Monday, February 28, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
He is up to about 15 steps or so now. But as Mommy and Mama move further apart, he takes a couple of stumbles as he walks across the living room floor. We were so proud to see him get right back up on to his feet to keep trying. Soon, I know that walk will turn into a run.
Posted by TheOtherMother at 8:01 PM
Sunday, February 20, 2011
One year ago I hadn't eaten in 36 hours, Lindsay was watching season one of Lost on DVD, and Tiger was apologizing for his mistakes. And then, at 9:14 that night, a scrunchy little web-toed being came into our lives.
And now we've planned a party to celebrate one year of crying, giggles, smiles, and poop. And while Jude's name is on the invitations and the party banner, I have to admit that the party is really our way of celebrating the fact that we made it through one year. There were tough times - oh were the times tough - but here we are, with a little guy who is happy, curious, and oh-so-busy. I'm not saying that the rest is going to be a walk in the park, but I've gone from feeling like every second was a decision to a confident, proud, and very happy mama. 523,600 minutes was all it took.
So while the weather had other plans for our party (you can call it "Domebuster II"), that didn't stop us from reveling in the amazement of how our lives have changed for the better.
I love you, Jude!
Posted by Bonzer at 7:55 PM
Sunday, February 13, 2011
When we were choosing our donor, we chose someone who had brown eyes and brown curly hair, not because we thought we were going to fool anyone into thinking that maybe he was genetically related to both of us. But it was important to me that Jude looks like a part of "us." Similarly, we chose someone who was outgoing and extroverted for the same reasons -- so our baby would have a combination of both of our personalities.
Posted by TheOtherMother at 9:03 PM
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Having an iPhone has changed my life in more ways than one, but one of the best parts about it is the ability to take decent pictures and easily email them. I really love taking pictures, but I don't always have my big ol' camera on hand and the thought of pictures languishing in the camera, waiting to be uploaded, kind of makes my head explode (can't. handle. one. more. item. on. the. to-do. list).
So I started taking and emailing a picture of Jude every day. It's the kind of thing that if I'd set out to do, I never would have done it. In fact saying I'm doing it here could potentially be picture suicide.I'll try not to let it turn into that, but just in case, here are a few we've taken so far:
|Diving in the toy box|
|Shaking his maraca (when ISN'T he shaking that maraca?)|
|Wearing his new Boston Terrier shirt|
|"Mama, I might be too cool for school."|
|And he's up the stairs!!!!|
|Showing off his hammer skills|
|There's this thing in front of my face, but I can still see you.... weird...|
|Happy Birthday, Isabelle!|
|You know I love the stripes!|
|Oooooh.... a new toy from Mommy....|
|Mac and cheese?!?! Where have you been all my life?????|
|I'm a blackbelt in karate!|
|Looking for a book....|
|A little skeptical of his buddy, Milo|
|I bite my spoon at you!|
|Blueberries, why are you so good to me?|
Posted by Bonzer at 9:55 PM