Friday, October 4, 2013

Falling Behind

Wow! It's been almost a year since I last posted to this blog.  I have let life get in the way and have not been keeping up with things like I should.  So much has changed since last November.  We've welcomed our baby girl, Celie, into the family.  She's going to be 9 months this month!!!  And Micah is such a smart little boy.  He amazes me by how much he knows already.  We are in the midst of potty training and it has gone pretty much like everything else with him.  When he decided it was time to do it, he did.  He went almost immediately to "big boy" underwear and has very few accidents.  I'm so blessed.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Jerry Turns One

Micah and I decorated this smash cake for Jerry's birthday. Decorating a cake with an 18 month old makes for some memories.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Adding to the Family

We are very excited to announce we will be adding a new member to the family in February 2013!  We've known now for 4 1/2 weeks but just recently (3 days ago) shared the news with family and friends.  I really can't believe we were able to keep this secret for 4 weeks.  There were several times I wanted to say something so badly but kept myself from telling. 

For anyone who would like to receive regular updates and thoughts on this pregnancy you can follow our blog Our Journey - Baby #2.  While I will occasionally post updates to Facebook, I won't be doing it as much as I did with Micah.  I just know too many people who have hoped and prayed to be able to experience what we have and will experience again.  I want to be sensitive to them.  They shouldn't have to see something pregnancy related every time they open FB.  I am not sure I was very sensitive to those friends' feelings when I was pregnant with Micah.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


This makes me happy.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Daycare Breaks My Heart

Micah has been in daycare now for just over a month.  It is getting so hard to drop him off.  He's really attached to me and is in a clingy stage.  He's always cried when we drop him off at day care but it seems to be getting worse.  When we pull up the drive he knows where he is and that I am about to "abandon" him all day.  He is fussing before I ever get parked.  I thought as time went by it would be easier to drop him off and he'd start being excited to see his friends for the day.  That is not the case at all.  This morning after I dropped him off I cried almost the entire way to work.  It was so hard seeing him through the window trying to be consoled by someone else (and it not working).  I feel the same way he does.  I feel like I am abandoning him.  But what other option do I have?  It's just getting harder and harder on both of us.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Work, work, work

How I wish this pretending to work part were true.

Test post

Testing mobile blogger. I am hoping I will update better using this app.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Micah and Day Care

I've really loved being able to work from home (or take Micah to work with me) on the days that Scott works.  I love that I have gotten to spend so much extra time with him, love that I didn't have to worry about waking or getting him out early, having the added stress of packing a bag daily, love that he hasn't had to be exposed to sickness after sickness, and just love the experience of having him with me.  But as he gets older and Scott's schedule changes, I have to admit that working like that is getting harder.  Micah demands more of my attention and if I turn my head for one minute he may be standing on the arm of his chair, out of the room (haven't put up the baby gate I bought because the floors still aren't complete and it requires installation), or any of a hundred different things.  I've been debating child care for the days Scott and I both work.  I honestly don't want to put him in child care because I want him with me, but at this point it would simplify my life.  I don't want him catching things from other kids, getting bit or biting, learning bad behaviors, or the added expense.  His nap time will also be messed up since he has napped at the same time for almost a year now and I know that nap time will not work with any day care he might go to.  I also don't want him to feel like I am neglecting him.  I've seen that he is entering the clingy stage and turning into more of a Mommy's boy.  But, I know time away from me and interactions with other kids will do him good.  He surely gets bored at home when Mommy can't play with him (although he does usually play well by himself) and shows a huge interest in playing with other kids.  I've checked into a couple of daycare centers I would be comfortable with.  One is a Christian center owned by a friend and the other we have several friends and family working at.  I'm still on the fence.  My head says he needs to go the days Scott works.  My heart says he needs to be with Mommy.