Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Movie Quiz

One of my friends had this quiz on his blog and it was really fun so I'm sharing it all with you!: Thanks Elder Saunders!!!

A-Pick 20 favorite movies
B-Go to IMDB and find a quote from each movie
C-Post them for others to guess
D-Include an actor's name as a hint and check off each quote when it's guessed correctly

1. The city has fallen silent. There is no warmth left in the sun.
It is only the damp of the first spring rain. I do not believe this darkness will endure. (Sean Bean)

2. Anyone for fruit or dessert? (Madeline Kahn)

3. They know that we know that they know that we know. (Carrie Fisher)

4. It is always surprising how small a part of life is taken up by meaningful moments. Most often they are over before they start although they cast a light on the future and make the person who originated them unforgettable. (Chow Yun-Fat)

5. Ugh...I can hear you getting fatter. (Brian Dennehy) (Guessed right by Nancy)

6. I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food. (Albert Brooks) (Guessed right by Nancy)

7. ...I want a wife. I want a wife, not a nursemaid to look after me. I want a wife to share my bed every night, all day if we wish. If I can't have that, I'd rather die. We're not the platonic sort...
Can you see me? Then here this...Your life is not yours to give up. It is mine, all mine and I forbid it. (Ruth Wilson)

8. And that put paid to it. I wonder who first discovered the power of poetry in driving away love?
I thought that poetry was the food of love.
Of a fine stout love, it may. But if it is only a vague inclination I'm convinced one poor sonnet will kill it stone dead
So what do you recommend to encourage affection?
Dancing. Even if one's partner is barely tolerable.(Matthew McFadyen) (Guessed right by Nancy)

9. You know, there's like a boat-load of gangs at this school. This one gang kept wanting me to join because I'm pretty good with a bow staff. (Tina Majorino)

10. That's the beauty of music. They can't get that from you... Haven't you ever felt that way about music?
I played a mean harmonica as a younger man. Lost interest in it though. Didn't make much sense in here.
Here's where it makes the most sense. You need it so you don't forget.
Forget that... there are places in this world that aren't made out of stone. That there's something inside... that they can't get to, that they can't touch. That's yours.
What're you talking about?
Hope. (Clancy Brown)

11. No, you submit, do you hear? You be strong, you survive... You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you. (Madeleine Stowe)

12. Dying's a really hard way to learn about life. (Nicole Kidman)

13. You love me?
Enough to travel the world with you until one of us has to take an honest job... which I think is going to have to be you, because I have no idea what an honest job is. (Judi Dench)

14. If we get any more white people in here, this is gonna be a suburb. (John Travolta)

15. Doesn't anybody use a phone anymore?
I do.
I'm not talking about 900 numbers.
Who told? (Bill Pullman)

16. Our love is like the wind... I can’t see it, but I sure can feel it. (Daryl Hannah)

17. How could I forget about you? You're the only person I know. (Chris Cooper)

18. I trust everyone. It's the devil inside them I don't trust. (Edward Norton)

19. Tell me the story about why you're sad.
You think I'm sad?
What makes you think that?
Your eyes told me. (Toni Collette)

20. There are a lot of things I can take, and some things I can't. But what I can't take is when my older brother, who's everything that I want to be, starts losing faith in things. I saw that look in your eyes last night. I don't ever want to see that look in your eyes again. (Rory Culkin)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Sweet Gabriel!

Wow....life's been particularly challenging this last week. We just realized that Gabriel is a colicky baby, which means that he has a really hard time self-soothing. We bought the book "The Happiest Baby on the Block" and it has really helped! We're hoping it keeps helping. The book says he should be a better self-soother by the age of three or four months. So we're hanging tight for another month and a half or two and a half! So wish us luck on this journey!

But we did get some wonderful photos of our little Gabe done by the wife of one of Archie's co-w0rkers, Rachael. If you like and want her to come by to do a shoot she makes house calls and I can give you the information!

I hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Another update!

I really don't have too much more to report. Gabriel is Mr. Big and growing. As of last Friday he weighed 11.9 pounds and has outgrown most of his 0-3 outfits that he fit into his first week of life. He definitely still keeps us on our tows with his night wakings and his sometimes grumpy behavior! We are looking foward to sleeping nights and definitely when he starts being able to interact with us and play a bit more. Also my infection is officially gone!! Woot! But the incision still is pretty tender and probably will be for a little while longer. But Gabe and I went on our first official walk together today! He's still cooing away in his infant seat and sleeping! We're also thinking it's time to get some cable TV. I'm one of those people that needs some background noise while I'm going about my day...and that day consists of lots of couch time while feeding Gabe and pumping his milk...and there are only so many movies I can watch over and over again! We think it'll be a good investment in the long run, especially once he starts getting interested in those fun educational children's programs!! So we are all still learning and growing and figuring it all out together!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Life With Gabe

Wow! Gabriel will be four weeks old tomorrow. He's getting so big now. Being a new mommy is so crazy every day. It involves lots of sleep deprivation, patience, sacrifice, and love! Archie is so amazing; he really helps out at night by taking the long night shift around two or three in the morning. He's also amazing at helping him get those little grunts worked out by bouncing him and exercising his feet to get all the goo out. I sure wish he had a few more weeks off to spend with us at home. But that's the way life goes. I definitely think he's starting to sleep a bit longer at night. Sometimes it depends, but we usually get at least one streak of three hours each night. Right now it's extra tough for me since I have to pump at night as well as get up with him. But the advantage of that is Archie as well as others can feed him any time with my milk in a bottle! Each day we have fun tummy time...OK, Gabe actually hates tummy time. He gets pretty cranky, but he needs it to strengthen is back and neck muscles. They say that the more tummy time a child gets the higher chance they have of crawling and walking sooner....I'll let you know how that goes! hee hee! Now that my mom is gone it gets pretty hairy during the day...sometimes I forget to eat even since laying him down gets him cranky or whatever! And I'm still getting my wound changed every day so I'm still in PJs all the time! And showering is very special nowadays....like only on the weekends! No, sometimes it's at night after Archie gets home that I get to take those!! Very exciting. This is one of my rambling blog entries...but we have a lot of fun, tears, and sleeps during our day! He's our sweet baby and we're so happy to have him in our lives despite the new and crazy changes involved! Here are a few more pics of our growing Gabe!! Enjoy!

I'm a bit scary, but hey I just had a baby!

Grumpy tummy time!

Bouncer time!!!

Fun times with Grandpa and Grandma Stokes!

Monday, March 2, 2009

3 Week Update

Not too much to update on, but Gabe is still doing great! He's growing like a weed! I can't believe he's already three weeks old! Happy March for sure. He's an amazing baby!! But I can't wait til he's old enough to start sleeping through the night. Archie and I are both super tired and looking forward to the late Spring and Summer!

Recovery for me is still slow-going. I'm still receiving daily dressing changes for my infection in my incision. But my doctor says it's healing nicely and hopefully will only have one more week on the dressing changes. It's just hard to have this wound since it makes mobility difficult and it still hurts! Also my mom is heading back to work on Wednesday so I only have one more day with her. I'm very sad about that and nervous. How am I going to survive without her? She's the only way I get some sleep during the day! So wish us luck as we really start the adventure without Mom's help!