Friday, January 30, 2009

Still want advice (see next post) but need to say..

I just had the best grapefruit ever...Like ever - In.My.Life. and I'm from FL.. the citrus state.. It was THAT good.. Those of you that live in the NMetro should seriously consider buying your produce from this CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

Fellow Moms.. Advice needed..

So here it is: I am enrolling Kai in preschool for the first time next fall and I am not quite sure what to do.. His birthday is Aug 31, so he officially will be 2, the cut-off date is Sept 1, which would put him in the 2-3 year old class next year.. The school is super helpful and will let me enroll him in either this class or the younger, which would be kids from about 19-23 months old which would make him the oldest in the class by a month or so over the other kids.. instead of almost a year younger..

My reasons for wanting to put him in the younger class: He is still tiny.. It's his first year (he does great in the Church nursery and my Moms group nursery).. He didn't start walking until 16months.. I am afraid the older kids will just totally run him over..

Reasons for wanting to put him in the older class: He would probably learn a lot more.. I'm sure he would be fine, I'm probably just being ridiculous.. I'm sure he won't be the only kid in this situation.. & the kicker - I could enroll him for 3 days a week instead of just 2..

I should also mention that if I do not hold him back now, I will probably do it before Kindergarten, they offer "young 5's" classes around here or 2nd yr Pre-K, just for this situation.. Just not sure if I should do it now, or then..

advice??

Monday, January 26, 2009

29 Weeks


I am still feeling good, great even. I am not sure if I have already said this, but during this pregnancy, I have felt more "normal" than I have in years. My hormones seem to actually be in balance during this process, no real mood swings (ok, maybe occasionally..), fairly rational thinking, a reasonable amount of chutzpah and not quite as much anxiety as I usually feel.

Physically, as of 3 weeks ago I was up 22lbs (!).. I can only really wear maternity pants, am in size L underwear and have had to buy all new bras and shirts.. my tops stopped covering the belly a while ago - especially since I am so long waisted anyway! I don't really have any food aversions or cravings at this point, and have only recently begun to feel tired again in the afternoons, welcome 3rd trimester. The Braxton Hicks have come on with gusto in the recent weeks and some times they are so strong & uncomfortable I have to stop what I am doing and sit down and just breathe. Not exactly painful, just incredibly uncomfortable.

Since the weeks are flying by, I am starting to feel the pressure to actually try to get some things done before baby girl arrives. Ben has his honey-do list and I have my own.. hopefully half of them will get done :) One of them is to finally decide on a name for little girl - it is proving really difficult this time! Malakai was a definite stand out for both of us, and now we are just taking our time and it is starting to drive me crazy. Hopefully something will start shining before long, or she will have to be named Talitha "little girl" by default :)

Wow - how much time has past??

Ok, really.. I can't believe it has been weeks since I last posted.. This month has flown by and things have been a little different around our house on a daily basis. As the year started, Ben & I have been trying to focus on what we want to see change this year in our lives. How we will handle the uncontrollables, and how we want to try to influence change have been heavily on both of our minds.. so, I've been a little distracted :)
Our church always starts the year out with a month long fast and for us this year, it felt very right for us to participate on the level God impressed on us individually. I completely cut TV for the last 3 weeks, save for a few movies with hubby (have you seen Slum Dog Millionaire yet? good flick).. we modified our diets and tried to get back to focusing more on daily conversation with God.. we had realized that somehow we both just started forgetting to talk to Him..and we both want to change our lack of focus and discipline. Still, no matter how badly I want to start my day with a more spiritual slant, no matter how sure I am at night when I lay my head on the pillow that I will spring out of bed in the morning.. I have found it to be incredibly difficult. My heart wants to, but my body and self usually fight harder and I have been very dissapointed in my lack of discipline and fortitude.. Thank God for grace.. and for knowing that He really will talk to me at any time.. not just in the morning :)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Just in time for Christmas

Kai started walking :) Here is a little video from today, sorry it's a bit dark..
I will post Christmas pics soon!

video