Friday, May 27, 2005


I'm a human cow now! LOL! It's really going great though and I'll expect that it'll get better as time goes by. We have introduced a bottle to Maeve and she takes one from her daddy in the middle of the night while I pump. She's such a great baby. She only cries when she wants mommy and the goods!

Richard has been off of work since she was born and will have to go back on June 8th. I'm not looking forward to it. He's been such a big help with the kiddos.

Kyra is the greatest big sister EVER. She kisses Maeve and pays attention to her every move. She sings songs to her and draws her pictures. She is really looking forward to her sister being her best friend.

Mia is oblivious to it all. She's just as sleep deprived as we are and it shows! ;)

Maeve is now 4 weeks old and I can't get over the changes in her within the past month. Time flies!

Hope all is well with you. I'll try to update more often IF I get a chance. We are busy these days, so we shall see.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

My sleep deprived state of mind.....

As I sit here to type this, I barely know what day it is. In fact, Richard asked this morning and we both had to think about it. It's now almost 2:30 and I'm still in my nightgown, which by the way is NOT clean.

Thank God Richard did laundry and ran the dishwasher this morning. I sincerely don't know what I'd do without him. Lisa left yesterday and cooked a ton of food while she was here. I so appreciate that. It's the little things that help out tremendously.

I just woke up from a nap and all of the others are still napping. We'll see how long that lasts.

I have a few appointments this week and I'm praying that I remember them all. I need to start making lists.

Maeve is doing fabulously with nursing. I stress the word "FABULOUSLY" because I'm starting to think that she loves it a little too much! ;) I'm so proud of Kyra too. She's handling everything like a champ and has been a HUGE help. I still cannot believe that I have TWO girls. As they both were sleeping in the car yesterday, I almost cried. I cannot believe that I've been given these wonderful gifts. Today, Kyra told me, "Happy Mother's Day!" and gave me this huge hug! Richard was astounded that she knew that it was Mother's Day.

As hard as this time is, I keep reminding myself that I've done it before and SURVIVED! I also keep saying to myself, "This too shall pass......" I can't wait till it does.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Our new arrival....

Maeve decided to come a little earlier than expected. She was born early Thursday morning, April 28th. I went into the hospital with contractions about 3 minutes apart, but still wasn't dilating and had no change in my cervix at all. Because at that point I could have labored a LONG time, we elected to do a repeat c-section. At 1:59 am, Maeve Elizabeth entered the world. She was 7 lbs. 14 oz. and 21 inches long. Her daddy had guessed her weight the day before and was right on the money. WOW! We finally got to go home on Sunday around noon.

Maeve is nursing beautifully and Kyra is so in love with her sister. It's really amazing. We are smitten by her as well. She's perfect.

We are a little sleep deprived these days, but it's so worth it. Our family is complete.