Thursday, August 31, 2006

Our First Family Vacation

Okay, I know it has been a long time since I have updated our blog. Our computer is sick with a virus and we haven't taken it in yet (I am using Jay's work computer and will have to upload pictures later).

I am sitting at the airport in Corpus and for those of you who have never been here, it is awful! There is one magazine stand and one little sandwhich shop. Needless to say, like good passengers we arrived 2 1/2 hours early. What a mistake! But, to the good part of our vacation...

Jay had 3 depositons over the past two days in Corpus, so he brought us along (because he flies so much for work, he had earned a free flight, which I got to use). Bailey was terrific on the flights. It can be very stressful to fly with an cousin Dallas can sympathize.

Surprisingly, each deposition only lasted 1 hour, so we had a lot of fun family time! Yesterday we went to the hotel pool (we got to stay at a very nice hotel because that was where the depos. were at) and went to lunch at a local place called Waterstreet. After Jay's afternoon depo. we drove our rental car to Port Aransas and took Bailey to the beach. He really liked the water. We only stayed 1 hour because we thought that was enough sun for Bailey (of course, only a small part of that hour was spent in the water. By the time we laid out the towels, put on Bailey's swimsuit and lathered him with sunscreen, etc. it had been 30 minutes. Oh, did I mention he needed to eat as soon as we got all settled :) ). Then we ate at the Crazy Cajun..they dump the food right on the table! cab legs, shrimp. corn and potatoes. It was great! We were all 3 exhausted by the time we got back to corpus, but had a great time. We took some pictures that I will upload at some point.

Since it has been so long since I have updated, I am sure there is more to write, but I can barely remember yesterday (hazard of being a new mom). Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Growing Up So Fast

Nine days ago Bailey began sleeping in his room. When I came home from my night out with the girls Jay had made the decision that Bailey would begin sleeping in his room that night. Needless to say, I was not thrilled with this last minute decision...I didn't even have time to prepare myself. However, it went really well, better than I had expected. Of course, the first night, I just laid in bed listening to the monitor, hearing his every movement and wanting to bring him back into our room (where his pack-n-play was anxiously awaiting)...but, I did not. I made it through the entire night. Bailey actually slept until 6:30 am! The longest he had ever made it. Now Bailey sleeps until 6:30 or 7:00 each morning, Jay and I play with him in our bed for 15 minutes. Then, while Jay gets ready for work, Bailey eats and then the two of us go back to sleep for about an hour. It's a nice routine. Of course, now that he is sleeping so much at night it has cut down on his daily naps, occasionally making it harder to get things done during the day, but we are adjusting.

I still can't believe how fast he is growing. It almost feels like the past 3 months are a blur. I am trying to hang on to each second with him. He is holding his head up for longer now. He has also started to enjoy the Baby Einstein videos. He is mezmerized by all of the sounds, movements and colors. Another favorite of his is going on walks. He loves being in his jogging stroller and watching the world go round.

Tomorrow night Bailey is being officially babysat for the first time. By that, I mean the first time someone other than family has kept him. Our friends who live across the street will be keeping him for a few hours and they are very excited (they are our age and have a 7 year old, so we feel very comfortable). They love Bailey and I know they will have a great time.

Monday, August 07, 2006

My Week As a Working Mom

Don't get me wrong, I definitely consider myself a "working" mom, but last week I got paid for it. I filled in at my father-in-law's office Monday-Wednesday and also on Friday. It was nice to bring home a paycheck and have adult conversation during the day. It was also nice to have a change of pace. However, I was VERY ready to be back home with Bailey and I am very blessed and happy that I do not have to work outside of the home.

I have been given the opportunity to bring in some extra money. Our neighbors (and friends) have an 8 year old daughter that needs to be picked up from school each day. I will pick her up at 3 pm and three days a week she will stay with me until 3:30 and the other two days until 5:30. Very easy work for good money. We usually run any errands in the morning, and go to the gym later in the evening so we shouldn't have to adjust our schedule much. I thought it would be a good way to help out our friends and to make some money.

On Saturday I went out with the girls (it was my friend, Brandi's bachelorrette party) while Jay took care of Bailey. I think they had some good male bonding time and I really enjoyed having a "night on the town". I have to admit, it was strange not carrying diapers around with me and being spit-up free the entire evening!

Sorry there is only one picture, I have not been on top of things this past week. As you can see, Bailey is growing like a weed. He will be 3 months on Friday. He weighs 13 lbs, 4 oz and is 24 inches long! Today I packed away the clothes that he has grown out of. It was a little sad. Although, he still has a lot of 0-3 month clothes that are too big. Over the weekend we got Bailey a bumbo seat (all of my friends have them). Even though he can't hold his head up for long periods of time, he loves sitting in his new seat. He always wants to be propped up on your lap or on the couch, so this is right up his alley. Mister curious can see everything! More later, have a wonderful week!