Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Giving birth to a giant
So, I realize that Eli is a big kid. He's 7 1/2 months old, weighs 23.2 lbs., and a little over 30 inches long. Yes. A giant. Now, there really isn't anything wrong with that, it's just that people have expectations of kids that look like they are 10 years old (kidding). We are definitely into the well meaning stranger world of "is he walking" "does he talk yet" "can he eat this chip" "shouldn't he be crawling by now" "can he wave, no?, shouldn't he be able to wave by now"
The answer to all of those questions is NO. or I don't know.
For all of my friends and family that ask questions, bring them on! I know that all of my friends and family love me and love Eli and are just wanting to know to keep up with us. But to the random people on the street that entice you in by saying "oh what a cute baby!" and then jab you with their seemingly harmless questions but followed by their looks of horror when your answer is no, could you please give me a break? can you tell I've had a lot of that lately? :)
I finally got to see my sweet friend Anna from college. I missed her wedding and still hate that I couldn't have been there due to getting sick and a doctor telling me I was contagious and they don't want me at the wedding... haha... so, I didn't go. But, she and her husband came in town and we met them at Cheddar's for lunch! Her husband Ryan is just SO nice and absolutely perfect for Anna. I love seeing friends! We got into a fight with the lighting in Cheddar's. Anna won and I lost. haha...
So I've been really trying to work on my selfishness/pride/ego lately. I have this overwhelming sense that I can do everything for Eli better than everyone else and truly, it's disgusting. Leave it to God to continue to bless our family even when I think I am almighty and to use His gifts to knock me to the ground. He gives so much to us and humbles me and makes me step way back to see that my selfishness/pride/ego has got to go. I've moved from "I need to work on that" to actually working on it, which is always a good thing. :)
I'm pretty sure I've mentioned that Wes is in a band, Jeff Johnson. We recently got some news that literally makes us want to cry (in a good way) and would just be another huge blessing in our lives. When we find out that it is for sure, I'll let you know.
In other news, I am SO excited about this upcoming school year! I feel no stress, no tension, no worries, and no sorrow for going back to work. I got my schedule and I'll be teaching AP Psychology from 9:00-11:32 (which is 3 classes) and then I'll be on conference from 11:32-12:32 and then I GO HOME! Can you believe that?? wow. I still can't stop smiling every time I think about it. And with Wes probably traveling more and more this year, that just makes things for our family a lot easier.
Ok- I have to go to Ethics class. I've been reading, outlining, and making note cards on one chapter each day up until the test (next Tuesday). remember... I seriously MUST make a 100 on my tests! yikes! I'll leave you with one more picture of the sleeping giant. (World War II reference anyone?)