Friday, January 22, 2010

Oh what a night

Tim's friend Kyle called me yesterday afternoon to tell me that Tim didn't feel good, and that I needed to come get him. He was feeling faint and nauseous and was lying on the floor of a restaurant. He was miserably sick all night last night, and between taking care of him and taking care of Isaac, I got almost no sleep.

Tim thought that he had gotten sick from some prunes he had eaten, but as it turns out, several people in his family have been sick this week with the same symptoms, so it is probably a virus. Which means that Isaac and I are still at risk. I'm feeling a little woozy at the moment, but I'm hoping it is just because I hadn't eaten yet. If not, it could be another very long night....

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sunday was Caitlyn's 5th birthday party, and Jason took some pictures of sweet pal while we were there. During the photo shoot, I left the room to get the diaper bag, and he rolled over! From his tummy to his back. Everyone was cheering for him.

We tried again today so I could see it. I put him on his tummy, and he was trying soooo hard. He kept kicking his legs really high, pushing up with one arm, and grunting a lot. He was getting really frustrated, and I was about to get him up, when he flipped onto his back! And then promptly started crying uncontrollably, lol.

some pictures:
And this is the picture I will show people when they can't decide who he looks like:
Timothy James All the third, right there.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

2 months old!

It's hard to believe that sweet pal is 2 months old today. He is smiling a lot now, starting to coo, and does a great job holding his head up. He has grown out of almost all his 0-3 month clothes and is now wearing 3-6 month. All the pants are too long, so I have to roll them up, but the 0-3 don't fit through the waist anymore. We have one sleeper that he got for Christmas from my dad and Cyndi that he wore once. I went to put it on him the following week, and its too short!

We have a doctor's appointment today, I can't wait to see how much he weighs and how long he is now. However, I am not looking forward to the shots he has to get. He will probably be a very cranky baby for at least the rest of the day.

In other news, Tim watched him for 20 minutes last night while I went to Target, and Isaac actually took a bottle! The last time Tim tried, I was still home, and it didn't go well. We will try again tomorrow for longer, maybe an hour or two, and hopefully Tim will feel pretty comfortable by himself when I go back to work the week after next.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Is anyone still reading this?

Lol. New year, new start, new focus.

Isaac is now almost 2 months old and doing well. He does not give us much downtime though, as he currently refuses to sleep outside of our arms. I never realized how frustrating it would be to only have one free hand for most of the day. (Sometimes, I actually miss doing laundry!) Luckily, I am an expert at one-handed typing.

I go back to work in 2 weeks, and I'm pretty nervous. Not only will I be out of the loop on a lot of things work-related, I will also be trying to juggle household chores, baby, and not losing my mind. I think it will be nice to have a little grown-up time though. And I did pay a lot of money for my Master's degree, so I might as well use it.

That being said though, we are going to aim for having me work part-time eventually. We have a significant amount of credit card debt to pay off first, so we need to be aggressive with that. Without those payments, and without the cost of daycare, the money lost from cutting my hours would be minimal.

One of biggest problems is spending money on restaurant food instead of eating at home. Often it is just a time factor, or is due to lack of planning. The kitchen is a mess and we're starving, we don't have the right ingredients, etc. My goal for today, if little pal cooperates, is to go grocery shopping and get ingredients for quick and easy dinners. I figure if we just focus on eating at home more--almost exclusively--then we will save a lot of money that we can use elsewhere.