Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Alone Again, Thankfully...

Well Gregg's Mom and her husband have returned to Texas, and the three of us are alone once again. Yes! I love his Mom, just like I love mine, but I think we can both do without anymore advice from all the grandmothers. When she got here Sabrina was a month old, and we were all used to our little routines. Adding one of our mothers to the mix trying to help by doing her own thing just shakes up the entire system. So I'm glad it's just us for a bit now.

We're recovered from her party, which was as I posted earlier really a lot of fun. My sister Tricia's friends who we don't even know (Do you read this blog? If so drop a note!) got us these embroidered burp cloths that are really beautiful. I almost hate to let her spit up on them, but it's either the fancy cloths or my favorite six year old Abercrombie T-shirt. And for a gay man that's an easy decision.

We're still doing good in the sleep department; she goes down at about 10:30 or 11 and gets up around 4:30 or 5 for a bottle. That's not bad if you ask me! I think we're kinda spoiled. I'm on paternity leave this week and Gregg's been going to the office, so I have her all to myself. Next week Gregg will go back to working from home and we'll play it by ear for a while. His boss is pretty good about it so far so hopefully day care is down the road a bit.

And is it just me or is Blogger a real pain the neck when it comes to adding pictures to posts? You listening Blogger people? Fix this!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Welcome Home Party

Saturday was Sabrina's "Welcome Home" party. We had it at my cousin Charlie's house because he's got a lot more room then we do and he has a pool for the kids to play in. We had a really good time. Sabrina was great and didn't fuss at all even though she was passed around from person to person all afternoon long. She was a little trouper. The party was nice because it was a mix of family and friends and everyone had fun. Gregg's mother and her husband are staying with us this week so that's why we planned it for this weekend. Since they live in Texas they don't get to be part of the family events very often.

As for the blog, I'm sorry for the lack of updates. Between entertaining everyone who's dropping in, keeping the grandparents happy, and playing with and caring for Sabrina I haven't had a lot of free time lately. I promise the updates will be more frequent! (And yes, you did see it correctly, Sabrina's cake says 'Welcome Home Little Tax Deduction'. I said that as a JOKE, and someone put it on the cake on purpose. Someone named Gregg. LOL)

Sabrina and her grandparents

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Birth Announcement

I just wanted to share the birth announcements we mailed out to our family and friends. My sister made them for us. She's so good at that stuff! Thanks Tricia.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I'm Baaaack...

I can't believe my last blog post was over a week ago. I guess I should bring you up to date, but actually things have been relatively quiet. Our trip back to Arizona was uneventful; Sabrina pretty much slept the entire way home. We got back about 7 PM on Saturday, so there was enough time to go get The Boys. When I got home, I took them over to the common area to play with our neighbor's Yellow Lab Bronco. After being in the Pet Hotel for two weeks, there was a lot of energy to burn off. After they were good and tired, I brought them into the back yard and let them smell one of Sabrina's blankets. Gregg took her out the front door, and I brought them in the back to let them get the whole "Whoo-hoo we're back in our own home" dance that I knew they would do over with. When he came back in, they went to greet him, and we let them meet the baby. After a few sniffs and mild interest, they were off to make sure their stuff was where they left it and to do a patrol of the house. A week later, and they still like to give her a sniff if she's in her swing at dog's eye level, but mostly they're over her. Of course, I know even that they are our "Boys" we aren't going to leave them alone with her unattended. Just in case. Mostly, I don't want her covered in slobber, which is the most likely outcome.

Gregg is working from home for the rest of the month; I went back to work on Tuesday. I am planning to take a week off during the Memorial Day holiday. Sabrina sleeps really well; she gets a bottle at 10 or 11, then about 3 or 4, and again around 7. Best part is, after a bottle and diaper change, she's back to sleep. She's had a few fussy nights here and there, but for the most part we're pretty lucky in the sleeping department. So right now, we're just enjoying being a family of 3. Oh sorry, 5.

Friday, May 1, 2009

I'm Coming Home I've Done My Time...

We're finally walking the Green Mile tomorrow and coming home! We were at the IAC office today for our first post placement visit, and while we were there word came through that ICPC had cleared and we were good to go! Right now we're packing up to leave but I just wanted to let all my blog friends know. Thanks for all the comments, see you in Arizona!

And Jilliebean, I haven't forgotten you. Send me your address so I can send you your ARIZONA themed prize for guessing the birth time!