Friday, June 27, 2008

Sakes Alive!

It's hard to baby boy is 5. How has the time passed so quickly? He's been in Nevada longer than he was in California. Right about now, Rob and I were giving Irene kisses and heading down to the OR - Irene and Mom were upstairs at the hospital. Pat and Bob had arrived just before I was wheeled down. at 8:44, Rhys was born. Apparently, when Dr Spivak made the first incision, Rhys popped his hand right out and waved (of course, at that point, the only person who knew it was Rhys and not Grace was Le Ann)! Another interesting thing was that his head was firmly underneath one of my ribs, so at one point, I heard my midwife, Le Ann, saying we might need a vacuum! That's not something one expects when having a c-section. Soon after she said that, they were able to get him out from under the rib. His eye was red from that. It was a rough several weeks - jaundice, not latching correctly, biliblanket, learning how to divide time between two kids. And, of course, it was all worth it!

What a joy he is. I really can't believe he's five already. The time really goes quickly with the first child - but once thing 2 is in the mix, the time ZOOOOOOOOOMS! He's so excited to be 5. He's starting kindergarten in August and is THRILLED! There are so many things he's sure he'll be able to do now that he's five. Including breathing underwater - heh heh.

Okay - i'll come back and add the friday fill ins b/c they will work pretty well with this.

I need to get Irene to Girl Scout Day Camp (her last day) and then Rhys and I are going to figure out what time WALL-E is playing at the theater. And for tonight, Straw Hat pizza (they have an arcade - which makes it better than Black Rock if you're a kid).

and we're back with the Friday Fill-In!

1. Birthdays are so exciting when they are yours, your friends, and most of your families, but when it's your children's birthday, while they are fun and happy, they are also a bit sentimental and poignant (i can't think of the word i want...if i figure it out, i'll come back and edit bittersweet is the word I think I wanted).

2. Autumn is my favorite season because it's when I got married, it has a special kind of smell and feel that just makes me happy. Spring is a close second

3. I feel my best when (so many thoughts...when i'm 30 pounds lighter? when my house is clean?) I'm with my family and everything is going right - when we're being good to each other.

4. Chocolate - mmm - I mean Cheesecake from the Olema Inn - er - no, Ken Renzie's Spaghetti is my favorite food!

5. First impressions are important, but you shouldn't JUST use first impressions when forming judgments/ideas of another person. Everyone has an off day.

6. The best piece of advice I ever received was mamas and daddies parent differently. It's not a bad thing, it's a good thing.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to enjoying the day with my birthday boy, tomorrow my plans include creating a Star Wars party for the boychild and Sunday, I want to have woken up to the fairies magically having packed up our car so that we're ready for our road trip to Texas!


Deirdre said...


:-D eirdre

YellowRose said...

We have a birthday in our house too!

If you figure out how to get the faeries to come do work during the night, please share!

Bellezza said...

It's nice to meet a fellow teacher. And I'm with you on not being able to define ONE food group/place. Have a good weekend!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet little boy!

Thanks for playing, enjoy your weekend :-)

Sindie said...

Happy birthday Rhys!

Children's birthdays are such fun. I, like you, always try and make them special in our house. It's what memories are built on. Rhys will remember when he was five and thought he could breath under water!

Love Sindie (Fiber Pirates) XXXXX

Adrienne said...

I don't think my first comment went through...
Holy Moly I can't believe Rhys is FIVE already!! Seems like it has only been a year or two since you were pregnant with him. Time is flying for me -getting older will do that to a person :-)

Happy (belated) Brithday to dear Rhys.

Lots of love to all of you,

Jennie said...

Oh Happy Birthday Rhys...hope you had a good celebration! Cute picture montage. :)