Wednesday, August 31, 2011

CJ's First Happy Hour

We had another busy day today!  First, in the morning, CJ had his 2 month well baby appointment.  He is doing so well!  12lbs, 1 oz and 23.5 inches- a growing boy!  He also had his shots which of course was not fun.  He was well behaved the rest of the day, though, which was extra nice since it was my birthday.  Although we were not able to keep up the tradition of going to the Melting Pot for dinner on my birthday (it's just a little too intimate for fussy babies) I still had a yummy dinner at Cheeburger Cheeburger.  I seriously love the milkshake I got- double chocolate mixed with mint oreo.  If I couldn't have cheese and chocolate fondue, this was a good replacement. 

Kevin's coworkers were also having a happy hour which I jumped at the chance to join.  No, I wasn't craving a drink (we have a plethora of alcoholic beverages at home if need be) but it's just nice to get out and socialize.  I am not super desperate yet for adult interaction- but that is one thing I miss from work so far and can tell will be a growing need as the days pass.  I actually have started the process of joining the Mom's Group of Leesburg so more on that later!

My pictures today are CJ sitting next to a beer and showing 2 types of emotions.  We'll see what he thinks of these pics in 21 (?) years. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Busy Day

So it is 10:13 PM and I finally now have time to write this post.  Keeping up with this project is going to be harder than I thought!  It doesn't help that I thought of the perfect picture for today, but when we got to the spot I realized my camera's battery was dead.  Sigh. 

Then I looked down at CJ's feet.  Today I put on his Spiderman socks and they are so cute on his tiny feet!  I have included two pictures- one where I actually was able to take a picture of his still feet, and one where you can tell he was kicking.  At this point he is kicking so much- it's so cute when he is laying in his Pack n Play watching his mobile, but not so cute when I am holding and trying to calm him so he will go to sleep.  I think many days I spend a total time of at least 2 hours trying to relax CJ- even more if you count when Kevin does it at night.  We both use different ways of initially calming him.  I will dance with CJ-  he prefers the Black Eyed Peas.  Kevin does squats and walking lunges with him.  I tried doing squats with him once, but I could only do 10 at one time.  That does not quiet a screaming baby, so I think I'm going to stick to Fergie and Will.I.Am.

Monday, August 29, 2011

1st Day Back at Work

Back in June, being 9 months pregnant, all I was hoping for at the time was that I would not go into labor in front of one my math classes taking their final exams.  I knew though in the back of my mind that I was taking at least a year off of school to take care of my soon-to-be-arriving little baby boy.  It could not have come at a better time- I was feeling in a rut with teaching and knew when and if I decided to go back I would try and switch schools so I could teach at a closer high school to where we live.  I could also use this year to maybe explore other career options or just expand on my many hobbies such as photography and cooking.  Maybe I'll actually take my father in law's suggestion of becoming an event planner.  So far, a two-month-old is not giving me time for much other than having a quick meal and making sure I keep up with personal hygiene.  Being a mommy is awesome, though, and when CJ burrows his head into my chest as he falls asleep on me or when he gives us big smiles I know all of the hard work is worth it. 

Even though free time is at a minimum, I did decide to to start a 365 Day Project on the day I was supposed to report back to school and blog about it as well.  A 365 Day Project entails a promise to take at least one picture a day for an entire year.  Some people have themes throughout the year (I saw one idea of taking a picture of eggs for a week) and some people's pictures are completely random.  I thought I would base my project/blog around being a stay-at-home mommy.  Yes, I am sure I will be all out of ideas some days and whip out a carton of eggs.  I am also sure that there will be many pictures of my little man (but what better subject and grandparent-pleaser?) I just know that this year will be an adventure in its own right!

Today's first picture is of me and CJ, who will be 2 months old tomorrow.  I already know my last picture will be of the two of us- I am sure he's going to look so much older (and hopefully me baby-weight free???).