I feel like I’ve been a little absent from the blog lately. We are still trying to get into some new routines around here with the new year. Holiday stress doesn’t end for us at the holidays but the end is near. Once we get through January there should be some easier sailing around here….at least for a little bit….then we will welcome another baby and it will all go out the window again. Story of my life. 😉
Updates are probably somewhat boring to read since there are never stories of Caribbean vacations or pictures of skydiving adventures. Instead, our life mostly consists of work and how I will spend 2 hours meal planning and then lose my menu and forget what I bought all the ingredients for by Monday night. Or how I spend countless hours cleaning only to eat one meal and spend 10 minutes in my living room before the whole house looks like a tornado again. Yup, really enthralling reads here on the ole blog.
So we may still be busy but we have made some positive changes this month that I’m super duper excited about. I finally found a babysitter/nanny (which I think I talked about in my last pregnancy update post) and she is AMAZING!!!! Like for real….amazing. Gavin has taken to her better than I’ve ever seen and has had such a great time. She cleans while he naps, even though I never ask her too, she is always early and on time and is just the best thing I have ever done. Honestly, beyond worth the money spent. It has been nice having some time to work by myself and I’ve been able to get a lot done. I miss him terribly of course (yes I know it’s 4 hours) but its been so good for both of us, really. I also think it will help with the adjustment to new baby brother. He is very attached to me so I think some separation will help ease the pain a bit.
Secondly, we are making some changes at work that will be more positive for us and allow us to take more of an ownership role as opposed to an owner/work horse role. It’s just not working and it’s time for us to actually be able to enjoy some time off and some time to breathe for once. Change is never easy and will inevitably come with hiccups but nonetheless I think in the end they’ll be better.
The boys are back in school after a long Christmas Break and are enjoying being back on a routine. Standing at the bus stop in the freezing cold….not so much but seeing their friends again is a plus. I can’t believe we are already in the second semester and on the downward slope to summer. Ugh I can’t even fathom having a 4th and 2nd grader next year. For real…..slow down!!! None of them are doing anything extra-curricular this semester due to the baby coming and me not having time. We may do some baseball this summer and I still want to do swim lessons…..I’ll get around to that when they’re 30. Ugh.
Gavin is ornery as usual and is in desperate need of a haircut. The kids hair is out of control. Someone at the store actually thought he was a girl, even though he was wearing all blue. Pretty sure it was the lions mane forming on his head. Poor guy. He’s growing like a weed and just keeps getting massive in size. He really is going to be the biggest kid yet. Big brothers better watch out. The cutest thing happened the other day at work. We walked out and Gavin had grabbed a huge 8 foot board and was hauling it around by himself. Who needs employees when you have this guy??? Seriously, he is the funniest.
Yesterday, our propane ran out….again. We are supposed to be on a schedule but I guess the propane guys haven’t been keeping up or something. So after a huge hassle I finally got someone out here to fill it. We froze to death the whole morning and just camped out in front of the space heater on the hardwood floor. The smell was more awful than the cold I think but either way it sucked. Once the propane was filled and the valves checked we climbed in the warm car and headed out for donuts and hot coffee before the football game. For real it was amazing. I don’t know if it was the traumatizing morning or what but it was just what the doctor ordered. My arteries….not so much.
The rest of the day we spent watching a stressful game of football in our new snuggly warm heat and trying to not die of heart attacks. Today was a holiday so work was pretty stress free, which is always a good start to the week. We hit our last week in the 20’s of pregnancy this week, nursery will hopefully be done as well as a slight living room re-model and hopefully I’ll get the other 100 things on my to-do list done as well. Yea right!!
Have good and happy weeks!!!