Tuesday, October 20, 2009

pride cometh before a fall...

truer words have never been spoken... yesterday was theMr's first day back at work. i had been somewhat nervous as to how it would go. he works 12-9 so i was especially concerned with how bedtime would go with five children. then, to my surprise, the day went very smoothly! i was able to get all my normal things done, dinner made by a decent hour, homework completed and lunches packed and everyone in bed on time. i even baked cupcakes! after they were down i got the baby settled and took a relaxing, hot bath. i actually had the nerve to think to myself "five kids is no big deal, i can handle this!". well, there was my first mistake. during the night, the princess got sick. by morning, the three school age children were all sick. two with pink eye and one with "my-tummy-hurts-i-think-i'm-gonna-puke". so i was already starting the day with a few points against me. add to the three sick kids a terror of a two year old and a newborn and you have yourself a day of chaos. of course, we had to venture out to pick up prescriptions (thank goodness for a doctor who knows me well enough to not require us to have an appointment and will take my word for it that we have pink eye!). this little excursion consisted of a screaming baby (who was fed, changed and should have been fine but she hates her carseat!) and a toddler who thought it would be fun to pinch his sister the entire time. he's lucky he's in the very back seat of the van or he may have found me pinching him back. a friend was supposed to come over and bring dinner and see the baby but i cancelled because i honestly couldn't handle someone coming over at that point. not even for a free dinner. the real miracle is that by the time theMr got home the kids were in bed, the house was clean and there was dinner for him to eat. but i will never again think to myself "five kids is no big deal!". lesson learned.

Friday, October 16, 2009

update on themrs!

first of all, thank you to all of you who have commented or emailed asking how we're doing! it means so much to me to have support, even from "strangers"! we're doing as well as can be expected with baby #5! i'm at that point where it feels like all i do is nurse the baby and attempt to sleep :) although i'm very tired, i'm enjoying these days with my last baby. with others, i think i was anxious to get to the "easier" stage of more sleep and less feeding. but knowing this is my last, i'm trying to savor these moments that i know go by so quickly. i find myself holding her more than i should (that is, knowing i'll regret it next week when theMr is back at work and miss esme refuses to be put down:) but i just want to cherish those moments of holding a new baby on my chest while she sleeps. she's made it clear that she wants to sleep in mommy's arms or mommy's bed. normally i'm a stickler for not allowing the baby in the bed but i have to admit i've been lax with her. i see now how the youngest becomes spoiled! thankfully, all the kids adore her. they come home from school and fight over who gets to hold her. the princess has become the hand sanitizer nazi for us. anyone who comes in the door is informed immediately that they must sanitize their hands before touching the baby. it works out well as people tend to think it's cute coming from her. i've officially updated the blog to change my younger son's name to "the little guy" and add the baby. it only took me a week, not too bad, huh? hope you're all staying warm and enjoying this beautiful season. the leaves are in full change here and although it's cold, it's gorgeous. one of the benefits of the midwest is the spectacular fall. it amazes me every year. happy fall!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

all photos by emily's photography... check her out at emilysphotography.com!

Monday, October 12, 2009

pretty baby :)

we're still getting settled around here. trying to get some sleep and some kind of routine established. i'm a big schedule person so it always throws me off when i have to make a new one. once things are somewhat calmer i'll do a longer post about her birth and whatnot. but until then, pictures!

checkin everything out!

daddy's girl


the whole gang

first bath

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

she's here!

esme grace was born this evening at 9:44pm. she is 7'5 lbs and beautiful! we're all doing well, more later!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

well, i'm going out with theMR tonight. nothing brings on labor like getting a sitter and paying for a movie, right? i figure my water will break as soon as the opening credits are finished. a girl can hope!

Friday, October 2, 2009

BabyG? Mommy is asking nicely... GET OUT!