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Friday, May 23, 2008

Drumroll, please...



Announcing the newest sweetheart to join our family: Little Red! Our little guy came at 4:54 a.m. on Monday, May 19, 2008.
He weighed 7 lbs 14 oz, and was 21 1/4" long. His most notable feature: his reddish hair!! I couldn't have been more surprised. The labor and delivery was (relatively speaking) great and pretty easy (again, this is still labor and delivery, mind you). Everyone gave him the weird-ish compliment of looking like a "c-section baby." He was out in three pushes, so he was all pink and perfectly shaped. He is a little doll, and so good and peaceful (that's unusual for our newborn offspring). We had a wonderful, wonderful experience at Progress West Hospital and came home on Wednesday. It was really funny, Girlie and Little Red are almost exactly 5 years apart, and we had Girlie's delivery nurse for Little Red's delivery. Five years later, different hospital--what are the odds? For my part, I'm doing (again, relatively) great. Recovery is going super fast and great. I even took all three kids to the doctor, BY MYSELF yesterday. Even I was impressed. I'm still totally exhausted; he nurses like it's going out of style, and for some reason, he's extra hungry at night. But, besides that, he's doing great, I'm up and about, the kids are completely in love with him (I have to protect Little Red from all of the extreme lovin'), and Mom is here helping us all. J hasn't noticed any change in sleeping pattern, but don't worry, his time is coming. J did an amazing job of juggling everything in our life while I was in the hospital. He was really, really wonderful and I feel so blessed to have such a support.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

!!Aye-yay-yay!!


Fiesta time at our casa! Girlie's 5th birthday was celebrated with Latin flair on May 10th (yes, 15 days early, due to the pending arrival of little Anderson-Dirk ---see previous post for inside joke). Girlie and five of her closest girlfriends got together for a little pin the tail on the burro, Mexican Hat Dance, limbo, and breaking Mommy's 4-day-project pinata. They all had a great time feasting on chicken taquitos, chips, salsa, strawberry punch and lemonade, and...an 11:00 a.m. ice cream sundae bar. J and Sam-Sam went on the Father-Son camp out the night before, so it was up to Mommy and Girlie to get the party all ready the night before (which happened to include ice cream and a slumber party in Mommy's room). Girlie woke up this morning with a huge smile on her face. What can I say? The girl was born to party.

Sam-Sam looks serious about doing damage to the pinata.


Everyone got down to business with the sprinkles, whipped topping, chocolate, marshmallows, candies, caramel, and nuts. Lest you think it unhealthy, though, don't worry--it was all natural ice cream.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Preggo Mama


Well, I'm due in 6 days, and counting. Here I am, 9 months pregnant. Clothes are washed in Dreft, bassinet is set up in our room, the freezer is stocked with J-fixable food, and Mom is on standby--we're ready for our little guy's arrival. Except for his name. Any suggestions would be welcome. I am still favoring "Anderson", while J is getting so desperate for another candidate he actually suggested "Dirk". No offense to any Dirks who may be reading this.