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Showing posts from September 13, 2009

A Dollar for the Therapy Fund (Or: caramama Gets Mad and Says Things She Shouldn't) (Or: The Rest of My Weekend Alone with the Kids)

As I explained previously, I spent the weekend with the two kids while Londo was off doing fun stuff with the guys involving football, cards and a pool table.

We had a really fantastic day on Saturday. In addition to all the fun we had that I already wrote about, we went over to my parent's house to play there. The Pookie took a nap in the crib upstairs! By himself! Lying down in the crib! (This almost never happened with the Pumpkin.) The Pumpkin played with the toys there and outside on the deck, while we adults had a glass of wine and enjoyed the nice weather. While we were there, my sister's labor started and my dad brought my neice back to their house. My daughter and neice are only one year apart, and they love to play together, so that was fun.

We even had a very nice dinner there. The Pumpkin and her cousin sat at the table very loudly singing "Yum. Yum. Yuuuuuum!" which my dad got on video. Although once it turns about 6:00, I feel more and more anxious abou…

Question of the Week - Accolades for Others

After almost 60 hours of labor, my sister had her baby a little after midnight last night! She had a boy who was born at 10 lbs 9 ozs and 22 inches long! I will go to the hospital after work today to see him and check on her.

This is her second baby, first boy. Her daughter (age 3 and a half) is a year older than the Pumpkin (age 2 and a half), and they get along great--they also get along great with my brother's twins (age 3 and a third) who are only a few months younger than my sister's daughter. This boy is 3 months younger than the Pookie. My parents went from having one grandchild to having seven in less than four years!

I am just in such admiration for my sister! She went through so much, and even text messaged me off and on through the whole thing! There is so much about her labor and delivery that is impressive, not just the length of time it took. But it's not my story to tell, so I'm not going to write any of the details. Just know that she is a strong, amazin…