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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cool Video

Dooce.com posted this video today. It is pretty cool. It makes me want to watch Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Probably the best movie ever, well besides Gone With the Wind oh and Anne of Green Gables. Wow I have good taste in movies!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Back to Work


I started back to work part time last week. Well sort of part time. I was only supposed to be working Tues.-Thurs. 8am to 3 pm but I worked Saturday for 8 hours and today for 7...I am not sure how it happened but at the moment I feel like I am working full time even though I am not working the normal 10 hour shifts. Work is busy because school is starting this week. Hopefully once it calms down I will actually only be working 20ish hours a week.

It feels good to be back to work. I actually don't really miss Garrett to much while I am at work and busy doing stuff. When I am spending time with him at home though I is when I realized how much I miss him and how much I feel like I never get to see him anymore.

It is weird though how easily we fell into a schedule once I went back to work. I feel like Brian has stepped up and we are splitting the "baby duties" more. I actually feel like we are closer as a family in the last couple of weeks. We are all more likely to be found playing on the floor in Garrett's room, laughing in the bathroom during bath time, hanging out in the kitchen during breakfast, or Brian feeding Garrett before bed while I put his laundry away. It is nice and I think Brian and I both savor these moments. Garrett is constantly napping for an hour or two when we get home in the afternoon's and then up till about 7:30 when we do bath, reading, bottle and then rocking. He is almost always asleep by 8:30. He is only getting up once between 12am and 4am, and then I am usually waking him up to nurse around 7am.

I am glad he is falling into such a nice schedule. With how busy we are I think I would go crazy if I felt like we were still all over the place with bedtime, feedings and stuff. Brian has had to pick up extra command shifts to cover for a lack of staff and he has meetings tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday. It is weeks like this where we really feel the stress of our jobs and neither of us can wait until Thursday night when we can just hangout and enjoy each other and Garrett.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Weekend

So this was the first weekend in 7 weeks that we have been home all weekend with no obligations to do anything with anyone. It feels so good! As much as we love our family and friends I think that it is important to spend time just as a family, especially since Brian is always so busy during the week and I am going back to work part time starting this week. We definitely had a fun weekend. Here are a bunch of pictures of everything we did!

Last weekend we bought a large tent for future camping trips. We thought that we would try and put her up in the yard to see how it went. I love it, Brian thinks it is too big. It is a lot to set up and take down, their are a lot of pieces and stakes! I am really excited about the front room which is all screens when the window pieces are unzipped
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Playing with daddy.

Checking it out!

I think their will be plenty of room for me to crawl around in here next summer!
On Saturday we went to the Potato Festival (the "tater festival" we heard someone call it) in Manhattan, MT. The Manhattan fire department had a pancake breakfast and then their was a parade and a craft fair.

At the parade with mom.

Bath time with Daddy on Saturday night!


Look at all that curly hair!


This morning we went to church and this afternoon we put together our new chairs for the front porch. These were on sale at one of the local hardware stores. They need a couple more coats of stain but I can't wait to sit on them on the front porch and drink a beer!



Friday, August 20, 2010

2 Month Well Check

Garrett had his 2 month well check last Friday. I totally forgot to post this last week. Oh well.

Weight: 10lbs 6oz
Height: 21 1/2 inches
Head Circ: 15.2

I met the pediatrician for the first time, he was on sabbatical when Garrett was born so we saw another one until he got back. I like Dr. Harris and think that he will make a really good family doctor. We talked about Garrett going on formula once I go to work and about him going to daycare and getting the "daycare crud." He was super easy to talk with and didn't seem like he was trying to rush through to move onto the next appointment, which is a pet peeve of mine when doctors seem like they are to busy for you.

Garrett got his shots and handled them like a champ. I think that I was anticipating something like what the circumcision was like. It wasn't really bad at all though. He stopped crying as soon as I picked him up off the table and only fussed for a little bit afterward.

He seems like he is getting SO big and I know he is compared to the little peanut that he was. He is still small for his age though. His weight in the 16th percentile and his height is in the 5th percentile. What a shortie!! Hopefully he will catch up!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Talking

Garrett has been "talking" so much lately. I got a good video of him going to town while talking to daddy. In both video's he stops as soon as he sees me, which is a shame because it was really cute!


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Edit: I can't get the other video to load, which is a shame because it was the good one!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

2 Months


Garrett,

It is hard to believe that two months have gone by already, and at the same time I can't imagine what we did without you in our lives. This afternoon, while you were napping I got your bag ready for daycare. I cannot believe that we have already come to the moment where I am getting ready to go back to work and you must go into daycare. I know you will be fine, but I will miss being with you everyday and seeing your every smile and wiping your every tear.

While I was getting your bag together I also cleaned out some of the clothes that you don't fit into anymore. It is hard to believe that you fit into those preemie clothes! You have finally graduated into size one diapers and most 0-3 clothes just in the last two weeks. It is sad that our little peanut is gone, but we are glad that we have such a healthy little boy. You are constantly changing and growing and we celebrate every milestone you hit.

Wow, have you changed in two months! You are holding your head up so well that most the time we don't even have to help you. Your legs are strong enough to hold your little body in a standing position for awhile. You love laying on the floor under the play mat, squealing, bating at objects and kicking your little legs. Your constant changes in mood are always making us laugh and your smile, lights up our world! When I lay you on the floor and lean over you to look in your eyes, you light up and start cooing and smiling up a storm as I talk to you about all the big stories you must be telling. You can be cranky with me as we are trying to put you to bed and then I will hand you to your dad to try to put you asleep and you smile at him as if you weren't just fussing!

You are an amazing little boy and we can't wait to see what the next couple of months bring!

Love,


Momma and Daddy

A little Alfalfa action and a sweet smile in the morning!

Ahhh...Daycare!

Garrett's first half day of daycare is on Friday. He will go Friday morning and then we will be home next week and then he will start going three days a week through September when we will start going full time. I don't even know how to express how I feel. I am excited to go back to work, sort of. I know that he will be okay, I think...

Brian and I "dropped in" this morning to drop off some paperwork. I didn't call and warn Jenni the daycare lady, I wanted to kind of drop in unannouced and see how it went. I felt bad but she was supper great. My biggest fears are that he will be left alone to much and that his needs will not be met, well like I can meet them. He is just so little and still so needy. There are only a total of twelve kids. Five of them will be babies, including Garrett. So that is not that many, and there are always at least two teachers.

While we were at the daycare I noticed that a couple of the kids were coughing and had runny noses. I know that being sick is just part of being in daycare. I worked in one, I know how it goes. Now that it is my guy that is going to get sick, it makes me sad. I know when he gets that first cold it will probably be harder for me than him.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Home!!

We just got back from an awesome week in Minnesota and Wisconsin. It was so nice to see family and friends. As always it made us wish that we lived A LOT closer to everyone over there.

But oh my goodness it felt good to be home! I don't know what it was but it has never felt better to walk through that front door. It was the longest that we have been gone since we bought the house and obviously since Garrett has been here. I wanted to kiss the floors, walk around touch everything, lounge in my own bed, sit out on the porch and take a bath all at once!

I am so proud of myself too, I left the house clean and picked up so there is no cleaning that needs to be done on top of unpacking and laundry. Which is good because when we unloaded the car it filled up the whole living room. How is that even possible?