I’m not sure if anyone was wondering, but yes I am still here, and yes I am still planning to keep up this blog! It is hard to believe that it’s been over two weeks already since I last posted. Time truly does fly these days! The days and weeks seem to run together into one long blur.
In light of this reality of my life, and for the sake of catching this blog up to where I am now, here is yet another blog of random thoughts and tidbits…
• Shortly after my last posting, I got sick! Halloween and the 2-3 days following were full of fun tricks and treats like a middle-of-the-night fever of 101, a killer sore throat, a throat culture (truly one of the least fun procedures in the world), and other such fare. On the other hand – I got to spend some extra time with Mark & Will (Mark was able to take that Friday off of school to care for us – thank goodness!), and Mark & I felt like we got to bond a little closer with the baby. It seemed someone flipped a switch or something that weekend, because all of a sudden his little personality seemed to kick in, and he was absolutely full of smiles and coos — and has been ever since. 🙂 The downside is that Will caught a bit of my fever – but thankfully nothing too bad. I’m now mostly recovered – with the exception of a remaining cough, stuffed nose, and the absence of my head (upper register) voice, which I’m praying will return quickly (any singers out there with any tips on getting your voice back?).
• I’ve started working again for my dad! I’m putting in 10 hours a week, almost entirely from home (though Will & I try to head into the office for a couple hours once or twice a week). So far it’s working out quite well (from my end, at least!). I am LOVING getting back to design work, and it’s a great job to have while taking care of a baby. I feel so blessed to have a job that affords me the flexibility to still be able to keep Will my #1 job. There are still a couple little kinks that I need to work out – mainly in figuring out the best places in my schedule to fit my work hours (they fit — but I just haven’t necessarily been putting them in the right places :)), but it should work out well.
•I’m LOVING being Will’s mommy! As I mentioned before, he is smiling, “talking”, and interacting far more than he did before. Today he started playing with toys, which was a big step! 🙂 I can hardly believe he is already 9 weeks old! On Wednesday I brought him in for his 2 month check-up. He is growing beautifully – 11 lbs, 10 oz. He did receive his first vaccinations, which was no fun for anyone, but he seems to have recovered from the trauma and is now speaking to me again. 🙂 He is still working on sleeping through the night, though it is definitely improving. He’s had one 7.5 hour night, and last weekend he had 3 6-hour nights in a row. Since then he hasn’t been so sleepy – but that can probably be attributed to his stuffy nose.
Speaking of the boy, I can hear him awaking in the other room! Must go…
Have a great weekend! 🙂