Thursday, June 28, 2007

I wish all babies could be second babies!

My doctor told me while I was in labor that this was her favorite quote from a patient and I now totally subscribe to it too. Everything was easier and shorter this time around: labor, delivery, recovery, breastfeeding, the works. Instead of being totally worried about how to take care of a newborn, I just worried about how to split my time between two kids and how to meet both their needs. So in that way, I guess it's just a different set of worries. But Justin has been a sweet baby (no colic has set in yet-- knock on wood), and Joseph has been very good to Justin and very patient with me as I take care of a newborn's many demands. (I forgot how much they poop!) I am still getting used to saying that I have kids, plural. That sounds so crazy. But I feel so blessed to have another beautiful, healthy boy and to be a new mom again.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

justin arrives!

considering jill is a little unavailable at the moment, the responsibility has fallen to me to post some pictures of the newest member of our family - justin alan jolley. we'll share more later, but the basic stats are that he was born at 12:12 p.m. on wednesday, june 13. he is 7 lbs. 13 oz., and both jill and justin are in great shape and looking forward to seeing you all soon! darren

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Camping Out

We did it. We finally bought a tent. Darren finally had just the right excuse. I hosted a YW sleepover last Friday night at our house and so the boys went out and bought a tent, set it up in the backyard and went camping. They had so much fun in it on Friday night, they invited me to join them on Saturday night. We made smores and watched a movie in the tent. Joseph thought it was so great. Aren't my boys the cutest?