Thursday, April 22, 2010

What to do with myself...

Well, here we are. Not finished unpacking because we are just TIRED of it. I have baby girl all day and nothing else really to do with myself. I would like to get involved somewhere with other mommies, but don't really know where to start. I have also considered picking up a true hobby like sewing cute things that I could potentially sell to bring in some dough. There are several intramural sports going on at the base that spouses are allowed to get involved with, so I would love to pick up volleyball or soccer. I have REALLY REALLY missed playing sports these past 3 years. Now, I have a chance again. Very exciting. I have looked into a couple of temporary daycare options to see if picking up a small part-time job would be feasible for me. Haven't had all that much luck thus far. I honestly don't even know if there are many part-time jobs out there these days. I figure with this being such a college town, that most of the non-serious jobs are probably taken by the youngins'. I will keep looking though. I still have a lot of decorating to do, but can't seem to get all that motivated for that either. We have a lot of yardwork to be done, which will probably cost a good penny, so I'm trying to monitor the expenses.

We are going to San Angelo this weekend to spend some time with the family. We haven't been there in about a month it feels, so we thought it would be a good idea. Grams is just dying to see her little Kennady, I'm sure! Good news on the hair-front...she's starting to sprout some roots! Her head up until now has been pretty smooth with peach fuzz, but I'm glad to say that we are actually seeing some hair arrive! Yay! Before we know it, I'll be french braiding a full head of hair! :) Well, I guess that's it for now. Adios, baby beckons. :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cereal & Allergies...

We have come to the point of needing more sleep during the night...mommy has anyways :). We are still doing 3 or so feedings, which is kind of weird being that we have had better sleeping patterns than this I feel a little bit like we have gone backwards. I already give her an extra ounce per midnight feeding than she eats throughout the day, but it hasn't seemed to suffice. I have had many suggestions from other mommies (which I greatly appreciate) and have decided to start with the addition of cereal to her diet. I just recently gave it to her by spoon for the first time ever. She started out okay, swallowed probably about 30 percent, and then ended up getting frustrated and REALLY hungry so I made her regular bottle and mixed the cereal that I had already prepared in with her milk. It seemed to work pretty well and went through the nipple like I had hoped. She has been down for a nap for about 2 hours now. Hmmmm, maybe we have found a solution?! We shall see and continue to hope. I also like to bathe her in the morning so that I have a fresh, clean, smell-good baby all day long, but I suppose I could also attempt the warm bath at night instead. I would like to introduce one at a time though so that I can know which one has what effect. I will keep you posted. :)

On another note, it turns out that I am ridiculously and miserably allergic to this new house. Well, it's not the house, but the fields of Cedar trees behind it. I have attempted taking Allegra (usually the most effective medicine for my allergies) every day of the past 2 weeks or so, and it only works temporarily. The annoying thing is that I haven't had any allergies in about 2 years. Could it be because I was in a different state with a lot different vegetation? Probably. But now I am happily back in my favorite state, dying from the allergies that make this place HOME. I think it's bad enough that I'm going to have to go to an Ear, Nose, Throat, and Allergy clinic here in the near future. Speaking of, I should probably go make that call. Ugh.

"I am proud to be a Texan, where at least I feel I'm HOME!" (said to the tune of "Proud to be an American). In the last 2 days, I applied for a new Texas driver's license (because my real estate license of NC that I never used MADE me change my residency, buttheads!) and I also got new Texas tags for our Tahoe. Now, both of our vehicles are Texas tagged and happy about it! :)

My best friend Nicole is coming to visit us this weekend from Lubbock! I am so very excited. It has been since right after Christmas since we've seen her and that's a LONG time...especially in infant days! She's going to be blown away at how much Kennady has changed in the past 3 1/2 months. It's going to be a blast for the three of us (me, Nicole, & Elya) to get to hang out like old times and to play with the little lady. She is such an entertainer! Good stuff. :)

We have come to a small standstill when it comes to moving in. We have about 15 totes to still go through, but we are making do just fine without whatever is in those totes, so I'm thinking the procrastination can continue for at least a little while longer. I'm pooped in this regard. Plus it's rainy outside and that doesn't help me want to get anything accomplished. So, on the couch and on Blogger is where I am. It makes me happy.

Hope your weeks are going well! :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

back so soon?

Yes, I realize it has been another almost 2 weeks since my last post, but we've been a busy bunch! We have pretty much gotten all moved into our house now. Since we moved in, my parents have visited to help us move a couple more things in and to hang the blinds in all of the windows (because waking up with the sun is WAYYY overrated!) :). This past weekend, my mom, sister, Taylor, brother and sis-in-law came to see us in two separate trips. We got some more stuff done in the house with them here, so that was good. Just having a babysitter for even the smallest part of the day is the biggest help!

What we have left to complete the house:
  • purchase curtain rods and hang them
  • find rugs for the living room and dining room
  • follow up rug purchase with pillows and curtains to complement
  • find more frames and hang pictures throughout
  • make appts. for dirt and grading service
  • make arrangements to have friends and family help with sprinkler system and fence installation
  • get Bermuda grass seed blown in

I just bought my swimsuit for the summer. It is a one-piece from Target that is really cute. I honestly can't remember the last time I put on a one-piece bathing suit. It might have been when I was about 11 or so. Crazy! I have definitely come to terms with being a mommy and being unwilling to show my tummy at its current state. Ha. It looks cute on me either way though and it's black and ruched on the sides, so it's 'slimming'. :) Yay.

I also ordered Kennady a noise machine for her room. It is SOOO quiet in her room that it even drives ME crazy. Ha. I figured that if she is anything like her mommy and daddy (which she definitely is in many other aspects), then she would love and appreciate the sound of a fan, white noise, rain, or waves while she sleeps. Maybe it will result in a little longer sleeping spurts?? We shall see.

I just got Kennady's nursery finished with all of her furniture, hung her curtain, and hung the decorations on the walls. It feels good to have her own space and to be able to see all of her stuff altogether. It's all been in pieces for the past several months. It's amazing how much stuff a 4 month old can accummulate. Seriously...:)

Well, that's all I really have for now. My best friend Nicole is coming into town to visit us this weekend, so that will be fun! She hasn't seen Kenna since she was 3 1/2 weeks old right after Christmas. She has changed SOOO much since then! She won't even be able to believe it, probably.

Hope all is well with everyone! Have a great week!