Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hello to those who may still be reading my blog lol.. I know Im not very interesting anymore, being that I am not currently on a journey, but, life is still trekking away! Im am itching...yep...been itching for a while. I know A and D still wont be ready for a while, but I sooooo cant wait....most days lol. Well, I should say, most minutes of the day lol. I will admit, there have been a couple times where I thought, oh, can I endure that pain of delivery again. Thats really where my hesitation lies...that and that I wonder if getting pregnant again, is basically me testing fate. I often think about how incredibly lucky I am. Lucky that I have had 4 very successful pregnancies, which resulted in 4 very healthy little baby girls. How many babies can one person have, before the odds are against them and something goes wrong. What bothers me about this thinking, is that I am not normally the type of person that thinks negative thoughts. Maybe the reason for these thoughts, is because my good friend Gail, is pregnant and dealing with gestational diabetes. I am so incredibly proud of her for all she is doing to manage it. She tests several times a day, takes insulin a couple times a day and is on a pretty strict diet. But she is doing everything she can possibly do, to make sure that she and her soon to be baby boy, are healthy. Shes amazing.

Anyhow, enough of the negative talk. I realized that I had not talked about my daughter Braelyn when her birthday came around in June...bad mommy! So here is her shout out! What can I say about Braelyn....well, shes a red read...and she has ALL the stereotypical traits of a red head. Shes especially feisty.

Brae was born on June 15 and came out like a rocket. I knew I was in labor, but the L&D nurse, said it was Braxton Hicks...because they were not showing up on the monitor and she could not feel my cervix cause it was so high up. I kept telling her that I knew what labor felt like (this was my 2nd kid after all) and THIS was labor. Long and short of it, Miles was sent back to my moms place to watch our 2 year old, while she went back to work. Well, Miles got home, and my mom had just left with OUR vehicle (so she could get to work, open and get back when someone else came to relieve her) and it was at that precise time that Braelyn decided it was time for her to come. My doctor wasnt there and I had been sitting in a bath by myself when I knew it was time. I got out, yelled down the hall for the nurse and in barely 2 pushes, Braelyn came out....all 6 lbs 8 oz's of her. I ended up calling Miles a minute later and informed him his baby girl was here. About 8 minutes later, my Dr showed up...and she met in the hall with the nurse and read her the riot act. She had no idea I was even there and was incredibly pissed off at the nurse. She was NOT impressed. About a half hour later, mom, Maddie and Miles showed up and met Braelyn for the first time. Later on, the nurse did come an apologize to me, saying she had never, in 25 years of nursing, seen someone progress that quickly. She couldnt believe it. She was born small, but within 3 months, turned into the fattest baby. She was so round, and now to look at her, you would thin we starved her. Shes so skinny and shes actually just built that way. She will likely never have to worry about her weight. She didnt learn to talk like other kids and therefore needed speech therapy. When she started speech, she couldnt make certain sounds and everything really came out the same....a series of mumbles. She made leaps and bounds and now talks non stop lol. Anyhow....she is a beautiful 8 year old who keeps us on our toes. Shes got attitude and she makes up stories (aka lies) and has been giving us issues with stealing. But, we do what we can do, to make her feel loved...and we do love this monkey very very is her life in pictures!

Just minutes old

Love this picture of precious
Braelyn and her big sister

I love this pic of her...shes so innocent looking here lol

Vintage Brownie uniform.


Selling Girl Guide Cookies
On her 8th birthday!( Dont mind Maddie in the was tacky tourist day at school lol)