Saturday, March 17, 2007

I'm still here

Okay sorry for the long blogging hiatus! I have become one of "those" bloggers that just disappears for weeks at a time!

Needless to say I've been "busy"--apparently newborns nurse rather frequently and wake up multiple times at night! :) I am just plain exhausted but so head-over-heels in love with little Katie Jane! I am seriously in awe of the fact that God formed her so perfectly inside of me, she is just too precious! (Actually a major reason I haven't been blogging is Kevin's been working from home, therefore using the computer for 9 hours a day.)

It's really strange giving birth because you go from having been pregnant (for 9 months!) to not being pregnant and having a baby. I was so anxious to not be pregnant anymore, but now I feel a weird sort of loss not being pregnant--like it's a little sad. I miss feeling Kaitlyn moving inside of me, etc. Rather strange. Giving birth and having a newborn also make me want to do this about ten more times, which I know is insane because (in addition to being utterly exhausted right now) just two weeks ago I had completely sworn off the whole having children naturally thing--pregnancy is hard work! But there's something really magical about the whole thing once you deliver that wrinkly, cuddly little baby.

Anyway I'm wanting to blog/post pictures of the whole labor/delivery/hospital experience, of the kids meeting their new baby sister (sooooooo priceless), and of this sweet onesie I bought for Kaitlyn several weeks ago (as a means of induction into the crazy Heldt family), so stay tuned and don't give up on this sleepy blogger!


Kristen Borland said...

You're back!! Yea!! Oh, Katie Jane is such a cute nickname!

Looking forward to pics. Hoping to see you at church tomorrow!

And I agree. Birthing children is sooo addicting. I don't know what it is, but I am the same way. It just makes me want to have more! Maybe it's partly the hormones, partly the witnessing of a miracle, and partly the overwhelming love you feel for each child.

Nohe 5 said...

You take time for you. We can wait. But I anxious to see more pics of your new little girl. Much love.

Samantha said...

I'll try to be patient but am so looking forward to new pictures of your adorable family!! I am glad you are enjoying your sweet little baby. Get plenty of rest (when you can!) Congratulations again!!

Mike and Rachel said...

I felt a sense of loss when Aubrey was born too. Right about now, I couldn't imagine caring that the pregnancy part was over, but I'm sure in a few weeks, when it actually is that will change. Yes I am commenting at 3am. I only sleep every other night nowadays!

S. said...

Congrats! You are the most adorable pg. woman I have ever seen, and of course your baby is precious.

One of my first thoughts after my daughter was born (and I mean within 30 minutes) was, I can't wait to do this again! And that was after a scary, high-risk pregnancy and long and difficult labor. It is totally amazing to have your baby inside you, and I do miss that still today.

Thank you for generously sharing your family through words and pictures...we are switching to Ethiopia from Vietnam, and seeing your beautiful boys has made us seriously consider requesting twins or a sibling group.

Hang in there with the sleep deprivation!


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