Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Monday!

Long time, no blog. ;)

First things first: I won a giveaway! I won a book called "Sewing for Boys" from Dana at made. You should definitely go check her out (if you haven't already), she's brilliant and has some of the easiest to follow (awesome) patterns and tutorials! I am so excited to get started with more sewing! I'll post final results here, so be on the lookout.

Second: I love co-sleeping. No, really, I do. I have had so many people tell me that I should just let him cry so he'll sleep in his own bed or give me a pitying look when I tell them that Liam doesn't sleep through the night. However, I truly feel blessed to have him wake up and want to be next to me. I love that I can calm him and that I can fulfill all of his needs. Last night, Adam and I were headed to bed and Liam started to whimper. Adam went to him and brought him to our bed. He immediately latched on and filled his belly. Then my sweet boy rolled to his back and fell asleep...holding Daddy's hand and being cuddled by Mommy. I fell asleep so incredibly grateful for my boys.

I really want to post about my attachment parenting beliefs...but that will have to wait for another day. I just wanted to address that since I have received so many negative comments with regards to sleep. The way I see it is this: we both get more sleep with him in my bed, so why not? :)

Work is going well. I enjoy working at a credit union, despite missing being a stay at home mom. I am really working towards my goals of nursing school and am hoping to get my pre-reqs done this spring.

I guess that's all for now. One of these days I'll get some new pictures uploaded and maybe even post more regularly! For now, though, most of my free time goes to my boys. :) Good night, ya'll!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

{Mostly} Wordless Wednesday

I told Adam that I wanted more pictures of Liam and me together...I'm normally the photographer. He started taking some and this is one of my favorites:

Sleepy Baby Love
August 12, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Milestone Weekend

This weekend has been so neat! On Saturday, my sweet boy rolled over all by himself! Ok, I know that sounds silly...but when you're a mom...oh my goodness is it exciting! He's getting so strong and I'm so proud of him! He also laughed. Good night, what a fun time this is! I didn't catch any of the good laughter on video, but here's roll #3:

Isn't that so cool? :)

I think he might be teething a little bit. He's been drooly and a little fussy. Hopefully he gets some good rest tonight.

I have really enjoyed this 3 day weekend. I spent most of it at the house with my boys watching movies and cuddling...I couldn't think of anything I'd rather be doing, though! I'm sad to be headed back to work tomorrow, but we're going to make the best of it. I hope that you have had a refreshing weekend! Good night!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Being a Working Mom

So yesterday I finished my first full work week since last October. I used to love working. It gave me purpose, got me out of the house, and allowed me to contribute to our bank account. Now, though? Working still gets me out of the house and allows me to contribute to our family's funds (albeit not nearly as much as it used to when you factor in daycare costs), but I feel like it takes away from my purpose. My son's growth and development, health, and well-being are all I can focus on and it's beyond frustrating to feel as if I'm being taken away from that.

He has finally started accepting bottles, though, and I know he likes his daycare provider. I'm no longer having breakdowns (at least not most days!). We are adjusting like everyone said that we would. Now, dinner and laundry?? I'm way behind. I just can't bring myself to use my hour and a half of baby time to cook. I guess I need to figure that part out. I'm really looking forward to the time that training is over and I can go to part time hours...that means an extra 2 hours each day with my munchkin.

For now, I'm off to enjoy my 3-day weekend. Not sure what the plan is, but you can bet I'll be spending lots of time cuddling and playing with this guy (who is 4 months old now, by the way!):

Do you have plans for the holiday weekend??