Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My week "off"

Last week was Eric's last week of leave, so I signed up to work 4 shifts. I knew that by signing up for 4 shifts, I would probably at least get to work 3 of them...and I did. I was able to work one shift in Peds, while the other two were spent on the Medical-Surgical and Post-Surgical floors. It was nice to work, but it was SO exhausting. When I was working that kind of schedule every week it wasn't too bad, but when I'm only used to working once a week, working that much really kicked my butt.

Eric, on the other hand, had high aspirations of cleaning out the garage, cutting the lawn, and many other household tasks that desperately need to be completed. He soon discovered that the boys take up quite a bit of time. Instead of me sitting on the floor with the boys when he got home, I would get home in the morning with one baby in the swing, and the other sleeping next to him on the couch. He hasn't given up hope of becoming a stay at home dad when he retires, but I told him the only way that would be fair was if I had a baby right before he retires, otherwise the boys will be in school all day!

We both managed pretty well, and I look forward to my paycheck since the boys are fast out growing the pack n play they are currently sleeping in. We're going to try only buying one crib for now, and sleeping the other one in the pack n play...but since they have always slept together, we'll have to play it by ear!

Here are some cute pictures of the boys! Cooper has turned into such a little smiley guy too!! And I think they know that I can't get frustrated when they are smiling...like when they only take 2 oz during the feeding, so they start smiling and cooing while spitting the bottle out. They have such different little personalities already!

I rested Carter in the Boppy after his feeding, and started washing bottles...when I came back this is how I found him, he had somehow slid himself over top of the boppy. He's going to be the one I'll be chasing soon!

Another classic Eric posing

This is my new favorite picture of them!

Cooper flexing his muscles

6 comments:

Together We Save said...

Wonderful pictures!! They are both so cute!!

Kristina P. said...

They are so darn adorable!

Cheeseboy said...

Those are some cute pictures. Love the name Cooper. If I have another boy...

WhisperingWriter said...

They are so precious.

Wendyburd1 said...

They are so adorable!! Is Cooper bigger than Carter or is it just the way Eric arranged them, because he looks like he is the big brother!!LOL!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Gosh! They just keep getting cuter and cuter!! Loved the pictures Mary!!