Sunday, May 4, 2008

Who are you? Who, who, who, who?

Sunday May 04, 2008

Who are you? Who, who, who, who?

Well, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Tell me, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
'Cause I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)

First, an update on the scheduling from the last blog posting. Just file this under the heading of ?Reason #274 you should listen to your mother:? Jay is SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT!! Yes, you read that correctly. At 8 weeks, he is pretty consistently sleeping 7 hours in a row. We so happy we do Dance of Joy! (Remember the old show ?Perfect Strangers?? As if y?all needed more proof that I?m still stuck in the 80?s, here I go pulling out another old TV reference... And my sincere apologies to anyone who still has the RR theme song stuck in your head.)

So the books my mom got us were right. And my mom was right that we needed to read the books. Just like she was right that he would love hanging out in his swing. And exactly like she was right on target with a million other suggestions, both big and small. How am I supposed to raise a child who listens to his mother if I don?t listen to mine?! So, Mom, any more ideas? This time, I promise I?ll listen!

But the song reference for this entry is about all of you out there in cyberland reading this blog. I have been absolutely floored by the number of people who read these ramblings on a regular basis? Members of our church family, my parents? friends and colleagues, my co-workers and Derek?s ? lots of people I don?t even know! I met a woman at church who introduced herself and said, ?I feel silly introducing myself ? I feel like I already know you because I read your blog!?

It?s funny, because I have no idea who reads these pages. A few friends and family members post comments fairly regularly, so I know those folks are reading it. But apparently there?s a whole host of other people who check in now & again to see what?s new in our world. When I log out, I can see how many people have viewed the page that day, and how that stacks up against other blogs hosted by NC State. When Jay was in the hospital, we were consistently the most viewed page. Literally hundreds of you were checking in EVERY DAY. It?s been an interesting way to relate to people ? reconnecting with old college friends, and meeting new people solely because of the blog. When I write, I feel almost anonymous because I truly don?t know who stops by to read. It?s almost like writing a diary, but it?s incredibly public. It?s fascinating that the internet has opened up so many new ways to communicate with one another.

But I?m truly glad you?re out there reading and that you have an interest in our lives. There were so many people who prayed for us during Jay?s hospitalization and surgery, and those prayers strengthened all three of us. It?s amazing to think that the little baby attached to all those tubes and wires is now a strong little guy who?s happy, smiling ? and healthy.


As all mothers will tell you, most of us do know a lot. we did not listen to our mothers either until we were hearing our voices echo the words of wisdom shared by our own mothers while we were young--- the beauty of each generation is we begin to listen to these pearls at an earlier age. you are blessed with a specail mom who had the best mom on the planet. I keep up with the news through Helen and the blog and wanted you to know. love to all of you Charlotte

Posted by charlotte heath on May 06, 2008 at 09:12 AM EDT #

That's awesome that Jay is sleeping through the night! I think we were getting P to sleep for 4 hours in a row by 2 months. I too wish I had read the books earlier!!!

Posted by Bethany Watkins on May 07, 2008 at 09:12 PM EDT #

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