I don’t have any sentences left, but here are 47 pictures of my infant (Novi’s First Month)

July 14, 2016

Novi is a month old this week, which is just old enough for people to start asking how I’m going to go back to writing my book while having two young kids and a newborn at home. That’s a great question! Let me know when you find out.

So far we are okay. The transition going from two to three has been harder than going from one to two, but we persevere. If you ask me why it’s so much harder, my finger would point straight to the older two, but we don’t need to talk about that. Only 57 more days until school starts! The good news is the baby is healthy and the other two are still alive, so I count that as a win. Their toddler screams and battle cries only serve as the baby’s white noise, and from what I can tell–he will probably not be as fussy as the first one. Another solid victory.

Austin and I always joke that because we don’t go to church, we don’t have that built in system for meals when something really good or really bad happens (babies, earthquakes, etc). Which is why we are always surprised by the women who show up at our door, dropping off pans of lasagnas, enchiladas, and fresh garden vegetables. Women sending us our favorite take-out or thoughtful gifts or words of encouragement from far away. Women helping women because they know how hard this is and how these small efforts makes a big impact. People are good, church or no church. Very thankful for that.

It’s been a hard month, but a good one too.

Oh Novi, we love you so.

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7 thoughts on “I don’t have any sentences left, but here are 47 pictures of my infant (Novi’s First Month)

  1. Trina Stewart

    You are amazing!!! I love that you chronicle everything!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Welcome Novi to this beautiful family!

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  2. Elizabeth R.

    These photos are beautiful! I totally got choked up by the black and white one of Waylon holding Novi– the way he’s cradling his head and arched over him in this form of studying & protecting his baby– so special. Love to your family, Kate!

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  3. Cat

    What beautiful photographs. Survival is the name of the game when you’ve got an infant and any number of other small children around the house. Looks like you’re doing alright, mama!

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