Monday, May 4, 2009

Special Powers ....?

Do babies have special powers? I swear that Stephen was born with ESP. Let me explain .... it seems that he knows when I am just sitting down to eat, he knows when I am just laying my head on pillow, and every time he "knows" I am doing these things he decides that it's time to cry. I have not quite decided if he does this because he wants to make his presence known or if he is preparing me for his demands later in life, but either way, he uses his "powers" to accomplish his goal. Also, I am convinced that he knows how to talk to animals. We definitely have a possible Dr. Dolittle on our hands because no matter what stuffed animal is in his presence, lion, cow, chicken, duck, ect., he will carry on an intense conversation with them. Who knows what the conversation is about, but it is awfully cute to watch and listen to.

Stephen is such a sweet little boy, and if my premonition about his "special powers" sounds like complaining, I am not meaning to complain. He is a great baby, and is easily entertained. If you have not had the pleasure to meet him yet, I hope that you get to soon.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Top ten

On Friday Stephen will be 1 month old! On one hand I can't believe that he is already 1 month old, but on the other hand it's only been one month since Stephen has been born and I can't remember how my life was before Stephen joined our family. In this short, but long month, of parenthood, I have learned so much, and I decided that I would record my findings in a top 10 list. For those of you who are already parents, you will probably be thinking "I told you so," followed by a few head nods, and if we're lucky a smile. For those of you with out kids, I am not sure what you will be thinking, because like I said, I can't quite remember what my life was like before Stephen blessed us with his presence.

Top 10 list of what I have learned ....
10. The true power of the "power nap"
9. How quickly the day can fly by while the night can last so long
8. Late night television .... It's amazing what people try to sale at 2:00 a.m.
7. The true meaning behind the phrase "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach"
6. How much can be accomplished with just 1 hand
5. I am apparently obsessed with poop .... how often it comes ... the color ... how much is there
(yep its pretty disturbing)
4. How long I can sit and stare at little things ... little fingers, little toes, little nose, little ears, ect. ect.
3. How instantly a smile can melt away ALL your troubles (even if the smile is gas related)
2. How the love and support of family and friends is truly price less
1. How there can be so much love in your heart that you think it will burst!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Not Dedicated ...

So a couple of months ago I decided to join the blog world, and thought that it would be great fun, but now as I sit here looking at the blinking courser, I realize I am a terrible blogger. There have been many changes in my life since the last post, and I have not been dedicated enough to share the many changes. So, here and now I will try to renew my vows with my blog and pledge to try to be more loyal.

With that said .... Stephen Turner Hobson arrived on March 17, 2009 at 5:54 p.m. weighing in at 6 lbs 12 oz and 19 3/4 inches long. He has brought many sleepless nights and many, many blessings into our lives. As Denny and I try to figure out this crazy world of parenting, we are having the time of our lives! Hopefully, with my renewed vows, I will become better at sharing how Stephen continues to change our lives. :)

- Happy Blogging!!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Almost Here ...

Yesterday was an exciting day for Denny and I. As most of you know, we are in the process of adopting a baby boy, and we have been anxiously counting down the days for Stephen's arrival. We both thought yesterday was the day. We received a call about 6:00 a.m. from Ginger telling us that she had been experiencing contractions all night long. We suddenly went into panic mode .... packing bags, loading the car, and realizing that the time had finally come.
I went to work, but I could not quite focus on anything except for checking my phone about every five minutes to make sure I did not miss the most important call of my life. After an agonizing day of clock watching .... the call finally came!! The timing was "perfect" of course because I was being observed by my mentor teacher and was in the middle of teaching 7th and 8th grade girls about the importance of a healthy diet ... never the less I answered the call and left in a hurry.
Denny and I made our way anxiously to Dallas, making calls to the most important people in our lives to share our news with. We were about 20 minutes away from the hospital, when another call came. It was Ginger ... the contractions suddenly stopped .... it was as if Stephen saw the light at the end of the tunnel then changed his mind about his arrival. So we turned around and headed back home.
Today, we are home enjoying our relaxing (some what boring) lives for a few more days. We continue to count the days for Baby Stephen's arrival and can't wait until all the excitement starts again.