Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Weekend With Nanny!

We had a very special guest this past weekend! Jay's mom came all the way from Massachusetts to meet The Frog and help out around the house. We now have leftovers for the week and 3 of her amazing pies (two in the freezer) to show for her visit! She even toted Macintosh apples all the way from home to make sure we had her best pie. Thanks Nanny!

Other than that, we have had very little excitement around here.  Our neighbors are still stopping by with gifts and food and we just can't believe how thoughtful and generous our neighborhood is.  They are surely making our "baby adjustment" much easier.

Our garden is really flourishing now.  We have tons of tomatoes in several varieties and we have soooooo many pears we don't know what to do with them all!  So far we have 12 bottles of pears (and will do 12 more- thanks mom!), pear honey, apple-pear sauce (we have an apple tree as well) ad several large sheets of pear leather.  Perhaps I should look into getting a food dehydrator...  

Any pear recipes (especially ones that freeze well) that anyone would like to share would be fantastic right about now... OR feel free to stop by and take a few (or a lot) home with you. :)

The Frog is a greeaat sleeper during the day (notice the button impression on his cheek from leaning on me- this kid can fall asleep in almost any position, as long as he's being held.)  but hasn't been sleeping as well at night (and therefore neither have I) and so we finally decided to give in and let him sleep in the "big bed" with me.  Man, what an improvement!  I still feel like I could sleep at a moment's notice, but I don't feel grumpy today, and I can cover the huge bags under my eyes with makeup again!  I think The Frog slept much better too because he was awake for a four-hour stretch this morning!!  Perhaps it was to commemorate his third week of life and the last day of September.  Man, I can't believe how the time flies!

6 comments:

emily said...

Libby! You are a mommy! Holy cow. A big, fat congratulations. I hope sleep is soon in coming.

Kirsta and Morian said...

congrats on your little guy! i'm jealous, he came when my little guy was s'posed to come! but that's okay! in some of your pictures he looks a lot like Devin (our baby) and we even call him a little froggy sometimes b/c of how he positions his legs! funny!

Mel said...

I'm a little surprised you went as long as you did with Little Guy all the way across the hall. Can't believe he's almost a month old! He's getting so big!

What A Fantastic Fam said...

You are such a great mom! You can buy little pack n' plays that work great for them to sleep in right next to you. Having them in the same bed as me scared me, but I loved the pack n play because I could still lay in bed and get them out to feed them at night.

AngelaMuir said...

Hey Lib,
so excited you are such a great mom, and that story about jays shirt is a riot!! i was reading this and wondering if you have the book called "on being baby wise" by ezzo. i just bought it for a baby shower for someone on my sister-in-laws request. she says it has lots of wonderful tips specifically about sleeping habits. love you guys!
-Angela

MommaMcCarthy said...

i keep hearing a lot of great things about it, guess i should go check it out at the library, no?