July 2012

not afraid

July 30, 2012

I think the problem the first time was simply this: when we had our first, Helena, we were so afraid. Afraid of messing up. Afraid of breaking down. Afraid of SIDS. Afraid of shots. Afraid of supplementing with formula. Afraid of not supplementing with formula. Afraid of Failure to Thrive. And, for my part, really […]

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it was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

July 23, 2012

I know I complained a lot, but there were a few things about being pregnant that didn’t totally suck. Wait, perhaps I should reword that in a more positive light. Anyway, I didn’t hate everything about being pregnant, and so I thought I’d make a list for the casual reader, just so you all know […]

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fool me once

July 20, 2012

It’s so sick that after the doctors delivered (“extracted”) baby #3, which was 9 days ago, my first and immediate thought after looking into his face was: “We could do this again, we could have one more.” I’m not ashamed to say it. Well, I am a little. You all know how much I do […]

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the “other” baby (a delivery story)

July 17, 2012

Well, the baby is here and he is wonderful. There are so many things you forget about having a newborn: how they smell, what their little faces look like when they’re stretching, those spooky gremlin-eyes that they make when they are actually asleep with their eyes open… So many things are forgotten in the wake […]

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mr. son, son, mr. golden son

July 14, 2012

SO sorry I had to delay…couldn’t get into the blog at the hospital and then was too tired and weak to do much. The c-section went okay–I lost a lot of blood this time, and just had a much harder time recovering my blood pressure. All in all, though, we got through it, we’re healthy, […]

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the day before tomorrow

July 10, 2012

Here I am, at the computer again, ready to write my final post before baby Boy comes into our lives. In a way it’s so exciting, and in another way we’ve stopped even thinking about anything else so long ago that we feel like he should have been here already. I asked the girls, “What […]

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repost: getting closer to that time again

July 6, 2012

Ahh, what an exciting time in our lives. The time of children. I have been reading some of my old blogs, wondering what to give you all when I am so. totally. unmotivated to write in the 100-degree weather when I don’t even want to do anything but sit on the couch… But here’s a […]

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top 10 things my children have mentioned about the new baby

July 2, 2012

Since my kids are now 6 (!) and 3 (!) years old, they are pretty intelligent. Just the average visit to Walmart would show you that they are at leaston par with many adults in observation skills and judgement. And they have been particularly adorable through the course of this pregnancy, although like me, now, […]

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