Thursday, May 22, 2008

two weeks

Happy Two Week Birthday Addison Davy

I don't know that I expected to feel this way at 2 weeks. Two weeks with a daughter. Two weeks not working. Two weeks of fitful sleep. Its a strange mix of exhilaration and wonder and exhaustion. Beauty and surprise. Its "I can't believe she belongs to me." My days are full of feedings, diapers, naps, diapers, feedings, kisses upon kisses. I wonder now how I used to live. She's perfect. I tell her that and she smiles knowingly at me. (we pretend that she smiles cause she means to)

You've done well, Addie Ann. You've single-mittened-handedly made us all fall chronically in love with you.

Monday, May 19, 2008

No memory

Today is our first day "flying solo." Addison and I have been hanging out today in the quiet house as Ben is at work again, Jay and Liz are very far away, and Mom went home to Norfolk on Saturday. We have been chilling. We took a walk to the local grocery store and bought coffee, watered the newly planted flowers in the yard, took a nap, visited with some friends that stopped by this afternoon. For the most part it has been great. . . except that Addie is cranky today. I think she misses everybody. I don't think she knows how cool I am to be around yet. And I think she has no memory. Just ponder this one - I would get cranky too if every time I was hungry I thought I was going to starve to death. I would be easily upset if I thought my poopy diaper was only going to increase in its poopiness. And I might not be consolable if I couldn't remember soft hands cleaning, soothing, patting away this overshadowing unhappy. So she kicks her pudgy feet and thrashes around with her mittened hands and gets 3 shades darker instantly. And since she is temporarily myopic, she can't even see the help that is coming. Hmmmm, Addison darling, I don't think you are alone in this one.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


This post is for Liz. Liz is in Michigan while her husband (my brother) is in Lincoln. And I just want Liz to know a couple things:

1. Jay is great with Addie
2. She is SO CUTE in the clothes you gave her
3. You were right, Ben is a smitten man with his daughter. He kisses her all over and then says, "remember, Addie, kisses are gross."
4. We miss you and pray for you often

Liz and Jay are in Michigan at Spring Hill this summer and then will be spending a school year teaching in Mexico where the Taylors grew up. Amazing things! Check out Jay and Liz's blogs. And then send them big fat checks so that they can eat next year!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Allow me the great pleasure of introducing to you all Addison Ann Davy. She is 4 days old and counting. Click the links below for more pictures. More posts coming. I think you should all know that we are impossibly proud and happy. I mean, just look at her!

Days 1 and 2
Day 3

Saturday, May 3, 2008

wake up

"I like to wake up to the smell of crackling bacon. so sue me" - Michael (The Office)

Not sure that I want a George Foreman in my bedroom. And though I love bacon, I don't think I want it to greet me fresh out of slumber. I like to wake up because the sun is bright enough to shine through my closed eyelids. I like to wake up to the smell of coffee. I like to wake up to the sound of rain on my window.

What do you like to wake up to?