Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
i don't have a newborn picture of darek so it may just remain a mystery for now, but i have a sneaking suspiscion that as time goes on the mccoy genes will rise victorious once again. i think this officially makes me a mccoy baby incubator.
i checked through newborn pictures of atticus to make some comparisons. i don't know how well the pictures show it but when i see beck sleeping he looks a lot like his big brother. to be fair to atticus i had to look at pics of him a few weeks old as he came home from the hospital a measily 7 lbs, more than a pound and a half less than what his brother weighs at the same age.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
so i'm not going to lie - the first newborn night was rough. just basically tag teamed with darek all night to keep the babe happy. however, the first full day at home was great. although atticus pulled a fast one on us and got up extra early this morning he more than made up for it by taking a TWO hour nap this morning (hasn't morning napped for months) in a addition to his normal THREE hour nap this afternoon. during both naps the little babe slept as well which gave us some great "first newborn night" recovery time so at this current moment we're all happy and surviving - again just taking it a day at a time. plus the little babe took an additional long nap while atticus was up so we had lots of good one-on-one time. it was great. *sigh*
and just a confession because people have been wondering how i've had time to blog...two words: Sitz Bath! embarrassing to admit, yes. but admit, i shall, nonetheless. all you non-parents are thinking to yourself, "what's a Sitz bath?" well, i'll let you discover that joy for yourself when the time comes. i remember thinking the Sitz bath was kind of a pain when i was recovering from atticus but this time it seriously feels like a day spa. "hey darek, you take the kids. i've got to take a Sitz bath." that's how it goes...
thanks for all the well wishes, calls, e-mails and such. i'll try to get caught up with you soon!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
we got home from the hospital today and are so glad to be together as a little family. i'm taking it as a good sign that atticus loved the gifts that beckett "brought" him and even offered his new little brother his football to play with when we got home. i'll keep my fingers crossed that this kindness continues, although i'll also be realistic and expect some challenges.
needless to say ~ more pics to come...
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
because i've been doing so much lately. but in reality about 100% of the things i've been doing lately may possibly be interesting to about 0% of you. you know, things like lots of laundry and cleaning and ordering baby stuff (that's kind of fun...) and disinfecting my house and growing larger and reading baby books (to refreshen my memory, of course) and doc appointments (not dialated at all as of two weeks ago, even with the previous six weeks worth of contractions - sheesh!) and endlessly searching baby names online to no avail and lots of playdates (which has been fun, gotta get them in while we can) and all the fun aching and heart burning and non-sleeping of the final weeks of pregnancy. i really can't complain though - despite the loosened joints and rotound belly because overall i'm having a great pregnancy and am excited for no-name's arrival.
so i suppose this will turn into a random tidbit post...
i had dinner with a high school friend who will remain un-named at this time for fear he'd prefer not having a staring role on my blog - but i must say it was FUN! and i chatted his ear off. came to boston with two ears...left with one...won't be returning anytime soon.
we finally saw avatar - 3d, IMAX, bought tickets weeks in advance - sort of the makings of a sci-fi nerd but it was good. (although for the record, i'm happily not a member of the sci-fi fan club.) and loooong. just ask JH as she slept through half the fighting scene, but since the fighting scene was half of the 2:40 long movie, she didn't miss much. incidentally our IMAX seats were equipped with vibration so every loud bang shook me up. i thought i'd go into labor. no such luck. .
i also played the role of third wheel on a date with the coxes last weekend to see dear john. i think i loved it. and i'm for that it was better than the book. darek was happy to miss that chikity flickity but i think he'll secretly like it when i get around to forcing him to watch it.
we're supposed to be getting buried by 12-15 inches of snow right now. so far we've gotten a touch of drizzle. these are the times i'm grateful for lying weather reporters. my heart goes out to all my fellow east coasters down south though that are truely getting buried, although i gotta admit i don't feel too bad since boston usually gets the worst of it and i think we deserve a break.
i decided upon and ordered THIS diaper bag for all my upcoming diaper bagging needs. looks a little busy but isn't so much in real live life, only fake internet life.
i activated my 24 visits for $24 pass to healthworks last night. all i can say is HEAVEN! this is for sure the four seasons of all women's gyms. it's so pretty. and sparkly. and clean. and non-smelly. with a huge whirl pool spa and steam rooms and saunas and fancy showers equipped with fancy shampoos and conditioners and soaps, etc. etc. towels. lotions. oh yeah and all the workout equipment with individual TV screens and pilates/yoga/cardio/spinning/kickboxing studios. i wish i could live there. i think i lost ten lbs. just walking through the door.
hmmm, perhaps that will conclude my ramblings for now as my babe awakens from his nap and beckons. i hope you are all well and happy and thinking of baby names to send my way...
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
i've always known that K. Wangchung had some serious crafting, creating, decorating, organizing, party-planning, baking/cooking skills but until last weekend i was oblivious to her mad skills of illustration! look at that detail - the sonic's shirt, the flip flops, the boys' mohawks and me sans baby weight - i like it!