I am just not a good blogger. I was never a good writer (my english teachers tried to tell me I really sucked at it without being nice.) and I am just too busy to post everyday. I can't even keep up with my scrapbooking. I only take pictures when the moment strikes me and that does not happen often. When the kids are older it may be easier but I think I'll stick to sending out pix every now and then, and keeping in touch on facebook. Thanks for the support.
It's been over a month since I have blogged. Life is just so busy. Randy and I try to run as much as possible, but it only amounts to 2 to 3 times a week. When the weather is cooler, I may start running in the morning. I am still so tired, it is hard to get out of bed in the mornings.
The kids are doing well. Jordana has been taking swimming lessons but is on hiatis because her teacher was away. She still won't dunk her head. Kara is growing like a weed, she has her bad days, mostly because of teething. She LOVES solid food and almost never wants a bottle, and she loves school. Jordana love school too, taking music class and gymnastics. She also likes to run around with my bra on. What a weirdo!
I am looking forward to some time off in September.....
Since my last post, things have been bad and good. The girls are ok, Kara is teething very badly, causing her to be cranky and have a lot of diarrhea. She slept thru the night 3 times in the last week, so there has been progress. Sometime after the last post, I received work from my friends from high school, that one of my classmates lost her 3 year old daughter. The pain I felt when I heard that was almost too much to bear. No mother should ever have to bury her child.....no matter what the age. I am not sure of the final cause of her death, but there was double pneumonia and E. Coli. Awful and tragic.
I made it thru my 10 days stretch and setted into my 4 day weekend, then, BOOM, just when I was starting to get up from the last kick in the gut, I was kicked down again. The 17 year old son of one of Randy's best friends (his business partner's brother), was killed in a car accident early saturday morning. Gerald, the dad, was in DC when it happened. If this is God's way of population control....I'm becoming an athiest.
Tonight, Randy was at the wake when more disaster struck. One of Christopher's football team mates was leaving the funeral home, turning onto the 2 lane road, when he was t-boned. Randy's partner Jesse was outside taking a cigarette break when it happened. It's a good thing, because the truck was on fire. Randy looked outside with everyone else and saw Jesse smashing the window in to get the kid out. As Randy ran outside to help, he saw Jesse pull the kid out and not 30 seconds later, the truck blew up. Jesse saved this kid's life. He was burned pretty badly and was life flighted because the nearest hospital was too far to drive. Jesse has some cuts and minor burns but will be ok.
Please let this be the end. Our hearts need time to heal.
Randy and I started to walk/run. We are really out of shape. Pregnancy caused me to be LAZY!!! We go out on the mornings that I am off. We've done a lot more walking, than running, and I always end up with a headache after...but we are determined to keep it up. This morning we saw around 30 turtles under the walking bridge on the green belt. A few of them were huge!!! We also saw a snake. The snake didn't scare me, Randy grabbing my arm did !!! Today we may have over done the distance, we think we went 2 miles (I left my pedometer at home). On Tuesday, we will go back to 1 mile, with the goal of running more of the mile each time. I am hoping to lose the extra 10 pounds sitting on my belly. Hopefully Randy will lose weight and his sleep apnea and snoring may disappear (wishful thinking). We are also hoping to increase stamina so we can keep up with the kids!!!
Kara is teething badly, which has caused her to be a poor sleeper yet again.....will I ever get 8 hours of sleep again?
Kara is so funny sometimes. She is generally a good baby, but her experiences with teething are a bit worse than Jordana's. She seems to be more sensitive and she currently has some sort of blister on her gums. It doesn't seem to bother her and her appetite has not waned. She just seems to cry a bit more than usual. She also has woken up earlier in the morning than usual. She'll fuss and cry, then she'll look at you and this big grin shows up on her face. She can be a bit dorky, but we love it!!!
We went to visit BeBe in Waco on Saturday. It took about 3 hours to get there with one stop. Kara slept most of the way and Jordana watched Ice Age an Ratatouille on the DVD player. BeBe was very excited to see us. She got a "pink slip" from the nursing home for a day pass, so we wouldn't have to go to the nursing home. Jordana was a bit hesitant at first, but she was a trooper and gave BeBe a hug. She took an instant liking to Aunt Debbie, who sent her home with a bag of toys.
(Jordana takes horrible pictures....she says CHEESE and closes her eyes or looks away.) Kara was great the whole time, but fell asleep the second we clicked her buckles in her car seat. She was exhausted. She sat in the infamous rocking chair that BeBe's grandaddy made for her. I have pix of Jordana in it.
The drive home was ok. Kara was a bit fussy, due to her teeth, but we stopped in Magnolia for dinner and headed home. Both kids were in bed and out like a light!! It was a long day but a trip that was overdue. BeBe needed to meet her second Great-granddaughter!
By Wednesday, the world has almost righted itself. Kara woke up fever free. Although Jordana had a fever on Tuesday night...totally random...she was fever free on Wednesday as well. Both went to school...I got a hair cut and ran some errands. NORMALCY!!! Kara is still not sleeping thru the night but at least it is not a 3 hour ordeal. She still has not crawled yet. She tries so hard but give up easily and cries...hope this is not a glimpse of her future personality. Jordana did everything early and quickly (except potty training) that I took it for granted. As for potty training....we have enlisted Primrose's help. We send Jordana to school with undies and plastic panties...and let them do the work. Jordana did great on Wednesday....then proceeded to poop in her pants at home Wed night, right after Randy asked her if she needed to go potty. Yesterday, she had a pooping accident in school but woke up dry after her nap. Last night she peed on the potty and was accident free, but woke up with a dirty pull up. She peed in the potty this morning.....things are looking up. I am a bit worried about the weekend, with Randy being alone for 4 days while I work. We'll see. As for other things, currently reading Mary Higgins Clark new book, tried to catch up on sleep and scrapbooking (failing miserably there). I was sad to hear of the horrible fire at Gallery furniture last night, but I know Mac will recover. I'm glad So you think you can dance is back...but I hate Sonia!! I thought she was going to have a BIG O right there on TV last night!! Hope all is well in your world!!!