Sadly for Jack, we’ve already got myriad great ideas for how to dress him up at Hallowe’en. We never usually participate, but these are too good to pass up:
Jack O’ Lantern
Jack of all trades
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack in the box
Jack and Jill
Jack the lad
Jack the Ripper
I doubt we’ll be able to contain ourselves and only do one of these each year, so stand by because there will probably be a bunch of these done while he’s still young enough to let us do whatever we want without him complaining.
It’s been a few days since I last posted an update, but that’s because it’s quite a busy job parenting two children! Also, I went back to work this week, though I’m starting off with half days to ease back into things.
Last night, Jack officially turned 1 week old. It’s been a long week as we’ve been adjusting to life with children and getting used to waking up throughout the night again, but it’s been a blessing all the same. Continue reading “Jack’s 1-week picture”
Jack was born in the beauty and calm of his own home at 7.05pm on 5/5/15. Martina did an amazing job and both she and Jack are perfectly healthy. He weighed 9lbs 11oz and measured 24 ¼” long.
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If you wish to visit us or Jack, please get in touch with us first. This is a very special time and naturally we’re exhausted, so please plan something with us and expect to be asked to keep your stay short.
This pregnancy, we enlisted the services of the fantastic Sarah Wood, a photographer here in St Pete that we have the pleasure of calling friend.
Martina wanted to get some nice maternity shots, so we headed down to Fort DeSoto and started snapping away. Fortunately, Ellie was willing to play along and we even got some good shots of her while we were at it. Continue reading “Maternity photo shoot”
It’s been quite a while since we’ve mentioned anything about Jack. It’s not that he’s not on our minds (or our bladder, spine or cervix), but we’ve just been mightily busy raising one child and trying to move house as well.
In the past month, despite Martina being over 8 months pregnant, we moved house to give ourselves much more room and to be closer to family. The house was much dirtier than ever anticipated and needed a lot of work to get it to be livable, so we’ve spent all of our spare time in the past few weeks painting, fixing, cleaning and arranging. We’re just about there now. Continue reading “Progress report”