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Joke of the Day:

CROSSING THE RIVER

One day, three men were hiking and unexpectedly came upon a large raging, violent river. They needed to get to the other side, but had no idea of how to do so.

The first man prayed to God, saying, "Please God, give me the strength to cross this river."

Poof!

God gave him big arms and strong legs, and he was able to swim across the river in about two hours, after almost drowning a couple of times.

*Seeing this, the second man prayed to God, saying, "Please God, give me the strength ..and the tools to cross this river."

Poof!

*God gave him a rowboat and he was able to row across the river in about an hour, after almost capsizing the boat a couple of times.

*The third man had seen how this worked out for the other two, so he also prayed to God saying,

"Please God, give me the strength and the tools...and the intelligence ... to cross this river."

And poof!

*God turned him into a woman. She looked at the map, hiked up…
This is the first night that I have left my baby with someone else. I haven't even let other people babysit her ... the longest was at church, and that wasn't more than 45 minutes in the nursery and she slept the whole time.



Joy is one month old ... 5 weeks tomorrow. She's staying with my brother and soon to be sister-in-law. Big brother Josh is staying too ... Tim and I haven't had any couple time since December so we jumped at the chance to swap overnight babysitting with them. I don't know how people who have kids 10 months apart do it. We had trouble getting everyone into my car. Two car seats and Josh in the middle ... it only underscored Tim's opinion that two kids is enough and mine that I need a bigger car.



As we were leaving to have our date Joy looked right at me. She wasn't trying to eat Erin's arm as nursing baby's tend to be doing when they turn their heads ... she was looking right at me. It was like she knew I was leaving. Part of m…
It's 4 weeks and one day after Joy was born. She'll be a month old tomorrow .... actually today since it's after midnight that I am writing this. I can hardly believe that nearly a month has passed by. The time really does fly by, and I'm not always having fun!



I forgot how time consuming newborns are. And the fact that I could just sit and hold her and stare at her for hours (even though the idea of that is very boring to me, this past week I have found myself spending a lot of time doing just that). It's not even conscious. I finish feeding her .. rather, she finishes feeding and pulls off and if she starts to nod off, I just hold her.



Quick summary:

Week 1: In the hospital and then home. By Thursday I was feeling sore and by Friday I was in agony. I had to postpone Josh's birthday party because I could barely walk. I didn't get much accomplished that week. We did go to church though. I was already starting to get a touch of cabin fever and needed to get ou…
Good, because my daughter is a hungry hippo. We tried getting her to take a bottle last night so that Tim could help with the feedings ... no go. She would *not* take it.



I am now a cow. Do you know how often babies need to eat?



and there she goes again. ... Baby monitors are a good thing, most of the time.



Annette

(this was random .... I think I just needed to vent 5/26/02)
My baby has her first cold :( It's hard seeing a baby with a cold, she's so helpless, and her poor eyes are getting all crusty :~(



I was going to