Thursday, September 02, 2010

Ketchup

Ketchup? Yeah, I should probably just say catch-up, but ketchup is more fun. Isn't ketchup a weird word?

My sister had her baby! James Michael arrived Tuesday evening weighing 5lbs 15oz. He had some breathing issues and was in the NICU (still is actually) but he's doing GREAT now and is off of oxygen and may get to go home in a couple of days! I'm going to see him in about three weeks and am super duper excited! He is C-U-T-E. And I rarely say that about newborns.

It is REALLY starting to feel like fall here. We've had extremely chilly mornings for a couple of weeks now, and our high temp today is supposed to be 70! I love it. John usually takes our middle-schoolers to school each morning but today I volunteered to drive them so that I could swing by Starbucks. There's just something about forty-five degree mornings that screams pumpkin spice latte! It was delicious.

Despite downing copious amounts of Emergen-C, I finally succumbed to the cold that has been pestering me. Yuck. I'm hoping it's short-lived. I went to bed at 8:45pm last night and I never do that. I have some time at home this morning and was actually excited about getting caught up on some stuff around here but it's hard to get motivated to do anything when you feel terrible. Blech. I'm hoping to squeeze in a nap later. Or sooner. Sooner sounds much better than later.

I am so happy to report that I've been walking and hiking for a few weeks now and am finally pain-free! I do have a little bit of pain if I forget to stretch really well after working out, which is huge motivation to not forget! I am sooooooooooo grateful to be on this side of my injury.

13 comments:

Lauren said...

YAY!! So happy for your sister and congrats Aunt!!! Okay, you say you don’t typically say that about newborns, but I’m thinking your own kids were the exception, right? HA!

Carpool Queen said...

Is it pumpkin spiced latte time already? I think our temps are too hot still.

(And I think I've left weather related comments two days in a row. Just call me Mamaw.)

Sami said...

I'm so glad you mentioned the pumpkin spice! I forgot that it's time. Yay!!

Melissa Stover said...

i love taking pictures of newborns. they are so much fun and it gets me that baby fix i'm always wanting.

i've gotten a cold too. i woke up this morning and could only croak out happy birthday to my son.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Not feeling fall-ish at all here. We've been around 90 all week. That's CRAZY for this time of the year in New England! Once the hurricane blows by this weekend our temps should start dropping back to normal. I'm ready for it!

adrienne said...

pumpkin spice lattes are my fave!! although i'm trying to ween myself off flavored creamers...someone told me to try trader joe's vanilla soy milk. have you tried this?

Mama Voss said...

We are almost ready for pumpkin spice lattes! It's getting close in the pacific nw :)

Amber said...

So excited about the new baby!! Can't wait to see pictures, Auntie Mer!!

Christy said...

Hope your cold gets better soon. I've had a sinus infection-it's been no fun either.

Congratulations on your new nephew!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

UGH I had that cold, too. I think I'm over it, hooray!

And thank you for letting me know that pumpkin lattes are back! YAY!!!

His Girl said...

congrats on the new family addition, jealous of your temperatures, currently c-loading as I type, yay for naps, and HIP, HIP, HOORAY for the return of your hiking mojo!

hooty hoo, friend.

dawn said...

Congrats, Auntie! so glad your nephew is doing OK...and just wait til you get your hands on that little guy. I was just holding my one month old niece this morning...and oh my, i could eat her up! It's fun to be an aunt.

And by the way, Emergen-c is flowing over here too.

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Congrats to your sister! That is so fun! I can't wait for my sisters to have kids! And, so glad you are walking & hiking pain free!