July 26, 2011


Nathan found a diaper in our toilet bowl last night. :)

July 25, 2011

Katie's Growing, Kinda.

So, I feel like our little girl is Huge compared to when she was born. At a week old she had only grown maybe an inch in length but had gained 2 and a half lbs.! She's still not even chubby though. Her cheeks and chin are but that's it. Anyway. She just barely grew out of newborn diapers and the only reason for that is cause we didn't want to go buy more diapers when we had number 1s lying around waiting to fit. Nate's parents bought Kate some really adorable newborn clothes which was very much appreciated because she still doesn't fit into 0-3 month outfits. She's 6 weeks old and yet is still a "newborn". I'm hoping she turns out cute and petite. Also, she's "woken up" just in the last few days and it seems that her eyes will be blue... I know they can still change color but they're very true blue right now. That's fun.

I'm at the point of wanting to go buy new clothes. None of my pregnancy clothes really fit me, like I can wear two of the shirts, and very few of my pre-pregnancy clothes fit me. I'm so in-between. The waiting game is hard. It's frustrating to want to be somewhere and not be there but know that you'll probably be there soon. Meaning, I keep thinking, why would I buy a few new shirts (I only gain weight on top, all of my pre pregnancy bottoms (except for skirts) fit me right after I had Kate) when they'll be loose to the point of un-cute in a month? Or why would I buy tight clothes? They show off my chubby parts. Anyway, I'm stale-mated.

Also, I'm running again. I can't tell anyone how much exercising effects me. Basically, if I exercise I'm patient, relaxed, happy and kind, if I don't exercise I'm irritable, easily set off, stressed and negative. Me + Running = LOVE.

I figured out why Zac hits Kate!!! It's cause he sees us burping her. I'm glad to have figured it out, but he's still too young to udnerstand why we can "hit" her and why he can't.

Nathan got an e-mail from UNM today saying that his secondary application is on it's way and so he'll fill that out when he gets it and then we'll hear about an interview! Wohoo!

July 16, 2011

The Mundane

Life as a mother can be incredibly hard. My goodness. Some days it's hard to keep your sanity. It's hard not to hand your kids off to the first willing person. Some days it's hard to be calm and playful, happy and encouraging. Some days you just want to nap, take care of yourself, take care of those things that have needed to be taken care of for weeks. When you finally give up the struggle and let yourself forget about those things and just take care of yourself instead of taking care of everyone else and not yourself then you remember. You remember that taking care of yourself IS taking care of your family. Your kids can tell when you're on edge, unhappy, moody and impatient; so can your husband. When you allow yourself to take care of yourself everyone is happy because everyone feels loved. You feel loved and you are, therefore, better able to love.

July 7, 2011

I'm teaching my son to do chores!!!

So, the title of this post is semi-true. Zac LOVES to help do chores with me. I let him do them as long as it doesn't compromise his safety - even if it means I have to clean up even more later. The reason I'm doing this is because he's learning to enjoy working! He is learning to help happily and if they start young they'll never stop :) Anyway, he helped me sweep and mop today. SOOO adorable. He loves these activities more than most others.

After we mopped I put Zac in the bath to clean him up. The litte tyke can get out of the bathtub by himself now! It was soooooo incredibly hard to not just laugh when he climbed over the side and started running away laughing hysterically naked and dripping wet. I'm proud of my son's accomplishments.

Zac's imagination has sparked recently. He's started to "talk" on the phone :) He hold it up to his ears and says "Hi" over and over and over again. I pretend that I'm talking to him and he just listens and says bye after I say bye. So cute.

July 4, 2011

A few things...

Did I mention that while I was in labor with Kate that I ripped out my IV? With my teeth? Yeah, I wasn't conscious of it until the nurses were scrambling to stop the bleeding.

This weekend Nathan got to be home with me every day! It was a very nice treat and accentuated by the fact that he watched Zac until I would wake up (around 8AM). I got to sleep in! Once I would get up, Zac would run to me with outstretched arms in order to give me a hug. It made me feel so wonderful! My little boy loves me soooo much that he misses me if I don't wake up at 6:30AM :)

I've realized I love our dog, Diko. I can actually play with him now!

Also, I've been reading Shannon Hale books. Absolutely LOVE them! They're fairy tales but not extremely generic. As I was ly6ing in bed last night I realized, "All of these books have happy endings. I'm going to have a happy ending. Wait, I have a happy ending every night I go to bed. The person whom I love most in this world adores me and lays down to sleep by my nightly. I have a happy ending every day!" Happy thoughts :)

July 2, 2011

I like to read good books

The other evening as Nathan and I were tidying up the house before we went to bed he picked up the stack of library books that I had just checked out and said, "If I didn't know better I'd think we had a teenager in the house". He was referencing the fact that every single book in the stack was of the Young Adult Fiction genre. I LOVE YA Fiction. It's happy and I don't have to worry about the content being something I don't want to read. I enjoy the ease with which I can read these books and how relaxing it is to read them. I also love the Classics - but right now - Young Adult Fiction is and probably always will be my favorite genre.