Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A day in my life

Notice how much Ruby is like her mama. She is talking on the cell phone and even has her nursing cover on. My friend Alison surprised me with a beautiful Bebe au Lait nursing cover. I will post a picture of it soon. It is wonderful, especially with all the boys around here it offers some level of modesty. It just cracks me up to see how much our children imitate us.
If anyone has any suggestions on how to read, hold a book, nurse your newborn and cram 6 kids and an adult on a regular size couch comfortably I would love to hear them.

Syndi called and offered to take my boys for a much needed walk when the rain stopped for a minute. I said that I needed to get out of the house too and could Libby and I join them? Of course Syndi is wonderful and did not mind a bit that it took me an hour longer than I told her to get ready to go and that I walked at the pace of a slug. She even intercepted the nasty dog that bit her coat. What a woman! I had Liberty bundled up against the cold and tucked into my coat but it was really cold!! The wind literally takes your breath away. The walk did me some good and I guess it tuckered Liberty out as well. She slept from 12:30am to 4:15am!! praise God for 3 hours and 45minutes of consecutive sleep. I needed it. She has been really consistent eating every 3 hours but boy that extra 45 minutes makes a huge difference. She is already above birth weight, today she was 9 pounds 7 ounces. I guess we better hurry up and use the rest of the newborn size diapers that I bought.
Erik loves his things. The funny thing about that is that Sean loves his things too. For Christmas Sean got a new nail set and has carried it around with him in his pocket ever since. The very things that drive us crazy about our children can often be traced back to us. Hmmmm. Anyway, we were at Goodwill and Erik found this chicken that when you squeeze it a fluid filled bubble pops out it's behind, it is supposed to look like a raw egg. Like many things that Erik has he loves a little too much. He squeezed it one too many times, or too hard and it popped! He started to cry hysterically but then stopped and said, "Hey! my chicken had a baby it's bag burst!" I had to laugh because during the last few weeks of my pregnancy he had an obsession with my bag bursting and was convinced that since the baby was in the amniotic sac she must have gills like a fish to breath. Anyway I went in the bathroom later and found this in my sink. I called Erik in and he informed me that the chicken was giving birth to a boy. I guess we still have some anatomy to work on.

My friend Jessica came over with her boys and I just couldn't resist taking a photo of Honor, Liberty and Justice! I guess we need to dress them in red, white and blue and we will have the most patriotic children in America.
For some more super cute photos of Liberty check out Renee's Blog at www.bakersdozen.typepad.com Renee is doing a fabulous job at photography and generously offered to come to my house and take pictures of my baby. Libby almost did not fit in some of the props because she is so big!


belsa said...

Congrats Carolyn and Family! Miss Liberty is absolutely beautiful. I love that Ian is the germ police. That is so sweet. Can't wait to meet your sweet baby.

Steph :o) said...

Could you email me? I don't think I have your current email address. You can find mine on my blog. Click the "email me" link at the top. Thanks!

Alliwoo said...

Can't wait to see what the one I sent you looks like. You never know when you order online.