Josie Virginia Hurdle

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post, so I suppose it’s fitting that my first in a while be a personal one.
After Logan was born, I pretty much figured he was my last baby. Jeff and I had always wanted to have three but getting Jeff well became our priority, and our plans for 3 children were no longer our plans anymore. As part of his brain tumor treatment, he was on chemotherapy for a year. His doctor told us that if we wanted more children we would need to plan ahead, so to speak, because of the effects of chemotherapy on fertility but as I already said, we were happy with the 2 healthy ones we already had and we just wanted Jeff well. When we found out that Jeff had responded so well to his treatment and that his tumor was gone, we were given new hope that we would indeed have another child. And in early June, we found out that we would indeed have another child. We were so excited!
I had always said that if we had a third I would not want to find out the gender until the baby was born so that’s what we did. I was completely sure that this baby was another boy because aside from the horrendous pregnancy rash, I felt just like I felt when I was pregnant with Logan. I brought all of Logan’s newborn clothes down from the attic and washed them and had them ready to go. But, a few nights before my induction, I had a dream that I had a beautiful baby girl………and that’s just what happened on February 10, 2015, at 2:19pm. So, here she is, Miss Josie Virginia Hurdle………all 8 lb 15 oz of her!
*Special thanks to Courtney Edwards Photography and Elizabeth Wiggs Photography for capturing these precious mom-baby images.

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