Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Sometimes computers so frusterate me. I have been trying to upload pictures and Larkin's laptop is telling me it does not recognize the device. Do you have any idea how many times I have uploaded pics on the computer. Eeerrrr!!

We just ordered me a new Dell laptop that is going to be a lap top all of my own. I am so excited I could pee my pants. Of course it's taking forever and a day to get here.

So when I get pics uploaded I'll post a blog about my weekend. My brother Robbie is home from Iraq, YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Super Mom!

Well I had a go at playing super mom. Larkin returned back to work on Saturday. Besides one mild break down I gave myself a pat on the back for making it through. Mitch had one break down as well. He wanted me to put baby down feed him, change him, do anything with him other than hold the baby. Of course Marshall was screaming crying at the same time because he had stomach pains so that resulted in Mommy Mel having a mild breaking down.

Daddy returned back home late Tuesday night to find us all asleep. To him we looked all peaceful and that Mommy had a walk in the park but don't' worry I left him know the next day how much he was missed and how much we need him home on his off days. Of course to keep my sanity, not the boys. LOL!! Mitch so misses Daddy when he is gone. Especially now that he has to share my attention with Marshall.

Little Marshall is chunking up though. His little cheeks are getting chubby and he is eating really good. Both boys are asleep right now so I thought I would take advantage of some computer time. I just purchased (well Larkin purchased for me) a laptop. I can not wait for it to get here. It'll make my computer life a lot easier. I got an awesome deal on it and of course I had to order it in "mommy bright pink." Just to make sure all the boys in the family know who's computer it is.

Ok better get myself some rest before our 11pm feeding with Marshall. Love ya all and thanks for continuing to read. I'll post pics soon. I need to take some this weekend. We are supposed to have 70-80 degree temps this weekend yea

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Settling In!

We are getting settled in really good. Tonight Marshall and I had a night home alone with Daddy took Mitch to a magic show fundraiser. Marshall stayed wide eyed and we enjoyed our time together. I'm not nervous to have both boys alone together but I know the first time is going to be a tad of an adjustment. Mitch is accepting Marshall really good but at the same time he has Larkin and I both to share our time with him. So I'll be curious to see how he does once Larkin returns to work and I have to divide my time between the two of them. I pray the jealously does not kick in then.

Today Marshall is 9 days old and is doing really good. He is drinking 2-3 oz of bottle at a time which is great for a newborn. He is still so tiny! At his 1 week appointment he weighed 6lb 3oz. We have to take him back again this Thursday for a check up because of how tiny he is. The pediatrician just wants to keep an eye on him for a good month. He said he is doing great though!! Yea little peanut!

Ok I'm getting ready for my 12am (midnight) feeding but I thought I would write a quick blog. Thanks to everyone who reads for reading!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

7 Days!

Marshall Dean is now 7 days old. Yes a whole week! Today we had our first family outing. It was a big one are you ready for this? We headed to Wal-mart and then Marshall's one week pediatrician appointment. To be honest with you, it was a big enough day for all of us. Or at least for me any way. I'm pooped out tonight. I have about 30 minutes till he wakes for his next feeding and then I'll be headed to bed for the night. I'll have to work on uploading more pictures. Everything I currently have uploaded is from the hospital and our first day or two home. We'll post more soon. For those of you that have myspace accounts I do have quiet a few pictures posted there.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Welcome Marshall Dean

We are excited to welcome Marshall Dean Newby into our family. He was born on Thursday, March 27th at 1222pm. He weighed 6lb 1oz and was 18 1/4 inches long. Tiny little guy but already getting filled with lots of love.

My c-section went a lot better than I was ever anticipating. Even my recovery is going better. They say with Mitch I was bruised from pushing for an hour and that is why I was so sore and my recovery was so long. I am really doing good though and just soaking in the love and joy of being a new mommy again.

Mitch is doing pretty good. He is not showing jealousy but at the same time he could really care less Marshall is here. Every so often he'll acknowledge him crying but that is about it. He gets more jealous when Larkin holds him then when I do.

I am really enjoying Larkin being home and know April 12th when he returns to work is going to be a hard day. He is so wonderful! A wonderful daddy and husband. He helps so much and really plays just as big of a roll in our boys lives as what I do. He cares so much about making them feel important and loved. It makes me love him as my husband so much more. Love you Larkin (don't know if he reads this blog.) :)

Anyway thank you for the prayers. I was excited to update you guys. I'm now getting ready to get Mitch ready for bed and then watch Idol. Go David Cook, Michael ? and David Archuletta. Those are my choices this year.