Kaitlyn was back in school this week. Which was nice. Not because I don't love spending time with her, but because I know she needs school and I know she likes school and it means that we get the opportunity to get into a routine close to what real life is like now.
As I've posted about before, I started an Etsy store. Which has been so much fun. I love making things, sharing with people, and the opportunities that it presents. However, it is starting to get busy and I went back to work this week to start working on a mini documentary about the 1974 hostage prison takeover in Huntsville Prison in Texas, so things have been crazy busy and I need to find a balance.
Right now, I get up every morning at 6:30. I make sure laundry is washed, dried and folded and all the dishes are done. I get in the shower and try to have all that done by 7:15. Then, I get Kaitlyn up and in the shower for school. I throw on some make-up and get her out, dressed, fed, hair dried and ready to go. Then, Samantha normally gets up and I get her ready, make sure I have everything I need for the day and we get in the car. We have to be in the car by 8:10. Kaitlyn goes to school and Samantha and I go into work. I work in the office until about 11:30, I do research, compile things, transfer what work I did at home and all that jazz. Then, I head into the gym with one of my best friend's, Daphne, where we get to work out (and for me, that's not much haha), talk and all that jazz. I usually leave by 1, get Dusty lunch and get home by 1:30. Samantha is fed and I sew and prep any orders to be mailed out that day. I leave at 2:30 to go to the post office on the way to get Kaitlyn and get to Kaitlyn's school by 2:45 (if you are not 20-30 min early you do not get a parking space) to pick her up. We head home, I get her snack and she starts on homework. I get to sew until about 4:30, then I start dinner. We eat when Dusty gets home, I clean it up, and work on the DVD for a few hours until Samantha goes to bed. She is normally in bed by 8:30-9 PM, and so is Kaitlyn. Then, I sew until about 11, which is the first time Samantha wakes up to eat. I nurse her with the laptop so I can also work on the DVD, and usually I'm in bed by midnight, get her a few times in the night and start over the next day.
For the most part, it's not bad. Of course, it's Saturday, 1 PM and I haven't taken a shower yet, but oh well. I did clean the house and get a card box made for my Grandma's party tonight.
So, obviously, my time for the extra stuff (like Oregon Trail on FB, blogging) has been limited. Which stinks. But, I'm also so grateful for all the support the store has received.
So, while I have a free few moments, I get to write :)
Samantha is doing so much better. Yesterday, while I waited for Dusty's lunch order to be completed, I took her to get her ear's pierced. She cried. I knew she would, it is part of what has kept me from going. But, only for a moment and not nearly as bad as I anticipated. After, I walked with her, showed her a mirror and she was happy as can be. She has another cold, but it is a little one and she is doing ok with it. She is growing like a weed!! She has been nursing every hour for over a week now, and I think she has easily made up the weight she lost when she had bronchiolitis and then some. I won't be surprised if she is in 6/9 month clothing in the next month. She has her 4 month appointment a week from Tuesday and I'm so curious to see where she is on their growth chart. She is a happy baby and soooo close to rolling over lol! I wouldn't be shocked if she is sitting on her own in the next week or so :) She has had some bananas and is starting to love them, I'll post the video soon :)
Kaitlyn is doing great! She is excelling in school, loves her friends, has a ton of them, is reading everything you put in her face and is starting to develop an attitude that is making me dread her high school years. Her punishment is no TV and she's starting to miss it. Of course, now we also have to take away the DS, barbies, and anything else. We are going to have to institute grounding here soon lol! She is selling girl scout cookies and loving it! She is just getting so grown.
That's it really. We have so many things going on and I'm so thankful for everything we have been blessed with. Matthew is missed everyday, Samantha made a face at me the other night that looked just like him, I mean, scary how much alike it looked. I wish I could have captured a photo of it. We're gearing up for March for Babies and all that entails. This year for his birthday I want to have everyone help make a large donation of things to somewhere. I'm torn between blankets and such to the NICU or toys, clothes and such to the receiving house in Sacramento. Decisions Decisions!
There have been a lot of "it's not fair" moments this week. I just really, really, really wish Matthew was here to enjoy. I wish we could play with him, talk to him, see him, hug him and love on him. It's just not fair he isn't. But, that is part of another post I'm working on.
Have a great weekend everyone!!