My two cute boys! If you didn't know they were related, I think those matching noses (at least!) give it away! LOL
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I might have to lock this kid in his room until he grows up. Heh.
I mean, come on...who can resist a face this cute??
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
(sorry pic so grainy....took it with my cell phone)
I've been enjoying my maternity leave (so much so that I've started having nightmares about going back to work...I wake up practically in tears) and spending time with not only my sweet baby boy, but my Mom as well! The house is amazingly clean (something I can never seem to get it to on a daily basis while working full time)and almost all the laundry is done. It looks great!
I love my hubby so much...he's been such a great Daddy and watching him cuddle and whisper to his son makes me feel like I can't breathe. It's blissful. Daryl has been picking up some overtime lately so I feel like I don't get to see him as much as I'd like, but I know he is doing this for the sake of his family, and I'm so grateful. He is the reason I'm ABLE to take a 14 week maternity leave (half of which is already over. Boo). I am enjoying every second (poop, spit-up and all) that I get to spend at home with Hunter.
One of my favorite holidays is coming, Halloween, and even though Hunter is so little I can NOT wait for his first real holiday! And yes, I do plan on dressing him up. Haven't figured out in what yet, though. Any ideas?
My friends rock. I know they understand that things have been crazy-busy so I don't feel like I have to constantly explain myself about why I've been scarce. Being a Mommy is definitely time-consuming but I wouldn't trade it for anything. However, it was freakin' AWESOME to get out the other night with my bestest, April #2, for a little "ME" time. I really, really enjoyed a heavenly White Chocolate Martini and some nachos, along with INSANE amounts of laughter. We even got hit on by some 21-year olds which was an ego boost considering I've been feeling so fat and blah lately (although I just found out at my appointment yesterday that I've lost 27 lbs since Hunter's birth, woo hoo!).
Hunter is a very easy going baby. He doesn't cry just for the sake of crying. And he's entered into a fun stage right now of smiling, talking and laughing.
The other day my neighbor popped over and was holding him and suddenly Hunter turned his head and saw me and smiled in recognition. I swear his whole face lit up like sunshine. And it was such an overpowering moment to me that in the middle of my sentence, I floundered, stuttered...and started to giggle like a girl with a crush. I couldn't get back my train of thought at all, I was so blinded with love by my little man's smile at me! We've seen him smiling before that point, oh yes, but this time I could say 100% without a doubt that he was smiling at ME. That is wasn't gas, or his fascination with the ceiling or the lamp. He was happy to see his Mommy!
And then the other morning came the giggles. Daryl, Hunter and I were lying in bed together, being silly...when suddenly Hunter let loose with a peal of laughter directed right at his father. It was infectious and I couldn't help but laugh myself!
Anyway, I've finally started using the video camera and have some silly clips of Hunter "talking" and I'm posting one here below. I love this stage! He's so stinkin' cute!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
This letter should have been posted on Friday, September 4th, but I was too busy packing for 2 adults, 1 baby and 1 dog for a weekend trip to upper state NY to visit Daryl's mom and stepdad...we were on the road by late afternoon. But this letter is better late than never!
You are eating great and I can't wait to see what your weight has gone up to. Between Mommy's milk and the occasional bottle of formula, you love to eat! When you are especially hungry, you have been eating about 4 and a half ounces. Keep on growing, little man!
I can't believe a full month has gone by. A month that I've been privileged to be your Mother, Hunter. To love you and care for you and be amazed by you every day. Some days I find myself staring at you in surprise...did this perfect little being really come out of me? Did Daryl and I really and truly create this miracle? And when I realize, that YES, we did, I am so in awe that tears well up in my eyes and I realize just how proud I am to be your Mommy.
Mommy and Daddy love you to infinity and beyond little man! You are our world.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
At exactly four weeks old, he slept through the entire night last night.
Hunter's last feeding was at about 9:30pm and around 10:45pm he drifted off to sleep by my side in his bassinet next to our bed. He woke up and fussed a little about 20 minutes later due to a dirty diaper but after that, he fell right back to sleep and stayed that way until 6:00 am this morning!!
I slept so soundly myself (of course that could be due to the fact that I feel like crap...I think I have a cold and was physically spent) that I didn't wake up till Hunter did, so no frantic checks this time by me during the night to make sure the baby was still breathing!
I'm hopeful this will happen again soon (if not tonight) becuz he has been sleeping anywhere from 4.5-6.5 hours straight each night. So he was slowly building himself up for it.
And on the adult-front, Big D and I are doing well. I'm finally feeling very NON-zombie like and more like myself! More sleep has that affect on me, I guess. And while I do still have my frantic, meltdown moments here and there, they are coming few and far between. I'm less nervous and anxious and more relaxed as a Mommy. I'm LOVING it!
And here is a brief video clip of Hunter's first nap in his own crib! Please ignore the crazy camera angles at first as you would THINK Daryl was drunk while filming...but I swear he was not. And yes, you will see the flashes of Mom-arazzi...I was trying so hard to get a picture from the perfect angle. Heh. Yes, we're obviously new, excited parents!!