Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ending 2008

I'm so excited about New Year's! We're leaving tomorrow and heading to B'ham with a group of friends. Girls get a spa/shopping day while the guys are planning a full days worth of golf. I need this. Work has been extremely stressful this holiday "break" and quite honestly, I'm ready for a nice big glass o' wine topped off with a swedish massage. My parents are coming to take care of Tanner (which is the first time I've left him overnight. I already miss him.)And so I can actually enjoy my wine w/o having to worry about breastfeeding and timing it just perfectly as not to effect the little guy.

I'm thinking that 2009 is going to be a great year! I must admit, I'm wishing the last few days of this year away only b/c of this economy and crappy market conditions. I have high hopes and great expectations. I guess without that I'd probably have been out long ago.

At any rate, regardless of what's going on with my job or in this country, this is what I have to come home to...

...how could I complain about anything?

(incase you're wondering, tanner is not in a straightjacket. this is his 'woombie.' kinda like a swaddler.)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tanner's first Christmas and Mommy's first Blog

Yay! Finally. Thanks sooo much, April, for helping me set up this awesome page. Now I'm ready!

.....So Tanner's first Christmas was so much fun! Hands down, the best Christmas EVER! My mom said it would just keep getting better and better as Tanner grew and developed. "Each stage is more fun that the last." No one wants their baby to grow. Just wanted him to stay a little, fragile infant forever...BUT....oh my gosh was she right. He's 13 weeks today and so much fun! We've gotten endless hours of entertainment from just watching and staring at him. No longer is he just 'laying' there being cute. Now, he's reacting, focusing, smiling, holding his head up, cooing, grabbing objects (that I've put in his hand), finding his fingers to suck on and almost...almost giggling. Anyway, needless to say our first Christmas together was amazing! Hopefully, I can figure out how to upload some pictures.