I want to start by saying thanks to everyone who takes the time to read my blog. I'm sure some of it is boring but it is just about my life.
Today was the first day Bryan had to go back to work. I had to get the girls up by myself and have them get ready for school. "M" and I had a huge struggle and we both ended up in tears. I realized that I couldn't do it on my own. It was sooo hard. I finally got the girls ready and out to their bustop in time. Thank goodness. A friend of mine (or should I say angel) came over right after the girls left and she picked up my boys for the ENTIRE DAY!!! I couldn't believe it. The house was so quiet and I had until 4 pm to be with my baby. Of course Brayden knew something was different. He was used to the noise of the house and just could not get to sleep. He cried for most of the morning. I got a good nap in the afternoon and was feeling refreshed when everyone arrived home at 4pm. Tomorrow another friend of mine is picking up the boys for the morning and then bringing them home for naptime. Beginning Wednesday Bryan has 6 days off work. YAAAAAA. He has to go back the day after Christmas but I am really thinking I will be able to handle it by then. Today I have already physically felt better. My back is a little achey but my abdomen feels much better.
Here is another thought I had tonight. I think I am going to make a family bulletin board. Just like one we have at church and the girls have at school. I am going to use my Cricut to make it fun. Maybe put the dinner menu up for the week, a family calendar, some fun artwork from the kids, etc. I'll change it every week to make it exciting. The more I think about it the more I know it is the right thing to do. Yippeeeeeeeee. What fun it will be for everyone. My goal is to get our house in order. With a family of 7 we need to get on the ball!! I feel like we are just getting by with half the effort we need. I am going to "Super Nanny" my family!!
Little Brayden is such a great baby. He will sleep for a stretch of 4-5 hours at night and then another 3 hour stretch. He really is spoiling us. He has had one rough night so far and it looks like tonight might be rougher than normal. We will get by. It's weird because I do feel more secure in being a mommy than I did 8 years ago. I would have given up on nursing with my first if it was as painful as it is now. One side was so bad this past week that I would just bawl every time he nursed, but since I have experience I know that I just needed to buck up and get over it. Now I can feel that it is getting easier. I am so glad he came into our family. Our kids are so young now that it seems really hard but I know that as they grow older they will love having siblings close to their age and best friends at home. I wasn't really close with any of my sisters or my brother growing up, even though my older sis and I are now best friends, so I want my kids to experience it.
Have I said how much I love my Cricut?? I just got 3 more cartridges off Ebay. I used some of our Christmas money that "my" grandma sent so I don't feel as guilty. Plus I know that I will use these in my family on a regular basis. One that I ordered tonight is called Doodlecharms and has diecuts for every holiday and occasion you can think of. If I was a teacher I would go crazy for this!! I think my stamps are going to be neglected for awhile. There are even 3 cute monkey images I have coming. Shawna, did you hear that?? I will make you something cute with them, I promise.
Well, I'd better get some sleep since Brayden is finally sleeping himself. They say to "sleep when your baby sleeps". I always find that hard because there is so much I want to do once I am not rocking them or nursing them but off to bed I go. I still need to read my scriptures and write 2 more thank you cards.