Nicely, it’s positively been an eventful two weeks! For those who missed the information, child Micah was born June 20 — my best and quickest start! So many prayers have been answered along with his start and I’m so grateful!
The transition from 5 youngsters to 6 youngsters and my restoration have each gone remarkably properly. Actually, aside from being extra drained than common (which may be very anticipated for having a new child plus a child and a toddler — and three teenagers!), I’m feeling shut to completely recovered!
Jesse left about 5 hours after Micah was born as a result of Silas had a long-awaited baseball event in Destin, FL. He took D and Kaitlynn with him, too. So it was simply me, Kathrynne, Kierstyn, and Micah right here for the primary 5 days.
Kathrynne did such an awesome job juggling caring for me, Kierstyn, and Micah — and working errands/manning the home, too!
She is completely in love along with her little brother and continuously needs to carry him and assist with him and ensure he’s okay!
Headed house from the hospital!
It’s fairly loopy to have a new child and have your oldest daughter driving you house from the hospital!
In the meantime in Florida, D cherished the water! We missed him a lot again house and FaceTimed a number of occasions a day to get to speak to him and see his smile and listen to his giggle. Jesse stated he was a dream child on the journey although (which I’m not shocked by!) He by no means awakened at evening and by no means cried as soon as your complete journey. Really, he’s the best and sweetest little one ever!
Proper after we acquired house from the hospital.
The most effective components of getting older youngsters and littles on the identical time is how a lot the older ones benefit from the little ones. They have been SO excited for Micah to be born and I’m glad that I’m able to nurse him, as a result of I may not get to carry him a lot in any other case!
D watching one of many many baseball video games in FL. Silas’ workforce ended up making it to the semi-finals — out of 24 groups!
Kathrynne went again to work on Friday, so I flew solo with these two… and it went fairly properly total!
However we have been so joyful for Jesse, Silas, Kaitlynn, and D to make it again early Saturday morning. Nicely, Micah wasn’t fairly certain what he thought! 😉
I used to be particularly joyful for this boy to be house. Oh how I missed him!!
For those who bear in mind with Kierstyn, I had a extremely, actually laborious time with nursing/low provide — largely as a result of the truth that she actually struggled with latching/sucking from the get-go. After weeks and weeks of laborious work and attempting all of the issues, we ended up needing to complement. I had totally ready myself that might most likely be the case once more this time, however Micah has been nursing like a champ… and so I’ve had far more provide. Actually, I’ve been capable of pump further and freeze some day-after-day — one thing I’ve by no means been capable of do earlier than!!
“How are you doing?” Somebody near me requested me actually just a few days in the past. And my truthful reply was: “Very well, however I really feel like I’m treading water and positively haven’t discovered my groove with 6 youngsters but.”
Having three littles means somebody all the time wants their diaper modified, somebody all the time must be fed or nursed (or wants a snack), and somebody all the time needs to be held.
And then you definately add in three teenagers who must be pushed locations, additionally must be fed (gratefully, they’re excellent at fending for themselves!), and who want numerous conversations/encouragement… and properly, our days are full and we’re nonetheless discovering a rhythm right here.
BUT, sure, my days is likely to be full, however my coronary heart is fuller.
This life is a present — all of it.
I go searching and see a lot magnificence. A lot pleasure. A lot goodness.
I watch the laughter as our youngsters work together with one another. I see the kindness and gentleness because the older ones love on the youthful ones. I see Kierstyn being a bit of mama to Micah. I see D studying and rising and bringing a lot sunshine to our lives.
I see God’s provision for me each day. He offers me pockets of time every day to recharge. He offers me sleep after I want it most. He multiplies my power after I’m weary.
I get to tangibly expertise His faithfulness as He offers me precisely what I must do what He’s known as me to every day.
Every day is a present and I wouldn’t commerce this season for something. We’ll finally discover our groove. For now, I’m simply taking one hour at a time and in search of to depend upon God’s faithfulness to offer me what I would like for that hour… and He’s all the time devoted! ❤️
I used to be feeling so good one week postpartum that I’ve began to get out of the home a bit of bit day-after-day — which has been actually good for my psychological well being!
Each time after I get D out of the tub, he holds onto me and simply cuddles with me like this for at the least a couple of minutes. It’s the sweetest!
Completely satisfied fifteenth birthday, Kaitlynn! You’re probably the most artistic, quick-witted, considerate folks I do know. Your sarcasm and sass retains us in stitches and on our toes. You additionally assist hold us all knowledgeable on all the most recent information on just about all the things culturally — I do not know how you retain up however I’m so glad you achieve this I don’t should!
We’ve seen a lot maturity in you this previous 12 months as you’ve navigated some tough conditions, stood alone, made God-honoring selections within the face of peer stress, and gotten up actually early virtually each single morning as a way to make the 40-minute drive to ice skating follow/classes earlier than faculty.
I’ve cherished watching you and Kathrynne develop into such good mates this 12 months and I’ve additionally cherished the entire dates we’ve had collectively — even when you’ve form of given up on me ever having excellent tastes in garments and footwear.
It was particular to have at Micah’s start this week — and the photographs you took of proper as he was born are ones I’ll cherish eternally!
You’ve got carried out a lot this previous 12 months to assist with Kierstyn and D and your pleasure over having one other little brother to like and pour into was such a assist to me on the laborious being pregnant days.
God has huge issues in retailer in your future! Hold in search of Him and being so intentional in how you reside your life, who you encompass your self with, and the choices you make. We’re standing on the sidelines cheering you on as you proceed to step nearer and nearer to maturity!
We love you, Kaitlynn!