Thursday, May 31, 2007

Aren't they cute???

Mark's stepmom brought home these cute little boogers yesterday! They are only 3 days old and have to be bottle fed. It was so funny that she got them because we were just saying to FIL the other day that we thought he needed to get some sheep/goats/pigs again for the boys to help with! So now there are two baby goats to raise! Anna says their names are Lucky and Lucy. G-pa says the male is Billy--of course! I'm going with Lucky! They really are the cutest things!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Rumors, Rumors

Well, Mark finally got to go to work yesterday. He tells me that the rumor going around now is that the layoff isn't gonna happen. Don't want to get my hopes up about that though--but that would be GREAT! There are also some talks of letting 1st shift work a week, then 2nd shift work a week.

Just a moment while I reprimand my 2 year old for playing with MY stuff and not his! I'm telling ya, some toys are going in the yard sale pile if they don't start playing with them! I'm tired of picking them up!

So, now. Where was I??? Oh, for Pete's sake! Now the little one thinks he needs to eat. GRRR! I'm trying to get him out of the every 2 hour routine--I feel like all I get done is nursing some days.

Okay. We're good. Had my first ever visit with the chiropractor today. I'm in love! She gave me a small adjustment today and let me tell ya! When she popped my neck--it was wonderful! She turned it one way and it popped. Then she turned it the other way--it sounded like machine gun fire! I go back Friday!!!

Okay, can we believe that tomorrow my baby will be 2 months old???? No, we cannot!!! I should post a new pic of his cute little chubby cheeks!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Oh my achin' back!

Okay. So I haven't been able to turn my head and look over my shoulder in forever and of course my hips are STILL outta whack from having the baby. But this morning sent me to the edge! I sat down in a chair in the living room to eat my breakfast and when I went to get up--YOWSERS! I was bent over at 90* and couldn't stand back up straight! I finally got back to an upright position and it's not hurting now--but I can tell where it was hurting! So I called a chiropractor and I'm going in the morning! I was soooo excited to learn that our insurance DOES cover it! That makes it even better! Can't wait to feel good again. Now if I can just get the will power to lose this weight!

Mark has to work this week. It's a good thing too because he's driving me nutso! More so than the kids! That's bad! I know it will be a while, but I can't wait till he's back at work full time--then I might be able to get H & N back into some kind of a bedtime routine. I'm tired of them not going to bed until 9:30 or 10. I don't get any "me" time! I've also got grand plans to get together some kind of daytime schedule too. Yeah, right!

Well, the baby's crying. Gotta go!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

When it rains it pours???

Well, it's a freakin' deluge here! My check engine light came on in the van--it's some kind of air-fuel sensor that's gone bad--$350 bad! Don't they know we're broke?????

Okay. Sorry. Done with that now! LOL!

Good news--Pierson smiled his first oh-so-cute smile today! And he's nursed two sessions today without the shield!!! We're working on #3 as I try to type this one-handed!

That's all I have today!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

I a horrible mother!!!

I sure am feeling that way today. The boys have been horrible this week--even Harrison--the one who is always good! It's been exasperating and I wonder how much of their acting up, fighting, whining is a delayed jealousy reaction to the baby. Usually Harrison stops what ever it is he is doing that isn't right when I count to 3--he's not even doing that this week! And Nevan! ARGH! Lord love him! No form of discipline gets in that thick skull! But I'm feeling like a really bad mother because Nevan bit Harrison--HARD! It broke skin thru Harrison's shirt! And I bit Nevan back. It was my first reaction and of course, all the websites offering advice say that's the worst thing you can do. I just keep hearing in my head my mom saying, "Bite him back. He'll stop. That's what I did to you." My kids are sooooo gonna need years of counseling to get over their childhood--at least that's how I'm feeling today. I just have no patience for them doing things they KNOW they aren't supposed to! And I don't know how I'm gonna fix that! I laugh when people tell me how good a job I'm doing as a mom--I'm thinking, "You don't see us at home!"

I guess I should pray some more for the patience I wish I had! Ya'll pray for me too!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Let's see what else could happen this year!

Last night my dad called and asked me if Mark was gonna get laid off from work. I was like, "What do you mean? What are you talking about?" He said, "They are laying off again--1500 people." I said, "Where did you hear this?" He said, "In the newspaper." Then I said a few choice words and went to find Mark. I asked him if he knew about another lay off. He had known since Saturday!!!! He didn't want to tell me then because it wasn't "confirmed". HELLO!! I had to find out you were laid off from my dad! Anyway, since the anger has subsided I'm not too worried. For one, he will be in the first 500 that get called back to work when orders pick back up. And they WILL pick back up. Secondly, he does have a CDL drivers license and he COULD go drive a truck if he had to. I would absolutely HATE it, but you do what you have to do. He can help his dad for extra money. He's got a friend who is trying to get his plumber's license who said he could work with him too. And, he's been checking in to a school in SC that certifies you to operate heavy equipment--they say they place you in a job after you finish the course. So there ARE options. The only thing that worries me is if they are laid off for more than 6 months--that's when the unemployment checks would run out. Mark doesn't think they will be out that long. I certainly hope he's right. Things could certainly be worse!

On a brighter note, took Pierson for a weight check again--he's up to 7 lbs 8.5 oz! He gained 10.5 oz in 9 days! I had my 6 week check up today (yes, it's been 6 weeks!) and they had my placenta examined further--turns out, it showed signs of infection and what they called "infarctions" which were places where the blood flow was not what it should have been. Doc said it probably started when I was having the preterm labor. But that would explain why Pierson was so small. Of course now it doesn't really matter, but if he was still not growing appropriately, that would be something to tell the family doc about.

We have decided that Pierson is our last child. I didn't know how I might feel about that decision (there was a possibility that we might have one more) but I am at peace with it. This is silly, but I'm looking forward to being able to sell/give away all this "stuff" so I don't have to store it anymore! I'm really on a decluttering kick right now! It does make me a little sad to think I'll never be pregnant again (unless the Lord wants me to be!) because I really do enjoy being pregnant--it's just such a miracle! And it makes me sad that I'll not have another newborn baby of my own to cuddle. But it doesn't make me THAT sad! LOL! I guess I'll have to wait for grandchildren. LOL!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Another weight check

Last week when I took Pierson for his weight check, he had only gained 4 oz in 9 days. That was on April 30th. I took him back again yesterday and he gained 14 oz!!!!! 14 oz in 1 week! YAY! I thought he was starting to look a little chubbier!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Baby weight

Took Pierson back to the LC to have his weight checked again. Only 6 lbs. He only gained 4 oz. in 9 days. They want him to gain 5-7 oz in a week. GRRRRR! So, for this week, whatever I pump we give to him in a bottle--an easy way to get extra calories in him that he doesn't have to work so hard for. The LC says when he gets to 7 lbs, he'll be like a totally different baby when it comes to bfing. I hope so! Well, gotta go feed him now!