Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I'm telling you, if these stupid migraines don't let up I'm going to go stark raving mad. Yeesh, since J was born I've been getting visits from my old nemesis Mister Migraine with more and more frequency. And, lucky me, they are getting worse in intensity. Oh, the joy.

Add that to the list of stuff I get to talk to my doc about next week.

Anyway, wee little Jacob is doing wonderfully. He is sleeping really well at night. Usually, he gets up about once a night wanting his bottle and then goes back to sleep. (Sometimes he acts like a butt and refuses to go back to sleep.... that doesn't help my headaches, but oh well.) He went to the doc last Friday and his weight is up to 8 & 1/2 pounds. Not too shabby! He's still growing into some of his "newborn" clothes! :-)

... and now I'm off to bed!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Pics

I don't know what he was looking at... But he seems quite riveted.

Sleeping baby...

Lola thinks she needs to be wherever J is.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Book List

So, I've added a new feature to my little blog- a recommended reading list. I love, love, love to read & I love to tell other people about the books that I've read. So, I thought I'd add a little (or, not so little) list of some books that I think others should read. Right now, I'm sticking with non-fiction, though I adore good fiction.

If you read or have read any of the books on my list, please let me know what you thought of them! I LOVE talking books with people! It's truly one of my favorite things to do.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

More Pics

With his great-grandmother, Winnie

With his great-uncles Jim & Phillip and great-grandmother Winnie

With his Poppi

Friday, August 01, 2008

I'm sitting in my bedroom, piled up on the bed with MASH playing in the background... and my son piled up on the bed with me. I haven't quite wrapped my brain around that concept. I feel a little as if I'm in the middle of a dream...

Instead of working on the stack of 'thank you' notes looming over my life (though I've done a couple!), I've been ruminating over this little creature sleeping beside me. I love this little boy so much. Much more than he will ever know, I think. And much more than I ever thought was possible.

And it astounds me.

Everything in my life now seems to be measured with a whole new yardstick. Stuff that I once thought was so very important now seems of so little matter. I am the happiest and most contented I have ever been in my life... but, at the same time, it's a bit disconcerting, this axis tilt my world has taken. But it's a good thing... a scary, one step at a time kinda of good thing. And I am so overwhelmed with thankfulness that I get to walk this journey.