Time Flies Like...
I was just looking back at some old posts and realized that I used to have actual thoughts that weren't:
don't kick your sister.
where did she go?
eat food. don't just drink strawberry milk.
why is she crying?
I can't think.
I wish someone could make me some coffee.
no. we don't have time to watch choo-choo soul on the computer right now.
man, I wish the wading pool was full.
how do people go out and do anything after they have two kids?
you did too poop.
can that smell really be possible?
please go to sleep. please.
That's about all there is in my brain right now. It makes me a little sad. I am sure that some day I will miss this time.
We have a new daughter, Cora Faith!
Born: Christmas Eve, December 24, 2008 at 12:07 PM
Weight: 8 pounds 9 1/2 ounces
Length: 19 inches
She is four weeks old now and doing very well. We are very happy to have her in our family. Charles is starting to warm up to her and offer her things to eat and his toys. I think that he is going to have a hard time for a while before he gets used to sharing his parents with his new little sister.
Well, I am not writing this in the middle of the night even though I was wide awake the whole time. I am pretty sure that I didn't fall asleep the entire night. I didn't dream, and it took a very long time till morning. I should say that I am used to not being able to sleep and laying there for a long time waiting. I have been bad at sleeping my whole life so far, but last night took the cake. I am really tired, but I have this odd energy too. I mean, come on, when was the last time I put something on this blog??? I am not so sure that this is a worthy topic for a post, but I wanted some outlet for my thoughts this morning.
Things around here are going pretty well right now, other than the whole sleep issue. Charles is great and running around like a toddler already. He is always interested in things that roll or are round. He keeps us very busy keeping him fed and entertained. We are having a great time with him, he is a wonderful little man so far.
My brain just decided to quiet down and start to move like molasses, so I think this is the end of this little post. Hope all who might read this are having a great new year.
Wartburg Homecoming is October 12-15th this year.
Charles is ready to have some fun!
We are excited to see any of you who will be in the area!
Charles is keeping us busy and the summer seems to be flying by. I just thought that I would put a couple new pictures on here in case there are a few people who see this and not the real thing very often.
This is Charles showing how he has mastered falling over.
Here is Charles on the fourth of July while we were out for an evening BBQ in the backyard. It was a little cool, so he got to wear a jacket that is still a little bit big.
I am very proud to call him my son. What a joy he is to us! His little giggles and huge grins... The fact that he allows us to comfort him when he is sad or worried, and that it works...
Charles in Charge
The journey into motherhood has been amazing so far, and Charles is becoming a wonderful boy. Watching him learn how to look at things in his new world and how to hold out his hand and touch them is just the best thing. You can almost see his brain develop and make all of those connections. His smile can make any bad mood disappear in an instant.
There are always some things that are not as fun though. It is still hard to make myself crawl out of bed in the middle of the night when my son is hungry and I am the only one who can help him. I have never been good at sleeping or getting up in the morning. I thought that being really
tired would help, but I think that it has made it harder to fall asleep than it was before. Even the diapers aren't too bad when it is your child who you are changing. You want them to have a clean butt, no matter how gross it is to make clean.
Here are a couple pictures of him as he gets a bit bigger.
Here is Charles showing us how wee and little he is compared to his daddy's hand. Things are going well for the three of us.
Charles is not the most happy when he is working on tummy time to get strong. He is letting us know that he would rather take a nap or that he has some issues in his GI tract that he would like to resolve.
What are you doing taking my picture?!?
I could look a little more rested, but I am enjoying the whole mother thing with our good baby boy.
"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana." ~Groucho Marx