Thursday, December 29, 2011

End of the Year

I can't believe 2011 is almost over. It sure went by fast. I started my year out by finding out we were expecting a little one and I am ending 2011 with him in my arms. It just couldn't be better! I've been very busy taking care of all of Bryson's needs. He is now 2 months old and growing bigger everyday. We celebrated Christmas in Mobile and had a fun, but exhausting trip. It's hard toting around a baby every which way to see everyone, but we managed! Bryson and I have both slept in the past two days we have been home. So I think it exhausted him as well! Bryson had a great first Christmas and got lots of new toys! He will have plenty of stuff to play with as he gets older. I've noticed he remembers what toys he can play with like on his activity mat, he knows he has to hit the toys to make the noise. On his swing he will hit the rattler to make the noise. He's such a smartie! Josh and I both had a great Christmas as well. The best Christmas present I got was Bryson sleeping a solid 5 hours and then 4 more hours after that! It was the most sleep I've gotten since he was born!! And I actually slept the 5 hours as solid as he did! Normally I start waking up to check on him when it gets around 3 hours because my body is just use to waking up. For Christmas, my parents got me an embroidery and sewing machine. I am so excited to figure it out and start embroidering some things for Bryson! I haven't been able to check it out yet because Bryson demands all my time, but I am hoping to pull it out this weekend.
This is my last week with Bryson before I start back work. It's bittersweet. I'm going to miss waking up with him each morning and our morning routine, but I'm looking forward to some adult contact. I love everyone I work with and I love the kids in my class, so I am looking forward to seeing everyone. At least I can pick Bryson up at 12:30 and have the whole afternoon with him. I'm just hoping he starts sleeping longer (or even all night) so I can function during work. I'm already sleep deprived, but at least I can sleep during his morning nap. Now I'll be getting up at 6am and starting my day. It makes me tired just thinking about it!
I'm not sure who all reads my blog, so many may already know this news, but some may not. Josh will be starting a new job January 3rd. During October, his company put their employees on furlough. He was on furlough for a month and it was rough. Luckily he had enough vacation time to last us 3 weeks, so we only had one week without pay. During this time he began looking for another job, he was offered one by a company hes worked along with at Fort Rucker. His job at Fort Rucker was finally awarded their contract and he's been working with them for the past month and a half to finish out the year. We are very blessed that he found this new job because we found out that all of his benefits were being cut. He will be working from home with this new job, so that will be different. He has full benefits and a salary increase, so we couldn't be happier. It was definitely a blessing!! So as this year ends, we both will start our jobs on the same day. Bryson will be going to daycare and it's going to be hard on me to take him there. So pray that his teachers are loving and that he enjoys his time there, so it'll make it easier on me!
The past two years have been wonderful. I can't wait to see what 2012 brings us! Happy New Year everyone! I doubt I'll be blogging before then!

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