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May 2013

Enjoying our Babymoon ...

Owen day 4 w:mama 2

Owen Paul, just 4 days old. ❤

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Owen and his mama, soaking up a little morning sun ...

Honestly, I'm a bit embarrassed to post this second picture, because I look really tired and disheveled, but you know what? I am tired and disheveled, lol! But also - and even moreso -just blissed out on baby love. This is the life, I tell you ... and I promise I'm not really as tired as I look.


Owen day 4 in car

Owen on his way to his first pediatric appointment ... not quite sure what to make of it!

So a little baby news ... Owen had a 2-day check in with the nurse practitioner ... and he did just great! He's back to his original birth weight (well, nearly - only off by 2 oz.) and everything checked out just fine. He only fussed a little during the exam ... and just a little more at the end because he was absolutely desperate to nurse. ;)


It's super hot where we are today (the start of a 3-day heatwave they tell me). How is the season getting along where you are? I hope you are all doing well ... I am so grateful for all your kind words and messages of love and encouragement ... what a treasure to look back on with Owen someday!

Enjoy the rest of your Thursday, my friends ... I will see you here again very soon!


He's Here ... We're Home!


My friends,

We are filled with joy to announce the birth of our new little one ...

Owen Paul

was born on Sunday, May 26th, 2013

3:17 a.m.

He weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz. and measured 21.5 inches long

Both mother and son are doing just fine!


More details (and photos) to come ... but I wanted to pop in and announce our happy news just as soon as I could. Thank you so much for all your prayers and love!


Nearly there now ...

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Good Friday afternoon, my friends! 

Another quick check in (my last till after the big day) to let you all know that all is well, things are still status quo ... I have about one more week to go.


Had my 38 week check-in with the midwife today, followed by an ultrasound to check on the wee babe - WHO, I'm so pleased to report, is doing quite nicely. He's active and strong, his head is down, and he weighs about 7 1/2 lbs!

Thank you so much to all who are praying for us and thinking good thoughts for us ... we appreciate it more than you know.

By the way, while I'm here, I had to share a picture of our beautiful lilacs which are in full bloom right now ... and they smell absolutely amazing!

Well I do hope you are enjoying these glorious spring weeks ... take care of yourselves and your loved ones, and I'll be back here again just as soon as I can!


Happy (Early) Mother's Day!

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Well, hello, my friends!

I'm popping in very quickly to say hello and wish you all a Happy Mother's Day! I hope you're enjoying your May, and that you all have a wonderful weekend, however you celebrate it. :)

Now, last we chatted, Bookworm was in the midst of his college decision ...

Well, the sticker above (now on the back of my van) reveals his final choice. ;) Yes, he is now officially a "BC Eagle"! I can hardly believe it ... some of you may remember back when I first started blogging, just how little he was. (For instance, see this post!) He was just turning 11 then, which at the time seemed so big, especially compared to his two younger brothers ... but here we are now, a month shy of his 18th birthday, helping him prepare for his first year in college ... and expecting his third little brother ... it's all quite surreal ...

But so blessed!

As for that third little brother - well, we're still hanging tight here - with only 2 1/2 weeks to go! I'm feeling well - slow and awkward of course, but that's to be expected! I will be back here again once we've had the baby ... so please stay tuned!

And thank you for all your prayers and kind words of encouragement. I may be quiet here these days, but please know I carry you all in my heart ... and when I return we'll have LOTS to talk about!!