Listening to: A mix of Fleetwood Mac, Christmas music, The Lumineers and Of Monsters & Men. Recently DJ and I have been going to the library 3-4 times a week to search through their music selection, new and old, to fatten up our iPods. It's free and anything we want that they don't have at our local library they will either order or tell us what library in the area we can get it from.
Planning: Introducing Hank to his crib before I have to go back to work in January. (ugh) Now that Hank has set himself a pretty decent sleep schedule I think it's a good time to start getting him used to his crib. Before, when he woke up 3 or 4 (or 5 or 6) times a night, it was much easier to soothe him while he was laying in his bassinet. Now, however Hank wakes up once a night (2 times max) but sometimes he just is a loud little sleeper. He grunts and will cry out, but is still asleep. This mama wakes up every time he so much as stretches. Therefor I think it's time to make the transition. I'm nervous but hopeful that with ample amounts of time we can get it done.
Thinking about: I think a lot about what I am doing daily with Hank. I have read a lot about how you "should" or "shouldn't" raise your child. I worry that I am not giving him enough tummy time (because he hates it most of the time) or that he's not getting enough stimulation. Then I worry that maybe I am spoiling him and holding him too much. I can't tell you how many days I was certain he wasn't getting enough to eat. Don't get me started on the day that he didn't poop all day and I thought I broke him. Then, what if he's sleeping too much during the day? Google is my best friend and worst enemy.
Looking forward to: Christmas! It's another "first" for Hank to be anxious for. Having a brand new baby, breaths new life into holidays and other events. Not because he will remember it, but rather because DJ and I have started a new chapter and it feels oh-so-good.
Reading: Still in the middle of Operating Instructions. It's a nice and easy read, but still quiet alone time is not always free flowing 'round here.
Making me happy: Being a mommy! Holy crap I can't get enough. I was meant to do this in the biggest way. Hank makes me happier than I have ever been. I've never known a love like this. Nothing can compare to the love I have for my son. Happy isn't even a big enough word.
Other than that, ginger bread pop tarts, leftover thanksgiving dinner, sweaters on my dogs, Hank smiles, Christmas lights, the smell of evergreen and sleeping for five hours straight is making me happy right now.