Tuesday, April 26, 2005

One Month Old

Noah James is one month old today. He is the size of a three month old. Miriam seems to really like him, but she doesn't like sharing me or her daddy. Any time I sit down to feed Noah, she cries.

We went to the playground ("kaygown!") yesterday. Miriam climbed to the second level of the equipment and then decided that she didn't want to go down the slide. AND she didn't want to climb back down. So there she was crying for me to get her and there I was slinging the baby, trying to figure out how I was going to get my fat butt up there to rescue her. Luckily, our friend Pete came along and climbed up there and slide down the slide with Miriam. SAVED. I love our church friends.

Here are pics from the playground:
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Notice how thrilled Noah looks with his sister.
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I have more pictures, but apparently I've lost my mind and forgot to upload them. Oh, well.

An incidental Pete note: His name is Pete Potter and when Miriam was playing on the Teeter Totter the other day, she was singing "Peter Potter" over and over. Funny girl.

Monday, April 25, 2005

My kiddos

Here are some recent cute (yes, I'm biased) pics of my kids.

Miriam sleeping...this is her typical pose--Butt in the air, eyes 1/2 open (kinda creepy, honestly).
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Noah sleeping on the back porch. This was one of our lovely sunny days that seem so distant already.
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Noah's first bath. He didn't really like the water, but washing his hair went just fine. He's opposite of his sister, all right.
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Miriam's crazy after-bath hair:
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We went out for Dairy Queen last week. Miriam loved Mama's Moolatte, as evidenced in the photo below:
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We had some wonderful people over after church last night and got this priceless pic of all the baby boys together. From left to right: Benjamin (Benny Goodboy), Noah, and Kairos--BFF (lol).
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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Back to life

Chris is back to work; I'm adjusting to having both kids by myself. Yesterday went really well. My friend Patty came over and hang out for while; she brought me greek food, too. Yummy. Miriam and Noah were well behaved, considering their ages.

Today, however, was crazy. Miriam threw a 45 minute fit b/c I wouldn't give her candy. It was an award winning fit, too...complete with deep shuddering breaths, attempts to bit and hit and beating the floor with hands and feet. I vacillated between being horrified and thinking she was cute (those cryin hiccups really are cute). I called Chris to get some adult feedback, but he was in a meeting (damn).

We're going back to being a candy-free zone. Miriam just can't handle the sweets and her mama and daddy don't need them. I'll still make cookies and stuff like that, but no hershey's kisses, etc.

I'm 1/2 way finished with knitting Miriam's shirt ("mama's knit me a shirt!"). It's the apron top from the Little Turtle Knits website.

I had more to say, but I'm so tired I forgot it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

The Blues

Things are going well here. Miriam is adjusting to sharing her Mamacita and her Daddy with Noah. Of course some of that adjustment involves assaulting other kids with her teeth, but we're dealing with that. Noah is still sleeping a lot and nursing a lot and barely ever crying. How did I get so lucky??? The most he's cried was when he was assaulted by the above mentioned muncher.

Chris has the week off. I'm hoping he gets some down time. He's hoping so, too. However, he also wants to get some work done on our upstairs bathroom and he's ending up being a bit of a nursemaid to his wife.

Because I am not doing so fine. It's getting better every day, but the worry and fear threaten to take me over. I actually catch myself thinking "I better not say I'll do that b/c I might be dead by then." It sounds silly seeing it written down, but it doesn't feel silly.

I hate that I had to deliver my child surgically and that it was a bit complicated. I hate that I have to deal with normal surgery recovery on top of baby blues and hormone craziness.

It helps to see how precious my kids are.

On an entirely different note, the new Knitty is up and I'm enjoying looking over some of the patterns. This one actually even shows a plus size woman modeling a version of the sweater. Too bad I don't think it looks so good on her. Blasted size 1 model. I think this bag and this "wheelie" are great.

I've got a list of approx 5,000 knitting projects to do, so probably I won't do any of these anyway, but it's fun to look! :)