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Lessons learned on the first day....

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Yes, today has finally come - the day where Jon worked full time for the first time in about a year (maybe a bit longer) and I stayed home!  Now let me remind you I am still working Tuesday and Friday nights from 6-9 pm and that will be purely extra funds... but basically I am now a stay at home mom....

So how did this first day of my new life go?? Well two important lessons were learned by myself today:

1 - Even though I am on 'vacation' (no I do not see being a stay at home mom as a vacation, please don't think I believe that one bit - and really if you know me well, I don't need to explain that thought either - but for the next 12 days before the kids are home for summer it is my learning curve period or 'vacation' as I am calling it).... So back to the lesson - even though I am on 'vacation' my children are not; and they still rely on me to get them up and ready and off to school.  Please remember that when that alarm is going off in the morning it …

The Up's and Downs approaching..

I am both so excited and so very nervous about tomorrow's doctor's appointments that I have.  I get to go to the MFM (maternal fetal medicine) and have an ultrasound done and hopefully find out the sex of this little one.... But then at 2 something I have to go to the OB and I am a bit nervous about that appointment as she said the MFM will also do all the measurements of uterus and fluid etc, and they can tell if I am going to be a higher risk for pre-term labor again.... To be honest, I have already had some cramping/braxton hicks and I am only 20 weeks along!! I am so worried that my doctor will advise me against going to DC in August with PHF.  We all really want to go again, and I am hoping since we drive she will be okay with it (especially if I promise to keep the sight seeing down to a bear minimum!!)  Oh how I hate that my body does this to me.....

But the bright side, is that this is my last week of working so many hours.  I will keep the job (after much thought and …

Truly blessed

It is quite funny I guess how your blessings are pointed out to you, or how you notice them...

Today Jon had to work the Tech booth at church.  I had the alarm all set in plenty of time for us all to get up, we take him to the church, come home and eat or go out with the kids and then attend church myself... But you see I was being a bit selfish this morning, and did not want to be the first one out of bed (you know it being Mother's day and all!! LOL) So, by the time Jon got out of bed to get ready I did not really feel there was enough time to get myself and 4 kids out the door, so we stayed behind.

We have had a pretty quiet, relaxing morning.  Everyone is healthy (Amanda is getting over strep but has been on antibiotics since Thursday afternoon), and I am just tired!! So aside from my children being pretty well behaved and showing me how blessed I am (Evan made me some pretty awesome things), I had a friend call to check in on me in today to make sure all was well since she d…

Must. Push. Through...

Oh my what a week! I have begun to feel the exhaustion setting in slowly over the last week or two, but today is rough.  We had Jonathan's sleep study last night, yeah the one set for the end of the month some how actually ended up being last night!  So after we have him duck out of his orchestra concert as soon as the 7th/8th graders were done playing (sorry high schoolers but we had somewhere to be!!)  we left and grabbed a snack from home and on our way we went.

My sleep was pretty much how it has been this last week, sporadic at best.  Tossing/turning, muscle aches, hip pain, oh the joys of mid pregnancy, and it only gets better from here!! LOL  Anyway, his sleep was okay though, the tech can't really say much and we knew that - but she did tell us he never left the bed, he sat up and she came running to make sure he didn't try to get out of bed on his own, but all he did was sit up in his sleep and then go back to bed.  So I am not sure what it would have been to mak…

The long awaited update....

Monday I took Jonathan in to see the sleep doctor.  It was an initial consultation, so a lot of questions to answer, a lot of talking of when did this start, what happened, what is going on now. How often does this happen, etc.  Well, this doctor, whom I have a liking to right away, was very nice - he was friendly, you could tell he cared about Jonathan, he explained things not only to me, but to Jonathan so he also understood why we were doing these things (big kudos for that!!)  So yeah we like Dr. Coles :)   Anyway, he has taken Jonathan off of the Melatonin and his other med that was for his headaches but had horrible side affects, told us to keep a sleep journal of how many times he gets up, what time he goes to bed, etc. Then scheduled us for a sleep study at the end of the month.  So now we wait for the meds to wear out of his system, watch to see if anything new happens, and then go for a sleep study to see what, if anything can be found there.

After all that is said and done…