-1-We survived our first 24 hours flying solo! Isaac was skeptical at first, but he decided he'd keep us.
-2-Yesterday, before discharge, one of the NICU nurses told me I was looking younger than when Isaac was first born. I'll take it.
-3-I posted the little guy's birth story yesterday, and linked to Grace, natch. Two months later is the perfect time, right? After getting it all posted I realized that the day he came home was exactly 100 days from when I was admitted. Just over 25% of a year. Now that's a nice round number.
Isaac is not impressed with the lighting options in his new home. Or he's tired of the camera phone already. Hint, hint Mark
-6-Our artificial Christmas tree bit the dust last year. What's the point of a pre-lit that won't light up? We'll go the artificial route again, but are waiting to take advantage of after-Christmas clearance sales. Of course, we can't not have a tree this year, it being Isaac's first Christmas and all. Any takers on giving this novice a crash course in Real Christmas Tree 101: on the selection, purchasing, and care of all natural Christmas trees?
I went to the grocery store today to stock up on essentials: like this chocolate bar I found that has hickory smoked almonds and sea salt. Like I said, essentials. Anyway, a tamale company was offering samples, because Texas, and the sweet little old lady running the show asked if I was ready for Christmas. I explained a little bit about how special this holiday season will be for us. She was so moved, she gave me a hug and a package of free tamales. A hug and free tamales--if that doesn't say Christmas spirit, I don't know what does.
For more quick takes, go visit Jen, a fellow Texan who would also like to find more spare time this Christmas season.