I’d do it all over again!

Laboring with my love

I certainly would. Nine months of nausea, aching hips, heartburn, aching back and legs, varicose veins, etc., etc….All of that to lead you up to some of the worst pains you’ve ever felt, for hours on end with no apparent end in sight. Then a few pushes, (that sounds so easy but we all know it’s not!) and my perspective is so completely different.


Would I do it again? Absolutely! There is no question in my mind, there is nothing that I wouldn’t do for this little one, he’s my son, my precious boy. My heart is so filled with love and joy over God’s blessing us with a new child.

Close up of Connor, almost two weeks

Will I do it again? Most likely. I would say YES, but God only knows what future lies ahead for our family. The kids seem to be quite sure we will have have another one, they are already planning, they started planning as soon as he came out! Connor is already three weeks old today, it’s hard to believe. One of these days I will write out his birth story, it’s been a hard few weeks. Just thought I would write down a few of my thoughts on the whole expereince, it was a hard birth, aren’t they all? But yes indeed, I would do it all over again without question if it meant holding our sweet son in the end.

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5 Responses to I’d do it all over again!

  1. Kelley says:

    What a beautiful example you are for young women! Love you,

  2. Kim says:

    Well said! You are right about never knowing, We had our first four super fast and now Jafeth is 2 and a half and still not pregnant. So ofcourse people are assuming we are done. I hear all the time “you aren’t going to try for that girl now are you??” sigh… hehe. I am loving checking your blog right now, seeing your new little one. You are so inspiring I love how you say things, how is your new guy sleeping at night?

  3. Brooke says:

    Congradulations Jenni and Chris! I completely agree…I’d do it all over again too. What great love we have for our family and our children. What a gift. I would love to meet your son someday. I mentioned to Kim if you are ever in town I would love to join you all to fellowship, Mamas and kiddos. We are homeschooling Cole (41/2) right now too. Yay, for you guys you are in my prayers…peace, love, patience, grace and wisdom. What a beautiful family you are together! Love, Brooke

  4. Jenni says:

    Thank you Kelley :) Maybe one of the days you will get to come to one of our births :) But soon you will be welcoming a new little one into the world. I bet you can’t wait to be a grandmother! I’m just guessing that this first grandbaby is going to get a lot of attention and love :)

    Thanks ladies, Kim-I will pray that the Lord will bless you guys again, and with a little pink one this time! But you are right, it’s up to God, it’s great to leave the timing in His hands and know that His will is perfect. Bless you!

    Thanks Brooke :) It’s been a long time since I’ve seen your little Cole and now you have another boy! We would love to get together with you too, we will just have to plan something, it would be so much fun! One of these days we will make it happen. I’m just getting Aidan going on Kindergarten this year, I will really get into it more sometime after Christmas. Gives me time to heal and time to get a little more organized :) We will talk later!

  5. a. borealis says:

    He was/is such a chunk! Adorable.

    You look so wiped out in that first picture! But you’re right, it is so very worth it.

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