27 June 2011

Slice of Heaven

One Month Old

We survived our first month as a family of five! Hooray! Everett is enjoying more awake and alert time. He is usually awake in the morning and evening for quite some time. He is very observant, just content to look around. Once in a while he gives a small smile. Everett is Mr Houdini, I finally had to use a Halo Sleep Sack, which mostly keeps him swaddled. He sleeps well at night, going to bed around 10:30 and waking up around 3:30 for a quiet nursing then 7:30. Amelia still keeps me up more than my newborn. I noticed today he is able to keep his hands near his mouth to suck on. His binky is spit out once his hands are nearby. I am guessing that he weighs about 11 pounds already and is 22.5 inches long. I will verify that tomorrow. We lovers our little snuggle buddy!

**update: Everett weighs about 10.5 lbs and is 21.5 inches long (06/28/2011)

Laugh? or Cry?

OK. So. I ordered this table back in early April. The furniture store said my order never reached the manufacturer, then it got lost, blah, blah, blah. This afternoon I FINALLY got a call that our table was delivered and ready to come live in our dining room. Whoop-ee. I was SO very excited. When I ordered the table I wanted the beefiest, heaviest table, for the right price. Well, the table was a bit on the gargantuan side. It fills up our entire dining room with a spare foot to squeeze by into the kitchen. After anticipating this gorgeous table, benches, and chairs for months I was sorely torn between crying and laughing. Once the movers left I laughed until my guts ached. Now I hope we can exchange/return our mammoth table or get a chain saw and make it into two tables. Can you imagine this table with the two large leaves installed? We'd have to knock out the wall.

It seems lately that the odds are against me. The table I ordered is large. I rubbed our new van against Justin's blue car last week, it has a slight blemish. Justin gave me some much deserved flack about that one, now the table. I think we are even now after his honeymoon blunder. With a newborn, Phillip (who seems to multiply into three little boys some days), and a whiny Amelia my brain cells are a bit cloudy. LOL. DON'T TRUST ME WITH TOO MUCH...