Monday, October 12, 2015

Twelve Grumpy Months

A year ago tonight I was nervously trying to get to sleep with my bag packed, anticipating driving to the hospital in the morning for my fourth c-section.  Paul and I had gone to confession and Mass and had gotten a special blessing from our parish priest, and after dinner realized there was still blood work I'd needed to have done and had rushed to the hospital, thankful for the 24 hour lab.

It was the first time that we were going to the hospital on the day that the c-section had been planned and it was kind of nerve wracking.

Tomorrow, a little after noon, we met James Ignatius, and he gave us his very first grumpy baby look.  In the months that have followed it's become a bit of a joke around here, because he is an incredibly cheerful, laid back baby, who loves to play and laugh and cuddle, but when he was tiny and he saw a camera he would immediately become serious and stare intently.  Usually that looks like a frown.

In honor of James' birthday tomorrow, and one year of Grumpy Baby pictures, I put together a collection of grumpy faces while wondering where the last twelve months have gone!


1 Month

2 months

3 Months

4 months

5 Months

6 Months

7 Months

8 Months

9 Months

10 months

11 Months

Not Quite 12 Months

I cannot believe how fast this past year has gone by!  So Happy-Almost-Birthday James!  And I'm sure I'll have pictures posted sometimes tomorrow of James' big day!  


  1. You are an official link at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church in New Orleans, La. 8128 Plum St. If ever in the Big Easy, come and visit. Ask for Fr. Herb

  2. Beautiful - and amazingly blue eyes!

  3. You are an official link at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church at 8128 Plum St., New Orleans, La. 70118. You are living a beautiful live. If you are in the Big Easy, come visit us and ask for Fr. Herb.


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