Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I’m baaaaack!

I cannot belive that it has really been 8 months since my last post.  Really?  Really!  I have so many things to blame my blogging absence on, but the primary 3 reasons are a computer that wouldn’t cooperate, a two and four year old and a pregnancy (well…now a baby!)  There were so many things on my plate, something had to go…for a time.  But, I’m back.  I have a new computer, I’m in the groove of life with three kiddos and I’ve missed blogging.  So, with the new year just two days old, why not begin now?
I suppose I should start back into blogging introducing you to our latest addition, sweet Josiah James Hylkema. 
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Josiah was born on 10/10/11 at 5:10am weighing 8 lbs 7 oz and was 21 inches long.  I went into labor 4 days before my scheduled c-section and had the smoothest c/s delivery yet!  The recovery was the hardest (I now have stairs and two other kiddos running around!) but the actual surgery went so well. 
Josiah is honestly the most wonderful baby alive!  He is happy, happy, happy!  From day one he has slept well, eaten well, been mellow, patient and an all-around wonderful addition to our family.  Not to say that he’s never had a fussy time…but he’s typically sooooo good!  I was a little nervous about how adding one more to the mix would be, I’d say it’s been the smoothest transition yet!  Noah and Elliana absolutely ADORE him, and even now, almost 3 months (yikes!) later, they are head over heels for their little brother and Josiah is still as much of a novelty as the day we brought him home.  Noah loves to call him jo-jo, buddy or bubba-boo and we frequently hear him saying, "How’s my bubba-boo??” Although we have to remind Elliana to be gentle when loving on him (ie; not laying on top of him) she is such a little mommy.  When she hears Josiah crying, she’s the first to go over and comfort him saying, “It’s ok, I’m here”.  Couldn’t ask for a better big brother or big sister.
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Well, I certainly hope I really AM getting back into the swing of things as far as blogging goes, and hopefully you’ll hear from me soon!!  Just to let me know that SOMEONE out there is still reading this, leave me a short message letting me know you’re there. Smile