This gift arrived at my mom's house in Ft. Lauderdale a few days ago -- a gift from my mom's friend Marty. I've been letting my mom open newly arriving gifts as she is trying to organize the things I have down there, washing clothes and bottles, and packing things that will come back to Eglin after we get baby.
Aren't these the cutest? My mom especially liked how the socks say: "George baby" -- my Dad's name.
This looks like it might compete for the take-home-from-hospital outfit. Originally, JB and I were going to go pick out something special to take baby home in. The only thing, we have SOOO many outfits, it seemed more appropriate to pick something to buy ourselves for another special event in his life, later. We're already worried he won't have time to wear all the newborn outfits he has received. So we'll use one of the adorable outfits we've received to go home in instead. To date, we have only bought a few choice items -- some picture frames and hangers. I go into the baby section not afraid to buy something but just not in need of anything.
As for us, I have come down with a bit of a head cold. Please pray that it goes away before baby gets here! Scrubs' leg is, according to JB, healing, although you wouldn't know it by looking at it. It looks really nasty, but apparently this means it is healing from the inside out. John used some other big words to describe the nastiness oozing from this wound, but apparently these are good things, and Scrubby will be okay without another trip to the vet. Dogs cost a lot!!
John is on call this Saturday. Currently, John is tied with one other intern for first for the most number of call days for the year. This is a lot considering he hasn't had a call day in almost eight weeks! This shows how many call days he had early in the year! Unfortunately, after eight weeks of having his weekends off, I feel quite lost without him here with me tomorrow. I told JB that maybe I should volunteer to babysit for someone or do something. Normally, I'd be catching up on work, but with quitting my job at Mayo, I have been able to easily keep up on my work. However, John told me not to be so foolish. This could be the last weekend or one of the last weekends I have nothing to do so he said I should sit back, relax, and enjoy it.
We have talked about going to see that movie Expelled by Ben Stein tonight. Apparently, Stein discusses the fact that the theory of evolution is the only theory allowed to be discussed in schools across America. I don't know much about it, but if you know JB, you know he is a HUGE proponent of intelligent design. Take it from Kelsey who once tried to challenge his viewpoint on intelligent design's introduction into the classroom -- you don't want to fight with JB on this topic. He is very well-schooled and has read every book imaginable on this topic and apologetics and evolution in general. (He actually left early this morning to give a lecture to the other interns during Friday morning Bible Study today.) It isn't that JB believes a certain religion should be brought into the classroom. It is that he believes, as do many others, that the theory of intelligent design should be taught jointly with other theories (like evolution.) Anyways, let me stop now lest I make a complete fool of myself. I'll ask JB to fill you in after we see the movie -- which we currently have to wait to make a decision on based on how I feel.
Right now, I'm going to take a nap.
P.S. Just to put all of you at ease, my sister-in-law Gabbi has agreed to update the blog for me during the hours and days surrounding XY's arrival. I'll be conveying information to her via the phone as I can, and she'll be sharing it on the blog. Of course, we'll make phone calls to some individuals before we post the final news on the blog, but you'll be able to keep up-to-date on the little guy's entrance into this world pretty quickly! Stay tuned!