Sunday, May 30, 2010
likes to tuck her little thumbs into her fists
looks the most like Gus or Marlee so far
has a birthmark on her hip
is not a fan of being swaddled
loves to be wide awake at 4 AM
makes lots of little noises......our favorite being the billy goat noises
loves to stretch out
has furry little ears & shoulders
gets greasy hair after its' "petted" a few hundred times
is this Grandma's last grandchild
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
So, in my house growing up, there was always a baby's room.
And in the baby's room, above the rocking chair, next to the macrame hanging plant-holder ( this was the 70's you know), hung a framed cross-stitch that said the following........
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Beautifully, happily, wonderfully normal and uneventful.
What a blessing.
My final delivery room performance.
I couldn't believe I was doing all this again.
And now I can't believe it's all over!
I checked in to Labor & Delivery at about 8 in the morning to be induced, wearing my 'Knocked Up' shirt for the last time.
Then waited awhile for IV fluids to go in & epidural to be put in, then pitocin to be dripped in......
Meanwhile, my cheering section, Brian & Marlee, made themselves comfortable on the couch in my room, doing a little light reading & online shopping & ..........
Mars wanted to be there when her baby sister was born, and we felt she was old enough to not be traumatized by it & would be a such a great experience for her. She also agreed to be the birth photographer & I think she did a fabulous job.
It makes me SO happy to have all these pictures of this amazing day.........
I don't think there's ever a moment in life that tops this one right here.
Holding your baby for the first time.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The very first thing that always pops into my head is........
I'm so grateful to be a Mom to my precious kiddos........
and that I'm so lucky to be home with them, and not having to juggle a full-time job elsewhere.
There is just no better job in the world.
I mean, I get to do stuff like this during the day.........
Play grocery store with my favorite little 4-year-old guy.
Does it get any better??
......... maybe when you're handed that brand new little bundle of love that you finally get to lay eyes on & snuggle after all those months..............
I can't wait!
So Happy Mother's Day to me!!
The day I get to celebrate what I love to do the most.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Playing club volleyball with Molten..........
can't wait to be done with junior high