So this time, I have a much better excuse for disappearing from the blogosphere for two months. Namely, this little guy:
I sadly had to leave school in early November after a serious preterm labor scare. Fortunately, my wonderful head teachers were able to quickly arrange for some excellent subs--that took quite a load off my mind, as I was planning to teach until Winter break! I was on bedrest and other interventions for a few weeks, but the morning after Thanksgiving, little Finn Joseph decided he had had enough, and was born at 6:40 AM, weighing 5 lbs. 10 oz. at 34.5 weeks gestation. It was either a very quick (2.5 hrs.) or very long (4 weeks) labor, depending on how you look at it. :-)
Finn spent 11 days in the Special Care Nursery so he could learn to eat, but his lungs and everything else were fantastically healthy from the start. Now he's at home with us and so far, his big sister is completely in love, as are mom and dad. He is quite the little singer--he coos constantly while awake, and frequently while asleep.
As happy as we are to have our healthy little baby, I miss my "other kids" so much and feel sad that I just disappeared on them, though I know they're in good hands. I'm especially missing the holiday sings this week--one of my favorite events of the year. I can't wait to visit in January!
Happy holidays, everyone. :-)