|I had to sneak in to see if she was actually sleeping on her bed or where she fell asleep|
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Monday, August 1, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
On Sunday my head hurt so bad. I can't remember the last time I had a headache so bad in my life. I came home from church early and was in tears... note to self, crying does not help a sinus pressure headache. Monday wasn't much better, but I think that might have been due to the fact that we were outside playing all day and the sun really doesn't help with a headache.
Today I am finally starting to feel like a normal human being again!
Saturday, May 28, 2016
It was a pretty great day. We hardly ever decide to do anything last minute, so this was a fun change. To top it off, Scott even made dinner and cleaned the kitchen.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Lacey has had a cold for the past few days and is now in the lingering cough phase. Last night we had a dinner with our Landlord and a bunch of his tenants. Lacey had a cough, but we didn't think too much of it until we were on our way to the restaurant and she started throwing up. At first it was just a little, but then it was everything! Every time we gave her a sip of water it would come back up. We were driving one of our neighbors so we decided to go and just tough it out. We figured it wouldn't be a problem since Lacey was as happy as could be after that and her stomach was completely empty by that point.
We decided to give her a couple pieces of bread to see if she would be able to keep it down. Nope. Then a little water. Still didn't keep it down. We had already ordered our food but I didn't think it was a good idea to stay much longer so I asked a neighbor to give Scott a ride home so I could take Lacey. Luckily we were on the look out, so every time she threw up we caught it in one of their little to go trays. I had a couple in my hand when I walked out just in case I needed them on the way to the car.
Fast forward to today. Lacey was so happy when she woke up. She ate breakfast like a champ and she was being so cute. We decided to go to the Zoo with one of our friends. She loved it and was in a great mood the entire time. Then on our way home she started coughing. I was worried it would turn into throwing up so I handed Lacey one of the trays that we used the night before (a clean one). She did her best on the drive home to throw up into the tray but she doesn't quite understand the whole concept of holding the tray horizontally instead of vertically. She threw up into the tray and it just ran down and into her lap. When I got home she was covered, the car seat was covered, as soon as I picked her up I was streaked with throw up. I got her cleaned up and down for a nap.
I was so stressed out about how I was going to make it to my nanny job in a little over an hour. I hurried and took off her carseat cover and washed it the best that I could in the sink and then dried it. I was just so overwhelmed and I was still covered in Lacey's vomit. Then I texted the parents and asked if any other arrangements could be made. They are the most amazing and understanding people ever. They took care of it and I was able to stay home with Lacey and help her to feel a little better. This was the first time since Lacey was born that I had tears because I was so overwhelmed and grateful. I'm just hoping she gets better soon!
Friday, May 6, 2016
Once Lacey had a few minutes she decided that she loved it. She loved the sand, and the rocks, and the water, and the other kids. She loves to be outside and playing. It was great being able to be outside and not feel freezing. We didn't even need to wear a sweatshirt! Lacey found a little cup and played in the sand for a good 30 minutes without running off. I think that is the longest amount of time that she has ever been content hanging out in the same spot. It was wonderful to be able to sit and socialize with some of the other moms.
I can't wait to take her back to the beach when we have another warm day. I am so tired of this cold weather that we have been having. It's May for crying out loud. That means we are going to skip Spring completely and be hit with Summer weather. I will probably regret saying this later, but for now, BRING ON THE HEAT!
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Scott just took his last final of school EVER. It has been a long week of studying for him, and a long week of me trying to keep my distance and not be too distracting. Now it is done, he is finished. His fourth year is just going to be clinic. He will have to take his licensure exam, but that isn't really a class test.
I am so proud of how hard Scott has worked to get to where he is today. I am so grateful that he is the one who is still in school and not me. I don't think I would be able to do what he does. He spends long days studying and working with patients and then comes home and is a great dad and husband. He helps me around the house, he changes diapers, he takes Lacey to the park. Scott is a freaking Rock Star.
I think he is going to be an amazing dentist... in a year. Weird... he's going to be a dentist. I laugh sometimes when Scott is describing procedures that he did in clinic because it is hard for me to realize that he is actually doing the procedures. He is pulling peoples teeth. He is numbing people up. He is drilling on peoples teeth. He even spends some time in Oral Surgery doing things that are even harder for me to imagine him doing. Next year about this time he will be Dr. Scott Robinson DDS. Mind Blown. How did we get so old? When did we become grown ups?
Here's to no more finals in dental school.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Today I walked into Lacey's room where she was playing and found her climbing into her crib from the rocking chair that we have in there. She wanted one of her binkies and couldn't reach it from the side so she decided just to climb in by herself. She was so proud of herself. Where do they learn these things?
Lacey went into the kitchen today and she was being super quiet, then I heard some of the cupboards opening. We usually keep the cupboards latched shut, so I wanted to see what she was getting into. She had pushed over one of our kitchen chairs to the counter, climbed onto the counter and was getting into one of our upper cabinets. Seriously?
Today she fell off the kitchen table. I feel so bad that it happened, she was playing with a spoon and a bowl at the table. I figured that I would let her entertain herself for a bit and I left the room. I heard a crash and she was screaming. Scariest thing ever, I had no idea if she hit her head, broke a bone, all I knew is that she was screaming and just wanted to be held. She is usually pretty good about telling me where she hurts but she wouldn't let go of me. She just wanted to cuddle. I checked her head a million times, but I didn't see any type of bruise or bump forming. I guess it is time to gate up the kitchen again.
This was all in one morning. Lacey definitely keeps me on my toes. Hopefully she can stay adventurous without getting into too much trouble.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
She was a trooper, she didn't fuss too much all night and we stayed out almost 2 hours past her normal bed time. Lacey isn't too fond of sitting in one place for longer then about 30 minutes, she mostly wanted to walk around and explore. Luckily we got to see 3 home runs while we were at the game. The mascot, Bernie, goes down a big yellow slide on the side of the field (Lacey thought that was pretty cool and kept asking us to take her to the slide). They also do a series of fireworks to cheer on the home run. Every time the fireworks stopped Lacey would turn to me and would ask to do it one more time. After the fifth inning we went and grabbed some Dip n' Dots. Lacey thought they were pretty great. The only problem was that she wanted to feed them to herself. Dip n' Dots don't stay on the spoon as well as normal ice ream does, so it was a little messier than I had intended it to be.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Lacey has decided that she has an opinion about everything lately. I will ask her if she wants to do something and she will think about it then usually shakes her head and says "no." Tonight, as I was putting her down to bed she asked me to sing her 1 more song. She stopped me mid-song three times wanting me to sing her a different song. Sometimes she does a great job communicating what she wants, other times she gets frustrated because I don't understand. Every day she is getting better at letting me know what she needs.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Lacey will color for quite a while in one sitting. I wish it was something that would entertain her while I could get something else around the house done, but very close supervision is needed. She loves to color on EVERYTHING... the table, the chairs, the couch, the wall, the floor. I need to keep a close eye on her and tell her, "only on the paper" every couple of minutes. She knows that's the rule too, because she always looks straight at me right before she starts to color where she isn't supposed to.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
We met some really fun girls whose husbands are going to dental school in San Antonio. They were pretty funny and we had a TON in common. We stayed up laughing and talking for forever. Every time we said we were going to bed the conversation would start up again. I hope that we keep in touch. I know it's silly. We have only known then for a couple days, but I think we could really stay good friends.
I was so anxious the whole way home to get home to Lacey. I was really hoping that Lacey would be excited to see me when I got home, but it was the opposite. Scott and her came to pick me up at one of the girl's houses and Lacey was asleep when they pulled up. I sat in the back next to her, just in case she woke up. She opened her eyes for a second, glared at me and then went back to sleep. After we got home and she was actually awake she was clingy and plain cranky. Everyone said that she was such an angel while I was away. I guess she was saving up all her crankiness for me. Either way, I am so glad to be back home with my little clan.
After 3 nights away, sharing rooms with 3 different people I am happy to be home in my own bed sharing with my one and only.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
We got to try some amazing fruit from some vendors and then we grabbed some lunch before heading back to the hotel. For lunch we grabbed some amazing gyros. They seriously were so yummy. Since getting pregnant I just don't have the appetite that I once had. I was only able to eat half of it before I threw out the rest. Usually I have Scott around to eat all of my left overs.
Then we had our closing gala. We got dressed up... sorta. I'm not huge yet, but any of my nice dresses definitely don't fit me anymore. I look huge in pictures, but really I'm not that big in real life.
Friday, April 15, 2016
From what I had heard about conference it sounded like we would have time to hangout a little, maybe go explore the city. It wasn't like that at all today. I guess we did finish up the day around 6:30 so that gave us some time in the evening to ourselves but I feel like we had not stop things on our itinerary all day long.
In the morning we were able to go listen to a lecture about fraud in the dental office. It was a huge eye opener. The lecturer had lost about 125,000 because his office manager was skimming money from his accounts. How crazy is that? Now I know that the books are something that we definitely want to be keeping a close eye on. Not because we don't trust the person who will be keeping them, but just so we can stay informed about how the practice is doing.
There were several other meetings that pretty much bored me to tears. Luckily, my friend brought her little boy to all of the meetings. He was a great and much needed distraction during some of the more boring parts of the day.
The last meeting of the day was great. I got a lot of information about the organization and what they do. I also learned a lot about disability insurance, life insurance, and loan consolidation. It was great having a meeting directed right to the student spouses, most of the other meetings were directed toward practicing dentists. The best part of this meeting is that I was able to win a prize! I swear I never win things, but this time I did. I won a Galaxy tablet! How awesome is that? It was a great way to finish off the long day.
After the meetings we went out with a bunch of girls to go get some dessert. We went to a cute little cupcake shop just down the road from the hotel. I'm not a huge cupcake fan, but they were pretty delicious. It was great being able to go out without having to worry about chasing around a toddler.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Those of you who know me might know that I don't really do well in groups larger than 2 or 3. I am pretty quiet, I don't really talk or take part in what is going on. I become an observer and just watch... I don't know why I do it, but I kind of hate that I do. I guess I do know why I do it, I over analyze everything that I think about saying, but the time the thought is approved the conversation has usually moved onto a completely new topic. I hate talking over people. I decided that this trip would be different I wanted to try and be part of the group instead of worrying about fitting in with these girls. (They all do stuff together, I have a different group of friends that I hang out with regularly so I thought they would be a little clickish)
The drive was long... longer then I thought it would feel. It might have been that the van we rented was so uncomfortable. It might have been the fact that being pregnant in general is just uncomfortable. I don't know, it just seemed to take forever for us to finally get to Cleveland. Once we got there it was just a little awkward. I almost wish I would have stayed home with Lacey. I didn't know anyone. Two of the girls had gone the year before and they knew pretty much everyone. I was a long night of observing...haha.
Before Lacey went to bed I wanted to say good night to her. So I pulled out my phone and did a video call back home. Lacey went crazy she was so sad and all she wanted was her momma. I cried again. Man, that girl really knows how to pull at her mommy's heart strings. Maybe video call wasn't the best idea. I'm glad that she missed me and my life wasn't just obsolete.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Tomorrow morning I am going to drop Lacey off with one of our friends. This is the first time that I have ever left her for more than an hour or two so I have no idea how she is going to react. As soon as Scott gets home from school he will pick her up and have her for the rest of the weekend. A part of me really wants her to be happy and have a great time while I am gone. Then a part of me, a selfish part of me, wants her to be sad and miss me. What if she realizes that she doesn't really need me. What if she is perfectly fine without me? My whole life revolves around that little girl, and I'm afraid that by me leaving she will realize that she doesn't need me.
I know it is so silly to be so worried about everything. It will only be a couple of days. I almost want to call the whole thing off, just stay home and spend the weekend with my cute husband and little girl. I'm already tearing up a little bit just thinking about leaving the two of them. I am sure that tomorrow will be even harder.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
The baby looked perfect. She was a little stubborn and the ultrasound took forever, but everything looked great. I wonder if she will look more like me. Lacey is almost 100% Scott, so I would love for this one to look more like me. Maybe as a reward for going through the whole pregnancy. On second thought Lacey is ADORABLE so I would be happy to have an even mini-er Lacey running around.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Saturday, April 9, 2016
I'm really excited about adding to our family, but I am a little scared. I'm not sure if I'm ready to already be halfway to having baby number two.
Friday, April 8, 2016
This year it is in Cleveland, we plan to all drive down together and have a good time. We leave next Thursday. It's just starting to hit me that I am going to be leaving Lacey for almost 4 whole days. The longest I've ever been away from her is a couple of hours. I'm a little sad that I won't be here for her. She will have a babysitter one day and then Scott will have her Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I'm now questioning my decision to go. Things might be a little rough for Scott, or maybe Lacey will forget all about me. Either way I kind of feel like a bad mom for leaving her.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Once we are done with school, reality will sink in and I'll realize how in debt we actually are. We will have to really crack down and a be frugal, even if we have a pay check. We are going to be in the red for a long time. I don't think I realized how poor we are going to be after this is all done. I was ignorant to think that once Scott was a dentist life would be great, we would have play money and live a more luxurious lifestyle. I know we will be comfortable even while paying back loans, but I'm still afraid of how all those loans are going weigh down on me. Right now I don't even want to think about how in debt we are, there isn't anything we can do about it at this point.
That being said, I can't wait to join the real world and stop living the student life.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016
I'm beyond tired these days. Maybe it's because I am chasing after my crazy 1 year old all day, maybe it's because I'm not sleeping well at night, maybe it's because I'm not eating enough because nothing sounds good.
I'm almost 19 weeks and still haven't felt this baby move. Maybe once or twice, while wearing some tight jeans... And bending over, I might have felt some movement. Stupid anterior placenta! I started feeling Lacey move around 17 weeks and I loved it.
Dr. Appointments are more of a hassle this time around. Am I supposed to get a babysitter for Lacey? Do I take her to all of my appointments? It was exciting with Lacey to hear the heartbeat and get all my questions answered. This time I don't really have many questions and those 5 minute appointments are cramping my style.
Apparently, my face hates me being a mom. I broke out pretty bad when I was pregnant with Lacey, and it didn't get any better after. Probably because I was breastfeeding. Then I got pregnant before I stopped breastfeeding. So I guess this mess of a face is sticking around until I'm done having kids.
Don't get me wrong, I'm super excited and can't wait to have this baby in my arms but I'm not really digging all these pregnancy side effects.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Occasionally I will get in the mood to throw everything out. I just hope one of those rare moods comes along soon, before baby #2 comes.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Today she was coloring and then she went into her bed room. We were watching another little girl too and I could hear them playing with some toys. Then it got kind of quiet. Then I could hear the sound of crayon being dragged back and forth on the wall. She was so proud of her artwork when I ran into the room to stop her. Luckily crayon really isn't to hard to get cleaned off the wall.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Lacey was actually awake for a good portion of the drive home. I am so grateful that we loaded a couple movies onto the iPad and that we charged the iPad before we left.
She was a trooper and because she missed some sleep it meant that she slept for a couple hours after we got home. Scott and I survived the day on only about 4 hours of sleep, taking different shifts with Lacey. It was such a fun trip. I'm so glad that we were able to go visit Heidi and Steve and show them how cute our little girl is.
Scott was so wonderful. He drove the entire way without a single complaint. He slept for 4 hours then he got up, unloaded the car, unpacked everything, picked up the house, and then let me nap while he played with Lacey. I'm telling you, I got lucky with this guy.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Neither Scott or I are pet people so odds are were ably won't ever have any pets for her to love on. Lacey called Oscar "offk" it was so cute. She would hear his tags on his collar jingle and call out for him.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Lacey wasn't wanting to take a second nap, but we all know that she needed one. She ended up falling asleep while sitting up on the couch. She wouldn't let me move her to the crib, but I could pretty much move her anywhere else. She cuddled with Scott for a bit, and then me, and then we put her in the recliner to finish up her nap.
It is crazy how strong-willed such a tiny person can be. She knows what she wants and doesn't give up. Right now, I don't really appreciate that she wants to make her own decisions and stick to it no matter how many times I say no or try to distract her. In the future I think that it is always a good thing to know what you want and be willing to go for it.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
Today it was in the 60s! It was sunny and beautiful! Heidi and Steve took us to a gourmet grilled cheese place in Fayetteville. It was pretty good, but I think I like just a good ol' regular grilled cheese better.
It was sunny and warm when we finished eating. We went and played a little mini golf. Once we were outside for a bit the wind really picked up. I'll take the wind of its going to be sunny and warm. I thought I played pretty well, but I got last place.
Lacey was pretty cute as she chased down balls, sat on the rocks, and tried to jump into every fountain she saw. It was a lot of fun, but Lacey sure can be a handful sometimes.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Heidi and Steve have a little dog named Oscar. Lacey LOVES dogs, so all she wants to so all day is run around chasing him, and shouting. It's actually really funny to watch. Oscar does well for the first 5 minutes but then he is a little overwhelmed by her and starts growling.
I love that lacey is so adventurous but I don't want her to learn the hard way that when I dog gets annoyed he might bite. He nipped at her once, but I don't think he really got her. It's sad to see her get so excited and then have Oscar get grumpy. He has been spending more time outside and locked in a room so Lacey can rub around freely.
Today was still cold outside. I'm so ready for warm weather! It's supposed to be in the 60s tomorrow, which will be wonderful. I just looked at the weather for Milwaukee and it isn't really supposed be over 50 until the end of April. I hate winter.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Arkansas, don't disappoint us please! We want it to get warm soon!