Monday, September 21, 2009

Sleeping in...

This was SO cute. The other morning, Carson was wide awake at 9AM and Cory and I were still pretty tired so we put him in the bed with us. It was so funny b/c he started out in the middle and kept inching torward me, if I moved over he would too. He slept so good, its so hard to keep him out of our bed. Please excuse the way I look!

We went to my friend Alison's house on Saturday and stayed a long time, Carson was so warn out that he slept from 11pm-5:30am! He made noises every few hours but never cried. I wish he would do that every night! But I am just glad he is doing good about sleeping in the nursery.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Since I have been staying home everyday on maternity leave (which I enjoy very much...I didn't think that I would like being at home everyday)I have racked up a number of favorite daytime TV shows: The Doctors, The View, Days of Our Lives, Wife Swap, Baby and Adoption Stories, Dr. Oz and Ellen.

While I don't get to watch every single one of these shows every day (obviously since I have a new baby who is not on a set schedule yet) I do enjoy them when I have the chance. I feel like I should start taking notes on the Doctors and Dr. Oz. The information they give and the questions they answer are really helpful.

Some of the answers are SO simple, for example:
On Dr. Oz's show today, he asked some audience members to bring some items that are kept in their bathrooms. He then tested them for certain bacteria, and most of them came back positive for fecal bacteria! One of the reasons is the flushing of toilets. He said that the water particles can shoot 20 feet out into the air and onto your belongings! Gross! So, he said you can cut down most of that by just closing the lid before you flush - b/c THAT IS WHY ITS THERE! Duh...I never thought of that!

Another thing that he tested were womens' purses which also had fecal matter on them from setting them down on floors including public restroom floors. He showed us this nifty little hook that clamps onto a table and you can hang your purse on it. I actually have one of these somewhere (my sister gave it to me for my B'day, but I was pregnant at that time and can't remember what I did w/ it!)

I never realized how dirty the world was until I had a baby, and now I am a freak! I am CONSTANTLY washing my hands, and when I go to the store, I probably use my hand sanitizer at least 3 times while I am in there since I have to touch the baby if he starts to fuss. Not that I don't want him to grow, but I dread when he becomes mobile...crawling on floors and putting things in his mouth....ick!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I don't get to post much these days, usually I don't have anything to really blog about since I am home everyday. But now I have something GOOD!

Lately Carson has been SMILING at is so sweet!

Sleeping: He is doing better little by little....he sleeps in his nursery every night now; he sleeps really well from about 9pm - 1am give or take depending on the feeding schedule. After we feed him around 1am he will sleep about 2-3 hours at a time. Some mornings around 4 or 5, I give in from exhaustion and bring him to bed with me if he doesn't want to go to sleep. But that is a last resort, I hate him being in the bed with us, #1 its not safe and makes me nervous, #2 I feel like I can't move an inch or he will wake up.

He is growing a lot (I can tell by how heavy he is getting). But I always forget to weigh him. He goes to the pediatrician in October so we will see for sure then.

ME: I got to have a girls' night with Alison and Kelly (this was the longest amt. of time spent away from Carson, but I did ok); we went to see CHICAGO at the Fox, and it was really good. There is a new play on Broadway in NY that I would love to see called Rock of Ages, its an 80's theme. But I doubt I will be going to NY anytime soon and it will be years before that show comes to ATL. Oh well!

Also, I am so anxious to wear my wedding rings again, I don't know why but I still can't get them over my knuckles, it makes me so sad. I asked my Dr. when to throw in the towel and get them sized and he said to wait a few more weeks. Ugghhh!

I am about 10 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight, I gained way too much weight and am paying for it now. I can only wear dresses and shirts that are bigger in the belly and maternity capris and gaucho pants. I tried to put on a pair of jeans that I considered big before I got pregnant and I couldn't even get the zipper started. I also put on a lot of weight in my butt and thighs, so I may be in maternity stuff for a long time b/c I really don't want to spend $ on myself right now.