Introducing Akilah Skye

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Juicy had the winning onesie!


After only three hours of labor, Akilah Skye made her dainty debut August 16, 2015 at 8:23 am. Following in her big brothers’ booties, she also arrived at 38 weeks. Her stats were 7lbs 3oz, 19 1/2in. She has since gained 9oz, 1 1/4in. She’s the perfect little nursling and her big brothers adore her.


It’s hard to believe that she’s 12 days old already! The last twelve days have been spent adjusting to… everything! She was born on the 16th, we were discharged on the 18th, and Jayden started school on the 19th! Needless to say, things have been cray. We’ve been adjusting to our new normal… new baby, back to school season, re-emerging terrible two’s, and work schedules. Nope, there’s no such thing as maternity leave ’round here. I’m working towards my version, though.




I guess a birth story is next in order. Akilah was my quickest labor to date so there’s not much to share or maybe there is. Seriously, if things didn’t align the way they did, I probably could have had her at home! She was definitely ready. I’m sure I’ll be back with a 700 worded account of our delivery and hospital stay once my brain recharges.

Thanks again for ALL of the congrats, well wishes, and kind words throughout the pregnancy and after her arrival. (Shout outs to Brandi, Heather, and Kimberly!) We really appreciate them! I’ll be choosing a winner from the gender guess giveaway at random. I’ll update the post when I do and will contact the winner thereafter.

Introducing… Akilah Skye


10/16 Hightailed it out of the children’s hospital with good news! #latergram #akilahgram

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Kasi April 19, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    Congratulations! She’s so adorable, and you have a beautiful family!

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  • LaShawn April 19, 2016 at 7:37 AM

    3 hours is such a quick labor!!! She is soooo adorable! I love all of your Akilahgrams!

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  • Valerie Robinson April 18, 2016 at 6:31 AM

    Awww how cute she is! Little girls are the best…congrats!

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  • Camesha | Mama Motivator April 17, 2016 at 11:58 PM

    Congrats!!! She’s adorable. I miss that stage with my babies. I know it’s cliche, but they grow up too fast. 🙂

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  • Mimi Green April 17, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    Congrats on the baby girl, they are so sweet. I have a son and our bond is great but much different from the one I have with my four year old daughter.

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  • Jay | RelaxedThairapy.com April 17, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Congrats!!! Welcome to the world cutie pie. I love her name!

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  • Holly April 16, 2016 at 9:07 PM

    Congrats. Glad she was healthy and it was an easy labor.

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  • Dana Carmel April 16, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    You have such a beautiful family! I’ve often heard that giving birth to your last child is easier than the first. Maybe your body just gets “used to it”??

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  • Tia @ financiallyfitandfab April 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Congrats! She’s adorable!

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  • Eva April 15, 2016 at 10:14 AM

    What a cutie! My baby girl is last too. I bet her big brothers are super excited!

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  • Kemkem April 15, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    Awwh..she is so cute! Congratulations! Welcome to the world Akilah Skye. Love the fact that she is a Leo like me 🙂 . Lucky you..haha!

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  • Janae September 1, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    She is perfect just the way she is. Congrats on baby #3

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