23 June 2012

A Bit of Wisdom to Ponder...

An old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

One is Evil.  It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego.  

The other is Good.  It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth."

The boy thought about it, and asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?"

The old man quietly replied, "The one you feed." 

- author unknown

11 June 2012

More Ezra

All of the pictures from the last post were taken in the hospital - if that wasn't readily apparent!

It's crazy how already he looks so different and older - what a difference a couple of weeks make!

I enlisted the help of my sister Dawnette and cousin Rachel to bring their fancy shmancy cameras over to take some pictures of Ezra - to go with the framed newborn pictures we have of Audrey and Luke.  Here are a few of my favorites:

I love all of them and it has been a really tough decision to pick just one!  Isn't he handsome?!

08 June 2012

Ezra James Christian


I have been a major blogging slacker.  It's been a couple of months since my last post... and some pretty exciting things have happened in that time.

At the top of that list is, of course, the birth of our third child!

On May 15 at 10:01am, a beautiful baby boy joined our family.  Ezra James.  He came into this world a bit of a chunk:  tipping the scales at 8lbs 13 oz and measuring 21 inches long.  His head circumference was also well above average, measuring in the 95th percentile!  (Which, if I am being completely honest, and maybe a bit too candid, made me glad that we had opted for a C Section after all!)

As anticipated, Ezra is a great little addition to our family.  He has a calm disposition and has continued to grow and change in the way only newborns can and do.  It's hard to believe that it's already been 3 weeks since we were discharged from the hospital!

We are trying to settle in to life with a 4 and a half year old, a nearly 3 year old and a newborn - this seems to mean a much fuller, more hectic routine for right now.  But, luckily, so far it has been manageable - thanks to help from my parents who were here for Ezra's first two weeks of life, and additional help from Adam's mom, who lives nearby.

I'm pretty sure that both Audrey and Luke are still trying to decide how they feel about this little human being who is monopolizing so much of mom's time.  I am confident that we will all find our new equilibrium... hopefully sooner rather than later!