Friday, July 25, 2008

Daycare Update

Daycare dropoff has not gone too well this week. Although J has not cried when I dropped him off at daycare, he cries from the time he gets up in the morning until we get to school. The beggin, "Mommy don't take me to school" starts when I pick him up in the afternoons and ends when we get to school. It breaks my heart. I'd like to think he has fun once he gets to school, but I haven't really had a chance to watch him at play. When he sees me he starts crying so I have to sneak a peak every now in then but that doesn't really give me much of a chance to observe him. Baby girl is doing well although from time to time she does cry when I drop her off.

Friday, July 18, 2008


baby girl posing for mommy

J playing at the pool

J fell asleep at dinner one night

Me and Keith at Hammer head's-it was so HOT!!

We got back from Destin, Fl last night about 7pm. We had a great week, it was hot and tiring but we enjoyed it. My entire family came home sick. Keith and the kids have sinus infections, I'm taking the kids to the doctor today. Keith is taking my refill antibiotic from when I had a sinus infection last week (shame shame yes I know). I ended up with a stomach bug which I guess is how I ended up losing four pounds even though I ate a ton of junk and totally disregarded Atkins for over a week.

So I will be back on track-guess oreos for breakfast this morning was not a good start though.

I will get some picturs from vacation up as soon as I get a chance to unpack and get these kiddos well. Mommy is very tired - sick babies can do that to you.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Day four of daycare

Well from the time I picked up J from school yesterday he begged me not to take him back to school again. Said he didn't like school and wanted to stay home. He woke up this morning saying the same thing. We spent about two hours in the doctor's office this morning (for me-that is another story) and I finally had to tell him "We are not talking about it anymore-we are at the doctor's office let's just concentrate on that for now." And he did good the rest of the time and didn't mention it but a few more times. Then we pulled into the daycare parking lot and he wasn't happy. He didn't cry but said over and over he didn't want to go to school. We dropped his sister off first and then J had to go potty. So in the bathroom he teared up a bit and I reminded him he brought his "blue bear" to school with him today and he could hold "blue bear" during nap time. And reminded him we would get ice cream after school. Told him I'd come see him after nap time, told him not to cry because that makes mommy cry too. He choked back his tears really well-he sure wanted to cry though. We walked to his room and his teacher was waiting at the door and walked him to his nap mat. I"ll have to check later to see if he cried after I left. He really hates nap time-I would too it is 2 hours long-he rarely ever takes that long of a nap at home. So getting here right at nap time was not good-but couldn't be helped since we were stuck at the doctor's office for TWO HOURS!!!!

Anyway, only one more day to go and then we will be on vacation for a week...then we get to start ALL OVER again. UGH!!

Is this job really worth it???? hmmm...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Third Day Woes

Well things did not go so well this morning. From the time J woke up this morning he repeatedly said " I don't want to go to school". I tried to convince him he would have fun today because his class was going swimming. Although he hasn't been swimming in two years and doesn't like water in his face I thought the idea might make him feel better about coming to school. It didn't.

So we pull up in the parking lot, J immediately says, "I don't want to go to school, it's not fair!!". I have to make him get out of the car-I won't share the threat I made but it got him moving. We dropped baby girl off first-and she cried. I handled it well-just kept walking. But as soon as I got back in the hallway J was crying-he didnt want to go to school. I walked him to his room and again tried to convince him he'd have fun since they were swimming-but then his teacher explained that since he is not full potty trained he would not be allowed to go swimming in a "swim diaper". Well it didn't bother J too much since he didn't want to be there anyway. So I sat in a chair and put him in my lap-the entire time he is clinging to me for dear life. His teacher eventually had to pry him off of me. I left the room in tears and cried all the way to my office.

Broke my heart!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

New Job

Well yesterday I started my new job at the daycare and the kids of course had their first day as well. Of course baby girl cried when I dropped her off and apparently she cried most of the day. They also had a hard time getting her to sleep-so that made her especially cranky on her first day. I went to check on little man after nap time-as soon as he saw me he teared up. Which of course broke my heart. We chatted for a few minutes and then I told him I needed to get back to work and he said "But mommy you already went to work". I was later told he cried a few other times and said he missed me. So the first day did not go well. My son has been at home with me the last two years and my baby has never been in daycare so I know it is going to be an adjustment for all of us, I just have to give it some time.

When we were headed home from daycare J and I had a cute conversation:
J: Mommy my teacher had a blue shirt on
ME: she did?
J: Yes but she didn't teach me anything
ME: she didn't??
J: No. But maybe tomorrow she will teach me how to do a cartwheel

Too cute!!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Late weigh in post

Well I did weigh in on Monday. Happy to report a negative one pound. Yes normally I would not be so happy about a one pound loss, but considering I have neglected my Atkins diet tremendously over the last 8-10 days I am ecstatic to have a loss and not a gain. I have got to buckle down though, only two more weeks until vacation. I would love to lose ten more pounds-but at this rate I don't think it'll happen. I made the mistake of going to the grocery store hungry the other day-bought Little Debbie brownies...shame shame.

Oops, that teething baby is crying...gotta run!

Second tooth-already

Well Sunday I noticed baby girl is getting another tooth-just two days after noticing her first tooth. It is also her top tooth so this explains why she has been sticking her tongue out a lot lately-guess feeling those teeth with her tongue. Also explains the many sleepless nights. Don't get me wrong my babies never sleep well but at least she has been sleeping until midnight or a bit later. The last week she has been waking up 4-5 times BEFORE midnight. Makes for some rough days and nights around here for mommy.

I've got plenty of Tylenol and Orajel on hand so hopefully that will get us through the next few weeks. I'm sure there are more to come though.