Saturday, July 29, 2006
I have so much to do today. She woke-up about 5:00 AM and Debbie brought into our room and laid down with her. She gave her a bottle and she went to sleep for another hour. I got up and started the day. I have to get ready to go to church. She's such a good girl and I want her to grow up loving God as much as I do. That's not always an easy thing and I have no idea how I got to where I am with Him today. We got to church on time and it went well. We had to take her old during the sermon, but not because she lost it, like two other kids, she just needed to move around alittle bit and talk. Debbie and Britty took her to Cradle Role for Sabbath school and I went to Contemporary Issues class. It was nice to think about some of current issues facing Adventists today. I even spoke and and started a discussion. Now I'm home, Izzy is taking a nap and Britty and Debbie went to Costco to pick-up party supplies. My friend Jack and his wife, Wendy came over early before the party started and it was really nice to see him. I'm glad he likes Izzy. He and I have been friends for along time and although he doesn't understand why I wanted to adopt, I knew he'd love my baby. I think I'm going to ask him to be Izzy's God Father. I know he's a good enough friend to take care of her if something bad happened to Debbie or I. He's a very good person inside. The party came and went. It seemed like everyone showed up. The kids all had fun and that was good. I'm not one to like alot of people to come over but it went smooth. Izzy made out like a bandit. She got alot of clothes and toys.
Friday, July 28, 2006
It's her first birthday today. Debbie had to go to work, so we are having our party after church on Sabbath (Saturday). She woke-up early this morning, 5:45 AM. So her and I had breakfast and went for a stroller cruise. We visited with some neighbors and had a nice time. The morning was filled with Ice Cream Truck rides, music and playing with toys. She took a one hour nap about 9:00 AM. The more playing and another stroller cruise. She went down for another nap right after lunch. She just crawled over grabbed a blanket and went to sleep for three hours. That was nice. I made some flyers for her birthday party and relaxed, although I just can't completely relax without Debbie here. When Debbie came home we BBQ'd some burgers, and had some birthday cake. She sure can eat. Izzy can really plow down some food. It's amazing how much she eats! I can't believe the amounts. Then a bath for Izzy and she is out for the night. She never seems to fuss with me but Debbie has the worst time putting her down for naps or sleep. I spent some time just resting today and that was nice. I miss that part of being without a baby, but the good out weighs the bad. I really love my little Izzy.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
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Everyone is asleep now. It's nice that it's quiet. I like the order and peacefulness, that was before, but I love having Izzy. I was talking with Debbie today and told her that I was amazed how fast Izzy has just taken my heart. To look at her when she is sleeping is amazing. I love her so very much. I finally got some things done today. Debbie watched Izzy while I ran a few errands and took care of some yardwork. Class was a complete waste of time as usual tonight. I just want to get done. It's not that the teacher is bad. I just don't have any interest in the material. I have some more pictures to post in the morning, but it's getting late and I need to rest so I can take care of my baby. I really am looking foreword to seeing her in the morning. Coco and Candy are laying next to me just cuddling for now. I have to get her birthday party organized for Saturday.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
My little baby and I had our lives interrupted by my jury duty. I had to wait to be dismissed, because of my background and the fact that I wanted to be with Izzy. I'm home now until August 16th. Then I have to go back to teaching. My wife, Debbie is going to stay home for awhile on family leave and then work from home. She's made such a change in my life. I'd about given up on ever having a child of my own. I already see alot of changes in my behavior. I think she'll make me a much nicer person and more loving to my wife and step daughter. I'm home alone with her for the first time. I have alot of questions and not many answers, so I'm winging it. She's been good so far and I've already made her a lunch. Breakfast went off without a hitch, I'm very careful feeding her. I don't like making a mess. I'm amazed how small she is but how fast she can move. I have go and check on her.
Monday, July 24, 2006
I had jury duty in Riverside today. I just sat wasting my time. They assigned me to a criminal trial. I can't sit on a criminal jury due to my prejudice against criminals. I just wouldn't believe a word the defense would say. I was so angry and frustrated with the courts, and how they just made me wait all day. The judge ordered all of us to come back at 10:00 AM Tuesday. I sure didn't want to go back. Tuesday, I went back and waited again for my turn to explain to the judge why I shouldn't be forced to serve on a criminal jury and why it would not be fair. I finally got released from service at 2:00 PM. I came home and got to spend time with Izzy and Debbie. Izzy sure is her own person. She is very stubborn. She just doesn't like to go to sleep. Well enough of this, I have to get some sleep. I'm tired.
Sunday, July 23, 2006
I didn't sleep very well last night. I have the baby monitor right by my head on my night stand, and it seems like she is moving all night long. I heard her wake-up at about 6:30 AM this morning, and I about flew out of bed. She is so precious in the morning. Her hair is wild and she loves to cuddle. I picked her up and went back to bed, just laying next to her, cuddling. I guess I'm just beginning to understand what my father said to me once about loving your child. Thanks Dad for helping me understand. Another friend Tai laughed, and said he did the same thing as a father. I think it's what all new fathers go through. We went to church today to see some old friends and everyone was happy that we got a new baby. It took so long. After church we came home and I ran a few errands. I bbq'd some beef short ribs for dinner. I know they tasted good but I just couldn't focus on the meal. I just wanted to pay attention to Izzy. She's down for the night and I hope she has a good sleep. I can't wait to see her in the morning.