Tuesday, December 19, 2006

I'm on the week schedule

So lately I've been on the once a week posting schedule. I'll try to change that...

Does anyone know where to find the counter for site visits? I want to say that I recall when I set up my blog there was an option to put the counter on the blog, but now I can't find it. I don't think too many people visit, but I am just curious how many visits I get.

It is almost Christmas time. This year I haven't had a chance to think much about Christmas. All of my time has been occupied with Penelope and Jess and work. It was crazy to think "only 6 days until Christmas". I am excited.

I've been done with Christmas shopping for awhile now. Well with the exception of a few small things. It has been nice to not have to worry about it the week before like I usually do. Well I haven't been that bad in the past, I usually don't start until after December 1st.

I am excited to spend the time with my small family and then visit lots of other family. I love taking Penelope places and letting people see her!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Back to work

The week long "vacation" is over. Luckily I was able to take a week off work after Penelope was born. Typically time off during the fourth quarter of the year isn't allowable for an e-commerce business. It's crunch time. Going back to work yesterday was hard. I missed my girls alot. After spending pretty much everyday together for a week you would like I would be excited at the prospect of getting "away". The exact opposite was true. I wanted to be home more than ever. Such is the way of life. I am very excited that Jess gets to take so much time off work. Thank you US Government for FMLA but no thanks for not even coming close to the benefits other countries offer for maternity leave. According to an article on MSN, in Sweden a mother gets up to 480 days PAID time off work. I know I shouldn't necessarily be complaining (which I'm not really doing) because at least there is something offered now. Not very long ago FMLA didn't exist and mothers were getting shafted even more.

On a happy note, it is winter and storms are predicted for later this week. Should be a good time in the mountains. Only about 5 more weeks before Jess should get cleared and we can get out together! I am very excited.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Baby Time!!!!

Our little baby arrived Sunday (12/3) at 9:35 pm after 17 hours of labor!!! We are now the extremely proud parents of the cutest baby girl! We named her Penelope Jessica Miller. She weighed 7 lbs 1 oz and was 19.5 inches long. Jess and the baby are both doing well. We are getting ready to go home later this afternoon. Here are a couple of pictures for your viewing enjoyment:

It's Coming!!! (And 16 hours later she did)

Little Penelope