The ramblings and musings of author and musician Geoffrey Young Haney.
Much more coherent and loveable fare from his wife, Michelle.

Monday, June 28, 2010

7 Weeks and Twilight

Carter is 7 weeks old and weighing in at 10 pounds exactly. He's growing so fast! Everyday I can see him learning new things, and thankfully he's starting to smile more and more. He's not quite grasping things, but he loves holding onto fingers. He's discovered his own fingers as well as his tongue. He sticks it out constantly. Geoff and I have also caught him sucking on his hand every now and again. Just the other day he rolled over completely too ... I think it was a fluke though, he hasn't done it since. The little man hates "belly time" but loves to hold his head up when you're holding him. It amazes me how he changes each and every day, I wish that Geoff could be with him every moment to take it all in.

My poor husband. He loves us so incredibly much. It must be the hardest thing in the world to leave your family everyday for 8 plus hours to go to a job you hate and doesn't pay enough. Not only does he miss out on things going on at home, but he's miserable as well. We keep praying for a miracle. For his brilliant writing to be discovered, for some type of offer to be made. Even for recognition at this point. Geoff and I have been discussing the possibility of him going back to school for classes on writing. We've been praying for God to give us direction on that as well.

Our family welcomed a new member this past week on June 23. My sister gave birth to my neice, Gracelyn Elsie Dalman. 8 lbs 6 oz, 20 1/2 inches long. She has a full head of BLEACH blonde hair and has the chubbiest cheeks you've ever seen. I can't wait to see how even more beautiful she's going to become.

I love being a mother. It's so incredibly amazing. Although I feel like a walking zombie most of the time, I couldn't imagine my life being what it was anymore. Carter makes my life complete. I finally feel like I've found my purpose in life. Finding the balance between being a mom and being Michelle is difficult at times, but I've had a lot of love and support to help me feel normal. For example, I get to see Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse tomorrow all in a row and I couldn't be more thrilled! I know I'll be thinking about Carter the entire time, but to give up my "motherly duties" for almost 12 hours ... feels good already. I hope Geoff doesn't go crazy. (just kidding)

Since I spend most of my time at home right now, I feel like I'm losing my mind with how things are. I want all new furniture, decorations, and change! That's not going to happen right now, but slowly we can start changing each room as the money allows. I think I just have "apartment fever." I'm craving an actual house more than ever. Someday. Someday.

1 comment:

Geoff said...

You're too sweet to me, babe.