Friday, December 9, 2011

That Kind of Day

The baby spit up in my shoes.

I didn't realize it until I put them on.

That kind of day.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

We're Southern, Ya'll

So, our blog is named Palmetto Baby.

We both claim South Carolina as home, even if we live in DC for now.

We were lucky enough to have a "Sip and See" thrown for us in Marion since we couldn't travel there for a baby shower.

Our baby owns a couple smocked outfits, and lots of hand-stitched ones...  and even some "shortalls"

What else do we need to ensure this baby gets his Southern bonafides?

Introduce him early to college football?  (check)

First food as grits?

Buy something seersucker?

Dress him in stadium pants?  And very manly pinks and greens?

Discuss.  We're Southern, ya'll.

*Disclaimer, I was totes born in Connecticut.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Freshman Year

So, I think the brunch was a success. 

At last count, we had 15+ babies, plus most of their Moms and Dads.

I think for the Dads it was a snapshot into "holy schizz, this is my life now" and "oh, thank god other babies spit up too"  and for the Moms it was a great way to introduce some of the new friends and babies who have helped us through the months of maternity leave.

I think I said once that being a new mom is like being a freshman in college.  You all show up knowing no one.  You know your roommate (aka, the baby), and spend the first few weeks asking people to go to the dining hall with you so you don't have to go alone.

If you are shy, like me, you just suck it up.  Even when you tremble with anxiety.  This is your life now.

Along the way, you find some true friends, or ones with true friend potential... and others that are just as nice, but you know you won't stay close when you move out of the dorm in the next year.

I'm moving out of the dorm in three weeks.  Work.  It's coming.

I hope I still have someone to go to the dining hall with.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Back online

I know, I know I have not blogged for awhile.  Guilty as charged.  We had a great trip to SC and GA for Thanksgiving. 

On the Sunday after Thanksgiving Susann and I had the honor of being asked to stand as our nephew's, Garvin, Godparents.  Garvin is a great little boy and we look forward to supporting his development as a Christian.


I interrupt this regularly scheduled blog to  . . . .

inform you that Robbie just got his Mom good - I will leave it to her to tell how she got gotten.

We had the new Mommy's of Brookland over this morning for a Christmas drop in and as usual Susann was the hostess with the mostess.  It was great to see how many young kids and couples are in the area.  We are in the process of making some lasting friends.