So as most of you know from my Instagram, my pregnancy has been a whirlwind these past few weeks. I unexpectedly became very sick with severe anemia, making it hard to do anything. I was constantly light-headed, short of breath, and felt sick to my stomach. What’s even crazier than all those symptoms, is that this baby really is worth every bit of it. I love my little boy so much, and cannot wait to finally meet him. (Ten more weeks!) I have been taking iron three times a day in hopes to get back to normal. I’m feeling optimistic that I can have my levels where they need to be by the time I deliver. The biggest risk in all of this would be excessive bleeding during labor. When you’re anemic, you bleed much more than usual, which wouldn’t be a good situation during labor! I met with my doctor on Wednesday, and she told me if my levels drop anymore, I would need a blood transfusion after I have the baby. (So, so insane!) That did make me a bit nervous, especially since my delivery with Haven was so easy and honestly perfect. So pray I can get back to normal within the next 7 weeks!
I will continue to keep you all posted on how I’m doing. Don’t worry, God’s bigger than the worst of situations, and I know He has me and this baby in the palm of His hand.
Ok now that you are updated on all the crazy stuff, time for something more fun! One thing my mom has always encouraged me to do, is to have family traditions. I have countless ones that I recall growing up, and I always knew I would want to be intentional about them with my own babies. The first tradition I ever started when I knew I was going to be a mom, was journaling. I have a journal with notes to both Haven, and now my son. I don’t write every day, though I wish I had the time to! But whenever I have moments of uninterrupted time, I try to make a point to write to them. Sometimes it’s a quick little note, other times it’s something deeper about life. I use it to encourage them, to build them up, and to love on them. I plan on giving them their journals as a gift when they turn 18. I can’t even picture them being that old, I’m freaking out right now. Stay little, babies!! I really do love writing to them. It has gotten even more fun recently with Haven, because I can see her changing, learning, and growing. I watch her as her personality blossoms, and feel like the most blessed lady in the world.
What traditions do you have with your babies? (Or toddlers, kids, or teenagers!) I love hearing from you all. Comment below or on my Instagram: taylorkrabill
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