Friday, May 30, 2008
I'm going to get my house ready so it can look as good as my blog is going to look. Jo-Lynne is working on a new design for me and I can't wait to see it. She does some good work, y'all.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
She is a bundle of sweetness and love. At least most of the time. She nurses and goes to sleep right away at night, thank goodness. She was only waking up once a night but lately it has been at least twice a night. I'm hopeful that it is a growth spurt and that she will go back to better sleeping habits soon. She nurses every two hours on the dot most days, which is a little overwhelming at times. Right now I'm in a place where I have to encourage myself every day to keep nursing, but I know this time will pass and it will get easier. Enough about me. More about her. She is a very smiley baby a lot of the time. She sticks her tongue out, which I tried to capture on camera, but it is hard to see. She loves to sit in her Bumbo (attended of course, and never on a raised surface) and look around. This is a baby who knows there is a lot going on around her and wants to be in on some of it. But, she also likes to get away from it all. We have to remind her loving older siblings to give her some space sometimes. She coos and is almost laughing and I love it. We're so glad she's here.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Where does the craziness come in? Today is Field Day for Princess. She has asked repeatedly if I would be coming. I didn't promise anything, but I'm going to go. With the other four kids. Outside. At a school with lots of other kids. I think the drugs may be having an affect on my mental health. Still, Princess deserves some of my time too. Distracted as I may be.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Sorry for complaining. I'm such a downer. We're supposed to go out of town for the weekend. I'll probably do my standard disappearing act for a few days. Promise to come back more cheerful.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Thanks for the words of concern and encouragement on my last post. It was really meant to just be a joke. I thought of it while on the treadmill, actually. Don't worry about me though. I'm not cutting calories because I know I have to nourish Butterfly and myself. And I'm not killing myself on the treadmill either. The weight loss contest is over such a long time that there will be a point where I stop losing weight. I'm already in a healthy range, and am not losing more than two pounds a week (I actually gained last week). But thanks for being concerned for me. As for my relationship with the treadmill, it seems to be warming up again. :)
Friday, May 16, 2008
Pray for us. The treadmill and I are in a rough patch.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
We took the kids to a Rangers game Monday night. It was Mean Green night, so we got the tickets for three dollars! Since they were cheap we were okay with leaving after the 5th inning. The kids were tired and it was a slow game. A fun family outing though, and much easier than I expected. We'll definitely do it again.
Here are some random things no one asked about but I thought I would share.
I love gospel choirs. I have no rhythm and can barely carry a tune. I feel like good gospel choirs make their love for Jesus so evident in their praise. I really wish I could be in one, but I lack the requisite skills (like singing).
I use the same treadmill at the gym every time, if possible. It is on the end of the row. I think I feel like fewer people are watching me, which is silly. No one is watching me, they don't care what I'm doing.
I'm glad nursing is going well with Butterfly, but I really wish she would take a bottle now and then. Husband was given tickets for an upcoming baseball game and I wish we could leave Butterfly at home, but she is just not all that interested in a bottle. I could use a break though. Oh well, this time will pass quickly enough.
Monster is funny. When we tell him to do something and he says no, we ask why. He says 'because.' We say "because why?" and he replies "because I said so!" Silly boy.
I'm assuming normal brain function will return soon. Or not, because tomorrow I'm spending the day at the zoo with a bunch of kindergarteners.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Travis is a loan officer and an avid sports fan as well. We both love the Mean Green and all of our DFW sports teams. He is a ninja.
Taylor is my oldest child, 10 years old. All girl and definitely living the role of the oldest child.
Madeleine is 9 and she is a firecracker. She looks like me, but takes after her Daddy in personality.
Caleb is 8 years old and is such a sweetie. He is really coming into his own, after being kind of overwhelmed by his sisters. He loves to beat box and dance, which surely comes from Travis!
Timmy is 6! He is all boy, throwing things, running everywhere, and melting my heart with his big brown eyes.
Lily is 4 years old. She is an unexpected blessing and we can't imagine life without her, now that she is here. Even if we do look fondly on the days of quiet and peace we had once in our lives. ;)
Benjamin is our baby boy, born May 5, 2010. He is all happiness and joy and a sweet ending note for our family (for now, maybe for good).
That's our cast of characters. Stay and read our story.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Husband and I are on the way to financial discipline and order. We have committed to living a certain way and we are making it work. We have also worked on getting our physical life in order, or our health anyway. We are both exercising regularly. Yea! We are paying attention to what we eat. Yea! So there is still one area that I am not doing so well in. That would be my spiritual life. I feel as if I am floating along, praying when the mood strikes or when something happens (to us or someone else) that spurs me to prayer. But there is no order, no routine, no consistency otherwise. I'm not doing a thing to deepen my relationship with God. And I can see the negative effects all over my life. Now I just need to get past acknowledging the problem and actually doing something about it.
All the other thoughts floating around relate to packing for my trip this weekend. And getting well, as I am on the beginning end of an ear infection apparently. And while it may be understandable when a baby cries because her ears hurt, I'm thinking I can't get away with that. Bummer. Lots to do before I go. I'll be back Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
I'm getting a new blog design! My free one never came through. So next week I'm going to pony up the dough and sign up as a client of dcrmom's design business, DCR Design. I can't wait! Also, I will be consulting her on how to use my cool new look on Twitter too.
Monday, May 05, 2008
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Musings of a Housewife
Rocks in My Dryer
The Mother Load
Life in a Nutshell
No Longer at the Kids' Table
Mean Green Blog
Adventures in Imperfection
One Juice Box at a Time
My Three Sons
T With Honey
Musings of TX Sahm
Many Little Blessings
Familia Del Valle
The Miss Elaine-ous Life
Adventures in Babywearing
Desperately Seeking Sanity
Just Call Me Mommy
Blessed Among Men
I Should be Folding Laundry