This is the FAMILY post portion of the Q&A I promised you all on Friday. I am breaking the post up into two posts so as not to drone on and on....
Almost everyone wants to know about the baby, and when am I going to post more pictures? ALRIGHT ALREADY! Geez! I usually take the kids to have their pictures done the first week home. However, Khylee had a rash, pretty bad one too.
As you can see here, Kamden is very proud of HIS baby. My neighbor (not the idiot burn fool) came over to visit and see the baby and she told me Kamden keeps telling her about HIS baby. At least he likes her I guess. You can see how red her cheeks and chin are in this picture. I asked the pediatrician about it because none of my babies ever had anything like this. He asked if she was a blue baby??? I remarked about how blue she was when she came out and he said she was bruised from coming out face up. That is why her face looked so red. It is almost better now! So once I have some pictures done for announcements, I will post them!
Gayle of Gramme's Blog and Erin of The Mother Load both asked what my schedule, or a day in the life so to speak, looks like now that I have an infant...AGAIN. Well, it's a little ZOMBIE"esque" at Casa di Romano right now. BDC leaves for work at 4:00am every morning. Kenna is doing well and already back to school. She is back down to pre-baby weight and wearing all her skinny jeans. YES IT'S NAUSEATING. But, good for her. *rolls eyes* Cameron at Conquer the Monkey that answer is for you.
Sometime between when BDC leaves and Kenna leaves, Khylee and I get up for her
Anynap, Kenna gets home at 2:00pm, the boys are picked up about 2:45pm and BDC gets home somewhere around 3:00pm. I usually switch off with Kenna or BDC and try to catch a quick nap then. Because when she is sleeping in the morning and early afternoon I usually have things to do (OMG, I forgot how much laundry babies produce in a day!) and can't sleep anyway. I am still working on getting things situated due to my abbreviated preparation schedule for the new arrival. Two weeks from the day I found out til the day she arrived! After I catch that quick nap, we(Kamden and I) do homework, figure out what's for dinner and do the nightly family routines.
Sorry to disappoint. It's not very glamorous. No Flossy Flossy up in here.
Many of you asked how it feels to be a new G-Momma. And honestly, it's a little strange. I am not old enough to be a Grandma. I'm only 37. So, it's really quite unsettling. Yet, it's oddly remarkable at the same time. I guess I would have more GMomma feelings if I weren't playing double duty as Mommy too. I just feel like a new Mommy mostly. AND can I just say? This was much easier at 20 something, and 30. Whew! I am tired. But thrilled and overjoyed as well. She is a beautiful angel and a welcomed addition to our patchwork perfect family. You know how those patchwork quilts you have that your Granny made, or her Ma made, are always so soft and special even though they are mismatched and not aesthetically pleasing with the decor of your room? Yet, you want that blanket more than any other because it feels perfect? That's how I would describe our family. Patchwork perfect.
LMJ and Gayle both asked about how many his, hers, and ours BDC and I have. Here is the run down:
Kenna - 18 - my previous marriage
Michael - almost 12 - BDC's previous marriage
Kooper - 10
Kamden - 7
Khylee - just arrived
We also have four fur babies of the Chihuahua variety. Chimee(short for Chimichanga) Lola-Blu, Superman and Blu-Belle.
LMJ also wanted to know how BDC and I met. Our story is a strange and complicated one. We have actually known each other for 20+ years. BDC is the baby brother of one of my best friends from my wild and crazy teenage years. I lived with BDC's brother after highschool, along with exhusband and BDC's current boss.
When BDC and I decided we were really "interested" in each other it was sort of a big deal and we had to tip toe around everyone we knew to see if there WAS "something" before we told everyone. Obviously it was going to be awkward. We had one "date" and we pretty much knew that was it. It was worth the awkwardness it would cause for everyone else. We really haven't been apart since that first "date". I will blog more about this in detail if you all would like. There are several posts worth of crazy story to blog.
Well, that sums up the FAMILY Q&A. Tomorrow I will post the answers to all the other questions. And there are some DOOZIES!