Life Lately: Now a family of 4

Obviously there hasn’t been any workouts from me the last couple of days and there won’t be for awhile. I’m looking forward to taking the next 4 or so weeks off and just enjoying my new family of 4.

Since bringing Lily Mae home life has been pretty amazing. I can’t tell you what a difference your second baby is. I feel so calm and at peace and I’m just really able to soak up what a miracle a baby is. I remember with J I felt so overwhelmed and so worried that I would never sleep or do anything for me again. This time around I know this newborn stage ends and I just want to enjoy all of it. I remember being so anxious to get back to my life but I’ve realized this is my life and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Being a mom is one of the best gifts I’ve ever been given. If I get to do anything else other than raise these beautiful children than it’s just a bonus. When we were trying for so long to have Lily I yearned for those first new days I had with J and now that we’ve been blessed with a second child I don’t want to take any of these days for granted.

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So here’s what we’ve been up to. I promise a birth story is coming, I just haven’t wanted to take the time to type it out yet ha

After leaving the hospital we’ve been having fun at home. Josh took a couple days off work and friends and family have brought us dinner. I’m overwhelmed with how much love and support we’ve been shown.

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We made it to our first Doctors appointment with no tears and she’s happy and healthy.

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J has adjusted really well so far. He understands I can’t get down and play, so he brings the ‘play’ to me while I nurse ha (ps thanks Neeley for the dinosaurs, they’re a hit!).

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Lots and lots of snuggling.

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We’re making all week a party for J=)

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My last belly shot and Lily at 5 days old. We sat outside and watched the boys play some bocce ball.

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And of course more snuggling. Life is good, hope everyone’s having a great Thursday!

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About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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6 Responses to Life Lately: Now a family of 4

  1. So precious! Good to here that J is adjusting well! A couple new toys never hurts!

  2. YAY!! She is such a doll baby! Enjoy every moment!

  3. Love love love this!!! So glad you’re all doing so well!! When things calm down we can have a visit 🙂 Congrats Sharsti!

  4. She’s such a doll!! Glad to hear you’re loving it all & soaking it all up!! ❤

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