What a difference a year makes

A year ago today, we found out we were pregnant with our surprise baby. I remember like it was yesterday

1/20/2016 I just got off work and was heading to my favorite place, Target! While I was there I bought a pregnancy test. Earlier in the day, I looked at the calendar and saw I was a few days late. Nothing unusual for me, but decided to buy one anyways. I got home and did a few things around the house and then decided to test. I just knew it would be negative so I was not in any hurry. I finally took it and right when I peed on the stick, I saw those 2 pink lines. I GASPED!!! How can this be??? Averi is only 4 months old. I called my best friend and cried and cried. She finally calmed me down. After I got off the phone, i paced the floor. How are we going to afford another one? How can I take care of 3 kids? What are we going to do?

Brian came home at 6:30pm and I had the test with a note on the counter so he would see it right away. I was in the other room and he walked in there with a HUGE smile and said “Are you serious?” He was so happy which made me cry again.

The next 9 months were the worst months of my life. Taking care of a 2 year old and a baby plus being pregnant was hard. My pregnancy was emotionally draining and I was exhausted. This pregnancy was the hardest.

9/8/16 I went into labor at 37 weeks. Right when I saw her face, those worries just disappeared. I am so glad God blessed us with one more. She has been the biggest blessing to our family. She makes everyone happy and not a day goes by that I don’t thank God for her. It is hard having them so close in age, but I would do it again and again! I am so happy with my family. We are DONE now. I love my 3 girls

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