24 December 2012

Merry Christmas

May you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

15 December 2012

Christmas Randomness

Snuggles in the Moby
It's December and Christmas is just around the corner. I can't believe the year is almost over. 2012 has brought some big and exciting changes in my life and I'm sure the coming year will hold many more. I'll hold off on recap of my year until month's end. For now I'll just share some random thoughts I have had since Noah arrived. If they seem especially random, I blame new mom sleep deprivation!
Passed out on the couch

  • I have mastered one handed typing in the past 2 months. 
  • Having a boy in the house has significantly changed my TV viewing habits. I now find myself regularly watching Gold Rush, How It's Made, Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, The Military Channel, and other "manly" shows. My small success-I have T hooked on Nashville, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy.
  • Gingerbread Golden Oreos are amazing! I found mine at Wal-Mart. You should check them out.
  • Spending time snuggling my little man on the couch is a very rewarding way to spend a day. I can waste hours just looking at his sweet little face and holding him close.
  • I don't miss my job. I really thought I might. I do miss some of the adult interaction, but being a mom is even better than I might have imagined. Unfortunately my time as a stay at home mom will end the beginning of January when I have to return to work.
  • I now consider it a major success if I get a shower every other day.
Moby time
    • The Moby is a life changer. I love wearing my little guy as it allows me to snuggle and still keep the house in some sense of order.
    • I got a flu shot for the first time ever this year. Things you do for your child....
    • Cooking is much more fun when there is some else there to share the food and clean up.
    • There are a lot of unnecessary baby items out there (I'm looking at you Wee Blocker and Wipe Warmer) and others that are life savers (see reference above to Moby) 
    • Being a mom has made me much more emotional. I blame a combination of hormones and the presence of a sweet little boy that reminds me daily how precious life is. 
    • Getting out of the house for a trip to the park with a friend can greatly improve my day (I'm talking to you S.C.) 
    • T is a great daddy and watching him with Noah makes me love him even more.
    • Everything is cuter when little-socks, clothes, toes, fingers, snoring sounds... you get the picture :)
    • Merry Christmas Guys
    • I'm bias, but I think I've got one of the cutest, sweetest babies out there. Here's a picture I captured while trying to get shots for the Christmas card to prove my point: 
    • My little man is growing like a weed! At his 2 month appointment he was up to 8lbs and 19 inches! Loving the addition of his chubby cheeks and double chin! Yep I'm in love!
    • 2 months old
    • In case I don't get a chance for another post (as you can see my days are quite full!) Merry Christmas!!!