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We Made A Tiny Human... Again.

10:46:00 PM

Hello, Hello....It's been a minute. I know, I know... everytime I come back from a long hiatus I say that I'm back for good and then I disappear again. Well, I at least have a good excuse. Jamy and I were busy bringing new life into the world. So, I figured the least I could do is show and tell!

And here she is! Helena Grace Comeaux.


THE NAME

You probably know that our other two children are named Hudson and Holland. A lot of people think we have some obsession with New York or geographical landmarks. But we just like names that aren't in the top 20 list and we happened to fall into a H theme.

I had a ton of H names picked out for a boy, but not one for a girl. There are plenty of beautiful ones, but almost every option is extremely common or is already taken by close friends. Being a Brittany in the south, in the 90's scarred me a bit. I didn't want my kids to constantly have their last initial attached to their name.

So we threw around a few unique names: Halle, Hadley, Harlow, Henley, Halston. But, throughout the pregnancy I had been holding onto the name Helena and Jamy finally conceded in the hospital before we took her home. (We pronounce it Huh-lay-nuh).

For her middle name; I always wanted it to be Rose. But as we were driving home from a long roadtrip last month listening to worship songs, we started to discuss the beauty of the word 'Grace'. Grace is a name I've never been interested in... because, can you guess it.... it's super popular.
However, we chose it as a testament to God's grace for his people. The only reason our family exists, that our marraige is joyful, or that we make it through the toughest seasons of life is by the grace of God. My prayer for Helena Grace and her siblings is that they would always live in his grace and peace. 




THE BIRTH

Helena's due date was February 20th, but I was emotionally and physically done by January. We scheduled an induction for her due date at 3:00 am. This would be my third induction, so I was comfortable with the process and looking forward to meeting our girl.

The night before, we sent the kids home with my mom after dinner. I took a long hot bath and did all the pampering/grooming that I knew I wouldn't have a chance to do for a while. I set my alarm for 2:00 am and went to sleep.

Around 1:45 I was woken up by a painful contraction. and over the next hour as I got prepared to head to the hospital I timed them on my app to be about 3 minutes apart. When I got into my room at Labor & Delivery I was already dilated to 6 cm. So I ordered the epidural and took a quick nap. They checked me again a little after 5:00 am and my water broke from the pressure. After that it was just a matter of getting the doctor to the hospital and everything set up to start pushing. Thankfully, all three of my deliveries have been fast. Three pushes and she was here!




THE SIBLINGS
Hudson and Holland are both loving their new baby. Holland, especially. She is so obsessed with taking care of Helena we have to constantly keep eyes on her. I've caught her holding the baby twice without asking an adult for help. Which is especially nerve wracking when your entire house has hard stone floors!






LIFE AT HOME
So far, Helena has been an especially good baby, just like Holland was. She has been sleeping well and rarely fussy. (Now that I've put this on the internet, I'm sure she'll flip on me.) Truthfully, Holland is keeping me up more than Helena.

And the adjustment to three hasn't really quite happened yet. We've been blessed with a lot of support from my mom and our church family. The only hard part has really been emotional. I feel like I'm missing out on watching Hudson grow up. Kindergarten has been such an exciting transition for him so far, and I've been forced to sit back and miss out on a lot of things with him lately. And it's a weird feeling when you start to realize your first baby is growing up.

Other than that, things are settling nicely around here and I'm looking forward to life as a party of five!

 Our new Normal.



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