Somewhere Over the Rainbow


  • Oh Libby...she's so beautiful, as is big sister Lucia.  That rainbow was definitely just for you, so beautiful, so meaningful.

    I'm so glad you're aware of your anxiety and letting your support team be there for you.  I hope the anxiety eases with time and the growth of your amazing Annabelle.

    So much love to you,


  • Libby, congratulations! She's so cute and snuggly:) Take lots of pics with big sis. I say that because I wish that I took more. I am so glad to hear that everyone is doing well and adjusting. One day at a time. So very meaningful to see that rainbow. Happy belated b-day to Lucia! I was thinking about her as we were celebrating our kiddo over here. Welcome to the world Annabelle!

    Lots of love and hugs,


  • Congratulations!! She is beautiful just like her sister! I am beyond happy for you and your family. I hope you're getting as much rest as you can!

    Love and Hugs


  • Libby -- She is gorgeous! And so is big sister.

    Go easy on yourself. Adding another child to the mix when the sibling has been around by themselves for a while is a big adjustment. Kaelin was 2 1/2 when I had Kelsey, and it was exhausting. She demanded the same amount of attention that she had when it was just her, and I couldn't do it.

    Life will eventually settle down and you'll figure out a routine and all that good stuff. I am happy to hear that you are taking care of yourself though. I've not experienced what you are with anxiety, post-partum, etc., but I've heard it can be a bit rough. Many hugs to you.


  • Libby,   first-  thanks for making me cry.  I was feeling numb and you just reminded me that I'm not heartless.   I too suffer from anxiety.  I have agoraphobia and loss did not make it any better.  My irrational fears often consume me.  I worry about JJ's every move and sometimes so much that I want to put him in a shadow box and never let him out.   Then the rational thought process creeps in.  I talk myself thru it and recognize that one loss does not define my entire journey.  I tell myself that I can't control everything no matter how hard I try.   I remember that if things don't go the way I want them to, that I will be okay.   I used to fall asleep when nursing JJ all the time,  before I knew about SIDS or anything like it.   JJ is going to be 21 in two weeks.    I am sure that Annabelle will be okay, but if it really worries you then try walking while nursing during those night time feedings where you are more prone to sleep.  You won't fall asleep standing up.   Nursing can be so relaxing that it's normal to get sleepy.   I am so glad you have a support system.   You are such an amazing mother to all three of your babies.  Congratulations!!!  Annabelle is beautiful!

  • Congratulations! Don't be so hard on yourself! Hang in there, you are doing just fine. :)

  • Sending lots and lots and lots of hugs- and smiles!!!