So, I had a baby boy 3 weeks ago! It is so fun to have the little guy in our lives! I have to say though, it is SO hard to have a baby while living away from family. I struggled with it when I had my 3rd and it’s been equally hard, if not harder with my 4th. With my first two I lived near family when I gave birth. It was so great! First of all, family came to visit at the hospital! It stinks being in the hospital alone. And with babies 3 and 4 my hubby had two and three other kids to care for and being at the hospital with me all the time was out of the question. Also, family was there at the hospital the day of! I loved it! Coming to see us, to see the little one!! It was great! My parents were out of town when I had my second and they were still the first ones there to visit us! They cut their trip short and came back to see us and meet their new granddaughter! Throughout the following weeks we constantly had attention from family!! People dropping by to check on us and say Hi. That’s just what family does. As well meaning as friends may be, it’s just not the same. There is something about someone else being as excited about this new little person being on this earth as you are! There is something to watching them hold your child or shower your other children with love that may be feeling a little neglected because of the new little one. It just all means so much. And to get none of that, is tough. In four weeks and six days we are moving. Until recently, I’ve had a lot of reservations and mixed feelings about this move. But now, after having this little guy and aching for family to be around, I am so anxious and ready to live near family.