Thursday, February 26, 2009

Here's what's been going on...

I figured it was time for an update. Nate made it through another week of block exams, which was madness like usual. He pretty much quarantined himself in the bedroom for the entire weekend before, and then got about 3-4 hours of sleep a night the entire week of his finals. We got to spend about an hour together on Valentine's day, but I definitely felt worse for him than for me. His hard work paid off, and he did super well on all of his exams.

I went back to work a couple of weeks ago, which was quite the adjustment. Sawyer is getting watched by my friend Alisha and her sweet little girl Leila. It's hard to be away from him all day, but I get to be super excited to come home to him.

My mom came into town on the weekend of Valentine's Day to entertain me, and help me get my house in order before going back to work. We had take out Cafe Rio and Cheesecake Factory for our Valentine's dinner. What a date!

Thanks mom!

Sawyer's first kicks. Thanks Rich and Heather!

Our little man is getting bigger, and longer all the time.

He smiles! Ok, he's been doing this for awhile but it's like the greatest thing ever.

His new little jumper toy. His feet are still like a foot from the ground and he has blankets wedging him in, but we thought we'd try it out. He's gonna love it, can't you tell?

Nate and I went to this fun Morrocan restaurant for a late V-day dinner. This belly dancer was amazing...I've never seen hips move like that. You had to eat with your hands like straight outta Along Came Polly. It was super fun!

Nate's parents came into town last weekend for some golf and r&r. It was good times.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Seth

Happy 4th Birthday Buddy!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mama drama!

So, we have had quite the weekend in the Mortensen house. First off, I got a breast infection called mastitis, which means my right one turned bright red and hard and sore, and I got a fever of 102.7. It was Saturday night and we were trying to decide whether to go to urgent care for me...
Meanwhile, we were trying this new system for Sawyer to get him on a better sleep schedule. According to this book Babywise, you are supposed to lay the baby down in his bed and let him cry it out until he falls asleep to get him used to falling asleep in his own bed. So I wrapped him up (apparently too tightly) and put him to bed, where he proceeded to cry for 45 minutes (he's been known to be a stubborn boy). We finally decided to get him out only to discover that he was super hot from the thick blanket that was on him. It was kinda chilly when I put him down but all that crying must have been quite the workout. We took his temp because he felt so warm and it was 100.8. I called the nurse line at my ped's office and she said that I should take him to urgent care because babies under 12 weeks need attention if temp is over 100.4. We took off all of his clothes and gave him a bottle to drink and he seemed to be calming down. I thought I could tough it out til morning, but not the babe. We didn't want to go to urgent care if we didn't have to because my stupid insurance won't allow e.r. visits unless it is definitely an emergency, and there is only one 24 hour urgent care that they allow in the entire Vegas area and it's in North Vegas. Ridiculous! It was 10:00 p.m. and we knew we would likely be there most the night in a waiting room with lots of sick people. We waited 15 minutes and the temp was slowly dropping. By 45 minutes later it was right where it was supposed to be. The nurse gave me the ok to keep him home under close watch. Phew! I straight up baked my baby like a pot roast. What a horrible mother!
He did not let me forget it easily. I tried to tell him that I'm a rookie, but he wasn't having it. Sunday was paybacks. Unfortunately, I was bedridden with a horrible fever ( I did make it to urgent care but the antibiotics hadn't kicked in yet), so Nate got the brunt of it. Sawyer cried all day! He didn't have a fever and he would eat just fine, but he refused to sleep. He was so tired he had little bags under his eyes, but he was putting up a fight! Maybe he was having nightmares from the night before. Nate took it like a champ, taking care of me and Sawyer all day while still trying to study. His day finally ended at 3:00 a.m. What a hubby! Luckily, Sawyer and I pulled through unscathed. He wouldn't smile at me for a day, but now we're back on track:)