Tuesday, November 25, 2008

More Than Photos Can Record...

It occurred to me recently that Danny will never be this small again. I haven't even been a mom for four months, and I'm already worried about how fast my son is growing. I was talking to my sister the other day, and I was telling her how I can record so much about Danny with photographs and videos... but I'll never be able to record the way he smells or how soft his baby skin is, or how it feels to hold his wriggly body close to me. I'm afraid that even if I write these experiences down, that I will never be able to do justice the sweet memories that we have created over the last 3 months. Last night, for example, I was nursing Danny in his room. The room was really dark, and I could hardly see anything. I was rocking him and singing a lullaby. All of a sudden, I felt this little hand reach up out of the dark to caress my face while I was singing to him. He kept his hand up there on my face for a good 15 minutes. He was feeling my mouth move while I was singing. I've never been a very sentimental person, but I hope I never lose that memory. I know I shouldn't dwell so much on the possibility of losing memories... but if we keep making such wonderful memories at this rate... there soon won't be room in my head for any more!

At any rate... until they come up with technology that will record the way a baby smells and feels, we'll have to settle with photos! If I didn't send you these pictures this week, here they are:

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Friday, November 14, 2008

New Crop 'o' Photos

Here's this week's photos... highlights include foot-grabbing, hat-wearing, and lots of loud yelling....

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Work Schmerk

Well, I went back to work last week. Pththththth! That's what I have to say about that! I really wish I could stay home. But I have to do my part to contribute to the good 'ol family finances, so off I went! I'm doing night shift... 24 hours per week. Its pretty manageable really, thanks to my mother in law, who will be watching Daniel once a week whilst I sleep. Jay and Daniel did really well alone together. Not that I doubted they would... of course, Danny slept all the way until 6 in the morning while I was gone... that little booger! I had my first experience on a hospital breast pump this week too... WOAH... is all I will say. I'm really lucky that they are so pro-breastfeeding at work. There is a locked room with five curtained off areas. Each area has its own breastpump (you bring your own attachments), table and chair. There is also a refrigerator and sink. Its really great, and one of the only things I was happy about with regards to going back to work!

Here are our latest pics!

After his bath... I love this smiley picture... he's just so cute!

Little Buddha sure is getting chubby!

I forgot to add this last week... Danny and I went to visit our friends Katie and Christopher. Christopher is standing up now! How exciting!

On Friday, Kitsie and Granddad took us out to dinner and to see a show called Celtic Thunder. Bridget and her boyfriend Darko came down from Boston. This was my "not-work-related" night away from Daniel. Mrs. Bradshaw babysat him... according to her, it went very well! Here we are eating dinner at the Owl Bar... Jay's favorite haunt from his law school days:

Here's a video of the show we went to see... it was really good.. the singing was amazing. One of the kids singing was only 12 years old!

Then Saturday night, we stopped by Jay's cousin Michele's 30th birthday party... Happy Birthday Michele!

Today Danny and I met with our friends Lisa and Korbin. Lisa got this fabric for us... we only paid $5 each! You can use it as a Moby wrap, which is definitely the most comfortable way to carry a baby!

It was cold outside, so I tried to put a hat on Danny... do you think it fits?

Most exciting of all, Daniel has started grabbing his toys, which is so fun to watch! He started doing it at the beginning of last week, and did it repeatedly all week!

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Sunday, November 2, 2008


We sure had fun this week! Halloween is a big deal in this family. We usually try to go with some kind of theme. This year we went over to Mandy and John Bowen's party.. it sure was fun! Check out our costumes!

Here's a Halloween reenactment of 1987's Wrestlemania III... Hulk Hogan vs Andre the Giant. Danny referees the match!

Hulk Hogan tries to bribe the referee... "you DO want to eat tonight, dontcha, kid?"

Andre the Giant sure is comfy!

Mandy sure loves her margaritas....

Mandy and John go retro