Wednesday, May 27, 2009




Now I can go to bed. Is 8pm too early?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Update time

House Update: All paperwork has been signed and all docs have gone through (as far as we know) so as of next Tuesday, we are homeowners once again. Wanna see a picture???

We have a few little things to do before we move in, so we may take a week or so to move. And by "we", I really mean "everyone else except for me since I can barely move" :)

Which leads me to the next update... Baby Update: No baby yet. I am about as far along as I was with Squeaker when he decided to join us... which is a little bit worrisome. I am now officially in complain mode and am quite uncomfortable. This belly is rather large and when I saw my profile yesterday, I could not believe it! I would show you a picture, but my mirror broke. So, I have another ultrasound scheduled for the beginning of June to find out how things are looking for delivery. My C-section date is already scheduled, we'll see if I can make it that long. I am guessing not. Just a hunch.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that my sister and my mom threw me a baby shower. I don't know what the ettiquitte is for a 3rd baby baby shower, but it was really fun to see those that came and we played games and ate yummy food and really, what more could you ask for???

Current kid update: School is done for Squeaker and Little Man has about one more week. I am excited for summer and we have a lot going on. It will be nice to sit at home and yell at them to be nice to each other for a couple of months. Little Man is now a full blown kid. He is no longer anywhere close to being a baby, toddler, or even a preschooler. He thirsts for knowledge and looks like a 10 year old on some days. Squeaker is still managing to turn my hair grey with his sleeping troubles. He goes to sleep well at night these days (knock on wood) but nap time is horrendous. I would stop having him nap, but it is not that he isn't tired -- he will keep himself up by talking to his hands. Then, as he is dozing off, will wake himself up and go crazy just so he doesn't fall asleep. AUGHH... the worst part is, we have to pay for it later on in the day - from when he gets out of bed until we get him back in again. Periodically, Daddy will go for a jog and take him along and he will sleep almost instantaneously. Just nap already!!!!!

No other updates at the moment. I have been so busy getting things done and dealing with house/kid/work things that my body is just pooped by the time I can sit. So, I don't sit... I lie down... thus the lack of posting because it is really hard to type sideways. :) And, given that things aren't slowing down any time soon, I don't think the situation is going to improve much in the next month.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Feeling like a Parent

Instead of feeling like a mom, I am feeling like a Parent. A parent is more 'business' then a mom. This week has been filled with all these grown up and parent things to do. I have gone to a parent-teacher conference, took LM for his kindergarten shots, registered him for kindergarten, had a "talk" with my OB about the options for the final 2 months -- and actually less than that, and taken my son to the allergist. Busy week. Oh, and in addition, have been working on the final details on the home-buying front. My brain is exhausted. But, luckily it will be all over soon.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Winding down

The waiting and the waiting and the waiting leads to nothing but more waiting. Things have actually been pretty busy around here, but the waiting for the house stuff to work itself out is driving me NUTS. Supposedly we are well on our way toward closing, but the slowness of the process does nothing for me. So, here is a picture of the outside and I HOPE that I am not being too premature in posting it. I mean, it isn't officially ours... yet.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Just Slightly Post-Freakout

Buying a house is stressful. I don't remember it being this stressful last time. But then again, that was 6 years ago and pre-kids. I guess there is a lot more to worry about now. And, I guess ignorance was bliss at that point, too. Now, we know much much more (but not nearly enough) and we hope that we are still happy with our decision in about 1 year. So, here is the mini update, because that is really all I can provide given that I have a 2 year old who is managing to do everything BUT sleep (including figuring out how to ascend the bunk bed without a ladder -- not an easy task), tons of forms to complete for the mortgage and escrow companies, cleaning, and putting my feet up to do before the end of the day.

* 2 houses have now been reduced to 1 house
* Home inspection completed and the laundry list has been created
* Escrow is to close in less than a month and it seems like there is still a lot that needs to be completed by then
* Move? Seriously... you want us to MOVE? Again?????
* Woo Hoo, we are finally buying a house!!!

Seems that soon we'll be able to get ready for that lucky 3rd child of ours who is probably getting a good dose of adrenaline/stress hormone of choice each every day... perhaps more than the estimated daily allowance... Sorry our no-named Little One. :)

Friday, May 01, 2009

What? It's May???

So, after uploading some 300 pictures from my camera last night, I realized that April went by so fast and we have been so busy. But, I did find that there were some cute pictures on my camera. Enjoy: