Thursday, May 20, 2010

I just want to say . . .

today has been a good day!

How about yours?

What was your high point and/or low point today?

High points for us - having a bit of a routine, not too much crying (from baby and none today from mama!), talking to my mom and Marcella on the phone, sweet friends from school bringing Rosa's for dinner and time for Adrian and I to hang out

Low points - hmm . . . today has been short on them (hence the good day post) but I guess if I had to pick I'd say yippey dogs, diaper rash and lots of laundry

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

the 18th

I am one month old today!

In the last week . . .

Grandma has come to visit and I've been rocked and rocked

I learned to drink from a bottle

I got to go to the souffle restaurant with Mama and Daddy and Grandma and people there said I was perfect

I have been wanting to eat every two hours lately and Mama and Daddy are tired

I got a swing and it is the greatest thing ever

I went to woodcraft with Daddy to look at guy stuff

I went garage sale-ing with Mama and Daddy

I am loving tummy time

Monday, May 10, 2010

sleep when baby sleeps

"Sleep when the baby is sleeping"

is an adage I've heard many times even before this little guy was born.

Being a "doer" and not one who likes to take naps I wasn't sure how much I'd actually live it.

I've had at least one friend tell me she didn't and wished she had.

Maybe God is helping me to learn some things without having to learn them the hard way or something because I decided just to go ahead and live that adage right now. It has been good and much needed.

There is not however a corresponding "blog when the baby blogs" adage :)

Hence, very few posts around here . . .

Thanks for having patience while we learn our new "normal".

Here are some things I'd like to remember from the past couple weeks:

So many wonderfully kind friends bringing us delicious dinners. It has been absolutely wonderful!

An elder from our church who brought us dinner praying over the three of us before he left. Such a blessing.

Comedies of errors - of course they want to paint our apt. bldg. this week requiring that we take everything off the balcony and pile it in the dining room, our boy learning to make "fountains" in the midst of diaper changes and tinkle landing all over him, mama, daddy, the carpet, the clean and waiting diaper, etc., etc., a drawer in the kitchen randomly and literally falling apart when opened and landing on daddy's foot, multiple diaper and clothes changes during middle of the night feedings and the laundry just piling up, a glass breaking right over the pan of browning meat . . . ugg, mama bursting into tears while watching You've Got Mail . . . hello hormones!

saying a tearful goodbye to Nana and yet making it on our own

mama, daddy and son going on a date together - the drive through at Wendy's, sitting in the parking lot at the park to eat dinner on a windy, windy night, Cherry on Top for dessert and sitting on a bench away from all kiddies to eat it

learning to nurse in front of the computer :)

the three of us all sleeping in the nursery

Mama going on her first outings alone since becoming a mama - Market Street to get ice cream for the amazing rhubarb cobbler Daddy made and to an estate sale who's photos of vintage Fisher Price toys beckoned to me while browsing during a middle of the night feeding - both excursions absolutely wore me out!

Daddy telecommuting and all of us being home during the day - Daddy holding Little Man while Mama gets a shower in the morning, etc.

Daddy going into work first for a few hours and then for whole days (!) We made it, Little One and I and we're also so happy when Daddy comes home.

Eating dinner at the table again - we need to get a swing :)

Daddy made an AMAZING steak dinner, baked potatoes, salad with blue cheese for Mama

laundry piling up everywhere :)

Wonderful friends who came and worked, hanging curtains, sorting maternity clothes and what I can go back to wearing from my regular clothes, fixing dust ruffles in the nursery, etc.

Mama learning to get a shower with Little One hanging out on a padded blanket on the bathroom floor - such a good baby who stays content long enough for Mama to get clean for starting the day

Baby Boy rolling from side to side and traveling down his little sleep wedge in his bed

Going to church for the first time on Mother's Day

Friday, May 7, 2010

my mama loves me . . .

and can't get enough of my handsome face!

Happy Saturday


Nana reads . . . it's one of the things Nana does best

We're doing well . . . just not finding a lot of time for blogging . . .

what are you finding time for today?

Today . . .


woken up
eaten (Little Man)
Mama got a shower and even managed to shave her legs
Little Man got a sponge bath and changed into clean, dry clothes
(he's rather a messy eater at this point)
Mama and baby both took a nap
Mama enjoyed some chunky monkey muffins from Jenni for breakfast while Little Man got his second breakfast and we changed clothes again along with a diaper change
Little Man laid on the bed with Mama and helped me sort some clothes figuring out the whole wardrobe puzzle now of what fits and what doesn't
We read Is Your Mama a Llama? and then I rocked Little Man to sleep and we both took another nap
he ate and then I ate lunch around 2:15
we both laid down again but I didn't fall asleep before he woke up hungry
he started eating again and Daddy got home from work!
Daddy wanted to hold him so we all sat on the couch together and looked through the mail - Costco coupons, a baby card from church friends here and one from church friends in Missouri, two packages (or as the one hailing from England was called, a "parcel") for baby - a sweet reproduction vintage book and an outfit

that's our day so far in a nutshell . . .

also so thankful for friends bringing us enchiladas for dinner tonight! :)