July 27, 2006

Hanging in there!

It is really hard to be a parent. When the baby isn't crying and is happy that is the easy part. When Lil D crys and he has been fed and his diaper has just been changed it's really hard to figure out why. Why...why? Does he need to be burped again, does he have a tummy ache, does he have gas, does he feel lonely or bored, is he being overstimulated, is he too hot, is he too cold? So much to guess at. It is really frustrating. Then later on in the day he eats and then falls right to sleep without a peep. If I don't "guess" the right thing I feel like a bad Mom. Shouldn't I be able to figure out what he needs...Mother's intuition? My intuition is broken. I still haven't figured out his different cries yet either. The only cry I know is this whiny little putter cry he has and I don't even know what that one means. I will just keep trying to do my best!! It will get easier!!! How cute is he:

-Until tomorrow

July 22, 2006

It is so HOT!

I can't believe how hot it got today. J & I left the house at about 1pm and it was 108 degrees. When we got to Babies R Us it was 111 degrees. Our poor little window airconditioner is working it's little heart out. We also have 5 fans blowing on us too! It is about 90 degrees right now. Poor Lil D is miserable. He has little red bumps on him from the heat. He also wants attention right now and he is like a little box of heat next to me. I can't wait till the summer is over!!! It's just too darn hot!
-Until tomorrow

It's the Weekend!

Yeah!!! I get to spend some time with J!! He has been working hard all week!! I really miss him! Tonight I added a bunch of new stuff to the sidebar. I know there is probably not anyone looking at it, but I look at it and I find it interesting!!
Lil D and I were attached at the hip today. He was kind of fussy all day and would only sleep in my arms. He has actually finally settled down for the night in his bassinette!
-Until tomorrow

July 20, 2006

What a wonderful day!

Lil D and I had a really nice day. We sat on the couch all day and just enjoyed the air conditioner!
He stayed on a "schedule" today! He ate every 3 hours and then took a nap after eating. We had some really great cuddle time. J made him smile today. He is starting to interact with us a lot more. He talks with his eyes so much. He has this way of cutting his eyes at me. He just looks like he knows something that we don't.
Baby With Bear
He is such a joy and a blessing. I feel so privileged to be his mom!
-Until tomorrow

July 18, 2006

Really tired!

Lil D did not let us sleep last night. He was basically up every hour to eat. He must be having a growth spurt. He didn't really take any long naps today either. I only got in about an hour and a half of napping put together. I am in a much better mood tonight than I was today. Hopefully we get a little more sleep tonight.
-Until tomorrow

July 16, 2006

I thought this was cute!

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

"You have a shy personality. You tend to hesitate before trying new things or meeting new people. But once people get to know you, you open up and show the world what you are really all about."

That pretty much sums me up!!

Trying to stay cool!!

This is my little man after taking a bath. He is 1 month old today!!
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I can't believe the weekend is already gone. Yesterday was just so darn hot J, Lil D and I stayed in the living room all day with our new airconditioner. J & I went to the movies last night and Lil D stayed with his Auntie E. We saw Pirates of the Caribean with Amy Jo and Scout. Auntie E said that Lil D was an angel and didn't cry at all! Yeah he is a good baby!! It was hard to be away from him just for 3 hours. Once the movie was over I was just ready to see him again. He & I have been attached at the hip for the past 4 weeks that it is hard to be separated from him. I think I did pretty good for the first time being apart from him. I am trying to gradually get used to being separated from him before I go back to work.

Today J & I went over to Amy Jo & Scout's house. J has been installing their new kitchen and had 3 cabinets to install. They had their airconditioner cranked up and it was nice and cool in their house!! We got home at about 4:15. J had to get ready and go to his softball games.
Lil D and I stayed in the AC living room and watched tv. Nice and relaxing.
-Until tomorrow

July 14, 2006

Lil D is 4 weeks old!!

I can't believe it has been 4 weeks since my baby boy was born. The first couple of weeks were really trying. J & I are getting much better at being new parents!! Getting up 2 or 3 times in the middle of the night was really hard to get used to. Some nights Lil D lets us get 4 hours in a row of sleep before waking us. He is so considerate!!
The only other thing that has been really hard is the heatwave! It has been so stinkin hot!
My parents were here last week and they got us a window air conditioner for the living room! It has been tolerable for the past couple of days!! Today it was 95 degrees. With no air conditioning that is just miserable. Lil D and I are comfortable now!!
Here is the latest picture of Lil D:

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-Until tomorrow