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Thanksgiving Blues

Well this Thanksgiving wasn't quite the success I was hoping for. Avery had been having a runny nose a couple days before, which I figured was just teething or who knows why. Kids are kids and their noses run, right? Well, I could tell something was wrong Wed. when after she got up that morning, all she wanted to do was have me hold her. We sat on the couch for an hour and she just cuddled up with me...naturally, this sent up a huge red flag! Avery is never one to cuddle!! Thanksgiving comes and my poor baby still isn't feeling well. She was fussy all day, didn't sleep well the night before and didn't nap well either. Of course that was also probably due in part to the loud commotion over at my in-laws where the entire extended family was, some of whom were camped outside the room Avery was in hopes that she would wake up faster. At this point, I wasn't feeling too good myself and figured it was just allergies due to my brother-in law's dog, which I've alwa…

Terrible Two's...Already?!

Let me begin with Avery's 18 month check up. She was 24 lb 1 oz and 32" long. Big girl!! According to her percentiles, she's basically right in the middle, which I guess means she's average. I had to fill out a paper for an autism check, which she passed. She also got 2 shots, flu and hepatitis...not a happy camper. Thankfully, the dr. has popcicles for such a time and Avery was fine after that. She has 12 teeth, 4 molars, and 8 front teeth which seems crazy. I can't wait to be over the teething process... Other than that, my baby is normal and healthy. Probably not for long though with odd-ball parents like us...

Avery has been acting more and more like a toddler these days. It is becoming increasingly difficult for me to take her out to eat, unless it's McDonald's, or even go to the grocery. She is just constantly on the move! Ask anyone who knows her; she is a mover. I can't get her to sit still. She also has become quite the actress with her crying …

Time Management

Since I have some spare time right now, I figured, what better way to spend it than writing a new post!

With baby #2 on it's way, I have been very overwhelmed and anxious in thinking about all that is going to change. Not only was I scared to death of taking care of 1 child, now that I know what all it entails, I will have another one as well. I have no idea what it all looks like, when I'm going to get stuff done, and more importantly, when I'm going to sleep. As a woman, I also worry about my ever changing body, hormones, stretch marks, etc. I dread dieting again and working out...I'm certain the last thing I'm going to want to do after caring for 2 kids, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a husband is go to the gym so I can "get back in shape"! Ugh.

To help with some of these issues, I have enacted the "chore chart". We started it Nov. 1st so we haven't been doing it that long, but so far, I am VERY excited with the results. I realize that my job is to sta…

Happy Halloween!

Well, we survived trick or treating this year! My little lioness did a wonderful job going door to door...well, only about 4 doors but nonetheless. She did excellent in her hand-made costume and seemed to actually not mind being in it. I can't wait until next year when she's even more aware of what is happening. And hopefully she'll be able to enjoy some of the candy benefits too. Until then, I guess daddy and I will help out. :)

My little baby is becoming a big girl every day! She finished her sign language class and probably knows 30-40 signs. She does such a great job of listening to us and knowing what we say...it's just hard to interpret what she's saying! She's still only saying one syllable of a word, but I know one day I'll hear her say a sentence or something. I'm not worried or rushing it...she'll do it when she's ready. I know she's smart and understand things...and she's communicating with us, whether in a sign or grunt!

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