Sunday, August 29, 2010

Laundry Helper

With a newborn, I have had to get a little more creative while doing everyday tasks....I only have two arms. Erik caught me once with my "laundry helper" and had to snap a photo. I have done this a couple times now. However, since our boy spits up A LOT, it is not always a success. In fact, one time I had to rewash a few of the clothes because of my little helper. Oh well.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Year Ago Today

A year ago today...we closed on our first house! It's crazy to think that we have been home owners for a full year already. Just last night we were talking about our house and the location. To be honest, the house is not located in my 'dream location' but we have found a great neighborhood and have become more acquainted with the east side of Roseville now that we bought our house. The location has provided new walking paths and parks as well. (and we hope our friends have not been too bothered by the 4 extra minutes that it takes to get there) The house has also been good...we've had bugs (earwigs), a duck in our chimney and back up from tree roots in our pipes, but overall, it has been a really good house! We've filled one more of the five bedrooms now...don't worry there are no plans of filling all of them with children. We'll start with one and go from there.
Unfortunately, it was also a year ago today that we found out that Erik's Grandpa Johnny had terminal lung cancer. Right after the closing, I had to cut our celebration short to tell Erik the sad news. He only lived five short weeks after the diagnosis. He has been missed this year. Such a wonderful, sweet man. We so wish that he would have been able to meet Tryg.
We love you, Grandpa Johnny!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Too Much Sorrow

Today marks the third funeral for a child under the age of four that I have been to within the past three years. This does not count the other three children I know who have passed away in the same time frame. It causes a lot of questions and so much sorrow. Why would God allow this to happen to these children and these families? My heart continuously breaks for these friends as I just want to find a way to take away the pain, to reverse time and to bring their children back into their arms. I think about them and their children daily, but just feel so helpless.

This week I was driving to work for the first time without my son. My eyes were filled with tears as I thought about leaving him for the day. I looked back through the rear-view mirror to see the empty carseat base and cried even more. Then I thought about the parents of this sweet four year old boy, who had to say their final good-byes today. I cannot imagine the sorrow and pain they feel as they see the empty carseat that once held their son.

I wish I lived in a world without empty carseats.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Back to Work

It's official... I'm back to work. I will admit, I cried the first two days. So far I have not cried today. :-) I literally never thought I would ever want to be a stay-at-home-mom. BUT then last week happened! I'm not sure if it was the reality that I would be coming back to work this week or if it was just seeing the smiles and hearing the 'coos' coming from my sweet little boy, but it happened. I want to be at home! I miss him!
Luckily, once I am at work, I'm fine. I like my job and the people I work with, so it's ends up being just fine. But I will admit that during the day I do think of Tryg and what he might be doing...hoping he's doing well at daycare. Unfortunately, the reality is that right now I need to work. Tryg is in a great daycare four days a week and with Erik's mom on Thursdays. I just need to remember that he'll be fine and cherish the time I do have with him.

I love you little boy!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mommy Haircut was time. Tryg's hands are moving a lot more and they were getting caught in my hair. It was also pretty warm on my neck and getting in the way during feedings. So....this is what happened...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Little Skipper

We went to my parent's cabin on Monday night and then Erik's parent's cabin over the weekend. All the Grandparents were requesting some "Tryg Time." He was full of smiles and enjoyed 'talking' with his grandparents. We're happy to be able to share him with them as both sets live relatively close by.
He also went on the boat and wore his 'little skipper hat' that I got at a garage sale for 10 cents. :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

All Smiles!

Tryg has been smiling 'real smiles' off and on for a while, but last week (week 5) is when he started smiling full force! It has been delightful to see his huge grin and little dimples. He has even woken up with only smiles for Erik and me a few mornings (until he quickly realizes that he is hungry!). Here are a couple photos that we were able to get. We love our little boy!