Saturday, May 24, 2008

Off Work

I have been off work since Tuesday with Owen and lovin every minute of it. I could totally dig being a stay at home mom if the bills would permit it. Just got our house payment and it went up 100 dollars. What the heck is that all about!!! I am really working on paying off our credit cards so we can pay off other things and I can afford to go down to three days a week. I am hoping come Jan. Maggie will want to trade me. I love being home with my baby.

My back and hips are hurting again..arms and legs tingling and hurting. I think it is from hauling Owen around all week. I am not physically use to carrying around 25 Ibs all day long..oye. Good work out though.

Wes, Owen and I went to the Zoo today. We got the Zoo pass so we can go back any time we want to and as many times. Owen was loving it. He was talking up a storm about the animals and clinging on to us for dear life. It was cute. I think he liked all the animals equally but really talked a lot about the snake that slithered right up to the glass. It was cool.

Just enjoying the next few days off work before I have to reenter the work world...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Owen and daddy..I LOVE THIS PICTURE

One of my very favorite pictures
Owen playing with his dog leash
Owen at day care eating a cookie. This was for Mothers Day 2008.
Big ole cookie smile
Look at that cheese.

OK here is my new Owen, finding his independence.

My little "Chucky"

So life is not all that simple these days..nope, Owen has become a semi-independent child. He thinks he knows what is best for him, a picky eater, hitter, hair pulling, and when tired a super loud screaming/crying, very serious child.

I have been off work with him the poor kid keeps getting sick. His latest issue was HAND FOOT MOUTH DISEASE. He seems to finally be getting over that but in the mean time his ear infection came back. Getting him to take the antibiotics is a whole new challenge now. I learned to mix them in a little bit of grape juice and he will drink it right down..that seems to make life a lot simpler then trying to gag it down him.

He is back to nursing a lot. We seem to take two steps forward and three steps back. He got sick with the hand foot mouth disease and did not want to eat because of the sores in his throat. So he nursed a lot. Now he does not want to stop nursing. So I suppose we will have to start all over. I will be worry about that though when I return to work next Tuesday. If we could afford it I would love not to ever return to work. Going there is like entering a realm of evilness....I would not mind it so much if people who worked there were a little nicer. I love waiting on the claimants. That part is great..... Not to mention I do not like the drive so normally by the time I get Owen dropped off and I get there I am in a pretty crabby mood. I really want to go down to three days a week. That would be great. I think Wes does not really feel the same way...just like I kinda want another child but not sure what Wes thinks about that either and he will not come out and tell me...makes it hard for me a little bit..oh well I guess he will have to cross that bridge eventually.

Not much else going on. Owen is still obsessed with carrying around the dog collar or leash. He is getting so big and so handsome. I really do love being a mommy.

PS for mothers day I got a beautiful necklace of a mommy and baby with lots of little diamonds in it. It is so pretty.

PSS Last Saturday Wes and I went out to see a movie. We went to see Ironman..which is really good. That was the first movie that we have seen in the theater since the weekend before Owen was born when we went to see 300. Trisha watched him. She rocks..even our dog likes her.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

What does daddy do?

I asked Owen what does daddy do and he pretend is so cute!!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Whats going on..lets see.....

Not a lot going on. Owen is doing ok. He is wheezing a little bit still but seems to be overall doing better. He also keeps sneezing up snot..its wonderful!! OK I did say that with sarcasm in case anyone was wondering. When I picked him up today from daycare he was all red and blotchy. You could tell that he had been crying and for a long time. It makes me so sad that they just ignore him. He was thirsty. As soon as I gave him something to drink he drank the entire cup full before I pulled out of the parking lot. I am seriously considering putting him somewhere else for care. It would not be that bad if I could just pick him up by four when his teacher gets off, but I do not get there sometimes until 5-5:20 so he could be thirsty and crying for an hour to an hour and a half for all I know. Its horrible!!! He is so cute. I asked him if he wanted to go NIGH NIGH and he grunts at me..I think that is a yes in his language because once he grunts I take him to the room and nurse him and he is out like a light.

Time for me to go nigh nigh..gotta get up early to go to work...oh the boringness of the working life...if only I could have my own business...then Owen could come to work with me.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

OK so I have been terrible at blogging these days

So what new is happening in our lives? Well lets see to sum it all up: OWEN HAS BEEN NON STOP SICK!! It is horrible. Every weekend he is coughing or snotting and we have to take Monday off so we can stay home with him. It has been like this since he started in the toddler room. I feel so bad for him and I am running out of leave at work. My boss tried to make me feel better by telling me that a study was done and children in Daycare are less likely to get leukemia because their immunity is so good because they have been exposed to so many things. OYE VEY!! Well thats great in the long run, what about right now. And yes right now he is sleeping and coughing, and his cough is horsey sounding. Our lives have been constantly revolving around caring for him. I am feeding him lots of good solid foods, I am still nursing and taking vitamins and I try to get him outside as much as possible for good fresh clean air. But those nasty little virus' just keep creeping in and taking over. The doctor said that there really is not a darn thing I can do differently, except put him in a bubble. Well though it sounds great, we all know that is just not practical.

He is doing great, he walks like a champ now. He says a lot of words and he can communicate very well with grunts and jesters. He has also learned that he can throw a tantrum and he will be sure to save it up for who ever made him mad at the moment..including the dog. Today I walked away from him while he was in tantrum mode and he got up followed me to the bathroom and as soon as I was back in his sight he threw himself on the floor and started crying. It was seriously so funny.

Well I am tired but will try to write some more tomorrow. I am going to start keeping a daily log so I can keep better track. Somehow the past few months have just completely slipped by and I can not even tell you where the heck they went.

OH and Sara and Chris are officially back and they live right around the corner from me. How cool is that!!!!!!