Sunday, June 29, 2014

Rosalie Makes Five!

Right Before the c-section

Oh my goodness! What a relief! I always worried that loving the 3rd as much as my first boy and girl would be tough. But Rosalie came into our world and we were all in love right from the start. What a perfect angel she is and although her birth has come with challenges, I feel so blessed to have her in our lives.

Our sweet Rosalie Jane was born at 8:05 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was a lanky 20 inches. My c-section went smoothly, but I as nervous as heck. The anesthesiologist was so sweet and talked with me and Joe the whole procedure. I felt very cold and shaky, which ws a new experience for me, but I was just so excited to meet Rosalie. Dr. Krishna and Dr. Davis were very comforting as well. They spoke to me through the procedure and assured me that all was well.

When Rosalie was born, she cried for a few minutes and then quieted down...was this really my kid!!! Joe said she was so beautiful and I cried. He also said she looked just like Somerset, which made me so happy too. Rosalie was able to hang with me for a few minutes before Joe and her went to recovery, and I was so thrilled for that.

Rosalie breast fed like a champ. She was so calm and sweet and I already sensed her temperament was unique from her brother and sister....calmer and more easy going, a sweet soul. I loved her instantly!

My time at the hospital was rough. The care I received was amazing. The nurses were the best and loved the basket of handmade soap I brought as gifts. Nurse Emily said that Rosalie was the type of baby that made her want more babies and a few of the nurses admitted that she was especially cute.

Unfortunately, I had a 2 day headache and quite a bit of pain this time. It makes me happy that I will not miss the chance to do this again. A sour taste in my mouth about this recovery is probably the best thing for me. I got mastitis on day 6 as well and the nipple soreness is off the charts painful when she latches.

The kids adore her, but Somerset is having sibling rivalry issues. She has also been acting out, where as Leo has been  stepping it up. Summy is so sweet to Rosalie, always wanting to brush her hair, kiss her and pick out her clothes, but to us, she has been very disagreeable. We are working on it though. The kids also overstimulate the baby. They always want to touch her, kiss her, wave toys at her. It is crazy how in her face they are, but it's because they love her.

All in all, I feel so blessed. To have this beautiful, perfect child at 40 is amazing.I think everyday will get a bit easier as we all adjust to being a family of five. I like how that sounds!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Day Before you were Born

  The day before you were born was gorgeous! The weather was as perfect as can be. Your Mommy kept as busy as possible the whole week. Today, I went to the gym...crazy, I know! I worked out until the day before you were born because I felt so good being pregnant with you. I also painted my nails bright pink at Kristen's house (Mommy's good friend), you will meet her soon. I had one last appointment with Dr. Krishna and she is so excited to meet you too! We brought your sister and brother to Aunt Tiffy and Uncle Martin's house while we went out for a delicious Indian dinner (Mommy's favorite!). I am still stuffed as I am writing this

Your older brother kept saying all day, "I cant believe that Rosalie will be here tomorrow." He always says that you will be the cutest baby ever. He already loves you and considers you part of the family. He is an amzaing brother and you are so lucky!

Your big sister is excited to meet you too. She tells everyone she meets that she will be a big sister soon and s very proud of this distinction. She is a bit jealous that she will no longer be the only girl and has been very clingy and needy wanting Mommy to hold her and stay in bed with her. She will be a fantastic big sister and you will love her very much.

Your Mommy and Daddy are so anxious to meet you! We dream about what you will look like and what type of person you are. We can't believe tomorrow is almost here.We have so much love in our hearts and already love you more than you can ever imagine Rosalie Jane. Welcome to the family...we love you!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Leo's Graduation and 38 weeks Pregnant

Last Day of Kindergarten (left) and 1st Day of Kindergarten!

This is a very Leo centric much to for us to feel proud about! Leo graduated Kindergarten ans got his brown belt!

We could not be more proud of Leo for all that he accomplished this year. He had such an amazing Kindergarten year. He learned to read, became of TAG (Talented and Gifted) student, learned multiplication (in his head), and had lots of fun!

We were so blessed to have Mrs. Ramey as his Kindergarten teacher. She is everything I would have wanted for Leo and more. She is sweet. compassionate, patient, and best of all, she understands and appreciates Leo! I hope that Leo will have many fond memories of Mrs. Ramy, his classmaes and the Kindergarten year.

As a mom, I am having conflicting feelings about this transition. I have a baby due next week, Leo is moving on to full-day school and Somerset is entering preschool. I will never be pregnant again and my babies are growing and progressing. I love it, but time is slipping by. I am trying to cherish every moment I have with them. I am so fortunate for ll I have. I need to live in this moment and soak it all in.Big things are in store for us!