Thursday, April 15, 2010

Oh yeah, I have a blog......

What can I say, I forgot I had a blog. With three kids, Dave working long hours and Drew being, well, Drew.....who can blame me. but I have vowed to bring the blog back, writing is therapeutic and I need any type of therapy I can get ;)

So let's play catch up....Drew is here! What a surreal, amazing experience his birth was. I was induced at 37 weeks due to pre-e. Induction was long and tiring, but relatively pain free. I went in at 8am on Monday 2/8/10 and started the process. I felt my first twinge of pain/contraction at 1:36 Tuesday am 2/9/10 and my beautiful baby boy was born at 2:16 a mere 40 minutes from my first labor pain. Not knowing the gender of Drew was a.m.a.z.i.n.g. We have now experienced it both ways and I am honestly sad that we won't be able to do it that way again! Hearing Dave yell "It's a Boy!!" was by far one of the best experiences EVER!

Drew David Askren
2:16am 2/9/10
7lbs 0.4oz 19.5in

The girls love their brother to pieces. Ella was a bit standoffish, but has come around and loves him. Ava has been mother hen from the start.

She keeps asking if we are going to have another baby since Drew is getting so big. I told her we would buy her a doll. While I have my days when I want to cry because I can't believe this chapter of my life is over, that I won't be pregnant again, I won't go through another labor and delivery, the smell of a newborn, I remember that it also means no more PPD, getting my body back, enjoying my family, my husband, SLEEPING (which, has yet to happen, but it will!) I'd love to have 1 or 2 more, but I also would rather not be in the poor house. So unless we hit the lottery, our family is complete. and every day I am becoming more and more ok with that.

The girls are doing well. Ava is going to be 4 in May. It's amazing how fast she is growing. Ella turned 2 in December. She is so strong willed, she reminds me so much of my sister. The girls love each other - they are definitely best friends. They have such a bond with each other that I love to watch grow.

I am planning to update this more often now, so check back often!!

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