Monday, August 27, 2012

Almost 4 Months

I haven't been doing a very good job of blogging regularly.  And here I thought I'd have all this time what with not going back to school and all.  Yet the sewing machine sits in the basement, Pinterest recipes are just neat ideas, and I still spend a lot of days in pajamas.  I don't know how those mommas with more than one kid get it done.  "It" being life in general.

So what's new?  Let's see...
  • We took the car seat attachments off both strollers.  This means Reid can sit in the strollers like a big boy.  It means that we can (more easily) go on walks... or go shopping. :)  Reid and I have been going to the Greene a few times a week to walk, shop, and watch kids play in the fountain.
  • Reid's been hitting milestones.  He has rolled from belly to back and from back to belly (though he doesn't do it regularly or with a smile on his face).  He has laughed a few times.  I LOVE his laugh.  He's gripping everything:  his toys, his paci, his mommy's hair...  Oh!  And he's teething.  Teething!!  I took him to the pediatrician because I thought he had an ear infection.  Nope, he's teething.  (duh.)
  • I entered Reid in the Gerber Baby Contest via Facebook.  I'm a little embarassed at how cliche it is for me to enter him... But he's a perfect Gerber baby, so I had to.  It would be wrong to keep him out of a contest he was clearly created to win.  (Voting starts in September--be sure to vote for him!)
Reid's Gerber Baby Photo

With one week of school over and a new one begun, it means I am less than 8 weeks away from returning to teaching.  We have a sitter, and although it's going to cost us close to a mortgage payment, I'm really happy we met and contracted with her.  I think it's going to be a great match.

I'll try to get Adam on here soon to post...

 Reid & Slee (french kissing)
Reid & Me (at the Greene)
 Reid & Daddy (playing Superman in matching t-shirts)
My big boy in sitting up in his stroller (another day at the Greene)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Three & a Half Months

Tomorrow is the first day of my 8th year of teaching.  I'll be nursing my son with a coconut milk creamered coffee around the time that the other teachers are putting on their I'mnottryingtoohardbecauseit'sjustastaffdaybutIwanttoshowoffmytanlegs new outfits. 

It's a very odd feeling to not be going back right away.  Type A Julie doesn't like knowing that another teacher will be doing all the intro lessons that I actually love.  Type A Julie doesn't trust another teacher to do it the way she would.  Type A Julie is overwhelmed with all the preparations that still need to be done by Monday (when the students arrive).  Buuuut, Mommy Julie doesn't really want to go back.  Ever.

Reid's good though, if you were wondering.  Here's a video from last night on his changing table (one of his favorite places to be). :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Fourteen weeks, two days

Tonight is the first 'crisp' evening we've had since Reid came home. I remember thinking it was hot that week of May 2nd and it just seemed to escalate from there. With the return to (somewhat) normal rain patterns, the grass is sprucing up and I may be able to plant a maple tree that mom left with me while she tended the house during our hospital stay.

Tonight, I left work and had to stop at our beloved Miami Valley Hospital and take my Greater Miami Valley Emergency Medical Services Council Standing Orders Protocol test (try saying that three times fast!). I took it quickly and it was graded quickly and I passed quickly... just in time to start something else!

I didn't get home until after 7:00, to which we turned right back around and visited hell (read: Verizon store). Hell wasn't bad this evening. We arrived at 7:52 and they closed at 8:00, so it's nice to turn the tables on them (hopefully we can do the same thing at Time Warner Cable soon).

From hell, we went to purgatory (Babies R' Us) where we dropped Julie off at the door so she could return a couple items. Got to enjoy a little father-son time with Reid making some casual banter and general people watching.

The night only got better from there. We combined two of my favorite pasttimes... ordering pizza and going for a meaningless drive while wasting precious gas. I called in a pizza to Donatos and we had fifteen minutes to do with what we pleased, so we drove Reid around to some sights in the area he'd yet to see.

We arrived home, ate our pizza, fed the kid, and are deciding to call it a night.

Lame blog post? Sure.