You May Have Heard…

Last week, after 40 weeks and 2 days, Baby Girl James was born.  She’s the cutest little cupcake, and my husband and I are ecstatic.  Her big brother, however, is on the fence about whether he approves of the new addition to our family.  My mother says it took me two years to forgive her for the birth of my sister, so maybe it runs in the family.

While I don’t have a ton of time to read these days, I started a book in the hospital before delivering the Cupcake– The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith (the fourth book in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series).  I’ve really enjoyed every book in the series so far, and it’s the perfect light-but-not-too-light read.

Meanwhile, I’m re-honing my skills in typing with one hand, and pretty much doing everything else with one hand while holding a baby with the other, too.  Oh–and I’m also discovering the wonders of late-late-late night television when up for feedings. Who knew the Tonight Show re-runs at 3a.m.?

24 thoughts on “You May Have Heard…

  1. Julie L says:

    Congratulations! I hadn’t heard! Oh yes, those late night feeding open a whole new world on TV!

    So happy for you, and the big brother will come around, even if it takes about 18 y7ears!



  2. Cursingmama says:

    Not to scare you, but I still haven’t forgiven my mother for delivering a baby sister & she recently celebrated her 37th birthday; I had really been hoping for a puppy.


  3. Emmanuelle says:

    CONGRATULATIONS !!! There is nothing like welcoming a new baby into the world. I sympathise for those sleepless nights though. My second (and last) child couldn’t sleep for months. Even now, a 4year old, he keeps waking up once every night… you understand why he’s my LAST child, lol.
    Have a wonderful time with your baby girl !!

  4. kelliejwin says:

    I was usually so exhausted that I could only feed and doze in bed, never mind get up and watch TV. Unless you have a TV in your room… Glad to hear everyone’s doing well. My DH told his mom, upon seeing his baby sister for the first time, to take her back. They’re pretty good friends now, so there’s hope. My 1st didn’t like all the attention her little brother took – he wanted to eat constantly – but now they are good buds. Hang in there, Julie! Lots of us have been there and survived. We’re rooting for you!

  5. Petra says:

    Congratulations! It took me and me brother until our early 20’s (that’s how old we are now) to get along. My brother was into wrestling and I had the honor of being his test dummy. So, make sure your son doesn’t discover wrestling 🙂

  6. Corinne says:

    Congratulations Julie! That’s fantastic news!! I’m pregnant too and cannot wait for the baby to come…good luck for everything during those very first difficult and exhausting months!

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