The title of this post was taken from the song Simple Man by Shinedown.
Jaxon Alexander Mullineaux was born on Oct. 14 at 12:47 pm. He weighed 8lbs 8oz and was 21 inches long. I don't care to go into all the details. I ended up having a scheduled c-section and it was a very different experience from having three natural deliveries. Everyone is healthy and well.
Look at that precious face! Nine months to grow this little fella and nine months to do a lot of worrying. Nine months of being unsure of how I would handle being a new mom again. Nine months of worry about how the other kids would do once the baby was here. Nine months of worry over the fact I'm 34 and having a baby, am I too old for this? Nine months of worry about how we would financially afford a baby, especially since I don't have paid maternity leave. Nine months of random weird looks and questions from people wondering why I would want another child. Nine months of feeling like I had to defend my decision to have another child. Nine months of constant worry. All of that disappeared when I held my son for the first time. I know I'll be a good mom, not perfect, but good. We made the choice to have a child and he will grow up in a home where he is loved. I am in love.