Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I broke a rule.

I have a rule of mine where I don't air my family's dirty laundry via this blog. Yeah, maybe a funny episode here and there, but not a post full of venting. I think karma came back and bit me in the ass because we got into a rather large "fight" within an hour of posting.

Instead, I'm going to go over some of positive things I already spoke of and a few more I want to add. Plus a bunch of pictures. By the way, I'll eventually only post kid pictures on my motherhood blog, but I'll make the transfer over slowly, since the baby is still new and people still want to see him.

First, this is much like the ring Tom surprised me with after giving birth to karl. Except this picture is a smoky quartz, where I have brown topaz. Diamonds surround the stone and then go down each side of the band. Beautiful, eh?


Tom has also been a really good dad, taking care of all aspects of the girls. Last night I found him braiding barbie's hair. Such a tough guy and here he is, attending tea parties and braiding the hair of a barbie. He's helping a lot with karl too, but for the most part, when I'm on maternity leave, I do 98% of the work for the newborn. It's been like that with every kid. It would bother me if I didn't know just how much he ends up taking on once I go back to work. I don't know if it's a subconscious thing or not, but it's something I accept and won't fight over.

What I enjoy most about Tom's fatherhood is there isn't anything he doesn't do. It's not that he simply does what needs to be done at home, he doesn't think twice about taking the kids ~WITH~ him on errands, when I need a break, to allow me to sleep in a quiet house, or just because he wants his girls with him. He's taken the kids out of town on his own when I couldn't go with. When I go out of town on business, I don't have to leave him with instructions and I am 100% comfortable. How many women can say this about their husbands? Unfortunately, not all women can. And I know how lucky I am.

I still have to download all the pictures from my new camera, which is going to be one hell of a task since all pictures since Christmas need to be done. But I have taken some more pictures on my cell phone. Too bad all the pictures I have of my little man are from such a shitty camera!

He's in his sling here, all balled up. It amazes me the kid is comfortable this way, but to him, the sling is where it's at. I'm sure it mimics how he felt when he was in my belly. The motion, curled up, the sounds, etc.


We had to venture out in the snow and 6 degree weather on monday when I had to go to the doctor. I usually don't have him wrapped up too much, as they don't really need such heavy covering. Rule of thumb - your baby will feel the same way as you feel if dressed the same. If a sweater and jeans keep you warm, a similar outfit will keep your baby warm. I just cringe at how mommies out there wrap their babies up in blankets regardless of the temperature. Last week, it was in the 70s and I saw a mom in shorts and a t-shirt, carrying her baby who was not only wearing a ~snow suit~, but had a blanket too. Poor baby!


Bath time. He loves the bath, although this picture doesn't seem like he does. He actually looks like an old man to me in this one - very benjamin button like.


I think I posted this one already, but maybe not. He is in a full on milk-coma here. After he nurses, most of the time, he just passes the hell out.


We all went to the mall last week after I picked the girls up from school. I really ~love~ having all 3 kids with me when out. I feel very in control.


No only is he all warm from a recent bath, but he just nursed too. Coma time.

24 comments:

Sara said...

Great pics - the girls look so cute! As does Karl, of course. :)

The ring is beautiful - a very nice gift for a lady who just went through pregnancy and childbirth. Not to mention the whole blood loss thing!

Jenera said...

What a pretty ring! My mom made some slings for me and I just cannot figure out how to use the damn things. I think I'm just a moron. I'd like to figure it out so we can go to the mall and stuff since we don't have a stroller.

On the hubby issue...I think we all have those things that irritate us with the menfolk even though the majority of things are great. Your hubby sounds a lot like my guy. He has no problems taking Aidan anywhere with him. He even took him by himself in the semi on a day run once-he had some stories to tell-but he took him.

The milk coma is funny. Sam does that every night for his last feeding of the 'day'. It's how I know it's safe to lay him in his bed and know I won't be popping up every 20 minutes.

Peeveme said...

I love a nice positive post every now and then. Venting is important too but it's nice to remember how great life is.

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Morgan said...

This is something me and Kevin have argued about, so I'm glad you brought up the temperature/baby comfort thing. I have read several places and been told by several people that a baby is comfy if you are, well Kevin disagrees. We have battled it out several times over this...and I'm like "Kevin he is probably fucking burning up under all that, wouldnt you be?" and his response is always..."yeah but look how big I am compared to him!!"...so anyways I think I'm going to let him read your post just so he knows I was right, he was wrong..hehe :)

KatieM said...

A few things...first of all, beautiful ring and second, love the cute pictures of everyone. I wish Cullen liked his sling..we've tried several different ways and he screams every time and yes, that bath picture totally looks like Benjamin Button, I love it!

Your little guy just looks so tiny =) It's weird because I know Cullen was around that size at one time, but now that I pick up this 12ish pound baby, it's almost hard to remember the super tiny phase!

Kaci said...

Beautiful ring, beautiful pics. You rock Nancy - taking 3 kids to the mall...you are in control!

Sarah said...

The ring is VERY pretty!! I loved the pictures, he's such a handsome little guy. And the girls look so grown up.

The Captain's Wife said...

funny....you don't strike me as a bling girl....the ring is beautiful..but just not something I would think of for you...cause i know you so well and all :)

Amanda said...

Love the ring, the girls are beautiful (as always) and Karl is dashing! I really hope you're beginning to feel better. :-)

JamieD said...

You have a beautiful family! And a beautiful ring. Tom sounds like a great husband and father. Of course, every husband and wife has an 'off' day. We are allowed that at the very least!

Christy said...

The pics are great!! So glad that you and Karl are healthy and you are enjoying having 3 kiddos. I would love 3 kiddos, but hubby is not so much on board.

Anyway sounds like your hubby is a great dad. Mine is the same way, great with the older child, wish he would do a bit more with the baby. But I know he will do what I need him to I just have to ASK.

Hope you are feeling better!

Kirsten said...

Blogger ate my first comment...soooo...in short....
LOVE the ring!! My friend has one very similar, but green, and I tell her I want it every time I see it. Now I want yours.
Great pics :)

jenn said...

That ring is gorgeous! I love it!

The pics of Karl are great- I love the bathtime one & the sling one is great. We actually registered for the same exact one- the hub can't wait to try it out!

Jen said...

Love the ring! It is beautiful!!

Karl is about the cutest thing as well.

ssbean said...

I love the pics. So, which sister do think Karl resembles, if either. Got any baby comparison pics between the 3 kids?

emilythehopeless said...

that ring is super pretty!! and holyfreakingcrap karl is just the cutest thing ever..
i want a tutu hehe.. your girls are precious too :)

Lisa said...

The kids look so cute. Karl looks like quite the happy baby. Keep up the great work!!

..soo.see.. said...

awesome pics! benjamin button is adorable, i LOVE the bear outfit, your sling pic makes me wanna get one too and the girls are beautiful!!

yay for a great hubby and the ring is icing on the cake, right? very pretty!

Hollie said...

Lovely pics! I wish Chesley would go into a milk coma after nursing. He does about twice a day. Glad your husband is doing well. Take all the help you can get. You need to recover too. I think we have the same sling. I love it.

Jen said...

The pictures are fabulous! And the one of you at 40 weeks. I'm so jealous. You look fabulous.

And that's a beautiful ring. I received a third diamond band for my Christmas/soon-to-push present...

Soapchick said...

I love the pic of Karl in his little bathrobe! OMG how cute!!

Pink-CJ said...

He is ADORABLE NANCY!! :) Where did u get that cute outfit??

Aimee said...

beautiful photos! I love the bear outfit. I bought one of those too. We actually bought the next size up after our girl grew out of the newborn size. I don't know what it is about bear ears that are so darned cute.