Eleni Grey. 9lbs 4oz. Born on her due date, August 21st.
If you've been wondering why it's been so quiet on the blog front, this would be why! We're getting in all of our new baby love and I'm just now able to comfortably sit in a chair for more than two minutes (thanks stitches).
God must have heard 9 months worth of pleas for a baby who didn't scream at us and slept even just a little because we got a chunky monkey who loves to eat and sleep. Oh, that beautiful nursery we had set up? It's been torn apart. The crib is next to our bed, there are diapers everywhere, the diaper genie is in the living room, and I frequently pump on the couch watching The Letdown late at night. Because that's what happens in real life.
Our labor and delivery this go around was a night and day difference from Ana's and I'm not quite ready to share our birth story yet, so I'll save it for one of the next blog posts. The same goes for our breastfeeding journey. We've only just begun, but I hope to share more about what we're going through soon for other Mom's to relate to.
I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, every bit is something I'm trying to hold onto as Eleni is our last. The late night feedings where you're so groggy, so you put some random Netflix show on. The little snorts and giggles and sighs when they sleep. The incessant Googling about poop, boobs, and the "Has anyone ever..." questions.
I love being a Mom. Every bit of it.
I might joke about the gross and hard moments and I'm human, so I get frustrated and burnt out, but that's just part of the package. Every new season in both my ladies lives is my most favorite and most fulfilling job. I'm super blessed that I get to relive this season of welcoming a new life earth side with us and watching the baby stage one more time.