Thursday, September 25, 2008


Exhausted :)

Maddie wearing the new dress Nonnie made for her!

Grammy, Maddie & Gracie

Maddie helps Gracie with her first bath

Nonnie & Gracie

I said the other day that I would post some new pic's and shockingly, I never got around to it. I have a feeling that may become my catch phrase for a few months! The days are passing quickly, but the nights seem loooong-probably because I'm so tired. But, we're doing well. Gracie had her 2 week appointment yesterday and she's doing well. She's in the 50th percentile for length, and 25th for weight. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. yesterday, so she's gained just about a pound since birth! Maddie is still doing well at preschool. Yesterday when I dropped her off, she walked right into her classroom and said "bye-bye Mommy" without any tears. She's so independent and if I remember correctly, that's something I blogged about a long time ago-wanting her to be independent and be okay. Pretty fun to watch. "The Office" is back on tonight (so excited :)- Now it feels like Fall...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

One Long Day

Well, I'm still alive! I knew that having 2 kids would cut into my blogging time, but I guess I had no idea how much :) Let's see. My mom left this morning and I think I've cried about a dozen times since. There's just something about having your mom around. I think that it means more to me because she lives so far away; I don't take her for granted. She was here for two and half weeks and what a blessing that was. Seriously-don't know how I would have done it without all of that help. So today is a bittersweet day. It's the day that I become the mom of 2 little girls and I have to balance my time, energy and love-and I have to figure out how to do that on my own. Gabe's a huge help (probably more so than a lot of husbands) but I'm the stay at home mom and so ultimately it comes down to me and the two of them.
Maddie is doing well. She loves her baby sister and gives her kisses on the head all the time. She's a little less patient with me and spends a large majority of her day saying "Moooommmmmmmmmmmy" and "Where'd nigh-nigh go?" So, me and her blanket are her two favorite comfort items at the moment. She's more needy than usual, but that's to be expected. With the amount (or lack there of) sleep I'm getting, it's hard to be as patient as I normally am with her. But, I'm trying. She's doing really well at preschool and her teachers tell me they love her; and really, that's all I wanted. I wanted the teachers to love her and care about her and I can tell that they really do. What a good feeling! Grace is doing well too, although she seems to have already caught her first cold. With Maddie starting preschool that same week that I had Grace, we were all bound to come into contact with some new germs. I have a weird lingering cough, Maddie has been sleeping/not sleeping at weird times, and Grace has mucus in her nose and throat. Nothing like a Saturday morning at the pediatricians office! So, that's what Grace and I did today. It's funny, but even the second time around, I still get freaked out about some things. A sick newborn is hard to not get freaked out about. Gabe is much more calm about all this. Thank God for him! So, hopefully tonight will bring more sleep than last night-for ALL of us! I have more pic's to post and will do so hopefully tomorrow. They change so fast...

*Please excuse my ramblings but I'm blogging on only 3 hours of sleep*

Friday, September 12, 2008

Gracie is here!!!

A quick post to say that we had Gracie on Monday, September 8, 2008 at 9:36pm. She is a healthy, beautiful baby girl and aside from being tired, we are all doing well. Enjoy these pic's of her and her big sister Maddie :)
Click on this link to see the full web album of pictures: Grace

Saturday, September 6, 2008

35 hours and counting

Here's the truth, I'm still pregnant (I know that was the title of my last post :) and this morning I'm okay with that. Sounds strange? I know, I know. But I've been doing some reflecting this morning and here's what I've been thinking. When you find out you're pregnant, you anticipate this certain date for 10 months or so, just waiting for it to arrive. And then, like myself and many other moms-to-be, that date comes and goes and your uterus is still blocking your view of your newly painted toes. (Didn't mean to rhyme there) So, you have to just wait. You have to realize and then accept (that being the harder of the two) that you have NO control over when this baby will be born or even how this baby will be born. You may picture it one way and then something totally different becomes the reality. See, I'm getting a little nervous about going to the hospital on Monday because I don't really know what to expect. I mean, in general, I have an idea of what's going to happen, but I don't know know. So, I'm getting scared but at the same time excited. Excited to see this little girl who I've known about since December, but haven't known. I'm nervous to become a mom of 2 and all that it entails. I'm ready, but I'm not ready-and I'm sure that many women have felt this exact same way. Tonight is Saturday and tomorrow I plan to go to church and then take it easy and really pay attention. It's going to be Maddie's last day as an only child (something she'll probably never remember) and it feels bittersweet. The countdown has now officially begun; in about 35 hours I'll be admitted to the hospital and ready to meet my baby Grace.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Still Pregnant...

Just wanted to say "Happy Labor Day" and alas, I am not in labor :) I'm still very much pregnant and feeling funny because today is my due date and there's no sign of a baby coming today. I've had an urge to clean, but that's pretty normal for me and plus, my mom arrives tomorrow night so I want the house to be just so. That's the news around here. Hope you have a great September 1st!