Crazy Times For Us

So, here we are at the end of our two-year lease where we live. It has not been all horribly bad even with the takeover by the people who threw us out of the first place. All in all, it has been pretty good. They have a great maintenance staff here and when you have an issue they are quick to fix it for you. The ACTUAL reason we are moving at the end of February is that they are raising the rent $250 a month because they renovated. That is way out of our price point. I have found two places, one we have an appointment on Monday to look at and I have to call the second place on Monday to see if we can go see it on Tuesday. One is here in Lexington, in fact, not far from where we live now. We were joking last night that we have lived in the same 5-mile radius since we moved here, this new place will fall into that. LOL.  The second one is in Georgetown, Ky. It is actually a bit closer to M’s work, so that is a plus. I am reserving my judgment until I see both places in person.

We have all been sick now for 4 weeks! Charlotte was at the ER on Wednesday because of wheezing, she has a nasty viral thing that will hang on for another week or two. Ugh. I am not sure I can hang on for another week or two! Jeff and M both also got this but M is back to normal and Jeff is almost back to normal. Charlotte and I are still sick for the most part, though. Charlotte goes to her doctor for a recheck on Monday after we look at the one apartment, so I am hoping that everything is still good. We shall see! 

Now, I have to pack this house up! I hate packing and unpacking! I am using this time though to go through stuff and get rid of stuff we no longer need or want, so hopefully when we move we move into the new place with less stuff!! We have also been looking at beds for Jeff (he sleeps with me in the bedroom currently, M sleeps in the living room with Charlotte) and a convertible crib for Charlotte. She is in that tough area of not really crib but too small for a toddler bed yet. Found a bed for Jeff that we all like, including Jeff and I told him that we would get special sheets and a comforter for his big-boy-bed. He was excited about that, he wants Micky Mouse Clubhouse sheets and I found the perfect set that includes a comforter. I will get a second set of sheets too to make life easy on me. We also found a nice crib for Charlotte with a mattress, and I looked at sheets for her too. So, we are planning on doing that after we move. We are thinking about getting a new bed for us as well if money permits. We shall see. 

I am excited to get into a new place with three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms!! It feels like a long road to get there, though. I am trying to make a plan, so that if the kitchen does not get unpacked the day of move in that we can have stuff we need. I told M that I wanted to pack a box that would not go on the truck with 1-2 cups for Jeff, Charlotte’s training cups and a couple of bottles, a couple of cups for us to use, forks and spoons for us, fork and spoon for Jeff and paper plates and plastic bowls. That way, we have something to drink out of, utensils to eat with and plates and bowls. Trying to not have to get so much plasticware. I think I have a bad full of plastic forks and stuff in the closet, I will have to see if so, I will throw a bunch of those in the box instead and then just take Jeff’s fork and spoon. 

On to some amazing news, Miss. Charlotte is cruising!! In case you have no idea what that is, it is pre-walking. She is using furniture and me to move from one place to another. She was not doing this a couple of weeks ago and I saw her do it on the couch and I was so happy! Now she is doing it a lot, which means that this momma will have her hands full soon!! She is getting so big and doing so well, even though we have not had any therapy in about four weeks because we have all been sick.

Jeff is doing well with his signing. I am hoping to get him into therapy this week, he got approved right in the middle of all the sickness! Ugh! It is almost over I hope. Life is still hard but some things are easier. I am still really tired but I think that is because I am still not feeling well. I have not been able to really run the business well because of this, but I do have a party scheduled for next Friday so hopefully that will help me out. 

Well, I think I am going to go for now. 

-Ciao!

A Whirlwind!

It occurs to me that I have not done an entry here since the beginning of November! A lot has happened since that time! Not sure where exactly to begin because honestly, I would be here typing all night! LOL. So, Charlotte turned 1 on Black Friday! She is doing really good right now. I mentioned the big hearing test coming up and guess what?!?! SHE PASSED IT ON BOTH SIDES!! She is hearing on her left side perfectly now and has absolutely no need for the hearing aid! Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes, it totally worked! 

As for her blood doctor, we are now six months out for those appointments, she had the most recent one on December 2nd and it is in fact, confirmed that she is making red blood cells on her own! YAY! She is continuing with physical therapy and is crawling on all fours consistently now, so we are working on the walking part now. I am so excited for her! She has also started speech and occupational therapy as well this month. She is doing well in both of those. We are teaching her to sign in speech so that her needs get met and I know what she needs instead of guessing. 

Jeff also had his speech evaluation and we are progressing with a combination of sign language and pictures to communicate with him. In the new year, I will be making an appointment with his pediatrician to find out how to get him tested for Autism. Once we know what we are up against, we can make plans and move forward. 

M got hurt at work on the same knee he had surgery on last year. It seems that we are destined to be in fire mode! He is fine and they sent him back to work this past Wednesday. He was out of work for a couple of weeks and it was very stressful for us and especially when it is near Christmas! Christmas will be pretty lean this year but our family has helped out and the kids will have a few things to open, so that is good! A church here in town brought us all we need for Christmas Dinner and breakfast too! Which was a major blessing! I have not been sleeping well because we are back on M’s work schedule and he is working 60 hours a week and is gone before 6:30 am in the mornings, which is hard on me because Jeff lately has been not going to bed until midnight or 1 am. Not sure what is going on with him, hoping it stops soon! 

Well, I think that is all I have right now! If I do not get back here before Christmas, have a Merry Christmas! (if you celebrate) if you do not, Happy Holidays! 

-Ciao!

Jeff Updates

This week has been full of firsts for Jeff! I think I mentioned that he took three steps on his own already,if I had not, he did!! Last night he learned to somersault on the bed, all by himself! He also hopped yesterday by himself! Oh my goodness, he is growing up so fast and I can not stand it! I am so proud of him, but honestly wish all this would slow down some! 

This morning he nodded yes at me for the first time ever! I am amazed as I watch my little boy make such strides and I remember what he was like after he was born and I could just stare at him and think how wondrous that his tiny little hand would grow bigger. I miss those days for sure, but I know he can’t stay little forever. 

Oh man I am a hormonal mess lately! I am seeing certain things on Face Book and they are not bad things, they are happy things and I am just a blubbering mess! Today we got the crib mattress that grandma and grandpa sent.. The sheets will be here later, but my plan is to put it on the floor and show him he can lay on that if he wants to nap or sleep. 

Our new bed is very high off the ground now and I am paranoid he is going to fall off! It is like getting on a horse for me to get in bed. I have a step stool coming in a day or so. Some of my friends are like get a running start and jump on the bed! I was like “People I am pregnant!” LOL. It did make me laugh though. So all good! 

Today was a horrible headache day for me, 2 of my pills and nothing worked. ugh. I am thinking of making home made pizza and wings for dinner tonight. I have the chicken thawed and I need cheese, but M can run across the street and grab some with no problem. I am in a pizza and wings mood but not to order out and definitely not to go anywhere. 

The cord for M’s lap top died on Thursday and I had ordered a new one from Amazon, hopefully it will be delivered to the house and not the mail box because we are having mail box issues at the moment, which hopefully can be taken care of Monday or Tuesday. I have a dentist appointment on Monday. It will be my last appointment for the month of July, right this minute I only have 1 appointment scheduled for August and I am hoping to keep it that way. I need a month where we are not running all over the place for once! 

Well, I think that is it for now.. 

-Ciao!

Uber Busy and Happenings!

Okay, so most of you know I am pregnant again, since the doctor appointment on June 1st I have been literally doing something baby related every single week this month! That trend continued Monday with the first ultrasound I had. Basically everything with the baby is looking great and is right on target. I have to go back in late July for another ultrasound for anatomy and gender but I will more than likely know the gender before that because as I am in ‘an advanced stage of aging’ to be pregnant, I elected to have genetic testing done. Basically they are screening for things like Down’s Syndrome and other chromosome issues. It will let us prepare the family and ourselves for what we are up against when the baby is born. M and I talked about it and we agreed we needed to know. 

The Monday before that was WIC for me which totally bombed. Sigh. I did not have half the stuff I needed with me at that appointment and I thought I had it. Yeah. It went really badly so I had to reschedule for this upcoming Monday the 23rd. Which is okay because Jeff had a WIC appointment then anyway, but I was originally just going to send M to pick up his stuff and I was going to stay home and rest., but now that is out the window! 

Then on the 29th is my doctor appointment. This past Monday however, I way overdid it with all the walking! We were downtown and had lunch, went to the doctor, had blood work done, went to the library and got library cards. I ended up checking out a few books, 2 for Jeff and 1 for me. Then walked back to the bus stop and had to walk back home. I am still in recovery mode today. 

I am still working on another title for this blog and possibly changing the theme some. So don’t panic if you show up here and everything is different! I need to run. 

-Ciao!