Friday, November 20, 2009

Six Months

Jack, you are six months old! You are a whole half of a year old! Where has the time gone little man? I feel like it was just yesterday that I was holding you in my arms for the first time.

So, what are you up to these days?
  • You wear size 6-9 months or 9 month clothes
  • You wear a size 3 diaper
  • You hate wearing socks, and since you have discovered your feet you love to pull them off.
  • While you hate socks, you love wearing shoes. You smile whenever we put them on you.
  • You sleep for 12 hours at night and take short naps during the day. We are working on naps in your crib. You love your crib at night but refuse to nap in there during the day!
  • We are anxiously awaiting your first tooth. Your bottom gums are so swollen and tender, we just know that it will pop through any day!
  • You still love to sit in your bouncy seat and play.
  • You enjoy your play mat on the floor and have started pulling so hard on the toys that you knock it down on top of yourself!
  • You are starting to like your exersaucer a lot more and will spend more time in there.
  • You still only roll from your front to your back. You have no real interest in rolling from your back to your front.
  • You are very ticklish and laugh hysterically when we tickle your chest and under your arms.
  • You are very close to sitting on your own! You get too excited though and start flailing...which makes you topple over!
  • You love eating fruits and vegetables. Your favorites are apples with cherries, carrots, sweet potatoes, pears, and prunes with apples (yuck!).
  • You are very interested in the foods that mommy and daddy are eating. I can tell you will be a good eater!
  • You had your first ear infection in the past month and now have your second cold! Poor little man.
  • You melt my heart every day! You are the sweetest little boy ever!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I am...

...frustrated. I don't even know how to explain the way I am feeling right now. I look at my life, and I see that I have so much to be thankful for. I have a husband that loves me and that I adore. I have a baby that melts my heart every time I look at him. I have friends and family that I can count on. But, somehow, it isn't enough.

That made me it ever really enough? Is it just human nature to want more than you have? I want to have my adorable little boy...but then sometimes, I long for the days when I could just lay on the couch and enjoy a lazy day on the weekends. I want to be able to go out with my friends and not have to plan weeks in advance so that I have a baby-sitter lined up. It's hard because none of my friends have children yet, so they don't have those obligations.

Why can't we just be content with what we have? There are so many people dealing with health issues, family issues, all sorts of issues. I should be happy that we are healthy (except for the colds that my entire family is currently sporting). I should be happy that we have a roof over our heads and clothes on our backs. Of course life could be easier...

I'm going to make a conscious effort to be happy with my life...or to find out what I am lacking.