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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Our nest is full

Baby bird #4 has arrived and our little nest is blissful. I have to let you all in on a secret. I am sorry to say that I got all the special babies! Alright...I know you all feel the same way but truly I do feel so blessed to have such wonderful newborns. I just sit and stare at our new little (actually pretty giant 9 pound 20 inch) Warner. He is so sweet and really is a dream baby. He has lots of hair which is a new experience for our family and we all find ourselves "petting" his head all day long. This is the dreamy babymoon stage where he is so sleepy and a greedy little nurser and I just want to wrap us all in this cozy feeling and stay put. The big boys are feeling a bit cooped up since we haven't ventured far from home but they also love to cuddle their new little mascot. It brings tears to my eyes to see how grown up they are next to this little chicken and remember their own births and babyhoods like yesterday. I am amazed at how content I am to wake up to little cries at the crack of darkness knowing this is likely our last. I keep thinking to myself, "There is nowhere I would rather be at this moment."

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Tomorrow is the big day for the arrival of Baby Vu! Stay tuned for more info...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Countdown

So I have had a few questions about Baby News and my answer is not yet...but very soon! We are scheduled for c-section delivery on or before July 16th. I haven't updated in FOREVER so for anyone who hasn't spoken or emailed or FB'd with me lately, it is for sure a boy. I have had many ultrasounds this time around and every time they tell me, "Yep, it is still a boy." I will definitely post photos when he arrives. He appears to have quite a bit of hair and they tell me he is going to be a whopper so this should be fun! Can't wait to meet our new baby bird.

(Bird Nest by Keith Taylor)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

My Talented Friend

I have so many of these that it seems unfair of me to highlight just one but I'm going to make a point of doing it more often so watch for your name on my humble blog! Today I have to draw your attention to my really amazing friend April who creates absolute delights for your fingers, necks, wrists and ears...and this from me-not really a huge jewelry girl! I guess what I love about April's SecondSister creations is that each one has a wonderful story that explains its unique inspiration and it makes me feel perfectly fanciful to wear the "Robin Fair Necklace" inspired by Emily Dickenson's A Bird Came Down (my favorite poet, by the way). Who could resist?

So for you lucky readers and me too, April has great drawings on her blog on a regular basis for her items as well as other very talented artisans in the webisphere/etsysphere that you should really check out. I want to hear from you if you win because I am dying to be one of the lucky ones!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Blessings of Good Medicine

Does this boy look like he was about to have surgery? The good thing is that he had no idea he was about to have double hernia surgery. Poor baby did great though. I am usually pretty emotional about situations like these but our funny, happy boy made it easy for me to relax and not worry too much. He waved and blew kisses to all the doctors and nurses and made Chubaka noises into his nitrous mask, so how could I fret? Everything went really well and even the next morning he woke up with a smile and then held on to his round tummy and said with a wince, "Bewy". I couldn't keep him down for long though. You wouldn't know it happened now. Kids are amazing and I guess I do owe some credit to our doc too.

The Children's hospital here has a wonderful courtyard garden adjacent to the surgical waiting area that was so great. I can't believe I didn't take a picture of it. There were giant butterflies suspended above and amazing fountains and mosiac covered animals like frogs and birds-even giant bronze bugs attached to large boulders. The inspiration for the garden came from a young girl that was treated there for Leukemia and eventually passed away. The story was moving and made me of course grateful that we were there for a relatively minor procedure and also mindful of my husband's sister Cindy that passed away at age 12 also from Leukemia.

Let's all count our blessings today.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Do you Facebook?

So I first learned about Facebook from my much younger hipper college girl sister over a year ago and I seriously took Facebook for a silly single person format for showing your stuff to "potentials" if you know what I mean. Okay-so I have to admit and I know I am well behind the curve here but its really cool! I am beginning to neglect my family because I just found out how many friends I have! No really-its kind of fun and a little bit addicting and most surprisingly, kind of heartwarming to find friends I haven't' seen or contacted for over 20 years! Am I really this old? I guess I am but the good news is that all those years come with a whole slew of friends that I can now find all in one place. Modern technology grows on me more every day! Can't wait to see your face...