Makael is HERE!
It has been a while since I have written a blog but you will see why! Michael and I have our hands full with three little ones and I couldn’t be more in love. As you know, we went through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and that process was one of the hardest things I have ever done. After being told that this would be our only option to have children, I tried to embrace the shots even though I really hated them. I was able to produce 13 eggs after all the medicine but only 4 survived the fertilization process and they placed two that didn’t take. I have never felt so discouraged and defeated in my life. But I wanted a child so I took about a month break and proceeded for round two. Thankfully God gave us Kaela out of that round and we got a very wonderful surprise 7 months later! This pregnancy was also a surprise and after everything we went through the first time, I know I have to thank God for His timing and His blessings.
When I found out I was pregnant, I was overwhelmed and nervous for sure. I thought, “you already have two really little ones, can you really extend yourself to another?” I immediately felt the flutters of excitement when I told myself, you’ve got the super mom. Seeing Michael’s face when I told him was priceless. I showed him the pregnancy test when he got home that day and I have never seen his eyes so wide in my life! I know it was a combination of shock and excitement.
MaKaela was probably the most excited since she is the oldest and understands more. She immediately told everyone at her dance school that Mommy has a baby in her belly and her favorite book to read was “I’m a Big Sister.” Makhi on the other hand, did not want to relinquish his role as the baby. Every time we tried to talk to him about it, he would either say no or hide. I’m happy that he now loves his little brother and I can already tell they are going to be very close.
People always say that all pregnancies and deliveries are different and mine have followed that rule. Makhi was the hardest delivery because I had to wait almost 7 centimeters with no epidural. With Makael, I scheduled to be induced but he decided he wanted an April birthday that was two weeks before his due date! My water broke in the middle of the night and since this had never happened with my first two, I didn’t know what to expect. By 3am we were at the hospital and Makael was being weighed and measured at 9:08am. This was, by far, my fastest delivery.
Makael Calvin is already such a fun and loving baby. He loves talking and watching his siblings play but I can tell he is going to be a lot like his sister. Makhi is very mild and go with the flow but MaKaela and MaKael definitely know what they want and will tell you when it is not right. Three little ones under three is a lot but I’m thankful that the older two can say I Love You and all of the new baby smiles and giggles. I adjusted to two so I know I can adjust to three. I’m definitely thankful that I have help at night and honestly, the baby stage, even with sleep deprivation, might be easier than the toddler stage.
Can’t wait to share more as I balance three little ones with being a wife and a businesswoman!