Thursday, November 30, 2017

Baby Girl makes Three

It has been a crazy month.  We were expecting our third little girl to be born in November, but she decided to come just a tad early, 4 weeks that is and was born in October.  This following me having been on a slight bed rest for almost 2 weeks, due to her wanting to come at 33 weeks.  While we thought the wait for baby girl was long, we didn't realize how long it was going to be after she was born.  Because she was just under 36 weeks she needed to be in the NICU for a small stay.  However, her bilirubin levels wouldn't go down and so we were there for longer than we anticipated.  While it was long for us, there were families that were there longer.  It was hard to see other babies and families who were worse off than our Little Miss and who had a longer road ahead.  While it was frustrating being there for a longer stay than we had planned, seeing those other families helped put it in perspective of what it could have been.  After 11 days of house rest & 11 days of the NICU, I was able to come home with baby girl.  Let me tell you this baby has been different from the delivery to the come home.  Having three girls changes things.  I mean we knew we'd be outnumbered, but staying home with three girls and having those lovely "just had a baby hormones", it's made for some interesting days.

In all honesty, I'm loving my time with my girls even if there are hard days.  There's nothing like getting to be home with them.  Already my oldest is in preschool this year, preschool!! I know, I know, I still have many years of school left for her, but I've already lost her for half the day.  Granted that half day is much needed for both of us, I have realized how close she is to being out of the house.  The last four years have gone by so fast and I didn't get to stay home with her for her first two.  Now that I've had the privilege of staying at home, I try to make the best of it as much as I can.

After being away from home for almost a month, I'm so glad to be home and back to normal.  Now that Thanksgiving is over we're starting to get into a average routine.  I mean, Little Miss still gets up in the night a few times so we have some slow mornings, but we're getting there.  At least, I'm able to get back in the routine of my blogging. 

It's been weird not taking time in my evenings to write down or brainstorm ideas on ways to save money.  I'm glad to be back at it, not only did I take a break from blogging, but I took a break from some of my savings tips as well.  But, as someone once told me, it's 80/20.  This is something you can apply anywhere; saving money, eating healthy, exercising...80/20.  If you are doing what you're trying to do 80% of the time, then you can allow yourself to have 20% of free way.  That's what I've done for the last month, I allowed myself to slide a little in some areas of saving while we're trying to figure out this whole 3 kid thing.  

Well this post was a little bit of rambling, but I just wanted to let you know I'm back to blogging about saving money and thanks for the grace of the time I've spent taking a break as we transitioned from hospital to Home.   

I hope that whatever it is you are doing you can remember 80/20.  We're not perfect, we need rest, we need to give ourselves Grace.  I mean God does and if he can then surely we can for ourselves too. 

Coming next week more ways you can save at Christmas time! 


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