Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I've always been the oldest sibling that lived at home, so I got to do the picking rather than being picked on. So I can't really relate to what poor Lil' Bit must feel like but these videos show some of her life on a day to day basis.
Here she is trying to learn to roll over while Austin pinches her checks and compresses her spine...all in the name of love and excitement.
And today watching Sesame Street together, Lil' Bit is kicking like a baby and Austin takes this action as an open invite to "play footsie" back...I like that wording better than kicking her back.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
We decided with Wishing Wells to list things out separately which basically means that I have been on Craigslist all day typing and we are just piecing out everything. It's going to take a while but at least this way we are getting some action (thank you for the suggestion J).
I had to watch Star Wars at the gym this morning which means I am still shaking my head...that is a series I just can't get into. I generally like to shut up true fans by mentioning that my favorite character is Jarjar Binks. Star Wars geeks hate that.
One of my pet peeves is to leave clothes in the washer too long thus making it so you have to re-wash the load. I did this said atrocity 3 times last week for the same load. What can say they are really clean at this point.
I told Austin that I was 31 and she gasped being as though she can only count to 10 I am sure that number does seem awful. Still makes me giggle thinking about it. Although recently I have been having a lot of mortality thoughts, I think because while watching TV shows I am starting to relate more to the parents (as well I should) than the children. J and I were talking a while back and since she is my oldest friend we both can remember the time when we used to sit around and talk about "when I grow up and have kids...". I looked at her the other day holy shit...I grew up and have kids. I know what they look like, sound like...I know what I named them and who I had them with. It was truly an aw inspiring conversation.
We have our volleyball tournament tonight which should be super fun although we always go near undefeated all season (as we did this one too) and then lose in the tournament so we don't get one of the suckerific t-shirts they give out. Fingers crossed that we can pull it off tonight.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
When I anxiously clicked on Anne's blog this morning I realized just how selfish it was of me to want so bad to read her update but not type any sort of an update myself.
So here we go.
Me - I couldn't remember when it would happen but I knew it would...so Kimberly if you ever find time to read blogs again with that new adorable son of yours - know that it takes 3 1/2 months for this to happen. The tiredness sets in and you are in a zombie like state. Lil' Bit only eats once a night but wakes up for that blasted pacifier 4-5 times oh yeah and the pumping that I have to do still. All and all I am sure that I am not lacking on THAT much sleep it just the fact that I am waking up so much the idea of getting any REM sleep is a complete joke. Every night Joe asks what's wrong and I just shake my head and say I'm tired. A weird sort of sinus pressure headache has set in behind my eyes that I can't seem to shake and my neck is stiff as if I got in a car accident during one of my sleepless nights. This must be the look that my friend referred to when she said that I looked like I had one foot in the grave. Luckily if Lil' Bit is like Baby Girl she will start sleeping through the night here in a couple months and I will start the process of digging myself out of the 6' hole.
Joe - Business is doing well and he was the major reference for the city council on the new fees that they just approved. He managed to hurt his shoulder playing softball the other day so he's been taking it easy with a lot of Oww's sprinkled in his daily life. One trait that is completely absent in my zombie like state is that of sympathy so I have practiced the fine art of biting my tongue when he mentions the injury. :-)
Baby Girl - She gets more and more expressive everyday and is just a kick to watch grow up, I know that people say that 2 year olds are hard to deal with but I think 1year -18 months was much more challenging. She didn't have many words and could barely walk but refused to sit still. When I flew back to Indiana by myself with a 15 month old you could have never warned me what that was going to be like, but now this time with a 2 year old all strapped into her own seat and watching cartoons on the headrest TV...that was like heaven. She helps out a ton with her little sister with pacifiers and feeding her - although I am sure that one day poor Lil' Bit will be blind due to them being shoved in her eyes all the time.
Lil' Bit - Can just about roll over, she does her tummy time everyday and I get out the video camera because I know it is just moments away from happening but still hasn't. She has had a blocked tear duct since we visited Indiana which is making me debate on going into the doctor which I hate, every time I take the girls in they end up catching some kind of cold. And why wouldn't they Lil' Bit touches everything and then eats her hand and Baby Girl licks furniture. I am giving it two more days and then I will take her in just so she doesn't end up blind - at least not from the infection.
Wishing Wells - Has been put on hold while they are building out a new wall in our suite and redoing the electrical. I can't wait to get back in there and get it all organized again. The website has been getting plenty of hits but no calls so perhaps it all of us incessantly hitting it. :-) My work has been eerily slow which is never a good sign but I'll ride this job out until they drag me away from my laptop.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Laura laughing with her girls in the background.
Poor Claire is just old enough to get everywhere but not quite one of the big kids yet.
The three oldest girls that could not be more different from looks to personality.
Claire was not allowed to drink the water so pouring it down herself seemed like the best alternative.
Little smiley Annabel...holding still for a rare occasion.
Here's hoping we get rid of some of the stuff....http://wishingwellsllc.com/