Saturday, October 29, 2005
It's getting colder; that's knitting weather.
Sam needs a hat or two, so that's on my agenda for this week. Simple hats, for sure, that I can work on while he naps.
Oh, and how cute are these
? I think I have to make them. I do love Chucks.
Sam the man is growing like a weed. I just noticed that the pajamas that Lauren is wearing that used to be huge on her now fit perfectly. I just know I'll turn around in a few weeks and they'll be too little for her. Where does the time go? They are growing up so very fast, and I don't want to miss a second of it.
How fast are they growing? Lauren literally grew half an inch in a matter of a few weeks, according to the growth chart on her wall. Sam was born on October 13th at 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Before we left the hospital 2 days later, he had dropped to 6 pounds, 7 ounces. He had his two week well child check yesterday.
7 pounds, 10 ounces.
Jesus, that's almost a pound in just two weeks! I'm glad he's growing so well and thriving, but it makes me sad in a way. He's already much less delicate-seeming; he just seems more sturdy I guess. But it goes by so quickly. Again, if I just close my eyes for a moment, a month or two will have gone by.
Fortunately, closing my eyes doesn't often happen around here . . .
Thursday, October 27, 2005
What he said.
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Rest in peace
, Rosa Parks.
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
So, an update
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Expect this blog to be all about the kids for a good long while, by the way. They are the center of my world.
Lauren is still loving being a big sis. She loves to hold Sam, and pat him, and talk to him. No jealousy issues yet, but she is regressing in some ways. She's more whiny, and suddenly can't accomplish tasks by herself. Her way of requesting attention, I guess. If I could get away for an hour or two, I'd like to do something special with just her this weekend. We shall see.
Sam went to the ped yesterday, and was already
back up to his birth weight. That usually takes a couple of weeks!!! Nursing like a champ, I tell you. I do wish he'd sleep more at night, but we're hanging in.
Mark is irreplaceable - he's holding down the fort almost single-handedly. What a great dad he is. That's all I have time for right now, Sam just woke up. Must dash!
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Friday, October 14, 2005
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
It's REALLY hard to believe that Sam will be here tomorrow. It seems like I've been pregnant forever, and it's hard to believe that it's almost over. Not that I've been waiting on pins and needles or anything, heh heh heh.
OK, I have. I'll admit, I absolutely can't wait to meet the little guy, but I truly hate
being pregnant. I know people who actually enjoy this sort of torture, but to me it's just what you have to put up with to get to the fun part. Yes, even with sleep deprivation, worry, and stress of parenting, it's much fun. The only thing I'll miss, based on my first time, is feeling him move. I was surprised after Lauren was born how much I missed her movements. But not the feet in the ribs - that I could surely do without. Speaking of, L is just so excited about Sam's arrival. I'm quite sure that will change once our house is all about dirty diapers and a crying baby, and she has to adjust to not being an only child. But for now, she's just happy. I'll tell you - I wouldn't change a thing about my life.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Saturday, October 08, 2005
This is a test post from
, a fancy photo sharing thing.
Keep an eye on this space Thursday and later. I think I have everything set up to be able to upload pictures of Sam directly here and on Flickr. Cool beans, eh?
Now, if only I could figure out why Blogger comments aren't showing up . . .
Blogback is closing. I've saved old comments, and will try to import them into Blogger. May not work. So sorry if I screw it up. Blogger comments will be used in future.
Argh, don't see a way to import comments. Will keep trying.
Nope, no way to import old comments. I have them stored, though. I'm still not seeing Blogger comments, and it's ticking me off so I'll try again later. Patience is lacking these days.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Thursday, October 13, 2005. Sam's birthday.
HAH! I have to be at the hospital a bit before 6:00 am. That's a freaking joke, right?
Dis, dat, and d'other
News you can use:
Sam will be born next week, either Monday or more likely, Thursday. I'm still lobbying for Monday, though. I know, I know, it's not up to me. But next week, for sure. Can't wait to meet him! And, not to mention, get at least a step closer to having my body back to myself again. It won't really be mine exclusively for the next year or so, as I'll be nursing, but at least I'll be able to relax a tad bit. Have a glass of wine every now and again . . .
The tale of The Long Tail, as per request, can be found here
. Great concept!
And here's a great quote for you - I agree with the mindset wholeheartedly: "You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you." John Wooden
Monday, October 03, 2005
"A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and
justice of many of our past and present policies. On the one hand, we are
called to play the Good Samaritan on life's roadside, but that will be only
an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho Road must
be transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and
robbed as they make their journey on life's highway. True compassion is more
than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which
produces beggars needs restructuring. A true revolution of values will soon
look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth."
- Martin Luther King Jr., in his speech "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the