Well, the “lil” boy sleeps a lot, but we catch glimpses of his blue-grey eyes every now and then: Ava makes such a good mommy, nursing her baby with mama’s Boppy pillow: Just the kiddos: Proud Aunt Carrie: And one more of the kiddos (Julian was yawning sooo big!). I think this is my favorite so far.: One of these days I will get out my good camera and take some pics, but for now the point and shoot will have to do. Oh, and it looks like we’ll be meeting up with the professional photographer (the one who was supposed to do our birthRead More →

Thank you all for the congratulations and heart-felt comments regarding Julian’s birth. You are all amazing and sure know how to make a mama feel special. We are truly blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives (both “real” and online) that care about us. :) Julian is three days old today and it already feels like he’s been a part of our family forever. :) My midwife stopped in today for our three-day check-up. Julian’s weight was the same today as the day he was born – 9 lbs., 8 oz. (amazing that he hasn’t lost any with all the pooping he’sRead More →

We have sooooo very much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving day, namely the birth of our healthy, beautiful baby boy – Julian Emerson – who was born at 2:14 p.m. at our home, after a very fast and intense labor. (Congrats to Vivacious Vegan for guessing his name correctly!) We were very lucky that our midwife was already here (to draw my blood to make sure I was not showing signs of HELLP syndrome – something we never had time or the need to do – and check in on me). I started having contractions in the middle of the night, but nothing IRead More →

Apparently my little guy is holding out because he doesn’t want to be a Scorpio. Today, according to some astrological charts I’ve seen, is the last day in the Scorpio Zodiac sign and tomorrow (11/23) starts Sagittarius. I guess I’m cool with that (what choice do I have, right??) because from what I’ve heard about Scorpios and some of the ones I’ve known (I dated a Scorpio) are such strong personalities. (Nothing personal against any Scorpios out there.) It’s kind of funny because Ava was born on the cusp too (that is, if baby boy follows suite and isn’t born within the next 13 hours).Read More →

Thank you for all the well wishes in my post below about being sick. I am doing a lot better. My energy level is still down and I’m dealing with phlegm and stuff, but my condition has greatly improved over what it was on Saturday. Such a relief! This whole sickness experience has made me appreciate even more how amazing our bodies are. My body knew it was too sick to deal with birthing a baby and the lil guy has stayed in without a fuss. :) My midwife said today that she’s only known of one ocassion where a mama was really sick andRead More →

Here I sit, in front of my computer at 6 a.m. on a Saturday, because I am so congested I can’t sleep. Yep, I got Jody and Ava’s cold. :( I’m drinking a virgin hot toddy (honey, lemon and hot water), hoping it will help with my sore throat and let me breathe a little more easily so I can catch some more winks. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz. I had a feeling I might catch this cold from the rest of the fam’, but, for obvious reasons, I was really hoping it would pass me by this one time. So now my desires regarding this birth have shifted.Read More →