Wednesday, September 29, 2010

One Month Old!

It's hard to believe Miss LG is already a month old! Then again, it's hard to believe she's only been with us for a month! So, here's her update:
She's still holding her head up like a champ. Yes, I said champ. She hates to be laying down and will make sure we know it! Most of the time she's either sitting with me or in her bouncy seat so that she can look around.
She's sleeping really well at night, although every time I think she's on a good schedule she changes it on me! She's been sleeping 4 hours, eating, sleeping for another 4 hours pretty consistently for a couple of weeks, then last night she goes and sleeps for 7 hours straight! I doubt she's ready to that every night, but it sure was nice =) She's finally mastered the art of falling asleep by herself...well, herself and her pacifier...and she now sleeps in her own bed all night. Although, I have to have the bassinet on the floor next to me so that I can just reach down and put the pacifier back in her mouth every time it falls out.
She has also started smiling now! It's super cute, just in case you had any doubt, and it looks like she has little dimples! She doesn't smile often yet, since she's still trying to figure it out. It's pretty hilarious to watch because it takes so much effort. Most of the time she gives up and sticks her tongue out at me instead. Sadly I haven't managed to get a picture yet, so in the meantime I will leave you with these:

Monday, September 27, 2010

Not Me Monday

  • I did not drag my husband to the store with me to buy a hair stuff because I'm sick of my hair.
  • I did not then proceed to go overboard buying baby clothes for a certain little nephew who will be soon arriving.
  • I am not seriously considering stuffing myself into my parent's luggage next week...or hijacking a plane.
  • I did not walk into my kitchen to clean up, take one look and turn around to go back to my laptop.
  • I did not then justify it by telling myself that I needed to get planning MZ's preschool stuff because we're getting a late start.
  • I did not then get distracted by free Kindle books.
  • I did not then justify it by telling myself my husbad would be happy to get free books on theology.
  • I did not go into the kitchen to make lunch, then looked at the mess, looked at the lack of food in the fridge, turn around and go back to my laptop with a handful of Skittles.
  • I am not spending too much time on my laptop today.
Lest any of you are confused, those were all lies.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

One of These Things is Not Like the Other...

Just in case some of you haven't seen this yet...

Isn't that too funny? Kelsi was bummed that there wasn't a picture of her to compare. I had to explain to her that 10 (almost 11!) years ago no one had digital cameras. So now I need to dig up some baby pictures of her and scan them. And by scan I mean take a picture of it with my camera since I'm not cool enough to have a scanner ;)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Humpty Dumpty

This made me laugh =)

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Clearly the writer is telling an Israel story, and here alludes to the Temple. This echoes other lines in early 2nd Nursery Literature, such as Mother Hubbard’s cupboard (the “storehouse” of the Temple) and the bone (resurrection life) which she sought for her dog (“Gentiles”). “But when she got there, the cupboard was bare and the poor little doggie had none.” The temple had nothing to offer the Gentiles, and they thus remained in their state of Adamic sin and decay.

So here, too, one should not be surprised to discover that the Temple and its “wall” are bankrupt. The next line, then, is not a shock, but an expectation:

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

Again, this is patently a forecast of the Temple’s destruction (and contra Crossan and Borg, an entirely possible historical forecasting). Doubtless this claim is intended to lead the reader to ponder the eschatological recreation of the Temple. Since Humpty stands for the Temple, he seems to be sharing in the divine identity, functioning as the locus of God’s presence, not outside of, but within creation.

Of course, this fall is an exile of sorts, the loss of God’s presence. The tension is palpable: how will humpty’s story not turn out dumpty? In other words, this line presupposes what I have called elsewhere the great metanarrative of humpty, not least the promise of resurrection.

But all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put humpty together again.

So the Temple will be built again, but not by human hands. Many have undertaken to suggest that this passage runs counter to a belief in resurrection. But this atomistic reading of the text lacks imagination. Of course, it is the king himself who will put humpty together again, and this great act will complete the metanarrative.

After all, Humpty is the place where the Creator God is resident with his creation. But the human inability to recreate Humpty does not negate all human effort for creation, which should be done in light of the proleptic nature of the king’s restoration of Humpty and all creation.

By N.T. Wright

Monday, September 20, 2010


I thought crazy dreams were supposed to end once the baby is born? Apparently not. I had a dream the other night that I figured I'd share with all of you. Yes, try and contain your excitement.
In my dream I woke up to the baby crying and then noticed that Daniel had also woken up. This is not normal. Then I noticed that he was holding a baby, which confused me because I was also holding one. Upon closer investigation, we decided the one he was holding was definitely not ours because 1. it was a boy, and 2. he looked nothing like either of us. We then proceeded to check with the neighbors to see if he was theirs, but alas, he wasn't. We returned home and were pondering what to do when we heard another baby cry. Come to find out, it was Little Miss who was in her bassinet. We then looked at the baby I was holding and discovered it was a boy as well! Now we had two baby boys to try and figure out where they came from. Ultimately we decided that someone had snuck into our house and left them with us because they wanted us to raise them. The most logical conclusion.
When I told Daniel about the dream, I told him it must have been God telling us he has two little baby boys he wants us to adopt. I don't think he bought it.

Friday, September 17, 2010

This and That

  • This is my first full day at home with all three kids
  • I wonder how many times I've had to say one or all of the following: no climbing, jumping, grabbing, or wrestling with eachother. Don't hug and/or kiss your sister while she's sleeping. No running. No yelling or screaming.
  • I cleaned the kitchen and the refrigerator today. This is the most physical activity I've done in weeks. I will probably regret it later.
  • Little Miss has only woken up 1 time the last couple of nights. Yay!
  • I have a desert/fundraiser to go to tonight, and I probably shouldn't wear jeans. Unfortunately, my skirts and such are a bit tighter than I'd prefer. My options are 1. Deal with it and use my Moby Wrap in hopes that it will cover any unsightly bulges. Or 2. Wear jeans with the excuse that I had a baby less than 3 weeks ago and they are lucky I'm not wearing pj's.
  • Maybe I should just wear my pj's...
  • K-lou has survived the first 2 weeks of her new school. There are a grand total of 5 girls in her class which consists of 4th, 5th and 6th grade.
  • MZ is spending the night at Grandma's house tonight and has been spending the week planning what to bring. Oddly clothing has never crossed his mind.
  • So far our bill for Little Miss is over 5.5k...and we haven't even gotten the bill from the hospital yet. Thankfully we have good insurance!
  • It's about lunchtime and I have some hungry kiddos!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Little Miss has several cute dresses that she hasn't been able to wear because it's been so cold. So, we got her some little tights the other day to help keep her legs warm. Today I got her all dressed up and decided since she is was so cute I'd take some pictures. Now, I am by no means a photographer and I don't even know how to use all the fancy features my camera has, but I these pictures made me smile so I figured I'd share them with all of you.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Two Week Update!

Little Miss had her 2 week check-up and she's doing great! She's 21.25 inches (90th percentile), 9.5 pounds (85th percentile), and her head is 37 cm (75th percentile) so she's a pretty big baby! Which is kind of strange because she actually seems a bit scrawny for being over 9 pounds.

But she's certainly cute! For those of you who don't know, I'm no longer breastfeeding her. When we went to her first doctor visit (about 4 days after she was born) she had lost 12% of her body weight so the doctor suggested we give her a bit of formula after she was done nursing. So we did for a while, but it was getting to the point where she was nursing for an hour and still drinking an ounce or more of formula. So, we decided I was not going to be able to make enough to feed her properly. Which is the same thing that happened with both K-lou and MZ so it wasn't a big surprise. It was quite sad though.
She's a really happy baby, only crying when she's hungry. She's awake more and more (although not when she's visiting with either of her great-grandmas!) and loves looking around. I put her in her Moby Wrap (baby carrier for those who don't know) and she really didn't like it because she couldn't see anything! She kept trying to move her head around so she could see better, but she doesn't have enough control for that ;) She's doing pretty well at night still, but we're working on getting her used to sleeping by herself as well as falling asleep by herself. So that kind of messes with things a bit. I have nothing against co-sleeping, in fact I think it's very beneficial for both Mom and baby, but I just can't sleep well enough when she's with me. We get lots of cuddle time durring the day to make up for it =)
Matthias is a great big brother to her. Although I have to remind him quite a bit not to hug and kiss her while she's sleeping. He loves to help out and gets upset when I don't let him carry the bottle to her! He's been working on finding his new place in the family and has decided to be the family comedian. He's gotten so goofy and loves to make us all laugh!
Kelsi is a proud big sister. She is always asking to hold her, almost to the point of annoyance! She is definitely being a little mom and keeps trying to explain to me why she's crying or what she needs. It's great to see how much she wants to be involved and I hope to pass on to her the importance of being a mom.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Little Miss LG had her first bath the other day. She was not this content through it all!

Life was better once she was wrapped up in a towel being held by Mom.

Then she decided to eat my finger in revenge ;)

Little Miss & Big Bro

The First Days