Amazing how a few months can fly, ain't it? If it's any consolation, I've been unbelievably busy. Add that to my increasing ambivalence about continuing to write here and ninety days goes by unremarked upon. But, I'm upset that I've left this thing languish, this running commentary on my life now has a significant puddle, and I'm going to try to make it up. Plus, I think my vocabulary is declining by the day, and it's scaring me.
So, the most significant event by far has been the arrival of our new and most precious daughter, whom we've named Eve. She arrived as the tiniest of tiny babies (ok, not really, but to me she was minuscule) at just six pounds, and has been nothing but a delight ever since. It appears that we once again lucked out with a mellow and charming baby. She's smiling and beginning to laugh now, which is such a relief, I was starting to think she was a permanently stoic little thing. I'm still working on the birth story, and I'll post it, or a mercifully abridged version of it, here when I'm done.
The other stuff is just a mishmash of coping with new siblings (Poopies is doing really well with all of it, though his poor over-sucked thumbs may never recover), a seemingly endless stream of customers (we're very busy, and so very tired and looking forward to September), visits from relatives (thank god for the help, particularly since our babysitter was MIA in Germany for the first six weeks) and general readjusting to our new expanded family unit. I was frankly overwhelmed with it all for the first couple of weeks, but I'm doing better now. My only wish is that Eve had arrived when we weren't busy, so we could spend a few quiet weeks all getting to know each other. Instead, it feels like we're doing it in daily five minute increments.
So that's it for now, just stopping in to say hi and how are you. Time to head out and work in the heat and humidity. I hate August.