Friday, October 28, 2011

P.S.... I love my little guy...

More than I could possibly express.

He loves to stand up holding on to things now. He can't pull himself up quite yet, but he tries. And when we set him there he gets so excited and usually bounces and giggles with joy.


Yesterday Josh set up his playpen, so we, in our not-feeling-so-good states, wouldn't have to chase him around as he gets into stuff. Also, it keeps his toys contained, instead of having a huge minefield of toys. Legit. I actually didn't think he'd be too keen on it. I thought he'd get sick of being in there pretty fast. But he actually loves it in there and stays content for quite some time. I was impressed.


One last thing. Here is an update on Morgan's kinetic skills.
It takes about 20 seconds before he starts moving, so be patient...
Anyways, is this considered a scoot? An army crawl? I think it's a little mix of both. Whatever it is, it gets him from point A to point B.

More Sniffles

Well, I didn't make it through the Perry sick week unscathed. That night I wrote the last post my throat and head ended up killing me. Anyways, I'm part of the sick club now. At least I can feel included...

Josh is ridiculously good at taking care of me even though he's still a little sick himself. Seriously though, he's so good. He's way better than me at tending to sickies. He definitely has more skills than I do in that aspect of nurturing. He gives me meds and sets a timer and tells me when to take more. He makes me drink a booty load. He's just so hardcore about it. I don't always think to take meds for some reason. I think maybe I don't want to take a lot because they're expensive? I don't know. That's dumb, I know. It's TOTALLY worth it to feel better. I just really appreciate his awareness and caring :).

Basically today I've just sat around all day with Morgan- Josh had to go to work this evening. I actually remembered to take some tylenol today too. Oh yeah. Actually, I'm not gonna lie, I video chatted with my dad and he reminded me... He's a good man.

Morgan was pretty great today, he took 2 good long naps, which was great. The second one was a little later than it should have been- he couldn't sleep because he was hungry but he wouldn't eat. He's still pretty congested so it was pretty tough for him to drink the bottle but he finally did it and took a nice two hour nap, during which I napped as well. Amazing. I should do that more.

I think Morgan really enjoyed seeing Grandpa on the computer today, too. Who wants to video chat with us more?

Also, who wants to play with us more? I mean, I'm sick right now but lately I've been craving more social interaction. I could definitely do more to fix that- talk to my homies more- , but I'm just sayin.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Sickies and Me

What a day. Josh and Morgan were both sick today.

Josh has been sick since Sunday- the sore throat, runny nose, and day of fever thing. Then just yesterday Morgan seemed to catch the bug all the sudden and the poor guy had a fever all day long today, and SUCH a runny nose. I've never seen it pour out like that... (it isn't as gross because he's a baby, right? I won't go into any details of Josh's body fluid excretions.) This is the first time he's ever had a fever and I must say, I've been dreading this day since the guy was born. There's just only so much you can do for a sick baby- it's just so sad. It's heartbreaking to pick up the little guy and feel the heat radiating off of him. Luckily the fever is down now and he feels much more normal.

I just think about when I have a fever and sometimes you feel so cold even though you're burning up, and you want to bundle up, other times you feel way too hot. And there are other things you want and need but you can do them for yourself or ask someone to help you out. I pretty much have NO idea what would be the very best thing for the boy, so I have to guess and try everything. And it's fairly exhausting. But that's how it goes.

I feel like Morgan was a trooper with how gross he must have felt. Josh and I could still get him to play and to smile even though he wasn't quite himself. The biggest issue for him was definitely getting sleep. He didn't sleep for more that 20 minutes all day. I THINK he's finally asleep now. Like, just now. Poor guy.

I feel like I'm doomed to Josh and Morgan's fate, but we shall see. Is it possible not to get it? Probably, but I wasn't like OCD careful about not getting their germs, so... I probably will.

I think my throat is already starting to hurt :S... or is it all in my head because I expect it? We'll see.

Here is a happy Mommy and Morgie moment from today:


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pumpkins and Friends and Babies = Good Times

Mmm fall. It is so delicious. I sure wish it lasted longer. I really, really, do. Beautiful colors, yummy food/lots of baking motivation, and cardigan weather. I'm quite partial to cardigans.
It's fun to go out and fun to stay in. I like that.
We got to hang out with our awesome friends the Senneff's yesterday. We are lucky to know such cool peeps. We went to a pumpkin patch. I love going to pumpkin patches- I think because it's just one of the most fall-ish things one can do.
This one was in Springville, right by where the Senneff's live, so we got to walk there. We had a lot of fun.

One highlight was some furry friends. They were seriously cute. Every pumpkin patch should have a kangaroo, right?

Don't mind the strange man distracting the kangaroo from a baby who has never seen one before, and ruining a great shot...


Some donkey nose picking action:


Another super cool thing was a giant box of corn kernels. Like a sandbox, but a corn kernel box.
Some Joshie legs-Photobucket

This would have been SUCH an awesome shot if I didn't look drunk. Or something.

Morgan was very intrigued.
An excellent photo bomb by Tyler:

And you know with some pumpkins and bales of hay, two of the cutest babies in the world, and Erika and I being the moms that we are, we had to have a little photo sesh.
Here are some of my faves...

We picked out a nice little pumpkin. Morgan loved touching the it- something new and exciting.

Morgan was SO wiped out by the end of it all he completely zonked out in the carseat on the way home- which he never does anymore. He has to be mega tired to fall asleep anywhere besides his crib these days. He went straight to bed when we got home, which was amaaazing because it was like 9 something. And that hasn't been happening lately. It was so great.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Schmorgesborg

        I've been just itching to blog but it's just hard to create a semi-focused topic sometimes. There's always Morgan- being cute and learning and growing and being cute. And also being cute. And being super cute. Then there are thoughts that I have about life. Then there is neat stuff Josh is doing. Then there's cool stuff that we've done as a family.
      I guess "cool" to me means getting out of the house- just going to the store and such. We went to Ikea a couple days ago and finally got the boy a new crib. I was so excited because we went to get him a new one around a month ago but they didn't have any! I guess they were all recalled. They told us the new ones wouldn't be in until December and I was SO bummed. He's just been sleeping in his pack and play since then. But I noticed a few days ago on their website that they got their new ones in! We got this wonderful ultra simple crib for only $70! I really like it. I'll take a pic once I get it a little more organized in there.
       Morgan is doing great- so much fun. He has been just fighting to stay up late though. It's sort of nice because he sleeps in late-ish but I do dearly miss those couple of hours after he goes to bed to chill by myself and with Josh. And the 9pm to 9am that he slept before was sooo nice, but I guess I can't reeeaaally complain about the 1am to 10am that he has been doing recently. I know- I really can't. I just had a taste of the ULTRA good life, so the change is a little rough but that's how it goes.
      One thing I've realized about my life lately is that it really is good for me to hang out with friends. It's harder to do now, but a little social activity once in a while is good for me. I'm definitely not social butterfly  #1 (like AT ALL), but I'm always in a really good mood after I hang out with good friends- old and new. It's just a little pick-me-up in life to be around friends who make me want to be a better person.
Shout out to my homies.
I apologize for the scattered nature of this post.