Sunday, February 28, 2010


Today drifted along without any real beginning. We spent most, okay all of the day zoned out on the couch. Between feedings Mac slept on my chest, one of the best things ever. I had big plans for today but, the day is over and I'm back at work tomorrow. I have a feeling when the alarm goes off at 0430 I will already be awake walking up and down the hall, like a zombie, trying to get Mac back to sleep.


Are we awake or is this some cruel joke?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Grandma Rides Into Town...

Friday night Grandma Sherri pulled into town to see her new grand-baby. I'll admit it was nice to hand Mac off for a little bit. Grandma whipped up some sloppy joes for dinner so, we sat at the table and had a nice chat, until somebody got cranky and started crying. No, it wasn't me crying. We took a lot of pictures and had a nice visit. I think my Mom took a small amount of pleasure getting up in the middle of the night to help, the pleasure comes from going home and knowing she can sleep in peace tonight.


Grandma couldn't stop smiling. By the way that doll she is holding is unnaturally soft.

Another big intro this weekend was with our dogs. They have been over at my Dad and Char's house since Monday. We weren't too worried about Shadow, he has shown to be a great dog with little kids but, we were worried about Daisy, she is the little princess of the house and had some bad experiences with kids. Since she is only five pounds little kids tend to grab big handfuls of hair and try to pick her up. Daisy proved us wrong. She loves the new


Well, I'm typing with Mac sleeping on my chest and feeling her warm soft breath is making me sleepy. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to post the text message thread that I sent out during Camille's labor.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Have no fear Mackenzie is here

Feb 23rd 6:48PM Mackenzie was born!

After almost 28 hours of labor, some of them very hard, Mac was pulled into this unforgiving world by a "Mity-vac". Who knew all those jokes about grabbing the Shop-vac and gettin' it done would be a reality? She came out 8lbs 9oz and 21in long.


What an amazing thing, at least that was what I was told. I booked it when she was coming out. Come on don't make that face, I stayed for the pushing and all the "clean" stuff. I figure the last thing I need to see is six people and shop equipment, between my wifes legs, trying to pull something out. Not to mention all the kings men putting humpty dumpty back together again. I waited outside the room and when I walked in I was greeted with a glowing wife and beautiful baby girl. The only hiccup was that Mac has a cleft palate. The first thought was 'will she be able to breast feed'? This hasn't been an issue and Mac is breast feeding as I type this, Phew. One thing I hope to acomplish with this blog is to document how she gets along with her cleft and the process for fixing it. Like I told my sister, we live in California so what's the big deal with plastic surgery before the girl is one, you have to start them sometime. By the way as I update I will probably joke about her "funny lookin' lip", if that offends you get over yourself! Well, thats all for now.