A blog and a baby

Important family update!

My blonderrific sister Erica now has a blog.

It’s called “At Home and Away: making a home wherever we go ~ an army wife’s adventures.” She just wrote her first post about a week ago, and I am so excited to have a new way of keeping in touch with her. Spying on her every doing. Stalking her every moment.

She’s too gorgeous for her own galoshes.

And I don’t just keep her around for her looks, folks. She’s also extremely crafty/artistic/creative: she’s going to be sewing Regency-style gowns for me and my friend Carrie and documenting the progress on her blog. Yep–Carrie and I (with our stocking-ed and cravat-ed men in tow) are going to a Regency Ball in late March.

And if that brands us as dorks, then let it be so. Seriously, dorkedom provides a series of fringe benefits that I’ll have to share with you ‘cool people’ some time.

Like talking about religion and politics into the night with old friends.

(Or is that nerds?)

And not having to shave my legs very regularly.

(Or it that hippies?)

And pouring over online reviews of different kinds of knives.

(Or is that foodies?)

Okay, so maybe I’m a dork, nerd, hippie, and foodie–but seriously folks. Enough with the labeling. And I should clarify that the whole ‘neglecting to shave my legs’ thing only happens in the winter, and stops the moment my husband starts weeping from the sheer monstrosity of it all. Which he hasn’t done . . . yet.

But let’s move on.

Remember this one?

My lovely ballet-dancing, Pilates-instructing sister Heidi?

Well, she had her baby! His name is James, and he is almost 1 1/2 months old.

Apparently all he does is sleep and poop and nurse. Let’s pick it up, kid! Let’s start walking and talking! There’s no time to lose! That’s what I plan on telling him when I get to meet him. Enough with all this baby stuff–let’s get you started on quadratic equations. Quantum mechanics. Bridge-building classes. I take my aunting responsibilities very seriously. In fact, I’ve already filled out his college application to Harvard and paid the application fee. You’re welcome, Heidi–this kid’s going to be on the cutting edge.

What? You mean you enjoy this stage of his life? This snoozy stage during which he has no apparent control of his facial expressions?


Okay, he is monstrously cute, I’ll give him that.

Especially in those adorable little PJ’s. Fine. We’ll save quadratic equations for his next visit.

I yanked these pictures of the little guy from facebook, but as soon as he steps foot or butt into my apartment, it’s photo shoot time! I can’t wait to get clickity-clicking, recording his every waking moment with my Nikon.

A blog and a baby. I’m telling you, this family is exploding with new happenings.

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25 Responses to A blog and a baby

  1. Circe says:

    What a happy post all around. A good way to finish off the week

  2. Sarah says:

    aww james is so precious! congrats to your sister & family :)

  3. Been thinking for a while that Erica needs a blog. I will commence the stalking as well. :-) James is adorable.

  4. Kimby says:

    Nothing like starting the day with pictures of beloved sisters and an adorable baby! Wonderful post, thanks!

  5. There’s a lot to celebrate in this post! I’m drooling over James in his jammies. Tell Erica I’ll be paying her a visit!

  6. alongtheohio says:

    BEAUTIFUL people in this family of yours :) Right down to the little whipper snappers!

  7. Vicki DeArmeyv says:

    He is such a cutie…I love these tiny little people. They are snuggly, warm, soft, and smell, beside the poop times, so good…
    Heidi looks fab and Jenna, you are one proud Auntie!! I remember when my first nephew was born. He’s 45 now and I am still his proud Auntie Dee.

  8. Virginia says:

    Ooh, he is so stinking cute I could just eat him!

  9. Julie m. says:

    What a beautiful baby! A huge congrats to your sister! Trust me, love em while they’re little. they don’t talk back and they’re really really cute…and the baby smell; nothing smells better. :) Ok, I know, they’re still great when they’re older, but there’s just something about a baby that gets me every time.

    congrats to your other sister on starting up her blog and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

  10. What a sweet little peanut! Beautiful photos!

  11. Rita says:

    Hi Jenna! I read this post with pleasure. I’m glad to know I have 2 more blogs to visit (yours and your sister’s). I’m never tired of meeting new people, especially if they’re snart, crafty and creative.
    Your nephew is soooooo cute!! Yes, even if he does nothing but sleeping, pooping and nursing. It’s a magic moment in a woman’s life to hold such a little, lovely creature in your arms: I’m sure you’re proud of him. BTW, the pics of your sister’s pregnant belly are so beautiful!
    P.S. I don’t shave my legs in winter, either… too boring…

  12. Babies are so adorable. I could still get baby fever. Thank God, I’ve no chance to fulfill that silly notion! Your nephew is beautiful! Blessings to you, Jenna and to your sister, Heidi and your whole family…

  13. Gina says:

    Erica reminds me of my best friend – named Erika :) The photo of her made me smile.

    I absolutely love the maternity photos- what a beautiful way to capture such a special time in life.

  14. Eve says:

    Congrats to your sister Heidi!! What a beautiful boy!! :)
    Joshie is getting big! He can you about his muscle and bones. or he might told you how to make poop…:p Miss you..Can you come by sometimes? it is too quiet here!!??:)

    • Jenna says:

      Hi Eve! Oh man, it would be so great so see you guys . . . are you going to be around Chicago any time soon??? =)

      • Eve says:

        No…but I need think an excuse to go there. I just saw a show in travel channel, and they talked about where to find good food in Chicago! It is cool city!! :)

  15. Weighting For 50 says:

    What a happy post. Your new little nephew is lovely, and I’ll be sure to check out your other sister’s blog. have a great weekend Jenn.

  16. Joanne says:

    Oh Jenna so much good news in one post…where to begin! Can’t wait to check out your sister’s blog. You guys have some serious good genes because you are all quite gorgeous! And I can’t wait to see you in your gown!

    And the baby is just the cutest thing!

  17. Twinky says:

    I’m smiling big time!! glowing, happying, delighting in the delights of 3 amazing daughters whose expanding lives are expanding mine. =)

  18. Whitney Bond says:

    Congratulations new auntie!! We need to find my brother a girl so I can be an aunt too hahaha :-) He’s adorable!! Can’t wait to see more pics as he grows!

  19. rsmacaalay says:

    That baby is sooooo cute!

  20. erica says:

    thanks for sending the peoples over to me babes!! several have subscribed, even. wow.

  21. Veronica says:

    Don’t know how I missed this! Well I’ve found it so happy belated aunthood! LOL, I think I just made a word. He’s precious.

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