Thursday, September 20, 2007

Back on the computer again

I don't know what it is about me and computers but I just don't have a desire to use them. (Come to think of it, I have a similar issue with phones, but that's another blog.) Don't get me wrong, I think the Internet and all the updated computer programs are wonderful, and I enjoy using them. I'm on the computer a lot at work which is great, but when I come home I don't have any desire to communicate with the outside world or get on the computer for any reason. Which is why Chris has become our families designated blogger. I am very grateful for that, and I'm sure our friends and family are as well. Chris has also recently become very interested in taking pictures and editing them, and doing genealogy. Again, I am so grateful to him for these new hobbies! I am very lucky to have such a great husband, and Carter is lucky to have such a wonderful dad.

I started work back up this week after my 6 week maternity leave. I wasn't sure how it would be going back, but fortunately I am starting back part time for two weeks to get back into the swing of things. That has helped a lot. It has been nice being back. Everyone has been great, but I still miss being around Carter all day. I do get to have him with me part of the day though. My bosses have been very accommodating and are letting me bring Carter to work. Chris and I decided to split our time with him during the day to work around school and work which is seeming to work out great for all of us.

Carter is getting big so fast. He just turned 6 weeks old this week and he weighs about 11 lbs. He is such a sweet little boy and started smiling at us at about 4 1/2 weeks old. Chris and I love when he smiles his big toothless grin at us. There is nothing more fulfilling. He loves eating, taking baths, getting tickled by his dad and cuddling (which I love also especially since I know it won't last forever.)

Unfortunately we don't have any pictures of Cater smiling yet, but this was the closest I could get.

Now that it has almost been 6 weeks from Carters due date, we will soon start trying to get Carter on a schedule. We received many recommendations of the book Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, have enjoyed reading it, and now we can't wait to start putting it into practice.

So I've been seeing lots of doctors lately to try and put me back together. One doctors appointment I had recently was long overdue. I saw an Ear, Nose, Throat doctor regarding my recurring ear aches, sinus infections and swollen tonsils. I was hoping he would be able to give me some kind of answers. He did. I have to have surgery on my nose and my tonsils are getting removed. This is kind of a catch 22 considering I'm not looking forward to surgery. Everyone tells me how horrible it is. Yet he has promised me that this is the solution to recurring illness. Temporary pain is worth it if I can look forward to being healthy the rest of my life. So, that's what I'll be doing for Christmas this year.

I think that's about it for now. Trisha, we are so excited you guys are coming up for Carter's blessing. We can't wait to see you.

Also, to the many newly pregnant women, Congratulations! To all the new fetuses out there, we look forward to welcoming you to the world.

Chris said I need to add pictures, so I added a picture of Carter (which is always fun), the book, and a picture of my unhealthy tonsils (which is just disgusting which is why I added it to the bottom so those of you with weak stomachs may want to stop now). Enjoy!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Labor day weekend came and went without much hooplah, which is just fine by me. Yesterday was also the first time since Carter was born that we didn't have somebody over at our place in one capacity or another. Cindy's parents were here and her mom stayed with us for the first bit and my parents were here with my mom staying with us until Sunday. Having them around was a HUGE help and without them, I can honestly say that I would be totally sleep deprived by now and have less of a clue on how to raise a child. The only downside was that we didn't have much time to ourselves. In the end, the trade-off was definitely worth it, but knowing yesterday that the house was ours again was a great feeling; even if it was spent doing very, very little.

Here's today's cute Carter picture(s):

There's a catch to the photos which is obvious to me but other people, including my family, didn't notice- which I find kinda odd. I suppose I could make this some interactive game where I don't tell you what I'm referring to for a few days and you could all post fun comments trying to guess.

I'm not going to cause the suspense would be unbearable for some. Instead, I'll just say that the picture on the left is Carter and the picture on the right isn't Carter. It's me when I was a few months old. I can kinda see the resemblance but I don't think it's fair to curse my son to look like me just yet- so maybe I'm in denial.

And lastly, Cindy is an amazing mother. I still don't understand how she had an 8 pound baby a month ago, pretty much gave up sleep since then, but still looks so amazing and is so wonderful to be around. I'm a lucky guy and here's a picture to prove it.

I'm bugging her to get on here and post something and I think she may actually get to it this week... but don't quote me on it.