I’ve been scurrying around trying to cram three days of work into one. When we applied to be vendors at the Northwest Regional Spinner’s Association Annual conference we’d assumed that Wesley would be born well before the date and we’d have this week to fully get ready. I’d been printing books, copying dvds and preparing some fiber samples. But having Faith for most of the last five days put me behind in everything. The postmistress was surprised when I kept laying packages to be mailed on the counter, it’d been awhile since we’d mailed that many in one day. We’re heading into a long weekend starting tomorrow morning. The booths are to be opened from 8:30am – 11pm each day. It’ll be interesting to see how well we hold up, especially Ed who normally is in bed by 9pm. To add to that, he’s been off his feet since Saturday when allergies blew up into a severe sinus infection. There isn’t much that keeps him out of the shop for a few days but he’s been sleeping for the majority of time. Tonight he felt as though maybe he’s finally starting to kick it.
Oh, you want to know about the baby?
Wesley finally arrived late Sunday evening, only 12 days after he was predicted to come. Mom and baby are healthy and well. He weighed 8lbs, 8oz.
With daddy about an hour after birth:
Faith had been staying with us since Saturday as well as Friday. Since she and Ed were sound asleep when the phone call came, I left a note and dashed to town to see the newborn son.
The next morning about 10 we took Faith in to see her little brother. On the whole she mostly ignored him and only showed a brief bit of curiosity. She sat next to him only long enough for a couple pictures then scooted off the couch. She stayed with us until late yesterday.
About 12 hours old: