Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I'm Alive! And Introducing Molly!!

Yes, it's true, I'm still here! I spent much of the last year buried under tutoring/essay reviewing work and just the busy day to day life of a mom with little kiddos. Did you also know that I spent most of that year preggers, too? Yep, surprise baby #3 made her appearance last week, so I figured that this would be as good a time as any to jump back into blogging. How else am I going to keep everybody up to date with photos (assuming she lets me put her down and actually take some, that is!)? You know I'm rotten about keeping Facebook up to date...

So here is my big ol' belly the night before I went in for the c-section:

Yeah, I know--it's huge. I was actually 38 weeks and 5 days, but I was measuring almost 42 weeks. Apparently, I just make big homes for babies. :)

Maggie has been so excited about this baby and has spent the last several months talking to my stomach and kissing it and making plans for her new little sister. Katie has used my stomach as a bouncing platform (the baby always kicked back, though)--ah, the joys of sisterhood, even before you're born!

My first time meeting Molly. My doctor was amazing and did a terrific job with the c-section! Thanks, doc!

Introducing Molly Ann, born at 12:30pm on Tuesday, May 12. She was 9 lbs, 7 oz (I told you I make big homes for babies; apparently big babies, too! Maggie was 8 lbs, 15 oz; Katie was 9 lbs even) and 21 inches.

It was love at first sight for Maggie. She wanted to hold Molly immediately and settled right in and started singing sweet songs. Katie seems to like Molly, too, but I haven't trusted her to be gentle enough with the baby yet to actually step far enough away to take a photo. ;) Katie's only 2 and a half, and her idea of kissing and hugging Molly is a little intense right now. hehehe

Clearly, Maggie is in love with this baby. I think she'd hold Molly all day long if I let her. She's been a terrific big sister so far, too, and has been very very sweet.

Here's Miss Molly all ready to come home from the hospital. Do you recognize the dress, Paula?! Finally, I am able to put it on one of my babies!! It's so sweet and small, but my other two were born in the wrong season for it. It looked perfect on Molly, though. :)

And here's Miss Molly at home asleep in the pram. Isn't she just perfect? We certainly think so!

I'll try to update more often and be a better blogger. At least it might force me to find some time to take some pics!