Saturday, May 30, 2009

Naptime Redefined

So I've been back to work this week after only 7 weeks of maternity leave. Needless to say, I've been exhausted. I tried to wean myself off of them during the last week of my maternity leave, of course that was without work. Let's just say that running around after fifth graders all week long during the day and then parenting (which entails playing, disciplining, talking, changing, reading to, and many other things) my two kids has got me a little run down. It is also the end of the year, and we have had three "end of the year" banquets/meals/picnics this week. My mom has been in town to watch the baby during the day. I've also been trying to exercise. A lot going on.
Back to the nap discussion...I was so looking forward to catching some sleep today during the kids' naps. I feel drugged, I'm so tired.
Anyway, I nurse my newborn to sleep at 12:45.
I put my three year old down for his nap at 1.
I bathe (imagine that, cleanliness) until 1:25. I lay down for a nap...aaaah.
1:32 (just as I was entering that relaxed state that leads to sleep) my cat jumps into bed and begins with his headbutt routine. By this, I mean that he walks straight into my face leading with his head and runs the entire length of his body. He does that nine straight times...sheez! Talk about a nap kill.
I throw him out of bed several times and finally convince him to snuggle with me when baby wakes up at 1:45. Naptime is not looking so promising, as she is wide awake and wants to coo with me. I really need this nap.
I lay her on her tummy and finally get her to sleep around 2:14.
I lay down and drift into dreamland at some point only to be awoken by the Fireman's Expo Siren demostration outside of my window (we live three blocks from the first station) at 3 o'clock.
Ugh. Forget it, both cats are in bed with me in addition to my newborn who has now been stirred by the sirens too. I'm just lucky that my three year old didn't wake up to add to the fun. I guess there's always tonight to catch up on sleep.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Here goes it...

This is my first post in three A lot has changed, much for the better. We are now on our second living child, new house, new jobs. At any rate, this blog has taken a new form. It used to be the place where I escaped my real life in order to deal with the loss of our first child. It then became the place where I hoped, worried, and planned for our second child with new friends that I had made in another world other than my reality. No one even knew about this blog, but now I'm ready to open up and share with the whole world. I am healed, happy, and ready to change this blog into what I always wanted. This blog is for my kids, hoping to share pics with friends and family here. So here goes it...wish me the best.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Still here

Somehow, mommyhood has taken over my life. Considering that we don't have a computer at home for me to play on, I still have to sneak into my husband's office and get on his computer when he's not using it. Hence, my blogging has severely decreased...okay, let's be honest, it has dissapeared. I'm sorry for that, you all are in my thoughts. I have read all of your recent posts on your blogs (of course, I have missed all that has happened the past month). I'm sorry for all the sads and happy for all the goods. I've missed you guys! I promise, I'll be back to regular posting soon.

Some updates on the kid: being a mommy is the best thing ever. I'm loving "maternity" leave and getting to know this little guy. He is the best thing ever. We're really lucky to have a great baby. He eats well (he's 8.5 weeks and weighs 12pounds, 9ounces!) and sleeps well (even slept through the night the past three nights from 10pm-6am). In general, he has a great disposition. I'm lucky and completely smitten. I'll post new pics soon.

We got a new house - well, technically we have in a contract on both ends of the deal (buying and selling) that have been accepted. So assuming that all goes through with financing and inspections, we'll be moving July 28 into my dream home. Whoohoo! It's 101 years old and has been completely re-done. I love it.

I got a job teaching fifth grade next year at my school of choice. I"m pretty excited about that, a paycheck will be a nice change. I'll be teaching Language Arts and Science. Right up my alley, yay.

Okay, I need to get going. My computer time is limited. Just wanted to check in.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

I feel like Gilligan

I'm sorry for my abscence, but for once it was absolutely completely out of my control.

Devin is here...he is healthy and all is well. Born April 21, 2006 (only like 2% of babies are actually born on their due date - he's just like his father, on time). 8 pounds, 12 ounces and 23 1/4 inches long (big baby).

I had a fever during labor (ended up with a c-section after 2 1/2 hours of pushing), so they did a spinal tap and blood draw on devin as soon as he was out of the womb. Turns out that he had an elevated white blood cell count in both spinal fluid and blood. They diagnosed it as meningitis....although the cultures from both the blood and spinal fluid grew nothing. For precautionary sake, the standard course of treatment was 2 weeks of antibiotics via IV. That's where Gilligan comes in, we went into the hospital expecting a smooth delivery and recovery. It ended up being the three hour tour that never ended! We got home on Saturday and I have been cooped up ever since then. Today is my first day! I could check the blog, but the hospital computer wouldn't let me post. I'm sorry to keep you all hanging!! If I could figure out how, I woudl post pics. We'll see what I can muster here soon.

I hope all is well in blogland. Will check in soon now that we're home. Thanks for your concerns!!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Two violations and still nothing

The membranes have now been stripped twice and still nothing...although today is a full moon and I'm hopeful of a delivery. Just wanted to update you all. I need to go walk for now. I'm miserable.

Monday, April 03, 2006

The 10 pound turkey

So at the US last week, it was confirmed. We are going to have a big baby. I knew this was a possiblity, DH and I both have a family history of big babies. DH was 8pounds, 2ounces...I was 8pounds, 8ounces. I was just hoping to avoid that. It appears that is not the case, last week at 36W, 4D the baby measured 8 pounds, 5ounces on US. Needless to say, we still have three weeks left. Oh my God! I have to get this baby out of me. Tomorrow morning, they are going to strip my membranes in hopes to stir things up. I'm hoping this will start the labor process and I'll be holding our new baby boy by this time next week. Wish us luck. Cervix was favorable, anterior, soft, 25% effaced last week. I've been walking and bouncing on the birthing ball in hopes to progress things along. We'll know more tomorrow. I still feel him in my ribs alot, so I'm thinking he hasn't dropped yet. He is head down, thankfully. Okay, I'm hot and tired. I need to go put my feet up. We went to a wedding in DC this weekend and I still haven't recovered.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

I am a sucky blogger

That's the absolute truth...all is fine here. I'm sorry to give anyone a scare. Really, we are so lucky that we have such a great support system. I'm sorry for not being supportive lately. The truth is that my computer time is so limited, by the time that I check email there is no time left for blogger. Also, I'm hesitant to log into my blog page on random computers for fear of weirdo lurkers who I actually know. So, I only log onto the blog on DH's computer. Also, I'm sort of enjoying the bliss of zoning out and not really trying to think about the emotions I'm having. And I'm tired. So there, that's my lamo list of why I'm a sucky blogger. I'm going to try to be better....I think I said that a month ago.

Things here are fine. I'm still ticking along, just got done swimming. Baby is moving plenty and obviously growing by the size of my belly. Our next appt. and US are on March 28. I can't believe I am in the home stretch here...almost 36 weeks. Wow.

Okay, I need to go explore your all's blogs before I head home. Will try to do a better job of checking in. :)