Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A page from Baby A's Journal

If only he could talk, he'd embarrass us and tell you stories of making everyone jump when the diaper comes off. What they say about baby boys is soooo true. The PeePee TeePee is looking like a smart investment. We've had some dr visits and we are working on gaining weight steadily but not fast enough for Mama.

Just before Aengus came home....

5'1 and an 8 pound baby...whoa.

Now we are all a mess in the morning...

Day 8 II from Jeff Perkins on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

No Silent Nights but Heavenly Peace Anyway

Sharing our Christmas blessing with you and hoping you have your own.
Merry Christmas from

May you have Heavenly Peace in 2011

Thursday, December 23, 2010

"Aye, it's a Sign," said Margaret

Around our third night in the hospital my sister and I were enjoying the baby when our night nurse came in for a visit. As Julie talked with her I realized Margaret had a subtle accent. I asked her where she was from, and can you believe Scotland? I explained our name choice of Angus and it's very reluctant acceptance by some of our family. She said it was a good traditional name, and making a bit of a comeback, like her own name. When I thanked her and told her that I thought it was fate that she stopped by- she agreed and said "Aye, it's a sign."
Done and done.

We are however going with one of the older Celtic spellings, Aengus.
Hello from
Jude Aengus Kimball Perkins

Aengus -one choice
Jude- Praise and thanks (St. Jude info here)

Going home sleep!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tired & Blessed

So glad to see him... 8 lb, 2 oz of love

Daddy's tired & so is Angus

Monday, December 20, 2010

Little Man Perkins

He's here, and he came in the night just like my dad said he WOULDN'T- I had just fallen asleep when real labor hit. He was a little over 8 pounds and is full of noise and personality. We'll keep you posted- we're all tired- even poor auntie Julie who didn't sleep for two nights with us.
Too tired to write more!

Friday, December 17, 2010


39.5 Weeks We'll possibly be inducing next week if no news...
made the appt yesterday just in case.

I found this gaudy shirt at a local consignment shop. It was clearance priced with holiday clothing for a whole $4.00. It's a very large size that I think is a perfect holiday maternity tunic! I wore it to work and the kids loved it. Which should tell me to never wear it again, right? I look like a Christmas ornament.

See the antique stained glass that Jeff pried away from me to place in the wall separating two rooms of the house? He says he can get it out again. I don't believe him.

Almost done....
Happy Friday!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Getting ready...

Update: Medical facts not everyone wants to know-
here for doctor visit stats. Don't if you don't know anything about what they do at dr visits anyway...

This was our bedroom last year at this time.... Christmas decor was very me anyway. Jeff built this room from the floor up to the ceiling- replacing everything in it and refinishing the floors.
Oh what a difference a year makes....

Now we're just prepping to share a room for a while: Portable Pack and Play via my sister Julie who set it all up and coached us on everything from car seats to swaddling. Really.

Look- diapers and a wipe warmer and more!

And our only little Charlie Brown Christmas tree is in the living room...
Hope you have a bigger tree and are getting ready for something good too.
- SP

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's not always a walk in the park, but at least we're still walkin'

39 weeks!

It's cold this week, but the sun shines most of the day.

So during a recent date we took a walk in a park to look at fall colors, chinaberries (I love looking at 'em the hubs does not), and to take a break on the closest park bench since my long walk days are somewhat limited right now. How was your weekend ?

Acorn necklace a gift from Mom- it opens!
Wouldn't it be perfect for a lock of hair?

Friday, December 10, 2010

Jeff isn't riding as much as he'd like to

Because he is swamped with a project... a bathroom remodel. The baby needs his/her own (that's my story and I am sticking to it). He's taken the room down to the bare walls and floor. Here are some progress pics. That's the tub outside being stripped and repainted. The tub is so old it is a chicken foot, which predates the claw. Thanks to my "littlest" brother Greg who helped us drag it out of the house.

Before sheetrock...Jeff ripped out the old stuff to the bare wood

Bathroom in remodel

Vanity Jeff is building because the ones at Lowe's are cheezy (he used a different word)
The chickenfoot tub

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The coat still fits, so there.

O'kay, nothing else does but....

Vintage coat from the collection that will not be growing anymore, while I still am growing...and then some.

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