Monday, January 21, 2008

All better.... sort of

The pain became too much to handle pretty quickly, so I dropped off the older kids with my in-laws and headed down to the ER. Turns out, I had a temp of 100 and mastitis in both br**sts. I also was diagnosed with postpartum depression. Not a huge surprise, considering I'd been see-sawing between crying jags and temper tantrums for at least a few days. Today is my first day on the Zoloft, and it feels very strange.... kind of like my head is in a fog. Hubs was very surprised when I told him, but when he really started thinking, he agreed with my suspicion that this has been going on for a couple of months now. He actually seems kind of relieved to have an answer to what is wrong with his wife.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


I think I may have mastitis. Do I suffer for the next day and a half until the holiday weekend is over, or do I go to the emergency room? I hate the thought of a $100 copay if I could wait it out and only pay $15. And I really hate the thought of the emergency room with all these kids who, quite frankly, have not been behaving for anything lately. But, wow, does this ever hurt!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Here she is!

This is my little baby Taz. I took picture after picture, and got very frustrated because they just don't look as cute as she really is in person. I can't seem to get an angle that does her justice.
When we were choosing names, Hubs suggested naming her after me, or his mother. I didn't see how I could name her after me and not look egotistical, so we found a name that has the same meaning as mine, life, and then gave her the same middle name as Hubs's mother. I definitely had to laugh when my grandfather said it's a weird name. After all, it's no stranger than the name Vida!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Snow Day

We are snowed in. That storm that made the news in California crossed the Sierra Nevadas and found us, though thankfully somewhat subdued. This could hardly have happened at a better time for me..... I really didn't want to drag baby Taz out any more than I have to, so not making the three trips to and from the school is a welcome break.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


Taz is sleeping soundly.... therefore, it must be daytime. It's so funny how much better she sleeps with lots of light and all the household noise. She's a tiny thing, and so good natured. Her siblings are already in love with her, as are we all.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

She's Here!

Z. K.arrived on January 3rd. She weighed 6lbs, 4 oz, and is 19 inches long. She's beautiful! Here, she will be known as Taz. You can guess why.