Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Back to Work

I went back to work on Monday. Getting a pattern down, and baby Jack must really love me since he is almost sleeping through the night. If we feed him around midnight he has been sleeping until almost 6. I get up just before 6 so it has been great this week. I also can't believe it will be 6 weeks on Friday since he was born.

Work is hot and tiring. I am not back with my kids this week, I am catching up on paperwork, covering teachers, and packing up my classroom. Of course I would rather be home with Jack and race home each day to see him. I am hoping that in the Fall we keep on a schedule and working, grad school and mommyhood all mesh well.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jack is 1 MONTH

I can't believe how quick time flies. He is up to 8 lbs 9 oz (up 2lb6oz since birth). Adorable as ever and still a great eater and sleeper. Last night he slept 6 hours straight, til 6am. I hope this continues.

Tim is such a great daddy and helps me out at night by doing 1 or both feedings so I can sleep. He is also working like crazy since I am home and spoiling the both of us. We met more people from the hospital mommy groups which is exciting, 2 more boys all about the same age. Each a week apart with Jack in the middle.

Jack and I are always on the go, visiting Grandma at work, eating at Grandparents house whenever Tim works. Shopping, visits with friends, taking walks. This past Saturday Aunt Anna had her graduation party and Jack went to meet all the relatives on his Dad's side, many seeing him for the first time. He aslo had a date with his girlfriend at his house while Mommy and girlfriend's Mommy went to the winery in Warwick while their Dads worked on the motorcycle. It is so nice that I am able to go out and not worry about the baby being without me. He is always in such great hands.

His favorite thing: Making Aunt Kim change many many diapers whenever she is with him. He also spit up all over her. He loves her very much!!

We are gearing up for vacation in less than 2 weeks, Jack got his first suitcase with a motorcycle on it. Going to get a beach tent and then be ready for the Jersey Shore.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Life is Great!

We have the "bestest" baby as Tim puts it. Jack is a snuggle bug who likes his playmats, swing and bassinet. He likes to be swaddled, held by his family and have his toes tickled. He drinks Similac Formula while sitting in Starbucks with mommy so she can have her drink. He likes to go shopping, visit his grandparents and stare at the dogs. He is our baby boy. I cannot believe 4 weeks have flown by already and he will a month on Monday.
We have family pictures taken Wednesday and the few we have seen so far are great, I cannot wait to see the rest.
He still wears newborn and some smaller outfits, my guess is he is around 7lbs, maybe a little bigger as we have seen him fill out. We couldn't be happier and love being parents!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Day in My Shoes

A day in my shoes when I am able to accomplish a lot.
I did the 6am feeding, today Jack decided after eating, burping and getting changed that he'd like to spit up all over the bassinet requiring a sponge bath at 6:30am, soon after I laid back in bed. After I took care of that, I went back to sleep and woke up at 10:30am to sounds of Tim weed whacking the lawn, bliss. I got dressed and ready while Jack laid sleeping still in the bassinet (apparently he was feed at 9 and taking his morning snooze).
At 11, I ran out to the post office to mail most of the birth announcements, grab Starbucks and head to the nail salon for a pedicure with my People magazine in hand. RELAXATION for the next hour.
Upon returning home at 12:30 to an empty house, I went through the mail, my shipment from Yankee Candle with my latest holders and gift for my mom and started to get paperwork done. Good News our tax credit should be completed in the next week or so, even though when I first got on the phone the lady said 16 weeks, then said "well you made a liar out of me, your in the final stage and that takes 1 week, so call back in a week for your mailing date." WOOHOO!! New Kitchen is very close!
Then I did the dishes and Tim walked in with lil Jack and a new haircut for himself. I have done 3 loads of laundry and about to vacuum the upstairs and work on his baby book and picture organization. All before 5pm.
Oo and we are going to the movies tonight and if we are crazy enough food shop without the baby tonight since my mom is coming to watch him for us so we can do that.
Mommyhood is great!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Freebies

I love blogs. I read a few on home improvement, baby deals of the day and freebies. I thought I would share some of my finds. I hope to do this often also. Also Pamper codes- now with Jack I use Pampers often and collect codes from packages and online promos. Here are 55 points total if you enter these codes: GTGSPRINGFREE10 , GETSTARTEDNOW10 , GTGLEARNMORE089 , GTGSUMMERFUN5PT , JUNFACEBOOK2010 , FBMEMORIALDAY10