We are pleased to introduce Mildred “Millie” Clara Frketich.
She is awesome, her brothers are absolutely in love and Matt and I are totally exhausted…oh yes, and also in love with this new addition to our crazy Frk house! She got here on March 22, 2018. Weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz and 19 inches long.
That says “Frketich GIRL” on her wristband….gosh I still can’t believe we had a girl!!!
Farming has been chugging along like crazy. The weather cooperated and rained the whole time we were getting to know Millie those first few days in the hospital. Then we headed home, the sun came out, and farming ramped right back up.
I’ve been home recovering from a C-section, while Matt (and many days Hoot) and the rest of our very dedicated workers started to work ground, plant, fertilize and spray all the crops. It’s been a hectic start to Millie’s life but I “think” I wouldn’t have it any other way…or maybe I just don’t know any better! I’ve had a village of helpers here at the house. Jobs as simple as picking up Auggie, who doesn’t quite understand why mama has such an “ouchie wah wah”, making us dinners, holding Millie so I can shower, and wrestling with the boys because Mom really has become totally boring since having a baby! I’ll be back boys don’t you worry!!!
So all is well here on the farm, hectic, totally insane and some days really really freaking hard to have three kids under four. The word “teamwork” comes up a lot and we are continually thankful for all the help!!
For those who wonder where we got the name, Mildred “Millie” is after my great Aunt Millie on my mom’s side of the family. She was one feisty, loving, incredible lady. She passed away before meeting Hoot our oldest son, but I was able to let her know that if we did have a girl during this whole adventure, she would have to be named Millie. She was so excited and I just know she’s smiling down on us right now. The middle name, Clara, is after my grandma on my dad’s side. A dedicated farm wife, wonderful mom, and loving grandma to all us kids. She died when I was fairly young, but left s all with a lifetime of memories that we talk about often. So our little Mildred Clara has some big shoes to fill, but I have no doubt she will do just that in her own time.
So with that we would like to welcome little Miss Millie, seems as though the world has been waiting for you!