Friday randoms

  • Work from home is going OK. I don't have a lot to do yet, so it hasn't been too horrible. Of course, my little assistant is a great helper too :)
  • For the past hour, he's been sitting in his car seat, watching The Bold and the Beautiful and Kourtney and Kim Take New York. Haha. 
  • Cooper had a good dr. appointment yesterday. He's at 9 lbs. 11 ounces (still 2 ounces shy of birth weight) and the same height. Around 75th percentile for each. Typically doctors like to see babies back at birth weight two weeks later, but the ped didn't seem concerned. He said Coop looked and seemed healthy and to be growing. Plus, he noted that all scales are different so Coop very well could be back at birth weight according to the hospital scale so we shouldn't worry. 
  • I'm not happy with the Social Security Administration/US Postal Service. Earlier this week, Cooper's social security card came in the mail. And we notice on the front of the envelope, there is a post-it note that said "delivered to wrong address. opened accidentally." Um, what? So I proceed to call SSA and ask they issue my son a new number, since some other idiots have opened his mail. I mean, who does that? We've received others' mail before but I never open it - especially something that is clearly a legal document. But SSA refused to issue a new number. I think it was an honest mistake, but I'm terrified someone is going to steal my son's identity. GRRRR. Get it together, people!
  • Hank Dog is getting fat because we don't like letting him run after dark. And it's dark by the time hubby gets home - and I'm too lazy to walk outside to let him out during the day. Bad mom. 
  • I need to have someone come decorate my house for Christmas. Between staring at/caring for my lovebug and now doing work from home, there simply aren't enough hours in the day. 
  • I also need to do holiday baking. 
  • I've decided to combine Coop's birth announcement with a holiday card. Which probably won't go out in the mail until after Christmas. Oh well, it's the thought that counts, right? 
  • Cooper has asked to go see Santa but I'm too much of a germophobe to allow him to go to a public place. Luckily I know a guy who dresses up every year so I think I'm going to have him come to the house next week and get some photos. 
  • I'm kinda waiting for the shoe to drop in terms of Christmas gatherings this year. The past two years, since we moved into our house, J and I have hosted for his family. But every time we have his family over, it turns into a huge undertaking, and I end up cleaning up after some of the kids - I guarantee you, whenever Coop is older, I will be checking up on him before we leave somewhere to be sure he's cleaned up the mess. And now with a baby, I don't have the time to clean my house to get ready for everyone, prepare a meal, then clean up after 20 people. The thing is, though, that the rest of his family either smokes or allows smoking in their house, which I don't feel comfortable with. So there's a chance that Coop and I will be staying home and letting others come over a family at a time over the holidays. I feel kinda crazy saying that, but the risk of SIDS increased with secondhand smoke exposure, amongst other risks, and I just don't want to mess with all that. 
  • I cannot survive without my daily nap. 
  • I also cannot survive without some sort of chocolate every day. 
  • This post is an annoying block of text because I am too lazy to download photos or email them from my phone. 
  • Happy weekend!


  1. Glad work isn't too bad!

    About the SS# - that is seriously messed up. If the mail wasn't yours why open it? At least since nothing is on his credit report you may be able to pull it in a year or so just to be sure.

    Hope you 3 have a great weekend!

  2. That is crazy with the SS#. I went to Walmart with Kanin the day we were released from the hospital. Ha! I've always taken my kids out in public right away because I figure they are so full of my immune system that they will be ok. I know lots of people who do not, though.

    I'm with you on the second-hand smoke. You could always have people over and just let them know ahead of time that you aren't going to go into a lot of trouble (I'd think they'd understand). Maybe even have everyone bring dishes and you either just do the meat or buy it from somehwere?? Otherwise, I'm with you on the smoke being around the baby.


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