Friday, March 16, 2007

Bad Mama! Bad Mama!

I just couldn't help myself. David is the king of squirmers. He squirms when I do anything to him- including when I give him his haircuts. I tried to cut it yesterday with scissors, but in the end it looked like a blind man tried to cut his hair. So, I got out the clippers this morning to even it out. However, I should have started with the largest attachment. I'm not sure why I didn't. I couldn't leave well enough alone. Now I have a bald baby. I looked at him after I cut it and said, "David! Where's your hair?!" and he reached up and tried to grab it, but he couldn't grasp anything! It kept slipping out of his fingers! Bad Mama. *hangs head in shame*

He is handsome, though, isn't he?

Happy Birthday Caitlin!

OK. If you're 19 now, how old does that make me? Yikes! Have a wonderful day!

Here I am at 21 weeks (this morning)

Brace yourselves- this was at 9:30 am without makeup.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

A note from Dabney to her Gwamma

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Just to let you know...

I have the best husband in the world.

There isn't much that I don't tell him- actually the only thing I don't tell him is what I'm getting him for Christmas- so he knew I was kind of down yesterday. Do you know what that sweet man did? He came home early with a beautiful bouquet of flowers! Gorgeous dainty little variagated peach carnations. The most beautiful flowers. I love him. Thought I'd spread the word.

Getting outside and getting exercise did indeed do me good yesterday. During the bitterly cold winter months I forget how much I love my backyard. I love my boxwoods that are hibernating- but still green. I love how much room we have in the backyard and I love my lilacs that are dormant and I love my compost pile that is slowly turning my kitchen scraps into lovely rich compost that will help my garden grow this summer. Actually, when I was turning the pile yesterday, we found a little field mouse inside- still alive. I'm glad we spotted him before I skewered him with my compost fork. The only sad thing is that although the last few day have been so wonderful outside, we can't plant anything yet. This time of year in DE and PA, things are turning green and staying green. Here, they tell us not to plant outside until Mother's Day. Mother's Day! 2 more months at least until the last frost.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Blah, blah, blah

Today isn't one of those get up and go days like yesterday. I got a lot of work done yesterday, but today just lacks motivation. The kind of day when you eat a cupcake for breakfast. It doesn't help when David is constantly clawing at me to hold him. It's about 10:30 though- naptime.

My citrus trees are flourishing! The lime tree was losing leaves up until a few weeks ago, until I put it in rehab ( the north window). Then the lime was doing so well, I decided to put the lemon back there as well. It will soon be that time when I'll want to put lemon in everything I cook (it happens every year), so I hope I can pick my own lemons this summer.

The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous. It would be a crime to not take the kids on a walk today. Probably this afternoon.

We saw a great movie last weekend from Blockbuster. We watched it twice. (Ok, I watched it 3x) If it gives you a clue, one of my favorite actors ever was a lead. (One day, Mom, he WILL win an Oscar.) It was terribly suspenseful and watching it the second time was even better. Slightly violent, but not graphic. Yes, I'm trying to be enigmatic on purpose. I'm not sure why. Blame it on my hormones.

My sister asked me for this recipe this morning, so I figured, if I type it out for her, I might as well copy and paste for you guys too. Rebecca and the PA/ NY bloggers, I think you all will like it especially. It originated in your neck of the woods.

Brandywine Breakfast Cake

2 C. A.P. flour 1 egg
1 C. sugar 3/4 C. buttermilk
5 Tbsp. soft butter 1 tsp baking soda
1/4 C. + 1 tsp brown sugar, divided

Preheat the oven to 350. Mix the flour, sugar and butter in a large bowl with a pastry blender until crumbly. Reserve 2 Tbsp of the flour mixture and set it aside. Add the egg, buttermilk, baking soda and 1/4 C of the brown sugar to the remaining mixture and blend well. Pour batter into a greased 9" square pan. Combine reserved flour mixture and remaining brown sugar and sprinkle it over the batter. Bake for 20 -30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

** This cake freezes well. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight for morning treat. I usually have at least one or two of these in my downstairs freezer at all times.

Well, I need to go muster up some motivation. Maybe sitting in the sunshine will do it. I guess it's worth a try. Afterall, it's only Tuesday.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Can you say "nesting"?

These ain't yo Mama's diapers!

Don't you just love the Tarzan diaper? Yes, I'm making diapers. Newborn fleece diapers to be exact. There will be 24 when I'm done- 3 of each color combination. Cloth diapers are so cool now! There's a waterproof layer (called PUL) inside the layers of fleece, and I made them pocket diapers so I can stick an absorbent insert inside, too. No more rubber pants or pins or soaked bed sheets! I'm trying to find (and scale) a size large diaper pattern for David. His size 4 sposies are getting too snug on him already! (He needs to do more cardio!)

I wish I had my new little pumpkin to try them on.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Tiny fingers!

We had our ultrasound last Friday!

We have a healthy baby! Whenever we go in for the ultrasounds, they are just magic! I can't even describe the bond I feel with that "baby on tv", as Dabney called it. Our baby gave us the biggest yawn and squirmmed around until it was comfortable and then baby tried to fall back asleep. We saw the heart chambers and brain lobes and even a tiny (but full) bladder. Just amazing. I guess by now you would like to find out what else we found out. I don't blame you. I almost had a heart attack. Since we found out we were pregnant, I felt that I knew what we were having. I knew it in my soul. I WAS WRONG. VERY WRONG. Dabney and David have a.....


It's a boy! An undeniable boy. We have photographic evidence, but for the sake of our son's dignity, I won't post it here.

He's so sweet and Praise God he's healthy! We're very excited, I'm still a little shocked, but very excited. We can't wait to meet little Joshua Caleb in July.
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