Sunday, November 30, 2008

i am thankful

well, it's been two weeks and two days since we brought home another little mister.  graham has been adjusting well to life at the white house.  he eats well, sleeps well, and poops well. what else could i ask for??  i am truly thankful.

our sweet harrison came down with two ear infections and strep throat.  the symptoms of which appeared the night before thanksgiving.  needless to say, we have been running on VERY little sleep around here.  and thanksgiving was not celebrated until friday evening when jer's mom brought leftovers...which jeremy & i ate while standing up in the kitchen.  still, i am very thankful.

to make matters worse, harrison refuses to take his antibiotic.  we had to go to urgent care yesterday (after spending the previous day at the doctor's office...two days at kaiser permanente with two kids is enough to push new mom over the edge.) and he got a shot in each leg.  we picked up a different prescription - chewables instead of liquid - which, so far, harrison still won't eat.  i've only tried crushing and hiding it in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  i'm going to give him two more tries - in pudding and in yogurt.  if he still won't eat it he's going to have to have shots every day for a week.  poor kid.  yet, i am so thankful. 

we've hardly taken any pictures of graham.  my mommy guilt is kicking in big time over that one.  and i have not had time to upload the few that we have taken.  some day soon, hopefully.  i can say that he is such a precious boy and i am deeply in love with him already.  my friend kipplyn told me that "love multiples".  boy, she is SO right.  my heart is so full. 

Monday, November 24, 2008

a very hypothetical conversation

scene:  while sitting at the dinner table, during an extremely mediocre (at best) meal, a husband and wife begin chatting.  their two children are in the background - two boys.  a newborn baby who is peacefully sleeping on the couch...and a toddler who is running around the house with the kind of energy only a toddler can possess.

husband:  (spoken while chewing his mediocre meal) how bout if i run to wendy's a pick up a couple of burgers?

wife:  will you take "toddler" with you?

husband:  only if i can leave him there. 

Sunday, November 16, 2008

we're home

although the hospital provides an excellent room service menu, i was ready to get home. 

at the moment, harrison is peacefully sleeping upstairs.  graham has been fed and is watching t.v. with mama & daddy.  this was always his most active time of day during pregnancy and it's proving to be the same outside the womb.  i started singing to him and he came alive - so focused - as if he recognized every song.  simply amazing.

we are looking forward to a good night - with or without sleep - and a great day tomorrow.

Friday, November 14, 2008

graham peregrine white

november 14, 2008
10:35 am
a whopping 8.75 pounds
19.5 inches

we are truly blessed...

harrison was more interested in eating my saltine crackers...and playing peek-a-boo with papa...and taking pictures with the camera...and running in the hallways...than meeting little brother.  who knew the hospital was such a fun place to be?!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

daddy's legs aren't that big

last night, for the first time, harrison talked to my pregnant belly.  he even gave "the baby" kisses. it was such a precious moment between the "four" of us.  

previously, when jer would talk to the baby, harrison would get a bit confused and upset, so it was a pleasure to see that he finally understood and joined in on the conversation. 

then he started talking to, and kissing, jer's calf muscle., maybe he still doesn't get it.  

Sunday, November 9, 2008

seven random things

christy at the call of the wild tagged me to post 7 random things about myself.  


1) i am continually baffled at how expensive it is to eat organically...without added "stuff".  did you know that a 3/4 cup serving of "sugar" cereal - like cinnamon toast crunch or captain crunch - contains LESS sugar than a 1-2 tbsp. serving of gerber juice snacks?!  the stuff they market for toddlers is terrible!  and don't even get me started about high fructose corn syrup...

2) i love my pregnant belly.  the last trimester is my favorite part of pregnancy.

3) i firmly believe that any store which provides (and expects you to return) a shopping cart; should allocate the parking spaces right next to the shopping cart "depots" for pregnant women and mothers of toddlers. 

4) i have a love/hate relationship with reality t.v.

5) one of my very favorite things in life is waking up to the sound of my sweet boy playing and talking to himself in his crib.

6) i like painted toe nails and unpainted finger nails.

7) i LOVE giving thoughtful gifts - the kind someone will really love/enjoy.  and i LOVE the wrapping.  it's all about the presentation, people.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

i just have to wonder...

when you see a harley davidson biker dude (is it offensive to call him "dude"?) - dressed in head-to-toe leather - out riding his hog at 5:30 pm on a wednesday night....

do you think he....

a) has some kind of cool biker dude job that requires a dress code of head-to-toe leather?

b) changed out of his work clothes and put on the leather specifically for the ride home?

c) doesn't have a job.  rather, he was at home all day and thought a nice ride in the brisk denver air would do him good?

whatever the case, all this wondering provided me five minutes of entertainment during rush hour last night.  thanks mr. biker man.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

post election day

pastor pete wilson of nashville, tennessee said it best this morning.  

and i couldn't agree with him more!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

happy halloween ?????

given the fact that this is the white house, it was only appropriate that harrison dress up as a republican for halloween.  jer's mom made the cutest elephant costume - she is an amazing seamstress!  this was the best picture i could get....

all the other photos look something like this....

so, do you think harrison is telling us that he's voting for the left?  or is it just that he doesn't want to wear the elephant ears??  (please notice he had thrown his hat on the ground).  the poor boy looks tortured, but he DID have fun trick-or-treating.

and coloring his pumpkin....

in the end, i think he forgave me for putting him through so much...

fall 2008

what's better than a boy dressed in cords and a plaid button-down?

mama's boy

pregnant mommy...and yummy spaghetti
(that was daddy's plate of spaghetti...that harrison decided to enjoy for himself.  didn't want anyone to think we give our child "hungry man" portions)

LOVE this picture!  in case you can't tell, harrison is saying "enough with the photos, mother!"  he has gotten so darn expressive!  he keeps us laughing!

thank God for bibs

this is what happens when you drink the yogurt out of the container instead of using a spoon. 
hey, as long as he's happy, right?! 

Saturday, November 1, 2008

i'm still here!

my sweet friend, christy, keeps writing to check up on me.  thanks friend!  i do apologize for being so absent from blogging.  somehow life just gets in the way.  


yes, i'm still doing great.  i'm physically ready to get this baby out of me.  (i started retaining water this week and i hate swollen hands and feet!)  but i'm not yet emotionally ready for the transition from one to two.  nor am i organizationally ready...and my house is not clean...and, well, you know all those things that need to be done.  or at least the raging hormones keep telling me they need to be done. 

and i really don't think jeremy is ready either.  he seems to think setting up his new plasma t.v. is more important than vacuuming.  i keep reminding him not to mess with the hormones.  he continues to ignore me.  uh, i mean them.

men, if any of you are reading...don't mess with a pregnant woman when she is in nesting mode. honey, if you are reading...seriously, you need to get down to business. 

speaking of hormones...i had another "crazy lady" moment this past week.  i ventured to wal-mart.  that was my number one mistake.  i really should never have entered the parking lot. but, to make a very long and boring story a bit shorter...two wal-marts later and i still didn't have everything i needed.  i vowed never to enter their doors again.  and, on the way home, i took out my frustration on a VERY slow driver by flashing my brights at her until she picked up the pace.  that little gold honda accord got out of my way pretty quickly.  

and i'll just leave you on that note.  ha!!  what a "feel good" post this is!