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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Welcome Back

Alright now that Brian is finished with school, my Mom has gone home and life has settled down a bit, I’m ready to start posting again. I apologize for the length of time between posts, but hey people we have a new baby and we’re not exactly experts at this whole parenting thing!

So that being said, I have some unfinished business to take care of. I want to send out a huge thank you to Sue’s friend Sue. She wrote a beautiful comment on one of our earlier posts and it just really made my day and I wanted to say thanks.

Next, I wanted to share some thoughts about my first Mother’s Day as a mom. To start with, Jeffrey rocks at gifts, he got me a binary shirt that said Mom and a chemistry shirt. (It’s good that he knows I’m geeky from an early age!) He also gave me a clock that runs on water. It is very cool. I felt very appreciated as a mom. I was really unprepared for how all encompassing motherhood is, but in a good way. I can barely imagine life anymore without Jeffrey. I spend everyday at work, waiting not so patiently for it to go by so that I can get back home to my little boy. He is so amazing. Everyone tells you how much being a parent will change your life and how much you’ll love them, but you just don’t understand until you get here. I feel so privileged to have this special boy to wrap my life around. Anyway, I just wanted to share how honored I am to be his mother and a little bit of what it means to me.

Next point. He’s huge now! Our last doctor’s visit was on May 24th and Jeffrey was 10lbs. 10oz. Dr Smith-Burke says everything looks like it’s going perfectly for him, and that he may reach the (low end) of the normal growth chart by 6 months. Yay for Jeffrey! We scheduled his MRI for June 14th to look at his PVL and see how it’s doing. He has to stay overnight at the hospital for it since he’s getting anesthesia and is under 6 months of age. I’ll post the results and findings as soon as we get them next week. I’m a little nervous about it but we’ll be there with him the whole time and hopefully everything will be fine. I’ll calm down once it is over and he’s back home with us again.

In other news, Jeffrey is spending his first night with a babysitter next Tuesday. Brian and I are going to see Phil Woods at the Eastman Theatre and will be dropping him off with Liane so that we can take in the show. (Thanks Liane!) I also have started playing volleyball again at the beach this summer. I figured that Brian can bring the baby to the beach and we can spend some time together. We’ve only had one game so far but it’s worked well so far. Also Brian has started hosting a weekly radio show on WITR called ITSO Tech from 10pm until midnight on Wednesday evenings. He and a few other geeks host it and they talk about techie things. You can listen from WITR’s web site. That’s what Jeffrey and I do from home.

So that’s about it for now. I’ll post more later this week. I’m going to try and be more regular from now on. Hope everyone is doing well and keep a look out for thank you notes. Coming soon to a mailbox near you! Be sure to check out all of the new pictures we’ve posted.


Greatgrand Pap said...

IT IS GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU HONEY WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME with our great grand son.We visited with your mom and dad on Monday and had a good visit.As soon as you find out about Jeffery Doctor appointment on Wednsday let us know how every thing is .

Love Great grandma And Pap

ArthurDent said...

As I write this, it's Tuesday morning at 8:34, you've already been at the hospital a few hours and are marching your way through this long day. I'm sure everything will go swimmingly and Jeffrey will wake up with a ravenous appetite!
Volleyball, huh? Radio show, eh? You two aren't letting a little thing like parenting slow you down one bit are you? Go Meehans!

Sue Fisk said...

I'm so glad you guys all stopped by tonight. I needed a JEFFREY FIX!!!
They just don't get any cuter than that.
Instant Jeffrey Fix:

Sara Morales said...

I am so glad that you gave this site address on your announcement, Betty called and gave it to me so I can see Jeffery! He is beautiful Danielle. I can't believe it has been so long, I have 2 boys myself. I hope all is well with your son, email me

Anonymous said...

Wow... A techie show. Sounds like fu zzzzzzzz....... Oops, I fell asleep