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Hi Baby’s First Year readers!  I never thought I would make it to the end of my pregnancy, and actually move over here from Being Pregnant!

But alas my daughter, who was set to meet us on May 2nd, surprised us and jumped ship a little early.  I must admit the whole planned factor of my delivery wasn’t exactly what I wanted to begin with so I am glad she decided to skip her scheduled c-section date and come on her own.  Although I wish she didn’t do it at almost midnight on a Friday night.

But I wish she had remained in place and going with our original plan, it certainly would have avoided all the confusion, and craziness.

Crazy why?  Because this is our third child in four years!  Making our home exciting, crazy, active, and never suffering from a dull moment!

My oldest son Camden turned three in December, and is certainly a character. He loves all things Daddy… Fire trucks, baseball, and hanging out with the fellas (my husband’s friends from the fire house). He is my cuddly boy, and my whole pregnancy has been constantly asking how is my little sister? Or inquiring when she would be coming because she was clearly taking too long!

Once his little sister was on the outside, he became the best big brother. During his visit to the hospital, he wanted to hold her, cuddle her, lay on the couch and watch tv with her. It was heartwarming.

Then there is Benjamin. He turns two on May 17th, just a couple short weeks after the arrival of his little sister. He is my stubborn boy. We have had ups and downs with him since his difficult delivery in 2009. Physical therapy for six months, colic, allergic reactions to my breast milk, and everything under the sun that would have sent any sane woman running to have her tubes tied. In fact… after Benjamin, we were not planning on having anymore children.

Both of our son’s were planned, and this little girl took us off guard for sure! But she couldn’t be more welcome to complete our family.

Then there is my husband, and me.

I am a full time blogger, I write here on Babble, and on my own website Momotics. I have been writing my own site since my oldest son was born, when I was just a stay at home mom who blogged here and there. Three years has certainly changed my life a lot!   I also am a Lamaze Educated childbirth Educator sitting for my certification exam later on this year, if the insanity of my life allows it of course. I completed my education course during the summer of 2010 shortly before getting pregnant with our little bundle of joy. The childbirth community is my passion, and I have been heavily involved for years.

My husband Will is a veteran Marine and a local volunteer fire fighter in our home town in Connecticut. He hopes to become a paid fireman some day also, and is wrapping up classes that will enable him to do that while working full time and juggling our family. It makes for a crazy life, but it is a life we love, and wouldn’t change for the world!

I am looking forward to getting to know all the readers over here, and building relationships while making it through the first year of our daughters life with you guys!

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