Thursday, April 15, 2010

I am SO impressed with myself...

Look! It's only been a week since my last blog! Hubby is traveling a lot these days, he's actually gone for the next 2, but we going on his next trip with him. He will be attending a conference in Bonita Springs, on the "BEST coast" (best beaches, in my opinion) at the Hyatt Coconut Point resort - can I get a "WHOOT-WHOOT!" Free vacation for a family of 4! He will be MIA the whole 3 days, being wined and dined by various vendors trying to get his company's business, but I'd have to take care of these 2 kids by myself if I stay home, so I might as well get a vacation out of it! I have to take Jordan out of school for 3 days, but she's made straight A's all year, so I think she deserves to have a break. The resort is not right on the beach, but they have a huge pool with a slide and they offer CAMP for the kids - oh yeah!!! I'm trying to talk Jordan into going to the camp for at least 1/2 of one day. The thought of not having to do dishes, or laundry or even cook for 3 days has me all giddy with excitement - and the prospect of taking a couple of naps with the baby is about to put me over the edge! I'll be making a Target run tomorrow - I must get 70 sunblock for this pasty white skin of mine!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

watching "Hoarders" helps....

Ok, so I can't seem to be a consistant blogger - oh well. Jackson is now almost 15 months old and he is absolutely adorable and hilarious! I can tell already that he is going to be a huge ham! Jordan has made straight A's all school year and is taking piano lessons. She's still extremely messy and her teacher wrote on her report card that she would like to see her "be more organized". That's a nice way to put it - I'd probably tell a parent "your kid is smart, but a total slob!" I try to set a good example for her, but living with 2 people who live by the phrase, "temporary parking space" and a baby who can destroy a living room in minutes, it can get out of control pretty quickly. Especially if I am not OCD about it. There seems to be no happy medium with me. I am either constantly following behind them cleaning up or I just ignore it until it makes me insane. That's what happened this week. Now I'm back to being OCD again. Well see how long it lasts....

Saturday, October 3, 2009

how do people do it?

I have been following a few blogs for the past few weeks, and I cannot for the life of me, figure out how other Mom's have the time to blog everyday! Not only that, but they actually use correct grammar and spelling! I will be the first to admit that I am NO super mom. At the moment, my living room is in serious need of the vaccum cleaner, but it scares the baby, so that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
I have an old friend who I haven't seen in about 19 years coming to visit next weekend. I am already stressing about how much work I have to do before next Sunday! I've seen pictures of her house and it is immaculate! She has 3 kids who she home schools and her house is still spotless! I am getting agita just typing this! Lists, I'm good at lists, so I need to make one of all the things I have to get done next week.....I wonder if I have time to paint the entire inside of my house?
Hopefully I will be better at blogging in the future. Posting every 6 months isn't very interesting to read, I know, especially for the 1 person who follows my blog!

Friday, June 5, 2009

so, it's only been 6 months.....

I had no idea that having another child would change my life so drastically! After 5 years I forgot how much work having an infant is, especially when you are nursing! Jackson was born 4 weeks early, on January 14, 2009. I was in the hospital the weekend prior, due to high blood pressure. My pressure had been low/normal through my entire pregnancy until then. I was put on bed rest and when I went to my next appointment, my pressure was high again. 160/100! My Dr. sent me for an amnio (weird experience!) and they determined that the baby's lungs were fully developed. I had no idea amniotic fluid could determine that!

I was once again put in the hospital for observation. At 2:40 the next afternoon, Jackson Charles Brewster came into the world! Even at 4 weeks premature, he weighed 6 lbs 14 oz and was
18 1/2 inches long! He developed jaundice, which is not unusual for preterm babies. He had to be in the bilirubin bed 24/7 for 10 days, which meant we had to rent the portable version to take home. He had to go to the Pediatrician every day to get his little heel pricked to check his levels. Come to find out, there is a condition called "breastmilk jaundice". There is a chemical in the breastmilk that causes the levels to be high. After 2 days of formula and pumping, it was determined that I could resume breastfeeding and the jaundice should go away by itself. It did, and he has been pretty healthy since.

I still find it hard to juggle my home obligations with 2 children, one being an infant. Jordan is home for the summer now, too - so that adds another ball for me to juggle! Luckily, I did Babywise with both kids and Jackson has been sleeping through the night since he was 10 weeks old. He is now 1 week shy of 5 months and is sleeping about 10 or 11 hours a night! Having him on a schedule has helped me to get things done - I know how to plan a grocery trip or a run to Target - because I know exactly when he needs to eat and nap. Now if I could just get Jordan to quit being such a messy little piggy......

Monday, December 29, 2008

I'm back!

After much deliberation, I have decided to start blogging again. Mainly because I am getting ready to enter a whole new realm of motherhood - raising 2 children!