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The Redheads

Mar 2 Comments

And then she was born.

And then she was born.

Liddi and I hung out in the pool long enough for the cord to stop pulsing. Then James got his first daddy-daughter moments while I took a much-deserved shower. Apparently, she cried the whole time I was gone. Real tears even, how sad. Jess came over twice near the end of my pregnancy to Jamberrify […]

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Feb 28 Comments

{{The Days of}} Liddi’s Birth Story

{{The Days of}} Liddi’s Birth Story

39 weeks Friday, February 13, I leave my MOMs group, assuring them I’ll be at the next meeting…WITH a baby. • That evening, I have many contractions. None too hard, but enough that I start thinking Maybe it’s tonight! I go for an 8-block walk after the kids went to bed. And have no further contractions. Drat. Proof that my coat […]

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Feb 22 Comments

Liddi’s First Days

Liddi’s First Days

Liddi was born in water. (I promise the story is coming. Patience, Iago.) This little girl has taken several herbal baths since her birth (and at least 100 prior to her birth!), and it surely is her favorite place to be. She feels the water on her toes and instantly soothes. Yesterday, she was so alert in the tub and […]

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Feb 21 Comments

Liddi’s Sibs

Liddi’s Sibs

Liddi is loved. The smush-faced, sloppy-kiss, slightly-too-roughly-squeezed kind of love. The kind only given by siblings. Corban is absolutely smitten with her. He can’t take his eyes off her and holds her constantly. He was ready for a rare break the other day. Auntie Anna picked Liddi up, and sweet Liddi started crying. “Why is […]

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Feb 20 4 comments

Meet Liddi

Meet Liddi

Well, I stuck to my promise and didn’t post until our baby was born. A baby GIRL. An 8 pound 2 ounce, 20 1/2 inch long baby girl. Named Lidia Felice. But we’ll be calling her Liddi. Here she is just hours old. Swollen and bruised but OUT. We’ll save that for The Birth Story […]

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Feb 8 2 comments

my first #blessingway

my first #blessingway

Have you heard of a blessingway? It’s a Native American tradition, I believe, of showering a near-birth woman with love and blessings. And apparently treats. Or at least, our American version included that. Last Saturday, some of my dearest friends surprised me with my first blessingway. And a surprise it was! I had even gone […]

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Jan 28 4 comments

This baby’s coming!

This baby’s coming!

This is a 36-week belly. And today we’re already 37 weeks! Baby has definitely dropped. (I’m nearing the point where I’m certain if he/she drops any lower, they’ll just fall out, but Midwife Shannon assures me there’s a much longer process to the whole thing.) I started taking a liquid calcium/magnesium supplement, aaaaaand I’m sleeping at […]

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Jan 26 Comments

The One-Day Snowman

The One-Day Snowman

We got a good snow over a week ago and were determined to use the sunny, slightly melty Saturday afterwards to build a great snowman. Especially because Friend/Neighbor/Former CoWorker Imelda had given us a snowman kit as a present! It was a great morning quite deserving of hot cocoa.

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Jan 24 2 comments

Ode to the Basement and God’s Work

Ode to the Basement and God’s Work

Walk down the stairs To throw in another load Splash! go the slippers What do my eyes behold?! Another inch of water When we thought our work was done Tears drop in the puddle As I stand a minute, stunned Race up the stairs To grab a pair of boots Call James home For cleanup in […]

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Jan 22 Comments

Nesting, drawing, sleeping, crawling

Nesting, drawing, sleeping, crawling

So there’s this condition called nesting, and I’ve got it. The baby’s dresser is fully organized (as is the entire room!); pictures have been placed around the main floor (okay, so that’s something that should have been done a long time ago, but apparently I just needed the motivation of laboring at home to git ‘er done); […]

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