Thursday, September 08, 2011

The past few months...

Have been good. :)

I had a baby.

She's cute. She's 3 and 1/2 months now.

Her name is Helena. Pronounced: Heleena :) So we call her Lena a lot.

We really like her. *goochigoolilttlelenabobeenaweloveyoooouuuuu*

Life is going by so fast. Today is the birthday of the Mother of God. This makes me happy. :)

Jason mentioned my blog a little while ago (he rarely reads - he's not much of a computer guy) and I told him, I'm letting the blog die, like a bolted annual herb you no longer care about. And much to my surprise, he encouraged me to resurrect it. He appreciates the gentle record of our lives together, the pictures and chronicles of our growing family. So here I am. I struggle with this blog a little. What to put in, what to leave out. I feel assuming, that people would want to read anything I write (or even if they should.) Do I have anything worth sharing? Does this bless anyone? I don't know...I guess it blesses my family. Family life is important and worth recording. And I love the glimpses into my friends lives via blogs.

OK, so besides Helena here is a little update on the S. Fam:

1. I've read a bunch of housekeeping books and blogs. They have helped me a little, but my house is still mostly messy.

2. Hannah goes to school twice a week now - and starting soon we will begin a co-op at our church for homeschoolers. We hope this is step for one day starting an Orthodox Christian school at our parish. (And maybe, God willing, it will be ready before all my kids are grown...and that we can afford it, hahaha.)

3. We began a Read the Bible in a year program. It's much more manageable than I thought it was going to be. I've never read the whole Bible so I'm happy to take up this challenge, not to mention, as a convert coming from Evangelical Protestantism, I've never read the Tobit, Maccabees, etc. Should be pretty neato.

4. Helena - She is sweet as pie. The big siblings love her. We're so happy to have her! It's a joy to have a baby in the house.

5. I had her at home. It was a really good experience. I'm glad we did it. I'm not one to push home birth on anyone, and this was the only time I had a baby at home, but it made a huge difference to birth where I was comfortable. Perhaps I'll share my birth story soon.

Here I am looking really cool. I had the baby about 2-3 hours after this pic was taken. We were watching Say Yes to the Dress on Netflix. I was feeling suuuper goofy at this point and the hormones were making me giggle. If this makes you laugh, you are welcome. ;)

Hope those of you who read this are well!


Blogger Sonja said...

Welcome back to blogging! I missed you.
The birth tub photo totally made me giggle, so - Mission Accomplished on that. :)

12:56 PM  
Blogger Xenia Kathryn said...

Oh my goodness! What a treat to get an update from you. Helena is so cute, and she happens to have one of the most beautiful names ever ("Helen" has always been on the baby name list, with each of our babies).

So lovely! Happy Feast Day to you.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Yara said...

You totally made me smile today, and I really needed to smile today. See, you are blessing me with your blog. Thank you : )

You know what else helps me? Knowing that other people's homes get messy, too. As much as I try, the house usually looks like a bunch of kids live here & just run around throwing things on the floor.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Lauren S. said...

Thanks for your comments, friends.

Yara - Well heavens to Betsy, we must live with a bunch of kids! :)

4:24 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Now how is it that we both got back into blogging on the same day? Isn't that strange????????? Love that picture of the squishy one on top. She's getting bigger!

9:19 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

Many years with your new baby!! :)

6:22 AM  
Blogger Lauren S. said...

jamie - ;-)

thanks elizabeth!

8:45 AM  
Blogger tifandtheboys said...

am glad you didnt stop!!!!

7:58 PM  

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