Sunday, December 13, 2009
We are still still alive :)
Katherine is growing and getting bigger. She is growing into such a pretty little girl. Tonight she said "Star". She now says "Right there" "this" "that" "no" "stop" "baby" "nose" "mom" "dada" "look" "clue" "blue". She actually gives us hugs and kisses. It's beautiful listening to her talk and watching her learn. She loves to dance and looks really goofy doing it.
Karly is such a little cutie. She has always used words but doesn't use them as much. She can say all the ones Katie can and she named her duckie "D" haha. She will look around saying "D? D? Deee?" until she finds it. Oh and she says "cup". She loves to run around instead of dance. She isn't much of hugger or kisser but she loves getting them. She likes it when you send her to get something and bring it back to you.
Both girls are recovering from Bronchitis and ear infections. That was pure hell. 10 days of fevers, antibiotics, breathing treatments and dr appts. Yesterday was the first fever free day since last week and today they seemed completely back to normal.
Work is work. Very busy. Every classroom contains 1 or 2, maybe 4 children that require a little extra due to behavior issues, etc. This year, I have a classroom with 16 children who require this. 16 children with behavior problems. It's exhausting. They do what they want when they want. I don't want to call them spoiled, over indulged children, but basically that's what they are. I told my boss that I may be in for it this year but she didn't believe me. No body believed me until I wasn't there on friday. While I was out no body napped and parents were called. I can handle them. I don't ask for parents to be called but now people know just how difficult they are. They are very disrespectful. During the Thanksgiving Story, they told me that they were going to eat cocky and pee pee on their faces. When I told them a story about a sad teacher, they laughed. When I asked if they wanted to hear the story, they laughed and said no. This is normal behavior but when it's multiplied by 16, it's a little difficult to take on a daily basis.
Other than that, life is going and it's going pretty well.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Work is going on as usual. My routine is still overwhelming and although it's working out, selfishly it's not. I get my kids for an hour in the morning and two hours at night. It's not enough but I keep reminding myself that it's for the best and we'll get through it.
I registered them for daycare. Monday, Wednesday and Friday but the waiting list is 8-10 months long so I'm hoping they get in around June but they will def be in by Sept because I work for them and well if I don't have a spot I can't work haha.
The holidays are coming and I start to miss family like crazy. They are all 1100 miles away. I thought if I had the girls, the need to go home would go away but it doesn't. It only got stronger because now I want to bring the girls to my family for christmas and the only day I get off is christmas so there is no time to go home :(. It is what it is but I'm thinking in a few years we will get to go home for the holidays.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Here are some updated photos of the little ladies.
Karly loves to use her teeth to pop the top off of her snack cup, pour the snack on the floor, eat some of it then take her sisters so she can do the same
This is what happens when you try to take Karly out of the park
My pretty baby Katie
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I am getting into a routine, I very busy routine, but it's working.
The morning starts at 530, I wake the girls up at 7. We play, read books. I take them to my mother in law, set up their breakfast and it's hugs and kisses and goodbyes. They cry once in a while when I leave but not for long and not a lot.
Work is busy. I have never had a classroom of children like this. They are only 3-4 years old but are extremely unruly. This makes it a bit harder. The director came in to observe what I had been telling her and she was shocked. She said I had never complained about a class of children before so she had to take a look. I won't go into it right now. It's late but the stories I have haha...
The girls are fantastic! Getting so so big. It does my heart good to watch how smart and well behaved they are. The other day Katie said something that sounded like "You go to work?" My mother in law thought the same thing. They are trying to talk so much more now.
More later :)
I hope everyone reading is well.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Katherine is starting to get the hang of standing alone. She can now get up without holding on to anything. The tubes are really making a difference. She finally has teeth! 2 little ones on the bottom! Also, she is starting to make words. She says: Hi, Bye, Mommy, Daddy, Uh-oh, baby and Juice. She has such a beautiful voice and I love hearing it. She wasn't speaking other than Mummmmmmm before her tubes. She is gaining and growing and oh so beautiful! Her blue eyes are still blue. My husband and I have hazel but my grandfather had the bluest eyes and I hope hers stay. The pedi said they should stay blue. Her favorite activity is reading books. Not me reading the books, her. She likes to sit and turn the pages, staring at each picture she sees.
Karly is a pill. She's walking now, loves to get into stuff and throw tantrums. Oh yeah, tantrums. She threw her first one in public the other day. She would not walk, would not let me pick her up and just sat there on the sidewalk screaming. Why? Because we left the video game store. She is also talking up a storm. She says: Mama, Daddy, Good girl, baby, Katie, Karly, Cup, Hi, Bye and I'm not sure if there is anything else. She is still on the small side but we are getting her to eat more and more everyday. She has 6 teeth with 2 more on the way. That isn't making anything go easier.
I've had to find a different peditrician. My current one, wants to except 1 insurance company and wants everyone do switch. Who switches insurance companies? I can't. So we are going to get another. I found a woman, she's russian and seems to be very nice. She's about 15 minutes from my house and has evening and sat hours. The receptionist was very nice and answered all of my questions (and there were a few). Overall I think we will like her. I set up their 15 month appt/flu shot for October but I think we may be seeing her next week. Karly has had a cold for a few weeks now and it isn't getting better. Yesterday she ran a fever of 101 but it was gone after tylenol and never came back. I don't know what to contribute to teething and whats not.
I'm getting stuff accomplished, I'm sure I am but it feels like no matter how much I get done I still feel like I haven't started. Today is my last workday of spending morning and afternoon with my girls. Starting on Monday, I will be back to full time. I'm happy to be going back but unhappy about missing my girls. I wish I could do both but we all know it's impossible. I know they won't forget me but I still get sad that they might. I start putting my classroom together on Monday. I have everything ready to go.
I've got the first two weeks of lesson plans done and one week turned in and approved. My boss had some notes for me, some activities she wanted me to explain in more detail and had some suggestions about others but I was proud that that was all she had to say. The best part is that when we were sitting there, I said "Wow, I expected worse". She looked at me and asked why. I told her that because I had never written early preschool plans before. I thought her chin was going to hit the floor and for a moment I thought she was going to change her mind about giving me the older kids. She said that she thought I had and I told her I hadn't. I've only worked in early preschool to cover a maternity leave and as an aid. Never a lead. She just said "Okay" and that was it. Thank Goodness.
That's it in a nut shell..a very big nutshell :)
Friday, August 7, 2009
(excuse hubbys messy room)
This is the curriculum for Early Preschool. I have 23 days to learn it, plan it out and get it ready. I don't have to have the entire room planned but I have to have it somewhat organized so I need to learn it in addition to getting my room prepared, run the classroom I work in now and take care of my kids.
However, I am still excited and ready to go! Speaking of which, I have to type up my daily letter for the parents..
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
This was Karlys butterfly cake....made my Mommy :)
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Such a beautiful baby..
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
You can see how small they are and yes, they sleep with blankets. They have since the day the were born. They won't sleep unless they have a blanket and they have two. One they lay on and one the sleep under. I think it's cute. Most of the time it ends up a big ball by their feet but they need to fall asleep.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Having multiples is hard. Everyone knows this. For me, I get up and change two diapers, make 2 bottles, dress two babies and get them ready for breakfast. Make double the baby food and feed them. After breakfast, one baby wants to be read to and the other baby wants to get into everything. Mommy wants to go to the bathroom, wash her face, brush her teeth, I have to transport two babies into the bathroom with me (since I'm not allowed out of their radar) and try to keep them out of everything while I do it. Two babies make double the mess. You should see the room when they are done.
Going out with them by myself is fun but it isn't. Maybe when they walk, it will be more fun.
Snuggle times. Double the hugs, right? Not when they want mommy to themselves. It ends up being a huge fight over who sits on mommys lap.
Anyway, it's been almost a year and I look back on things that I didn't get to do that I would of done with one baby. Like rock my baby to sleep or sit and cuddle with my baby and enjoy bunches of one on one. Then, I remember that I didn't get to raise one little baby for a year, I got to raise two. I got double the love, double the kisses, double the memories. I have memories for each of them. Katie, we went to the zoo, and you loved the big kitties. You just had to keep staring for what seemed like forever. Karly, You got so excited when you saw the monkeys and the turtles, which is funny because I used to say you looked like a turtle when you were very small and we call you a monkey now because you make monkey noises and crawl around on your feet.
Four days from now, my sweet baby girls will be one. Last night, they didn't need to be rocked but I asked my husband if he would help me get them on my lap and they both lay there in the dark room, Karly with her thumb, Katie with her paci. They talked to each other, sang, and then went quiet. They enjoyed being rocked. Just the three of us for almost an hour. I watched them as they fell asleep and it was beautiful.
Katherine and Karly, I love being your mommy and although at times I cried through the hard times, I've loved every single moment of your first year and look foward to many, many more.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Katie has a tooth! Finally! I didn't know if they were ever going to come in or not and she's doing well. A little cranky but well.
Today I found out that the cribs we bought, put together and had our babies sleep in for the last 11 months, were recalled due to suffocation issues. Yes, the crib can break apart and cause death. An 8-month old died in Texas and it's hard to think what could of happened and Thank God my girls are okay but I keep thinking of the poor family who bought this crib in the same faith we did and now their baby is gone.
We took them apart and are taking them back. The girls are now sleeping in pack n plays. If they do okay, we aren't planning on buying them another crib. We plan on switching to toddler beds when they start walking really well. When they understand mommy says stay in bed (hahahahahahahahahahahaha) or when I feel it's time to start.
The pictures below are just of Katie. Karly was cranky today and opted out of the photo taking. Hopefully I will lots of cute ones tomorrow so we will have lots to post. Katie was playing in the pool and there is water but just a tiny bit. Daddy put a little rip in it so the middle tube deflated and I wasn't going to fill up a pool I have to replace tomorrow. My little lady bug.....
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Today I took Karly for her bloodwork. I was worried so much that I felt sick but you know what? It went just fine. She cried but then again so do I when I get bloodwork done haha. It's over and I'm sure it will come back fine. She's just a skinny kid. Although she shouldn't be losing weight. So hopefully she'll of gained at our 1 year check up. I don't have much else to report.
They are both standing up and Karly is trying to walk! I love it. I'm probably alone in this but I can't wait until they can walk. I'm really looking foward to it.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
- Man was in a horrible car accident that wasn't his fault, that left them car-less in the middle of the woods, later being sued by the person at fault and losing.
- 8 year old broke his arm at school. No medical insurance, more stress on man and woman
- The now 11 year old came home from school with high fever, parents sent her to bed with a prayer that all would be fine come morning (no money for dr bill)..Morning came much worse, man gone, woman alone with too many kids and no car/no phone...girls aunt (a nurse) came by and saw little girl (by the hand of God, she came). Little girl seriously ill. DX Ruptured appendix, near death.
- Babies get sick
- Man and Woman fight more.
- Woman comes out of house and yells for kids to pack their stuff, they are leaving.
- Man and Woman get divorce.
The house still stands. I drove past it while on vacation. It's got a family living there again. It looks a little remodeled but the beautiful lawn is overgrown. I hate this house. I wish it would of burned to the ground. I never want to step foot in this house again.
Why am I posting this?
Last night I had a dream that I went back this house. The house was painful to walk through, the floors were covered with garbage from my past. Dogs that have died were running through the yard. A baby was in the living room in the swing. I didnt' know the babys name, or if it was a boy or a girl, but it was there smiling at me when I walked in. I hated being there. I walked into another room and my mom was sitting there on the couch. I asked her what she was doing and she didn't respond.
Thank goodness katies Cry woke me up. I didn't want to be there anymore but I couldn't get out.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
and I really even started yet.
So far, I've sent out the invites (sorry for the crappy photo)
And got the birthday outfits.
I still need to:
- Get decorations, utensils and plates/napkins
- Decide on menu
- Go grocery shopping
- Get party bag items
- Make Party bags
- Buy and wrap the gifts from my mom and dad
- Buy and wrap the gifts that are from us
- Order cakes
On Friday, the day before, we will get all the tables out, cleaned and ready then on Sat, we will decorate. Not sure when we will do the rest. I have three weeks but I can't do all the errands with the girls by myself and hubby only has Sat and Tuesdays to help. I think it will all go as planned, I'm just stressin' it.
Monday, I've decided to start my diet again. I see a bit of the weight creeping back slowly and we can't have that. My goal is to lose all this weight by next summer, but I'm going to make short 20lb goals until I make it. I've decided to take photos but not show anyone until after the weight is gone.
That is all that is on my mind right now, I'm sure I'll think of more later :)
Oh yeah, I forgot..on Tuesday (just passed) I turned 30. I kept complaining to my grandmother that I didn't want to be 30. I wanted to stay 29 and she reminded me of my dads cousin Anthony who, at 29, after complaining he didn't want to turn 30, was killed in a car accident before his birthday "so he will forever be 29". I never met him but it makes me sad. So I am very happy that I am 30, that I've gotten 30 years and that I have more time with my precious girls...even if I do feel old right now haha.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Today we took the girls for a follow up and got some news.
Karly needs to have some bloodwork and see a GI doctor. She just isn't gaining any weight. Good thing our Pedi is a stick herself because she told me she wasn't worried and that Karly will probably just be a skinny kid but she just wants to rule out any health issues which will make me feel better.
Katie is in good health. She is now a little over 21 pounds and healthy.
I can't believe my girls are almost 1. How did that happen? When did it happen? Tonight I was working on their invites. I'm loving them so far. I'll wait a few weeks before ordering them and I promise to share them soon.
Monday, June 15, 2009
We had a great vacation. Traveling went great and we were way ahead of schedule. Girls were perfect and I couldn't of asked for better weather.
The first week went great. The second was a little chilly and rainy, then hot and humid.
The girls ended up getting throat infections and had 103 fevers. Not fun at all.
They are feeling better but have checkups tomorrow morning.
I really miss my family. It was great spending so much time with them.
The girls went swimming for the first time. I'm very happy they love the water just like their mommy.
We had an early birthday party for the girls because my mom wanted it. It went very nice and we had a windy but beautiful day.
Karly is starting to stand and tring to walk. Katie is getting better at pulling herself up and not falling as much. They are 11 months old as of Sunday.
I'm very tired but I'm going to start blogging every night :) before bed. I keep forgetting to write things down in their baby book, so I must write it somewhere.
Monday, May 25, 2009
I was talking to my mom until late last night. I was thinking of going to bed but then I realized that I had no idea where my engagement ring was. Where ever it was, it was with another expensive diamond ring I got for christmas two years ago. I looked everywhere and panicked, cried and then went to bed. It was about midnight. That's went everything went downhill.....
At 1:47, Karly wakes up screaming. I go to get her and she sees me and smiles. I don't know why she has to do this. At 3:30, she fell asleep after a long time rocking. I layed her in ther crib and she started crying. We put her in our bed and she played and talking and kicked hubby in the back. Hubby and I started getting snappy and I was getting emotional because I was tired. (Katie has been doing this for 2 weeks now so I guess it's only fair that Karly have a turn, right?)
Finally I give up around 4:30 and put her in her crib. She cried for about 10 minutes and went to sleep. I fell asleep but it wasn't the best because I kept thinking of my missing rings. Then Katie started crying. Donald got up and I asked him to get her a bottle because I knew that would help her go to sleep. I'm not for using bottles to go to sleep but I needed something. When she saw the bottle she started crying for it which woke up Karly. So we got Karly a bottle and around 530 I guess I eventually passed out. I just remember having to go to the bathroom and not being able to pry my eyes open.
In my dream, I dreamed about my rings. The girls woke up at 8 and I was not ready to get up. From somewhere, I remembered my dream and went to search in that spot and they were there. Since AF has arrived my fingers have been swollen so I must of put them on and then during the night, pulled them off and put them on the accent shelf above the bed carelessly and they fell behind the bed. Donald moved the bed and got them out. They are now tucked away in the jewelry box. I am so exhausted right now and after grocery shopping, the girls are going down for a nap and I'm going to bed.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Karly and Katie 2 months old.
Life has been pretty busy. Lots of things going on. In 1 week, I'm going home!! For 2 whole weeks! I am pretty darn excited.
The girls turned 10 months last week. 10 months! Where the heck did the time go? The last day of vacation they will turn 11 months!
I have lost 14 pounds :). I'm pretty darn excited about it. 14 pounds in one month. Slow and steady? I haven't tried to lose a lot, I've just been watching what I eat and trying to work out but on days like today, I didn't and there are days like yesterday where I work out and then do 3 hours of yard work.
I've been a pretty bad blog reader too :(. I am planning on catching up tonight. I hope everyone is well.