there is no gracie here

Monday, April 29, 2013

when alexander first came out, husband said to me, "babe, he looks just like you." but after that first hour, visitor after visitor, family member after family member has said that my son, you know, the one i carried for nine months. the one that i bore. the one that ruined me down there (i will NOT get into the gory details), yes that one, is the spitting image of my husband. and up until this morning's four a.m. feeding, i refused to believe it. 

here's a picture of my sweet baby boy at just over one week old, sleeping blissfully away.

and early this morning, when i woke for alexander's four thirty a.m. feeding, this man was laying next to me.

i guess i must finally accept that this sweet boy of mine is the spitting image of his papa. there is no mama in there, except for maybe the hair, which is getting lighter by the day. but it is more than ok, because these are my two favorite sleeping faces.

about a boy

Thursday, April 11, 2013

we've been absent from the blog for a while, but for good reason:

alexander david carlson
born april 6, 2013 at 8:11 a.m.
7 lbs 1 oz of pure perfection
21 inches

new dad so in love with adc. getting in his first of many many nosey noseys

new mom cannot get enough of her baby. getting in some snuggling.

what we know about alexander so far:
1) he arrived two days early which suggests that like his momma, he is aware of time and considers being early the same as being on time. (whew...was real worried he would get the anti-punctuality carlson gene on this one!)
2) even though he came early, mom had to push for three and a half hours before alexander decided to wake up and come on out. this most certainly means that like his daddy, he's a difficult one to wake up.
3) his favorite time of the day is night, specifically between midnight and three thirty a.m. i cannot express the "joy" daddy and mommy experience during these hours.
4) he has daddy's squinty eyes.
5) he is perfect and smells divine! seriously, somebody bottle this up and let's market this eau de parfum!

things accomplished

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

on this 39th week plus a day of pregnancy, i have tallied recent accomplishments.

1. i have cleared the major hurdle of having a march baby and thus having to share birthday month. despite husband's best efforts to get me to go on a long walk on sunday, thanks to my extreme pelvic aches, which can only be described as feeling like i fractured or sprained my crotch every time i move, i politely declined. of course, whenever husband is eager to go on one of my beloved long walks, there is most certainly a plot behind it. this time, he was hoping to dethrone me from being queen of march. but my rule remains untouched. 
2. i have cleared the hurdle of having an april fool's baby. i am not sure why i was so worried about this, but i just was.  i also am not sure why i count this as an accomplishment, but feeling morbidly obese as i do these days, just indulge me.
3. last night, i packed up husband's snack pack for our trip to the hospital. you know full of healthy things like barbeque flavored chips, salt and vinegar chips, milk chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzels, Trader Joe O's, and a bag of marshmallows. 

4. by 10:30 a.m. i had fried up bacon, toasted waffles, and scrubbed the stove (see below for proof of cleanliness!)

unfortunately, there remains a list of things to do:

1. put laundry away:

and it looks like i need to make the bed as well.
2. get dressed, do hair, and make up. (picture of me in XL tshirt, with hair a mess and makeup-less face NOT included)