Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Goodnight Song

lay your troubles at evening’s door
calm your mind and worry no more
the sun is sinking and the shadows are long
it’s just you and me singing our goodnight song

we did so much it was a busy day
tomorrow again we will laugh and play
but now the sun is sinking and the shadows are long
and it’s just you and me singing our goodnight song

all over the world children lay down their heads
on soft blankets in comfy beds
‘cause the sun is sinking and the shadows are long
it’s just you and me singing our goodnight song

calm those busy legs babe
they’ve got so far to go
but not tonight, babe
not tonight

still those flailing arms babe
they’ve got so much to do
but not tonight babe
not tonight

put a smile on those soft lips
they’ve got so much to say
but not tonight babe
not tonight

close those beautiful eyes
they’ve got so much to see
but not tonight babe
not tonight

you are loved I hope you always know
whatever you do, wherever you go
when the sun is sinking and the shadows are long
just think of you and me singing our goodnight song


(I've been singing this song to Joseph at bedtime for months. He likes it and sometimes sings along. However it doesn't make him go to sleep. Right now he is screaming, screaming, screaming . . .Also, I know I need to be a little more creative with my titles!)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A whole lot of pics . . .

Here are some of my favorites from August, September, and eary October. They are the same as ones as have posted at other sites--I just wanted to put a few here as well. For all of them, with captions, go to http://www.yorkphoto.com/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=176015860/a=92522627_92522627/t_=92522627

Another post to come soon . . .






























Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Joseph gaining autonomy . . .



Joseph has now ingested something besides breast milk (and medicine). We finally started solid foods about 2 weeks ago (so Joseph was 4 1/2 months at the time). On September 26th Joseph had rice cereal (mixed with breast milk) for the first time. It was much less of a big deal for him than it was for me. Brad has been trying for months to get me to give him some food and he was right that Joseph would enjoy it. My big little man seemed very interested in the new experience and ate more than I thought he would. This past Sunday he had sweet potatoes for the first time (again at Brad's prodding) and he also seemed to enjoy these. However, neither food has so far made him sleep anymore at night as many suggested it might and as would be much appreciated. Actually, they seem to make him a bit gassy (and he is already a very gassy guy; lots in common with his dad). It’s kind of funny, but it really feels like Joseph is getting all grown-up and independent. I guess it makes sense since starting food is really the first step in weaning—a word that makes me cringe. But I have to remember that being a parent is really all about helping Joseph become his own, independent, person and getting food from a source other than mom is part of that process!


Also, big news: SOMEOME BESIDES MOM CHANGED A DIAPER!! The day before Joseph turned 5 months Debbie, Brad's mom, babysat and changed a diaper. Since Brad refuses to take part in this exciting aspect of Joseph care she was the first person other than I (since his time in the NICU that is) to have this particular privledge.

I hope everyone is doing well. Happy fall!