Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What She Wore Wednesday



We had a repeat today of this outfit

She tried to spice it up by putting her shirt on backwards. That was corrected before she walked out the door.

On another note Shrek has learned the art of blubbering. He thinks it's very funny to blubber on EVERYTHING!

video
my first attempt at uploading a video! Hope it works for everyone...


I have one of him blubbering on my leg as well, but I can't find it right now. Mr. Hubs and I will wake up in the middle of the night to hear Shrek blubbering on something in his crib and cracking up about it. Mr. Hubs is grossed out by the amount of drool blubbering produces.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Recap

I've been a little absent from the blog world recently. Last week was rough. I think if one more stress had come into my life last week I was going to run away. I don't handle stress well.  I may have mentioned that Diva was very sick a few weeks ago. Very sick. I took her to see Mr. Doctor and he said it was the RSV virus, but in older kids it acts more like a cold. He said to just watch the babies and make sure they do not have trouble breathing. Well....fast forward a week and a half. Both boys started with runny noses and general crankiness. Then THE COUGH started. It was the worst sound I had ever heard. They started coughing all day and night. I don't handle stress well, but I handle no sleep even worse. We didn't sleep for days. However, me being who I am thought that I would wait a few days and see if the cough and snotty noses would clear themselves up. I grew up in a family that did.not.go.to.doctors. I remember going to see a doctor twice in my childhood. Even now I don't go much. Well, I waited to long. By Sunday Donkey was wheezing and had a fever and completely miserable. It.was.a.long.night. Monday morning I was on the phone to the doctor. I felt terrible for waiting for so long. I drag both boys into the doctor...this is the conversation as he's examining them...
Doctor: "Well, I could do the test for RSV, but it's clear that's what it is. We need to start breathing treatments. If that doesn't help we may have to put them in the hospital. Do you know how to use a nebulizer? Do you have one?"
My Mind: "HOLY SHIT!!!! I'M THE WORST MOM ON THE FACE OF THE PLANET!"
What I really said: "No, I don't have a nebulizer and I have no idea how to use one. How long and often do they need breathing treatments?"
After patiently explaining how to use a nebulizer and going over how often and what to do he sent us on our way to a pharmacy to get the supplies. I drag Shrek and Donkey into the pharmacy to pick up the nebulizer and medicine. The woman was explaining it to me and tells me that I can't use the nebulizer back to back because it would blow the compressor. I would have to wait an hour in between. I.do.not.have.that.time.
Thankfully Nana Karen had a spare and let us borrow so that we wouldn't have to wait an hour in between treatments.
In the meantime I have purchased a Peg Perego stroller for a steal of a price off of Craigslist. I had agreed to pick this stroller up in Owasso this same afternoon. The woman was calling me while I was in the pharmacy. Ugh...I explained and promised that when I left I would be there. I still had to go pick Diva up and Aunt Bets. I was taking Aunt Bets because I didn't know this lady and I wasn't taking the risk that she was a serial killer.
Needless to say I left the pharmacy feeling very overwhelmed. My babies are very sick, I still have some stops to make, and I have court all week.  My babysitter cannot be around the boys while they are sick because her immune system can't handle it. I would feel terrible if something happened to her. She's a life line for me! Crap, what am I going to do?
I make my way to daycare and convince the lady at the front desk to bring Diva out to me so I don't have to bring two sick boys inside. I get Diva situated and head to Aunt Bets house.
Mr. Hubs calls and I lose it. I have a meltdown in the car. I went straight to the ugly cry. Crying is my outlet for a lot of things (exhaustion, frustration, anger, stress, sadness and just because I need it). Mr. Hubs hates this about me. I can't help it.
I continue my meltdown on the way to Owasso. I'm better by the time I get to the house where my new stroller is. Turns out she was not a serial killer, she was very nice and completely understood why I was so late.
I get the stroller loaded and we all head home. Mr. Hubs and I stumbled our way through the first breathing treatment with some assistance from Aunt Bets. Mr. Hubs decides to take the following day off to help me since I have court and two very sick babies. He's a saint. His mom came the next day and stayed with the boys. She's a saint too.
The rest of the week is a blur of breathing treatments and court. I was in court 4 out of 5 days last week. I was frustrated by this. Especially since I quit my job and I have been in court more lately than I was when I was working. I sent a bill this time.
So, here we are, Tuesday (I think). We have survived.
Some pluses are:
*that I found a very inexpensive babysitter that was fantastic and a life saver last week.
*My mother called yesterday. I guess she's talking to me this week. 
*I have made some important decisions about my parents. I can't keep letting them keep my life in chaos like the last month has been. 
*I don't have court this week. 
*All three of my babies are feeling better and Mr. Hubs and I have gotten a little bit of sleep. 
*I have some really fantastic friends and family.
Next week is shaping up to be a very busy and traumatic week. I will be enrolling Diva into Pre-K. 
I.am.not.ready.for.this.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What She Wore Wednesday

My oh my...Wednesday again. I'm convinced this child is destined for stardom. She thought she looked pretty hot this morning.

I don't remember if the t-shirt came from Target or Old Navy...one of the two.
Leggings- Target
Gold Sandals- Carter's

Don't worry she wore a purple hoodie over it all when she left for school.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Rambling

Mr. Hubs swears that since I quit my job that I have become more scatterbrained. I think it's true. I can't remember from one minute to the next what I was doing. I think the problem was that when I was working I was on the computer more frequently than I am now and could leave myself notes and reminders to do stuff. It doesn't work now. I've had a reminder on my calendar to call and get my dogs an appointment for a haircut since Monday. They still don't have an appointment. Maybe I should do that. Hold on...Okay, they have an appointment. One thing off my list.
This week has gone much better than last week. I've even managed to feed the babies everyday this week (baby food). Diva is feeling better and so far Shrek and Donkey have not caught her disease. Sleeping has even gone a little better this week. The little pancakes haven't flipped themselves over as much this week. Instead Shrek just lays in there talking to himself at 2:30 in the morning. I won't lie, we've turned the monitor off a few times this week because of his talking.
I've had a job offer this week for a part time position. I was tempted. The truth of the matter is that I really like staying home. I turned the offer down. I told myself I would take a year off before even considering a job. My last job was emotionally difficult and I let myself get very burned out. I stayed longer than I should have. I need a break. If I ever return to work I don't think it will be in the child abuse field. I don't have the heart for it anymore.
I had a realization this morning. These kids really slow me down! Sheesh! I was making a list in my mind this morning (very dangerous since I probably won't remember it) of what I wanted to get done. I need to go to the store and get supplies! Dang, the boys are napping. I can't just get in the car and run to get what I need anymore. I remember the day when I could just go and do whatever I wanted. I had a pang of grief for that freedom. Last night while trying to get Shrek dressed for bed the onsies I thought he had that fit were stretched so much he was popping the buttons open. So, needless to say, Shrek doesn't have as many warm weather clothes as I thought he did and he needs some onesies to sleep in. Donkey on the other hand has an abundance of clothes now. Again, my day is at their mercy. Then I have to decide if what I want to go get is worth the 3 ring circus it takes to get to the store and dealing with the stares and questions that accompany any outing. I'll probably do some online shopping for a few of my "wants."
Nothing else exciting has happened around here this week. I did a closet purge yesterday and the sad part is that you can't really tell that I cleared out 10 paper sacks worth of clothes. I did finally part with all the clothes that were too small for me. I was holding onto a lot of clothes that I wore before I had Diva--that's over 4 years. I'm not sure I will ever get back to that place. I like to eat to much and I have been making a million excuses not to exercise. Like now, I'm blogging instead of getting my jiggly butt on the elliptical. I need to find some motivation--badly. I'll search for that this weekend.
Thanks for listening to my random rambling....hope everyone has a good weekend. I'm going to try to remember what I had planned to do this weekend.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

What She Wore- Yesterday


Obviously I didn't get this posted last night. I forgot to take a picture of her before she went to daycare. I did get a picture of her in her dance outfit. She thought she was hot stuff!

Pretty sure it's all from Target.

On another note. I went to Old Navy today. I heard a rumor they had some cute spring dresses. I played dress up with Shrek and Donkey while I was there.

He wasn't too thrilled about it.

He didn't mind. He also looks just like my father in law in this hat. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

TGIF

Happy Friday...it's been one of those weeks. I am glad to be D.O.N.E.
Today started off on a high note. I had good news last night about my dad. Yay.
My mom talked to me yesterday. However, today she is back to not speaking to me. *Sigh*
The little pancakes slept all night (after 2am- trust me that's progress) and didn't get up until 7:30!!! Whoo...
Then things went down hill. 
I had to be at court bright and early- yuck. It was the 3rd time for 2 different issues this week. Then my hearing today was passed--again. Boo. 
Diva still had a fever this morning. We are on day 4. I thought there was some hope this afternoon. It seemed to have broken, but 2 hours later it was back up to 102. AAAAHHHH!
Shrek has joined ranks with his sister and has a cough and runny nose. I'm expecting Donkey to join up soon.
Donkey started screaming at 2:30 this afternoon and did not stop until bedtime. It was bad enough at one point I decided to put him in his bed to scream at his mobile. I thought that was better than throwing him.
I love my kids and being a mom. I just don't like it every day. Today was one of those days.
I'm hoping the weekend is kinder to me than the week was.

TGIF everyone!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What She Wore Wednesday

I can't make these things up...she is definitely creative.

Jacket- H&M
Dress- thrift store find
Pink Shoes- Target (I think?)
Red Socks- Target
Bows- Hobby Lobby

She was very proud of this outfit and was so excited to have her picture taken.

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Very Merry Unbirthday To You!

Oh my...those boys are 6 months old. It went really fast. It seems like just yesterday they were this size...
I have to say over all that it's getting a little easier. I don't know if Mr. Hubs and I are just adjusting or it really is getting easier. The boys are happier these days. I am so thankful for that. This past Friday I loaded babies and 2 friends up in the swagger wagon and we took off to OKC for the day to have our hair done. Shrek and Donkey were perfect angels ALL DAY LONG!!! They slept a little in the car on the way up there but otherwise they were up all afternoon and never threw a fit or got upset about anything. It was AMAZING! These boys still take 3 naps a day and to go all afternoon without one is just unheard of.
Today they went for their 6 month check up and shots. I hate that they have to have shots. But, I know that it keeps them healthy. I had Nana Karen go with us this morning. It is much easier to go to the doctor with an extra set of hands. Whew! It made a world of difference. *Thanks Nana Karen!*
Big Boy Shrek weighed in at 19 pounds this morning and 27" long. He is a CHUNK. He is also one of the happiest little boys I have ever seen. He is all smiles and drool....oh my the drool! He is still "that kid" that has to wear the bib 24/7 and still manages to get his shirt soaked. Over the last month big boy has started rolling both directions. HALLELUJAH!  Now if he would start doing that in the middle of the night Mommy and Daddy would be much happier so we wouldn't have to go flip the little pancakes 100 times a night. We are still working on sitting up by ourselves. I know we will get there soon.
Little Donkey weighed in at 16 pounds 7 ounces  and 26" long this morning. He is still tiny compared to his brother. I always tell him he may be small, but he will always be the oldest. Donkey has really gotten chatty over the last month. He has found his voice for sure. He is one of the most laid back babies. Nothing much ruffles his feathers (except when he's tired) and he rarely cries. Donkey has his finger stuck in his mouth all the time. Just one finger stuck in the side of his mouth. It's cute. Donkey isn't rolling over both directions yet, but I'm pretty sure we are days away from that accomplishment. He can sit up on his own better than his brother. Well, really he just leans over on his legs. I'm not sure it could really be called sitting up. Donkey LOVES baby food and eating from a spoon. He yells if I am not fast enough with the good stuff. He and his brother definitely favor the orange foods over the green foods.
I can't believe my babies are 6 months all ready!
I think the next few months are going to bring lots of milestones and lots of work for Mommy. Both boys are already pulling up on all 4's and rocking. YIKES...it's not going to be long.

A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words

Well...Mr. Hubs has been at it again. We took Shrek and Donkeys' 6 month pictures yesterday. We (ha! Mr. Hubs) took these in the middle of our living room. I think he did a fantastic job!
Owen aka "Donkey"

Olivia aka "Diva"
Carter aka "Shrek"



Let me know what you think...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thanksgiving Thursday

I haven't done one since January!!

Thanksgiving Thursday is a time to be thankful for what you have in your life...even when you are having a really bad week, take a minute and reflect on the good. 


Today I am thankful for...
Thursday Laundry. I have 3 kids and a husband. There is a lot of laundry. I typically do it 2x a week. I like my "Thursday laundry" because I usually only have a few loads to wash and I can get it done pretty quickly. Dorky, but it makes me happy.
My voice. My family life has been in turmoil recently. I have had to discuss going to a nursing home with my parents. It didn't go well. Things were said on both parts. I am not someone who typically speaks her mind or stands up for herself because I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. I am thankful that in this situation I was able to speak my mind and say the difficult things that needed to be said. This resulted in my mother not speaking to me anymore, which hurts, but I am thankful I was able to face the situation and say what needed to be said.
Sunshine. I am lovin' these warm sunny days. I am not a fan of winter. At. All. I prefer warm weather and lots of sunshine. 
Those Boys. They are 6 months now. Things are getting a little easier. They are trying to crawl. I'm really going to be in big trouble then.


What are you thankful for?



Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What She Wore Wednesday

Two blogs in one day...I'm outta control!

My pictures are a little blurry. I'm sure it's the computer's fault it couldn't be user error. The little Diva went somewhat normal today. The jeans are her "most favorite pretty pants." They are getting a little to snug. I don't know what will happen when we can't button them anymore! It will be a sad sad day around here.

Pants and shirt: Children's Place
Cowgirl Boots: Target
Hair detangler: Target
I Pod: Santa Claus (he's a sucker)



She went normal looking for the day. Tonight when she was getting dressed for dance lessons she walked out of the room in Rainbow Bright striped tights and a black/purple starry leotard. I should have taken a picture of that! I convinced her to change. It was that bad.

The Dilemma of a M.O.M.

Ideally I try to go to the grocery store in the evenings after Mr. Hubs comes home and all three of the kids are in bed.
Realistically I'm tired at night and it's easier to lug Shrek and Donkey to the stores so that we can do our errands in the day.
This being said....I have a problem. When I have major shopping to do I will "wear" one baby and put the other one in the cart. When I have a small list I will put both boys in the cart, somehow. 1.) because it is a pain to take a baby out of the car seat and wrangle them into the carrier. 2.) they are HEAVY!

Today we had to go to Sam's (we needed formula!) and then to Target to get a few things we had run out of. I'm really glad my lists were short because this is what I faced today....
Sam's Club
Target

Carts are not exactly made for multiples. It makes shopping difficult.  Where do I put my stuff!?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Old Friends Make The Best Friends

I have been blessed in my life to have a core group of girls that I have literally known since before Kindergarten. We have all gone our separate ways over the years, but have always managed to remain good friends and stay in touch. Facebook helps with this a lot! No matter the distance my love for these girls has never changed and when I get an opportunity to see one or more of them it is a Big Deal!

In January my friend Mitzi had a beautiful baby girl- Addie. Just in time for the Blizzard of 2011 and Oklahoma shut down. I have been DYING to meet Ms. Addie. But, due to life, twins and court I haven't been able to get my tail to Addie's house. Today Mitzi and Addie came to visit us! It was very exciting.




I forgot babies came this small!

Shrek decided to leave the group.


Donkey had a crush.

It was a really great day. Another friend even got to come over and see us for a little while on her lunch break. It was so much fun. I can't wait to do it again!