Saturday, July 28, 2012

Davis' dedication

Since I'm not on facebook I failed to notify everyone that Davis' dedication is tomorrow at our church. (Please forgive me!) Church starts at 11 and we're members of Pintlala Baptist in Hope Hull. If you're in town, we'd love to have you! We'll have lunch in the fellowship hall afterward too. Y'all come! :-)

Monday, July 16, 2012

It's Alive...

as am I.

The dissertation is alive and kicking, my friends. No, it is not done, but I am making progress on it AND I'm enjoying it. I had forgotten how many jewels are out there. It's like the interwebz wants to write my dissertation for me. See: and

Try to watch the first one and not tear up. Really, you didn't? Okay, maybe it's just me. I *do* cry when they pan to the parents during sporting events, after all.

If you think that's great, you should read about the Miss America who was a Christian Scientist and the one who was healed by Kennith Hagan and the one whose priest told her to compete and the one who...well, you get the point.

Thanks for reading! I'll try to post again soon.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

One Month Stats

Davis was one month old on April 23. We took him for his one month checkup on the 24. He'd grown a lot!
Weight: 10 pounds, 11.3 ounces
Length: 22.25 inches (I thought it was 21.75, but this is what the form they sent home with us said)
Head Circumference: 38 cm

Milestones at 1 month (so I won't forget, not because I think you need to know): holding his head up, focusing on faces and/or objects for short periods of time, sometimes pushing his shoulders up, sometimes smiling (at least Nana and Cady claim he did), holding onto my shirt or me when he nurses

Speaking of nursing, I thought (before D was born) that I might want to nurse longer this time than I did with Cady (13 months). After one month, I'm thinking, "Hurray, only 11 more to go!" ;-) In all seriousness, nursing is going really well. It's just time consuming and because he's still eating so frequently I feel tethered to him. BUT, he has taken a bottle or two (from Chad) so that's good. Of course, then I have to pump. Oh well, it's worth it!

I haven't forgotten about the birth story, but I just can't get motivated. I think I've just been too tired to do anything that required that much thought. BUT, little bit 2.0 is getting bigger and sleeping for longer stretches at night so maybe I will finish it soon.

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