February 22, 2013

I have a confession.

I kept a secret–a really, really big secret! And it’ll explain why I haven’t posted much in the last 6 months.

Meet my Oliver.

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He was born February 8th at 1:38pm and weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20″ long, making him my biggest baby. Though Chloe was 7 pounds, 5.3 ounces and he was 7 pounds 5.5 ounces, so he just barely eeked by as my biggest! Darn that rounding.

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After having 3 girls, a little boy is a completely different ball game!

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While I was pregnant I had a really hard time imagining what it would be like to have a little boy. I knew girls so well! But he’s simply breathtaking and I’m totally in love.

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I’m not the only one, though! Sofie has taken over a completely motherly role with him. She’s been this way about all her siblings, but she’s different this time. I don’t know if it’s her age (4.5) or her bond with a brother over her sisters, but she’s smitten.

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Ella’s pretty crazy for him, too, though! At just 16.5 months apart, they’re my closest two in age and I think they’re going to be the best of friends. Ella spends her day bringing me his pacifier, blankets, diapers, throwing dirty diapers away, and loving on him every chance she gets. We thought she’d be jealous, but she’s so happy to have him!

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My pregnancy was rough. I didn’t have any real complications, but I was exhausted all the time. Not only did I have 3 very little kids to care for, but I was just tired all.the.time. I’ve been either pregnant or nursing for five and a half years and my body is just plain worn out. I also developed migraines this time around and they were quite debilitating. So needless to say, it’s been easier with him on the outside than it was on the inside!

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I took these pictures a week ago, but I’m just now having a chance to share them. He’s growing so fast and changing so much already! I don’t have any good pictures of all 4 of them together yet, but I wanted to share the best one I have. I took it on my phone on Valentine’s Day and I think they’re too precious!

Sofie (4.5), Ollie (1 week), Ella (16 months), and Chloe (2.5)

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My hands and my heart are both overflowing, so bear with me as I get back into the blogging habit. Ollie and I spend a lot of cuddle time together on the couch at night and I’ve got plenty of sewing projects to share, so I hope to get some things up soon!

28 Responses to “Oliver”

  1. Jennifer said:

    Congratulations! Four kids – you are one busy crafter! I made my girls (2 and 4 yo) both dresses in the same valentine’s fabric from JoAnn’s – following your pattern in fact! Enjoy your babymoon and just being a busy mom.

  2. Teri said:

    I am so feeling your pain. My oldest was 4.25 when I had number 4. Mine were roughly 17 months apart. I was nursing or pregnant that whole time. It was the way people looked at me when I went out in public that amused me. I think the word “crazy lady” was what they had in mind. What a beautiful family you have made.

  3. Melissa said:

    I’m glad to know I’m not alone, Teri! My first 2 are 21 months apart, then 17.5 months, and finally 16.5. So they got closer in age the more I had! 🙂 I’ve been either pregnant or nursing since October 2007, so I get that part, too. My body is worn out! People say the dumbest things to me in public and I just smile and let them know how incredibly blessed I consider myself.

  4. suburbancorrespondent said:

    Vitamins! Particularly B vitamins help with that worn-out feeling…

    What a beautiful family! Congratulations!

  5. Kristy said:

    Congratulations!! I thought I was busy with 3 under 3 (closest ones are 366 days apart) The thought of 4 is terrifying to me, and I applaud your determination you to be a great Mommy-of-four and getting back into the swing of things with a blog. Don’t worry about posting too much- we’re all patient people. You need to get better acquainted with your new little person. As speaking as a Mom who grew up with only sisters and females cousins- boys are VERY different, and ALWAYS keep a face-cloth handy with diaper changes….. better make that a towel. 🙂 Congrats again, and enjoy your beautiful family!

  6. kreativkäfer Andrea said:

    congratulations! adorable pics ♥
    all the best to you and your family!

  7. Elita said:

    Oh, how sweet! Congratulations on the newest addition to your lovely family!! My youngest child (of 3) was nearly 9lbs at birth so no way did I want to try for another one! Ha! Best of luck to you all. It looks like you have plenty of helping hands. Rest well and enjoy the time with them all as you embark on this new adventure.

  8. Amy B said:

    Congratulations! I have a little Oliver who is almost 3, and he’s going to be a big brother for the first time right around his birthday. Little boys are so much fun, except that there aren’t as many cute things to make for them! I’m looking forward to more boy-friendly sewing projects on your blog in the future, too 🙂

  9. carrie said:

    isnt amazing how rude people can be out in public “well you sure have your hands full” or “well youre just busy busy arent you” LOL!! your children are beautiful! congratulations on your new addition

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  11. Cynthia T. said:

    Congratulations! What a blessing your bog post was today. Having college age young adults…I so enjoy reading about what an amazing young mom you are!

  12. ala said:

    WOW! that Is a big secret:) I was wondering why you suddenly stopped posting stuff. CONGRATULATIONS! I wish you all the best! a lot of energy and strenghth and just good days!

  13. Susi said:

    Aww congratulations! What a little cutie pie! 🙂 I would look at him all day long if I was you! 🙂 xo

  14. Natalie said:

    CONGRATS!! that’s so exciting! and he’s so handsome!

  15. Gigja said:

    Congratulations! Your children are so beautiful 🙂 Good to have you back 😉

  16. Melissa said:

    Congratulations – he’s adorable!

  17. Norma said:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful family. Your children are a blessing!

  18. Joy T said:

    Congratulations! He is absolutely adorable, and the picture of the four of them is so sweet!

  19. Afsana said:

    Congratulations! I was wondering where you had been. I can’t imagine how you still manage to craft. I have four as well, and it took me an entire month to refinish a table!

  20. Salo said:

    Awww, your children are so beautifull! Congratulations!


  21. Allison said:

    Oh my goodness! He’s precious! Now you and your husband have a baby boy to have so much fun with all your little princesses! Boys are so much fun and they always LOVE their momma. Congratulations, I’ve followed your blog for the past couple years and I’m so happy to see your life going well.

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  23. Kathleen said:

    You’ve been truly blessed to have such a beautiful family.

  24. Carly said:

    Sneaky! I have missed you! But a HUGE congratulations to you and the whole family.

  25. Rebecca said:

    Congratulations! All of your babies are beautiful!!

  26. Kak Lin said:

    They are adorable!! Congratulations on the new addition!

  27. Leah said:

    I’ve visited your site before, but this is the first time I’ve had a chance to surf some of your posts. You have a beautiful family!!!

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