Friday, April 27, 2007


We are finally home and all is well. Our first night with sweet little Claire went fairly smoothly. We set our alarm several times so that we could wake her to feed her. Claire on the other hand, woke us up a few extra times because she wanted to show us how talented she was at getting out of her swaddle!!

We are absolutely amazed at this precious gift from God and know she was literally PRAYED here. Will update more in the days to come!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Claire Has Arrived!!

Baby Claire joined us today at 6:03pm, she weighed in at 6lbs 14oz and 18 and 1/2 inches long. She is absolutely beautiful and seemed to be very calm. Mom is tired but doing well. Dad is absolutely beaming over his new bundle of joy. No pictures just yet but they will be here soon.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Smokey Smokerson

Sorry I've been a posting slacker. We got the news that our bundle of joy will be coming 3 weeks early, so we've spent every last available moment tying up loose ends in preparation. Don't worry though, once she gets here, I will have plenty of time to blog.

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So here's a question for you, my faithful blog community: Is it okay to give a gift of used baby clothes if you are a smoker?

Don't get me wrong, I love hand-me-down clothes. Especially baby clothes because most times a baby hasn't worn them too much and as long as there are no bizarre stains on them, I am all about it. However, at my most recent shower, an attendee gave me a large gift bag stuffed to the brim with baby clothes her little darling had outgrown. I was very pleased with this gift until I held an item up to view it closer and it smelled like it had just spent the last 3 weeks in the local pub.

Mind you these garments were "freshly" washed before being put in said gift bag, and they STILL reeked of cigarette smoke. That stuff doesn't come out easily friends. Are smokers so numb to the smell of their vice that they don't realize that the stink remains even after a wash? Am I supposed to put those things on my precious little baby? I think not.

The offending bag-o-clothes currently sits in my garage until I can decide what to do with its contents. I don't want to give them to someone else. I even feel a little bad about donating them to Goodwill. I will probably choose the latter.