I feel incredibly lucky.  We tried for years to get pregnant with Magnolia and ended up having to do IVF to get her here.  Then I got pregnant naturally with Graham. Both of my babies are miracle babies. Life is crazy like that sometimes.

I think, for me at least, it’s easier to really enjoy the newborn magic with your second baby. Everything is familiar, the stress levels of what to do, how to nurse, what noises are normal baby noises, etc. are far less the second time around. The unknown really scares me, so knowing what to expect and having some experience already, helps a TON.

I thought I would for sure be done having kids after Graham.  But the delivery went so well and so fast that I immediately felt like I could have at least 2 more!


Magnolia came to meet Graham almost immediately after he was born. But didn’t hold him until the next day.

She arrived with my parents right when the nurse came in to check his vitals.  Maggie waited patiently on the foot of my bed with her arms outstretched, ready to hold him.

The nurse handed him to me and everyone was silent as I set Graham on Maggie’s lap.  She sat there for a second, looking at him, then said in the most sincere little voice, “I’m SO HAPPY”.

It was seriously the sweetest, most magical moment.  Judson and I looked at each other and we both had tears in our eyes.  Not exaggerating, it was one of the top 3 happiest/most touching moments of my entire life.


photos by: Lizzyography

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