Friday, September 23, 2011


Well, I missed a week. SORRY. Really I don't feel bad at all, life has been absolutely insane lately. Between baby, school, and Jay I haven't had very much time to relax, let alone write in my blog. But, I'm here now, that's what matters. (Really I'm sitting waiting for class to start so I'll have to get back to this later, and chances are I won't get a chance so this won't be posted until next week anyway.

Charlie is growing strong. The little guy is a month old now, I can't believe it. I can tell he's grown, too. He looks bigger each day. Dang, he got bigger while I was in class one day. :D Last Friday he was 9lbs 9 ounces. That's 2 pounds more than he weighed at birth and I bet he's at least half a pound heavier than that now. Maybe I'll weigh him when I get home, it's bath day anyway. Poor guy only gets cleaned once a week, I'm so absent minded so I have to set a schedule. Anyway, according to the pediatrician he's a healthy little boy. He's developed an extremely stuffy nose this week. It makes me so sad to hear him sniff all of it up when he's trying to eat. I'm just hoping it isn't what my nephew, Alex, has. Heidi had to take him to the hospital to get a chest x-ray to make sure it wasn't pneumonia. Poor guy, it wasn't but he's pretty sicky. So is Jarom. Hopefully Heidi's baby, Megan, doesn't get it. Or Charlie.

He's started smiling!!!! Oh they're so cute. I'd post a picture but I haven't been fortunate to catch one yet. I'll work on it. It felt so good to get home and have him give me a big smile today!
This picture cracks me up, he was falling off the pillow.
School has been good. I feel like I'm keeping up, but just barely. Charlie keeps me so busy when I'm home, I don't really have time to get everything I need to done. I'm neglecting homework to write in this blog right now. Oh well. I'm too tired, and it's Friday. I am really enjoying my classes though. Learning how to teach is fun. ok, my diversity class sucks. BORING

Ummmm, aside from that? Life is feeding Charlie, pumping, and trying to do homework in between. To be honest, school is a good break for me. It's not that I need a break from Charlie, it's that I need a break from feeding him and pumping. God that gets old. Well, that's it.
Quote of the week: "The busy man is troubled with but one devil; the idle man by a thousand"

Friday, September 9, 2011

We've been busy

Charlie is almost 3 weeks old! That just blows my mind!!! He's up to 8lbs 6oz and 22 inches long.
It's been a pretty good week. Charlie is usually pretty good at sleeping for long stretches at night, so we're doin pretty good!
Carrie and Jayde came to Salt Lake this weekend. That made me super happy. It was a good weekend spent with them.
I also went back to work. Things have gone well so far. I just miss my guy
School has been fine. I'm really glad I decided to go this semester. I'm already all caught up, and so far it's a super easy semester!
Tonight Jay and I are going to Beethoven's 9th symphony!!!! I'm so excited!
Quote of the week:"A baby is an angel whose wings decrease while his legs increase." - unknown

Friday, September 2, 2011


I'm writing this while I write up a homework assignment, so I'm sorry if it seems a little disjointed. There is something I want to get written in here before I forget all about it.
During class today we were talking about people with disabilities and we listened to a poem from a mom to her son after his birth. From what I could tell the boy was blind. But that's not the part I want to talk about. She started talking about how she didn't count fingers or toes or anything like that, she just nuzzled him. This brought on a huge surge of emotions in me. I started tearing up and stopped listening for a minute. I want to talk about how I felt when Charlie was born before I forget all about it. It's already a very foggy memory for me, mostly because I was kind of out of it after working so hard to push him out.
When I first saw Charlie he had his face screwed up in a little scowl, a face I've come to recognize as the 'wake up' face. I don't remember if he was crying or not, but I don't think he was (which was probably why they took him away from me so quickly). They placed him on my chest and started rubbing him down with towels. I remember looking at him, grabbing his little hand and crying. I was so happy. I was so grateful that God would trust me with this precious little package and that he would be mine to love and care for. I remember seeing Jay and feeling a surge of love for him, too. I never would have gotten through the pregnancy without his love and support. I was grateful for all the support from my family and friends. So, I sat there and cried with happiness until they took him away to try and get him to cry. I could see them working on him, but the doctor was trying to distract me and showed me my placenta and stuff (of course I was interested!) Jay didn't leave my side until I got Charlie back to try and feed him for the first time. A happy memory that I didn't want to fade away forever.
Now, onto this week!
What a week. I had to go back to school this week. It hasn't been too bad. Charlie has been letting us get long stretches of sleep most nights this week. Last night he actually let us sleep all night long, oh so nice. The worst part of school was being ripped away from my babe.
So, I started on Tuesday. Tuesday was my short day. Class was only an hour long. So the grandparents just drove me up with little Charlie, that way we were only apart for an hour. I have awesome grandparents.
Class went well and Charlie did fine without me.
Wednesday was a day that I was dreading. I was apart from my dear one for 6 hours. It wasn't too bad. I think I got distracted by a super swollen finger...... I ummmm tried to see if my ring fit yet..... it didn't. I had to go get it cut off by the jeweler..... at least it wasn't my engagement ring. Poor finger. But, I got home, I got my Charlie, and regular life is now in full swing.
And that's been life so far. I go back to work tomorrow, oh joy. But Hastings is coming this weekend!!!!!!
Quote of the Week: "Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep" Fran Lebowitz