Monday, June 27, 2011


Nick's family came to visit us on their way to the beach. We were invited but politely declined due to the fact that I would probably have spent the vacation in a hotel room feeding my baby every 2 hours. I'm also still in recovery mode from the C-section. But we were glad they came to see us!

Millie, meet Millie (Tu-Tu is her grandmother name)
Carsten is Nick's sister's baby boy, born 5 weeks before Millie.
We decided to dress them up to take some pictures.
Millie's little necklace was given to her by Tu-Tu. It's a beautiful pearl necklace with a diamond in the middle and her name engraved on the back. It is a special gift that I know she will be able to wear for a long time.
And don't worry, we took the necklace off after the pictures. The warning label said do not wear until 3 years of age due to the choking hazard. So for now we will save it for pictures and special occasions.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What's in a Name?

The main question I get when telling people my child's name is, 'is that a family name?'

The answer is yes! Millie's name comes from both sides of our family.

Millie is Nick's grandmother's name. She is also my Millie'sCheck Spelling only living great-grandparent.

Lynn was my middle name (dropped it when I got married).

On a side note, my mom's grandmother was Mildred. Nick's mom's middle name was also Lynn, and I have an aunt Lynn. So you see, Millie Lynn Freeman is definitely a family name.

The next question is, 'is it a double name?' That answer is no. We just call her Millie.

This was the name we loved before I was even pregnant. We did discuss a few other options, but Millie was the winner. It is hard to pick a name. It's an important part of your life.

Millie, 2 weeks old

Thursday, June 16, 2011

One Week Old (yesterday)

I can't believe Millie is already one week old! It is already going by so fast! Tomorrow will be a week since we brought her home. She has been a good baby!

Our days and nights are filled with eating, sleeping, and watching a lot of TV. We even watched
Thoroughly Modern Millie in honor of her birth. This is a funny romantic musical starring Julie Andrews (Millie) and Mary Tyler Moore. It was a childhood favorite of mine, and I ordered it a few months ago when we decided her name would be Millie.

The rest of this post is filled with many pictures of the past week we spent with our sweet baby girl.
A big thanks goes out to Lovie for staying with us this past week. She was our cook, laundry washer, errand runner, bedside helper, and middle of the night baby monitor. We also want to thank Aunt Babby, the Captain, and cousins for hanging out with us and taking care of me when I needed help. It is nice to have a sister as a postpartum nurse!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

She's Here!

Millie Lynn Freeman

8 lb 7 oz

21 inches

June 8, 2011 at 4:16 p.m.

'Praise God from whom all blessings flow'

Friday, June 3, 2011

Ham Sandwich

No baby yet! Just trying to survive the hottest week of the year!

In the mean time I want to share a good ham sandwich recipe. I copied it from Ina Garten's Soppressata and Cheese in Puff Pastry recipe from one of her cookbooks.

Later I found this recipe online. Check out the site for exact details.

Brush puff pastry with mustard. I used spicy brown mustard, but you can use whatever mustard you are craving. Leave a one inch boarder to brush on the egg wash. Layer on the ham and cheese.

The recipe called for Gruyere cheese.

I used a cheaper cheese. A few ounces of Gruyere cheese was almost $100. Well maybe it wasn't $100, but it was too much for just a small amount of cheese.There wasn't even enough in the package for my sandwich.

So I chose a Publix brand mix that was fabulous! It was a mixture of mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan, Asiago, and Romano cheese. I think using Swiss cheese would be good too. Put on the other p
uff pastry layer, and make some slits for the steam to get out. Brush with egg wash and trim edges off a little.
Bake at 450 for about 20 minutes.
Enjoy and pray that a baby comes soon!