Thursday, August 10, 2006


Computers! Grr! I just lost a bunch of emails before I could read them, so if you've written to us today or yesterday, please resend.

A conversation with Jaan last night at dinner:
We were eating (green) pesto pizza, and Will put red pepper all over his.
"Is Papa's pizza spicy?"
"Does Papa like spicy?"
"Well, I like green."


Anonymous said...

And I like it green also....What a joy Jaan's communication is! Of course we can only receive that joy because you share it with us: grateful applause.

We love you all.

Anonymous said...

A note to those who have read today's blog posting: I just received word from Phyllis that she had recovered the e-mails, but for some reason she cannot edit the post. E-mails do not need to be resent.

Anonymous said...

And I thought he liked it spicy...pesto pizza sounds good. Mom, dad & gram really enjoyed the videos of the kids, even though I took some of them sideways.oops. I kept telling them that Jaan really does talk- just not to a camera. I'm going to try to figure out how to upload my pictures onto a site, so that others can see them. I know your parents in particular would like that. =-)

Mimi said...

Yum, I love pesto.

Anonymous said...

I hope all of your worries are laid to rest with Jaan's communication. It's precious!
I'm "pregnant enough" for people to notice and ask now. It helps that I've finally made the leap into maternity clothes.=)However, I've only gained 3 lbs, but everything I'm reading says I should have gained between 10-12 lbs...did you keep track of that during your pregnancies?

Phyllis said...

Shae, I'll answer you in an email. One of my hobbies is helping pregnant women not to obsess. :-)

Phyllis said...

Okay, now I can get online, but my email won't send. This is what I wrote to you, Shannon:
Here, after the first trimester you MUST gain 500 grams a week, no more no less. Any more and they'll scream at you for being a pig and make you starve yourself the next week; any less and they gravely tell you that the baby may not survive. And heaven forbid that that you gain 800 one week and 100 the next like a normal person! Our midwife with Jaan started class every week by asking who had gotten a bad report on their weight. 90% of the class would raise their hands, and she would give a pep talk about "eat healthy and ignore the doctors." The midwife who delivered Raia--you know her rather well ;-)--has even better advice: eat healthy and don't weigh yourself. I think I weighed myself once with each pregnancy. I gained a ton (but not at the "right" rate or times), had healthy babies, and then lost all the weight.