Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
(From Left to right- Timothy is 5 months, Tucker and Abilene are about 3 months and Ben is almost 2 months old)
He started to get his really warm clothes out and mentioned that he may need to leave a little early to "beat the snow". I asked if he thought I would be ok driving our new car to the party I was planning to go to on Saturday.
Still...something seemed wrong. I then said out loud, "But I thought it was supposed to be 65 degrees and sunny.....that's a big change in a matter of.....OH.....hehehehehehehe......it's not supposed to SNOW tomorrow.....hehehe.....I forgot to change the weather program back to our state. That's the forecast for New Jersey!!!!! hehehehehe...."
I can see it now....Caleb showing up to work early, in his long john's, ready for snow....telling everyone else they were going to be REALLY cold.....only to come to find out that it was going to be HOT!" Thank goodness we realized what happened before he left in the morning!!
Needless to say, Caleb and I are taking Ben up North all next week. We'll be stopping by to see his grandparents in Baltimore, his great grandparents in York, PA then his other great grandparents in New Jersey. We get to finish the trip by introducing him to his Uncle Joe and Aunt Christina in North Beach, MD.....looking forward to it!
Friday, February 22, 2008
To see more, you can click the link below! Enjoy!!
Link to the rest of the pictures: www.pictage.com/430888
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Their website gives a lot of information about Papua New Guinea and the work of Bible Translation...
Friday, February 15, 2008
Things I haven't been able to do because I've been PUMPING:
-Play with Ben in the mornings when he is the most alert
-Pay attention to my dogs (The order around the house goes something like this for me: Benjamin, Pumping, Caleb, Kirk then Riley....sad!)
-Eat a breakfast that doesn' t include oatmeal
- Sleep in
-Go for walks around the neighborhood with BenIt feels as if most of my day is spent nursing, changing dirty diapers or pumping. Now that Ben has started to smile, make little noices and just be the cutest little boy you have ever seen.....my time with him has become too valuable to waste pumping, expecially when the return is so disappointing. It has really started to bother me that I have been sitting behind a silly machine, while he is in his little chair playing all by himself.
So...pumping is out. Playing with Ben is in. I plan only to pump if we decide to give him a bottle of breastmilk and miss a feed. I will try and pump again about 2 weeks before I return to work. Other than that, I am just going to make the most of this time with him....since I will be returning to work before you know it....(sniff sniff).
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
We were able to spend practically the whole day with the Arguello's. (They have two children and Mena is expecting a third!) They were so helpful and answered so many questions....well, Mena did. Paul took us all out to lunch and enjoyed half a cigar with Caleb! Fun times!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
So, how are things going?
Wonderful! Ben is starting to smile and make little noises. He is pretty independent from about 12am-12pm. He sleeps in his crib and loves to be awake and playing in the morning. Then, after lunch, he gets his "gas storms" (as Caleb has now identified as such). His little cry goes from normal to severely high pitched in a matter of secconds. It only lasts for about 2-3 secconds, then he is quiet again. Sometimes it lasts much longer....and makes for a long afternoon. He usually falls asleep eventually and takes little naps until around 4ish. Then, he becomes a Mommy's boy. He just LOVES to be held around this time....and right now, we're ok with this. Caleb has been working nights, so he hasn't been around to help me hold him....but I'm sure Ben would become a Daddy's boy, too around this time of the night. He just wants to be held and loved. He's still only giving us 3-4 hour stretches at night....I guess he will start sleeping more when he is ready.
It's amazing how this little guy has changed our life. It takes my breath away to think about how he is actually here....and that I'm not pregnant anymore. Each day gets better and better....I can't wait for tomorrow.
(Keep in mind....it is still hard when he gets fussy and pumping is still not great.....but it's better...and I know it will get better each day....)