For the LOVE of children.

"But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven."-Matthew 19:14

Please feel free to share PRIMARY PHUNNYS of the children in your lives by emailing me at and I will include it in the blog.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Fourth Baby Pt 5

She is here! Born yesterday morning! My worst experience with labor-EVER!!! I am use to light contractions, water breaking, hard labor for about an hour and baby in my arms. This time it was 4 a.m. ramping towards hard labor and then it was hard labor, water breaking, more hard labor and baby in my arms 40ish minutes later. She was born at 11:09 a.m. So, as you can see it was very different and very painful. If I was at a hospital instead of at home I think I would have chickened out and asked for the pain killers. It was awful!

She does have a cleft lip. Her palate is there, and I am nursing, but wondering if she is having that "drinking through a straw with holes in it" issue because it a little lopsided. I may need to use a special bottle. We will be going to the specialist next week, or the week after, I hope.

My children -the older ones- love her. We are going to wait on showing her to the baby. She loves dolls and is a little wild; so, we are gonna wait. Later in the afternoon, my son came to see his baby sister. He said, "Mommy, I saw the baby's 'owie' the one you told me about a long, long, long time ago. Do you remember? (I nod) It's OK because the doctors are going to fix it." I just love my son. When we talked about this he did not seem like he was even listening, but he was.

As he said, "It's OK." I'm OK. She is a blessing! I'm...We are very happy to have her here with us-FINALLY! Well, there still is a problem....ugh!....she still needs to be named.


  1. Mia, I just saw your comment on cleft advocate. First of all, congrats on your new baby girl! Secondly, I don't know about the neck question. It wouldn't hurt to bring up with the team. Where are you guys located? Did you find a team you like? Please email me if you have any questions. Sincerely, Anna (mom to Jimmy uclp, Johnny uclp, and Alice)

  2. Hi Anna,
    OK, will do. Thanks! We all love her dearly. She is such a blessing and such a good baby. I will find your e-mail and send you a message.