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When she first came home

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

We were given two photo albums by Darren’s co-workers and one of those Your Baby by the Month books that’s like a calander with cool little stickies (thanks, GrammaMomma!).

As I take pictures of my new little girl I try to make mental sticky notes on “This one’s a save” or “That one is a sure print out! I’ll never forget that one!” But before I know it they’re off the camera, never finding their way to that printing station at the drug store, much less into a photo frame on the wall. Someone want to help me with that project? It’s not for lack of caring, just for my ever present weakness–low attention span. It’ll happen, the particular favorites will get collected onto a CD and I’ll get them printed out.
Before that, I’ll clean the house, do the laundry, pick it all up again, vacuum over there again, clean this, sweep that up.
Then, I’ll stand up to admire that calendar, only to realize that I never peeled one cute little sticky off to track my baby’s milestones.
Why? Because I was too busy cleaning up after the milestones.

OK. Enough on that. Here are some sweet snaps, it’s my kids.
Diederick, Carly, Koen and Abegayle. Abbie’s nearly one month old in these pictures. You know who else is there? Someone in their hearts who gives them that love you see in their eyes.
I think that’s God’s love. These kids would give anything for each other. It’s magnificent to see them together, and just to be a part of it all.

Even if I’m in my pajamas all day.

Every day I take pictures of the four sitting together, I guess because I’m still waking up to this! God’s given me four kids. And you know what? They’re OK with it. They have a wonderful way of pointing things out, and overlooking other details that I’ve always considered embarrassing.

All in all, hopefully I’m a better person for whatever tricks they’re playing on me. Thanks, God, for giving me these babies!

Abegayle’s Here

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Abegayle Joy arrived on Saturday at 1:33pm. I started laboring at 11pm Friday night and went in what felt like 10 am in the morning. I didn’t take much opportunity to glance at the clock, actually I didn’t count contractions being a steady three minutes apart before getting in the car with Darren and my mom to head for the hospital. For me it was just a night full of getting up and breathing for contractions, then eventually I left my bedroom and settled in the recliner tired of getting up. At delivery room triage they told me I was 9cm. That’s good. An eternity later my baby came out. There are details, like extra pain and length of the delivery being due to the baby still needing to turn as she descended. I remember twice, three times, maybe more someone saying that the baby was coming now, him coming then my feeling nothing for minutes on end. He’d leave and then I’d start feeling like I really really needed to poop. And then he’d be there again. Eventually that baby did come out. Yes. And that’s what I have to say about that.

Also, hospital food doesn’t suck. It’s absolutely delicious.

It’s a GIRL!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

I’m not including the gender image–kind of a do unto others type thing. :)

We’re so excited to be welcoming another baby girl into our family. Don’t tell Darren I said so, but I’m almost positive I saw him cry when Diederick gave the news of the baby’s gender. Hurray for happy Daddy, and for his new little princess! There’s hardly more that makes me smile inside than seeing him enjoy our children.

So names…
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned on here my son Diederick’s made up name that he’s had his heart set on for a baby sister since the very beginning–possibly since before I was pregnant with this one. It’s Emria. That’s the best I can get for spelling and I can say quite truthfully that I’m not sure where this came from. But of course I have to find the closest name possible to that. Tonight I found on a german baby names site Emera which means Industrious Leader and Emelyn which is listed with the same meaning.

Darren likes the name Isabelle, but there’s that song…that I hope no one who has used that name is familiar with!! I could grow to like the name, and just never let my kids know about the song.

Our baby’s middle name so far is to be Joy after my mom, Joyce.

Anyway, so at the end of this Wednesday I’m all happiness and thankfulness for all that God’s blessed me with. I’m so honored to get to be a part of another wonderful child’s life. It’s a Girl!

So far we’re calling her Abby. It just sort of came out that way. “It’s a girl, hon, and I think I want to call her Abby.” Not short for Abigail, just Abby.

Saturday, and Blogging

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

I’m really a little too sleepy to write, but isn’t that the best time? I’ve decided that I want to write every day so I’m going to at least put something in here to start it all going again.

Our Saturday.

My brothers Mitch and Philip came down from Seattle for a little visit. They stopped in at our house for awhile then took Koen, Carly and I out to my mom and dad’s while Darren had Deeder out shopping for Sunday’s dinner.

Deeder joined us shortly at my mom and dads.
We spent a few hours over there; Deeder got to playing computer games with Seth (hopefully Seth didn’t mind the company), Carly napped after tiring of chasing cats, Koen got to be held by whoever passed through the house. In the midst of this I worked on my dreads.

(I adore seeing my dad hold my babies)

My nice momma made coffee for me while I was busy messing with my head. Thanks for the coffee, Mom. I’m still awake, even though it was only halfcaff. That’s a good thing, since I had a house to clean up and diapers to wash.
The diapers still need to be folded, but that can wait for tomorrow.

Time to sleep.


Blogging is a lot like working out, or organizing; if I procrastinate after supposedly comitting to consistency, yeah…not good.

Blur due to neglected camera lense.

My baby is five months old

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Koen turned five months the other day. I said he was four months in the video no doubt being confused by the fact that he just had a four month wellness visit a week ago. Also, I don’t keep track of his tiny milestones quite as nicely as I did with his big brother.

Koen is still working on holding his head up while laying on his tum tum, sometimes raising himself to an elbow prop position and rolling over somewhat.

He measured in at 14 lbs which I thought was fabulous considering the smaller size of his brother and sister at this same age.

I’ve mentioned in past posts (I think) that Koen has had breathing problems, mainly manifest in a continual cough. At the four month check I brought this up to the doctor who made a diagnosis of baby asthma. The inhaler that the doctor gave on a two week perscription seems to do the trick; Koen sleeps better and laughs more…it’s like he’s finally enjoying his life here with up and that’s a great thing.