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Still Here

we are still here. busy as ever. trevor is now walking and he started at fourteen months old just like his big sister.  reagan starts her second season of soccer in a couple weeks and she is very excited. i just cannot get over how quickly my babies are growing up.

Happy Mother's Day

What a day full of emotion in our household.  There is absolute joy and wonderment at being the mommy of my two beautiful babies.  Babies that I worried for many years I wouldn't get the chance to mother.  I have no words to describe how wonderful motherhood feels and how deep my love flows for my daughter and my son.  They are my entire world.

There is also wistfulness as I spend the day 800 miles away from my own mother.  We see each other several times a year and talk on the phone often but there is nothing like having your mom accessible in person daily.  Happy Mother's Day Mom!  I love you very, very, very much!

We also have a weave of deep sadness in our home on this and other important holidays.  My mother-in-law passed away a few weeks after Reagan was born.  It was very sudden and unexpected and the unfairness of the timing cuts deep.  She barely got to be MaMere (an informal French nickname for Grandma) before she was taken from us.  We miss her very much.
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Soccer Mom

So last night I officially became a soccer mom!  Ever since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, when Reagan was about 18 months old, she has been interested in soccer.  She had been playing on the floor with her toys one day when I clicked over to a match.  She stopped what she was doing and began to watch intently.  I was amazed that she was watching the ball movements during a wide shot of the field and I have to say I was also very impressed.  After a few moments of watching, she stood up and went to find one of her big rubber balls.  She brought it back in front of the TV and began to kick it around.  It was a proud moment and I quickly texted my nieces and nephews (who also love soccer!) to tell them all about it.  We always end up at a soccer game or two of theirs during our couple times a year trips up north to visit and Reagan ALWAYS asks to play soccer too every time we watch a game. 

The YMCA by us offers Pre-K soccer beginning at age 3 and since Reagan turned 3 in December…


It has been a while since I participated in 5 Question Friday but wanted to join in on the fun today!  You can head on over to My Little Life if you want to play along too!

1.Are you looking forward to the time change this weekend? Absolutely 100% positively NOT!  I have always hated Spring Forward.  I swear it makes me tired clear through until Fall Back!  I really wish they would do away with it and just leave it one way or the other.
2. Are you getting the new iPad/would you want a iPad? I actually would rather get a Tablet.  I am not an iFan as I find there are certain things I can't do on iDevices that I can do on other devices and that makes me feel a little like I am part of a hostage situation.
3. If money was not a problem, what is the one thing you would splurge on? Travel.  There are so many places I want to show my children.  I'd love to be able to one day say, oh you learned about Asia this semester in school?  How about we go there for a tour during the next school bre…

100 Posts!

How cool that my 100th post is my son's birth story!  I think that is pretty neat!

Where Has the Time Gone?! Birth Story - Finally!

Well Trevor is 9 months and 1 week old today and it occurred to me that I hadn't yet posted his birth story!  I guess now is as good a time as any.  I do think though that part of me may have avoided this just a little in the early days because, well, it wasn't exactly what I had pictured it would be and that made me a little sad.  No matter though.  He arrived, he was/is gorgeous and is a healthy little man. 

As postings leading up to his birth (and Reagan's too) show, their birth mother does home births and has a history of interrupted labors.  Basically what that means is the first stage of labor begins and then stops at some point before the second stage.  In a hospital setting, if the mother is in full-term range, Pitocin is frequently used to continue labor.  In a home setting, no interventions are normally done.  The body is allowed to decide on its own when and if labor will progress.  So, several times before his actual birth, labor began and then stopped.

The day…