Sunday, April 29, 2012

Week 12

Dear Tucker,

You are such a sweet boy! You truly know who your Mommy and Daddy are! It's so cute how you react differently but so sweet to the two of us! I hope you know we are crazy about you! :)

This week started out with us coming back from SC. You did so good on the trip! And everyone loved lovin' on you! 

Monday, Mommy was able to see you more because I had jury duty and was deferred for six months. I enjoyed having an extended weekend with you.

Tuesday was Mommy's last grad school class for the semester so you got to spend the evening with Daddy. 

This week you have been holding your head up so well! It's not as wobbly and you like to sit up with assistance. Daddy has daily little exercises that yall do together. :)

Wednesday, Mommy got to spend all evening alone with you because Daddy had orientation for grad school and then went to hang out with friends.

You sat in your Bumbo for the first time this week! You seemed to love it!

You are just so happy, smiley and vocal now! It's so fun to talk and sing with you!

You like to hold your mini Sophie!

You are drooling so much and wanting to chew on your hands all the time.

You love looking at your feet and I feel as though you are trying to plot how to get them in your mouth!

You can sit up with Mommy and Daddy holding your hands.

At the end of the week you attended another special birthday party! :)

Mommy really enjoys coming home to your sweet face! You are so excited to see me! But you sure do LOVE your Daddy! It's so sweet to see you 

Yet another wonderful week with our sweet boy! 

We love you so much Tucker John!

Friday, April 27, 2012


I'm not one to complain much on my blog...but hey, it's my blog and I can write about what comes to mind...well today it's exhaustion....

I am more dead tired now than I was right after I had TJH. 

My body just hasn't gotten used to all of this. I am usually a go-getter and stay busy all the time but I have to slow down...I am so tired.

Falling asleep nursing isn't normal and not fair to my sweet boy. Not having energy in the afternoons to play with TJH is just horrible...I only see him a few hours a day. 

I know things will be better but I hope it happens quick. I don't like this at all.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Look at my baby!!! What a difference 6 weeks makes!!

I get so sad when I think about him growing so fast but then I remember that there are joys in every single age!

We had so much fun last night together! I didn't have to think about a grad school assignment or something else that I needed to do. I'm SO ready for summer with my sweet baby boy!

Happy Thursday friends!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


It's Wednesday!

So what if....

  • I'm counting down each and every day until summer!
  • I cannot wait until Buffett this summer...what a fun night we will have!
  • I am SO glad I'm done with grad school for this semester!
  • I'm ready to spend endless hours with my sweet boy!
  • I feel good when people commit on how calm of a mommy I am.
  • I'm so glad that so many babies are being born recently! Now, that I'm a mommy it's even more exciting!
  • I'm so glad CRCT testing is over for the older grades. We don't have to be silent all the time now! 
  • I'm wanting a change with my hair, but I'm not sure what.
  • I love my new calender for the next year...yes, I know I'm a total dork!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What are the chances?

So, yall know I had jury duty yesterday. Well, I got deferred...not excused... deferred. The judge said he's never had a juror that need to pump? What? Anyways...he was like you can come back in 3 or 6 months. I kindly told him that I would still be needing to pump at that time. But o well. See ya in September!

I used the rest of my day to grocery shop and spend time with Tucker. Well, on my way home from grocery shopping the Mr. called and said that Tucker was awake and very hungry. So I sped home...well that wasn't the best idea. I've never in my life gotten a my 11 years of driving! Well, yesterday was a first! 52 in a 35! Not good at all. But what made me the most upset was the fact that the cop wasn't even in his car! Three cops were parked in a yard of an abandon house. He simply just walked out into the road and pulled me over. I was so mad!

Good news...tonight is the last time I have to go to campus for grad school! I only have 3 classes left until I graduate in December...and two are online and one is a practicum. So I won't have to leave my sweet boy to go to campus for class. This makes me so happy! And tonight marks the end of this semesters for me! 2 more semesters and I'm done with my masters! WHOOP! :) 

And of course I'll finish this post with a sweet picture of my boy!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Jury Duty!

Today I have jury duty! 

Never had it in my life. And the funny thing is that the Mr. had it just a month ago too! 

I'm not sure if I'll be able to serve because of nursing/pumping, but we will see!

So, I'll keep yall updated! But I'm off to serve my duty in the jury! :)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Week 11

Dear Tucker,

What a week! I've learned so much about you this week. You are such a trooper! Changing schedule, mommy leaving for work and you dropping nap.

Monday was Mommy's first day back at work. Thankfully, we get to see each other for an early feeding before I head to work. You are always so snuggly in the mornings and have tons of smiles for me. Monday went better for Mommy than I expected. You left me a sweet card that I got when I came downstairs. And Mommy knew you would be perfectly fine because you get to stay with Daddy while Mommy works. It's perfect.

Tuesday was not a fun day for Mommy. Mommy had to work and then go to grad school we only saw each other for a total of an hour. But you had a great day with Daddy!

As the week went on it got easier to get into our routine of Mommy working and you staying with Daddy.

We are so lucky that you are such a good sleeper. You sleep great a night and take good naps during the day. You have dropped your last nap of the day...which is good because you get to spend more time with Mommy in the afternoons.

You met your cousin Sammie this week. She lives in IL and was down for a visit. You loved being held by her the whole dinner.

We think you might have some allergies to the pollen and things blooming outside. Your little eyes get all red and you get a little cough. We limited your time outside this week and that seemed to help. We hope that this doesn't become worse but if it does we will make sure to get you to the doc to check it out.

You did the sweetest thing this week...I got home from work and you nursed. I then went upstairs for a minute and Daddy said you were looking for me. It made me feel very special that you missed me. :)

At the end of the week Grandpa and GMama came to visit you. You love seeing them. And it's so cute to see you and Grandpa together because yall look just alike! :)

You traveled out of state for the first time this week too! We went as a family to SC to visit your Aunt A and Uncle B. We celebrated Aunt A's birthday! We visited a beautiful park!

I know I say this every week, but Tucker you are just the BEST! I love you so much and so does your Daddy! 

Happy 11 weeks sweet baby boy!

Friday, April 20, 2012

I did it...well...we did it.

So, we did it.

I made it through my first week back at work. Big adjustment. 

I had every intention of blogging all week but just couldn't find the time. Only have 3.5 hours a day with my sweet boy just breaks my heart and I don't want to do anything else when I'm home with him. 

It's so different to work and be a mommy. I love my job and have always been so dedicated...but I need to find a balance...I felt kind of unprepared for work at some points this week. But it will get better. Like, I wanted to make dirt cake for my students for Earth Day but my time at home is so precious. And after Tucker goes to bed, I'm beat. 

But like I told a sweet friend at work today, I'll find the balance....of being a mommy and the teacher I used to be. 

TJH did so great this week. I am so proud of him. We have been blessed with such a wonderful baby. 

Thanks for all the support this week. :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Today is the day I have dreaded since February 4th. Going back to work and leaving my sweet son and husband. 

Today is going to be hard. As much as I try to stay positive, it will still be hard.

I got vertigo over the weekend...they think it's related to stress....the stress of going back to work. I started to get dizzy after leaving the school on Friday after I picked up my keys to my classroom. It got way worse over on Saturday and ended up at urgent care. Not the way I wanted to spend my last weekend. O well. I rested most of Saturday and Sunday.

I know Tucker will be in wonderful hands. The hands of my sweet husband. But I am just sick about going to work and leaving TJH for hours. 

We will see how it all goes. I'm sure there will be tears. 

P.S. I'm so glad to be back to the blogging world! I have so much to update yall on! Thanks for sticking around! :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Week 10

Dear Tucker,

This was Mommy's last week on maternity leave. :(

Sunday, was your FIRST Easter!! :)
You got to see a lot of family and you did soo good at church!

GMama and Great Aunt B came to visit on Sunday evening too. 
You were so worn out at the end of the day!

You are so fun during play time! You coo and squeal and smile so much! You love when we make noises with our mouths!

You were 13lbs 4oz at Bundles of weight gain but we aren't worried! Mrs. L at Bundles of Joy said it's probably because you gained so much at the beginning. But she thinks you are about to go through a growth spurt. Mommy agrees! You've slept more this week! :) 

We also think you might be getting ready to start teething...o no! :) You have been drooling A TON! And you keep "chewing" on your hand. 
 On Wednesday we started our "work" schedule. Waking you up at 6am for a feeding so Mommy can nurse you before I go to work. You did really good the first day! It was hard to get you to bed earlier at night because you are used to going to bed around that was the challenging part. 

Mommy finished and turned in her COMPS so that was exciting! No more writing for Mommy! You and Daddy were so supportive of Mommy while she got it all written. 

It got kind of chilly this week! We actually had to turn the heat on so your room wouldn't be too cold for sleeping. And you got to wear one of your Honey-made hats. 

We think you are going through a growth spurt. And with changing your schedule you've wanted to be held a bit more this week... and frankly Mommy is okay with that since I'll be going back to work next week. 
(Please ignore Mommy, just look how cute you are in your Moby wrap!)

You make the cutest faces ever! You light up whenever Mommy or Daddy talk to you. And you even stop what you're doing to look at Ethel. :)

Aunt LK came to see you on Friday night! She loves to hold you!

And on Saturday your Honey and K came to visit too! You are a spoiled boy!

Tucker, you melt our hearts daily! We love you so much and LOVE watching you grow but slow down week boy! :)


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Week 9

Dear Tucker,

WOW! 2 months old! Time sure does fly when you're having the time of your life! 

Sunday was a wonderful day! We went to church, brunch with friends, and then your first Easter Egg Hunt! You didn't actually hunt eggs this year, but you did watch the other children!

You and K had on matching outfits and Mommy and M didn't even plan it! :)

Monday we weighed you at Bundles of Joy and you were 13lbs 4oz! WHOOP! Such a growing boy! You loved watching the other babies that can sit up play! Soon you'll be sitting up sharing toys with them, but Mommy doesn't want you to grow up too fast! :)

Your squeals this week have made Mommy smile so big!

Tuesday evening you played a BIG role in Mommy's grad school project! I had to come up with an invention for class. I invented a belt that holds all the things you need to change a diaper. I used you as my part of my demonstration! You did an excellent job and Dr. H loved being able to meet you!

Yawning before bed! :)

Wednesday you officially turned 2 months old! We headed to your 2 month appt first thing. You weighed in at 13lbs 4oz(same as Monday) 23 3/4 inches long! 90%tile for weight and 75%tile for height!! BIG healthy boy!! Dr. G was very pleased with your growth and development! You had to have three shots...Mommy was so sad. You did great. You cried but as soon as Mommy picked you up and sang to you you calmed down. You were sleepy for most of the day. We met C and W for lunch and you enjoyed seeing them! :)

Thursday was spent hanging out and then heading to an Egg Hunt at Mommy's school.
While Mommy went grocery shopping you and Daddy played! :)

He hooked up your Johhny Jumper and you had a blast! You are a lil small for it, but Daddy set you up where you were safe and you had a blast! :)

 First, Mommy had to meet with Mrs. L and Mrs. V to work on grad school stuff, you were so good for Mommy! Mrs. L held you the whole time and you just loved on her! :) Then we headed outside for the hunt, but it started raining the minute we got out there. You were just happy hanging out in your stroller listening to the other children.

Mrs. K made a cute bunny cake for everyone to enjoy after the hunt!

You did good after your shots, but your naps during the day were messed up for two days, but Mommy didn't mind you sleeping on me. :)

Will you be a DAWG like Mommy and Daddy??

Friday was fun, Mommy baked and iced cakes most of the day and you hung out with me while I did it. Then in the evening we went to dinner with K, C and WRG! You had fun and loved when WRG said, "Tuck!" Mommy was bad and didn't take one picture. :(

Saturday was a very fun day! You attended your very first birthday party of a friend! L turns ONE on Sunday and we got to celebrate today! L's mommy did such a good job with his party! It was a circus theme and SOOO cute! Mommy made the cakes and cupcakes for the party. You had fun being held by our friends and watching the bigger babies!

Yet another wonderful week with our handsome baby boy! You truly are the sunshine our life! Being your Mommy is the best thing I've ever done in my entire life. I pray everyday that I do the BEST job I can and show you the kind of love that God shows us all.

I love you TJH!