New Life on Earth

I find it hard to believe that Christmas is only five days away, but quite a bit has gone on since this blog was last updated.

Baby A decided that she didn’t want to wait until the 23rd to make her debut- born at home, in approximately 30 minutes, on December 5th. I was watching Thursday Night Football & actually participating in a Twitter Party when contractions came about quickly and strong. S/o had just managed to help me with my shoes when I realized we wouldn’t have time to get to the hospital. He had just called 911 about five minutes before my water broke. We’re fortunate enough to live close to a fire department & they got there before the ambulance did. Not long after the fire department arrived, so did Baby A. Ironically, I had joked with the s/o about wanting to have an epidural free delivery; but I hadn’t anticipated a completely drug free delivery. Ah well, I suppose I’ll always have an interesting story to tell Baby A every year. For being just on the cusp of full-term, she matched me in height at 19 1/2 inches & nearly in weight at 6lb2oz.

In unrelated, but slightly related news, we finally got our tree yesterday. I suppose it’s not too bad though- all the trees are 50% off at this time and for a family on a tight budget; that certainly helps. S/o & I started decorating the tree last night, waiting for T&J to get here later to finish up. Hoping to make cookies this weekend- sugar cookies, peanut butter cup cookies & snickerdoodles. But we’ll see what happens.

Yesterday, aside from scheduling doctor’s appointments for myself & Baby A; I also looked into a few options to supplement the family income. I’ll have to wait until I have a better computer so probably not until next year, after the tax returns arrive. I’m not sure how successful I’ll be with this endeavor but it can’t hurt to try, right? More news on this when I have a better idea in my head.

Right, going to finish checking e-mail, organizing website files & debating over website content.

Until we blog again,



About the Author

I'm a stay at home mom of 3 (16 year old boy with Ataxic CP, 13 year old girl with classic/severe autism, and a rambunctious baby girl who will be a year old in December). When I'm not blogging here at Just Another Mom or spending time with my family, I'm also completing coursework for my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. My hobbies include baking, scrapbooking, and crafts.


  1. says

    Well that is just a wild story! I was a Bradley Childbirth teacher for years…so I was all about drug-free births. I actually delivered my nephew in the back of the van on the way to the hospital. Nice to meet you from the Bloggy Moms Hop.

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