Welcome Home Noah James Anderson
I let my sister take the lead on this one because it’s such a good story to tell…
“Noah James is the newest member of our family and we are completely obsessed with him. I never knew my heart could love so much. I am blessed with two boys and I can’t believe it. Honestly, nobody really could. I said I would never have a second child for years.
My first son Bobby was not planned, he was a surprise blessing. Three months after high school graduation, barely 18 years old, I was expecting a baby. I knew nothing about babies and I hardly knew the father of my child. I had so much to learn in a short amount of time. In less than 9 months, I had my baby shower on a Saturday and was married on Sunday (the same weekend, it was wild).
I became a wife and mother very quickly. I had no time to process any of it. I was an extremely overwhelmed and stressed mother. I resented Bobby a lot and it wasn’t his fault. It is something I regret everyday. I waisted several years of his life in anger because I had a job and bills to pay. I couldn’t be a carefree adult and it was rough. But one day I grew up.
6 years later….
My husband had several friends who were having babies. He came home from work one day and told me that he thought we should try for another child. I looked at him like he was crazy. I had always been set in my ways about not having another child and so had he. Well, I got to thinking about it and there was so much I didn’t get to do with Bobby that I wanted to do. I feel like I wanted to have a do-over. Being young and broke with lots of anxiety and stress was not how I had planned on having a baby. Now, here we are years later and completely able to do so, I felt like I had to take the opportunity. We started trying right away.
My son had always wanted a younger sibling. He would beg me and tell me all the time that he wanted someone to play with. I am sad we didn’t do it sooner. Eventually, we found out we were pregnant in November 2019, we were so excited. I created a Pinterest board and went crazy planning my entire pregnancy and birth. I was able to buy him things I wanted and dream about the future without fear or worry. I was completely happy and excited to have a newborn around.
This pregnancy was much different from the first. I was happy and healthy, eating well and physically active. My husband was a completely different person as well. We were both thankful to be in a different place in our lives. This is not the future we hoped for, it’s so much better than that.
Noah James was born July 15, 2020 at 11:43am. 7lbs 12oz. When they placed him on my chest I cried and held him. The birth was very easy with no complications. We were ready to go home and cuddle all day. Now here we are cuddling our bundle of joy and loving every second of it.”