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

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Little Update

At 15 weeks old Carter is more beautiful than EVER! He's 13 pounds 15 oz and stretching out at 24 1/2 inches long. The little man has been through quite a bit over the past 4 weeks. He's successfully moved to his crib, had a clogged tear duct, weaned from breastfeeding, and had his second round of Thrush. Some good things, some bad. Overall he's still a very happy baby, who's only fussy when he's tired or hungry. God has blessed us so much with this precious little angel. We had a pretty big moment last week Saturday. Carter laughed for the first time. It was the most amazing thing EVER! We were fortunate enough to catch it on film too! And just last night Carter rolled over for the first time, from tummy to back. *sigh* I hate how big he's getting, but I love it at the same time.

Praise the Lord my unemployment benefits FINALLY came in. It took 9 weeks, but the state of MI came through. It was by far the toughest road Geoff and I have ever been on, but through our faith in God and amazing support from our church and close friends we made it.

Geoff and I have gotten pretty serious about our health lately. We've always eaten pretty healthy, but we are taking that up a notch. We also both started running this past week, an activity in which we both loath, but we know is good for us and is one of the most effective ways to lose weight. New habits are extremely hard to make, but we figured if we started when we're "young" hopefully we'll carry this new habit through the rest of our lives. It's important to us both to stay active so that we can be a good example to our son.

This week has been CRAZY busy. The Hudsonville Fair is going on and I always face paint with my mom and sister there. It's really fun, and an opportunity for me to make some extra money. However I haven't been able to be there everyday all day like normal because I started my "nannying" job and I absolutely LOVE it. I'm watching two girls that are so good (knock on wood :D), smart and fun! Carter seems to really like them too, and I feel that it will be so good for him to be around them, perhaps he'll talk sooner too ??? So, I'm babysitting from 8-4 p.m. then heading to the fair to paint until about 9 p.m. Whew! :D

Geoff's been getting pretty serious about his projects lately, and it makes me so incredibly proud of him. He has a very strict schedule that seems to be working, as long as we both help him stick to it. He's been working on movie scripts, The World Within my Walls, and other short stories. He's so awesome, I just hope that one day all of his hard work will pay off.