Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ann Claire is 3 months!

Wow, my how the past three months have flown by. It seems like yesterday we were anxiously awaiting her arrival and I was begging J to travel to Waffle House at 12 AM for waffles. Well, here we are three months later, and our little angel is getting baptized in the morning. I promised myself that tonight was my deadline to post about her and how she has changed our lives. I have also failed to post about her changes each month, even though I have documented them on my camera!

A year ago, another baby was not even on the radar for us. Life with 11, well 10 at home, one had just gone to college, was crazy to say the least. I honestly was very shocked and even a little in awe that I was even pregnant. God had bigger plans for our family. . it would get bigger, literally. The last year has proven to test all of my patience and my physical abilities. Carrying a child at 35 is hard, yes I know women do it all the time, but it was hard. . very. hard. We went to work on our plans of how she would fit in, where she would go physically at night in our home, we didn't even think we really had room for her. I feel so bad now looking back, and even admitting, it all seemed like a burden.

God has blessed us with the most angel of a baby I have ever seen. She is VERY good, had no colic, is sleeping through the night, and is very peaceful. I will never forget when the nurse brought her into the hospital room at 5 AM one morning. . she was bundled up tight like a little Russian baby. . you know when they are swaddled and they look like little dolls. She had a tiny hot pink bow in her hair (at 5 AM, mind you). I took one look at her, and I knew it. . she was special, and she was mine! I immediately told J at that moment, "I take it all back, every complaint, ever gripe, and whine about being pregnant, she is worth it all!" Isn't it crazy how our babies make us forget the past nine months as if they never happened. Not to mention the pain of childbirth we just experienced. . she has changed me in other ways too.

She is laid back, therefore I am more laid back. I feel in some ways she has calmed me down. Things that used to bother me, I just shrug and say, "whatever, it will be there tomorrow, I am not getting stressed over that". (plus with a 3 month old, I don't have the time or energy, but because of her it's worth it!)

I wanted to quickly post about her and someday I will write the whole birth experience, it's funny!

One Month!

Two Months!

Three Months!

Our littlest angel is growing!


macmama said...

Oh my goodness! She TOTALLY looks like M.E.!! (Beautiful, that is!!)

rachel said...

umm, hi. seeing my country's flag nicely plastered in red and white on your feedit wall, i thought i'd pop a hello along with it. God bless your family.

ForHisGlory said...

She is absolutely beautiful!!! You of course, already know this, but i thought I would pop on here and let you know that I still follow your blog, I hardly comment, which, shame on me..I'm just being lazy!! You have had a bussy and blessed year! T

dancing queen said...

Ann Claire is so cute!!!!:):):)

Anonymous said...

Before I saw Jessica's comment, I thought, "She looks just like ME". She is precious!

elizabeth said...

she does look like ME! so pretty. i can't believe she is so big already. where does the time go?