Saturday, November 21, 2009

DAY 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sat 11/21

Today Henry and I went to California Pizza Kitchen and met Kristi and Christina for lunch. I actually used the nursing cover and breastfed him in real public. It was scary but not bad.

Life is really going on.

Future note: on November 23 Henry laughs for the first time! an honest to God giggle! It's what we've been waiting for!

love, love, love

Friday, November 20, 2009

Day 99 Friday November 20

A bunch of notes:

He is getting so good at "tummy time"!!

The trees outside his bedroom window are being cut to the nubs. It started today. It feels like a metaphor (I think I mean simile) for me having to go back to school. The trees are being stripped of their leaves and branches just as I am being stripped away from our little family. I'm very sad.

He slept on my chest and his ear left an impression on my skin. Just like months ago when he slept on my chest and his foot left an impression on my tummy.

I can see tiny white hairs on his knuckles. I never noticed that before.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 98 Thursday November 19

Henry is getting so good at grabbing toys. His hand/eye coordination is developing. His favorite toy right now is Vitamins the Bear. I don't know if his name is supposed to be Vitamins or not, but this is a flat bodied bear with a patch on his chest that says "Vitamins." We have found out that this might be a brand name, but oh well. Vitamins is the name of Henry's bear.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Day 97 Wednesday November 18

I am still keeping track of Henry's feedings and diapers. I'm not sure why or when I will break the habit. I think I am afraid that I will forget what side I'm on when I nurse him next or that somehow I will forget to change him.

I had to go to school for the staff meeting today. Woo.

But when I came home it was so pleasant! Henry was in his bouncy seat, Phillip was working on the computer and all was calm and lovely. Henry has his tongue sticking out the side of his mouth like he's thinking really hard or he's Michael Jordan.

I love this kid so much. How did he get so wonderful? We are so blessed. I love you Phillip and Henry!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 96 Tuesday November 17

Back to Jury Duty. I got to go home. Thank you God!

I had to plead with the judge about my situation and she was not sympathetic. I told her how I couldn't miss my first day back from maternity leave and that we are a one income family. She responded by asking me why I didn't fill out a form indicating that I couldn't afford it (I can't remember the word she used) and I said that I can afford to do jury duty, the week I was called, which is this week, not two weeks from now. DUH!

Then I had to leave the room and not until later was I released. YEE HAW! I donated my jury duty money back to the courts.

Back to Henry:

I startled him today. It was funny but not funny. He was scared and started to cry. I was just coming into his room and I thought he knew I was there. nope.

Grandma and Grandpa called today to sing to him.

I spend a lot of time thinking about and worrying about Henry's schedule. If we thought I was neurotic before I had him...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Day 95 Monday November 16

Two more weeks until I go back to school. I don't know how to prepare.

I had Jury Duty today and it more or less sucked. I was promised a place to pump and it didn't happen. I had to pump in a bathroom stall. I actually got called in and I have to go back tomorrow. The trial starts on November 30. Does that day sound familiar? Yeah, it's when I'm supposed to go back to work. AHHH!

Henry and Phillip were fine without me. They also drove me and picked me up. Henry is so cute in his car seat!

The leaves are changing colors. This happens so late here compared to Illinois.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Day 94 Sunday November 15

When I am all alone with Henry it is so quiet. So much is different now and it hits me hard sometimes. I feel like I'm going to wake up and this was all a dream.

Today I was holding Henry and out of nowhere he flails backwards! I thought if I hadn't been more aware or conscious or awake, I might have dropped him. Thank you God, I did not drop him. He changes so fast. He can do more everyday. I keep trying not to wish he could do more stuff. I don't want to wish this time away. It goes too quickly.