Sunday, August 6, 2017

It took a village

Right after Charlie was born we flew to Utah, six days after he was born to be precise. Some (irritating) people said "Wow! You are so brave" and not only am I beyond sick of hearing people low key judge my parenting but I always think the truly brave thing would have been for me to stay in Arizona, 113 degree Arizona. All alone, with a new baby and two cooped up kids and no family.  Words do not adequatly describe the amount of love and support we received. I truly enjoyed Charlie's newborn faze and had a wonderful time. Sure, it was still tough sometimes, but I have a newborn, a 19 month old and a 4 year old. Life is going to get hard sometimes! But it wasn't nearly as hard as it would have been had I stayed here in Arizona. Everyday my kids felt love from so many people and played with cousins till the sun went down. I almost want to cry thinking about how depressing it would have been here by ourselves! I'm certain that being in Utah for the first month saved me from postpartum blues. We basically brought a circus to my in laws house and I'm eternally grateful that family not only welcomed it but appreciated and loved it. It took a village to get us through this first month of being a family of five. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. 

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