Friday, December 19, 2008

Time Flies

I can't believe how quickly the end of the year has arrived! So many things have happened this year that we had been waiting for and anticipating and they have all come and gone. I am amazed at how quickly my pregnancy progressed and Ezra arrived. I marvel at how big Benny has gotten and how exciting is it to think about all of his accomplishments in his short life.

I had been thinking to Christmas for months and now its days away! I can't believe it, really. It just seems surreal how quickly it arrived. Patience is not one of my true virtues, so I'm grateful for feeling that things have come quickly.

This Christmas is going to be awesome! We have so many presents for Benny its crazy! I can't wait to see the look on his face when he plays with the things we got him. We got things on sale throughout the year for him and things that we had been wanting for him for a while. Oh, I just can't wait!

On top of all of these feelings of time flying and the excitement of Christmas finally arriving I also feel like I haven't gotten to enjoy the Christmas season much. I'm not complaining though! I'm just saying that I didn't enjoy it as much as I normally do-and that's that we put the Christmas tree up at the beginning of November! Usually by now I'm looking forward to putting away all the Christmas decorations because they've been out for a long time, but not this year. It seems like I want MORE Christmas, somehow.
Regardless, I will be glad when its over. It will be back to the grind, sort of. Planning the next big things in our family's life, ya know? It will be sad to put the Christmas tree away, though. Benny loves the lights and the decorations so much!
But that's the magic of Christmas, isn't it? Waiting for the special lights to come back next year-that will be great for Benny.

Well, happy weekend, my friends!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My first day alone was....


Both boys cried at the same time and seemed to egg each other on.
Both had poopies at the same time.
Both needed to eat at the same time.
Benny didn't want to nap when Ezra and I needed sleep really bad.
We had takeout for dinner because I had no time to make anything, let alone even go to the bathroom when I needed to.

I have a list of things I need to get done. I didn't get to a single thing today.
Tomorrow should go better, though. And I plan on getting more sleep tonight than I was able to get last night.

It will get easier.
It has to!
It wasn't awful, or terrible, but it was worse than I expected. lol

I have to add, too, that I woke up thinking my parents were downstairs and I was sad when I realized they were in their own home.

Anyway, I'm off to bed now!

Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm back!

My parents have gone back home this afternoon. Its now the four of us-our new little family. :)

Benny is fussy right now because he wants to get at a ball that's out of reach and Ezra is on me in his sling just happily sucking away at a binky that continuously falls out of his mouth. Smoochie (the dog) is running up and down the stairs being a little stinker-she's kinda going through hormonal issues right now, so she's crying all the time.

I have been thinking a lot about what I wanted to blog about and I have so many things I'd like to write, but I have chosen one thing to bring up for today.

Yes, Angels.

I know that Angels are all around us. Spiritual ones that have no physical body and then those are are physically present with us. My parents have been the latter for us this week. The amount of help that they gave us these first two weeks since Ezra arrived have been wonderful. Yeah, I know I'm omitting the huge fight that my Dad and I had in the middle of the first week and the fact that some things got used that I didn't want used-but that's all nothing compared to the reality of the outcome of their presence.

My mother happily cooked all of our meals and took special care of Benny. She fed and bathed and changed him. My dad helped me reseal some huge boxes and moved heavy furniture for me while Ben was at work. My mom cleaned my basement-the unfinished part. It sparkles now-I kid you not. She helped me pack a bunch of boxes of stuff that was in the unfinished part of the basement. She threw out a bunch of trash and empty boxes that had been sitting on the basement floor for months.
She did all of our laundry. ALL of it-even comforters and sheets and pillowcases. Floors were swept and mopped. Dishes were washed, and even my fridge and oven were cleaned spotless. The microwave got a good scrubbing, the freezers got cleaned, too and even coolers that were outside on the deck got brought inside and scrubbed clean. My bathrooms are so clean I could eat off the floors. Even groceries were paid for. Babysitting was gladly provided for so we could go to doctors appointments, errand running and a work dinner.

The help that they gave us and the support they rendered was so incredible. Their generosity was so sweet and so loving that I just don't know what the right way would be to thank them for what they did. My load was so incredibly lifted! They left my house in much better shape than I could have possibly imagined. The work they did would have lasted me at least twice as long as it took them, especially with Benny to take care of and constant nursing of Ezra.

I'm sad my parents have gone home to Jersey. We're going to miss their presence. Their laughter, their kind words of support and unsolicited I think this is the most time I've been with my parents in one visit since I moved out of home. We had true angels staying with us these past couple of weeks. I'm so grateful. I love them. They are spectacular parents.

Friday, December 5, 2008

heres my new little guy! i promise to blog a real post really soon! i've got lots to "talk" about!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Baby Ezra was born on Saturday morning.

What a relief!

Hopefully soon I will post some pictures. With family being over and having to use the stairs to get to the computer, it might be a little bit.

He's beautiful, though!

Thanks for all the well wishes.