She’s Here! Meet Jill’s Baby!

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You may have noticed my drastic decline in posting over the last 3 days. The reason couldn’t be any more precious. Meet my new baby girl! Named after our paternal grandmothers, she is as sweet as can be. She loves to be held all day and stays awake all night eating. So typical of a newborn, right?

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We let our children be a part of the delivery process. They were in the room and saw EVERYTHING. I’m a bit terrified that my kindergartener will illustrate a story about the experience. The girls especially loved it and instantly bonded with their new sister. I’m afraid the little angel will have to put up with not one mother, but all three of us. My son is obviously a little young for such an experience, but I’m glad he was there anyway. I love to hear him try to say her name and try not to freak out too much when he is trying to get me to play a game of catch while I’m nursing.

eleanor 2 copyI’m thankful for tender mercies. My doctor wanted to schedule an induction 10 days early for no apparent reason. With my previous delivery with him, he wouldn’t even think about inducing me that soon, since I have VBAC deliveries (my first was a c-section), and my baby appeared so large. But this time he was ready to go. When he delivered her he said, “Wow. You guys are so lucky. I have seen babies dead from this.” Sweet little Eleanor had a tight knot in her cord, which could have caused problems with the circulation of blood from the placenta to the baby as well as deprived her of oxygen. As it is, we have a perfectly healthy little girl.

So please bear with me as I learn how to balance two kids in school, a new baby, and an active toddler who needs to be potty trained with finding amazing deals to help you save money! Blogging is my happy place, and I’ll try to find some time each day to “visit” with all of you.

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