Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The waiting game....:(

So I started maternity leave today, finally!  I'm due a week from today and I'm happy to be able to relax a little before this baby gets here although I'm not sure how I'm going to keep kellylynn busy all day.  Anyway, here's hoping baby knows how to read a calendar and comes out I his due date.  None of this ridiculous waiting another week and a half.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A little of this, a little of that...

I'm not really sure where to start with this post.  Not a whole lot has changed since my last post.  I'm still working, getting ready for my mat leave that I get to start in October...possibly September, I haven't really decided yet.

Olivia just turned 4, which means she will be in school this fall which is why I'm considering going on mat leave early.  She is a sweetheart most days, also really annoying other days.  She's busy growing out of her clothes and trying to convince us she needs to go shopping every day!  She loves ponies, horses, unicorns, and now just recently has decided she loves Barbie!  Yup...Barbie!

Kellylynn is busy not growing out of her clothing...lol...she's still wearing some of her 18 month stuff so hopefully I can get away with not too much shopping for her this fall.  She always gets jipped with the hand-me-downs but she doesn't seem to mind.  She's trying her best to learn what she can get away with and where mommy and daddy draw the line!  Crying at the top of the stairs just because she wants mommy to get her and not daddy, even going so far as to climb back up the stairs after daddy has already brought her down still crying she wants mommy.  Sometimes I just throw her back in bed hoping she will go back to sleep.

Baby number 3 if you haven't heard is a boy!  His name is will be Zerin Patrick Bird.  He is set to arrive sometime the second half of October...I hope...but we will see what his plan is.  Right now he is busy growing and kicking and rolling around without a care in the world.  I feel so unprepared for his arrival, not that there is a lot to do but I want to paint his room and the girls room and get it all set up for him even though he won't use his room for a while.  I want to get those little projects I've been putting off done before he comes otherwise they will never happen.

Anyway, that's what's happening with me!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Been a while!

So, it's been a long time I posted but I thought hey, why not!! Olivia is in her living room tent
watching "the incredibles" and kellylynn is sleeping, and Bryce I think is at an elders quorum meeting at church..I think. So what the heck, I have a few minutes.

My sister, who possibly knows everything since she is the first person i ask when i have any questions at all no matter what the subject, is about to have a baby, my mom just got there today to stay with her a month, she and her kids are overjoyed, me and my kids are horrified at the thought of being grandma-less for a whole month!! We did it last year though, so I guess we can do it again.

On another note, I've been dying to announce this and for the number of people that read this I think I'm safe in announcing, I am pregnant with baby #3!! We are so hoping its a boy I can't stand that I have to wait till 18-20 weeks to find out which it is! I am only 5 weeks so I can't tell everyone yet! But I'm dying to tell everyone!

We are all good, Olivia is all registered for school in the fall Which seems absolutely insane to me...but exciting too.

I guess I should be getting her to bed now since its past her bedtime so, goodnight!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What a Riot!

I think we have children for the entertainment value! Or at least the entertainment value is what get's us through the hard parts of having kids.
So a couple funny stories.

Olivia is now in dance class, it's every wednesday night only 30 minutes but any longer and the kids would lose interest. She talks all week about going to dance class, and gets so excited when it's finally time to get ready to go. The first time she really participated she did so well! Tonight they started learning a new routine to a new song and she just stood there the whole time...just smiling at everyone who was watching like she was totally oblivious to the fact that she was supposed to be doing something...anything...JUST MOVE! lol..it was great!

Kellylynn wakes up pretty happy these days. SHe goes to bed at 6:30pm, wakes up at 11:30pm and then again at 4:30am and gets up for the day at 7:30am. Last night though she decided she didn't want to sleep so Bryce and I were downstairs not really making fun of her but trying to make the best of the situation. So we were imagining what she would be saying if she could talk and this is what we came up with:
"mommy, mom...HEY MOOOOOOOM....ARE YOU AWAKE?? CAN YOU HEAR ME?? I THINK I DROPPED MY SOOTHER, YEAH YEAH, I CAN SEE IT...I CAN'T REACH IT...HELLO?? DADDY??" (and she always cries for a minute after I go in, so then she is saying) "NEVERMIND DAD, MOM IS HERE!" lol..it was funnier last night i guess.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Nothing better to do?

Okay, imagine your husband is off playing with friends tonight and your children have been in bed for 4 hours...yes both of them went to bed so early tonight...6:30 and 6:45...what would you do with your time??
All I can think of to do is watch random episodes of old tv shows I used to watch and fold laundry...i am so sad sometimes...not that I have actually folded any laundry (I HATE folding laundry, actually it's not so much the folding as it is the putting away!). Just thought about it :) lol!
That's all for today!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Daddy's Little Girl (nightmare)!

So, everyone who knows my family knows that Olivia is a daddy's girl! Daddy is her favourite person in the whole world, he is better than everyone! In fact, he is probably better than everyone else combined and multiplied by 100! Usually it's not a big deal, when he's home she is happy, when he is not home, she deals with it and finds something else to occupy her until he comes home but today...today was different!

Today, Olivia had a terrible cold! She was up a lot through the night (bryce got up with her every time, I never even heard her), and when she woke up in the morning she went straight for daddy again. But when daddy left for work...I have never seen a sadder child! She went from being sick but dealing with it to a complete and utter meltdown. It was insane!! But that's not all, first he left to take the van in for service, then he came back by the shuttle to get his work van so he could leave for work and Olivia noticed he was home, so when he left again she had another meltdown. Eventually she fell asleep on the couch for more than an hour, which was really good, I think she felt a little better (cold wise, not the missing daddy part) when she woke up.

I couldn't do anything for her, i asked her "olivia, are you hungry" and she said "no uh, uh, I want daaaaaaddy" (imagine that being said in the most annoying, "i'm about to have another meltdown" voice you can think of) over and over and over again!

Thankfully Bryce made a big sale at work and decided he was done for the day at 2pm, so he came home and saved me from our 2 year old!

She was still whiney but nothing like she was before he came home!! Then she went to bed at 6:30pm...2 hours early!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sleep Baby...SLEEP!

Okay so Kellylynn has never been the best sleeper...at least not in comparison to her sister...actually not in comparison to any baby! I realize that part of that is my fault, I think when Olivia started showing such strong preferences for Bryce that I felt like I needed to make my second one love me best! Which happened so far, but meant that she is having a very hard time going to sleep without me since that was our main bonding time.

Anyway, she is almost 9 months old now and still not sleeping through the night. In fact, for the past week or 2 she has been going to bed at 7-7:30pm and waking up again at 10:30pm. For a few nights it worked to just go in and lay her back down on the bed with her soother, it took a couple times but she would go back to sleep. Then last night, everything CHANGED!

She woke up at 10:30, I went to lay her back down and she was up again before i could get out of the room. So I tried again, nope, not the second time, third time, fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh time either. Really, what the heck do I do now?? So I picked her up and fed her till she went back to sleep, but to my digust/discouragement/devestation, as soon as she finished eating she opened her eyes and started SMILING at me! Smiling, playing with my hair, the buttons on my shirt!! Never a good sign when you are wanting your child to go to sleep. So, hoping for the best, I just put her back in bed...yeah, that was not a good move..talk about an angry child. The rest of the night consisted of Bryce and I taking turns rocking with her till she started to dose off, attempting to put her down and having her scream at us all over again.

I think saying we got 3 hours of sleep is an exageration of how much sleep we actually got. It was awful! You know that point when you start to have thoughts and feelings that you feel guilty about, even though you would NEVER EVER act on them EVER? Yeah those feelings were the ones going through my mind. It was terrible! I was actually afraid for my childs life for a minute.

At 5:30am I finally got her back to sleep and she was up at 8am. Morning nap time came and went, afternoon nap time came...I tried to put her down but was so frustrated with her that I just could not make it work. Bryce took her and rocked her for a good half an hour before she finally went to sleep...the whole time they rocked she screamed herself to sleep. Right then we decided that tonight would be night she would learn to put herself to sleep...AGAIN! I feel like I have taught her this before, but then she was sick, and then she had a nasty cough etc etc etc etc!

It's been an hour and a half, she is starting to taper off with the crying, I want to go check on her but at the same time I know if she sees me it will just start all over again. So we are occupying ourselves watching Dispicable Me, bryce is playing WOW and we are just waiting. Thankfully Olivia is a very heavy, sound sleeper! She has slept through the whole thing!