Monday, October 29, 2007

My Birthday

I turned 35. We went to dinner at Red Robin. Costas enjoyed eating my ice cream. Tom bought me a shirt that has the boys pictures on it. It was nice to get out the house and spend some time with my family.

Just Pics

Just some pictures of my boys.

Friday, October 19, 2007

One Week

Time goes by too quickly. I can't believe that Actaeos has already been with us for a week. Actaeos is an easy baby. He only nurses every four hours or so, and the rest of the time he sleeps. He isn't bothered by noise (which he have lots of at our house) or movement. Costas continues to be a great big brother. He always says, "Your baby is so special." He likes to cuddle with Actaeos and touch his face. He also likes to share his toys. Costas asked me why Actaeos doesn't play with the toys and I said that he doesn't know what a toy is yet. Costas looked at Actaeos and said, "It's to play with silly." We are so happy to have two boys now.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Actaeos Arrives!!!!!

On Thursday night, Costas, Tom, and I went out to dinner, then played a round of miniature golf. Costas and I went to bed at 9:30. I woke up at 1am having contractions and back pain. The next hour the contractions were getting stronger and closer together. Tom went to bed to get in a quick nap. By 2:45am the contractions were really close together so we headed for the hospital about a half hour later. We arrived around 3:30am and I was dilated to 7cm. The contractions were really close and the back labor very intense. At 5:45am I felt like pushing so the doctor came to the room. I pushed two times and Actaeos arrived at 5:54am. He weighed 7lb. 7oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long.

Tom went to get Costas at home. Costas was so cute around the baby. At first he acted shy, then he came over and gave the baby a present. Costas was so gentle. He kept touching and kissing the baby. Costas went to preschool and Tom went home to get some sleep. They came back after school. We left the hospital at 9pm that night.

Actaeos is a quiet baby so far. Costas has been great with him and doesn't show any signs of jealousy. So far everything has been wonderful!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


The three of us went to the Fair yesterday. The weather was perfect. We started with the Egyptian exhibit then on to the reptiles, which Costas always enjoys. We stopped at the livestock next. Costas didn't really say much about the animals, but he seemed to be watching what was going on. There was a section devoted to baby animals which were so cute. Some lambs were born on site that very morning. Next was panning for gold which was nice, but Costas didn't really know what we were doing. On to fishing with real fishing hooks that are barbless (and baitless). No luck catching a fish, but Costas enjoyed it. Next was the pirate ship and fort. Costas played there for a long time. Finally, we headed to the carnival rides. Costas went on the bumper cars, two roller coasters (kid-size), some dragon thing that spun around, and the Ferris Wheel. Everything was a hit. On the way out, Costas had a giant ice cream cone. He fell asleep on the way home and ended up sleeping almost 13 hours. When asked the next day what he liked best, he said, "the pirate ship and roller coaster." We will definitely go back next year.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Apple Picking

I really wanted to go apple picking since it was so fun in New Hampshire. Unfortunately, no place around was offering it. Then I discovered that the kids in our church were going up to the monastery, which is about 45 minutes away, to pick apples. We had fun but it definitely wasn't New Hampshire. The apples were really small and the grass is yellow, not green. The upside is that the apples were free and we still had fun. Afterwards, Costas had fun playing with the kids on the playground.

Pumpkin Carving

We bought a pumpkin on Monday to carve. It was lots of fun, even though the pumpkin is already moldy and sunken in from the heat. We will just have to go get some more pumpkins! (That means more yummy pumpkin seeds, too!)