"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything."

~ Edward Cullen

Monday, February 21, 2011

What are you reading (27)?

It's Monday! What are you reading this week? is a weekly event now hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World Of Books. It's helpful way to take a look at what you have read and what you want to read!

It's been a few weeks now since I last did a "What are you reading" Monday.  Even this post is much later than I would have like it.  But alas, things certainly have changed in the household of this reader.  My life now consists of bottles, dirty diapers, and baby snuggles.  While I certainly wouldn't change it for the world, I do often wonder - when will I read again?

Anthony came home on January 25th and he's been a real joy.  He's doing extremely well, and eating like a little piggy.  We put him on soy formula to help with his tummy and he's gaining weight like a champ.  He was up to 8 lbs 3 oz when I took him to the doctor a week ago.  He had lost almost a pound and a half while he was in the NICU so its great to see him grow!!  He's a pretty good sleeper too.  He normally falls asleep between 10 and 11 and sleeps until 2 or 3.  After a quick bottle, he's normally asleep again until 6 or 7.  I certainly can't complain about that!!  However, even with his decent sleeping I'm still exhausted.  It's taken me every bit of the four weeks that he's been home to find a balance between home and baby.  And it's a very fine line...I have a very strict routine that I stick to now with housework and bottle washing and bedtime.  It helps with the stress knowing that everything is being taken care of, but it doesn't leave me with a lot of "me" time.  That's what I'm going to work on next...even if its just a half hour each evening that I take to blog or read.  Plus hubby loves spending time with the little one so I don't think he'll mind :)

Reading wise, I have so many great books that I'd love to read.  I'm going to start light this week and say I'd love to start and possibly finish one book:

This book has been on my shelf for ages and I've wanted to read it for a while.  Also, it doesn't seem to be too long so I won't be overwhelmed with reading it while taking care of the munchkin :)  Here's the link at Good Reads  (summary). 

So that's what has been going on in my life.  Many, many changes but I love my little man so I wouldn't go back!  I can't believe he'll be six weeks old on Thursday!  What kind of mom would I be if I didn't share a picture:

Isn't he just the cutest!!


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I was just wondering how you were doing - so glad to see this post! :) He is beautiful!

The book you posted looks really good - I hope it is!

Carol said...

He is gorgeous.

He sounds like a 'good' baby with his night time routine already


Nise' said...

What a cutie! I am glad that he is doing so well. May you get some reading time in soon!

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