Tuesday, August 28, 2007

My Little Man

Following a snip-it discussing housecoats earlier today (what one's conversation will lead to...), I decided to put Isaiah in his robe after his bath this evening (which came earlier than expected due to an explosive mid-meal mess). He was shivering by the time I'd drained the water from the tub, so after I got him dried off, massaged with lotion and in pajamas, on went the housecoat. I couldn't resist a picture, and since I haven't posted a blog with one in some time, I figured I'd do so - isn't he so cute! I'm going to have a hard time leaving that face every morning in only one week's time...

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Back to Life, Back to Reality

Okay, so this is not my final weekend before returning to school (though I have been in twice already, putting in two full days worth of work), but I cannot believe that I return in such short time. I only have one last week at home with Isaiah, then the Labour day long weekend... and then it's back to the grindstone. I have put in a ton of work over the summer, so I'm hoping to reap the benefits of working so hard. And yet I still have so much to do for the first day! Five years in and I can't say it gets much easier.

Ahh, reality. But I'm definitely excited to know that I'll be home again in five months, even if it means I'll be doubly busy compared to now! And next September will feel strange, as my usual routine of getting ready for the school year will not happen. I'll be home on that first day after Labour Day! But not this year! It's back to work in 9 days...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

What's in a Name?

So, for interest's sake, I thought I'd throw it out there for you guys to suggest names for the baby (you've got five months to think of a good one!). I had my students offer their thoughts our first go, and I'll likely do it for fun again when I return in 2 1/2 weeks. I figure I'd expand the suggestion pool this pregnancy, so feel free to give a name or two in the comments. FYI: If I keep a trend started with the first, all names are 6 letters in length (Isaiah Joseph Rebelo... as is our dog: Raider). If you didn't know - as in if you aren't from Ilderton where you've known all your life - three 6s = the devil. Though so far that hasn't proven true with Isaiah! Anyhow, you can wait until the ultrasound if you'd like, which is when we hope to find out the gender - that way you only need to suggest one or the other! Looking forward to reading what you've got to say!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

In Sympathy

Strangely, this weekend I learned of three different people who passed away and it really made me stop and think how much I take life for granted. The one death, in particular, has touched on my heart strings because it is the teacher I originally was hired to cover when she found out she had cancer. Well, after a long-fought battle with it, she is no longer with us. I knew her intermittedly, and not well enough, but what I did know of her I will carry with me. She was exuberant, cheerful, and ever-optimistic in her outlook on life, despite being handed such a devastating blow so young. My heart goes out to her family and friends, and to her husband especially; she was truly an angel on earth and may she live in your memories as strongly as she did in your lives.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

The Stork Is Coming Again

My presence in the blogging world has been interrupted with a recent and rather lengthy bout of illness. First, I suffered from a serious migraine, which lasted a few days. Then, newly mended from the pounding head I had actually grown used to, I caught a pretty bad cold from Isaiah and was in bed for days. I have not been this sick in eons. However, I am convinced that I am finally on the mend for good, despite being so stuffed I still sound like a man, and thus have returned to my blog.

And I've returned with news to share! We'd been keeping this one "mum" for quite a while, and still most family outside of our immediate members aren't privy to this knowledge (though should you read my blog, cousins, aunts & uncles, you'll soon find out for yourselves... pardon the impersonal aspect), but you are now all going to be in the know: we are pregnant! Isaiah is going to be a big brother (to what, we don't know yet... but we plan to find out this time)! The baby is due Jan. 25, 2008 (and yes, though I'm no math teacher, I am fully aware that means I won't even be returning to work for a full semester).

We're pretty excited, though a little nervous about how busy we'll be. Isaiah will be just nicely 14 months, 11 days if the baby actually arrives on time - so they'll be incredibly close. That was how it was between my brother and I, though, so from my experience I think it will be great! Anyhow, we just wanted to share the news! We'll keep you posted!