Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Just one of 'em days...


So I should have known that today would be a crazy day, by how my night went. Took a Tylenol Pm last night to help me sleep b/c I wasn't feeling well. Well, instead of putting me to sleep like it normally does, I was up most of the night. Felt crappy this morning but still went to work.

My kids came in yelling and noisy. My breakfast wagon never made it to class which threw the whole morning routine off.

Probably 50% of my kids were complaining about some "ailment" they had. I heard 1) my jaw is hurting, 2) My leg hurts (yah, well maybe if you didn't get out of your seat every 2 minutes it wouldn't be hurting), and 3) (the best one I think), I think my wrist is broken. (my response was "oh really? what happened?) Answer -- I banged it on my desk.

I'm just in a funk or something...I'm tired, I'm cranky, I'm stuffed up, head pounding...I just feel irritable and I hate that. Thanks to my friend Janelle, who helped me out big time today (I luv ya!), I went home a little more relieved.

I picked Sophie up at the baby sitters, she seemed happy to see me. I put her in her carseat and handed her her milk (like I do everyday) and she chucks it at me, sending milk all over the place...grr.

It's 8:30, I should go to bed...I made sub plans for tomorrow, but will probably go in. It's more stressful for me NOT to go in, especially with how my kids terrorize the subs...

Monday, April 14, 2008

She's growing up....

I don't know when it happened, but sometime between here and there, Sophie grew up. Was it an overnight thing? Sometimes I think it was. I just look at her and realize she is no longer a baby.

Maybe it's the way she "takes care of" her dolls and her babies, rocking them to sleep, or changing their diapers. Maybe it's the way she asks for "Mommy cuddles" and then looks at me and says "I lub you". Maybe it's seeing her flip through books and singing "ABC's".

Honestly, the first few months having Sophie were so hard. I had no clue what I was doing, and I was a sobbing hormonal emotional mess. On top of just getting used to being a first time mom, I had to deal with elements such as thrush, sensitive baby, colicky baby, severe acid refluxy baby, PPD, and baby who doesn't like to sleep much during the day. I didn't think I'd make it, and often wondered what we had gotten ourselves into.

I look at Sophie now and cannot imagine my life without her. I am constantly laughing by her many antics. She outgrew the reflux, outgrew the colicky, learned to sleep well, and grew into quite a happy little girl. If I knew it would be like this, those first few months probably would have been more bearable.

Happy 23 months Sophie! Can't believe you are almost 2!

20weeks, in utero

10 months

18 months old

Today---23 months old

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A bunch of randomness

Don't really feel like I have much to blog on, so I'll just share some randoms of my life right now.

Sophie loves to sing. Her new favorite songs are "Baby Booga" (translated--Baby Beluga), and "mr. Sun" (Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun). She goes around the house singing these songs.

I am getting my hair cut on Monday. Probably just a trim, maybe some more layers, but definitely bangs again. My forehead is just way too big without them.

I have lost 20 pounds since Thanksgiving. I got my butt in gear (literally) and have been counting calories, but also working out at the gym 4-5 days a week and the pounds have been coming off. It is soooo nice and I'm feeling so good.

My "kids" (ie, the 26 loud ones I see 3 days a week) are seriously turning my hair grey. I think it's just the 3rd really tough year for me in a row, but it's seriously making me crazy. I don't know if I can do this job for 30 years.

Jeremy is going to be super busy this month. He is a part of the Live CD recording we are doing at our church on April 27th, so he has rehearsals 5 days a week, including Friday evenings and Saturday during the day. But it is a short season, and such a cool thing to be involved in.

Well, that's all for me for now. Hope I'll feel motivated to start blogging more again...