Monday, September 29, 2008

Floppy New Baby

Here are some pictures of Ward at about 4 days. He already had hit 9lbs 8oz by 5 days. He gained instead of lost weight at about a rate of an oz. a day. Yep, he's a Swait. Now if I could just lose the weight at the same rate.

You can see his sexy birthmark in this one. (The bottom half of his left cheek. He also has a dimple on that cheek. )

Monday, September 22, 2008

Ward Christencynd Swait

Ward Christencynd (pronounced "christenkind") Swait was born Sept 18 at 8:51pm. He was 9lbs 2 oz (my biggest yet) and 22in long. His chest was 15in which is apparently amazing. He was my most difficult labor 3 days and 2 1/2 hours of hard pushing. I got really weak at the end and had a rough time of it and when he came out I realized why. He was a big baby even 2 weeks early. I had to push for his head, shoulders, AND butt. I'm so glad he's out and healthy. He has a whopper of a birth mark on his cheek and neck. I can't find the attachment for the computer to my camera but I'll find it soon and upload some pictures of the cutie.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Gag Me with a Spoon

I'm sitting here having contractions, yes I said contractions (very exciting), and I feel compelled to comment on Hirst. Damien Hirst, Mr. Formaldehyde, is the artist who puts dead animals in huge glass boxes of formaldehyde, creates "dot" art, spin artist (yes, like you do for a dollar at the fair) and sells it for millions and not just normal contemporary art millions but record millions for any art work. What the hoodie-hey!!? This is my favorite part, he delegates all the making of his work to minions. He doesn't even pour in the paint into the paint spinner himself. He just signs it when it is done. Go to the zoo; go to a science lab but please stop supporting this idiot.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Crafty Crow

I really like this blog, The Crafty Crow, for kids' crafts (not that I've had time to do any of them but I'm filing away ideas for later.). She has some fun ideas and good links too. A lot of "I remember doing that." I'm dying to find a bunch of these huge boxes and do this box mansion.

Renata is also totally taken with Star Fall. It is a learning to reading website with games.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Computer Woes

Our computer hasn't been working so well and finally died the other night. So I haven't been blogging or getting my email much. I also can't get on facebook because I can't remember my password. So nobody feel neglected out there.

I'm also not caring about much right now except wanting to get this baby out. I'm as big as an elephant and I still have 4 weeks to go. I was measuring 37 weeks today which is good because I'm 36 weeks. Maybe, just maybe I'll have one early baby.

We still haven't settled on names especially boy names. We have a girl name, Mara or Mary Esperanda Swait. Joffre wants to name the boy Phineas except spelled the Portuguese way, Fineas. I like Fineas but I'm not crazy about the middle name he has picked out. It will be interesting.

Renata just turned 5. I have pictures I was going to post but, I haven't figured out how to do that with this computer. George will be 2 on the 14th of this month. I had this idea it would be good for me to have this baby in October (my due date is Sept 29) so I could keep the birthdays spread out a bit but now I'm thinking shared birthday parties would be fantastic. the sooner the better.