Sunday, January 17, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

who wouldn't be excited to feed someone
who came at you with this face?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

brother love : i knew dealey would warm up to sweet baby c. he came to visit us today and first thing, wanted to hold cohen. it was awesome, just what a tired mommy needed to see.

1 hour shy of my first 24 hours as a mom of two sweet boys and I'm nothing short of completely overwhelmed.

The first night I remembered being tough with Dealey but this was a whole different experience. I am NOT a fan of c-sections. I hate that I'm so dependent on the nurses and Matt. I can't console my baby because I can't move, I can't change him or swaddle him very effectively and it's just gives you such a feeling of defeat. One thing that is going well is feeding. When Cohen latched on the first time just after we got out of the O.R. I got so excited because that one time was more than we were ever able to get Dealey to latch on. It's been as good as I could have expected it to be and I'm clinging to those very moments of joy during feeding to get me through these first few days.

I know it's all natural but friends I need your prayers to make it through this. How will I make it all happend that's the question that keeps running through my mind....Pray for wisdom and the ability to release. I look forward to sharing this journey with you guys. Each of your love, support, wisdom and friendship are true life lines for me! Thank you.

I honestly didn't know how I was going to feel about Cohen, I mean I knew I'd love him but I just love my Dealey so much it's hard to imagine having such intense love for another little one, but how could you not when they're this sweet?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Cohen! Matt and I are so excited to introduce our sweet little guy to the world. It's been an amazing day full of loads of emotions and I still haven't quite digested it all but we wanted to share a few pictures with everyone! More to come of course but here's a little sample. The last picture is my favorite.....

Cohen Brent Maples
January 11, 2010

10:30 am

7lbs 14 oz : 19 1/2 in

(oh and practically perfect in every way)

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Feeling the love at a much needed time. I got a sweet subliminal message through another friends blog in this image. If you know me you know what it's all about. I love you too G.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

GOT SMOOTHIES? We do! One of Dealey's favorite things to do in his kitchen is make smoothies. He's favorite flavor. Banana, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Pickle, Snap Pea. Sounds yummy huh? And he always serves them with a spoon. However if you ask him, he'll tell you it's a mango smoothie....

I love that he's being creative it makes my heart pitter patter but what I love more is that he's being creative in the kitchen with food. I have a secret hope at least one of my boys will want to hang with mom in the kitchen and by my little chef. He'll make some girl insanely happy some day if he can cook and grocery shop and meal plan...