Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Night shift stinks......

On July 3rd Daniel will start his night shift for 2 months. He will be working 6pm-6am and unfortunately we are pretty much on the opposite schedules when he works this schedule. He only works 15 days out of the month so it's not so bad...I know, I know...cry me a river right? haha...it really does suck though. Even on his days off, his schedule is screwy because he's trying to catch up on sleep. I miss him alot on this schedule, but I know the trade off is he doesn't work 15 days out of the month and he will switch to day shift in September...it seems so far away, but I know Hunter will keep me plenty busy. We are extremely lucky in that my mother in law watches Hunter while Daniel and I are working. I can't say enough how much I love that she is able to watch Hunter and makes me feel so confident and secure when I have to leave for work. I was a daycare baby because my mom was single and had me and my brother to care for so we are very blessed that we have her to take care of Hunter and we also save a ton of $$$. I'm hoping to get new hours in my job that will allow me to work 3 days a week instead of 5...still waiting on the final word, but hopefully soon my hours will change.

Ohhh, so onto my favorite subject!!!! :) Hunter continues to find ways to melt my heart everyday. He has started to lift his arms when he wants to be picked up and I think it's the sweetest thing to be the "favored" lifter of Hammy. Although he does it to anybody that walks by lol, when he does it to me, he looks at me with his big brown eyes and just gives me this grin like he knows I'm his mom. I freakin' love it! How did I get so lucky? Also, there have been several times when I'll go pick him up from his crib and he is up on all fours rocking back and forth, back and forth. I swear he is going to be crawling pretty soon...he just hasn't figured out how to move his limbs in unison to get himself forward. He pushes himself backwards while on his belly and he will scoot himself forward, but hasn't figured out the crawling concept yet. I think it's time to babyproof the house!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Half way to a year old!!!

Yesterday was Hunter's 1/2 birthday. We celebrated his milestone with 1/2 of a birthday cake that was decorated by me and Daniel. I also wanted to celebrate it because I think Daniel and I have done a great job of raising Hunter for his first 6 months of life...we actually survived the newborn stage. lol I feel like since having a baby, Daniel and I have become an even better team working together to make sure Hunter's needs are taken care of.

Hunter had 2 teeth pop through on the bottom right before his 6 month birthday. So far, teething hasn't been too bad. The extra fussiness only lasted a couple of days, then the teeth popped through and he has been fine ever since. Other milestones include sitting up by himself for long periods of time and he now rolls from back to belly all the time. The only problem with these accomplishments, while I'm estactic that he is growing up, it's bittersweet because he doesn't seem to want to be held most of the day. He would rather be sitting up on his own or in his jumperoo. Hunter has started to notice our dog Toby and he will sit and laugh hysterically as Toby walks by. It's so hilarious...I wish I had Hunter's sense of humor, my life would be much simpler. I have a feeling as Hunter gets older and is able to run around with Toby they will become best buds. :) Today when I went and picked Hunter up after he woke up from his nap, we both sat in the glider and stared out the window as he non stop chatted my ear off. He'd put his fingers in his mouth and blow, getting spit everywhere, then he would take his fingers out of his mouth and rub the baby goo all over my face kind of like "Here mom, these are so much fun". Then he snuggled into my chest and gave me the sloppiest kiss when I least expected it and it made my day. These are the moments that make me LOVE being a mom and make all the frusterating times disappear.

We are getting ready to start vegetables this week. I think we may start with carrots or squash first...I'm so excited to see how he does with different foods and sad all at the same time. Time really flies and I'm trying to soak up everything that he does because it seems like everyday he is doing something different and cooing a different sound. It's such a miracle that he is in our life and I'm in awe everyday of the things that he is capable of. I LOVE MY BABY BOY!!!!!