These days, I don’t have enough focus to actually sit down and write an eloquent account of recent days. I’ve got that terrible mom syndrome where I go to the kitchen for a cup of water and end up changing the laundry, a diaper, feed the baby, check my email, make a template edit, and unclog the sink again before I finally remember to grab a cup and put some ice in it. The genius invention of facebook has been helping me to regurgitate my day in short spurts – micro-blogging is certainly more of my thing these days. But, I don’t want to neglect my precious blog over here, so another Randomness post it is!
Being an entrepreneur and stay-at-home mom to two babies while my husband works ungodly hours and goes to school has absolutely forced me to be stronger than I think I am. While I do love the sense of accomplishment (that others may not see, but I do) and I wouldn’t trade this opportunity to live each and every moment with my boys, I dream of the days when the kids are in school, Rob is out of school and working a cake engineering job 9 to 5, and I will have more brain power and time to pursue my passions whole-heartedly. I honestly don’t think I can even imagine what I’ll be able to achieve then – its that good in my head.
Ronnie is 98% potty trained. Yipee! Today, he had to use a public restroom 3 times because we were gone all flippin’ day – and he didn’t have one single accident. He loves boxers, but won’t touch those tighty whities – even with Buzz Lightyear on them. This means he can start preschool! I plan to enroll him sometime this week and he’ll start at the end of June. I think it will be a fantastic opportunity for him to interact with other kids, work on his speech skills, and follow directions for a change (kiddin’!).
Wade had his 2-month checkup today. Our little chunk weighs 15lbs 14oz now. He’s HUGE! That’s in the 98th percentile for his age. And I’m still completely breastfeeding him – no formula supplement at all. At my 6-week postpartum checkup, my midwife said I should bottle the stuff and sell it. She was quite impressed at how “healthy” he is. He’s certainly thriving. He may weigh a lot, but its all in proportion. He’s in the 90th percentile for his height and 95th for his head circumference. He’s got something big in store for his future. I just know it!
Ronnie rode his first roller coaster a couple of weeks ago at Busch Gardens. Okay, so it was a kid roller coaster, but it went up and down and even sideways. I was a nervous wreck, but he enjoyed it so much that he waited in line for a second ride. That’s my cutie sitting next to the handsome fella with the shades pointing at the camera.
I have changed my work routine so that I work in the morning now, rather than at night. Its so much easier just to get up with Rob at 6:00 and get things done while I’m fresh and the kids are still sleeping (more often than not, Wade is with me in the Moby wrap). Before, I worked at night once the kids were in bed. But, I was always tired myself after a hectic day and I would end up working till the wee hours of the morning – making me even more tired the next day. And the cycle continues. This new arrangement works so much better for me.
These green smoothies have been keeping me going. I’ve wanted to try it out for years, but never was brave enough until recently. Even with breastfeeding, I’m not losing weight anymore (after I dropped 25 pounds the first week after delivery). I thought maybe this would help me out, but no such luck yet. Even if it isn’t making me lose weight though, these things are around to stay. They are quite yummy! My favorite is apple, mango, spinach, strawberry, cherry, agave nectar, and almond milk. That sounds like a lot of fruit, but about half of the smoothie is actually spinach. Yum!
The summer bugs are here, so I’ve gone on a cleaning binge. It really grosses me out to see bugs in our living space – especially with the kiddos. So far, we’ve had ants, 1 roach, and a crazy influx of flies. Not sure where they are coming from, but I’ve had to break out some kung-fu-bug-killing-skills. I’ve decided to get rid of half our crap again. Not kidding in the least. I just took a whole car-load of stuff to the donation bin and I’ve got a bit more to go tomorrow. I can also finally get rid of the TA-50 gear, since its been 6 months since Rob’s ETS. Yay! I’m hoping to take some pics of our new cleaned out spaces once everything is gone. 🙂
I have a confession. I’m totally addicted to all of these one-day deal sites that are popping up everywhere. Seriously – good stuff cheap – but it means I’m buying much more than I normally would. Like this adorable organic kimono onsie. Cute and cost less than I would spend on an outfit at Babies-R-Us. I already bought the kids first stocking stuffer for Christmas – Tegu blocks 60% off. Where is the line between being a mom who is creatively working with a budget and over-consumption? I don’t know yet. I do know that I haven’t bought anything yet that I had second thoughts about or regretted. At least I’m intentional about what I’ve chosen to purchase. And usually, these purchases can take the place of something I would have already bought (like new clothes for a little boy who is growing faster than expected). And most of it is not made in China – ultra plus.
We spent Memorial Day at the beach. It took a lot of convincing to get Rob to drive down there on his rare day off, but I pulled it off. I absolutely love how being in the Outerbanks pulls some kind of drive out of me. It reminds me about what I want out of life – the ability to sit back, relax, and soak up the peacefulness. Every time we’re down there, Rob and I DREAM together. And that’s special.