I will fully admit that I was crushed when I found out that baby #6 was going to be a girl. Nothing against daughters, but I already had 3. I thought I knew it would be best to have the perfect combo of 3 girls, then 3 boys. Of course, silly me, thinking that I knew what was best. Once she was born I totally, completely fell in love with her and am SO glad she is who she is.
Of course, time flies and here we are 6 years later. In true She Runs Everywhere fashion I love to tell the story of when I was in labor & asked for a treadmill. Walking those halls were just not enough action & I was anxious to get moving. My midwife is actually a running friend of mine and was truly sympathetic, but I was denied. Only because I had an IV in & was not allowed to leave the floor, plus long story short I had a history of a lot of birthing complications so it was best to keep me close & safe.
Big families can be frowned upon sometimes. I'll never forget some of the comments I've heard along the way, even from well intended friends. But, I can't help but have a peace that our family is perfectly & wonderfully made. Today, we celebrate the birth of our baby girl, the perfect ending piece to our "large" family.
I was going through some pictures. These were some of my favorites from that time.