Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Time is Here....

Carly came over on Sunday to help us put up the tree and the trimmings. She was also our photographer for the evening. It's Tryg's first Christmas and it was fun to involve him in the process. Obviously he couldn't do much, but it was great to see his face as we lit the tree!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving gatherings. We enjoyed three different gatherings with family and friends. Tryg enjoyed his first Thanksgiving even though he didn't get to try the turkey (firsthand anyway). Holidays are just more fun with a little one around. We are sure thankful for our little man. We love him so much! It's hard to imagine life without him...he's only 5 months old, but it seems like he's always been a part of our lives. I can hardly even remember being pregnant.

Thank you, God for this gift!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


As in overwhelmed. I have been feeling that way a lot these days. Who thought having a baby while both mommy and daddy would be in grad school was a good idea? Oh, wait. That was us! The phrase "We just need to make it to May" has run through my head or come out of my mouth quite often lately. With full time jobs and then trying to get in every cherished moment of Tryg's first year, in between homework assignments and everyday life expectations...OVeRwHeLMeD comes to mind.

I'm currently sitting here typing while feeding my son a rice cereal and breast milk filled bottle in an attempt to get him back to sleeping through the night. He had been doing great ever since he was seven weeks old until everything changed two weeks ago. And, if you note the time of this post, you'll see that we have yet to master the art of getting him to bed at a decent hour as well. So, lack of sleep isn't helping either.

However, I will say that I am not to the point of being stressed. There is a good reason for that...every time I see my sweet boy smile, even if I am so frustrated because I'm trying to get him to sleep, he spit up all over me and is wide awake just looking at me, it makes it all worth it! Hearing him giggle is even better! He just melts my heart and I can't help but stop, smile and enjoy the moment.
***Don't worry...I did not actually type this whole post while feeding Tryg. I put him to bed and then wrote the post.

Saturday, November 13, 2010