Monday, November 15, 2010

Oh what a week

     I am not sure what my deal has been this week, but it was not a good week.  I just have been in a mood and not a good one.  I have been very hard on myself and just not happy.  If it was 6 months ago I would blame it on the baby blues but now really. 
     I felt like I got nothing done around the house, I was always tired and just did not feel like doing anything including getting on my computer.  Now I can blog and not blog when ever I want, but I told myself that I was going to do this kind of like a journal for myself and my children.  I told myself that I was going to write to keep myself from losing my skills because one day I would be back in the classroom and that one day could be sooner than I think.  Who knows.  But last week I just could not bring myself to do it.  I did not even sign on to read my normal blogs the ones that I enjoy and like to follow up on. 
    Now to make myself feel better it was a very busy week.  Rob was home for the week so things where just not routine.  I have some play dates and more than normal this week.  O was off routine since dad was home and that meant up late dad taking him to school. Just a lot of change, and for those of you who know my O he does not do well with change.  I also ran out of O's acid reflux meds and had to deal with the insurance company to get them sent to us.  With that, Rob has been bugging me to try O without them to see if we can take him off, so no time better than when we don't have any.  If you would have asked me how he was doing yesterday I think I would have said ok.  But I am thinking that this might be playing into this crazy week.  O has been sleeping but not like he normally does.  He has some nights when he wakes up just crying and is not sleeping the hours he normally does.  So I feel like he is tired and that means he is like a crazy boy.  We have had some issues at school this week and even today and I am wondering if he gets a better nights sleep will he do better.  I think tonight we will see.
    Little B has been off also.  He is not sleeping and it is killing me, I don't do well with no sleep.  I am not sure what his problem is, I want to keep blaming teeth but I have not found anymore.  We have had a couple of nights now were he is in bed with us and nursing all night long.  I just don't sleep well like this, it is not my thing and really runs me down.  During the day I can't put him down or walk away.  Ok I am all for baby wearing and I do it all the time but he is being extreme.  Sometimes I do like to go to the bathroom by myself.  Little B want no one else but me.
But look at this sweet boy, who could stay mad at him?  He is getting so big.  He wants to crawl but just can't figure it out.  He has learned to blow kisses, which I love.

The other day I got the rest of the baby toys out of the attic.  Now I really have toys all over my house.  Not only is Little B enjoying them but O will not leave them alone.  He has them everywhere and at times will not let Little B play with them.  Then there are time like these:

Both boys sharing one toy!  I do love my family and I will put one not so good week behind me and move on.  Today started me putting the routine back into my household and it feels good.  I am not going to think about the fact that next week it will be a mess again with Daddy home and a long trip to Cleavland for thanks giving.  I am just going to take it one day at a time and continue to look forward to spending time with family next week.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fall Back

Fall brings  that time of year when we turn the clocks back and gain an hour of sleep. Or so I thought.
In preparation of an extra hour of sleep I tried to keep the boys up just a little bit longer.  I don't remember having any real problems making the switch with O so I was not worried.  Well my plan back fired.  Little B has his own idea of time.  He not only got up early, but earlier than he normally would before the clocks were turned back.  So I was up and a great hour of 4:50 am.  Really. 
    I brought him into our bed thinking he would nurse and go back to sleep.  No, did not work.  He wanted to play.  Thank goodness he was happy to sit and flap his arms and spit for a while.  I finally gave in a got up so that he would not wake O up.  O on the other hand slept in.  I don't think I will ever get these boys on the same schedule.

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Yes it is true

   Yes it is true, today marks my baby's 7 month birthday.
    Where has the time gone?  It seems like just yesterday I was holding this "small" little baby in my arms.  It seems like just yesterday I was introducing my two boys to each other and laughing as O said "I think that needs to go back in your belly".
   But look at you now! 
     You are:
  • Sitting up on your own
  • starting to eat solid foods
  • laughing
  • out grown your infant car seat
  • bathing in the bath tub instead of the baby bath
  • starting to stand
  • getting your brother in trouble
  • you have two teeth
  • you are well into 12 month clothes and starting 18 month cloths.
Oh where oh where did my little baby go.  You are growing so fast.

Happy 7 month birthday little boy.  Mommy loves you!

Friday, November 5, 2010


  I have a head ache again.  This is the fourth day of head ache.  I know it is my sinuses but really.  I will have to say that I did get up and I did go to my stroller strides class.  I will not tell you that I had a great workout today since my head was killing me, but it got me going and I think that helped.  I am not one to take meds for things and now that I am nursing I really try to stay away.  So I am not really taking anything to help with this other than a pain killer.  I think I am going to have to do some investigation into what I can take for my allergies that will he though because I am not sure I can take more of this.

With all that been said how about a hop.

Oh yeah, don't forget to check out the Babykicks web site and there new video on their newest diaper.

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The tables have turned

  As a teacher I used to write the note home to the parents letting them know what their son or daughter has been up to.  I will have to say I always tried to write as many positive notes as I did negative ones.  But the negative ones were the ones I hated.  They are such a pain in the but.  I don't want to write them, the kid does not want to take them home and most parents don't want to read them.  No one wants to deal with them.  I was always annoyed when I did not get much of a response from the parents when I would speak about a problem a student was having or when they would just blow the note off.
    Well the tables have turned:
  Here it is O's note home about his bad day.  It is not the first one we have had but it is the one that made me think about my reaction.  I just walked out and re read it to make sure I knew what it said.  I was not surprised by it and what O had done but embarrassed.  I know that what he is doing is right on developmentally but I just don't feel like dealing with it.  He is a teacher's child and should know better, right?  I don't think it works that way.  So we talked about it and shared it with daddy.  Hopefully it will not happen again.

Oh the tables have turned and I am not receiving the bad notes and not writing them.  I never really thought about this day.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday


They both are getting so big!  What is a mom to do?


Don't forget to check out the new video over at Babykicks and help a mom earn a sponer for a give away!


Lions and Tigers and Boys Oh My!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Babykicks!! Check it out!

   With Little B I have chose to use cloth diapers.  I was looking for ways to cut cost since I would be staying home with the boys this year.  I have learned lots about cloth diapers and really do like them.  In my research I have come across a cloth diaper brand that I am really excited about since it is local to me.  It is based out of a town just over the bay bridge from where I live. 

  They have some really neat diapers that everyone should check out.  They are just releasing a new video on their diapers.
Check it out!

Once you have watched the video check out their site here and you can always watch the video again here.

Check it out.  The site that has the most views will win a free diaper give away.  Which means that you, yes you, will have a chance to win a new diaper.  So come on and take a minute or two to check it out and help us all win!

Tuesday Hops

  I am now on day three of a sinus head ache and I have had enough.  I wish it would go away it is making my life hard.  So today I will do some hops in hopes that my day will improve.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Oh what a Halloween

  Yesterday was one busy day.  We started the day off with pumpkin carving.  O was digging it.
Little B wanted in on the action himself.  Although he was a little to small to get in and dig but he tried.
O wanted to do it by himself.  Boy did he ever work hard.
He wanted a sad pumpkin and a mad pumpkin, they are taking about feelings in school.
Here is the results of his hard work.

Once the pumpkins were done it was time for the Halloween parade.
The costumes were put on and the community kids paraded the streets.
 O was "The Big Brown Truck Man" as he called it.  In other words he was the UPS man.

Little B was a dragon.

That night was so exciting.  O could not wait to get back in his costume and head on out.
The fast shot before we left.
Trey goes with us every year.  He is always supper dog but it makes it fun.  What a dog to put up with this!