Sunday, December 19, 2010

The babies! and food... and dependence on exercise...

This is my new nephew, Harrison.  Born on December 2.  He weighs 1 lb 13 ounces today. 



Harrison and his mom's pinky...



Mitch, and Ashley my sister-in-law, at Ella's isolette...

That's my hand, today, cradling Harrison.
That's my hand with Harrison.  (Preemies like to be swaddled or cuddled closely, so we just lay our hands on top of them, and watch their heartrate and blood oxygen stats improve.  It's pretty cool.)
John, my brother-in-law, and I at Harrison's isolette...

Harrison is small enough to literally fit in the palm of my hand, or a very small loaf pan.  My thumb is bigger than his hand.

My thumb, his little paw.


And then, for complete randomness, this was our dinner on Friday night back at home.. seared salmon with citrus-garlic sauce, sauteed spinach, and rice.  Afterwards, Mitch had a salsa social he was organizing and promoting, while I went out with the jiu jitsu people to celebrate birthdays and our teammate Kamal Shalorus' victory in the WEC.


My ankle is okay, as is my knee, but taking Friday Saturday and today off is probably good.  However, all the walking and standing I did downtown on Friday night ruined my feet.  I was wearing new boots, which I like very much, which unfortunately do not have any padding under the ball of the feet.  So by 4am when I got home, my paws were really bruised and unhappy.  And as usual, taking 2-3 days off training results in my feet being ridiculously swollen.  I apparently am physically dependent on regular exercise, and sitting in the car, the house, and the hospital is not good for me.  Looking forward to rolling at least twice, hopefully 3 times on Monday.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend...

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Thanks for sharing the babies with us! Totally brought a tear to my eyes.

A.D. McClish said...

He is adorable. It's amazing how tiny they begin and how quickly they grow!! Have a Merry Christmas!

SkinnyD said...

Those babies are so precious! My eyes got a little misty there. I definitely have a soft spot when it comes to newborns, especially when they're preemies.

Joshkie said...

Lovely pictures and thanks for sharing I wish the little ones and your whole family the best this holiday season.

Romeo Barnes said...

Great pictures georgette. I was a premie too, though I was slightly bigger than your niece and nephew(i weighed 2lbs, 2 ounces) so I have a soft spot for them. If you think swadling makes them improve fast wait until they start co-bedding. Merry Christmas to you and yours.