Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Baby E

This is the hardest job I've ever had in my life! Please pray for me as I am having a very hard time adjusting to all of the changes. I'm trying to fight a lot of anxiety. Cory has been amazing, thankfully!!


  1. I remember dealing with a lot of anxiety the first month of so after K was born. It really hit hard the first full week things were back to normal. My hubby was back to work, grandparents had all gone home it was just K and I home alone...all day. Ahh. I used to call the hubby at work crying 2-3 times a day. It will get better...

    Congrats E's adorable!!

  2. Devon, you are doing wonderful! :)
    You are a great mother and God has given this sweet and wonderful little girl to you. He will never leave you alone. Fall on Him....when you have time, read in His Word...the Psalms and the Proverbs. He will lift you up! xoxo
    She is beautiful and perfect. She is such a wonderful addition to our family!!! :)

  3. Devon, each day will get easier! Don't worry about everything else around you right now, just make sure she is fed and you are well rested....everything else can wait!

    Hope you get our gift in the mail soon. Can't resist buying pink =)

  4. As days go by it just gets easier and more and more blissful rather than worrisome.
    I think about you all the time, and pray for you and your family often.

    I had a really difficult time breastfeeding for the first 5 weeks, and that was a battle no one ever mentioned would happen.
    I think a lot of women forget to share some of the struggles they go through in the beginning, so when we get here as first timers, we're surprised at the adjustment period.

    Email me if theres anything at all I can do for you, and know I'm praying! :)

  5. She is really adorable! It was hard for me at first too. I guess it's something that mom's don't talk a lot about or else they don't remember after it passes. The first 3 weeks, I cried every day at least once, sometimes more. I was happy to have Kavi but the new job was overwhelming. :) I think it will get better soon, don't worry!

    Don't forget that your body is going through a lot of hormonal changes and that alone is enough to make emotions out of whack! Add a whole new job on top of that, and it's very normal to feel anxiety. Don't feel like you aren't normal - you are adjusting to your new role, just as many other mothers have, and it's not easy! I promise, it will get better over time. Prayers will carry you along the way until you feel better.

    You will be in my prayers!

  6. This brings to mind a verse I have stitched.
    If God Brings You To It....
    He Will Bring You Through It!

    You are in my thoughts & prayers. Blessings!

  7. She is SO sweet. I always said that being a mom is 100x harder than the hardest job I've ever had. Those first weeks are overwhelming. You're exhausted, the baby takes a lot of energy when you have none and you are still recovering from the whole birthing process. I tell every new mom...the first three weeks are hell, but by the 4th - 5th week, you get it all figured out and by about the 6th week, you emerge from the little bubble you've been in and return to being a normal person! When you are in the thick of it, it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel, but hang in there, it gets easier! If you need it, get out and have a breather!!!

  8. Oh girl!!
    I'm so happy for your adorable magical blessing.
    Hang in there, be easy on yourself. It's a lot to take in at first! You WILL fall into a routine and everything will be fine, I promise. I know this part is rough. Just ask for help and be gentle with yourself and try to find moments of peace! We are here for you!!

  9. She is absolutely beautiful Devon!! Things will get easier as you guys devolop a routine and get settled. Take your time and revel in the amazing little creature that God brought into your family and let the rest fall into place. You're going to be an amazing mommy!

    Love to you and your family!

  10. Congrats to you and hubby! The "words of wisdom" from all of the lovely ladies are all so very real. Although we "think" we are so ready..."emotionally" we can't even begin until we hold that little miracle in our arms. All of you this overwhelming~ness will balance out ~ Try to be patient with yourself ~ You are being a great new Mommy!
    Many Blessings ~

  11. Congrats on the baby. It was a joy to follow along with you. You have a very hard job now, its ok, its just the way God meant for it to be. It is a very important job indeed and you have been intrusted with it. You will be fine and great. Its one of those things that "unless your there" kinda times that its hard to understand. I've been there. All that worry is just your senses kicking in to protect her from any and everything. Its all so normal. Hang in there, enjoy every precious moment.


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