Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Super Cute pictures of Simon

I love my little boy so much. He is such a joy in my life. It's impossible to have a bad morning with him around because he is totally a morning person. When I change his diaper first thing in the morning he just smiles and "talks" to me the whole time, I love it! Simon is just wonderful and I love being his mom. I wish I could stay home with him, but unfortunately our finances do not allow it, so he spends a good part of the day with "Miss Whitney" in day care. We really like her though, and so does Simon so that makes it a little tiny bit easier. I have never felt love the way I feel love for this boy. He is the best thing that has ever happened in my life. Now, don't get me wrong, I love Steve, but this is just something different and special and it is such a strong overwhelming feeling. Sometimes I just stare at him and it brings tears to my eyes. I never knew it was possible to love like this, I think that it is what unconditional love feels like.
It has been really hard on me not getting to see him a lot. I basically get to see him evenings and Sundays, so on Sundays I am super clingy and hardly let anyone else hold him. I spent last Sunday sitting on the couch with him almost all day and cried for like two hours because it is so hard for me to not to get to see him all day and spend all day with him.
Luckily, I am still breastfeeding him and that is going very well. I am fortunate to have a boss who lets me spend my breaks in an unused office pumping, and Simon is finally getting much better at taking a bottle, though he still doesn't like to take one at home as much as he will at other places.
He is still sleeping a ton at night. We typically go to bed at about midnight and he will wake up at about 4 to eat and again around 7:30, but by that point I am normally waking him up trying to get him to eat so I can get my day going. He will sleep in his bassinet, last night we put him down in it while he was awake and he fell asleep and didn't wake up til around 4:30 because he was ready to eat. He was freezing though!! His little hands were so cold like little baby popsicles, I felt so bad. Most of the time he sleeps with us in the bed though, because it is just easier with feeding him, and because like I said before, I am super clingy lately and want to spend as much time as possible with him.
P.S.-You can click on these pictures to make them bigger!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Six Fours

Since everyone in my family has tagged me on this (I think) I figured I better do it. Steve is playing Wii, Simon is sleeping, and I should be washing dishes, but if Steve gets to have fun, so do I!!!

Six Fours
1. Four places that I go to over and over? Work, my bed, the couch, the water fountain

2. Four people who e-mail me regularly? I would have to actually check my e-mail to know, let me log in and see... babytobee.com, babycenter.com, Donielle, work stuff from Rich and Mary.

3. Four of my favorite places to eat? Little Caesar's, Panda Express, Bangkok Cuisine, India Kebab,

4. Four other places I would rather be right now? In bed, on vacation, at any of my family members houses (But especially Leslie, no offense to my other sisters, I really want to see my niece and nephew), Steve says in Malta

5. Four people I think will respond? no one, everyone has done it already!

6. Four TV shows I watch? Heroes, used to watch Lost and would like to finish, that's it, and Heroes is online. We don't have cable or even bunny ears.


I just really quickly wanted to say hi and let you all know I am still alive. I am working again (40 hours) and am super exhausted, I feel like I can never get enough sleep and a m very tired (hence the no blogs for three weeks). Steve is on winter break and goes to Death Valley next week for a geology class, the whole class is 2 credits and involves 4 days of being gone camping in Death Valley and not really sure what else but he needs hiking boots and it sounds fun. Simon is as good as ever, he has gotten to spend a lot of time with his daddy and enjoys coming to see me during lunch so we can eat lunch together. He is currently going to daycare two times a week :( and a babysitter once a week. I hate it and it makes me very sad. Once every few days he will take his bottle, when he doesn't he cries all day (poor Steve) and then eats non-stop when I get home. I have been home an hour and a half and he is already eating for the third time, and he eats for a long time! He is such a mommy's boy and it breaks my heart to leave him every morning. We had a wonderful Christmas and maybe if I have the time and energy I will post about it later.