Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The song of the keyboard

Right around this time of day 2:30-3:00 I get really sleepy. There is a lull in the phone calls and the rhythmic tapping of keys that fills the office, calling out to me to crash my face on the keyboard, that tap tap tap like the sirens of Ulysses luring the ships to the rocks. I get up and walk around, grab a cup of tea, get the blood flowing but I know that the last two hours of work are going to be a fight for conscienceless.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

He's holding our hearts too

Good luck Aunt Linsey

Monday, February 18, 2008

Doing Well

Nearly two weeks of being a family of four and so far so good. Henry slept for 6 hours straight last night giving Kate and I some much needed consecutive sleep. He’s a giver like that. We both woke up on our own to check on him though, it seems we can’t just enjoy the sleep; we have to check that he is still alive. Finn is doing pretty well so far sharing his parents. He is very popular with family so he is still getting his fair share of attention and having his Ta Ta and Aunt Meg here was a great for him. We have also purchased a webcam to have some Skype sessions with Grandma, Ta Ta, and Uncle Mark and Aunt Nena. Finn rubs his nose against the monitor to give butter fly kisses or ugga muggas with Uncle Mark and he asks to hold Grandma when ever we chat with her. Not sure if he gets the technology but he knows that his fans are just a few clicks away.

Kate is recovering well and looking beautiful as usual. She has connected really quickly with Henry and the two of them have been out and about a bunch. We went to my uncle Beaver’s surprise 50th birthday party and got to see a bunch of my uncles. As I have written about before it is tough to track them down but we got to see Beaver, Maverick, Pablo, Steve, and Papa. It was pretty great introducing Finn to my Papa while he held on for dear life to his own Papa. It was a classic Rohl party with a good deal of drinking and good food and Kate took it all in stride. It is a bit different world for her but you would never know it to see her interact.

I am back to work full-time today and the day seems really long. Just one week of Half days and I feel like that is the norm. Work and I have a tenuous relationship at best but this job is really great and if I have to work then this is a good place for it. My one friend at work just turned in his notice to move to California. I guess I will have to get back on the friend dating circuit to find a replacement, plenty of fish in the sea but this office doesn’t seem to be connected with that sea.

More pictures coming soon, batteries keep running out to quick so I can’t get them loaded. Thank you to everyone that sent wishes and congratulations. We got messages through the blog, gmail, facebook, myspace, text messages, phone calls, greeting cards, and flowers delivered to the door. Not sure why there wasn’t a carrier pigeon in there somewhere but there might be more kids soon

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Oh Man!

Video taken by Meg.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Henry Ellis Rohl

9 lbs. 4 oz. 21 inches long born at 6:45 after 10 minutes of pushing. Welcome to the world my boy!

This is the day your life will surely change

We are at the hospital and Kate is hooked up to the I.V., monitors, and Pitocin. She is beautiful and happy and so far pain free. Unfortunately Flickr is a blocked site so I can't upload the other pictures but I will later. Thanks for the prayers and good thought, we really appreciate it.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Rest, work, rest.... rinse and repeat

This weekend was both restful and full. We got a new couch and painted the boy’s room and slept in. With Finn at Papa and grandma’s house we could work in spurts and lay around for long periods of time but we miss him a lot. Saturday we were going to go pick him up after he spent some time with my parents but snow on the passes, and Kate’s possible contractions made that impossible. So we rested and worked and enjoyed a bit of calm before the storm of two kids, family, work, and a forecast that calls for rain as far as the calendar will go. Two more days now until we report to the hospital to convince Kate’s body to let that big boy out. We have a bag packed in case of an early release that we both hope for but doesn’t seem likely. We both like the idea of rushing to the hospital as we forget our wallets at home. It’s romantic kind of.

Friday, February 01, 2008

The time between

For the last month I have been working long hours at work and getting less sleep then usual. It seems like a good warm up to the sleepless nights of a newborn but for the next few days I will be in the in-between. The extra hours at work are over and the baby is not here yet. With Finn at my parents house there is a strong possibility that I could sleep until noon tomorrow, maybe longer, and that idea sounds good. I am in no way comparing because I will always lose, but I am really tired. I feel weary and unhealthy and in need of some sun. The odd thing is that I am really happy. This busy time has been really great and Kate and I have had a lot of fun together.