Friday, November 23, 2012


 Did you have the best Thanksgiving?  Did you shop til you dropped?  We had the very best Turkey day, but we did not however hit the sales last night. We thought about a divide and conquer type strategy.  DJ would leave to hunt for the things we "needed" and I would stay home with my sweet baby boy.  Instead though we layed on the couch in a tryptophan coma and ate more pie.  We hit a few sales today though.  I literally can't stop buying Mr. Henry Bloomingburg more outfits.  And why should I?  I'm his mom.  So there.  Besides my lovely holiday here is what is going on currently...
true love
Watching:  X-Factor and many other horrible shows.  I can't keep up with anything that involves my attention too seriously for a long period of time unless I choose to sacrifice some sleep or household duties, so instead I yell obscenities at the trash on X-Factor.

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.


cupkake said...

1) look at your cute family! :) i hope you had a great first family thanksgiving.
2) i love of monsters and men
3) i keep saying i will do this at the library (and rent movies) but i have yet to get a card. ughh. it's on my to do list!
4) target has the cuuutest baby boys' christmas clothes right now
5) no "shoulds" or shouldn'ts" when it comes to your baby -- mama knows best! :)

Anonymous said...

Even though it only took me 27 times to take this picture, I know it doesn't show how much love you have for this family, and it IS what you were meant to be!! You made Thanksgiving so much to be grateful for!!! Love you bunches xoxoxo mama

Laura Darling said...

What a cute picture of you guys! I can't blame you for wanting to keep buying outfits - he's adorable!

Holly said...

oh my gosh, i hear on google. i would be embarrased if someone got ahold of my search history. its redic.

jamiedawn said...

i can't handle how precious that little guy is!! "he didnt poop and i thought i broke him" so funny i'm dying!!