Hey Baby Baby!
I’m typing this up the night before you turn nine weeks old because holy crap, I have no extra time now that I’m working in an office 4x/week. So far, so good… I’ve missed you like crazy, but one of the advantages to living in a small town of < 1,000 people is that our home, your daycare, and my office are all 5 minute drives from each other (or 10-15 minute walks once it’s nice out!), so every day at lunch I pop over to see you and breastfeed. I figure I’d rather be holding YOU my dear than be hooked up to that dang pump again. It’s all worth it though – I’m so happy that I’m working a job that will allow me make some extra money to pay our bills AND be super flexible to allow me to pump milk for you AND go see you during the day! It definitely makes me appreciate all my minutes with you even more. Now Daddy and I have to fight over our cuddle time with you in the evenings. 🙂
Thursday was your first time Skyping with your Blogger Auntie Ann. She and I had beers and chatted while you were cute and filled your pants. It was a great conversation. She calls you Peanut and was so excited about your arrival!
Then last Friday was my first day of work and first time leaving you for more than an hour, and WOW was it hard to not cry as I drove away from your daycare lady’s house. That was part of the reason I had so many beers Thursday night – I was so scared to leave you with anyone else, but you did great!
Luckily, the day went by quickly, and after I picked you up, we got to hang out with your daddy’s buddies who live a block away from daycare. You are always the star of the show. 🙂
Every day you love more and more to face out and check out the world, so on Saturday we tried sitting you up in your Bumbo. You loved it for a hot minute, but then decided you’d rather we hold you and walk you around to check out things. I think you’ll like it more once you can hold up your head straight for longer periods of time. Your neck is already getting SO strong though, and you are incredibly alert and curious about what is going on around you. It’s fun to see you actually noticing your surroundings. 🙂
It was Superbowl Weekend, and even though you had some tummy troubles that made you pretty cranky, everyone still thought you were extremely adorable!
You are officially two months old now, and that blows my mind. Two months ago I had no idea the joy you would bring to my life. People told me, but experiencing it has been unbelievable. I love you so, so much.