...this little guy's, I mean ....
....if you've emailed me since he was born and I didn't respond, he's why. And if you left an important question in the comment section and I didn't write back - blame it on Hayden as well.
I am completely behind on thank you notes, emails, birthday presents (but any of my out of town relatives will tell you that is nothing new !!) and it's ALL Hayden's fault. I mean, look at that adorable smile and those cuddly little arms - would you be able to resist spending all day holding him ?? I admit it - he's the most spoiled Rice baby to date. He absolutely does NOT want to be put down for a minute, and if he is in my arms he is a completely happy baby. The photo above was taken during one of those rare moments where he was happy out of my arms, but immediately after I took it, he actually jumped right onto my chest and glued himself to me. He's amazing like that. I'm calling these past two months "the fourth trimester" because he does not understand that he's not physically attached to me anymore...I am literally carrying him an additional trimester right now.
Sooooo, all of that to say - if you have emailed me or left a comment that I was supposed to respond to, it is NOT that I haven't read either one - I've just been a flake about getting on the computer and typing out a response. I promise you I read every comment and email and I mentally comment or email you back... I'm just not as good as doing so in real life, and I lay the blame entirely on Hayden. He said I could do that.
In fact, at the moment he is yelling at me to get off the computer and resume our 24/7 bonding session immediately.