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With Baby, I’m Back

October 6, 2011

Well hello there…! It’s been a while, I know. As if a 9-month pregnancy wasn’t enough, now I’m home with a newborn healing after a c-section and let’s just say blogging hasn’t been high on my list of priorities. Sadly! I am back in the feeding, changing, sleeping routine and trying to squeeze in the odd shower when I can. Shaving my legs will be next month’s goal.  😉

Our 4-year old Simone is adjusting to becoming a big sister, but has confessed to her teachers at school that, “it’s really hard work being a big sister.” Oh yah? Really? Try sticking your sore nipples into a vice grip 8 times a day. THAT is hard work sister!

Anyway, the week that we were in hospital, my in-laws looked after Simone. I often forget the power of having other care givers in control: one of the many upsides to this is the introduction to new food. So on Monday, September 19th, we gave birth to our second daughter, Giselle Carrington Burke, and my in-laws came to the hospital with Simone, who minutes after meeting Giselle, all shared their big news:

Simone ate beets!


Simone ate beets! Pickled beets! Four of them!

So maybe it’s the anesthetic or the IV fun bag of fluids flowing through me, but I could have sworn I heard my mother-in-law, father-in-law, and daughter all scream that Simone ate beets…? Well, even though my news was bigger (I just gave birth to a 8lb 15oz baby girl by c-section thank #$%^ God because I would have died pushing this thing out…!), the beets news took us all by surprise and won as the most newsworthy event of the day.

So there you have it. A new milestone, albeit a weird one, and Simone now has added pickled beets to her palate. We remain culinarily conflicted as you would probably have to tie me down and force feed me beets…but regardless, I’m thrilled she had something to celebrate along with the rest of us.

Giselle, I’m hoping, will be a much easier child to feed over the years, but only time will tell. She is big, beautiful, healthy, and happy and that’s all that matters today, tomorrow, and forever in her life. Simone will keep me blogging which is a good thing: she says she’s getting closer to trying vegetables and fruits, but, “not quite yet mommy, I need more time”.

That’s ok, so do I. One day at a time…

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2011 2:41 am

    This post made me smile. You are so funny! Love all the photos, they are amaizing. Giselle looks so beautuful and happy.

  2. October 10, 2011 8:02 pm

    Congratulations on the birth of Giselle and of course on Simone eating beets:)

    • October 20, 2011 4:29 am

      Thanks so very much! Yes, both are big milestones in our lives – LOL! 🙂

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