Friday, September 21, 2007

Cheesecake Factory

Last night we utilized our new found budget for the Advocates at Doctor's Hospital. To test it out, we went to the Cheesecake Factory in Easton - a favorite of a lot of us girls! 15 people were there and we had a blast! Almost everyone got there right on time and so we sat down by 6:45pm and stayed until almost 9!!! It was so fun! I am very excited about the possibilities Fatema (the woman in charge of the Advocates) has brought to our group and how well people have resonded with ideas for socializing, public service, etc. I am also really please because we had 2 more members come last night who will hopefully become more active in either our playgroup or our regular meetings. We have about 8 new interns spouses this year who are very excited and active and have become good friends - which is what the group is all about!

On another good note - Evelyn is feeling much better today and yesterday! So hopefully she will be 100% for the party this weekend (about 40 people coming) and the party next weekend in PA (about 50 people coming - and also doing her dedication). Keep your fingers crossed!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I can't believe it's been a year already since we (ok - I) gave birth to our gorgeous baby girl, Evelyn. She has completed our family and made our lives brighter with each day she has been here. It's amazing how women quickly forget the process of childbirth (the big things - contractions, IVs, etc) but remember the little things like the first time she wrapped her tiny hand around my fingers or the first time she pooped on me in the hospital. I remember the tears uncontrollably flowing from Patrick's face when they told us it was a girl, and how scared he was to raise a daughter. Also how he planned on going out and buying a shotgun to protect her from boys like himself. I remember dreaming of barbie dolls, and shopping, and dance recitals. Of Gavin protecting his little sister from any bad boys and the close bond I hope they have when they are older. I remember her first bath, the first day daddy had to go back to work, her first shots at the doctor's, her first smile, her first laugh, her first rolling over, first many firsts in their first year. And I remember all of them. Evelyn has been pure joy - exactly what we expected and wanted. Her and Gavin make Patrick and I feel like we have done the best thing in the world by bringing them into this universe. They complete us and make our lives feel richer by bring in it.

We plan on spending today with our friends from playgroup and our neighbors tonight. It is also GiGi's birthday (born about half hour apart right next door to each other) so we made some cute pink cupcakes for all of our friends to share! Unfortunately, Evelyn has been pretty sick lately, and we thought she was doing better but has had a really rough morning already. Getting up at 5 with an explosive diaper, had to bathe her and change her, and she has had an on and off fever too which always scares me due to her febrile seizures in the past. She is FINALLY napping so we will see what happens. We might have to celebrate another day (which we are having a party this weekend and next weekend - but it's not the same as being on the exact day) :-(