Monday, May 26, 2008

2 days in a row

Can you believe it, I am posting two days in a row! Steve volunteered to work a few hours this morning and I was supposed to go shopping with my mom. My mom didn't get out of bed until 10:00, by this time I had already gotten up, fed Cooper breakfast, took a shower, played with Cooper, put him down for a nap, got ready, made brownies and pasta salad for a cook-out later, started some laundry, got Cooper out of bed, and was ready to go. I didn't want to be gone all day so I scratched those plans and decided to run some other errands that needed taken care of. Steve's parents were already excited they got to keep Cooper for a few hours so he is there now, Steve is still at work, and I'm at home by myself. Doesn't happen often. I forgot what quite sounded like! When Steve gets home we need to go get a high chair, the we will pick up Cooper. I registered for the Fisher Price Space Saver high chair when I was pregnant. I think Steve's mom bought it for us. We got it out and put it together but didn't bother to attach it our chair. Needless to say, it is kind of awkward with our chair and table. I guess it's a combination of our chair being too high and the table being too low, it's a weird fit. So we are going to get a different one and try to sell the one we have. I think it goes for $40-50 in stores, I'm willing to sell for $25 if anyone knows anyone who needs one. It's never been used. Once Upon a Child tried to give me $8 for it, that wasn't happening.
I am down to 3 weeks left at work. I'm getting excited, but scared at the same time. I am super excited to be home and spend more time with Cooper, but it's scary going down to one income. I know we will be fine, I ran the numbers a hundred times and a hundred different ways, this will be the first time in 13 years I haven't had a job. There was a brief 2 months my last semester of college I didn't work, I was in between and internship and graduation that I didn't work. But I was also living at home with no real responsibility outside of trying to get good grades. Weren't those the days? A new intern started at work this week, I just want to scream "Stay in school as long as you can". Picture Adam Sandler in Billy Madison. I don't want to scare the poor girl but lets face it, the real world isn't all it's cracked up to be. I guess that is why I have decided to stay at home an engage in child's play for the next few years.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

6 months

We went to Portrait Innovations yesterday for Cooper's 6 month pictures. They did a fantastic job. The pictures are great, as you can see :) We got a black and white one of the one with the black background, it is adorable. I was worried going in there, they were already behind half an hour and by the time they started he had been up from a nap for about 2 hours. Lucky us he put on a happy face and waited until the pictures to get cranky and take a nap. Steve took him walking in the stroller in the parking lot while I picked out he pictures. They said 20-25 minutes to get them back, it was only about 15. Well worth the money and drive.

Monday, May 12, 2008

My Weekend

I have some extra vacation to use before I leave Mercer so I took a vacation day on Friday. I wanted to get some shopping done for the summer, since it has been two years that I got to shop for spring clothes. Maternity doesn’t count J Anyway, I kept Cooper home for breakfast and took him to daycare a later in the morning. I went to the mall and Old Navy then met my mom and some of her co-workers for lunch then later I had a hair appt. It was pretty much an uneventful day. I did try to take a nap, you would think that would be easy since I have an empty house and no chance of a baby waking up, but I just couldn’t sleep.

Saturday started off great. After breakfast I took Cooper walking, well he was actually asleep, I did the walking. It was a great morning. Perfect weather the whole day I might add. We then stopped by Steve’s brother’s house to check out how he was doing at the yard sale, and then we hit the grocery store. I got back home and Steve was outside doing yard work, about 15 minutes later he comes in with a strange look on his face, turns out he had cut his finger on the hedge trimmers. Turns out it was fairly deep and would probably need stitches. Not that I want Steve to be hurt or anything, but better him than me. I don’t think he could have grabbed the baby, diaper bag, and remember to get the new insurance cards (our insurance just changed) and anything else he may need in such a rush. We try the Urgent Care Center; they are an hour and a half behind schedule, so we decide on the ER. Turns out that was a big mistake. We ended up waiting for 5 hours, just to get 4 stitches. I ended up leaving after 3 hours. I only packed one bottle; I didn’t think we would be there long enough to feed Cooper twice! Then again if it was Steve, he would have forgotten even the one bottle. I was supposed to go to a birthday party for Melissa’s daughter, so once again, Melissa if you are reading this, I’m sorry I missed it. Hopefully we can get together this summer. Steve did feel bad for “ruining” everyone’s Saturday, so I got my Mother’s Day gift early. I got a mother/child necklace/pendant. He‘s so good to me.

Sunday- Has anyone ever seen the weather do a complete 180? Seriously, how miserable can it get? Weather aside, Sunday was pretty good. We went to church and out to lunch with Steve’s family and my mom. We even got a short nap in at home. Overall, it was a pretty good weekend. On to next Saturday- yard sale day!