Monday, October 26, 2009

Vital Stats.

BIRTH - 7 pounds, 5 ounces - 20 inches
2 DAYS - 6 pounds, 11 ounces
1 WEEK - 6 pounds, 9 ounces
2 WEEKS - 7 pounds, 3 ounces
2 MONTHS - 11 pounds, 4 ounces - 22.25 inches
And, as of this afternoon...
4 MONTHS - 17 pounds, 10.5 ounces - 27 inches
That takes him almost off the charts at the doctor's office!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pumpkins, Revisited.

I bought some pumpkins last year and thought I'd have better luck with them. I did roast them, puree them, and eat the puree in yogurt with some spices (yum), but they didn't turn out as flavorful as I'd hoped.
So I've just bought two more (for the same price as six last year - ouch!) and I'm determined that they will turn out better. And that I won't wait a whole year before I document how I use them. Here's hoping!

Global Issues.

I just discovered this site ( and it reminded me of something I heard at a conference recently.

If you have the means to buy a book and the skills to read it, you are privileged.

I need to constantly rethink what I have and how I use it. We're trying to scale back, but sometimes getting rid of things feels like such a production because I want to do it responsibly.
This has become more of a concern since Hueston's birth. As I think through the things I want to teach him as he grows up, I realize more than ever that I need to model them first. Maybe I'll list them here for some measure of accountability. Stay tuned!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Pinnacle.

We have reached it - at least for the moment.
Bedtime: midnight
First wake-up: 6:53 a.m.
I think that counts as, how do you say, SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT.