Monday, August 30, 2010

So close I can taste it...

I have seven work days between now and next Friday. Seven work days until I am finally with my daughter!!!

Today I thought to myself "I feel like I will be meeting her all over again. Like I have to LEARN her again. I feel so disconnected right now, and I can't wait to get that back.

For now...sleep.

Good night blog world...

God bless.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Well, here it is...

So, my last post consisted of... "OMG...OMG...OMG..." and the promise of an update a few days later.'s that update!!!

Michael has been working as a carpenter since he graduated high school.  Along with that position came the instability and possibility of being laid off at any given time, for any amount of time.  When we found out I was pregnant with our little girl, we both knew that I would be staying home with her.  Or at least that's what we both wanted.  With him being in such an unstable position, that couldn't happen.  He had an interview a couple of weeks ago with a new employer.  It would be a permanent full time job.  After the initial interview, they set up a "try it out" kind of thing.  That went really well, and before we knew it...they were offering him the job!!!  Friday night, we went out to dinner to celebrate his new job, and we decided on a date.  September 10, 2010.

..........That's...the day...that...


........................................Will become...


Stay at home mom!!!

I am ECSTATIC!!!  I can't WAIT!!!  I get to be home with my baby!!!

At the same time...I'm scared...nervous...anxious...happy.  I don't think it has entirely hit me yet.  I've turned in my notice at work, the email has gone out notifying the entire company of my resignation (which I was privy to).  That got me choked up a bit...after all, I've been with this company for 6 years...but I don't think it's really going to hit me until I walk out on my last day, and don't have to get out of bed the next week!!!


I'm so happy...  =)

God bless!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Just Breathe...


I will update in a few days...but OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

God bless!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Strange feeling...

I had this really weird feeling hit me today.  Sitting at work, and all I could think about was being with my baby.  Maybe because we had a harder-than-normal morning...maybe because I miss her so much all the time...maybe because I can't stand the fact that someone else is getting nearly all of her awake time...all of her smiles...all of her cuteness...I was on the verge of trying to take a half day just so I could spend some time with her.  Well...that didn't happen ('s 1:20, and I'm taking my lunch break as I type this).  Then, I get a phone call from day care.  Nothing is wrong, they just don't have record of my tuition payment this week!  UGH...but, I have a receipt number!  =)

Anyways...on to the harder-than-normal morning.  Julia has been sleeping pretty well the last couple of nights (knock on wood...).  Tuesday night, she went to bed at 7:30, slept until 11 or so when she woke up to eat, and then didn't wake up again until 5 am.  5...solid...hours...of GLORIOUS sleep!!!  Last night, was almost the same.  She went to bed between 7:30 and 8, woke at 11:30 and 4.  So not SO much sleep, but still quite a bit! this morning, I'm getting ready for work, and I'm waiting for her to wake up.  I've come to the conclusion that she needs to start cereal a little more than she has been.  Following my maternal instincts on that one.  So I go upstairs only 15 minutes before I normally wake her up. She's SOUND asleep.  I mean...rubbing the belly, tickling the feet, playing with her hands, talking to her...none of it was working.  SOUND asleep.  Finally, after she stretched a few good times (full body, arched back, knees up, arms by her head ADORABLE stretches), I just picked her up and took her down stairs.  She was not happy about it for the first 20 minutes or so.  I got her cereal ready - decided to try oatmeal instead of rice this time - and she finished waking up.  First bite of oatmeal, and I got the "What the HECK are you giving me?!?!?!" look, and pushed almost all of it out of her mouth. She didn't like it one bit, but I kept trying.  We managed 2 or 3 itty bitty bites, and that was it.  I decided to try the rice since she likes the rice.  Yeah, that wasn't happening either.  She started trying to climb out of the bouncy seat, and if she was in her Bumbo, she was staring at her feet...not exactly easy to feed a baby that's looking down.  She fought me so hard...and I gave up.  Dumped another bowl of cereal down the drain, and daddy got her dressed while *I* finished getting ready for work.

So, here I sit...only 15 minutes left on my lunch, and all I want is to hold my daughter.  Unfortunately, I have to wait another 4 hours.  =(

On a happier note - Michael's "working interview" went great!!!  3 days of great!  Here's hoping they offer him a job!!!  Keep us in your prayers...

God bless!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Full time maybe???

So, Michael had an interview this past Monday.  It went well, and the guy wants him to come in a couple of times this week to "try" the work that he would be doing.  They'll be seeing how well he works with the other employees, and what kind of worker he is.  If all goes well, this would be a permanent job!  No more fear of being laid off...wahoo!!!

Anyhoo...I'm spending the next couple of days with two of the cutest girls I know!  My niece, and my daughter!

God Bless!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Time Warp Tuesday!

Ok, I've missed a couple of TWT entries...sorry!  Time is slim lately, and I'm finally figuring out how to make the most of what little minuscule amount of time I have during the day...only took nearly 5 months!!!

Today's TWT entry doesn't go back too far, but I thought it deserved to be revisited... =)

TWT Entry #7:
This was taken at the hospital the day after our baby girl was born!  Don't mind the lack of make-up and hair "style"  LOL

*sigh* she was so teeny...

God Bless!