Sunday, April 5, 2009

Welcome Anastasia!

My very dear friends, Megan and Max welcomed a baby girl, Anastasia on April 1st (right on her due date, I may add!). Bella and I went and visited her in the hospital. Baby & her parents are doing very well! 

Bella is doing wonderfully. She surprised us the other night by getting up on all fours all by herself! She did it again the next morning. I can't believe how fast she is growing up! She is going to be crawling before we know it.

I'm feeling reflective and thankful today...Being around all the newborns lately has brought back many memories and thoughts for us. Its amazing how much more comfortable I feel around a newborn now, almost like second nature. I have found myself realizing that I really do want more babies in the future. There is something so special about how tiny they are at that time. However, both Jer and I know that we aren't quite ready yet for another baby. We love Isabella so much, and when I think its impossible for me to love her even more, I see her big wide mouthed grin in the morning and I just melt! I also will say that she is the ONLY one that can get Jerry out of bed before 9am on a Saturday morning, haha! I also have realized that things don't always go according to plan for one reason or another. I really wanted to be successful with a med-free delivery and breastfeeding with Bella...neither of which ended up working out for one reason or another. I beat myself up about it for a long time, and being around all the newborns has brought back some of those feelings, but after having a good talk with my Mom and with Jerry, I feel like there is no right or wrong way to do these things. I *am* a good Mom, and the best Mom does what is best for her and her baby, which I did. And you know what? I bet the next baby, delivery and all won't go the same or even how I expect! I think this whole parenthood thing has humbled me. I have realized that as Type-A as I am, I really don't have control over everything and relaxing and just enjoying every day is exactly what life is about.

I love my girl so much! She amazes me. My husband amazes me, he's such a wonderful father. And I have the best family and friends anyone could ever ask for!

Thanks for reading my ramblings today :o)

1 comment:

Alexandra V said...

What a great post and how true it is! We really do not have control over alot of things but especially an infant!! And you are a wonderful mother:)!!!

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