Random thoughts to bring you up to speed with what is going on around here:
Laurel is losing teeth. One last week, one this week. Emma is losing big huge molars. The tooth fairy is going broke and ours smiles are looking a little "spacey" these days.
Ian is getting teeth. At least I hope that is the explanation for all the the clinginess and finger chomping. I'm expecting his molars to appear sooner than later.
Oh yeah, guess who got his first haircut? Such a big boy looking neck now. He did well. He just sat in his little seat at the counter while my friend Mikelle worked her (fast) magic.
I haven't put up one single Christmas decoration yet. We have the music in full swing and the list making in full swing, and a shopping trip coming right up...but no decorating. I am un-enthused about my decorations. They feel old and disconnected, and uncoordinated, and just sort of lame. What to do?
School (at home) is going well. I am so proud of the way these girls have really taken ownership of their learning. They amaze me with their insights and inputs. I learn from them every day, and learning alongside them is really so much fun (in the most exhausting sort of way :). I'll post more details on school later.
I am still taking days on call at the birth center. Mostly the weekends. It's been two months since I've attended a birth. What's up with that? Why isn't anyone having their babies on Saturday or Sunday?
Ian is a boy. Okay, we already knew this. But, he really is a boy. He loves trucks, and planes, and motorcycles. He absolutely freaks out in a crazy dance of happy when the garbage man comes to collect our trash in his big green truck. Tuesday mornings are fun that way. I never taught him to love trucks...how do they just love "boy" stuff?
I have been struggling with some anxiety. For the first time in my life I am seeing a counselor. It is hard work but bit by bit I have a greater peace. This book has also been amazingly helpful! I'm reading it again. For the third time.
We have recently become owners of a Keurig. Um, hello? Yes, french pressed coffee or espresso tastes much better...but at 5am (when Ian wakes up) pushing a button and having coffee come out ROCKS! The girls have been slurping up their fair share of cider and cocoa too. Now we are spending approx $94 per month on K-cups ;)
Another new habit- pinterest. I've been able to resist without having had a laptop, but now....I can really get on a roll. The person who inveted an e-bulletin board...genius!
We are having a new bed delivered next week. I am beyond excited. My husband and I are not little people, nor do we have our current queen sized bed to ourselves very often (yes Ian is still nursing at night, and yes he often co-sleeps). Our current bed is too small and the mattress often falls through the frame leaving me sleeping in a crater on my side. We upgraded to a king memory foam and I just know my life is about to change- for the better. Way better.
I haven't really warmed up to winter yet. Why was it so hard to say goodbye to summer? We haven't had much snow so far. I am really hoping to go skiing. Huh, I wonder how much fun that will be on legs that are COMPLETELY mushy? I have not been exercising at all. Like not even one minute a day. I am currently sucking at carving out time for this in my life.
Thanks for welcoming me back. That's all for now. Cheerio.