Thursday, September 25, 2008

By Ourselves (Almost)

Logan and I made it by ourselves today. Of course, we were eased into the transition as my Mom didn't leave until around 11am today. So, she held him while I was getting ready. Tomorrow morning will be the real deal.

He was a good boy today. He was awake for a while in his Pack and Play bassinet while I did a few things around the house but he didn't cry too much. I, of course, checked on him every few minutes and he ended up only making a couple of cries and then just lay there looking around. We also had a visitor. A friend who used to live in Richmond who now lives in Colorado happened to be in town. MTH even came home to visit with us. She held Peanut for a while and he slept peacefully in her arms.

He's asleep now. I'm hoping that he's not slept too much today and then won't sleep tonight. We had a little problem with sleeping last night but I think it was a new parent mistake. It's all of a sudden gotten cooler and I think that he a little cool. As soon as I picked him up and put him on my stomach, he fell right to sleep. We're going to put a hat and socks on him tonight. He's swaddled and wearing a onesie at night but the feet portion of the swaddle is only one layer and of course, there's nothing on his head. Hopefully he'll sleep more soundly tonight. I took a nap this morning so that helped me make it through the day.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Creamed Corn

My Mom brought some creamed corn with her from Baxley. I haven't had this dish in a long, long time. It's one of the best dishes in the world. Creamed corn is not made with cream (although my Mom does put in a touch of milk to keep it from being too watery). It's the way you cut the corn off the cob. Instead of cutting the corn right at the cob, you cut it away from the cob and it lets the juice out of the corn (which is creamy). Then, my Mom adds a small bit of butter, a little milk and salt and pepper. So good!!!

2.718 makes it with bacon fat which of course is even better :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Amazingly, Phoebe is holding up very well with Peanut in the house. The beginning was not good. Peanut decided he needed a diaper change the moment we walked in the door from the hospital. But, the Pack and Play was not set up yet so we had to get everything together and do it on the couch. Well, he was crying loudly so Phoebe had to check out what was going on. But, we didn't want her there so MTH's Mom was pushing her to get away. She started puffing up but did not swat or bite (I think there may have been a little hissing). Then, Peanut decided to pee right straight up into the air (see Automatic Sprinkler picture below :) I'm sure a video of the scene would have been great especially it took three of us to change him. Needless to say, we've gotten a lot better. And, Phoebe has been a little curious but has not jumped into the Pack and Play, co-sleeper or the changing table! She doesn't get on our bed that much anymore. The good part though is otherwise she seems pretty much the same. When she's content, she holds her tail in the air and she's doing that again.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

On Facebook

There's a group on Facebook called "Yeah... I'm from Baxley...". The description:

Budlight Presents: "Real American Heroes"
Today we salute you Baxley Residents,
For all those people from the "BIG" town of Baxley that no one has ever hear of and others look at you funny when you tell them that's where you are from. You are blessed my friend to live in the town with only 5 red lights, 6 fast-food establishments, a Wal-Mart and no movie theatre or mall. Because it could be worse you could be from Alma or Hazlehurst! So crack open an ice cold bud light Baxley Residents we know you know everybody's business in town.

Pretty funny if you're from Baxley. When I was growing up, there were only 3 red lights, 2 fast food establishments and no Wal-Mart. They've really come up in the world!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Peanut Update

I know that pretty much all of my readers are people I know but still for my own purposes, here's an update :)

He arrived on Sunday, 9/7/08, at 11:59am. He weighted 6 lbs and 13 oz and measured 19 inches. When we left the hospital on Tuesday, his weight was 6 lbs and 9 oz. Yesterday, at his first doctor's appointment, he had already gained by 2 of those lost ounces!! He's a growing boy.

Saturday, September 06, 2008


We like tofu.

I made two meals this week with extra firm tofu. MTH loved both of them. Check out the Veggie Tofu Stir Fry and the Italian Veggie Tofu Pasta Salad.

Many things make these great:
1. Tofu is cheap but good.
2. Lots of veggies so it's good for you.
3. Quick and easy to make.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Nabil In... Baxley

I couldn't ask for a better introduction to the nightlife in Baxley. Yes, one of the main things people did in high school was ride up and down the strip (US 1 from Hardee's to Dairy Queen). He doesn't actually show that but he alludes to it. I believe that he ends in a place that's called Traditions. It was one of the first "bars" in town. There may actually be more now. Anyway, have fun watching. And, if you search Youtube, you'll also find:
Nabil In... Alma
Nabil In... Waycross

Supposedly, he also filmed Nabil In... Blackshear but it's not posted.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Evolution of the Belly, Part 5

For comparison's sake, here's some pictures in the same outfit!

May 7th, 2008
May 7th, 2008

September 1st
September 1st, 2008

August 8th, 2008
August 8th, 2008

August 18th, 2008
August 18th, 2008 (just 10 days later!!)

Monday, September 01, 2008


Ok - I signed up. Once you get it set up, it could definitely take up a lot of time but it seems like it could also be a good way to keep up with people and not take up as much time as I thought. It's quite fun to see who else is on it. We'll see who accepts my invitations to be "friends" :)

And, maybe MTH will join too.