This blog is just about my life and mostly revolves around my son, Jamie. This blog is a combination of everything, whether it may be a new recipe I tried, a good freebie I found, something funny Jamie said, or feelings I'm having about life in general. There's little rhyme or reason. I'll never win any blogging awards, but I enjoy writing about our lives and I mostly do it for my son. It's so easy to forget moments over the years. I've got all these little tidbits of our life in print and I hope that someday Jamie can enjoy them.

I called this blog Mother of Life, Mother of Loss because of my issues with pregnancy loss and the joy of finally bringing this wonderful person into the world. Truly, I feel the pains of loss, but you won't see too much of that here. I am blessed and I am, above all else, a mother of life.

After all the years of infertility and loss, Matthew and I were blessed with a surprise pregnancy. We were pregnant with twins, but unfortunately, Baby A could not stay with us. Baby B grew into a healthy and happy baby girl that we named Bella Marie. We are so blessed to have two beautiful children.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A New Little Pumpkin and Treats Gallore

I got a new little nephew for Halloween. He is McKalah's new little brother. He weighed just over 8lbs and was 20 inches long. He's a chubby, adorable little thing. When I finally got a chance to go see him my sister-in-laws mother was there holding him. The moment I walked in the door she informed me that I had to wash my hands and use hand sanitizer before holding him. Duh, I've done this before. I had a preemie in the NICU, I think I can handle a healthy newborn. After I finished washing my hands she made me sit down like I was a child before she would hand him to me. That was a little irritating. She probably would have had a heart attack if she had seen me kiss his chubby little cheeks. You'd think this was her first baby, but she has seven children and this is her second grandchild.

Jamie had a good Halloween. My uncle came by and took us out for the day. It was nice to get out and do something. He tried to take Jamie for a haircut but Jamie pitched a huge fit and we were not able to do anything more than a slight trim. Now he looks very girly to me. After that we went to Ruby Tuesday's for lunch. It's right across from my husband's work so we called him to join us. Matt had some big old double bacon cheeseburger, I had the Sonora chicken pasta, and Jamie had the little mini burgers. It was good and it was nice to have lunch out with my family, especially my uncle. After we went to my uncle's house for awhile and then to the grocery store. On the way home my uncle stopped by the butcher shop to pick up an order he had placed and he gave us some steaks. I'm saving them for my anniversary dinner that's coming up soon.

He dropped us off shortly before night fall. When my husband got home from work we dressed Jamie up as a pirate. At first he did not want to wear a costume and we thought we would have to take him out in plain clothes, but he warmed up to it. Once we started Trick-or-Treating he really warmed up to it. We tried to coach him to say "trick or treat" when he went to the doors and say "Thank you" when he was given candy. He wouldn't do it. He told us, "I just be quiet." On the way away from the houses he would say, "I loooove treats!" By the time we got home his pumpkin was too heavy for him to hold. This is the first time he's ever filled that pumpkin to the rim. I was amazed. The down side is that Jamie knows there's tons of candy and he wants it all day long. I've limited him to 2-3 pieces a day. At this rate there may be candy for the next several months.

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