Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bad to the Bone...and other thoughts

For some reason I thought I would have more time to blog when I stopped working and started being a mom. I was wrong. Things are a little more difficult when you have a little baby on your arm 80% of the day. But I definitely wouldn't trade it for anything! I am loving my new job and can't imagine doing anything else right now. Here's a summary of what's been going on this past month or so... (if you don't want to read to the end I don't blame you...but watch the video Nathan made at the bottom! )

Nathan finished up his first year of Dental School! Hooray! Finals were a nightmare for Nathan...he literally studied for a week straight all day long. Although that is not much different than what he's doing now. He has to take the first part of his Dental Board Exams in July so his full-time job this summer is just that--studying. He's gotten pretty good at holding a baby and studying and eating all at the same time. Congratulations on a great first year, Nathan! We love you and appreciate all your hard work.

Sawyer came out of his 3 1/2 week check-up weighing 9 lbs 2 oz. I haven't measured his length in a while but he seems to be growing longer each day. At about 4 wks we had to move into 3-6 month sleepers not because he was too chunky but because we realized he couldn't stretch out his legs at night. We weighed him on our home scale the other day (6 1/2 wks) and he was 12 1/2 lbs! We're very proud of our growing boy. He pretty much doesn't do anything but eat, sleep, and poop. He struggles a little with the latter but rarely resorts to crying. And he loves his pacifier. At first I was a little worried about addicting him to the thing but frankly...it does it's job. If he ever gets a little fussy we pop it in and we're good. He doesn't have to have it all the time but he loves it when he gets it. I'm ok with that.

On Friday, May 29th we had the car packed for our cross-country drive and the house just about packed up as well. At some point during our errand running at 2 in the afternoon we realized that not only were we not going to get out until the following day (we had originally planned to leave the previous Wednesday) but that the car was cramped and hot and that we REALLY did not want to drive for the next 3 days. Half jokingly Nathan and I ran upstairs to the apartment and began searching plane tickets. Within 20 minutes we had completely changed our plans and purchased tickets for the following Monday! Hah! Talk about last minute! Now that the flight is over...we couldn't be happier about our decision. Sawyer was a champ on the plane and we were so grateful!

So for the past two weeks we've been in VA with my family and I pretty much get to sit around with Sawyer all day and hang out with my mom and Sydney. Pretty sweet. We can't wait for Kristie and Jake to get here on Thursday!!! Nathan goes up into the office at 8 am and studies until around 5 pm...poor guy. We do lots of barbeque-ing and I've been able to start running again! It's so nice to have all these hands that want to help with Sawyer all the time. He really has been such an angel baby...I'm terrified for my next child because this is too good to be true. Either that or we're in for some terrible toddler years! But for now I'm going to be grateful and enjoy it! He's starting to do the social smiling thing every now and then and it's so much fun!

I can already see this summer is going to fly by super fast. I hope you all are enjoying your summers as much as I am! We love you!


Syd took some family pictures for us the other day. Sawyer was a little sleepy but we did get a few cute ones. We'll have to try again another day. :)




We went to the temple the other day and Syd stayed outside with Sawyer...it was so weird to leave him for those 2 hours but he did great! I just love the DC temple!

Sawyer showing you how strong his neck is...
Alright so Nathan has been determined to put together a 'birth video' of Sawyer's big debut...and now that he's had a little more time it's finally here! (And while his sister Ashley gave him the idea when she posted her own daughter's birth video, which i loved--Feelin' Thelin, in case you want to follow the link on my blog--ours has got a little different feel to it...all I can say is...typical Nathan.)

video

13 comments:

Jonathan and Andrea Forsyth...and Dallin too said...

i know what you mean about having less time. i can't seem to figure out what it is i do all day - when jonathan calls, i just kinda mutter something about diapers and try to think of something exciting to tell him. but i love it. my lands, sawyer's getting so big! and i forget not every baby gets so fat...dallin has so many folds EVERYWHERE:) your family pictures are darling.

i miss you! have fun with your family!

Kristie said...

o my gosh that video is freaking awesome. i thought you guys were kidding about doing one like that i was cracking up over here. so totally nathan. cant wait to see you guys tomorrow!!!!

Meghan and Tyler said...

oh Nathan, we miss you and your crazy ways!!! the video was awesome! The "carying a baby around for 80% of the day" is so true. I haven't gotten caught up on our blog for that precise reason...Sawyer is getting so cute, i can't decide who he looks like more. Either wa=y he is a cutie. We wish we were seeing you tomorrow, Good luck with the flight Kristie I hope the boys are best buds.

The Thelins said...

Sawyer's neck is so tiny! And it's so strong! I can't believe how tall he is. Also ho much he weighs. I absolutely love the picture of Nathan and Sawyer that Syd took, and I'm really jealous that you get to spend the whole summer with your momma and sister. Also, I feel your pain about being a widow to studying. When Jade was studying for his insurance and investments tests, I never saw him. Just know that there actually is an end to the madness, and it will be lots better when he's done!

Jill said...

Love the video-amazing!

Molly said...

Oh my gosh, that video rocks! He's going to be so happy to have that kind of documentation of his birth when he gets older. His video will be way cooler than all his friends' videos!

Jerai Moulton said...

Thanks for posting, Jess! I'm glad you guys are having such a great time in VA! I can't imagine how much fun you're having! And I'm so glad that Sawyer is being such a wonderful baby! Good job on the pictures, Syd! So the video...I guess I can't say I didn't expect that, but hopefully it doesn't come back to haunt you in Sawyer's teenage years. I'm not sure what to expect with a baby that has tattoos right out of the womb. Good luck!

Rachel said...

i just DIED watching that video

Jer, Cheronne & Brayden said...

Sawyer is adorable! And I am so glad he's such a wonderful baby, that's awesome! I love all the pictures that Syd took! They are wonderful. The one of Nathan and Sawyer is so precious!

Jonathan and Andrea Forsyth...and Dallin too said...

okay. so when i first read this the video wasn't working. that just made my day. or life. good work guys.

Marianne Thelin said...

Hi Jess, I can't see the video either, maybe at home. I have a box with your baby gift somewhere in the laundry room, I think that will be my goal for the week! Glad you are having fun, your baby is beautiful and we'll look forward to the video:)

Isac and Jen Simpson said...

jess,
love looking at your blog! Sawyer is such a cutie. I watched the video nate made and laughed so hard! I couldn't wait to show Isac....he loved it too, we were dying!
Anyway, it was good to talk to ya the other day! Hope you guys are doing awesome. Can't wait to get together hopefully soon!

Danny and Lauren's Blog said...

I am super late... but... that was SO SICK! ROck On!!! You need to You Tube that video.