Saturday, June 18, 2011


Because Shawn's blogging day is Sunday, I get to wish him a Happy Father's Day a little bit early.

Our number one family rule is.... "no matter what, we are on the same team."

One or the other of us may not always be right.  We may not be the smartest or the richest or the most compassionate.  But at the end of the day, we are always on the same team.

There's not another person I'd rather have as my teammate in life... and in parenting.

I have no doubt that Shawn will be an amazing father, and I'm looking forward to the next chapter in Team Edwards.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Tough Week

I've had better days than the last 10.

Starting last Tuesday, we haven't had a lick of hot water. 

Showering in the cold water one day... tolerable.

Two days... a little annoying.

Day ten.  Punishment.

When I got out of the shower this morning, Shawn said "Was it that bad?"

My response:  "My tears kept me warm."

And finally, this evening.   Hot water.  Fixed water heater.

Sweet relief.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Welcome to the World Garvin Alces Miller

Shawn and I are delighted to welcome our newest nephew, Garvin (aka Moose), to the world.

Congratulations to Matt, Erin, Baikal and Rybolt... Baby E can't wait to raise the ruckus with you.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

An Unsupervised Trip

Lesson learned on Saturday:  Never send a pregnant woman alone to Costco.  Much less a hungry pregnant woman who is trying to avoid the grocery store for a week.

What do you come out of when you are pregs with your husband's credit card in Costco?
  • Flank steak
  • Edamame
  • Spinach artichoke dip
  • Chicken sausage (25 pack)
  • A pineapple
  • A whole cheesecake
  • A supersized container of honey
  • An 800-pack of Tums
  • And a case of beer (for Shawn)
It could've been worse... right?

Monday, June 13, 2011


Early pregnancy losses or misses are something not many people talk about.

A New York Times article a few years ago found that over 30% of pregnancies end in loss.

Often the woman doesn't even know she's pregnant... just thinks things are running a little late that month.

Chromosomal abnormalities are found in more than half of embryos miscarried in the first tri.

Think of that number.  30%.

You know quite a few people who have gone through this.

They probably haven't talked about it.

They may never talk about it.

But they are out there.  And need your sensitivity and caring.

And sometimes your verbal editing.

And they don't want to know how easy it was for you to get pregs.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Two steps forward one step back

Steps forward:
Got lots done this weekend.  The nursery is painted.  Hope to finish painting our bedroom this coming weekend.

The other task completed was going car shopping.  We have narrowed it done to two:  Outback and the Explorer.  The Outback is less expensive and gets better mileage while Explorer has more room and cool technology. We will be making a choice in the next six weeks or so.
Steps back:
The drama of the weekend was the failure of the repairman to come to fix our hot water heater.  Of course it was to late to call anybody else on Saturday.  I was somewhat frustrated to say the least.  We have someone coming Monday - hopefully they will show up.  I believe I can speak for my wife when I say cold showers are NOT fun.

Lots to do.