Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Family Update

So just a quick minute to update you on how we’re all doing. I was lucky enough to stay home with Kellen through the end of May. Larkin continued to go to school but would spend a few days home with us now and then…that took some careful coordination, but I survived. I’m now back at work full-time, Larkin is still going to school most days, and Kellen is home with Patrick. Once August rolls around, Kellen will go to school, too. I dread it…just because I like knowing that he’s at home, but I know it’s a necessary part of the process. I miss them terribly when I’m here at work, but it makes me more grateful for the time I have with them otherwise.

I did pretty well after having Kellen. Breastfeeding went terrific…well at least pumping and bottlefeeding him did…LOL! We did well for the first 3 months, but then back to back illnesses (me AND the kids) killed my supply…all at the time that he decided he wanted to eat a lot more, so by 4 months I was done. I did what I could, and he got a whole lot more than Larkin did.

Still trying to get back to my dissertation…hoping to hop back on that in the very near future…hard to find the time, but now that Kellen is experimenting with an earlier bedtime?? We’ll see.

As for future family expansion…I’d say we’re most likely done. To ensure that we didn’t have to worry about that for awhile, I went ahead and had an IUD placed a couple of weeks ago. I’ll let you know what I think of it in a few months.

Post-baby body...looking pretty good. I'm actually about 5lbs lighter than when I got pregnant with Larkin, so I got rid of the baby weight plus the extra 5lbs I was carrying around from the fertility meds...feeling pretty good, I'll have to find the latest picture of me and post when I can (we went to a wedding so I was actually "dressed"...LOL!).

So for a preview of what’s to come, following this update, there will be…
The Larkin Update
The Kellen Update
and then the post I’ve been itching to write…
Reflections on the past 5 years…where we’ve been and where we’re going.

I’ll leave you with a couple family pictures…
Our first family photo
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Mother’s Day 2009
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5 comments:

~kelly~ said...

very cute family pictures!!!

Me said...

I like that second pic a lot!

Polly Gamwich said...

Who would have guessed that by Mother's Day 2009 you'd have TWO little ones!

And btw ... you look amazing ;-)

M Auenson said...

Do you live in Eagle Springs? If you'd rather not post your answer here, my e-mail address is Shelly00@hotmail.com (or you can use the address linked to my blogger account). I've been reading your blog for years now, and I know you live in Houston, but I never would have guessed that you lived that close to me! I have a daughter from IVF who is just a few months older than Larkin, and am currently pregnant with my own surprise second baby.

lunar said...

LOL! Kingwood actually, but my good friend who has started a photography business is in Eagle Springs, so those fountains may look familiar to you! I'll send you an e-mail sometime soon!!