I need to update my user pics lol

Ok so as I said, Evangeline is 10 months old. She is the cutest little tiny thing ever. She eats like a horse, but I guess has a crazy metabolism cause as of Tuesday she is 16lbs, 27.5 inches. The doctor laughed and said, well she gained a percentile. up from 2nd to 3rd. No one cares thankfully because she has been consistently this petite from the get go.
So I forger what I have said about her so I will just list her new awesome stuff:
-Two teeth that loves to bite with, chew her crib, her high chair, my boob 😦 everything she can get in her mouth get’s bit.
-Crawls like crazy, pulls up on everything and is now cruising well along furniture and from one piece to another.
-Has mastered steps so we have to watch out, the other day in seconds she climbed a step ladder to the top run, I still don’t know how she did it.
-She can stand alone for a couple seconds
– Catches herself 99% of the time she falls now, so way less injuries, til she starts walking lol.
-Has added Daddy and kitty to her repertoir, also mimics lots of words but dosen’t understand their meaning yet.
-Copies many of our actions, like clapping her hands and puckering her lips.
-Give big sloppy open mouth kisses.
-Shares, so cute, tries to feed everyone (including the dog) bites of her crackers.
-Feeds herself pretty much exclusively
-Eats ANYTHING, we are talking ginger, blue cheese, smokes salmon, lamb..and eats alot, it’s unreal, she LOVES food haha.
-Still has the same fiery temprament she has always had, but now that she is older, and we can tell it’s just a tantrum and not something seriously wrong it’s so much easier to deal with. I say all the time now, she was not colic, just oppinionated. πŸ™‚

Being that this is my first round mothering :(, I certainly got myself a child of extremes and I have no idea what I am doing, but feel like I have come leeps and bounds in the past 10 months, and thus am feeling ready (in the next year) to take on another. I spent the first 5 months of this little one’s life wondering if what I was doing was ok, right, wrong, because she cried so much, so often, but now I see I must have done something right (love her to pieces, cover her in kisses and hugs) because she is becoming the most outgoing, confident little girl and my heart is bursting with pride. I think I could do it all again, and do it better this time now that I have a bit more confidence in myself.  I don’t look forward to another pregnancy because of the stress and fear, but I want to have at least 2 living children so Evangeline has a sibling to grow up with. 

Anyhow, here is the round of most recent pictures.

About mommamaynard

β€œLife is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” β€” Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on November 26, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. I know what you mean about having another. I am always so back and forth about it. Granted, Charlotte is only 6 months old, but I can’t imagine giving my love to another child just yet. Plus all of the uncertantity and being scared, etc. during pregnancy. I’m just not ready for all of that yet. We also don’t want Charlotte to be our only living child. Sigh….

    • Oh…she is adorable!!
      When do you go back to work?

      • I go back January 3rd. Boo. So sad. So torn. I do want to go back to get some Me time, but not FT, I would ideally like to go back 3.5 days a week, but we can’t afford the house and car and all without my income right now, plus I only get benefits as a FT employee. At least I work 8-4 MF and have a super flexible employer. That is a huge blessing.

    • I think we have decided to wait at least another year, I want to get some other things in order before that chaos of love. I found the newborn stage very very difficult, so I would preffer to face it with E being a tiny bit older.

  2. I hear ya on the not knowing what the heck I am doing!

    I think Beanie is opinionated to – it’s rough!

    Glad to read that you are doing better!

  3. Ps. My email

    I wrote the other night in a haze and didn’t leave my email. Don’t feel obligated to write. I’m susanfinkelpearl[at]yahoo.com

    I am so inspired by your latest post. Your confidence and courage are so encouraging for me. Thank you for sharing your journey.

  4. Thank you for inspiration

    Hi mrsmaynard,

    My name is Susan and I live right outside of Washington, DC. I’m a loss mama too. On Monday I delivered my first child, a girl named Nellie, still. I went online tonight (can’t sleep) to look up information about counting kicks and found my way to a forum, which led me here to your blog.

    It’s really helped me to see your story and the pictures of Evangeline. To see that despite your sadness and fears, you have found the courage and strength to pursue the dream of having a baby. Thank you.

    In the beginning, did you wonder and wonder what you could have done differently? I know I didn’t cause Nellie’s death, but I can’t stop thinking that maybe- like had I counted her kicks- I would have noticed something earlier and possibly had been able to save her. As you know, this is tearing me up.

    I know I’m a complete stranger, so don’t feel obligated to reply. It just has helped to read your story.

    Silver Spring, Maryland

    • Re: Thank you for inspiration

      Hey, I just got this now, for some reason I did not get an email notification. I will email later tonight when I don’t have a 10 month crawling over trying to help me type. ❀
      I am always so happy when loss mama’s come across my journal, if nothing else I found blogs of other loss mom’s to be so helpful in the first year of my healing process.

  5. Wow! Three years in, I’m *still* not sure I’m ready to take on another. We’ve only just come around to be sure that we even *want* a 2nd! πŸ™‚

    Of course, it also took us three years to decide to have Liam after our loss, so I guess it just takes a while for us. πŸ™‚

    You have done an amazing job, Jaime. I am very proud of you.

    • oh thank you so much. With such a willful baby ,the PTS and Axiety it hasent been easy. There were and are times I feel so inadaquate, but then someone tells me that little miss really is an extreme temprament and I feel good knowing its not just me. Both of our parents have been left astounded by her temper and strong will haha, I guess I just learned to adapt. Anyhow its been an emotional and bumpy ride.I would honestly not mind waiting another year before trying again but I have my age to contend with, I am 33 and wanted to be done my pregnacy years by 35 so that is why I don’t want to wait to very long. I am unlikely to start trying again for at least 6-7 months though, maybe longer. Lots of factors to consider.

      • Yeah, I’m 35 now, so I definitely want #2 to be soonish… but since we started so late (on everything, really – college, marriage, kids…), that’s just the way it goes, I guess. πŸ™‚

  6. Awww!! She is so pretty!

  7. Aww, love that baby. πŸ™‚

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