Monthly Archives: April 2011

11 months old…

(Oliver sitting on top of his Daddy’s old toy chest/ bench that his Pap made for him when he was little)

Seriously!? I can’t believe my little baby boy is going to be 1 in a month. It makes me sad in a bizarre way…I miss being pregnant with him and I can’t tell you how much I miss his little newborn stage. My mom and I went through some of his clothes to give away to a needy family and I was overwhelmed when I saw his little newborn outfits/jammies. I remember those first few days and weeks like they were yesterday. I was so afraid of everything…SIDS, being a bad mother, etc. I have to say though, after almost a year of being a mother, I feel pretty good. My little man is doing well and he loves his Momma and Daddy so much. He sleeps in his own crib until around 7am and then he usually wakes up and we put him in our bed.

This year has been full of ups and downs. I cry so much now, and I don’t really know why. If anything is remotely sad or touching, I cry like a baby. I’m happy with my family though. I love Jeremy and our little boy more than anything in this world. I am so proud of Jeremy for working full-time and going to school. It allows me to stay at home with Oliver for the time being. I’m very grateful for everything he does. He’s a great man. =)

Baby fever…

Oh my goodness…people are having their little ones left and right and I’m getting some mad baby fever! ¬†I never thought I’d want another one so fast after having Oliver, but I am. Haha, Jeremy just says a stern “NO.” We’ve agreed on waiting another 2-3 years before trying again. I know it’s the rational thing to do, and besides, I want this time to spend with Oliver and love on him all the time. I can’t ¬†believe he’ll be 1 in about 6 weeks. Where did this year go?! It’s definitely flown by, but some times it feels like it’s dragged by.

 

I miss the first few weeks of being home with Ollie and just trying to figure out the whole parenting thing. I was so unprepared for the emotions of having a baby and just basic knowledge of how to care for one on a daily basis. Somehow I survived and Oliver is thriving. He’s such a happy baby boy and people always comment on how well-behaved he is in public. It’s been a journey to get to this calm period. He had some bouts with colic and cried and cried for hours during the first few months. I didn’t think I’d ever want another baby again. Yet, here I am, writing about wanting another baby ASAP. Ha! I need to get my body back though and that’s going to take some time. I’ve struggled so much with losing this baby weight. I am trying to find the energy somewhere, but I can’t. Or even the motivation to lose it. I joined Weight Watchers and then dropped out after losing 7 pounds. I think this warm weather is getting me motivated. I want to take Ollie on walks and just enjoy being outside, instead of cramped up inside. I’m excited for what the summer will bring. We’re planning on some trips around our area with Ollie…like a museum, etc.

Spring is here! On my to-do-list…garden!

Here and there.

I’m doing terrible with this whole blogging thing lately….maybe averaging 2 blog updates a month? I guess when you are a stay-at-home momma not much goes on. However, this month has been kind of busy. We went out of town for a week to visit with Jeremy’s family. Our first stop was his brother, Josh, in Baltimore, MD. It was our first time really going into Maryland, besides just passing through on our way to Pennsylvania. We went to the aquarium in Baltimore and it was really nice. But no strollers allowed so we had to hold our 21 lb bundle of love the entire 2 hours. Phew! It was Ollie’s first trip to an aquarium though, and he seemed to like it =)

After 2 nights at Uncle Josh’s, we made our way up to Nan and Pap’s. We stayed one night there and then Jeremy and I left Oliver with his grandparents and great-grandparents. It was rough and I bawled my eyes out like a baby, but it was my first time away from him for more than a few hours. We stayed TWO whole nights in Gettysburg and I actually had fun and relaxed. We just toured around Gettysburg and went to an outlet mall. We didn’t really like our hotel because it was a really nice hotel and every time we would go somewhere the stuffy/snobby hotel guests would just stare at us. Maybe they had a dress code we weren’t aware of? We just wore jeans and a jacket or hoodie. Ha. Oh well…

I had a great time with Jeremy on our little getaway, but I was anxious to get back to my little man! I am glad we got to get away and I now know that I can handle a few nights away from Ollie and it won’t kill me. He did really great with everyone too, so that was good to hear!