Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Yes I am still Alive!

Wow, Yes, I am here! It really has been 7 months and I haven't even posted. Sometimes life is so crazy (or so mundane?) that you just can't bring yourself to post. I don't want to abandon my blog completely, so how about a few picture updates for you all?

My Baby Boy was born on Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, 2014! Wow... Introducing....

Isaiah Anthony Miller, weighing in at 8 pounds and 13.8 ounces. He is one mellow little boy, compared to my girls. He cries less, sleeps more, and breastfeeding has gone better than all previous babies. Go Isaiah! I need an easy one. (My two year old is keeping my wayyyy too busy.) 

I survived my 4th C-Section! (Praise God.) Recovery is going slow, but I think, OK. On the operating table we asked if "We could do this again", and the doctor said "Yes." (Not that I particularly want to think about that right at this moment, but we wanted to know for the future, "What if???") After being asked 150+ times if I was going to tie my tubes, and is this "It?" and "I am done now, Right?", by everyone from bank tellers, random strangers, the supermarket cashiers to the nurses, to friends and family members, ugh. I know I am on the cusp of 40... I know I have finally gotten my opposite gender child on the 4th attempt. I am supposed to get fixed now, according to cultural norms. But we aren't giving anyone the satisfaction... and it just seems to infuriate and bewilder so many when you respond with "Well, we'll see... " :-)  I wish I was 10 years younger, though... 

I weighed 3 pounds more coming out of the hospital than going in... due to edema and all the fluids they pump you up with... 

Here's a beautiful shot of my fluid filled feet: (Gross, I know!) 

Thankfully, I did end up losing 20 pounds in 3 days, as all the fluid finally decided to start leaving. Now I only have 30 more to go!

My oldest daughter, Lauren, received her First Holy Communion!  I am so proud of her.


Don't let our sweet looks fool you, we are still a handful to take to Mass!

Here are a few more baby shots, Just Because...

Thank you for visiting my blog! May God Bless You All today!


  1. Congratulations! My oldest and my #4 (and first baby boy) are about the same distance in years apart. Sarah received her First Holy Communion the year Dominic was born. (Actually, they are EXACTLY 7.5 years apart -- Sarah's birthday is 7/16/01 and Dominic's birthday is 1/16/09.)

    Such happy days! Isaiah is beautiful. Love the First Holy Communion pics!

  2. Wow! So glad you updated.. What a beautiful baby boy. Much love and blessings to you all. My niece also made her First Holy Communion.

  3. Congratulations on the new baby boy, and the other kids are cute too. The fluid filled feet are freaky! Glad you guys are all doing well.

  4. Happy 1st Birthday Isaiah Anthony!

    1. God Bless you for remembering :-) I am the world's worst blogger. I am glad I have one awesome friend here! :-)


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