Monday, June 14, 2010

Carter has arrived!!!

Carter made his debut on Friday June 11th, 2010 at 3:10 pm after being 1 week late, a long induction and 2 hours of pushing. He is so adorable with his chubby cheeks and double chin. I am relieved to report everyone is healthy and happy. My sister Renee did an amazing job. I feel so blessed to have been able to witness Carter's birth. I have seen so many births during my career but each and every one still gets me emotional. It is an amazing event to witness regardless if you know them or not. It is a zillion times more amazing when it is your nephew being born. Congrats to Cody and Renee. Job well done!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Guess what we did today?

Notice anything?

Lily got her ears pierced! She has been talking about earrings and asking for them for some time now. We were at the mall today to meet my very pregnant sister for lunch (due last Saturday) and as we walked by the ear piercing booth Lily saw the earrings. That was it. Spur of the moment piercing. I forewarned her as best as I could about the simultaneous "pinch" to her earlobes. She cried briefly, 30 seconds. The lady said the word lollipop and Lily stopped crying instantly and she was all smiles. She is so proud of her new jewels. She likes to call them her "diamonds".

It's funny how young ear piercing brings out very strong opinions in people. Some feel it is the beginning of outlandish behavior. Me, well I just think you have to pick your battles. As far as the outlandish behavior, well I think that doesn't have anything to do with earrings.