Posts filed under 'My Other Half'
Twelve days ago we welcomed the newest member of our family, a baby girl weighing a healthy 8 pounds 6 ounces and measuring 18.5 inches long. We had her second check-up today with the pediatrician and she’s already gained back her birth weight and then some. She’s eating well, sleeping plenty, and we’re just so excited to have her here with us!
A few days ago I watched as a light bulb went off for her big brother as he realized she’s a kid, too. I changed his diaper then hers, then gave him a bottle then started to feed her, and little man just figured it out. Wish I could say he finally learned what “gentle” means right after that, but unfortunately we’re still working on it. We’ll get there.
Overall, this birthing and newborn experience has been vastly more peaceful and joyful than it was the first time around. I’m sure it’s both a combination of the strength of already having experience with a baby of my own and also not having the extreme stress and anxiety of having my child yanked away from me and put into the NICU for a week. All in all, I’m so grateful to have enjoyed such a positive experience.
As you would imagine, My Ninja has been simply wonderful. He’s just the best partner you could imagine. We have some truly masterful teamwork going on around here right now as we wrangle these two munchkins and care for their needs. I am so grateful for my beautiful family. Never thought I could be this happy. Thank you, Jesus, for giving me an amazing life!
Day 21 of 30 Days of Truth
Quarrels Among Friends
Question: Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Answer: I’d high-tail it to wherever he or she was and behave like the best friend I should have been all along!
February 8th, 2011
Baby boy is the only person in our house who’s had enough free time to sit in front of a laptop recently, so I apologize for the big delays in updating. However, I have a hunch that the rest of you are just as busy as we are preparing for the holidays (which for me also involves group projects and gearing up for final exams) and aren’t begging to see your feed reader clogged with unread items.
Speaking of that little cutie, he had a bit of a runny nose on Wednesday which cleared up the same day, and I didn’t think much of it. That is, until Friday when I came down with a full-blown cold. Figures! Ah, the compromised immune system of a pregnant woman. At least I’m on the downhill side now – starting my third trimester. Get ready to meet our baby girl soon!
Read on for Day 15 of 30 Days of Truth
Someone I Couldn’t Live Without
Continue Reading November 13th, 2010
I’ve been thinking about what to do with this blog for some time now. Meanwhile, most of my blogging buddies have given up on ever seeing me post again. Can’t say I blame you. It’s not that I’ve had nothing to say, just that I’ve had nothing to say here.
My life has changed so much – and in such wonderful ways – that the original tone and usual content you found here just isn’t who I am right now. However, there’s still so much I’d like to share with those of you I’ve come to adore over the years. Expect an email from me in coming weeks with a link to the new site.
As for the Atomic Bombshell, she will not fade into oblivion just yet. In fact, I plan to relaunch this site to cover my passion for cycling. Eventually, I hope to help build a local cycling team and utilize this site as the communications hub for that group. Or who knows, maybe it can even serve to support female cyclists and related events throughout the region.
Here’s to new beginnings!
April 3rd, 2009
Got the keys to our new place last night. That’s just the most recent of the many news items occurring since my last post dated eleven weeks ago. You’re hearing from me again because I finally managed to move this site to a new host. (Media Temple, if you’re curious.) Turned out not to be as easy as one would hope, but here I am, up and running again. It’s so much nicer working out of a database that doesn’t constantly time out.
Back to my first point: the Ninja and I will finally be moving into our own little love nest. There will be plenty of work to do. After the packing and unpacking there will be painting, decorating, and eventually upgrades to the kitchen and bathroom. Fortunately, I will have plenty of extra time to take care of these things once my job ends in two weeks. Every time the economy takes a dive, marketing takes the first hit.
Which leads me to news item two: I’ll be returning to college in January, studying for a degree in Management Information Systems. Although I’ve really enjoyed the last 15 years I spent making other companies and individuals wealthy, I’ve grown weary of this roller coaster. My last layoff was after 9/11 and I’m seeing a trend. Time to make a transition.
Now that I think about it, I guess my New Year’s resolutions are all set: A new home, learning new skills, and working toward a new career. That’s plenty to bite off and chew on for a year or more! How about you? What things, great and small, do you plan to tackle in 2009?
December 3rd, 2008
I’ve heard travel has become quite a nightmare lately, but now we have firsthand experience to substantiate that theory. You see, the Ninja had to fly from Southern California to Rhode Island where he was expected to appear as a groomsman in a childhood friend’s wedding. As charming as that sounds, I wish we had turned them down.
Even though we are desperately low on funds since their wedding so closely followed our own, and even though we were required to pay for tuxedo rental, airfare, accommodations, and more… It still wouldn’t have been so bad. What made it terrible was this series of events:
Continue Reading August 5th, 2008