Showing posts from October, 2007

A New Call Family Production

Here is Sophia's screen debut.

When Richie met Sophia for the first time in the hospital he tried to calm her down by singing one of his favorite songs to her.
He started singing the "ABC's" very softly, but when she didn't quiet down he got really loud, and then gave up a little, but it was nice that he tried.

Sophia Christina Call

At 6:14 AM, on Saturday, October 27, 2007, Sophia Christina Call was born in the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She weighs 5 pounds and 13 ounces, and she is 19 1/2 inches long. She's a teeny, tiny, beautiful baby girl!

Sophia was scheduled for a C-section on November 1st, but on Friday, the 26th of October, Chrislynn started feeling strong contractions. These contractions got stronger and more frequent until at about 2:00am she woke me up and told me to call the doctor. At this point, the contractions were only 5 minutes apart, and they were getting quite painful (from what I understand). Only 4 hours later Sophia was born.

Our good friend Blythe Coons came over to be with Richie so he could stay sleeping. We got to the hospital and they determined that we were indeed going to have a baby. Since we were already scheduled to have a C-section the doctor said, "Why wait to go through labor?" They immediately started to prepare for surgury,…

Apple Picking

Last week we went to a farm and apple orchard in Princeton with our friend Blythe. At the farm little Richie had fun feeding sheep, playing in the pumpkins and eating cider donuts. At the orchard he didn't really want to pick any apples from the trees, but he did like picking them up off the ground. It was a fun outing, but it was so warm it didn't really feel like a fall activity. We are still waiting for New Jersey to decide it will participate in the seasons.

Richie recently discovered his shadow and he does what we call his "shadow dance". He did it for us at the orchard a little.

Richie (my husband) extended our anniversary by taking us to Les Miserables on Tuesday. It was my fifth time seeing it, but Richie had never seen it, and it is a show that he really should see. He was disappointed that it had closed a few years ago and was glad he got another chance when it reopened last year. We ended up getting one student rush ticket and one standing room tic…

Five Years

Friday was our five year anniversary. Richie is a great husband and I never doubt his love for me. We have a pretty amazing little boy and are really excited about the new baby.

Five years ago we played husband and wife in a play and Richie thought it was a pretty good fit...

I wasn't sure at first, but I couldn't resist his charms for long and we were married a few months later...

Fast forward and we are still very happy and our family continues to grow.


My cesarean section has been scheduled for November 1 at 11:00 a.m. I am having a baby in four weeks!

Make Your Points

First I want to say that as a pregnant woman I become interested in anything that has anything to do with childbirth and newborns, and because of my crazy hormones I am very affected and usually end up crying over TLC's "A Baby Story". Secondly, I admit that I watch way too much t.v. and usually when Richie asks me how my day went I give him a rundown of the episodes of "A Baby Story" I watched as well as the children's programming we watched throughout the day.

So, the other morning I was telling Richie about an episode of "Private Practice" I had watched the night before. The show was about two babies that had been switched at birth and it turned out that one of the dads had done it intentionally because his baby was sick and he wanted a healthy one. I was emotional watching and emotional telling Richie about it. This show is fictional and in no way related to the reality show "A Baby Story" but when I was telling Richie about it he…