Monday, March 17, 2008

7 Things

Almost daily, I read a blog called Confessions of a CF Husband. It is the ongoing story of a Nate, his wife Tricia who has Cystic Fibrosis, and their now 9 week old daughter, born 15 weeks premature. It is so uplifting and incredible to keep up with them, I encourage you to look at the blog when you can. My family has been touched by CF- my dad's cousin Gwyneth is a living miracle, although her struggle has been long. Ironically, Tricia and Nate's new baby girl is also named Gwyneth. Recently, Nate posted 7 Things You Might Not Know About Me on his blog, and encouraged readers to do the same. I thought it sounded fun, so I'll give it a whirl for me and Jack!

7 Things You Might Not Know About Me (Tori)

1. My whole life (until college) I thought I would grow up to be a pastor in a Lutheran church. In college I decided I was meant to teach. I also went though phases where I wanted to be: a writer, a college professor, a librarian, a photographer, and a music therapist. Looking at the list, I guess I'm kind of a nerd. Currently, I think it would be great to become a Child Life Specialist for kids in the hospital.

2. I don't like the food on my plate to touch. At all. You know those sectioned plates you get a buffets and school lunches? I am campaigning for sectioned china plates.

3. I've always wanted to visit Africa. Some day I want to do something meaningful to help women and children affected by HIV there.

4. I am a much different mom than I thought I would be. I generally thought I would be pretty go with the flow about my babies. Instead I think I've become kind of a nervous mom. I'm trying to strike a balance.

5. Back to my weird food habits... I eat each different part of my meal one at a time instead of taking bites of many different things. This sometimes even includes my drink.

6. I was born with foot issues. My heel cords weren't long enough, and my feet were turned funny. I wore casts for some of my first year. The doctors told my parents I might not walk. Flash forward to me walking 60 miles in 3 days last year in the Breast Cancer 3 Day. Guess they were wrong.

7. I love school. I would go to school forever if someone would pay for it.

7 Things You Might Not Know About Jack

1. Jack loves hair. He loves to grab it, run his fingers though it, etc.

2. Jack is going to be tall. He is in the 98th percentile for height.

3. Jack hates to have his arms restricted. He didn't like his arms swaddled even in the hospital, and would manage to get them out of the blankets, even when the nurses did it (and they are pros)!

4. Jack has beautiful big blue eyes. They will probably stay that color because Mom and Dad both have blue eyes.

5. Jack knows his name. He looks at you when you call it.

6. Jack loves bananas.

7. Jack is named after his grandfather, who was a great dad to me. Hopefully, one day he will be a great dad too.

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