Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It's just life...

Hi to all my millions of blog fans! First of all i'd like to apologize to all of you who have been sitting by your computer hitting refresh every 5 minutes waiting for me to post again... I know it's hard but I have found myself extremely busy lately. Also, if you've emailed me recently i'm like 3 months behind in responding to the 600+ emails in my inbox, but I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Basically, life is just moving fast. I work 2 days a week which is craziness. It takes a full 2 hours on the mornings that I work to get myself ready and get Addisyn ready, packed up, and out the door to Grandma's house. (It takes Eric two hours to get himself out of bed and take a shower!) The rest of the days i'm juggling between house work, grocery shopping, other random errands, laundry, naptimes (for Addi, not me) , Community Bible Study, church functions and hanging out with friends!

Recently on Facebook one of my "friends" (the quotes indicate that we are friends on facebook but not exactly in real life...she's more like a friend of a friend of my brother's)...anyways, her status said "so and so (name changed to protect the ignorant) wants to know why middle school kids keep posting statuses about how stressed out they are. what's there to be stressed about about...your study skills quiz or your boyfriend of 3 days breaking up with you?"

This status totally made me flip out! Homegirl is a freshman in college!!! I may only be 23 years old, but I know that she is not the one to talk about stress! Seriously!?! College life was a breeze!!! ...I mean, get married, have a baby, pay two mortgages, have debt (lots of debt), try to figure out how to get good health insurance and life insurance, start thinking about writing a will, work a 60-h0ur a week job for a while, change a poop blow out, yell at your dog, go to the grocery store, cook dinner, clean up dinner, keep the house looking like a picture out of a pottery barn catalog, do laundry, do baby laundry which requires an entire bottle of spray and wash, try to become more like Jesus in the midst of it all, and make sure you're looking gorgeous and ready to give the hubby a kiss and smile when he gets home...that's stress!

Now to all my many blog followers who are further along in life and are laughing at me for thinking I know stress...feel free to have a good laugh at my expense.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Week at a Glance=)

So here's the update on my week...

Monday I went back to work for the first time since having Addisyn and had a great day! I brought her with me and she did really well. We were able to stay on schedule and she napped there better than she naps at home sometimes! It was kinda hard for my Type A personality to not be 100% focused on work, but Eric kept telling me "How many people get the opportunity to work and bring their babies?"...He's so right. I didn't actually get more than 1 1/2 hrs of uninterrupted work time and didn't feel as productive as I could've been, but I was at peace having my baby with me. :) I don't know when I'll actually start leaving Addisyn...I guess whenever it stops working out having her there.
Tuesday was date day with Allison and Lilyana, of course! We met for lunch at the mall, which was great b/c we were able to eat and do some shopping and only had to get the girls out of the car once!! It was pretty funny though b/c Addisyn and Lilyana were a tag team at screaming the whole day. One would start crying and when she stopped the other one would start! It came time for the girls to eat, but of course Ally and I were not done shopping so we did what anyone would do (joking)...we sat in the car together with our flashy hooter hiders and nursed! Following that was a trip to Once Upon A Child (where I got a Bumbo seat for $15...I'll have to post a pic of Addi in it), and of course we finished up the day with HUMONGOUS brownie sundaes from The Daily Grind. Fortunately the babies were sleeping by then so Allison and I enjoyed gaining back our baby weight in one dessert. :) Good times....good times...
Wednesday UGH!!! As soon as Addisyn woke up on Wednesday morning I knew it was not going to be good. The poor thing was stuffed up and basically she SCREAMED ALL DAY!!! I just had to walk around and bounce her, which was exhausting and kinda frusterating since I had a mental to-do list of stuff I wanted to get done around the house. Anyways...Wednesday was screaming day...let's move on....
Thursday Today I just decided that Addisyn and I were going to take it slow since she's got a little bit of a cold. I threw my to-do list out the window and was determined to just cuddle my pitiful baby all day! It actually turned out to be a great day! Addisyn just sat with me and she slept most of the day!!! At one point I laid her on the couch next to me and we both fell asleep. I think it was only my second nap since she's been born! I pretty much watched TLC all day long, thanking God during every Baby Story that Addisyn was in my arms and all that labor and delivery stuff was behind me!! It was so nice to rest (and have Addi resting) and just release myself from trying to do too much.

Today finished up wonderfully with my husband showing up with flowers, a card, and tons of chocolate for me!! Just because i'm a great wife and mom, ya know?!?! It was soooo sweet of him and it made me cry! He's an awesome husband, a great daddy, and my best friend! I'll keep him around. ;) I'm hoping he'll keep me around after I get fat b/c of all the candy he brought me!!! I love you E!!

Tomorrow we go back to, my hubby and my baby! I'm very lucky!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Back on the Grind

So tomorrow I start back work. It's really only 2 days a week so not too bad (but those two days are loooong hours). I was working as the Finance Manager @ ole' Feyer Ford before I got pregnant...6 days a week! I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot and got to interact with every customer!! Once I got pregnant though (after the 3 months I took off b/c of sickeness), I couldn't handle so many hours and my hormonal, emotional nerves could not handle having to deal with all the customers (lol...the thing I enjoyed before pregnancy was the thing I couldn't take during it)!! I mean, I love people, and I love meeting Feyer Ford customers but when I was preggers I just didn't have the energy to deal with explaining paperwork, answering a million questions and then dealing with the small percentage of customers that you just couldn't make happy no matter what you did. Now, I work back in the office doing title work and reporting all our sales to Ford Motor Co. At least that's the bulk of my job... I've given myself the title of "Problem Manager" b/c that's really what I do. Whenever there's some sort of vehicle ordering, sales reporting, contract funding, title, inventory, etc problem...then I handle it. =)

I'm soooo nervous about leaving Addisyn! Not because I don't think she'll be taken care of, I mean, she'll be staying with my mom one day a week and Eric's mom the other the Grandma's will take good care of her for sure! I'm more nervous for me! I'm gonna miss her sooo much and i'm worried she'll miss me. :) She's gotten pretty attached to her Momma. I'll make it though. The first week or so i'm just going to bring her with me. I'm not sure how much work i'll get done, but it will make the transition easier.

All in all, i'm looking forward to going back to work a couple days. It'll give me something different to do and it's "intellectually stimulating"... all the details keep my brain sharp. Oh yeah, and the paycheck doesnt hurt either;) If anyone reads this, say a prayer for me as I leave my baby!! Here are some pics of Addi at Feyer Ford... (various ages...all out of order;) )

A slacker on so many levels

So, yes, right now I am a slacker on so many levels! Eric is outside cutting the grass and I just told him I was going to come inside to pick up the house. Well, once I was inside I thought..."hmmm...I could just relax today and pick up around here tomorrow when Eric's back at work and I don't have anything going on"...then I remembered "IM GOING BACK TO WORK TOMORROW!!!" AHHH!!! After remembering that, I was convinced that I was going to clean up b/c I didn't want to leave and have to come home to a messy house tomorrow! All good in theory. As I was contemplating my newfound mission, I decided to help myself to the last piece of eric's birthday cake. Thank God ive finally finished that's been such a temptation! LOL!

Basically it all went downhill from i'm blogging and putting new music on my iphone.
The house sits with baby stuff scattered from one end to the other...but you know what??? I've spent every spare minute of my whole week trying to keep baby stuff picked up and its just not worth it today. I've justified in my mind that if I am going to start back work tomorrow it's probably better that I just relax today anyways.=) Continuing with the slacker theme...I really wanted to write a blog about the things i've been doing lately and put up some new pics of Addisyn, or maybe some pics of the pumpkins and mums I bought to decorate for fall, but Nope...too lazy for that.

So here I sit...being lazy...bloggin about being lazy...downloading music...facebooking...and enjoying every minute:)