Sunday, August 16, 2009

Feeding the duckies

Last Friday we went to feed the ducks at Woodward Park. It was so much fun and the kids really seemed to enjoy it. Ryan seemed a little nervous at first because the ducks were following him around like crazy! To tell you the truth I was a little scared of them too. I thought one of the ducks might try to eat Benji. Kelsey was hilarious! Instead of feeding the bread to the ducks she fed the bread to herself. Man that girl likes to eat. So adorable! As for Ben, he just stared at them. He seemed quite curious of the duckies. It was a fun day! Oh by the way Woodward Park is $5 to get in. I know that this really isn't that much but didn't it used to be only $1 or something. It is $3 if you have a license that says you live in Fresno, but mine says Clovis... ridiculous! I can't believe that Ben will be 7 weeks old on Tuesday! Time flies by so fast. My mom comes on Tuesday as well. I am very excited to see her and I know she is excited to see Ben (and me!). I am starting work on Wednesday. I don't have kids yet but we will be setting up the classroom and meeting the staff. Should be fun. I am really excited to meet all of my kiddos though! It will be hard to be away from Ben, but it is only for 4 hours a day, so I am hoping it goes by fast. I am also looking forward to going to lunch with Jenna. It will be nice to meet with her since I don't think we have really talked since 8th grade! Fun week ahead of me!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ben's one month appt.

Ben had his one month check up on Tuesday. He now weighs 11 lbs. and is 23 inches long! I can't believe how much he has grown. He is very healthy and very strong according to Dr. B! The only thing is that his circumcision isn't healing right, so we have to keep an eye on that. He will have to go to the urologist just to make sure it will correct itself on its own, if not he may have to get it fixed...poor little pumpkin! I feel bad, and pray the it just fixes itself.
He cannot fit into any of his "newborn" clothes, so we are already having to put him in 0-3 month stuff. His newborn diapers are getting a bit small, which is good because we only have one more small package of those left anyways! It is amazing to me how fast they grow. He doesn't even look like the little boy we brought home from the hospital. He is starting to smile more now, his smile is absolutely adorable and it lights up any room.
I have given him a bottle a couple of times (with breast milk) just to make sure that when I go to work he eats well. He took to the bottle right away. It takes him a little longer to latch on to the bottle, but once he does he gulps it right down. I am excited to go back to work, but I am also sad that I will not have my morning with Ben anymore. I am so thankful that I got this job though. I will only be gone 4 hours a day, so I think it will work out really well. Plus I know Derek is excited to have one on one time with Benji.
I am trying to start scrapbooking now so that I do not fall so far behind that I never do it! I have started by ordering all of the pictures I want (at least for now) and I have bought the scrapbook and materials. Now, I just need to get started. I love doing it, but I hate the mess it leaves. I am deciding where the best place would be where I could just leave it all out. The problem is that it gets so cluttered and messy looking that it bothers us...I really want to buy a card table so I could use it in out den. Maybe I will have to invest in one. I know it would come in handy!
Tomorrow we are leaving Ben with Derek's mom while we go to dinner for our 5 year anniversary. We are going to miss Ben a lot, but we know it will be good for the two of us to go out and celebrate. We are going to go to Yosemite Ranch, which is one of my favorite places to eat. Once dinner is over we will go pick Ben up and have a movie night. I am looking forward to a wonderful eveneing with my husband!