August 2011

One month to go!

August 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Our good friends, Ben and Lindy, gave birth to Lucy today. Ben sent me a text message at 3:42 this morning to say simply, “Here we go” with a picture of him and his wife, smiling like they were about to get on a roller coaster ride. There is some truth to that statement. We went to see them earlier this evening and I held, in my arms, a living being that wasnt more than 24 hours of this earth on it’s own. It’s quite an experience, one that I havent had the pleasure of having in a long, long time. Maybe since my sister? Regardless, all of the world’s problems and insanity stops at the very moment you see this new, helpless creature in the world– and I think anytime that a conflict is about to happen, we should put the people involved in a room with one of these new, helpless humans and ask them if all of it is really worth it. It shocks me in a number of […]

Baby Update

August 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

Here are a couple of shots of Lili and the big bubble of baby she is carrying. I was hoping that I would have more time to write about the experience that we are going through with this whole pregnancy, but the fact is that we have been very, very busy is preparation for the bundle to arrive that I am quite beat up by the time it comes to sitting down and writing about everything there is to cover. Things have been going very well. Lili is doing nothing short of a fantastic job managing the pregnancy. She really enjoys what she is going through, even with all of the changes and discomfort, she manages it all very well– much better than I thought any woman could. Until you go through this whole pregnancy thing on your own, I think it’s a tough experience to really share with someone. The baby’s room is nearly ready. I took a week off over the 4th of July and painted the room, the crib […]