Happy New Year!

We would like to wish all of our family and friends a happy new year!

2010 was an exciting year with many changes in our lives. We moved to a country town in the New England tablelands called Guyra, and have been settling in this community.

We expect that 2011 will bring new challenges and experiences.

The boys are have grown quite a bit since the last update (sorry for not posting for so long!), and we hope to keep you more up-to-date in the future.

For now, best wishes to all, and God bless!

Benjamin, Cathy, Isaiah, and Seth

Introducing: Seth Miguel Galindo

Baby Seth Sleeping
Baby Seth Sleeping

Seth was born on Friday, 27 February 2009 at 9:55 am. He came one week early, for which Cathy was grateful. He was born  51 cm long, and weighed  3.3 kg (7 pounds 5 ounces).

He is a very happy little baby and loves being a part of the action, and he loves his food, so he’ll fit in well with the rest of the family.

Cathy is recovering quickly and definitely knows she’s alive now with two little babies.

Isaiah loves his little brother and fake cries when Seth cries, just to show some sympathy. He also loves sharing his toys with the bub.

I will be taking a month off work to be with the family, and to catch up on a few things around the house.

Online v. print reading: which one makes us smarter?

“It’s no mystery that publications have been taking a beating as more and more people read their news on the Net. But there’s a catch. The online info may be instant and abundant — and in many cases free — but it may come at a cost, says a new study published in the Journal of Research in Reading. [More]

“Online v. print reading: which one makes us smarter?”, Scientific American – Official RSS Feed

Ginkgo biloba not useful in preventing dementia

“NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Although often billed as a memory and cognition enhancing product, the medicinal herb Ginkgo biloba does not stave off cognitive decline or help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week. [More]

“Ginkgo biloba not useful in preventing dementia”, Scientific American – Official RSS Feed

The Saga Continues: Bump the Second

We have been blessed with another miracle of life, a baby boy due March 6.

Although, we had a stressful start, everything seems to be alright now. Bump II is growing healthy and strong, and kicking away.

We have some pictures and even a video to show you for those who would like a closer look.

There will be a 19 month gap between the boys, so it should be lots of fun.

We still haven’t decided on a name for him, and suggestions are welcome. One possibility could be Jeremiah, it fits quite appropriately since we think this should be our last child, and if another one comes along it will be quite fitting to call him/her Lamentations, but that’s another story 😉 As you can see we are bit desperate for names.

Cathy is not feeling sick anymore (thank goodness for that), but she’s running a bit low on energy.

Isaiah is growing and is full of energy, and it’s quite funny to see him get hipcupps after getting the giggles. He’s trying walking now, so there’s never a dull moment.

Follow this link to the gallery.

Life’s Little Mysteries – Why Are ‘Mama’ and ‘Dada’ a Baby’s First Words?

A baby’s first words are often “mama” and “dada,” much to the delight of parents. Now scientists think they know why.

LiveScience.com: Life’s Little Mysteries – Why Are ‘Mama’ and ‘Dada’ a Baby’s First Words?