Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Kendra's first walk with the twins

Good evening friends,

All is quiet at the Webb house tonight finally. Kendra had somewhat of an emotional day as her hormones continue to readjust to levels for one instead of three people. She is a little sad about Layla's "gooky eye" (which is almost 100% better!) and finding out that Easton has thrush on his tongue. Neither were avoidable or have anything to do with Kendra, but she's taking it pretty hard. The good news is that Layla weighs 5 lbs. 4 oz. and Easton weighs 6 lbs. 5 oz. Both are exactly what the pediatrician hoped for as far as weight gain and general health go. Please keep Kendra in your thoughts and feel free to give her a call Wednesday or Thursday to encourage her and say, "Hello", ok?

I took Easton to the Pediatrician today by myself and it was really bizarre to be alone, out in the world with little Superman. It was the first time I didn't have Kendra around to say, "Take him! I don't have a clue what THAT cry means." We managed fine since he is such a laid-back, quiet guy. We listened to NPR together and I told him about some of the great adventures we're going to have together. Apparently mountain biking in Sedona isn't exciting right now since he was more occupied by the pacifier and trying to fit his entire hand in his mouth. That might be a cool party trick later in life if he figures it out...

Anyway, after that we rounded up the troops and went for Kendra's first walk since IKEA (2 days before the delivery). The doctor told her today was the magic day to start walking again if she felt up to it. She is sore now, but extremely happy to be outside enjoying the great weather and walking on her own power. I caught Layla practicing her latest dance move: The sprinkler dance. Think oscillating lawn sprinkler and you will get the idea. Great form with her arm sticking straight out! Well, maybe she wasn't exactly dancing, but it's a good start.
My cousin David (Aunt Mary's son) came through town for a couple of days and we had him come by for dinner tonight. Ginny cooked a delicious crock pot meal and we finished it off with a Marie Callendar chocolate cream pie. We had a good time shooting pool, watching TV, and hanging out.

That's about all of the excitement we had for today. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed thinking about how I have to go back to work on Thursday... It'll be tough to be away from the family so many hours, but at least Grandma Burgess is still here! I don't know what we'd do without her. It looks like she will be returning home on the same day my mom is flying into town, so things are working out perfectly although we wish both Grandmas could stay here indefinitely!

I know this is completely off topic, but I wanted to sign off tonight with the first ever picture (one of my favorites) of Kendra and I that was taken only a couple of weeks after we met when we attended her cousin Jill's wedding in 2000:

Quote of the day: "Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love".

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