Friday, September 29, 2006

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

How Did I Land Such an Awesome Guy?

Dh is an amazing father. He is an expert swaddler. Sometimes, when I am at my wits end because Baby E is fussing, Dh takes her and within minutes she is chilling peacefully in his arms. His love for her is all over his face whenever he looks at her. Especially when she gives him one of her beautiful toothless grins.
He is a fantastic and fun husband. He always seems to want to talk around 11 pm, when I am exhausted. But talking to him is so enjoyable I stay up every time. I can be myself with him, goofy and nerdy. We make lame, obscure movie quotes and give each other props when we guess correctly. He tells me how much he loves me, and loves my body. Even though my midsection was recently and permanently ravaged. He nags me into trying harder. He helps me think about things from new perspectives. And makes me laugh so freaking much.
Dh works really hard, does overtime shifts, so I can stay home with Baby E. He is going to go back to college, to get his master's, because he is ambitious, in the best way. He works to play. He loves his little family.

As proof that God loves me, I am married to Dh.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006


I love to read. Nursing is therefore perfect for me. I read a lot now. While I was pregnant...I don't know, it was weird, reading was bottom of the list for me. Practically the only thing I read while pregnant was a new chapter of What to Expect When You're Expecting each month. And the Sears' breastfeeding book [which, Chas, I have to take back my dis of that book. Yes, it has a line drawing of a woman bfing an infant and a toddler at the same time (guh-ross!!!!!), but I credit that book with helping me get Baby E latched on correctly before she was even a day old. By myself.].

In August I read the following:
London is the Best City in America – Laura Dave B-
The Taking – Dean Koontz B-
Julie & Julia – Julie Powell B
Three Wishes – Liane Moriarty B+
Baby Proof – Emily Giffin B-

Yes, I keep a list of books I read. And grade them. So I'm a nerd. Like I care.

I am sad to report I have not found an "A" quality book in some time. Right now I am reading Crazy Ladies by Michael Lee West, and I think it might get a B+ or an A-. It's quite good. I'm also reading A Midwife's Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich; it will probably get the same grade.

Anyone have a book they can give an unqualified "A" to? I'd love to read something really satisfying.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

First Laugh

Baby E laughed for the first time yesterday. Twice. It was hilarious and awesome.

I went shopping for hours today, and was so good - I only spent $13.00! I finally found an apron for myself. It's very cute, sage green, with a paisley pattern and a scalloped hem.

And I am really bummed about Steve Irwin. I really like him. I even own his movie. And made my husband watch it with me several times.