Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's been a while... Part 1

It's been a terribly long time since I last blogged. In fact, the last time I wrote, this is what I looked like:

Things have been very busy for us. This will be the first of several "catching up" posts.

For starters, we welcomed this little man into our family on Nov 10.

He arrived via scheduled c-section at 7:48 a.m. weighing 7 lbs 8 oz and 20.5 inches long. Since his name also starts with a K, I can't call him Baby K. Soooo... We named him Kohen. He now is 5 weeks old, which seems unbelievable to me. It's truly crazy how quickly time has gone by.

Here is big brother, Kade (aka Baby K).

He has adjusted so much better than I anticipated he would. I thought he would be really jealous of his dad and I holding his baby brother. However, to my surprise he hasn't been.

I have received several emails asking me to update our blog. Thank you to those of you who have asked. I remember all to well how bittersweet these posts were for me. It was especially difficult during the holiday season. So, I chose to blog very little about our pregnancy. Just because I have climbed out of the depths of infertility doesn't mean I have forgotten how it feels. [Let me remind my readers that my climb out took 5 years] It wasn't easy; it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life, and if I had to go through it again, I'm not sure how I could do it. But, in hindsight...I am so thankful for my journey. I have learned so much about myself, about my husband and our marriage, about my strength, and about our Lord.

I've met so many wonderful people who I count among the blessings I've received from infertility. There was a time I would have never thought I could be blessed by all the heartache, but I am so thankful for it. I was closer to God when he denied me my every hearts desire, and I'm currently journeying back to have that relationship with Him.

More to come...


Jen&Carter said...

Congrats, I have been thinking about u and how your pg went and delivery. I have been checking weekly. I am so happy for you and your husband you have some adorable kids. I look forward to reading more of your journey. I am thinking about #2. I am so scared that it is going to take awhile for #2 as it did to get our son who is now 15months where does the time go.

Alex and Jill said... have been busy!!! Congrats on the arrival of the newest baby K. :) He's precious.

Merry Christmas, girl!!

Joannah said...

Good to see you blogging again!

Janna said...

Oh he's so precious!!!! Absolutely perfect!!! Congratulations!!

Mel said...

Congratulations on the safe and healthy arrival of #2!!! I am so glad everything is going so well. SO great hearing from you.

The Lynchs said...

YAY! A picture of the new little guy - he is absolutely precious! I love all of his hair!

Your pregnancy pics rock, too! You looked great!

Charnè said...

Congrats on the birth of your seond son!! he is beautiful!