Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Why I Won't Be Blogging for the Foreseeable Future


I don’t post a lot of pictures, especially of my kids, but in this particular case, a picture really is worth a thousand words:) (Besides, newborns all kind of look the same, don’t they?) I’m pleased to introduce you to Baby Number Three, whom I will affectionately call Monster around the Internet. (He has a real name, honest, but you know how much I like nicknames. And Monster is the name our four-year-old suggested when we asked him what he thought we should name the baby.)

The delivery was uneventful--or at least it was after the anesthesia finally worked. (For some unknown reason, the spinal took five extra minutes to kick in. (I didn’t particularly care for those five extra minutes.)) Monster was born just after daybreak on Wednesday, January 11. He was a whopping eight pounds, seven ounces, which is almost a full pound heavier than Lady was when she was born, and he was twenty-one inches long.

Ironically enough, Monster has been the least monster-ish of all our kids. He actually sleeps sometimes, and he hardly ever cries. Still, I don’t plan to blog for the next couple of months. I need time to adapt to my new normal.

I’ll be back later this spring, probably sometime around April, and as I mentioned once before, I already have some interviews and additional rounds of “An Agent’s Inbox” in the works. Until then, I hope you all have a great first-few-months-of-2012. I’m sure we will.

63 comments:

Mindy McGinnis said...

Hello beautiful :)

Lori M. Lee said...

Congrats, Krista :) He's beautiful.

Michelle Mason said...

Congratulations on your new baby boy. Enjoy your time off (at least from the blog).

Ben Spendlove said...

Congratulations. Our third was the easiest baby, too. Now that he's three, he's more of a monster. (A very cute one.)

Theresa said...

Congrats! He is absolutely precious.

Robbin said...

I love the nickname, 'Monster'. He's adorable. I hope peace finds you during your well-deserved break.

Sarah said...

Aw... Congratulations! What a sweetie. :)

Kristin said...

Adorable! Enjoy your time.

Sarah B said...

Yay for babies. Good luck. I hear three is the hardest.

Maggie Hall said...

Congratulations! He is absolutely adorable!

Janice Sperry said...

Awww! What a cutie. Enjoy your time off and your adorable new baby.

Ninja Girl said...

Awwwwww...congratulations, Krista!!

amber said...

YAY! Just remember, you're a warrior! You can do this, girl. :)

Leigh Ann said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

*squishes tiny new baby*

Jenilyn Tolley said...

Congratulations! I hope he stays non-monstery for you.

Danielle B. said...

Congrats! Beautiful!

ladonna watkins said...

Congrats.

Angie Sandro said...

Congrats:) He's adorable. I hope he continues to sleep for you.

Marieke said...

Congratulations! :D

Inky said...

Congratulations and best wishes to your family! What a beautiful littl'un. Take your sweet time and enjoy the next few months with Monster & sibs! =)

Brenda said...

Congratulations! He's adorable!

Kelley said...

Congratulations!!! Welcome Monster!!

And... you even took the time out to thank me for the award on my blog! You are too sweet!!!

Liesl Shurtliff said...

That's a beautiful newborn. I tell you, sometimes they are ugly, but Monster is down-right precious. Congratulations! Email me if you need to vent about having three kids!

Rena said...

Yay, babies are wonderful (and hard work!). Congratulations and enjoy your time.

Jenn said...

Aww, what a cutie, I want to scoop him up and kiss him but that'd probably freak you out since you don't know me. ;)

Congratulations! Best of luck with your trio of blessings.

Kristen Wixted said...

I just discovered you and I see my timing isn't exactly perfect. But your little boy is--enjoy his tiny-ness and I will re-meet you in the spring. :)

Juliana said...

So cute! Can I squeeze those cheeks? lol
Congrats!

Janet Johnson said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your time and that beautiful baby. :)

Suzi said...

What a beautiful boy. Congratulations again.

Charity Bradford said...

Awe, so sweet. Congratulations! Enjoy getting to know the new normal.

Connie Keller said...

Congratulations!! He's gorgeous.

A.J. said...

Congratulations! I've never seen such a beautiful "monster" before. :)

Enjoy your time off from blogging. I'm sure you'll be busy anyway.

Lindsey R. Loucks said...

So cute! Congratulations!

Vicki Tremper said...

Awww, congratulations, Krista! Welcome to Monster. He's beautiful.

Adam Heine said...

Congratulations, and enjoy your break!

Angela V. Cook said...

Congratulations! Enjoy your time with your beautiful baby boy--that first year goes by so quickly!

DMcWild said...

And then there were three.
How beautiful.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Congratulations! Enjoy the baby time--it goes so fast!

Myrna Foster said...

He's very handsome. Congratulations, Krista! :o)

Michael G-G said...

Enjoy your time with Monster. (He is gorgeous, by the way.)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Wandered over from Robin Weeks' blog. Congrats on the baby. He's beautiful!

Angela M. said...

Yay! Such a cutie. And yeah, five minutes is a lifetime when you're in that much pain. The payoff is so wonderful, though! And we'll all still be here when you get back to blogging:)

Carol Riggs said...

Ah, so sweet! Big congrats to you and your family. Enjoy that little bundle!!

T. Drecker said...

He's adorable! Congratulations!

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

What a precious little sweetheart! I just want to snuggle him. Oh, congratulations, Krista! I'm so, so happy for you and glad you're recovering. And yes, taking a blogging break is a great idea. :) Enjoy yourself.

Erin Edwards said...

Only parents with beautiful babies think that all babies are beautiful. :) Love the nickname! Oh, and we found adding the third much easier than adding the second. Once you are up to two, you get used to the chaos.

CourtneyC said...

Yay! All the best. Babies are sooooo snuggly.

Krista V. said...

I haven't been able to respond to comments individually on this one, but I just wanted to let you know that I have read every one and to say thank you for all your heartfelt support and well wishes. They've definitely given me a boost.

Rin said...

Sooo late to the table - but congratulations on your latest bundle of joy! :)

TL Sumner said...

Congraulations!!! "Monster" is adorable.

Margaret said...

I'm so glad for the safe delivery! I've been enjoying you blog here, so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

Bethany C. said...

Wow...too bad you don't have good looking babies :) HEE. That is one sweet looking monster. Enjoy!!

Escape Artist said...

I'm so happy for you! He's just beautiful!

Monica B.W. said...

Awwwww!!! He's sooooo cute!!
CONGRATS!!!
<3333

Kelly Bryson said...

Missing you, but I hope you're having a wonderful time with Monster. He's beautiful! I'm envious of all baby stuff- introducing baby to older kids, sweet baby sighs and how their eyes get so heavy when they're in a warm shower...maybe I'll have a chat with Nathan and see about another;)

Susan Fields said...

Congrats!!! My youngest daughter's birthday is Jan. 11 - she just turned 12. It's a great day for a birthday. :)

Eliza Tilton said...

grats!!!

Marybk said...

Gorgeous, defined by picture. Congrats.

Jess Stork said...

So cute! That's amazing that you find time to write with everything going on. Gives me hope for when I start a family.

Mary Mary said...

That picture is worth 1,000 words! He's a beautiful baby!

KSCollier said...

Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy. One of my daughters gave birth to a precious grandson last month, number six in her line of family monsters.
Also, congratulations on your book. I'm glad you are getting published.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Congrats on the birth of your completely adorable baby, and on getting an agent! (Even if we aren't agent mates.)

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thanks, all! I haven't responded to these comments directly over the last couple of months, but I have read them all. Monster is a sweetheart. We're very blessed.

And Peggy, thanks for your well wishes. I would have loved being agent mates, but I just had to go with my gut.