Baby At 40
I have been away for awhile, simply because I have been enjoying our newest addition to the family. Outside of the enjoyment, I have been just dragging my tail a bit after the birth of my third child. Having a baby at 40, is a lot harder than when I had the boys at 33. Things hurt, that I didn’t think were possible in areas that I didn’t even know I had.
This pregnancy was a real surprise in a lot of ways. I didn’t really get to go into labor with the boys because I had been on bed rest with them for 16 weeks, I had a cerclage, and my water was leaking at 34 weeks, 5 days, and in order to pull the stitch I had an epidural, long before delivering them naturally. So, I never felt a thing.
With this little bundle, I was never on bed rest, went into full blown labor at 33 weeks 5 days, baby was breech, and I had an emergency c-section! I thought I was dying shortly after, but I prevailed and we have a beautiful baby girl to show for it all. I guess I haven’t been here as much because I have been drinking up every single moment with our daughter and boys, and trying to figure out the logistics of dividing my time between school, the boys and the baby and all the other household stuff. I can say, that I missed my blogging interaction, but I have always told myself that being a mom was first and foremost and this was always secondary.
Having a little girl has been an absolute dream for me. My husband is worried he won’t know what to do with her and I am just thrilled that I get to dress her up, by girl stuff in general and looking forward to having that mother daughter bond that I thought was surely out of reach as the years passed and we tossed around the idea of having another. Time was running out, and life has a way of surprising you. I thank God every day for the gift of having this lucky experience. I can now say I have the best of both worlds. Even if she weren’t a she, I am so lucky to have what I have.
I hope to be writing more, as I miss it. For now the baby is asleep, the boys have a project and laundry is multiplying like dust bunnies. What are you up to?