Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday Moments: Tuesday Edition

I want to say that I'm a slacker for not posting a thing in two weeks, but I'm not. I'm still as exhausted as I was when I last posted, maybe more so. Caroline turned one month old yesterday. I dressed her up warm in an adorable outfit we had been gifted and ran a couple errands, reminding myself all day that I needed to take a photo of her at one month exactly. It didn't happen, and yesterday is gone, so it never will. This one was taken Saturday though, and it's cute, and I'm trying hard to forgive myself.

I have been feeling this itch to do something creative, but have not had the time. What I really want to do is make a little project from the book I bought myself for my birthday, but what is probably more realistic is wrapping some of the few Christmas gifts I have purchased. Though I do have at least one major (like a full year in the works) project that I am determined I WILL finish before the holiday. It helps that said project is probably 85% complete, I hope that I'm not kidding myself about how much crafting time that adorable smiling face up there is going to give me.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I really sincerely thought about posting a Monday Moment on Monday, then I took a nap or something. Honestly, I don't remember what I did at any point so far this week except for the three doctor's appointments I have been to, and I only remember those because they're written in my calendar.

I'm exhausted. "Sleep when the baby sleeps," only works when the baby is your first one. Not to mention, it is hard to get sleep when they have you running all over town. My girl is 20 days old today and she has had six appointments already. Plus, Gabe had a four year check up that turned into a sick visit and I have an appointment tomorrow! Yikes!

And if you've paid attention this long, I guess you deserve some kind of photo. I promise, there will be more baby photos soon. (She's already grown 1/2 an inch and gained more than a pound!)

This is from Gabe's birthday party. Note the crying face in the corner. He did not want to be sang to or have any photos taken. A request I should have taken seriously, but I never honestly thought that every photo of him (other than the gift opening ones) would have this face in it.

We got the number 4 sparkler "candle" at Party City. Only after we got it home did we read on the back that it isn't supposed to be used for children under 8. It was fun though, and set off every single smoke alarm in the house!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Moments

I was all set today to post the hospital photos of baby Caroline, then, as I was sitting down to the computer something amazing happened. Gabe wanted some orange juice and I asked him if he would like to be a big boy and use his step-ladder to get a cup from the cupboard. He said, "How about I hold the baby and you get the cup?"

Giving up his status as the baby has not been easy on him. Things that he was never allowed to do before, are suddenly blamed on the baby when he can't do them now. No candy for breakfast? No playing outside by himself? No jumping on the bed? Nobody loves me, they just love the baby!

Him asking to hold her this morning was a big occasion. I'm so proud of my boy.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

She's here!

It turns out that it was a good thing I drove across town and bought a crib skirt. My baby girl was not going to wait on me to sew one. She decided to start making her way into the world on Thursday evening.

Caroline was born at 8:04AM on Friday morning weighing 6lbs 2oz and 19 inches long. I still cannot believe that a person this small exists. Especially since my last baby weighed almost 9lbs! She's so sweet and we are so blessed to have her here!