overwhelmed.

I am overwhelmed.

I am overwhelmed by the love I feel for all 5 of my children.

I am overwhelmed by the love and appreciation I feel for my husband.

I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the natural labour, a quick recovery, and a healthy baby.

I am overwhelmed by emotion each time I see my husband hold his son.

I am overwhelmed with relief when I see my girls love their new brother.

I am overwhelmed with the feeling that all I really will ever need is in this photo:

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photo courtesy of my dad.

I am overwhelmed with thoughts of what the future holds for my little family and remind myself to enjoy every smell, every touch, and every newborn moment as this stage often flies by too fast.

I am overwhelmed with appreciation for my parents and my husband’s parents for all their help before, during, and after the delivery.  (My father picked up the kids from school, my mother stayed overnight with them and brought them to the hospital the next day and then stayed with me the 2nd night in the hospital so Ever-Patient could be with the kids, my mother-in-law and father-in-law made sure we were fed and took care of the kids our first day out of the hospital so I could nap.)

I am overwhelmed with concern for my girls and whether or not they know that I love them even though I may not be as available to them right now.

I am overwhelmed at how differently I cope with sleep deprivation now than I did 11 years ago.

I am overwhelmed by the loving thoughts, concerns, and well wishes we have received since Q’s birth.

I am overwhelmed when I hear #1 say that he is the missing puzzle piece to our family.

I am overwhelmed.

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2 responses to “overwhelmed.

  1. I’m so glad your missing piece of the puzzle is with you now. Congrats again.

  2. Pingback: the essentials. part two.

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