*I was quoted in LDS Living magazine! Can't tell you where, though --it gives away my last name.
*I am ODing on massive cuteness. Oh, this kid is heavenly!
*#5 has finally accepted #6, says his name so sweetly, and is no longer ignoring me (for a while he just avoided me altogether --he was mad he had been "replaced."). In fact, now he'll sit with me and cuddle while I nurse #6. Score!
*My memory is coming back! I don't feel as...ummm... idiotic? Lost? Vague?
*I went for a walk yesterday in the glorious, windy, sunshine. Felt so good to be outside!
*The RS is bringing us meals all week since Brandon is leaving on business tomorrow. They are so kind! Wait, didn't I already mention they'd be doing this? Maybe my memory ISN'T coming back, yet.
*This morning, although dead on my feet (so tired, so tired, so tired), I ate breakfast, showered, got three boys dressed (the big kids get ready on their own and only need reminders), got #4 to preschool, nursed, made our bed, changed four diapers, and used the bathroom without anyone screaming their heads off. I have now fulfilled my daily quota of expectations and it's only 10:30AM!
*Yesterday, I did two loads of laundry, swept the kitchen floor, and... paid a bill? Maybe? Stinkin' memory...
*Brandon still has a massive cough (although is back is better!)
*#5 woke up with the croup yesterday morning. He's doing much better today.
*#3 has been having a REALLY hard time lately with his sensory issues at home. At school, he's doing better (per a plan with the school facilitator, his teacher, and some nice sound "drowning" headphones), but he keeps losing it here. Why? We assume it's because home is a "safe place" unlike public. Sigh. Sometimes I wish I could just take it away from him. :(
*I can't stop eating. Nursing + body back + room in the stomach + hormone levels bouncing around = eating ALL THE TIME. I'm trying to keep myself busy so I don't just mindlessly eat. I need to make more green smoothies. Those I could down without guilt!
*I threw a tantrum twice this week. It was insanity. Last night I was yelling at the kids because I had toppled over my patience wall --yes, I apologized later. Yes, they deserved the grounding they got (from the Wii for a week), but still...
*I'm exhausted. No sleep at night (although Baby has given me a few 3-4 hour stretches --sometimes 5!) and no sleep during the day (I've got three kids home with me all day; two nap, both inconsistently time-wise, and one doesn't). Perhaps this is the cause of my tantrums, eh?
THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY RIGHT NOW:
*Enya radio on Pandora
*Fitting into my pre-pregnancy jeans (and I shouldn't downplay it, but you have to understand, dear reader, that I only gained 17 pounds this pregnancy because I was already 30 overweight. So, getting into "pre-pregnancy" jeans isn't saying that much for me. But still! Hooray!)
*Kids playing outside for hours
*Reading: "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery (for book club) and "The Wednesday Wars" by Gary D. Schmidt (because of Janelle's recommendation)
*BabyGanics Smooth Moves Daily Lotion (Cucumber Aloe!)
*My orange Moby wrap.
QUESTION FOR YOU:
*What are your plans for Spring Break? Ours is coming up next month, and although baby will still be young, I want to do something fun with the kids. Heaven knows they deserve it!