Baby Boy

  • Baby Boy,  My thoughts*

    Refreshed*

    Oh, how I needed this week. I’m probably going to curse my luck by writing this, but this has been a perfectly uneventful week and it has been marvelous. We have gone seven days without sickness, mishap, bad news or bad luck and it has been such a refreshing change after the week we experienced prior to this. It was like the universe threw everything possible at me during my first week of maternity leave, but now it’s (hopefully) behind us and we are enjoying a little reprieve before the baby arrives. I sat on my deck, watched an obscene amount of TV, played with my kids, made it out…

  • Baby Boy,  My thoughts*,  Weebean*

    Moving Forward*

    Thank you so much for all the messages and love that you sent after I posted about Ruby’s febrile seizure last week. A number of people have asked me how she is now, and I can honestly say that you would never know how unresponsive she was a week ago to see her today… right now we are in the backyard and she is using our little “fishing pool” to wet her feet so she can make foot paintings on our deck. She’s perfect. She has one more day of antibiotics from her ear infection, but she has been fever-free since last Friday. I, on the other hand, am still…

  • Baby Boy,  Complaining about something*

    Things I’m Looking Forward To*

    Yesterday was a bit of a challenging day for me. It started off so lovely, then Hank had meltdown after meltdown and by 1:30pm I was exhausted and passed out of my bed. I never nap anymore… for the most part I find it just isn’t worth it. When I nap I never sleep well at night, but after three nights of interrupted sleep (Hank’s version of helping me prepare for the bebe) I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I paid for it later as I tossed and turned for an hour at bedtime but those glorious, peaceful, meltdown-free 90 minutes I napped were worth it. My energy just isn’t…

  • Baby Boy,  My thoughts*,  Teaching*

    My First Week of Mat Leave*

    I am officially on maternity leave. The last three months have been a complete and utter whirlwind. As I write there is a (not-so) small boy kicking away in my belly. Today I am 37 weeks pregnant, and I am so glad to finally have some time to get ready for this baby. Between work and being slightly tired from this pregnancy I haven’t had much time or energy to do a whole heck of a lot. There were moments when I wasn’t sure I was going to make it to the end… two weeks ago, when I was buried underneath piles of term marking, two class sets of ISUs…

  • Baby Boy,  Complaining about something*

    Still Figuring Things Out*

    How does everyone do it? I have found it incredibly difficult to try and squeeze time in for writing since the arrival of Hank the Tank. It’s not that he has been a difficult baby–quite the opposite, really–but it just feels like I always have something I should be doing. It’s been a challenge to try and keep my house from looking like  a complete disaster, cook meals, play with my kiddos and spend time with the Hubster. And yet I follow some amazing women who seem to manage to raise their kids, keep their houses somewhat together and find time to write, so I know it’s possible. I just…