Thursday, August 27, 2009


It's been a while since I have posted, but there is not too much going on in the life of this stay-at-home mom. I have been trying to get Carson sleeping by himself, which goes well some nights, trying to figure out which bottles will work the best for him, calling the pediatrician often to get his bowel movements regular (exciting, I know...but the remedy turned out to be .5 oz of apple juice per day).

Carson has gotten to meet my work friends, and tomorrow will meet Cory's work friends as well. Aunt Becca comes to visit often which we really appreciate, b/c it gets a little lonely during the day. Thanks Becca!

Today, I registered him for daycare, but I am secretly hoping that by some miracle I could stay home with him forever, b/c the thought of leaving him w/ strangers every day is heartbreaking. *Any working moms out there please tell me how long I will be sad when I put him in daycare, I hope I get use to it fast, but for now I just dread it.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Lately, I have been trying to get Carson to sleep on his own. We didn't originally plan to ever put him in the bed with us b/c of the danger of SIDS, but out of desperation one night we did. From then on, almost every time we put him down to sleep in the crib or pack n play, he would wake up every few minutes. So the last few days I have been resisting the urge to hold him so much and every time he falls asleep I put him down by himself, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but I figure the more he "practices" the more he will sleep on his own. Also Cory has to fight the urge to sleep with him in the recliner from 6-11pm every night. I know he misses him since he works, but now I asked him to put him down after his 9pm feeding. And last night I was so excited that Carson slept in the pack n play for 4 hours at a time and then 2 hours after another feeding. I hope this is actual progress and not just a fluke!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A few things...

My Dad is the best! He doesn't like our furniture (thinks its uncomfortable), so he bought us a recliner! It is our Christmas/Carson gift. :) Thank you so much Dad!

Also, Cory finished the dresser that he built for the baby and it turned out beautiful.

I haven't really posted pics of the nursery since we got the baby furniture so I included a few of those. The painting was done by my mom, she is very talented! The letters of Carson's name on the wall were done by my friend Kelly as a gift to us, they are so cute!

Monday, August 10, 2009

New Mother

I have really enjoyed this past week being a mother. I love taking care of my baby. I am sad today because Cory went back to work, so I really miss him; I also know how bad he misses Carson so I feel bad for him.

I am a little worried about Carson, he hasn't had a BM since Saturday morning, so I called his Dr. and they should have a nurse call me soon and tell me what to do.

Here are some of my favorite things about being a mom (other than Carson himself):

1. Being able to sooth him when he is upset.
2. Picking out clothes for him.
3. Combing his hair.
4. Snuggling with him.
5. Watching his funny little faces he makes.

A few "not so great things" about being a mom:

1. My heart breaks everytime he spits up, makes a sad face or seems uncomfortable.
2. I have a headache every morning from sleeping just a few hours at a time.
3. Constant worry