Monday, April 11, 2016

9 months.

My little man turns 9 months old tomorrow. 

When did that happen? Here I am watching him try to pull himself up on the couch (we don't own a coffee table) and thinking that it all cant' be real. It seems like less then three days ago I brought home a sweet newborn baby boy. So I'm silently super sad that my baby boy is growing up so fast. Of course I am super proud of all his accomplishments but I'm super sad time is flying by so quickly.

Speaking of time flying by - I have already started putting little man's first birthday together. Hey, I may not be super super happy that my baby is getting so big - but I still wanted to plan out my sweeties very first birthday bash. I can't wait to share all the details!! I just want to say that Etsy is very dangerous when planning parties - especially first birthday's! Then again pinterest is just as dangerous & you can very easily get carried away. I have somehow managed to find ideas for little man's next five birthday's thanks to pinterest ~ hahaha.
So quick questions about birthday etiquette. For the out of town guests who can't attend {or wont}the party is it OK to send out an e-mail 'announcement/invitiation'? I found these adorable custom invitiations on Etsy & they come back as a JPEG - so I was thinking that I might just e-mail them out instead of 'mailing' them. Than again this 80's girl feels like that e-mailing a invitation is very rude. Also.. can we ask for gift cards instead of gifts? I know that just sounds really rude. A friend suggested that I create a birthday wish list and add it to the e-mail but we aren't sure on the proper etiquette's involved. 

We have so much going on right now that I'm not even sure what to share but I feel that I keep repeating myself & not really sharing anything. The newest news is:
my husband in on a ship that is being built. Since the ship isn't ready and isn't being built in San Diego - the put him on a temporary active ship. So we are preparing for 'work-ups' and 'underways' with this temporary ship that starts VERY soon. In a couple of weeks my husband will be here then there and then here and off again. I'm starting to sweat being a single Mom since I rely on my husband so much.
It's been five years since his last deployment so I'm a little rusty.. but I prayed for workups before they just moved him away to the new ship & my prayer was answered. Later this year they will move my husband, as a geo bachelor {meaning without us}, to a whole different state and he'll be gone for almost a year. So you include the workups & underways with the temporary ship before he joins his ship he'll be gone for over a year. 
Yea, re-read that. My husband, between two ships, will be gone from of for over a year.
Our lives are getting busier and little man & I are about to deal with life, for a year, with just the two of us. While I'm sure I can handle it, I'm just prepping for a year of being alone.
I've got to get to bed. 
I hope everyone has an amazing week. 

1 comment:

  1. Birthday parties - I wouldn't include a list. People love to be able to shop for baby gifts. And the ones who don't will ask you what he needs. Anything you get that he already has, you can always exchange. 😄
    Enjoy your sweet time with hubby before things get real. And when it gets scary or nerve wracking, I love this verse.
    Psalm 121:1-3, “I lift up my eyes to the mountains — where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip — he who watches over you will not slumber.” (NIV)