Archive | August, 2009

“New Directions in Pooh Studies”

Dom forward me this article a while back and I finally got around to reading it all the way through. Too funny! New Directions in Pooh Studies:�berlieferungs- und religionsgeschichtliche Studien zum Pu-Buch: There is little need, at the present stage of scholarship, to attempt a justi�cation of the principle that the dogma of unitary authorship […]

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Benedict at One Month

10 pounds, 10 ounces! That’s three pounds up from his birth weight! I can’t believe it. Plus he’s grown more than an inch. (I’m not sure of the precise number.) As far as the diaper rash, the doctor thinks it’s due to excessive pooping. (Upwards of ten times a day… Yeah, I’d say that’s excessive.) […]

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Notes from the Home Front

Ben has terrible baby acne, his poor little face is so broken out. And he’s got horrible diaper rash. Poor little guy. His 1 month check-up is today. I’m eager to find out how much he’s grown. My sister has been working 50+ hour weeks recently as there is much upheaval of personnel at her […]

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Several people have asked me how I’m doing. I was going to append notes on recovery to then end of my birth story. But who knows when I’ll get to that. I am working on the next installment but writing that is taking concentration and emotional energy so it’s slow going. So I decided there […]

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Couch Shopping

Benedict (in the sling) and I test out a new sofa at Jordan’s Furniture. My dad offered to buy us a new couch as a birthday present. As our current couch is one I inherited from my former roommates (pre-marriage) and which they in turn had acquired used from some neighbors. (I think for the […]

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7 Quick Takes Friday

1. First tomatoes: Vine ripening. Pear tomato… oh so sweet! Eaten immediately after the photo was taken. 2. Dom and I have the most romantic dates. Today we went to the RMV to renew my driver’s license. We took Ben with us and left the napping girls with my dad. As interminable as the wait […]

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Book Notes

Catching up on some of the books I’ve meant to blog in recent months and haven’t. . My most recent read is an advance reader copy I got via Amazon’s Vine Program: The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson. Set in 18th century England, a story about a groom who chances to become the keeper for […]

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A Few More Notes on Benedict’s Baptism

Baptisms are always awesome. Even more so when it’s my baby. As Father Murphey said in his homily yesterday, it’s the best gift I could ever give to my children. Nothing could ever top this for this is the one gift that will last for eternity. This was an especially blessed day, surrounded by family […]

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Photos from Benedict’s Baptism

Get the flash player here: Photos from Dom’s friend and colleague George Martell. We told George he was invited as a friend and to feel free to leave his camera at home. However, I was not at all disappointed to have him snap a few photos during the ceremony.

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Benedict’s Baptism

Our parish usually does baptisms on Saturday; but when I discovered that a possible weekend was the weekend of my birthday, I determined to see if there might be a way to have the baptism on Sunday instead. What better way to celebrate my birthday than with the baptism of my son? The happiness of […]

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