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Byzantine Catholic convert, wife, mother to eight children.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Kathleen Rose

The newest member of our family, Kathleen Rose, joined us on April 2 at 8:30pm. She weighed in at 8lbs 6oz and was 20 inches long. She is one of my smaller babies. Katie Rose is a beautiful little girl and all of us are head over heals in love with her already. She is named for my Mom Kathleen who passed away from cancer last September. Mom told me that I was going to have a girl this time, but I didn't believe her. I really thought it would be another boy. I'm glad mom was right.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Another late night....another blog. Everyone says that you lose sleep after the baby is born, but it is my experience that once the baby is out I sleep much better with he/she by my side rather than in my side...squashing my ribs.

I have been nesting for the past week now. At least I've been trying. Various pregnancy problems and home schooling the other kids has slowed me down a bit. We cleaned out the shop today so Russel can move all his music equipment and books out there. Then I can have the back room for a baby room! I haven't had a dedicated baby room since baby #1.

Nesting is such a primal feeling. It's like something just takes over and makes you clean and prepare. It is the only time that I actually get out the (old) toothbrush and clean all those forgotten corners out. I just got myself a new steam cleaner, but have not tried it out yet. I can' t wait to see what I can accomplish with that hummer! Maybe if I send everyone to bed with ear plugs I could burn the midnight oil cleaning!

Well, by the time I lay down, get comfortable, and fall asleep again, my two year old will come in and wake me up. I really feel that I must give it a go however. Only six more hours before I need to wake up and get everyone ready for Sunday school and Liturgy. Offer it up, Rach, offer it up.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another Sleepless Night Blogger

My ribs are sore from baby pushing on them, so I am unable to sleep. I became a little sick of playing Hearts and Solitaire, so the natural consequence of this, of course, is to start a blog. Isn't that what the world needs, more bloggers? My mind is just too fuzzy at 1:30AM to write anything coherent, but I will attempt to compose something intelligent at a later time .

I believe I will go lay down with my Rosary and see if I can't meditate myself to sleep now.