t sell) and the sellers accepted. We scrambled, put our home on the market, and signed a contract.
The plan was then to move, then have the baby.
Life doesn’t like plans.
I would like to thank my husband’s crossfit gym, Sacred Pine, for all of their help over the last few days. The owners and members knew we needed help due to Amelia’s early arrival and stepped up in a big way. We truly appreciate this.
The last few months have been rough and I knew conceptually that having a community was important, experiencing it has been incredible. It’s hard to accept help, especially when you prefer to be the one to give (or as my therapist would probably point out rescue), but life gets easier when you do.
We’re sleep deprived and surrounded by boxes, but that will get beter, one nap, one box and one day at a time. I’m currently on maternity leave from my day job. My plan, haha, is to begin playing catch up here.
Many thanks to Margo for this picture of our baby.