Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Winter Beauty

Here she is in all her fuzzy glory. Her coat is thicker this year than it's every been before and she's as soft as a teddy bear. Sheeze positively huggable!

Friday, December 18, 2009


Whilst tossing and turning in bed this morning, I think I pinched Madigan's foot. He jumped out of surprise, and then fumbled around for a while (presumably) trying to find a more comfortable position. We're calling this episode of M's life in utero: "the Empire Strikes Back".

Thursday, December 17, 2009

35 Weeks

No one (well, okay, maybe SOMEONE does) really knows when he's going to arrive, but Madigan is approximately 35 weeks along this journey called life. This is his first photo sporting UT(exas) wear.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Val and Bear

My girls - typical day on the job... pensive watch, looking for fairies, "did you say barn?" and cuddle time with Daddi.

33.5 weeks

Monday, December 07, 2009

Got Vitamin D?

In our neck of the woods, winter has moved in and removed all but a few die hard remnants of fall. It is shivery cold, with a damp chill and the cloud cover is enough to make Pollyanna gloomy. All of my 4-legged kiddos are wearing their jackets and George and I have officially donned our scarfs and hats. I'm grateful for the little built-in furnace, but I'm facing the very eminent reality that that is a temporary comfort against the cold as Madigan will make his appearance before we know it (We're somewhere between week 33 and 34 by current estimates).

Current coping mechanisms include:
Cuddling with my bear in front of the fireplace (rated #1 coping mechanism in my book!), baking Christmas cookies, visiting friends in nearby places and talking long into the night, making home-made granola, taking my Vitamin D every day, drinking too much hot decaf Constant Comment tea, listening to Christmas music at work, decorating our mini-Christmas tree, and reading (by the fire, of course). Tonight, when I get home, I'm going to tackle bread baking... I'll post photos of the endeavor, should it succeed! :-)