Broadsided

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MARCH 27, 2010 6:37PM

I'm Baaack--Again!

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Well, that first reintroduction to this space didn't really happen, now did it? Since that last long-ago posting, the little one has been born and is growing by leaps and bounds. And I am starting to come out of the late-pregnancy/new motherhood haze. Here he is, two days old and grinning:

  Sweet baby boy

 I don't know what it is, but when I'm pregnant (all two times), I just can't/don't want to write. It's like my body is so busy being creative, it's just too much to ask my brain to do it, too. But now the little guy is getting bigger, sleeping a little more regularly (ha!), and I'm itching to get back to my old life. Not that I really ever can. Not that I have much time anymore. But I actually miss writing, miss blogging, and so I think I'll make more of an attempt, when I can.

 I have lots to write about, too: I home-birthed this baby, and so am looking forward to writing about that. I have some good recipes that I've discovered--good and easy and/or freezable (red lentil stew, I'm looking at you, and homemade nursing bars, hurrah!). I'm trying to figure out this whole two-kid thing (how do people do this??), plus my struggles with attachment parenting and where I fit in and where I don't. Waldorf schooling. Freelance writing. Trying to live/write/create and raise kids without neglecting them or me (or poor hubby).

 Now it's just a matter of having the time to do it all. My mom always said mothers should grow a third arm along with the bigger boobs and expanding waist; I think we also need an extra hour each day. At least. When I figure out how to grow an hour, I'll let everyone know...

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Congratulations on your lovely new baby. I am eager to hear about your home birth. I had my two younger daughters at home in 1978 and 1982.
Welcome back!

And I can personally attest to the cuteness of both of Ginny's sons. And that this one is built like a miniature linebacker. (Perhaps this is why you were compelled to watch so much football this time around?)
Thank you for the congrats and compliments! I'm really proud of them both (and for myself for birthing them, the first was 8lbs 13oz and this one was 9lbs 7oz!).

This guy was born four days before the Saints won the Superbowl, so I think the football vibes must've been impacting his growth...
Congratulations. And oof, Thing Two is nearly twice the size of my week-old nephew (4 pounds 13 ounces as of last weigh-in).
So, what's that young fellow's name?