Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Daybook, Entry #10 - New Baby Edition!!

The Simple Woman's Daybook

Monday, Nov 23, 2009...

Outside my window... it is DARK, now. It is nearly 11:30 pm. All children are sleeping and I am headed to dreamland soon. Today was sunny and cool.

I am thinking... that a new baby's smell is THE BEST and I wish they could truly bottle that scent!

I am thankful for... the safe and healthy arrival of our newest little bundle!

From the learning rooms... I believe that we are "officially" on a baby break for a bit.

From the kitchen...
Monday: Beef Tenderloin Steaks on the grill
Tuesday: Keilbasa & Kraut
Wednesday: Spaghetti
Thursday: Sometime today we will feast on a turkey with all the fixin's
Friday: A local restaurant will feed us authentic Mexican Fare!
Saturday: Too far out to decide for now!
Sunday: So, we'll go with a plan later...

I am wearing... Cozy lounge wear and an abdominal support "item" - HOLY COW, even after baby was born the stress on my back muscles and abdominal muscles was ridiculous. Something about having an excessive amount of amniotic fluid and a good sized baby will do that to a girl and her body!

I am creating... peacefulness in my home. I hope it sticks!

I am going... to remember that my mom is here to help around our home and I need to take it easy and nap every day.

I am reading... a few magazines arrived in the mail last week and I saved them to take to the hospital and still haven't read through them. Family Fun, Better Homes & Gardens and Redbook have never waited so long to be read at my home!

I am hoping... that the swelling in my feet and ankles and calves begins to go down - and quickly. I am kind of not too "into" that whole swollen feeling.

I am hearing... the stirring of little baby squawks as a hungry fellow wakes to nurse again.

Around the house... Trying to find the new rhythm that will be ours in the next months.

One of my favorite things... teeny tiny brand new babies... mine. (I mean, ours, Pops... really "ours" - but that feeling of holding in my arms "MY teeny tiny brand new baby"... can't be beat!)

A few plans for the rest of the week... a few re-checks on baby and myself this week, a turkey feast on Thanksgiving, Grandpa (my dad) arrives this Friday, BLACK FRIDAY shopping is coming up - I will have to look online for those crazy sales offered there, I guess! Anyone have anything that they are planning to beat their neighbor to the store over? Have you been checking the Black Friday Ads websites to get your plan in order... I am having withdrawal symptoms this year - share the plans share YOUR plans!!!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...



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  1. Boy, do I LOVE new baby editions! I'm so excited for you!

    Hope you get all of the rest and love-time/cuddle time that you deserve while your mom is here. What a huge help that must be!

    God bless!! :)

  2. Erica, thanks for sharing this. I love how you love babies! :-) Blessings to you and your beautiful family! You are so creative with your kids' treehouse names, I'm curious to know what your newest guy's alter ego will be...

  3. I could just gaze at that adorable man all day! How do you get anything else done???

  4. unlike last year (with you psycho) my plan this year is to sleep in and avoid any and all stores on friday.


Thanks for jumping in and leaving your thoughts!!

I sure like to know who enjoys playing around the treehouse!