Sunday, June 28, 2009

Swimming Without Swimmies

We had the twins friend Ian over for some fun at the pool and his mom was working with Stella. Before I knew it, she was swimming...without swimmies:-)

James came too but he was unimpressed!

Saturday, June 27, 2009


One of the perks of having older children with a baby is the free entertainment! It is obvious that Stella and Thomas are James' favorite people!! He is always laughing when they are around!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

What a Busy Day!

We had such a busy Father's Day....a big breakfast in the morning, lunch with Grandpa Kerry and Grandma Stella at their new house and then we sent Tony off to watch The Hangover with a friend.

I think Tony had a fun day...I am exhausted and ready for it to be Mother's Day again:-)

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to the best Daddy ever!!

And also to Papa, Cappy, Grandpa Kerry, Great Grandpa Barrett and Great Grandpa Mulcahy!! We love you very much!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

In Need of a Northern Intervention....FAST!

Tonight in the bathtub:

Me: "Stella, rinse your hair."

Stella: "I'm fixin' to."

Quick! Get that girl up north!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Three Months Old

In honor of turning three months today, James decided to sprout a curl on the right side of his head.

He also graced us with a full belly laugh (that I didn't get on video...yet)! Here is a little video of our very active boy!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Our Sunday

My good friend Kimmie drove over from Tampa to see James (and us too!) today. We had such a nice day catching up and letting the kids play. We now have six kids between us. Oh my goodness!! I also let James try out his pool.

He hated every second of it!

The kids had a blast together and I know it will be no time at all before James is running around with them.

Water Baby

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lil Mama


I wrote about hitting a wall. James was seven weeks old. On Friday, he will be ten weeks old and I am feeling so much better. What have I done?

1. I started taking Lexapro. It is antidepressant but also used for anxiety. It is making a world of difference. I used to be able to physically feeling anxious...tingling in my back, my breathing...but now I feel calmer. I feel more like myself. I still feel overwhelmed at time but I have three kids...

2. James started sleeping through the night at 8 weeks. I can not say YIPPPPEEEE loud enough!! Sleep is such a wonderful thing!

3. I let our friends help. I have two wonderful friends that sprang into action and fed our family for over a week...we had wonderful meals dropped off with some very kind words. It is really difficult for me to accept help but I am so happy we did. My parents have taken the twins on and off to give us a break and they are constantly checking in to see how I am doing. I received so much support when I wrote that post about hitting a wall via email. It was exactly what I hear I was not crazy...that newborns are exhausting and sometime we all need help.

4. I talked and talked about it. My sister Erin was down visiting all last week and we sat while James was napping and talked. Talked and talked and it felt so therapeutic for me to talk about this time. She is such an insightful young woman now and her visit came at the perfect time. I love my sisters so much and they have been so wonderful to me and such good aunts!!

I finally feel like I am getting my footing back and feeling more like myself. The ironic thing is that now I feel sad...James is almost three months old. He is our last child and this time is going too fast. Our family is good and we are settling into a rhythm.


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