Never Say Goodbye

As a kid, I didn’t have lots of pets.  We had a few dogs – Brownie (I only have vague recollections of him) and  our beloved German Shepherd/Doberman Pincher mix, Savage.  Savage was the perfect dog – barked at and intimated strangers, stayed within her property boundaries, and never snapped at or bit anyone.  Like…

Sweet Child Of Mine

It’s been a long time since I have posted a blog, so there is a bit of catching up to do.  The last time I posted a “Miriam-centric” blog, she was starting to sit-up and babble.  She has progressed from crawling to pulling-up on furniture and is currently taking steps with support.  She has not taken…

Every Picture Tells a Story

Most people that visit my home point out the abundance of Rachel (and lack of Sarah and Miriam) pictures.  Hahaha – yes the younger ones are always left out – hahaha.  The lack of Sarah and Miriam pictures really gets to me, but the thought of trying to find someone to take pictures feels overwhelming.…

Wild Horses

Sarah Amelia is 3!!!!!  Wow – it seems like yesterday that she was a baby!  How did time go so quickly!   Bryan and I are convinced that she went from being a baby to a pre-schooler overnight! Her birthday was on a weekday, so we had some cake and treats after everyone had dinner. Even…

De doo doo de da da da

Recently, I came across an article about misheard pop song lyrics.  I was surprised to read that “Goo Goo Goo Gaa Gaa Gaa” by the Police was actually “De do do de da da da”.  Rather than singing about being reduced to baby talk when near his latest attraction (well, that was my interpretation),  the Police frontman…

Silent Night

After having a baby, the song “Silent Night” began to take on a new meaning.  It is a lovely and moving Christmas hymn, of course, but I don’t understand what was “silent” about the birth of Jesus.  After experiencing natural childbirth, I don’t imagine Mary’s birth experience was a quiet one.  Then, there is a newborn…

Dedicated to the One I Love

Time goes faster with each additional child.  It seems like just yesterday that I was pregnant with Miriam!  Then one day I woke up and Miriam was no longer a newborn, Sarah was sleeping in a toddler bed and potty trained, and Rachel was on the verge of being a “tween”.  YIKES!  How did this happen?…

I’m so tired…

It’s hard to know what to write about when you are loaded with endless material.  If I ever thought that completely focusing on home life was boring or limiting, whoo, I was WRONG!  There is a bit of a routine that develops, which might become stale after sometime, but with kids that just isn’t possible.…

Turn! Turn! Turn!

  Miriam and I have been home from the hospital for one week!  Things are going well, except for the constant screaming from Sarah Amelia….  I haven’t said a lot on social media during this last (at least that is the plan) pregnancy.  Heck, I was  five months pregnant before telling family and almost six…

Hair

In the great wait/anticipation of my 3rd (and yes, likely my last baby) I wonder whether or not baby girl 3 will be bald or have hair.  Of all the things to speculate about, this probably seems really, really, really silly.  Right now, speculation regarding the trivial is likely my way of diverting my mind…