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What started out as a site to update on our daughter's cancer has thankfully grown into a site to update on our beautiful family of four. Enjoy our journey...

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Twas the night before Christmas...

What a whirlwind this weekend was! So busy going from place to place…it all went too fast! Charli got a bit out of her normal schedule but she did great…wasn’t crabby at all! I was so proud of her!

Here are a bunch of miscellaneous pictures from the past few weeks, I haven’t been very good about updating the site – sorry Jen!

Look at me, I almost fit in my stocking from Great Grandma & Grandpa F!

Does this outfit make me look chubby!?!! Just call me Mrs. Clause!

Our new little family! And YES, this is daddy wearing a John Deere shirt at Christmas!

Can you believe that Santa gave ME a candycane at our daycare Christmas! It went straight to my mouth!!!

Just looking up at Grandma Borg...she was trying to teach me something - again!!

Yes, I am feeding myself in this picture - this night I also fed my eye, my hair, and my nose!!

Brrr it is cold in here...but I still love my bath time!!

I LOVE my jumperoo from Santa...he did good for my first Christmas!

I am learning to sit on my own...but mom and dad still keep things pretty soft all around me!

Gosh this is fun!!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year :-)

I realized I haven't posted anything for so long...sorry! I just am not as good at is as I used to be! But, in my deffence, I don't know if anyone is looking any more because no one says anything!!!! So, maybe I am just talking to myself :-)

Either way, here are a few pictures of 'lil Charli! I don't have many new ones downloaded from my camera! I am sure I will have lots after the holiday!!

We hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a great New Years!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I have seen this poem several times. I maybe have even mailed it to some of you. I wanted to post it here as a reminder!! And, it is in dedication to someone I know who just found out they are having a baby :-)

Before I was a Mom...
I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and my teeth every day.

Before I was a Mom...
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I
never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom...
I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Spit on. Chewed on. Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom...
I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests. Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom...
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom...
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom...
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.