Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Jackson's stats

Here's the info from today. Jackson weighs 14 pounds and 1/2 ounce. He is still just over 24 inches long, so he's not getting a whole lot longer. Honestly I'm convinced they just don't know how to measure height on babies because it seems like sometimes they won't have grown at all, or even gotten shorter according to the dr.'s records, which is so not possible. Anyway, all is well and he handled his shots great. Cried when he got them, and stopped literally the instant I was holding him again. He's been his usual smiley self all day, even though you can tell his legs are a little sore.
Emma is 46 inches tall and 40something pounds now. I honestly forgot, and they have stopped writing her info down on a sheet for me. Having 4 kids really does wreck your brain. Anyway, she's in the 57th percentile for height and the 52nd for weight, so she is healthy and proportionate, which are the two things that really matter.
So it was a good visit and all is well for the time being here in our camp!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

what the people want

I know all you really care about are pictures of the kids, and since I just can't stand sitting here while uploading pictures, I don't do it often. And, since I don't upload a tone of pictures, I know not many of you want to read a bunch of posts about the boring events at our house. okay, so things aren't really boring, how can they be with 4 kids, but I would not describe them as entertaining. So here are a few quick updates on everyone, and then on to the pics, I promise!

-Sean's new job means he works at night, A LOT! He is still with the same company, but is doing a more technical job, which means all the work done on servers and other email technology I don't pretend to understand has to be done during non-working hours, which just so happen to be from 8pm until sometimes 2am. I am still incredibly grateful he still has a good job, it just sucks that he is spending so much of "our time" working now, especially since he is salary and he gets no overtime for it.

-I have not lost hardly any weight. Granted I'm not really trying very hard, but it's hard to accept that I have to work at it now when I never had to before. I am also hating my iud and can't wait to have it removed. I got it when Jackson was 6 weeks old thinking it would be the perfect birth control since I didn't have to do anything with it for 5 years, but I hate it. It makes me feel pregnant all the time. And we all know how much I love feeling like that.

-Emma still has a decent amount of school left because of all her snow days. But at least now she's enjoying it and she is so smart it's scary. She's loves to read and wants to do it all the time.

-Nathan is getting excited about starting kindergarten. He is already registered, and so now we just wait for August to get here. He graduates from preschool in less than a month. I will be so glad when I don't have to drive a kid to school anymore and I can just put them both on the bus.

-Megan is too cute for her own good. I have to admit that she gets away with a lot because of it too. Which is probably part of the reason Nathan picks on her all the time. She also still refuses to even sit on the potty. I'm afraid we're in for a long road with her on that.

-Jackson is such a good baby, and he's so chubby and snugly... Uggh, I just love it! He finally rolled over a few weeks ago, and now we can't keep him on his back for anything. He is such a smiley guy and has started laughing out loud some too. But usually he just gets a super big smile and squeals when he's really happy. He goes to the doctor for a checkup tomorrow, so we'll have all his stats then.

oh and a couple more things:
1-don't forget the March for Babies walk is this coming Saturday. There is still time to donate or join our team. There is a link at the top of my blog
2-a friend who had her baby prematurely last year is wanting to make a big donation to the Nicu as part of celebrating her son's first birthday. Check out her post about it here. You can contact her or me if you want to give anything.
3-We are heading to Florida in less than 2 months. I'm so freaking excited about this, even though I'm going to look like Shamu!
and on to the pics
Megan making a silly face
My nephew who just turned one
Easter Egg hunt at grandmas
Jackson says, "huh?"
all the grandkids, not everyone is smiling, but they are all looking.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Just a quick reminder that the March for Babies walk is next Saturday. There is still plenty of time to join our team or donate if you want to. Here is the link to my personal page.
I promise updates are coming soon. We've just been crazy busy lately. Here is a picture from Easter weekend taken by Brigid with Wild Irish Rose photography. She did such a great job and I can't wait to see the rest of them!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

yesterday's Oprah

ok, so maybe I'm just crazy, but yesterdays Oprah really bothered me. Yes I agree that there are a lot of things about being a mom that you just don't know, or fully understand until you are in the middle of it, but to me the show had this feel that being a mom can be so bad. None of the moms that were confessing things really did or said anything like that, but I felt like Oprah and the book writers were more focused on all the things you have to give up and how much it sucks. I'm the first to admit I'm not anywhere near the perfect mom, and that it is a very hard job, and there are definitely days I second guess myself, and I miss some of the things I had to give up, but I really don't miss the old me. Someone on there said that the old you is dead and it's so sad, but I'm kind of glad the old me is dead. I definitely wouldn't want her raising my kids. She was way to self-centered and crazy! I do agree that as moms we are all judgemental of each other and mostly of ourselves, which is sad when we could all use more support.
The other thing that bothered me was the fact that most of the women agreed with the title of the book, "I'd trade my husband for a housekeeper." Call me crazy, but I'd rather live in complete chaos and keep my husband, thank you very much. Maybe it's because I'm lucky I have an amazing husband who takes his job as a dad very seriously and helps out a ton, but I can't imagine trying to do this parenting thing completely alone. Not to mention I actually love my husband and enjoy being with him anyway.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Sorry I've been mia. My sister-in-law and I are having a garage sale today and saturday, so I've been really busy sorting through all our stuff and trying to organize for that. I was smart enough to take a picture of the mess my living room has become so that if I ever decide I want to have a garage sale again, I'll just look at that picture and save myself the trouble. I hope to make a decent amount of money to make all the work and mess worthwhile.