Tuesday is Isaac’s first day at daycare and my first day in the office. And like thousands of moms before me, I am having a ton of different emotions tonight…excited, nervous, sad, anxious, etc. Even a couple of teary moments while Isaac and I played throughout the day and then tonight during bath and story time. I didn’t think it would be this hard!
Josh will be dropping Isaac off in the morning. I packed up his bag tonight, so my men are all ready. I know he will be just fine and will really enjoy his new surroundings, but I just can’t do it.
The worst part is that I have a work event tomorrow night, so I won’t even get home until about 9 or 10pm. That’s 12+ hours without seeing my Little Man!
Deep breath…everything will be just fine. I sure hope the day goes by quickly though.
Isaac’s godparents were in town over the Thanksgiving holiday, so we took the opportunity to affirm his baptism (he was baptized in the hospital) and also recognize his godparents during Sunday’s church service. Isaac was wide awake and very attentive, listening to Pastor the whole time.
Here’s a picture of Isaac with his Godparents. He already misses them!
And here’s our first family photo:
It was a very special day for us.
Josh’s brother passed along this video to him…thought Josh might be able to pick up a couple of tips. definitely laughed out loud on this one!
Since my last post on my photography struggles, I have still been struggling to lock something down for Isaac’s first year photos.
I was finally in touch with a great photographer who was willing to work with me on a package and responded to my emails promptly…that is until I was ready to lock in a date and give her my money. A month went by and I even sent a follow up email with more specific dates and still no reply. I was so frustrated! Am I doing something wrong that no one is responding to me in a timely manner or are my expectations just too high?
Frustrated, I aired my grievances to a fellow board member of a service organization I am a member of. She just so happens to do photography on the side and was more than happy to set up a time to shoot my Little Man’s three month photos. Within a week, I had sample photos from her and we’d booked a time.
Well, today I received an email from the previously mentioned photographer wanting to schedule a time. Seriously!?! So, I emailed her back tonight and politely said I had made other arrangements for the three month photos, but would like to set something up for the six month photos in March. I hit send and immediately felt guilty! Guilty that I didn’t wait just a bit longer before going an alternate direction. Guilty that she went to all that work to accommodate my needs and then I backed out.
Grrr, so frustrating! In the end I am getting what I want and am so excited, but still feel guilty….and will likely make up for my feelings of guilt by spending way too much money in March!
Here are a few stats:
- Height: 20.75″
- Weight: 10 lbs
- Likes: Mommy & Daddy, bath time, looking out the windows, lifting himself up, dinnertime, swaddle, bedtime stories, smiling, and ‘talking.’
- Dislikes: Waiting for anything, sleeping, car seat.
- Highlights: Started smiling (non-gas smiles!) and responding to us, attended first Hawkeye men’s basketball game, follows our voices in a room, started grabbing at objects (pacifier, small toys), spending more alone time with Daddy, and averages about 3-4 hour stretches of sleep at night with an occasional 5 hour stretch.
I was way too excited to slip this brand new crockpot into my cart at Costco today!
Can’t wait to whip up a meal in my shiny new appliance!
PS- I may or may not have also purchased the Cooking Light crockpot edition!
I spotted this comfort food recipe on Food Network’s Facebook page a couple of weeks ago and saved it for the perfect, cool fall day. Saturday was the perfect day for chicken pot pie. We were all hunkered down at the house watching football and listening to the wind howl outside.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the recipe. It’s from Ellie Krieger and she is known for her very healthy meals, so I wondered if it would be lacking in flavor.
It was a super easy recipe to begin with, but I made it even easier my using tube biscuits instead of making my own. AND I also whipped up a batch of mashed potatoes to go with…The pot pie was just screaming to rest on top of a mound of creamy mashed potatoes!