Tuesday, March 15, 2011

checking in

we've had a good past few weeks. it's amazing to see how davis is growing and the little milestones we're seeing each day.

i did a series of mini sessions at the local daffodil field the past couple of weekends and am just finishing editing. love them! it felt good to get back to taking photos again, too. davis and justin do pretty well without me, and i've gotten to meet lots of new families in the area.

work is doing well--our agency is getting tons of referrals, and with one of our contract therapists leaving, i'm inheriting a good portion of her case load. it makes me feel good to stay busy and use my time well while i'm away from davis during the day.
we've got several big weekends coming up--planning our first trip downeast to see my grandparents (we'll stop in the town of davis, one of his namesakes, on the way down and take a picture, i'm sure) as well as easter, going to some of the local festivals, and davis's first birthday party for one of his friends!
he's been spending some good quality time with his daddy lately, though he still prefers me at night and putting him to bed. we're all pretty exhausted lately, but i just keep telling myself that it's a phase and it will soon pass....(yawn)
i'm trying to think of other interesting things in our household...well, we're putting pepper on a diet. her recent trip to the groomers where she shed her shaggy coat showed us that she's put on a few pound over the winter. i blame the cold weather, tired owners and cleaning too many plates from the table. it's tough love with her now--no sharing people food (or at least very little) and many more play sessions with us as the weather warms up.
i'm also working on shedding the baby weight--i'm back in to some of my previous clothes, but have had to buy a few things to transition into the summer. i'm hopeful to start doing regular exercise, too, as it gets warmer and we can go for walks at night. but i'm also a fan of conserving energy when i'm already exhausted. usually the conserving energy wins out!
and it's offical--we have the cutest baby ever.
but i'm a little biased ;)

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

potpourri of randomness

*it's really bugging me that my blog is still in valentine's day mode and i haven't done march/st. patty's day theme yet. but this week has been all about priorities, and right now, that's just not one of them.

*davis has continued to regress with sleeping. like waking up every 2 hours regression, so it's almost like we're back to having a newborn. we tried something different last night, letting him sleep the first hour or two and when he woke up, keeping him up for an hour or so, then putting him back to bed later. (with last night's schedule, that was sleeping from 6 pm until 8 pm, wake from 8 pm to 9:15, then back down and--yay!--sleeping for four hours after that. progress!)

*for the past couple of months, pepper has been chewing up random breastpump supplies that i leave on top of my pump or in the bag. thankfully, many friends gave me their extra pump parts and stockpiles, or else i'd be very upset (and purchasing way too many replacement parts.) it's very odd and disturbing to find your dog chewing up a pump shield, and obviously i haven't learned my lesson by putting the bag up where she can't get to it.

*gas prices are starting to seriously concern me. i've been driving more frequently to help out at work with traveling to see clients in their home (like i used to do a couple of years ago.) i have a 16 gallon tank in my car, which means filling up with gas is over $50. and i'm having to do it on an almost weekly basis now. ugh... i'm scared to see what it will do this summer!

*i have about 1600 photos to upload from the daffodil field pictures that i took the past two weekends. and i haven't done it yet--but have great intentions to do so tomorrow night. and then will begin a massive editing streak. again, priorities. sleep became more important when we were getting so much less of it!

*i also have a nasty case of poison ivy from the daffodil field. this is the 2nd or 3rd time i've gotten poison ivy from there? you'd think i would've learned by now---but here i am, itching and dealing with several serious patches of pink welts. woo hoo!

*i also have several adorable photos of davis, in the daffodil field as well as other daily photos that show just how cute this baby is. but they're still on the memory cards and i know that uploading those will also mean uploading the daffodil photos. so it's just easier if i think, "no, they're on the cards right now, i'll get to them later." procrastinate much?

*he had his 4 month check up last friday, and the new stats are as follows: 14 lbs 4 oz, 24 and 3/4 inches long, and a 17 and 1/4 inch head. he did great, handled the shots well, and charmed the doctor with his smile during the whole visit.

*and i think that's about it...baby's awake. let's see how night 2 goes of some alert time...