blissed out and not really leaving the house much. Still nursing
around 1 am and 4 am and 7 am every morning. And nursing takes about
90 minutes. Needless to say, we do a lot of sleeping during the
day. Also, I have all of the news from CNN Headline News memorized.
Shane's minivan was stolen then found a few days later about six
Sean got a promotion at his work.
I am excited about Laura's wedding in October.
I am not excited about all the traveling involved.
I am very overdue for a visit to my Starbucks.
I got Jalen's ashes, and plan to talk to Dad about where I can bury
Scott, and Loretto visited Sunday. Scott is healing amazingly well!
Even though they swung by on their way back from Whistler, they
still brought me American butter, and kept it on ice in
a cooler all weekend. That's true friendship. Really.
It was so great having some 6rmsers
and Fernanda moved to New York, and I missed their Going Away
party last Thursday night. That hurt. There are so many things that
I am missing. Amy's working on an October party and I'm going to
try to make it down for it. I just miss too many people.
Speaking of which, I just spoke to my ex-landlords in Seattle and
I hope they come up for a visit soon. They're like family.
More great pictures
of Katie & Shane's wedding here!
Dave & Debra had
their baby - a girl! Geneva Addison was born just after midnight on August
4 (her due date!) weighing 8 pounds even.
P.S. Thank you for your kind comments and e-mails. 08-05-06
I know there are no words of comfort for you right now, but try
to not lose sight of the fact that Jalen
wouldn’t have been here at all for the last many, many years,
were it not for you and your constant nurturing. Just like with
Blizzard. Jalen was there for you during delivery – he would
not budge from the bed – I know, because I tried to move him
a couple of times and it simply was not to be. Even though I know
you said you didn’t remember, you were stroking him during
many a contraction. Who knows if he really knew what was occurring,
but at some level I’m quite certain he did know that he needed
to be right where he was, giving aid and comfort in the only way
he could. He could not possibly have done any better and been more
content with anyone else but you.
I’ll be thinking
of you and what you’re facing later this afternoon. As unpleasant
and painful as it is, I’m so thankful you and Sean agree that it
is the only remaining humane option for Jalen. You have many pictures
and warm memories and that’s the best gift Jalen could have left.
been adjusting quite nicely to family life, thanks to my Mom staying
until the afternoon of the 29th and Kay (my step-mom) arriving on
the evening of the 29th. Kay leaves the day Margeret (Sean's Mom)
gets here. See how I worked that? There was no way I wanted
to be left alone for five days. Even with two of us it's a struggle
to get Ever in and out of my car (it's a two-door so you have to
climb in and out since the car seat has to be rear facing). It's
nice having someone here to make coffee and do laundry and do dishes.
I need to have babies more often.
Ever's first at-office midwife appointment was yesterday. She's
7 lbs 9 oz so she's almost back at her original weight, which is
expected by three weeks, and she was 12 days, so she's well on track.
Her jaundice is on it's way out, and it's been determined that she's
a genius. Well, okay, that last one was Sean's diagnosis. After
the appointment Kay and I went to get an infant car seat (that all-in-one
is way too wonky for a newborn, plus I wanted to be able to snap
it out and carry it around and the all-in-one is GIANT in my car)
and ended up scoring loads of pink clothes, a swing, and a super-duper
stroller with the matching car seat/carrier. She had a banner day.
big deal (to us) was that we got Ever her first pacifier. We totally
disagreed on the pacifier thing, assuming that my breastfeeding
would render it unnecessary, but then we had issues with breastfeeding
and had to get a nipple shield (which is exactly what Kate
was trying to tell me), which is like putting a bottle nipple on
top of your own to breastfeed, so what's the difference between
that and a pacifier? So I called Sean at work and asked his opinion
(Ever usually has a hand/fist/arm in her mouth) and after asking
"Should we get our baby a pacifier?" and Dave responding
"Why the hell are you asking me this?" Sean decided,
yeah, let's do it.
She LOVES the pacifier. It was like the best gift we've ever given
her. And she's still eating plenty, thank you.
Gotta go stare at the baby....