August 9, 2008


My sweet baby boy! I am so excited because Julie came to see me tonight! She lives WAYYY to far away! But, that is another story for another time! We got to have a good visit and hang out together for a little while!

I am heading off to bed because tomorrow I really have to get things going on my new business Idea!


August 7, 2008

Beauty in the common things: baby noises and DD5 talking to baby boy

Plans for the day:
girls to dentist, baby boy to doctor, set up new business venture blog, file 2ndary insurance claims, look for cat.

Dinner Plans: Leftovers

Listen In: the darn TV, Daddy telling DD5 to be careful with baby boy.

View from Window:
Sunny Skys

So, I have already been to the dentist...OH my goodness...the Toothbrushing police are going to appear at my house! Right now I am woofing down some leftover pizza because I gotta eat and baby boy has a doctor appointment in a little while...more later!

August 6, 2008

Beauty in the commom things: DH talking to his baby boy, his being home and snuggling with him in the mornings...before everyone wakes up! DH and DD5 sitting together in the large chair discussing the plans for sweet. And, yesterday...his painting her fingernails and toenails with hot pink polish!

Plans for the day: DD7 at dance camp, playdate at McDonalds...because it is wednesday and we always do, fold some laundry, bathe baby boy, and work on lesson plans for friend's baby girl.

Dinner plans: not sure, one of my McYaYa's is bringing dinner tonight

Listen in: DH watching the news, DD5 singing to baby boy and telling him I love You

View from the kitchen window: breezy banana trees

So, we are about to head over to McDonald's, have I ever mentioned I HATE McDonalds? Then we will come home and veg. DH is home and has been for weeks! I am certain my TV is about to explode from non-average use! Blessed silence when the tv is off is golden around here! Did I mention, DD7 has dance camp all week? There has been so much less fighting between siblings...that is a blessing too!

Must go get real clothes on and head out to McDonalds

August 4, 2008


Well, for starters let me simply say that I am up way too late tonight and completely relaxed in my SILENT home! DH is on paternity leave...because we have welcomed the newest addition to our family. We are now the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy! He was born on July 24th at 12:42pm. 7.5 Lbs and 21 inches long. He is actually my biggest baby! Everything went fairly well and there were really only a couple of stressful moments that had to do with his birth. Now, let me just say...I am not one of those women who find their happy Zen place in a completely natural birth; DD5 came dang near that way and I didn't get a metal for the extra effort and pain. So...I was more than happy to get my epidural...even when it took 3 tries! Yikes!!! Then I basically slept until it was time to deliver. I woke up here and there but didn't feel ANYTHING!!! and was happier for it! DS had some trouble transitioning to breathing and had a trip to the NICU...but all was well and he got to be in my room that night. We came home last Saturday afternoon and we have all been trying to figure out this extra baby thing.
Whoever told me that it was harder to bring home the 2nd child and after that...its no big deal with the additional kids...really???? Please tell me when that easy part starts! Of course it could have something to do with the heat. Did you know that when they tell you the forcasted temperature for the day...they mean in the shade!!! So, today when it was 107 degrees outside...they meant in the SHADE. So, obviously my girls can't go outside and play! They are bored and ready for some summer activities and between the new baby broke syndrome, the heat, and the heat...we are spending a lot of time inside. Which means they are under my feet all day long. I have little to no patience with this, by the way, and so I end up yelling at them. Then I feel bad because I yelled at them and really can you blame them? I have decided to try and let loose some of the uptightness in me. Now...if ya'll out there in the cyber world could simply tell me how????