What Else is Going On

You may think our life is just about diapers and nap times right now, but you’d be missing two other important focuses of our month of April: Boxes and Numbers. Boxes because we’re actually packing in earnest now. My goal is to get 3 boxes done a day. Yesterday I did 4. Today I did…

FAAQ: Frequently Asked Abi Questions

Q: Are we getting any sleep? A: Yes, but nothing continuous. We all nap in the afternoon. Ben’s suddenly found himself with an earlier bed time so that mommy and daddy can get a break. We make it to bed around 11:00, then are up around 1:00 for an hour and a half to two…

Getting a New Mattress!

I know this isn’t the kind of news you’re coming to the site looking for these days, but its a big deal for us! About a year ago we called the store we bought our mattress from to complain about the giant indentation (butt groove, if you will) in our bed. They sent by a…

The Stars in Her Eyes Light up the Sky

If the pacing of this little movie seems a little strange to you, then I’ve succeeded. The pacing of the experience was equally odd… but still emotional and wonderful. Our daughter is here, and the terror and the joy of that is deafening. This is my little girl… http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-7323755964603110930&hl=en

Earth Hour 2008

Here’s a pretty cool idea. On March 29th, at 8:00pm — your local time — turn out all your lights for one hour. Find something else to do: our favorite activity when the power goes out is to light candles and play board games, but it doesn’t really matter. Last year this was done in…

A Stranger With the Door Key…

So now that Abi is here, the countdown has begun. This is it: the move home is a reality, and it’ll be here fast — just over two weeks, in fact. Our target date for Nic’s move back with the kids is April 12th — the weekend after that if we have to. She’ll have…

Finally… my family is home

We made it. All four of us, back under one roof. Benjamin was initially pretty interested in Abi. He gave her a hug, and rocked her carseat when she started crying. But when Mommy left to feed her, he got really jealous, really fast. We’re just going to be strict with our routine, and make…

What a day!

This is Brooke, probably Nic’s best friend in all of New York. Brooke answered our 2:00am text message this morning, and she and Jason brought our little monster into their home around 3:00am and have taken care of everything since. They have a girl, just a few months younger than Ben, and the two of…

Well That Was Different (with visiting information)

The best piece of advice we got when we got pregnant the first time is that every pregnancy is different. You can read all the books, listen to all the sage wisdom of other mom’s, and memorize all the old wives tales. But the truth is, each experience is unique. This pregnancy certainly was totally…

Abigail Joan Wise

Born March 25, 5:55am. 8lbs 13 oz, 20″ long. Breathing (and crying) normally now. Finally got to meet her mother at 6:45am. If you can’t wait for the Flickr feed to refresh, click on its title to go directly to Flickr and see the pics.