Thursday, April 28, 2011

it's raining and other lessons

so much for blogging on a regular basis huh? technically, i guess i didn’t say how often you would hear from me, so i guess i shouldn’t feel guilty! that’s what i’m telling myself anyway. cause i got no room for guilt in this life of mine!

tonight silas and i are sleeping in a different room than dave. no one is in a dog house, so don’t jump to conclusions. in our spare room, the porch’s roof is right outside the window. the bed is right under that window. our roof is tin. it’s raining tonight. do i really need to explain any further? it’s been raining for several nights you say. it is unknown to me why i haven’t thought of this sooner. dave doesn’t get the the whole “fall asleep listening to the rain on the tin roof” thing. he’d rather sleep in our bed with our fan with our sheets and covers. so the boy and i abandoned him tonight! i mean, i’m so excited about sleeping in that room that i didn’t even put silas in his bed first. i just put him to bed in the spare room! i’m being bad!

i will teach my son to love the rain. now that it’s warm and my dad has brought us my porch swing, we sit on the porch and listen to it rain. he’s not afraid when it gets loud on the roof or when the wind blows hard or when the thunder cracks really loud. i let my boy put his hands in the drips from the gutters and when it’s warmer this summer, we will dance in the rain. if it’s raining during nap times, we high tail it the spare room and he falls asleep to that beautiful pitter patter. i’ll teach him to drink hot coffee (well, probably hot chocolate until he’s a bit older) when it’s raining and to curl up under a blanket with a good book. I’ll teach him that the best time to nap is when it’s raining and if you can hear it...well, those are the best naps.

enough about raining and naps and what i will be teaching my son. i am teaching my son to give high fives. we’re very close. i can get him to touch my hand when i say “give me five!” it’s not a smack though and he won’t do it to anyone else, but we’re getting there!

i went to the baby doc today. everything is going good. lost a little weight because of the diet i was put on. i have gestational diabetes again and with that diagnosis comes a diet that i really should stick to. it lost a bunch of weight after silas was born by sticking to that diet. i’m sure i won’t be losing anymore though. i did the same thing with my last pregnancy though. as soon as i started the diet, i lost a bit of weight and then kind of just stayed steady. so that’s good i guess!

hope you guys are doing spectacular! good night/day/evening/whenever!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

i'm alive!

i am not dead and i have not fallen off the face of the planet! i have been staying away from my blog because every time i sit down to write, there is only one thing i can think to write about. and i’ve been trying to keep it a secret until a certain point. that point being being once i was was safely into the second trimester. that’s right. i said trimester! I PREGNANT! (again) there, i’m proclaiming it to the interwebs and with this proclamation, expect to see a bit more of me!

there is, actually, much to talk about. i have a crawler who crawls all over the place. he’s pulling up and cruising along all the furniture and every little fall is a complete crisis. he still doesn’t have any teeth, but he is eating a good amount of table food. his favorites being pasta, cheese, toast, yogurt, and chex. he’s his mama’s son! he fake sneezes as soon as you do, laughs with his whole body and smiles with his whole face. he’s my heart!

i’m up to my eyeballs in school work and i can’t wait until it’s over for the summer! i’ve got decent grades, but i’m finding that the perfection i craved in my undergraduate studies isn’t really on my priority list. yes, i care about my grades....but well, it’s different this time around. i’ve also bit off more than i can chew. what in the heck was i thinking taking 12 credit hours and having a child running around?! i’m hoping for a 3.0. sounds crazy coming from me, who used to hope for a 4.0. but it is what it is and i’m perfectly okay with that!

my boy is going to be a big brother! the boy who made me a mama has about six more months of my undivided attention before a new bundle comes. sometimes i think “what am i thinking?! having two under two?!” that’s two times the diapers. two times the crying. two times the smiles. and two times the love! i’m excited to see how this new little will fit into our lives. silas just fit. as soon as he came to be, it was like he had always been there. sure there were ups, downs, and oh my goodness-es, but he made population 2 population 3. this little will make us population 4, and we’re excited about that!