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ABC's of Me Baby

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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 second third nightly feeding.  I stumble to the kitchen and make a bottle and stumble back to the recliner to rock her.  I get the boys up and ready for school at 7:00am.  Kooper is my little hero here.  He makes lunches for himself and Kamden and gets them both ready ALL. By. HIMSELF.  We hustle out the door by 8:00am.  Once we get back Khylee and I check email, blog and post for all the job listings.  Then we eat and go to sleep. (or try anyway)  Usually Khylee goes to sleep and I, although exhausted, can't go back to sleep.  Wait...I never really slept.  Crap.  I go in search of caffeine.  LOADS of it.  Khylee sleeps for about 2-3 hours at a time.  She alternates between her bassinet and the swing and cries when she wants someone to hold her.  Yes she is supremely aware that she is the center of the universe.  Scary at only 10 days huh?

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!


singedwingangel said...

she is beautiful hun.. My youngest came out sunny side up, even though the doctor tried to say he wasn't.. Umm I knew the difference and he was a blue baby too..

Juliana said...

OMG she is absolutely beautiful--just stunning!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Aw, thats sweet that he calls her HIS baby!!

And boy you have a full house girly!

Glad to hear that Kenna is skinny and back at school! Its awesome that she is doing so well.

Alex said...

Hubs and I had one date and that was it for us too...must be something that our men are good at (quite a resemblance there!)

Welcome to baby land again!

No sleep makes you crazy so I expect to see some loopy posts out of you shortly.

Email me your address please, the stork has presents.

Anonymous said...

And now Khylee is the most famous baby in the blogosphere.


Quixotic said...

Oh, she is just gorgeous!!! And I love the "patchwork perfect" description, it reminds me of my favourite allegory - the Velveteen Rabbit getting all his fur loved off and becoming real.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

She is gorgeous!! And you are the perfect patchwork quilt family and that's the BEST kind!!

Alison said...

You are not 18 year old made us grands 7 months ago...and even though I was not overjoyed with the chronilogical order of things I would not change any of it. Our little Peanut is our world.
She is just perfect!!!! I hope you enjoy every minute!!!!

Ian said...

No f'n way you are a grandmother. Pics or it never happened

JennyMac said...

Precious girl!!! Cant wait to see more pics. :)

MJenks said...

I didn't know that about babies born face-up. I'm glad to see/hear she's "recovering" from the red face. I guess that's the best word there.

Now, I'm going to channel my inner Dave Attel and tell you to "Get some sleep!"

Shell said...

She is a doll. I think you are amazing for taking on this role.

Daffy said...

Yippie *claps hands like a dork*

You posted baby pics! She is so beautiful!! I just love the way they smell :O)

Hope you're able to catch some zzzzz's today. Those days aren't far enough behind me so I am sleepily sypmathizing with you!

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

What a gorgeous little one! Congrts, Gma!! Thanks so much for posting this, along with your story.

BigSis said...

I love the patchwork analogy. I truly believe things work out the way they are supposed to.

GunDiva said...

I can't imagine having a child in my thirties and can I tell you, I really want to kick Kenna in the shins for being back in her skinny jeans already? I completely understand now why people were so pissy with me when I was back in my jeans within four days of giving birth to my first child at twenty. Now I can't get my big toe in those size sixes.

I'd love to see a joint interview with you and BDC on how you two got together - I love how you play off of each other when you're interviewing him!

Anonymous said...

My, my, my! Kudos to you GF! They are so cute and cuddly, but you do forget how much work they are. But dang worth it!

You seem so calm, considering you barely had to time to breathe when realizing what a life changing event was about to happen!

But then that's life, right? You never know (with or without warning) what it is going to deal you.

In this case: a cute and cuddly baby!

LiLu said...

She is GAWJUS!!!

Homesick Cajun said...

She's a precious baby!! I can't imagine trying to get ready for a baby in 10 days. Getting a crib, bottles, diapers, clothes etc. I would have been running around like a mad woman! Lol... You seem to be adjusting really well!

How lucky you all are to have this surprise blessing!!

Laura said...

She is a beautiful baby and I love that your family is so close & working together!

The Insatiable Host said...

i think a quilt is the best way to describe a family. my moms married 3 times, there are kids with 2 marriages. almost all 4 of us have our own kids. mother has a new beau and he has his kids. they call is the his, hers and our plan..too bad the financial industries do not accept that as a business plan..they could be rich!

as for your family. they are all amazing. you really are so lucky - i can tell you know this because i bet when you were writing this, you were smiling and thinking about how your eldest has a kid, and sighed..but then smiled when you recalled when you first had her...this is what a family really is least to me..not these Gap mom and dads living in their uber mansions, while mom has a pill popping addiction and dad is screwing everything in sight...meh!

have a great day and thanks for sharing.


Meeko Fabulous said...

This post is like birth control . . . It so makes me NOT want to have a kid . . . LoL!

Tgoette said...

Awww! Look how cute Khylee is! Thanks for posting this...I know it must be hectic on your end. You are going to be a great Gma! Good job!

A Mother's Thoughts said...

She is so beautiful! Wow, you have a full house! Enjoy the new addiction!


LMJ said...

aaaww...the cute baby!!! How adorable!
I'm totally relating to the stumbling to the kitchen thing in the middle of the night, but I stopped. I live in a two story home and I fell down the stairs in the middle of the night while getting a bottle ready for Emma. Never again. I have a can of powder in my bedroom, along with water and extra bottles. I figured. It's easier and safer.

I always admire people with kids who marry other people and accept their kids as their own. I cannot imagine what that is like, but I do know that it is not easy! I love to read about stuff like this. You're like, super mom, or something.

You're right; you're only 37. I'm 31 and I barely started having kids! (well...mine was a fertility issure)

I loved reading about you. I don't care for fancy, flashy, lives. I love people who are REAL.

Looking forward to read some more answered questions!

LMJ said...

oh yeah...I'm so jealous Kenna is already fitting into her pre prego clothes! I'm almost 5 months post partum (sp?), and still can't fit half of my ass in all my clothes!

Danielle said...

She is beautiful and I love the "patchwork perfect" family!

Nancy C said...

The patchwork perfect comment is so true and beautifully said.

You are giving such a gift to Kenna. For what its worth, you have much to be proud of, and you are incredibly caring.

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Alicia said...

adorable!! holy sweetcheeks i wanna snuggle that girl! please, can i baby sit?! pleeeease??? and i think that patchwork perfect is absolutely right on! i love that...and i love you! you have such an amazing family lady, you really do!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Aww, she is so sweet! And my eyes were glued to every word on this blog posting. So nice to get to know more about you and your family!!

I know I asked you a question. I'm guessing it was probably a stupid one but I can't for the life of me remember what it was.

S.L.N. said...

Darling pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Momof3inVA said...

Aww, your son is so sweet with HIS baby! Too cute!

That is just wonderful (ok, just a little sickening) that your daughter is in her skinny jeans already.

And your grand-baby is just as cute as can be!

Erin said...

Love the photos---and how do you manage with so little sleep? I need my 7 hours every night or I am crabby!

Sounds like you are doing a phenomenal job at this mommyhood again by surprise gig!

gayle said...

I love your Patchwork Perfect Family!! You are exactely's the one we all love the best!! Great pictures!!

Ian said...

Where's today's post? I can't wait for it!

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

I read this post yesterday and meant to comment but my damned kids were all like "Mom look at me" and stuff...geez (haha)

You about had me in tears with that patchwork quilt analogy! So sweet and true and perfect! I can't get enough of that little cutie! Your whole family is awesome! I hope we all can meet up one day =)

Vinomom said...

Lets daughter is 9 and I was 19 and my mom was 23 when she had that made her 42 when she became a grandma. And she had kids of about the same age as yours.

I haven't been reading you long but I think it's quite brave of you to put all of this out there and that you are being so incredibly supportive of your daughter (just like my mom was!)

Hope you get some much needed sleep soon.

Michele said...

I love that he calls her
"HIS baby"
How sweet is that??

Congratulations, Mama.
What a beautiful little girl.

((hugs to all of you))

Corrie Howe said...

I'm glad that you seem to be enjoying the new addition to your family. I can't imagine being a new mom again now. Whew! Glad you are younger and have more energy than me. ;-)

Tracie said...

She is so precious! I can't imagine getting up with a baby at my age. It was bad enough the first time around. You rock!