Wednesday, August 19, 2009

How to Start a Blog (a.k.a. a challenge from my husband)

Daniel Bing is 7 weeks, 2 days old today and since I originally planned to start this blog to track my pregnancy I can't really blame my husband for not really believing that I would ever actually do anything on this blog. But, I don't like to prove him right - so here we go.

The Bing Man (as I like to call him) is sleeping peacefully (fingers crossed) and while I should be writing thank you notes (ha!) I'm focused on what story I should start this blog off with (oh no! I suddenly realize that I need to be grammatically correct as this blog will be viewed by millions of people... or maybe a couple of dozen people... did I just end that sentence with a preposition? That's against the rules, I know).

It kind of feels like an eternity since Daniel was born. He came into the world so quickly (honestly... 4 hours of labor and 20 minutes of pushing, people) and rocked our worlds in an instant. Those first few weeks were anything but easy, but we made it through and we're now in our groove and I couldn't be happier. In fact, I cried this morning out of HAPPINESS while looking at my perfect little boy and feeling an overwhelming amount of love and joy while Miley Cyrus sang on the Today Show (am I still having hormonal issues??)

Here are a few pictures from birth to last week. He's grown so much that it blows my mind:

I don't really think that this one needs an explanation - but I would like to say that our nurse (Lori) at St. Vincent's was unreal. I have no memory of Matt having our camera out at this point, but I'm so happy that we got this.

Aunt Andi got Daniel this rockin' onesie to honor my love of Bon Jovi. Daniel is a little over a week old in this shot.

This must be one of the cutest bath pictures ever.

Daniel turned one month when we were down the shore. Most comments on this photo have been about how big his shorts are on him.

I was shocked when I woke Daniel up in his bassinet last week to see that he is almost growing out of it. I had to take this picture so that I remember how big he looked.

So I believe that I have won the challenge from my husband. My blog has officially begun. I'm staring at Daniel in his Bjorn seat (thanks to the Bahats... one of the best gifts ever) and I'm amazed by this little boy. The act of starting this blog leaves me wondering what it will capture over the years. I can only hope that when he is old enough to look at it and, eventually, read it, that it makes him laugh, cry and all those other emotions that your parents' memories leave you feeling.


  1. Yay!!! 1st COMMENT EVER :) on my son's !st birthday!! :) I'm going to link you to our blog now.

  2. Mimi kvells, and loves the polkies and the polka dots!

  3. Just wait until I get my hands on those "Polkies"

  4. love the land of bing! (welcome to the blogosphere). In that bath shot, is he a ringer for his Uncle Richie, or what?!

  5. Nana Max8/30/2009

    A biased comment from Nana Max - is the Bing Man the cutest thing you've ever seen????? How blessed we are!!!!!