It seems as though we have been on a blogging strike. I think about writing often, but I can't ever seem to find the time. By evening, I am fighting to stay awake long enough to put the Cutie to bed and in the am, I am usually waking up early to take our roomie to school since she is on crutches. Naptimes have become all but non-existent. As you can tell, we are having some sleep issues around here. As in, we don't do it much around here.
Monday, February 16, 2009
At our bible study a couple of weeks ago, someone shared that women who get 7.5 hours of sleep lose more weight than those not getting enough sleep. At this rate, I think I should be able to shed this baby weight by the time he starts kindergarten... (I hope not!) I am holding out hope that this one can be a good sleeper and maybe he will encourage his sister to follow his example.
My husband gave me a whole day with no children (outside of my body) and no responsibilities on Thursday. And this was on a day when I had Dinoboy, even! It was like a little slice of heaven. And the Cutie was sure to pay me back ten-fold over the weekend when she really ramped up the crazy!
My girl took her life into her hands last week when she drew a 3 foot mural in the middle of our living room carpet while I dozed on the couch. This was 3 hours before my husband was coming home from his week long training, and our anniversary. I was NOT pleased! It was a little consolation to know that it was a carpet that is really in bad shape and needed to be replaced anyway. But, since we will not be replacing it anytime soon, I was VERY upset. Thankfully, my mom came to the rescue with her queen of clean advice. 2 bottles of rubbing alcohol and seltzer water did the trick. You can't even see the remnant of blue.
She just got the priviledge of using writing utensils back last night. She says every time she uses them, "I only write on paper. I won't write on the carpet again." Good call, sister.
I am 23 1/2 weeks pregnant. Most days I feel like it. Other days, I feel like I'm 38 weeks. I look much more pregnant, and frankly, I don't care. This little guy is really active and I just love feeling him bounce around in there. He always seems to know when his dad or sister are touching my stomach. Especially when she is leaning up against me. He always gives them little kicks. Funny thing is, he doesn't do it so much when others touch my stomach.
When I took her to the bathroom this morning, the Cutie was looking a little bulky. I asked her, "Are you wearing 2 pairs of pants?" She smiled and said, "No, three." It made me laugh. I discovered as I disrobed her that she actually had 4 pair on. I don't know what she was thinking. And, honestly, I don't know when she did it.
A friend said to me the other day that I had never mentioned that my husband is out of work. He is, and has been for almost 5 months. This has been an incredible time of growth and change for me personally and in our marriage. It has been humbling to see how God provides every month. We are living at a deficit of almost $700.00 per month yet, we have not missed one bill or payment. Work those numbers and tell me that God doesn't work miracles in every day life...
I did three loads of dishes yesterday. Most all of our dishes in the house were dirty. Ridiculous! Apparently the maid quit and forgot to inform me...