Archive for December, 2011

Amelia is here!

December 28, 2011

I’m only a week behind in writing this post, miraculously. Amelia Cheryl was born on her due date, December 20, at 7:08am after an uncomplicated and very quick home waterbirth. She was 8lbs 2oz and 20 inches long. Everything went really quickly; I’d had early labor the two nights before but the day before things fizzled out so I was reluctant to call the midwife in case the same happened again. Fortunately we DID go ahead and call around 4:45…by the time she got there at 5:30 there wasn’t a whole lot of time waiting around! Everything about the homebirth experience was better than the two previous hospital birth experiences I’d had with the boys and I’m so thankful Tom was willing to step out of his comfort zone and give it a chance.

I’m posting this from my phone so I’ll try to post a picture but I haven’t in awhile so it may take a couple tries. The past week has been a whirlwind, with Christmas and all. I’m exhausted and the baby and I both have the cold that everyone else had either before or on Christmas. Hopefully it will pass quickly! Adjusting to life with a newborn and a toddler is…interesting enough without a cold thrown into the mix.


Another long gap…sigh

December 19, 2011

Despite my best intentions I’ve been awful about keeping up on my blog! Here’s a brief re-cap of where things stand these days:

I’m due tomorrow with child #3, girl. I’m really hoping she’ll grace us with her presence prior to Christmas, but who knows. With both of the boys having been born 8 days past their due dates I’m trying not to get my hopes up too much on that. I’m almost done with her Christmas stocking; here’s the most recent picture I’ve taken though it’s pretty old now:


I also finished Victoria Sampler’s Heirloom Christmas Sampler for the second time awhile back:

Top half:


Bottom half:


Logan finally got a haircut but I haven’t uploaded any pictures yet since then (I’ve taken some but they’re still in my camera). Here’s one of the last pictures I have with his long “baby” hair:


And here’s one of both boys:



I’ve actually been doing a lot of stitching lately but I haven’t taken recent pictures…someday I guess. I suppose this is where I say I’ll try to be better about updating my blog, but knowing how the last couple years have gone it may be sporadic for awhile still!