Wednesday, April 30, 2008

6 Weeks...

Well this is it, Wednesday, April 30th! Where has time gone? I go back to work tomorrow. Most people have laughed at me when I say I "get" to go back to work tomorrow.

If you have ever read a parenting message board you know that there are lots of emotions tied to being a SAHM (Stay-At-Home-Mom) and a working mom. I am very blessed to be a working mother. That is what is best for me. I can't imagine staying at home with the children all day. Not that I wouldn't like to. I just can't handle it. If you have never tried being a sahm, it is seriously the hardest job anyone can ever taken on. I am so thankful that Emily loves being a sahm giving me the option to work. It is a blessing.

I wonder how it is going to be. Did I forget everything I need to know to function at work? And to intensify matters my co-worker will be off. I am being thrown in feet first, I know what to do but haven't done it in 6 weeks! I hope it will just all come back to me within say the first 10 minutes.

Then the matter of breastfeeding. I never thought I would continue to breastfeed. I couldn't handle it with J. The boy just ate so much. With S though it has not been so bad (after that first two weeks of course). Now I have to adjust to being at work and pumping. I am hoping to make it to my goal of three months. I first set the goal of one month, then I couldn't bring myself to stop. Though with formula she would sleep longer at night (which would be nice). I am hoping at three months that I can't stop and continue to 6 months. If I make it that long I will be happy.

In other family news: J is going to move up in class at gymnastics. The next level is a boys class. He has been in the mommy and me class, kids level 1 and kids level 2. Now he is going to be in a boys class!?! J is surrounded by estrogen. Three girl cousins, his preschool class is all girls and his gymnastics class is all girls. His only escape is soccer but he doesn't really like the contact of soccer. I can't wait for him to be around more boys! It should be exciting when he starts, probably the beginning of summer.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Just another day at work...

Have you ever wondered what people do at work all day? I have often wondered what Scott is doing at work. Is he out on a run? At the station doing work? Sleeping? Well on Thursday this is what Scott was doing at work!

I hope to never see a plane from this point of view...

But if I have too, this is the guy that I want coming in to save me!

This is what I NEVER want to experience on a plane! But I love the picture.

So the next time you wonder what Scott does, here you go. He has a wonderful job that he loves. I might not be as happy after seeing these pictures but if he loves his job that is all that matters. There are so many people who don't like going to work everyday, so I am glad he does.
Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.
~William Feather

Friday, April 11, 2008

When you least expect it...

Why do things happen at the oddest times? Today, while shopping for a baby sling, my car died. It didn't technically die, the fuel pump died. (Bye, Bye fuel pump #1) Emily and I were at the Firewheel Mall.

The total time it took us to get to the mall: 15 minutes.

The total time it took us to find, try on and buy the sling: 15 minutes.

The total time it took us to figure out that the car wasn't working: 2 turns of the key.

Even though car trouble is an awful experience it helps to have GREAT family. Most of the time I don't know what I would do without my family. Since Emily was with me (so was K and S), Scott was at work, Craig was at work, Mom was at work, Sandy at work, so who does that leave....Grandaddy to save the day! So my father-in-law, who is the greatest father-in-law ever (Em: Pa is great too but lives far away) comes up from the other side of town to help. Then when we called our mom to tell her that we were stranded for a while, she jumped in her car to come to our rescue too. How great is that? To have a family who will drop what they are doing to help you. It is really a blessing.

So the car has been towed. The mechanic called to let us know just how many organs we needed to sell to pay for this. I am just very happy that when I need someone, my family will be there!

Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.

~Anthony Bundt

Three Weeks and Noses!!!

Well we have now made it to three weeks! It still does not seem real sometimes. We took S to get pictures taken yesterday. They really know how to make you spend money at portrait studios! All of the pictures were just so cute that I *had* to get them.

Ok, now to noses.

I like noses, they are very functional. There used to be only one time that I didn't like noses, when it was stuffy. Now I have two times, when milk comes out of the nose. I generally do not like fluids coming from bodies. (Yes, I don't really like the even the fluids of my children.) But S has had milk come out of her nose a couple of times since she was born. I even asked the doctor about it and apparently it IS normal. I just really don't like it though. Why can't it just come out of her mouth? J didn't have milk come out his nose, that I remember. I hope this stages goes by quickly!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Favorite Photos...

I have finally taken some pictures of both of the children.

 J and S...

S - 8 lbs 9 oz; 21 1/2 inches long... 17 days old...

S in her Easter basket...

J has gotten so big in the last 17 days...

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.
~Marc Brown

Friday, April 4, 2008

First Check-Up...

Two weeks! I can't believe that we have had our girl for two weeks!

She is now 8 lbs 9 oz and 21 1/2 inches long. Doctor says she is perfectly healthy. Woo Hoo. She was a champ at her appointment. She didn't cry once during her exam. Though when she had blood taken she cried, I cried too.

All is well at our house. She is sleeping good 4 hour stretches at night. We love that. I hope it doesn't change.

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Mark Twain