Friday, January 16, 2004

We had our ultrasound appointment today for our second little one, and while little Alex was squirming away and being a crazy little contortionist, my wife was busy trying not to pee all over the office because she had loaded up on liquids before the appointment, per doctors orders. Admittedly, this second ultrasound didn't have the profoundness of the first, but it was still pretty special to have the radiologist point out the little peanut shaped being with a beating heart. Our new little one is eight weeks and 2 days old, and that's prebirth of course.

Never did understand the counting of weeks and months into the pregnancy and then again after birth. Kinda confusing if you ask me.

But anyway, the little one hasn't even developed arms or legs yet, just a little "tadpole" with "nubbins" for limbs. When we first met Alex, he was 11 or 12 weeks into the pregnancy, and quite a bit of physical development had already taken place. But this new little one was too young to tell a whole lot, just that there was a beating heart in a very warm place. Not averting to my wife's full bladder, of course.

Now my wife and I do think it's too soon to have another, having just gone through labor not that long ago. But I think that I have been really affected by the second pregnancy, having all these thoughts about my future and having to deal with some of my aspirations that are now in question. My wife sees this and it breaks her heart, and she's not feeling really happy for me - despite my reassurances that it will all turn out fine. Of course, it will all turn out fine - because my wife and I will see to it that it happens that way. I'm glad I married my wife because this road ahead is going to be filled with a lot of challenges and it's going to just suck every now and then, but I know my best friend in the world, who also happens to be my significant other, is the best partner to take along on this path of parenthood.

Hmm. Am losing my train of thought, so I'd better go to bed. Boy, I get tired so easily now. Must be the age.

Monday, January 12, 2004

Picture Time!

Because there are a lot of times when I have absolutely nothing to say because I'm too busy or have too many babies in my arm, so I just want these pictures to help me vocalize the going ons in my life. I skipped Imagestation this time round because sometimes, we all need some instant gratification! Onward!

This is something that Alex is starting to do a lot, just grabbing things and trying to devour it by gumming it to death. Here he demonstrates on an earring from Hot Topic.

Last week when it snowed like a mother, we took a walk at night during the crazy snowfall. It looked like this. A whiteout.

I like this photo a lot because of the comedic value. My brother was taking a picture of my wife and I holding Alex, and my sister in law and mother are doing all kinds of jumping and shouting to get his attention. I took the advantage and preserved their wackiness on my camera.

This is Alex, pretending to be like the Daddy. He's surfing for bikini babes!

Another snow picture, somehow putting your milk in snow is symbolic of something. Like how deep the snow is. Hey, ice cream!

This is a funny one when we told Maralise that we were expecting another one. Her expression was the best one so far, in part because that expression was frozen for so long.

For the three days of snow, Alex didn't really get to go out and eat some of it, because it was just too cold for little boys without hair. So, he got close to the window and that was it.

There was a sprinkling of snow a week before, but it didn't stick really. But I like his intense look of love. Ladies man!

This was my street during the snow. No traction whatsoever.


I like this picture. I like having long arms to do these self portraits. We're all looking perfectly happy in it too.

My wife walking down the driveway. She's got no footprints because she fell in the snow and banged up her knee, so she's been gimping around.

A Christmas picture outtake.

Little guy looks so festive. Like a little truffle!

Okay, that's it! More words later. Just needed some color for a while.