Monday, October 30, 2006

Saturday, October 28, 2006

The Scream

It is not that we are insensitive, but when Caleb let out a blood-curdling scream this evening, both Josh and I had to chuckle. You see, our very brilliant child had a firm grasp on a fistful of his hair and was frantically pulling at it. The more it hurt, the harder he pulled. After a few seconds of laugher, we pried open the tiny vice-grip.

I guess that's the drawback of having an uncoordinated newborn with a head-full of hair.

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Migration Habits of Babies

We are working on a documentary called "The Migration Habits of Babies." As you can see from the photos below, we are making progress on the project. We have now established a definite sideways, slumping, swinging trend among 1-week-old infants.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I Need Thee Every Hour

It's 4 AM and Caleb just fell asleep for the first time tonight. I'm holding my breath and hoping he's actually asleep for real this time.

The hymn that has become my theme song for the night: I Need Thee Every Hour. The more hours one sees in a day, the more meaningful that hymn becomes.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Bath Time

On a scale of 1-10, Bath Time ranks as a ZERO.

Brrrrr. . .

Happy and Clean.

Monday, October 16, 2006


Saturday morning we piled our little family into bed for some snuggle time. Being a couple is awesome. . . being a family is even better!

Sunday, October 15, 2006


Caleb has already started showing signs of being a prankster. This morning, I was cracking up . . . I still not sure if it was at myself or at him, but it was funny, nonetheless!

Caleb's First Joke
1) Caleb makes a face of distress

2) Mommy hears explosion in Caleb's pants

3) Caleb makes a face of bliss

4) Mommy thinks she's smart so she waits a few minutes to be sure the job is finished

5a) Mommy changes Caleb's diaper
5b) Caleb screams

6a) Mommy finishes changing Caleb's diaper and snaps the last button on Caleb's onesie
6b) Caleb makes a face of bliss

7a) Mommy hears explosion in Caleb's pants
7b) Caleb grins

8) Mommy sighs

9a) Mommy changes Caleb's diaper
9b) Caleb screams

10a) Mommy finishes changing Caleb's diaper and snaps the last button on Caleb's onesie
10b) Caleb makes a face of bliss

11a) Mommy hears another explosion in Caleb's pants
11b) Caleb grins

12) Mommy laughs

Friday, October 13, 2006

What has become of me!?

I've turned into one of those doting moms. I know I'm biased but I just can't get over how adorable my son is. I'm a gonner. . .

Count those fingers. . .1, 2, 3, 4, 5-days old

Gram and Grandpa Dalton

Auntie Yvette stopped by for a visit.

So sleepy!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Our first walk

We took Caleb out for his first excursion today-- a walk around the block. Caleb loved it and would have been ready for a few more trips around but Mommy was only up for one time around.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Our Baby Boy!

We welcomed Caleb John into our family just past midnight on October 8th (our one-year anniversary)! He weighed 7 lbs, 11 oz and is 20.5 inches long. Thank you to all of you who have had us in your prayers over the last months. God blessed us with a healthy baby and a smooth delivery. We are so thankful to Him for all He has done and for this miraculous gift.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Full Moon

I was informed by my grandma that it is a full moon today. According to Grandmotherly Wisdom, that means I will be having the baby in the next 24 hours. According to my friend, Yvette, that's not only Grandmotherly Wisdom, but Mexican Wisdom as well. We shall see. I'm neither a Grandmother nor a Mexican so maybe it won't work for me.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Any Day Now. . .

Josh and I went for a check-up with Doctor this morning.

First of all, let me say that I really like my doctor. She is very matter-of-fact and down to earth. I had several questions for her this morning; instead of rushing out of the room, she sat down and talked with Josh and me for at least 10 minutes, answering my questions and going over a few things that I hadn't even thought to ask her about. I appreciate her perspective that childbirth is a normal and natural event, that a woman's body was designed for labor and delivery, and that interventions should only be used in instances of true emergencies. If anyone is looking for an OBGYN in our area, let me know and I'll give you her name.

So. . . according to Doctor, Baby Redin could now come any day! I'm dialated to almost 4cm and am over 60% effaced. The doctor had me make an appointment for next week but said, "I won't be surprised if I see you before then. Your body is definitely gearing up and you may not last the week." Hip hip hooray!

Please keep us in your prayers. We are so excited to meet our little son or daughter. It's hard to believe it could be any day now. . .

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Lord of the Flies

'Tis the season. . . The weather is turning cold and flies are congregating around the doors of our homes, awaiting their chance to seek shelter in the warmth and coziness within.

Yesterday, before bed, I noticed three or four flies had succeeded and had taken up residence in our house. YUCK! I vowed to kill them first thing this morning.

Upon waking this morning, I discovered not three flies, but seven times that number! I have spent the last hour hunting them down. I am proud to say that I have now killed over 20 flies and our house is once again a No-Fly Zone.

All I can say is that I pitty the poor Egyptians who had to live through the Plague of the Flies. What a miserable malady!

Best of luck to you and your fly hunting endeavors this fall.