Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Oompa Loompa

This is what we found to cover his ears at the farm since mommy forgot to bring a hat!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

My Cup Runneth Over <3

Just an update... papa and tiago

i carry your heart with me by E. E. Cummings

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Walk in the Park

Baby Tree

My parents plant a new tree every time a grandchild is born! James' is a chestnut tree!

.... and we roasted weinies and burned up the old couch in a bonfire (:O

Heads up!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Blogging Debut

What a better way to start a blog than with new baby pictures! July 19 2008: weighing in at 7lbs 8.2oz, standing 19 1/2 inches tall... James Russell Garrison, executive consumer of mama's time, energy, and milk stores! This perfect human specimen came fully equiped with advanced development in practically every area, a particularly special spirit, and devilishly good looks that are frequently used to manipulate his mama and papa!

When we left the hospital on Monday, July 21, he had lost 5oz. (which they tell me is normal) and he was eating like a champ and we had the worst night at home of our lives! He had just been circumcized and was sore and upset the whole night. None of us slept a minute! (All you moms are probably laughing at this prima gravida as I'm sure it is typical to not have a good first night.)

Eat - burp - poop -sleep - repeat!

On Thursday - only 5 days after birth, he was back to his birth weight! (7lb 7.5oz) He started eating like a gorilla and didn't quit for the next two weeks!

Isn't he cute! We were all so distracted by the Peanut, we ALMOST forgot Todd's birthday! He turned 30 the week we brought James home from the hospital. He was all too glad that James stole the moment - but no other birthday gift could have made him happier.

Sunday, August 3rd 2008 James' Blessing

At age 3 weeks, James weights 9lbs 1.5oz!!! He is growing like a week - look at those chunky little legs!

And at one month he weighs almost 10 1/2 pounds! As you can see his little face and body have filled out quite a bit. Developmentally he is at 2 months. He can push himself up on his elbows, roll onto his side, and hold his head up - though he gets wobbly after only a short workout :) He turns his head towards sounds and can follow you with his eyes. He can stand on legs for a short duration. Wow I guess I'm one of those ridiculously proud mamas. We got his hair cut just before his 1 month birthday because it is growing so long in the back! We won't be tolerating mullets in this familia!