The Glider Is Here!

It arrived yesterday. After Patrick set it up, Joe and I hopped in for a little story time.

It’s so comfy and looks really great in his room. This is where Joe will get his nighttime bottle and story from now on!

I spent the rest of yesterday afternoon knocking on doors for the Obama office in Petersburg. I haven’t done that since I was 17, working on the Clinton/Gore campaign. We went to 50+ houses and only met one crazy person. Even he was friendly for a crazy guy; he just wanted to make sure we had a heads up on the race war that will ensue if Obama is elected and assassinated. OK, thanks dude!

Today Patrick and Joe are heading out to a car show while I finish up some work here at home. It’s HOT today, so I don’t even think we’ll do our usual Sunday-paper-on-the-porch thing. I’m so ready for fall …

An Oldie But Goodie

I just uploaded a bunch of old footage we had sitting around on the video camera. Here we are leaving the hospital with Joe, just a few days after his birth:

Most of the other videos are from around the same time, when he was brand-new. You can see them here.

It's Been a While!

Sorry to keep you in suspense! I’ve just started getting back to work and that has had me a bit distracted.

All is well here. Joe is getting bigger and sweeter every day. He’s getting a lot more vocal lately. After every feeding he likes to practice his sounds. It always sounds like he’s got something really important to say but it’s just not coming out right.

He’s also discovered a love for the pacifier. We resisted offering him one because he was working so hard on finding his thumb and we really didn’t want to interfere with that. (You don’t have to dig under the car seat for a thumb, or rinse it off because it fell on the floor, or get up at 3 a.m. to put it back in his mouth!)

Anyway, because we don’t want him to get hooked (and because it hides his lovely face!) we only give him the pacifier for a few minutes each day. But it’s so cute when he has it; his little eyelids go all half-closed with bliss, and he rubs his chest with his hands like, “Ahh, life does not get better than this.” I’ll have to get a picture of that so you can see.

Oh, and he’s three months old today! We’ll snap another Ted Ted picture later today to see how much he’s grown.