Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Here We Go! (In More Ways Than One)

1. Nervous energy is redirected into stocking daughter's freezer. Two loaves of cranberry bread, two chicken pot pies and two pans of baked spaghetti. I doubled everything.
2. Jonathan has entered this world weighing 9 pounds 13 ounces. Poor son-in-law, I kept having him repeat that weight to me over the phone. Then I said, "You're kidding me, right?"
( Daniel does not kid. +  He and Claire (5' 4") are neither tall nor large. = It was hard for me to comprehend.)
3. Mari and I are on our own! I see so much of her mother in her that it readily brings back those days when I was much younger with little ones of my own. When I ask her questions like, "Do you want to go potty?", or "Should we put this barrette in your hair?" she answers, "No thanks."
4. The elections matter to me. But, after today's personal events, I see it in a different perspective. I go to bed without knowing the results, yet having great peace.


  1. oh, i am so happy for you, leonora. my sincerest congratulations! that's funny about you being in disbelief about his weight. what a huge baby! our little guy was just under six pounds but he gained weight fast.

    yes, doesn't it seem like yesterday when we had little ones of our own?

    i was pleased with the election results (but i didn't stay up either), but i agree—being with family and being blessed with a new baby is more important than what is going on beyond the privacy of our personal worlds.

  2. Congratulations to you and your entire family on Jonathan's arrival. How wonderful to be celebrating the holiday season with this newest family member. We also did not stay up late to see the election results, but I did arise early to hear them while exercising.

  3. Congratulations! They'll have a girl and a boy, which seems so fun to me.
    He's a big guy - won't it be fun to watch him grow?

    I didn't stay up for the election results either, figuring the outcome would be the same no matter what.

  4. Oh, Congratulations! So happy for you and your family.