Tired, but happy. And emotional. And stressed. And relieved. And ecstatic. And worried.

I’m too tired and out of it to write anything resembling a coherent post at the moment (and probably will be for a bit), but I just wanted to make a formal Life & Puppies notation that Baby Girl Sweet Potato has arrived and the three of us are healthy, happy and getting to know one another.

I really want to tell all of you all about how great Meriter was for us, how puppy got super sick the day before Baby Girl joined us, the birth story (though I sorta don’t like that phrase, but I recognize my dislike is totally irrational), the transition home, the breast revolution that began yesterday (holy big boobs! And I thought they were big before!), our baby’s noises and movements, how we’re all getting along, and a million other things. For now, though, I’ll give you a break from my elderly gravida stories and just say to you this: thanks for all of your love and support. It has meant the world. And here’s an observation, or maybe a bit of unsolicited advice: if you tell people you are thinking of naming your child Gertrude, but then you don’t, everyone will absolutely love the name you do pick.


8 Responses to “Tired, but happy. And emotional. And stressed. And relieved. And ecstatic. And worried.”

  1. 1 Mary Lloyd March 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm


  2. 2 Mary Lloyd March 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Welcome to our world Dear Molly. You are such a wonderful gift. All my love, Grandma

  3. 3 Kristin March 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm


    Welcome home Molly!

  4. 4 Tammy March 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Your entry is precious! Thanks for the update and all my love and best wishes! You’re SO right about the name! Molly is perfect!

  5. 5 Raoser March 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    It’s the best name ever. You are a champ. She is simply perfection. Can’t wait to hear everything but of course I will happily wait until you have the time and the energy to write it.


  6. 6 Megan March 7, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I hate the phrase “birth story,” too, but I don’t know what else to call it, and I still want to hear it. 🙂

  7. 7 Sara H March 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    She’s so beautiful, Kate! Can’t wait to hear ALL your stories! Hope your puppy is ok and is adjusting nicely to Molly.

  8. 8 gwendolyngarden March 12, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I just read this post, I must have missed it, but I actually have to say that I laughed out loud. It’s great that Molly will always have a story: Yep, I was almost named Gertrude. And for the record, I like both names! 🙂

    (And also for the record, not that you care, but I was almost named Bogue. Yes, Like Vogue, but with a B. Don’t ask me why).

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