Monday, January 22, 2007

Here is Emory at his day at the spa, getting hot oil treatment and styling. He has a slight case of cradle cap and we are lubing him up with olive oil to help moisturize his head. He is a true greaser.

Emory is getting quite a personality and I am enjoying my time home with him. In the picture to the right, you can see is wearing his running pants in case he starts to run soon, but then decides that it is lunch time instead and he can start running another day. He is just like daddy! He also can not believe the outcome of the football game.

We had some friends and family over for the Patriots-Colts football game this weekend. Andrea's mom was up closing on her new Condo about 5 miles from our house, and my friend Ezra is in town for a few months and he came to watch the horrible game with us. Our friends Julia and Israel were also over and we had fun even though the game sucked! Emory calls "first down" in the picture above.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Look how cute Emory's smile is! He is getting very aware, alert and smiley from about 8-9 am after his feeding. I am having fun and learning a lot from staying at home with our little buddy, and am glad that I have this opportunity.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

My week with Daddy!

This was my first week with Daddy! I had lots of fun.

We watched football and played games.

Sometimes Daddy drives me around in the car and I get to look at things. It is very cold outside, but I am warm in my car seat cover.

I miss Mommy, so when she gets home at night I like to stay up ALL NIGHT LONG to be with her. For some reason this makes her cranky. This week I discovered how to bat things with my hands. WAP WAP WAP!

Sometimes I take a time out from my activites to think about life (and my overwhelming cuteness!)

But mostly I sit around and cuddle.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Today I felt like a real working Mom. Monday and tuesday were nice easy days with meetings. Today I fed Emory at 5 and went to work an hour and a half early. My thinking was that I could get most of my work done and come home early when he was awake. (ha ha ha) The day is very different then I remember. In between frantically grading lots of assignments for the report card deadline for tomorrow, I run back and forth from the bathroom pumping. The kids take a test...which they all do horribly on. SO I call Gabe and have him bring the baby in after work so I can redo my lesson plans and still spend time with little buddy. Emory spends an hour and a half after work running around in the sling with me as I make new plans, xerox and record grades. I'm finally home now at 4:30 and exhausted. Guess who's ready to eat??? Gotta go!

Cassey and baby

Look how big Emory is! Ok well nobody looks that big next to Cassey! We spent some time at Dad's this weekend watching the playoffs. Cassey is utterly devoted to the baby.

Friday, January 05, 2007

We are going through transitions this week. It was my last week at home and Gabe's last week at work. Emory must have felt the stress because he moved to eating 10-11 times a day instead of 8. For a couple of days I was completely exhausted. (see picture!) However, here we are on Friday night getting ready to celebrate Gabe's upcoming Daddy time and big raise at work. 10 weeks ago, I imagined that I would be dreading this day like a dental appointment. But now that it's here, I find that I am excited to go back to work and be with kids again. I recently saw Senator Obama on Oprah talking about leading a useful life, and I remembered that I am incredibly passionate about teaching and love my job. It's also easy to let Emory go knowing that Gabe is going to be having such a wonderful experience with him for the next two months. Going back to work reminds me of something my mom told me years and years ago, that children move through your life. I'm so grateful to have gotten the last 10 weeks of intense time with Emory and now I'm ready to let him move on to another phase.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

What a difference!

Here are pictures at birth, one month, and two months. Today he is wearing his first pair of jeans....tomorrow he's probably going to be publishing a scientific paper. (Gabe is holding out for offensive lineman. I have to say at his current weight gain it doesn't seem that far fetched!)

Here are a bunch of recent pictures!

Holiday fun

So much has happened in the last three weeks that I haven't updated the blog lately. Most of Gabe's family was able to visit including, Ed, Evie and Orion, Anika and Aaron, Tamara, Claire, Nuk and Rathana as well as aunts Robbie and Ann! We had many celebrations and good conversations, as well as massive snowstorms and sunny days. Emory got his first vaccinations and was weighed again. At two weeks he was 6 pounds 5 Oz. Six weeks later he is a hefty 12 pounds 4 Oz!