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Surprise! And surprise again!

Posted by Tracy

October 10, 2010 The Present  No comments

I can't get this silly grin off my face. It's been that kind of day.

Last night around 10, my brother called to let me know that his daughter arrived healthy and happy. I'm so thrilled to be an auntie to another girl, and the Boo's not the little one anymore. Jason and I already had a full Saturday planned but decided that we just couldn't wait another day to meet her, so we squeezed in a trip to Dover before the birthday party we were scheduled to attend in the afternoon.

Happily, we got there in time to share some moments with my mom and dad and Tim, as well. We took our turns holding little Princess T - even Kiki - and my dad got a wonderful family shot. With Kiki and L'il C bouncing around and playing with Uncle Tim, it was a little chaotic - a sneak preview of holidays to come,

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I should be sleeping …

Posted by Tracy

October 3, 2009 The Present  No comments

... but I feel guilty for not having posted anything in the last couple of weeks. This might get cut short anyway, should the baby wake up.

Things are good. We got through the delivery (yay for epidurals!) and the first fragile days of having a new little person in our house, not to mention a rockin' Japanese tea party birthday celebration for big sister. When she was born, I remember my entire life being put on pause for weeks while we adjusted. This time, however, her schedule has forced me to get off my (sore) tush a lot faster than I normally would have.

Fortunately, recovery has happened much faster this time around. And I have a wonderful husband who wakes up every night from 1-4 a.m. to help break up my night feeding vigils with a decent block of sleep. I'm still tired and

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The big day

Posted by Tracy

September 12, 2009 The FutureThe Present  No comments

If all goes well, I will be holding my son by the time this day is over. So why am I not sleeping away the last of my guaranteed uninterrupted time?

Because I worry. And when I wake up randomly as pregnant women often do, I can't helping thinking at least a little. And one thought leads to 20 more, which means I'll lie there with my eyes open until my mind gets too tired to go against the wishes of my body (or until my "floating through space" imagery actually works). Sometimes this only takes a few minutes. Not today. Not when so much anticipation has been building up to this day.

I didn't go through this as much when Kiki was born. For one thing, I wasn't induced and didn't know up until the last minute when she'd make her entrance - and then I was distracted by constant

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