First up, a baby photo:
Here's Declan at 2 weeks old, laying on a beautiful blanket gifted to us by Aimee, isn't she sweet?.
I just started Weight Watchers, again. I love the accountability of it, and also that you can eat whatever you want, within reason. I am just no good at diets that are too strict. Plus, I get 14 extra points for breastfeeding. That's a whole meal! I have been eating like crazy to get ready for my weigh in last night, and it showed on the scale. Blech. Am I the only one who gets more hungry breastfeeding than while pregnant? I always seem to gain weight while nursing and can't lose it all until the baby is weaned. It makes it difficult to dress for work when none of my work clothes fit!
In less vain news, moments like this occur every half an hour or so...
I think Declan and Xander look so much alike, and call Declan "Xander" every day. I would feel bad, except that my parents messed up our names all the time, and we still turned out sorta ok. Most of us ;)
Oh, big news! Phil finished up his second Master's degree last week! Somehow he has been taking these courses in addition to all the other jobs and volunteer stuff he does, and it's over! His first Master's is in Theology from Providence College, and his second Master's is in Administration from the University of Dayton. So I suppose now he can be a holy principal :) Anyone know a good Catholic high school that's looking for one?
What else? Ooooh, my friend Aubrey started blogging again! Back in 2009 when there were only a handful of blogs (kidding) I was able to "meet" Aubrey and will forever read anything she writes.
I'm off to scour the internet for some Baptism party ideas. If anyone has any good sources (especially cold food ideas), let me know, because my little baby will be becoming a Catholic on May 17th, which just happens to be Phil and my 12th anniversary. 12 years of marriage and 6 kids? Sounds about right :)