Saturday, November 3, 2012


One of the scariest and also most fun things about Robbie is that he appears to be totally fearless.  Combine that with starting to listen to directions, but not quite being able to walk, and he ends up frustrated more lately than we've seen in the past.

School has done a great job of teaching "sit down" when he's about to do something he shouldn't.  And they don't let him kamikaze head first down slides at the playground.

But Mom does.

He's at a fun age, and it is awesome to see him learning how to do things and use reason and rational thought in trying to figure things out.

Hopefully we teach him how to be fearless in life, but also to not take unnecessary risks. 

I think that is a great measure of success in raising a boy (or girl).

Friday, November 2, 2012


It looks like Newtess aka BE2 is going to be a biggun.

With the hurricane closing everything in DC on Monday and Tuesday, I was able to get my appointment and ultrasound rescheduled for early Wednesday morning. 

My doc wanted to do a growth ultrasound because she thought I might be measuring a little big.  Last time they thought that also, but the growth ultrasound two days before I delivered was only 2 ozs off Robbie's weight.

Well this one?  She's gonna be a biggun if she makes it full term.

Newtess is already measuring 7 lbs, 6 oz, which is just two ounces shy of what Robbie was born weighing.  I was 35 weeks on Wednesday, and babies can gain anywhere from 1/2 lb to a 1 lb a week for the last 4-5 weeks of pregnancy.  A 9 lber I can do.  Much more than that, she'll be bigger than Robster was at his three month appointment!

At the end of the day though, she's still coming via c-section, so size doesn't really matter.

I actually felt better when I heard she was a little bigger because I've been having more contractions and just have a feeling she's going to make her debut before December 3rd.  (Why?  Because it would be terribly inconvenient and mess with all our best laid out plans, and that's just how it works for us).

So here's to a healthy baby somewhere between 7.5 and 11 pounds!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Robbie Raccoon

Robbie trick or treated at school today and then again at the homes of two great friends in Brookland this evening.  All in all a successful day!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Doggone It

Conversations in our household tonight:

Me:  "It's not a big deal, every kid eats dog food at some point in their life"

Him:  "Um.  No, they don't."

Yea.  So that happened.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Parties

How hurricane/snow day parties have changed with children.

A snow day with Jay, AK and Tmo is one of my favorite DC memories.  We hit the liquor store, bought out the pizza rolls and Doritos in the tri-state area, wore our jammies, played the Wii and hunkered down for as long as needed for the storm to pass.

Today?  A hurricane party looks a little different.

Do I miss those other days?  Sure.

But you can't beat a buffet of goldfish, wine, Halloween candy and sippy cups.

Grateful for the community of moms and dads in the neighborhood who have helped us to weather the literal and figurative storms of the last 14 months.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hurricane & other happenings

We have battened down the hatches here at Casa de Edwards for the storm of the century, frankenstorm and any other number of other names for Sandy.  Gutters are clear, stuff is off the floor in the basement and batteries have been bought.  Now it is up the the Almighty - may he protect us all.

So the tale of the day - as all who know me can attest I have been known, on occasion, to misplace things.  Keys are the usual item and nothing frustrates me more.  This afternoon, instead of keys it was my wallet.  The wallet was no where to be found.  We spent an hour looking all over for it.  We looked every place it could be and even in some places it could not.  Then Susann said something that clued us in on the mystery - "Maybe Robbie moved it."  Now Robbie and I had a small disagreement earlier in the day about going into the TV stand where we keep the dvds.  Robbie LOVES to take them ALL out.  So he was doing everything he could to get in there and I finally got a rubber band to tie it off - yes I know great parenting. Little did I know that Robbie had the last laugh - he was taking the dvds out but what I did not see was that he put my wallet IN the TV stand.  Score 1 for the lad.