We aren't sure where September went! Just
yesterday we were writing the August newsletter and intending to
post it right away...alas, it had to go straight to archives by the
time we got around to posting it.
September was full of hectic baby preparations.
Wendy finished Isaac's quilt top, his monkey blanket, his sheet
savers and his birth sampler. We took no less than 3 baby courses:
breast-feeding, infant care, and childbirth preparation. We are now
as prepared as it is possible to be to become parents.
the vegetarian monster had to come along to breastfeeding classes to
practice positioning. He looks a little embarrassed to be there,
don't you think? (By the way, Linda gave him the name BooBoo back in
2003 in Williamsburg. Craig had to buy him for Wendy to keep her
from crying over the horrible lunch she'd had at one of the historic
Williamsburg restaurants. Won't we make great parents?! It is
completely coincidental that he is named "BooBoo" and came
to a class all about "booboos")
Craig began his fall teaching job. This time he
is running a chemistry tutorial for 2 hours on Sunday evenings.
Although any students are welcome, it is geared for the kids he
taught over the summer. As part of the job, Craig gets paid to sit
through chemistry 101 lectures. The first day he walked into the
class, his students sent up a cheer for him. The professor was quite
taken aback and wanted to know who was this guy. Craig must be doing
something right, the other review sessions have 2 or 3 kids a week,
but his run between 12 and 27 (the day before the 1st exam). After
all of this experience, Craig has decided he wants to teach so has
started sending his CV out to community colleges in the area looking
for a full-time position.
The third weekend of the month, our friends
Clare, Steph and Decky threw us a baby shower. There was a great
turn-out. We really appreciated the support of our family and
friends, many of whom drove a long way, in celebrating with us.
Isaac also got set-up with lots of loot, including three copies of A
Light in the Attic! We got books, toys, clothes, diapers, a
diaper pail, a double-barreled breast pump, a porta-crib,
miscellaneous baby linens and lots of baby feeding equipment. Our
camera was out of batteries, so we don't have any pictures to post.
After the shower, our out-of-town guests all came back to the house
for dinner and to celebrate Linda's 53rd (yikes!) birthday. Clare
had bought 1/2 sheet cake for the shower and Randy bought two 1/8
sheet cakes for Linda's birthday. By the end of the week, even Wendy
had had enough cake! We did get it all eaten, though, thanks to a
little help from Wendy's officemates.
At the very end of September, we learned that
we are going to be an aunt and uncle. No, none of our biological
sisters are expecting. Rather, Wendy's host sister Kathi is
pregnant. She is due April 11.
at 12 weeks. Wendy thinks it looks like a girl...we'll see if she is
Wendy had two doctor's appointments in
September. She has topped the scales at 130lb and is feeling great
(except for a cold last week). Isaac is still busy squirming around
so the doctor can't find his heartbeat. Other than having a little
trouble getting in and out of the car and buckling her sandals
(Craig has to do this for her now), she isn't much different from
her usual self.