My New Addition: Baby Style

As some of you may know, my life has drastically changed over the past few months – I went from being pregnant to now hanging out with a handsome little three-month old every day. Yes that’s right, I had a baby boy in December and he’s such a wonderful addition to our life and family! He’s even trying to sleep for the better part of the night, I know, lucky us! I admit that it’s been tough to get in front of the computer and tell you guys all about it and get back into the swing of things. But typically when I get in front of the computer the scene looks something like this, and I give up. I’m working hard to get back on track though!

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I had a miraculous pregnancy. It was my second pregnancy with my 18-year-old kidney transplant, making it this kidney’s sixth kid to help bring into this world, including me, my two brothers and one sister, my daughter, and now my son! I told my mom thanks again, of course! As far as having lupus and being a very high risk case, I had to go to the doctor a LOT. Although I had zero complications (this is what made it miraculous) I went to the doctor sometimes up to three times a week for ultrasounds, blood work, etc. The frequent doctor visits is what made the pregnancy most difficult, not actually being pregnant! I was so happy on my last doctors visit, but I will say that the nurses, doctors, and technicians were all phenomenal people to get to know over nine months. I’m blessed at 40 (with heath stuff) to have delivered a perfectly healthy human being, for the second time around!

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I received mixed messages about getting pregnant again from both medical people and friends and family. I had a lot of faith and stayed positive, and ultimately we left it up to God. I’m glad He agreed to bless us so heavily with this little bundle. He’s such a joy! My daughter is very happy too. With the 13 year age gap I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. As the only child she had a lot of mixed feelings about a new addition, for obvious reasons, as it had only been her and I for all of her life. Now I can’t get her to put her brother down to go do her homework. ♥

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I’m so glad to have a boy. It’s great having a girl too, but what’s better than getting the chance to experience both? Now about style…I was always told that boys don’t have as good as a selection of clothes as girls. I’m finding that not to be the case! Girls clothes get the prominent spots in the stores, and the selection may even be a bit larger, but there are some great baby boy pieces in places like Target, and Marshalls, and T.J. Maxx have great designer items like R.L., which has adorable boy clothes. I want to talk about Target again quickly though, they really have cute boy clothes. I picked out a few pieces while pregnant and I’m so glad I did. I’ve had a lot of fun dressing this little baby as he’s gone through three sizes in the past three months – preemie, newborn, and we are almost at the end of 0-3’s. I’m grateful for my friends who had boys before me who are so kind to donate to my Style Stamped baby closet as well!

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I’m still adjusting to this new life, but it’s been fun. With a support system and a positive mind I can say this has been a great experience so far. I know I have about 18+ more years to go, but so far so good! 🙂

 

~XOXO Yana

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