If you hadn’t guessed from total lack of blog posts, I had my baby! 🙂
Introducing Anabelle Lila!
Purple Baby Names
Did y’all know that I’m an absolute freak for purple? I love it! All of my girls have names related to the color purple. My first daughter’s name is Lydia, who is the bringer of purple cloth in the bible. My second daughter’s name is Violet- a little more obvious. Anabelle’s middle name is Lila, which means purple in many languages including Hungarian and Dutch. My husband says we should just name our next girl “Purple” and be done with it- lol!
Nearly Born in the Car!
Although I’d been having contractions all morning, they just weren’t regular enough to go into the hospital… and then my water broke and it was on! We called a neighbor to come sit with my other kids, and left asap, but my contractions were right on top of each other! The neighbor arrived at 12:07, and we had a 30 minute drive to the hospital ahead of us. Anabelle was born at 12:45!
We recently moved from Virginia to South Carolina because my husband is pursuing a career change from IT Manager to Law Enforcement. He’s been at a live-in police academy for the past 3 weeks (it’s a 12 week academy, and he comes home on the weekends). He left immediately when we let him know my water broke, but he was an hour and a half away, so he missed the actual birth. Honestly, Anabelle was born so fast that he might have missed the birth even if he had been in town. Seriously, my mom almost missed the birth because she had to park the car. He was still there within an hour of her being born, and it was such a blessing to have him there! He had been sprayed with police-grade mace earlier that morning at the academy, but it had mostly worn off by the time the baby was born… thank goodness!
Having my husband gone has been so much harder than I had imagined. He truly is my other half. What a blessing that we are able to stay with my family until he graduates from the academy in July. I know I couldn’t be doing this without my mom’s help right now!
So here we all are- a family of 6!
No Catholic crafts today- sorry! It takes forever to make a blog post with a newborn around… but I will leave you with one more picture of my new baby daughter. 🙂