Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart…

Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker. ~Author Unknown

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Yep, I think it’s safe to say I am in love. Cupid, take your arrows elsewhere, as I have all the Valentine’s I need.

You didn’t think I would forget my two favorite, funny, furry Valentines??

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CGMan has always enjoyed Robert Fulghum. This quote about sums it up for me and all the loves in my life:

We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love.

I hope you all have a wonderful, weird, loveable Valentine’s Day with those who make your heart smile.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wordless Wednesday…the Baby Edition. Duh.

On Sunday, there was a little of this…

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and some of this…

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just bean bags and H-O-R-S-E, not full on one-on-one. Calm down.

…before we headed out to watch the Super Bowl game and eat some hot wings.

About 3 in the morning on Monday, it was time.

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Who loves her epidural?

MJ and his mom played hangman, using hospital words, while the Girl and I compared notes and texted all our peeps.

The Lil Prince texted us back to tell us he was happy his cousin was on the way…

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Hurry, lil girl!!

Then, a short (depending on who you’re asking) 8 hours later, the Lil Princess made her arrival…

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Mom and Dad did great! They are a good team. I’m honored that I got to help bring this little girl into the world. It was the most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed.

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Then it was time to go home…

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  Hey. You’re not my mom.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for the Lil Prince and Princess’s first play date!!
Nana may explode from the sheer happiness.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Between the wish and the thing lies the waiting…

Here we are again. Waiting.

I tell you, the last few days of these pregnancies have been enough to snap the last string of my sanity. Here I am again, waiting for the birth of a grandbaby. Only this time, I’m right here. I don’t know which is worse, being on the other side of the country waiting for the phone to ring, or sitting here, watching the Girl’s every move, trying not to ask, yet again, if she’s okay.

The grandgirl is not due until Wednesday. All of us, especially the Girl, are ready now. The Girl has been working through the list of things to do while you wait. We’ve had pedicures, hairdos, and massages. We’ve been shopping, we have redecorated the guest room and we’ve finished the nursery. The car seat is in the car and the bags are packed for the hospital.

She has also tried several things on the list of things to do to make the baby come now. She’s been sitting on her exercise ball, painted a room, gone for a bumpy car ride (that only made her have to pee) and walked around the neighborhood. She has tried eating spicy foods, as well as pineapple, but stopped short of the castor oil smoothie (eewww!). There are a couple other pieces of advice, like sex, but I haven’t asked her about that. Today, we are going to try scare the baby out of her. We are going to the opening of The Woman in Black. Although, that may backfire and baby will never want to come out!

We are now facing this reality: the grandgirl will get here when she decides to get here.

I have put my bet on Sunday, as in Super Bowl Sunday. What dad wouldn’t want his kid born on Super Bowl Sunday? Since MJ’s team isn’t in the Super Bowl, I think that would be a perfect day to have a baby.

Dig out your best birthing wishes and send them this way so we can get this show on the road. Oh, and also send some healing thoughts to the Girl because she just caught a nasty cold. Nana’s chicken noodle soup, coming up!