Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Good, Bad, Ugly, Question


*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?


*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.


*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!


Tia J said...

Cheryl I love reading your blog. Congrats on your new addition to your family he is a doll.
We are actually coming to Utah cause I don't have a lot of time to go somewhere farther, but are going to do things we normally don't do. Dino museum, aquarium, zoo, children's museum something to that affect.

FluffyChicky said...

Hey, pre-pregnancy jeans are pre-pregnancy jeans. :)

And we don't do anything for spring break. The Husband and I both work. We save up all our time off for the summers.

Maybe some day hiking would be good though? I loves me a nice, easy day hike.

Handsfullmom said...

No naps during the day? That's the only way I'm surviving. Still, it sounds like you're handling things well without your mom, and I'm so glad the RS is helping.

After Cami was born, I gave myself two weeks to eat anything I want, and I did -- Costco cheescake, peanut butter cups, Oreos, pizza, etc. Now, I'm back on Weight Watchers and eating much better (and losing some weight too!).

Amanda D said...

I loved, loved, loved The Wednesday Wars. It is one of my favorite books ever. I also enjoyed his book, Okay For Now, which is sort of a sequel -- it follows a character from the Wednesday Wars as his family moves.

Glad the RS is helping. Wish I could come hold babies while you nap.

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

I'm so happy to hear that the headphones are helping #3, they have been a life-saver for us. And it is completely typical for him to break down and lose it at home...holding it together all day at school is hard work!

PS- I love you.