Sunday, March 30, 2008
OK-I may be exaggerating. But it still feels like this. Tomorrow I go back to work. I will be leaving Nolan with a babysitter for the first time. He has only ever been left with family, and only for a couple of hours. The longest I left him was 4 hours. It will be almost 9 hours tomorrow, and then everyday until June. Can you tell that I am struggling with this?
There are so many positive things I keep thinking. I really am SOOOOO fortunate. I have a GREAT job with good, supportive friends that have very young children they don't want to leave, either. My schedule is not too demanding, and I will have plenty of energy to come home and be with Nolan. I have a total of 43 days left as a teacher. That is less than 9 weeks. And then I am completely done. I don't have to go back in the fall. I couldn't be luckier! Some women have to leave 6-week-old babies, and not have an end in sight. Nolan's babysitter is a good friend who has 3 children of her own. She is so kind, patient, and easy going. Nolan will be so well taken care of. He is young enough that he won't even realize that I am gone as long as his tummy is full, his diaper is clean, and he gets a good nap. He will probably have a blast watching the other 3 children. I know he is going to be fine.
With all those great things, I still can't help feeling overwhelmed. My emotions are going crazy! I think I might be having some separation anxiety. Mentally, I know everything will be just fine. I just can't get that through my heart.
Let the countdown begin! It will go by so quick, and I will better appreciate my time home with Nolan after I am finished. I am going to go cuddle my sweetheart and enjoy every moment I have.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
We were also told to start cereal. Nolan started out quite confused, but by the end, he was opening his mouth for the spoon. Maybe next time he will swallow some! I know the picture is black, so just click on the arrow to watch the video.
He enjoyed his first feeding.This morning we are heading out to a preschool time at a fun kiddie pool with our friends Melika and Andrea with their children Cohen and Lauren. We can't wait!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
This afternoon, I made my first holiday meal. It was only Ted, his sister Josie, Nolan (who didn't eat much) and me. I made a ham, potatoes, asparagus, and the relishes. I had to take pictures to prove it. Have a great holiday!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Since we have been supplementing with formula, Nolan has grown quite a bit. I couldn't resist this cute little body. Note the little tummy!
Nolan turns 4 months on Saturday and goes to the pediatrician on Monday, the 24. I can't wait to see how much he has grown.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
10 things I like about Ted:
- He is dedicated to everything that is important to him
- He has a great smile
- He is a good cook (he always makes PERFECT eggs for breakfast!)
- He loves spending time with Nolan and me
- He is a wonderful father
- He cares about things that are important to me and always supports me
- He is intelligent (I can admit it...sometimes)
- He is really good at playing Guitar Hero
- He is a hottie
- He is just an excellent husband
Happy anniversary, sweetheart. I love you!
Monday, March 10, 2008
We put Nolan in the booster seat for the first time. I kept moving his left leg to the side, but he would immediately put it back. Pretty cute!
2 cups frozen corn-thawed
1/3 cup purple onion, diced
1 small pepper (I like orange, but red was suggested)
2 Tbsp jalepeno pepper
2 Tbsp lime juice
Salt and pepper
Mix everything in a big bowl and chill for 2-4 hours. Enjoy with chips or any way you like it!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Now today, we are having a snow storm. There are at least 10 inches at our house. I have NEVER seen this much snow here! I went downstairs to get my boots, when I found something even better!I haven't worn these since living in Alaska! I walked around our cul-de-sac, and I am sure the neighbors all thought I was crazy. Maybe I need to get outside more often. Here is our house in the snow.This weekend we also bought a rug for our living room. Finally, Nolan and I can play on the floor! We also got this tv stand for a great deal at Target. You would think that living here for a year and a half, that my house would be complete and decorated, right? Nope-still a LONG way to go! Oh well, slow and steady.