Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sharing the Load

There are some tasks for which sharing the load makes for quick work. Case in point: On Sunday, Lisa and I set up the Christmas tree for the holidays. Ordinarily, it can take me up to four or five hours to get it constructed and lit. Of course, some of that is just getting all of the light strings working, but thanks to my Light Keeper PRO tool, that went a lot faster this year.

For the tree, though, this year Lisa and I shared the duties. While I fluffed out and attached each branch, she followed along behind and wrapped the branch with lights. Occasionally she would run into a burnt out one and I would jump in ot replace it. Using this technique, we were able to get the tree built and lit in under an hour.

This was a really good thing because 30 minutes after we put the last decoration on the tree, Lisa let me know that "it was time" and off we flew to the hospital where, at 10am the next morning, our little Kaylie was born.

There are some tasks that you can share, and others where you can only be a coach and support while the other person does all of the heavy lifting.

It is a profoundly humbling experience.

Kaylie Adeline Peters
Born: Nov 19, 2007 9:56am
Weight: 6lb 8oz
Length: 19 inches

Mother, baby, and Dad are all doing well and trying to come to grips with a whole new exciting chapter of life.


Anonymous said...

She's absolutely perfect! Congratulations you two.

Dan Cooney said...

a world of congratulations to you. Wendy says "Great story!"

Larc said...

Welcome to the wonderful and dazzling world of parenthood!

Unknown said...

Felicidades Lisa and Greg...I do not know what is wrong with my computer, but I cannot open the attachment for the picture. I will ask Debby to see a picture. Congrats!!!

Debby said...

This is grandma! I can't wait to hold Kaylie and snuggle her on Thanksgiving. Thank you Greg and Lisa for giving us a wonderful bundle to be thankful about.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure she is as pretty as her mama and as happy as her papa! What a beautiful little girl you two created. Aunt Anne

Sandy of Sandy's Stuff for Women said...

Greg - your mom called me Monday morning and told me of your perfect daughter. I am SO happy for you - your joy has just begun.

LindsayandReid said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful little baby girl! I like her name, too. Congrats!

Unknown said...

I am so excited for you guys! :) Congratulations, she is beautiful! One step at a time and you too will survive the "transition".