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Katie's Cucina

And baby makes four…

Fresh 48 Newborn Photo with katie's Cucina

I interrupt all the delicious recipes for a little personal update.

If you follow me on social media, you know that I’ve been baking a baby for the past 9 months. Plus, I shared the announcement her on the blog. This was my second baby, a girl, her name is Reagan. She arrived a few weeks ago and is absolutely perfect! I had quite the traumatic first pregnancy with my son. Lots of health issues with me, a lot of unknown about the baby, and ultimately a very bad delivery leaving me with post partum depression. My husband and I always said we always wanted at least one child, but if we had more that would be great. Due to some of my own health concerns (I’m a Fragile X gene carrier), we didn’t think we wanted to have any more children. We were happy and content with our healthy baby boy. But then, we had a turn of heart when he was about one and a half. We took family photos for the holidays and as much as I loved our photos I felt like something was missing in the pictures. Another child was missing. Ryder deserved to have a sibling to grow up with and hopefully they would be life long friends.

So, we decided we would start trying last January, and after a few months had passed (and no baby) we decided to book a vacation and not worry about creating a baby–well it was that same weekend we booked that vacation that the baby was created (I know a little TMI). Things always turn out and work out the way God intended. Of course my first thoughts were “crap during tax season” and my husbands thoughts were “crap too close to my birthday”. Somethings are just out of our control and it’s at that point that I truly realized that my OCD controlling self needs to let go and just life take it’s course. 

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