I had the chance to pop in and visit my old friend, Michelle and her new baby. Her older ones were out with grandparents and I left my littles with my parents so we actually got to visit and I got to hog the baby the whole time I was there. And Michelle, being Michelle, had a spotless home, fresh tea and cookies made, and berries in pretty bowls. It was one of those comforting visits with a friend I have known forever, but is still the same generous heart that she has always been, since we were single digits.

WHAT a cuddlebug little Justin is! He came a month early and surprised everyone but they were all perfectly delighted to welcome him. He is very boy and very cute and makes more grunts and squeaks than I have heard in a while. Michelle laughed and said he reminded her of a little goat.

Little sleepy grins. I always consider each and every baby smile a real smile. Gas? Whatever. He's dreaming of wonderful things!

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Justin is number three in line at their home. His big sisters, Emily and Bethany, have been doing so well with him, his mom reported.

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I just love the fuzz in his little piggies. How many times do moms pull fuzzies off their babies' feet after their socks come off?

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He truly is a sweet little lump of a boy.

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I absolutely laughed when I saw this one. You can imagine the speech bubble above his head,"Enough of the kissing, already!!"

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Sorry, buddy. You may be in for many years of unrestricted kissing, at least until you learn to run. And even then, I suspect your mum will still catch you :) .