Monday, January 12, 2009

A Weekend Away From Baby...sort of.

This past weekend, my husband and I went to Snowshow, WV for a skiing/snowboarding getaway. My mom and dad, (aka G-Pa and Nana) kept Levi. Since, no one has ever kept Levi for more than one night, I was a little worried...not about Levi, but about them. Since the whole crawling thing started, it has become increasingly difficult to get a moments rest around him. But, they assured me, they could handle him. So, off we went.

Day 1- We spent the entire riding the mountain and enjoying little "beer stops" along the way. It was so nice to be out enjoying the fresh mountain air without worrying about nap time, bottles, and dirty diapers. A little selfish...I know. (don't shoot) That night, we had a nice quiet dinner and some more cocktails. We don't get out much. We talked about Levi, but not incessantly.

Day 2-Today we really started missing our boy. Most of the day was spent talking about his smiles, crawls and other funny, sweet things that he does throughout the day. We checked on him regularly and Nana assured me, all was well...she was a little tired and worn out, but he was an "angel". Of course he is. We still enjoyed the day together, but we were constantly talking about our boy.

Day 3-On night 2 we loaded the car, so we wouldn't have to worry about it in the morning. By now, we miss our boy so much, we can't stand to be away for one more second. At 6am on Sunday morning, we were up and out without even a cup of coffee. There was no time. We raced home (my husband screaming at me to slow down the whole way) to get him. Luckily, we got there just in time....Nana was sitting in the corner looking frazzled and humming the Barney song with a distant look in her eyes. (kidding)

Seriously, Its nice to get away for a few hours or even a night, but the whole weekend, was just too long to go without my sweet baby cuddles. We missed you, Levi Jones!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sleep Deprived

Levi, I know you are a growing boy and you need your sleep. Its good for all of us. Its good for your healthy mind and development. AND its good for mummy's sanity. So, please, please, please will you sleep tonight???

Love,
Your Sleepy Mummy

Friday, January 2, 2009

My Birthday

Today is my birthday. My birthday comes at a time of year, that is filled with many other celebrations. Everyone is "getting over" the Christmas hustle and beginning thier new year. I have always wanted a June birthday or some other time of year...anything but today, January 2nd. However, this year, my birthday makes me think about the birth of my own son. I know how I felt just before I delieverd him and he was born at the end of April...when there is virtually nothing to celebrate for months around. I was tired and cranky and not celebrating anything, but one hour without heartburn or mental exhaustion. I only wonder what my mother was going through this time 28 years ago. Not only did she have to "deal" with the holidays, but she had to do so while enduring the last month of a long miserable pregnancy...and she was 17 years old.

At age 27, I had my son. I cannot imagine being a mother at age 17. Knowing what I know now, I cannot imagine raising a child any sooner than now. It gives me great respect and admiration for my parents. They were so young; practically kids themselves. I don't know how they did it, but I am grateful that they did. So, I guess this is a message to say, Thank you, mom and dad for all that you have done and still do for me.