Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day 2010

I have been thinking a lot today about the day Mike became a dad. I had to be induced because I was a week over due. I had an appt on Thursday and we did a stress test and although everything looked fine the Doc thought we should start talking about inducing me. I told her "how about tomorrow!" It wasn't because I wanted him out (although i did) It was more because it was finals week starting on Monday and Mike had 6 finals! So I left the appt called mike and said "we're having a baby... TOMORROW!!"  I couldn't stop crying! I was so happy yet so scared so you can only imagine how he felt.

We headed up to the hospital friday morning bright and early! Mike was super quiet the whole day. He was studying a lot and played a couple card games with my sisters. Even between pushes (completely out of breath) I would look up at him and ask him if he was doing okay. What was I thinking, I was the one in labor! Ha! I knew he was freaking out inside so I felt the need to assure him I was doing fine and it was all going to be okay. Even after Aiden came out Mike was quiet. Didn't cry, didn't say much. But that's Mike. I knew inside he was happy and proud and once again freaking out :)

Mike had never been around babies, never held one, never changed a diaper. Completely clueless. I was nervous through out my pregnancy how he was going to be as a father. I knew deep down he'd do fine but I thought about it a lot.

The second Aiden arrived Mike was a complete pro. They handed Aiden to Mike to hand to me and he was so calm and a real natural. He was SOO proud. He went to willies that night to hand out cigars and have a victory beer. (lucky him!) He was beaming. He did great his first time changing aiden and even told me it was easy!

From the time he got home from the hospital and to this current day he helps with EVERYTHING. He got up with him during the middle of the night just as much as I did. He changed him, bathed him, fed him... he did it all.

Thank you Mike. Thank you for being an incredible father to our son. Thank you for being so helpful and hands on. I can't wait to see you and Aiden's relationship grow. He adores you already and I think he's definitely a daddy's boy. I wouldn't have it any other way.

We love you VERY MUCH!!!

Here are some pics of Aiden HELPING me make Father's Day breakfast for Mike. We had so much fun making Quiche and a fruit salad. Both were SO yummy!! Mike had to work today so Aiden and I spent the day lounging. Mike's parents came in town and Linda and I went to target and home depot. After, we met the boys at willies and when Mike got off we all headed out to dinner. It was nice even though Aiden was a mess at the restaurant. Good thing it wasn't very busy there, i think we only ruined one family's dinner.

Sadly I didn't get to spend any time with my daddy today. He is in FLORIDA! lucky dog!! I talked to him though and Im sure he had  a great day as well. Im very blessed with an amazing father who is the most loving, caring, hardworking man in the whole world. Love you dad!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Please excuse my absence!

Sorry we've been MIA!! Honestly im just too tired and lazy to blog lately! Im sorry!

Here's why... (long boring post.. fyi!)

Mike is completing the Becker CPA review right now. Its a six week course, M-F, in Lawrence.

When Mike was in school he got up with Aiden in the mornings while I got ready for work. Then 3 days a week he went to our friend Heidi's from 10-3 and 2 days a week my grandma would come over and watch him for those few hours. It was so nice and CHEAP ;) ha! WELL... we knew this wouldn't work for us when he started the CPA review so we had to find full time day care for Aiden. We were VERY fortunate to find an amazing lady who is a friend of mine's aunt and a co-workers sister to watch him in her in-home daycare. She is amazing and Aiden really enjoys going there.

SO... I've pretty much been a single mommy these days :) Mike leaves monday morning, stays in kc with his bro til friday after class, comes home for an hour or so and heads to work at Willies/The Pub. And he usually works saturday night and sunday day as well. So we see him saturday afternoons for a bit and sunday evenings which by that point he is exhausted and usually falls asleep on the couch. It sucks :( But its totally worth it and Im so proud of his hard work and discipline during this extremely hard and very time consuming course. His is actually done next thurs!! I can't believe these 5 weeks have gone by so fast!!

Its actually been going pretty good! I wouldn't choose to be a single mom but I think I've done a great job! I don't know if Aiden realizes mike's gone or if its because of me taking his pacifier away or WHAT IT COULD BE but he's consistantly been waking up before 6am for the past 2 going on 3 weeks! AHHH! Some mornings its 4:30! I try to go in there lay him down  tell him its night-night time and see if he'll go back to sleep but he wont. I've even tried just letting him cry it out but he will literally cry for hours if I let him. When he's up he's UP! It stinks big time! So we get up, lay on the couch and sometimes he falls back asleep on the couch right about the time I have to get in the shower for work. Must be nice... lil stinker. So I'm beyond exhausted when he goes to bed at 8pm and sometimes Ill get in bed at that time to and watch my shows.

The funny thing is I was always running late to work when Mike was there to take care of Aiden. I only had to get myself ready and out the door and I couldn't do it. Now that its only me and I have to do EVERYTHING in the morning, and be out the door by 7:10am Im on time and on most days EARLY to the sitters and work! Whats up with that!?!?

We are definitely ready for Mike to be back though. I get bored when aiden goes to bed, I hate cooking meals for myself, and we really just miss him being home with us! After next thurs he will be back and then he'll just spend the next few weeks studying and completing the CPA exam and his job starts September 13th in KC so we'll make the big move the last weekend in august. I can't believe its almost time to go, Im excited and anxious but at the same time DEEPLY sad to leave manhattan! I ADORE manhattan and I love  my job and my friends here. The town is getting bigger and better by the day and I would be happy living here forever. No joke. The big city will be great for us and great for aiden though and I know we'll be extremely happy there as well.

So far we have no daycare lined up, no job for myself and no place to live yet. HA! Dont' worry Im on it :)

I just felt I needed to update everyone on my absence and my next post will be picture overload of Aiden and all the things he's been up to lately... which is A LOT!!

PS,  Im so excited to head to KC (ALONE) next weekend and spend the afternoon and evening saturday with almost ALL of my besties from highschool!! Grandma and grandpa Schuessler are watching aiden and taking him to the amazing PFB PYROS  fireworks display in Hanover that night (a little depressed im missing it, first time in 3 yrs!)

BUT  Im even more excited to finally spend a whole weekend as a family for the 4th of July! Can't wait!!