Friday, August 27, 2010

3 months old

I am late on this post because of the move but my baby girl is 3 months old! She is growing so fast and is so precious. She smiles all the time and it melts my heart. Sometimes I wish time would speed up so she would be sleeping thru the night and things would be easier, but then when I pick her up and realize she is bigger or she grows out of a diaper size or an outfit doesnt fit anymore I take it all back and want her to stay little and slow down!

Blog Challange #22

Give advice about something.

I dont consider myself an expert on anything but here are a few of my opinions. :)

1. Dieting, even if you want to lose weight you must still love yourself if for nothing else but what is on the inside, because hating yourself and being depressed is not good motivation. Also spoil yourself every once in awhile.

2. When you are a mom make time for just YOU! Even if it is as small as taking an extra long shower. If you don't take care of yourself how can you take care of others?

3.Take chances no matter what people say. Do what you feel is right. If I did what "everyone else" thought was right I wouldn't be married, have my kids, or have the life that I have and love now!

4. Parenting, we as parents will never be perfect and we all make mistakes but sometimes we do get it just right and those are the moments that we instill something special in our children that they will take with them for life.

5. Hug your kids....all the time! I tell my kids I love them so many times a day I can't count, and hug them repeatedly. What if something happens tomorrow and you wished you could hug them again? I wasn't told I love you by my parents, hardly ever, growing up and now I will tell my kids all the time!

Blog Challange #21

The challange is to let out what is on our minds! What is on my mind is the same thing that has been on my mind a lot recently. I think about family. I feel cheated to have the parents and grandparents I have. Which sounds really harsh, even to me, but that is how I feel! Why do I have a mom with the problems she has, who has caused so much trouble in my life and my siblings lives, and who has never made me feel loved? I know many people are not blessed with a great family, and I am not alone. I do however feel blessed and truly greatful for my brother and sister, and when many other people in our family let us down atleast we have each other! :) I can say going dealing with my parents recently teally has brought my brother, sister, and I closer together.
What has brought this on? My mom's family had a reunion in TN recently and my brother refused to attend, for obvious reasons. This somehow prompted my mom to show up at his house ranting and then to call me and leave me a voicemail saying very hurtful things, which at this point does not surprise me. Then she RSVP's for my sister's baby shower and we find out (the day of the shower) that she has no intention of showing up. She just called to be cruel! WHY?! I ask myself why she does many of the things she does all the time. :(
I will add the shower was beautiful and my sister and baby 'M' were surrounded by love and people who care about them, and my mom missed out on yet another important moment in life, so who missed out?......not us!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Moving home!

We are moving...yet again! This time however, we are hoping it is our final move or atleast for a very long time. We are moving back to our hometown. Going back to where Eric and I grew up, where most of our friends our, and where we will be close to family is a welcome and exciting change! We knew we wanted to be back near family and having our 3rd kid solidified that. Having 2 toddlers and an infant is a definite challenge without a support system. I think some of what they say is true, it does take a village. :) Plus we feel like we miss out on so much. Now I will get to be near friends and have some adult interaction. My sister is having her first child and that is HUGE. After many roadblocks and trying fertility issues, she is having a baby girl in October. I want my kids to grow up with their cousin and I want to be there to spend time with my sister, her husband, and my new niece! This is also much needed for Eric and I, to be able to even have a date night or time alone, even if it is just once a month. It is definitely going to be a journey and in the end I hope it helps give my kids some roots where they are surrounded by a support system where they feel loved and happy! Eric got an awesome new job as a manager working for a farm in Ohio, and in 2 weeks we will be saying goodbye to Kentucky.