Wes Aron

My first son was such a rough experience for me! I feel bad I still say he was so hard, but it was just tough as a first time mom! Everything from my pregnancy, labor and delivery, and then to have a fussy, colic baby on top of it all was just rough. It was just not what I had imagined it would be, but a few months in he was such a happy baby! He is still a tough cookie, my word he is just as stubborn as day one! I love him for it, and I hope he always stays this strong willed, even if it kills me.

Well, getting pregnant so fast after having Trent was such a shock to us. It took us a while to get pregnant the first round so we thought, surely it’ll take a while again, if it happened at all. Nope, first month and we were pregnant! While I was so excited for this sweet baby, I was terrified! How could I possibly do this?! 13 months apart, crazy! I had a whole plan of getting at least 2 years alone with Trent! I was feeling anxiety and a lot of what I felt I feel like was post traumatic stress from my first labor and delivery!

I made it through my pregnancy without any issues! I just had one scare with my gallbladder, but all turned out fine! No preterm anything! That was my first relief! I chose to be induced a week early with Wes. My cervix was in favor, I was already dilated pretty far, and my doctor was for it. I was having contractions, so this boy was coming either way! I was also terrified Wes was going to be giant! All I had heard was babies just get bigger each time and Trent was 8 lbs 10oz! I totally expected at least 9 pounds of fluff!

The day came and my doctor broke my water and that lovely pitocin was going! Contractions came in one by one and soon enough were just 2-3 minutes apart, that’s when this mama called for an epidural! Of course, one side didn’t want to get numb so that took a while! Eventually it worked though! Hallelujah! I swear I was checked when I got my epidural and within 2 hours was fully dilated!

So different from my first round! I remembered weird positions and hours of no progress, nothing like that this round! By the time my doctor came for me to push, Wes already dropped further on his own. 15 minutes and 3 pushes later there he was, screaming, breathing, placed on me. Everything I didn’t get before! Wes Aron was here and healthy as could be! He was so tiny to us! Only 7 lbs 6 oz of all boy!

I have to say the best feeling in the world is when he came out and was screaming, instantly he stopped when placed on me and he just listened to my voice. Everything I dreamt of for that moment! He was just perfect, and still is. Everything was like the first time for us as parents, we watched him get cleaned up, weighed, his footprints,we both held him instantly, we changed his first diapers, Zack did his first bath, everything was just a first. It was a perfect day.

Then came Trent to meet his brother, I mean his first reactions were so sweet just checking him out, and then as a typical 13 month old he was over it in a couple minutes and was more interested in the hospital room! But my world was finally all together and I was in heaven, exhausted and all! I mean how do you even describe the feeling?! If you’ve experienced it then you know how good the feeling is to finally be all together as a family! We are a family of four! Still so nuts to say! Our family is officially complete adding our sweet Wes Aron!

One month later and I am still trying to figure out everything of life with two under two and those two both being very clingy. I wouldn’t trade it for the world, but it is exhausting. There really is no sugar coating it. I just don’t make easy babies! Oh, and add a move in there, you can imagine the exhaustion. They are both so perfect though! Trent is so obsessed with his baby and I am so obsessed with watching them together, even if it’s me telling Trent “gentle” a hundred times a day! I am the luckiest mama!


My name is Chelsie Overgaauw. Born in New Mexico, grew up in California, and now living my adult life in Texas. I am a 26 year old stay at home {new} mama to my sweet boy and I am married to my best friend. I have experienced a lot in life already, good and bad, and have a lot more to experience. I am a lover of cooking, writing, photography, and design. Follow along to learn more.

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