Thursday, March 31, 2011

Who I am

I am.....real.

I want... to sell my house and buy a new one.

I have...the most beautiful baby and best husband.

I wish...I didn't have to work and I could stay home with my baby.

I hate...stupidity in all forms.

I fear...cats and birds.

I hear....dogs barking most of the time.

I search...for humor in all of life's moments.

I wonder...what Jackson thinks of the world.

I regret...nothing! Every moment up until now has lead to be who I am and I love my life.

I son more than I thought I could ever love anything.

I ache...only when I wear heels.

I always....try to follow my dad's advice and not sweat the small stuff.

I usually....have dishes in the sink.

I am not...very patient with adults. I have lots of patience with children but not with grown ups.

I a nerd. I'm not a very good dancer so I usually only dance in my house and Keith usually laughs.

I the car all the time. I'm not very good at this either but I put on my Glee CD and sing my heart out.

I never...step on man hole covers.

I sometimes...plan out what I would do if I won the lottery, even though I rarely buy a ticket.

I cry...more now that I'm a mom, but still very rarely.

I am not always...sympathetic. It's just not something I was blessed with and I think I might hurt people's feelings sometimes.

I lose...receipts like it's my job.

I am grateful...for my happy, healthy family.

I need...a dog trainer.

I should...learn to give people a chance. I usually make a decision on whether I like someone within 10 seconds of meeting them. I used to say that I "hated someone until they gave me a reason to like them". I'm better about that now but I still have work to do.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thanks Melissa

Jackson's chair came in the mail yesterday. On a related note: I hate Babies R Us. They didn't have this chair in the store and you can't use the 20% off coupons online! I was so annoyed. It seems like every time I try to shop there I have some kind of problem. They know that they (almost) have the market cornered for baby stuff so customer service is not a priority.

Okay back to the high chair. I can't believe he can sit in it at 3 months, but since it has a high back he does great. He sits with us at dinner now. Tonight he had his toy frog on his tray along with a plastic lemon and a plastic lime. He was entertained long enough for us to eat :) Thanks Melissa for recommending it!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

think before you speak, people

I have to return to work in one month. I dread it more and more every day, but since I like having a roof over my head and food to eat I have to do it. Lately people, more specifically women, keep saying things like "have you thought about how hard it's going to be to go back to work" and "I couldn't leave my baby". What is the response they are looking to solicit? I usually just say, "well we have to eat". But seriously, what are they trying to do? Am I supposed to start crying on the spot? Do they think that I wake up each day thinking "only x many more days until I don't have to look at this baby all day"? Are they trying to imply that they somehow would be or were a better mother because they didn't or wouldn't work? I just don't get it. I think as an adult these ladies should know that it is going to be horrible to leave my baby for the first time and that it's not a polite topic to bring up. Just my opinion, what do other moms think?

And an update on the last topic of judgment I posted: sleeping. Last night Jackson slept, in his crib, from 9pm to 4:15 am. I did exactly the same things before bed that I have done every other day, I guess he was just tired. Or maybe he will treat us to the same thing again tonight.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

2 months

Jax turned two months old on Monday. He went to the doctor to get his shots. It was awful. In reality he only cried for about 15 minutes and seemed to have forgotten the whole thing by the time we got home; but when the needle went in my baby's leg and that little blood droplet oozed out I almost cried. Luckily I held it together and just picked him up and patted his little back. He weighed 12 pounds and was 23 and a half inches long. That puts him in the 65th percentile for height and the 53rd for weight.

One Month Two Months

Since he is two months old I decided we should try letting him sleep in his own room so we could get more sleep. Yeah right, I think I was half awake all night worrying about him. His room shares a wall with ours and he is probably no more than 20 feet away when he's in there but I missed him! I had the monitor on the night stand listening for every breath. How did I become this person. I never thought I would be a worrying mom, I thought I would be "cool". Being a mom sure changes a person. Jackson did very well in his crib. He has been sleeping from 8pm to 3am but last night he got up at 1am, 3am, and 6am. I think that is pretty good for his first night in the crib. We'll see how tonight goes.

I also went bra shopping since I'll have to return to work in a few weeks and I don't think the nursing camisoles I have been wearing will be appropriate at work. Let's just say that my new bra size is not something I would have ever imagined buying. They are certainly nothing you would ever see a Victoria's Secret model wearing but not bad for nursing bras. Motherhood was having a sale, buy 3 get one free, so I ended up with 3 work bras and a sports bra for $60.

So many new adventures as a mom!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Jax's new hat

I just picked up this hat today, it still has the tag on in this photo, for Lizzy Beachum's soccer game on Saturday. I think he should be the Old Navy baby hat model!