October 19, 2011

“Adam and Eve had many advantages but the principal one was, that they escaped teething” -Mark Twain

Leo's first tooth has arrived! There have been countless attempts to capture it on my camera, however, none were successful.

October 17, 2011

Trifles make the sum of life." - Charles Dickens

"Pain is never permanent." -St. Theresa of Avila

What happened yesterday?! He's not impressed.

His mother is so impressed with him, he slept through the night last night. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for tonight. He's a talker and I love all of the new sounds he's making. He is trying to roll over from his back to his belly, however, his belly has been getting in the way.

October 15, 2011

“To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that.” - St. Teresa of Avila

This week has been, by far, one of the hardest I can remember. After a really nice long weekend, I found out on Tuesday morning that I am being laid off. My job, along with many others is the ammunition Gov. Cuomo is using against my union, PEF. I am wrestling with loving being home with Leo and loosing part of my identity with the loss of my job. My last day is the 28th.

Leo has taught me so much since his arrival. Throughout this week he is happy and has made me happy. He isn't worried and has taught me to be less anxious. I need to become more like Leo. Through this, I will learn what really matters in life and to trust God completely.

It is the Feast Day of St. Teresa of Avila. "Into the Fire" is a book about St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross. It is an eye opening book about prayer.  It is a life changing book.

October 12, 2011

Favorite Moments

The first time I saw my son....

Father and Son