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back to work October 24, 2010

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Tomorrow I’m back to work.  It’s just a temporary assignment (2-4 weeks) but that’s 2-4 weeks of paychecks that I wouldn’t have, so I’ll take it.  It’s going to be a big change though.  It’s going to be a change to go to bed earlier and get up earlier.  It’s going to be a change to drive an hour to work and an hour home.  It’s going to be a change for Lexi to be back in daycare.  I’m sure the first couple of days are going to be hard for her.  She’s going to be back around people that she doesn’t really know.  But, she has always adjusted relatively well to change, so I’m sure in a day or 2 she will be fine.  She’s gone to this daycare before so she does know the kids and adults, so that’s reassuring.  I’m excited to be back out and doing something.

Speaking of Lexi, she’s so amazing!  I swear she does or says something new everyday!  Last night she successfully pointed to eyes, ears, nose, mouth, belly, and toes when I asked her where they were.  She knows that a cow says moo, a dog says woof, and a duck says quack.  Her new love is her baby dolls.  She discovered that she has several baby dolls and she loves to carry them around and give them kisses, with a big smack!  She has also found a love for sweeping the floor with the Swiffer sweeper.  I don’t know where she got thbe cleanliness from, but she seems to be a clean freak.  She’s very independent, but loves her family so much.  She goes to bed drowsy, but awake, after sitting on my lap for 30 minutes or so, just relaxing.  She sleeps in her bed all night, with the occassional whine, which I think is just to see if mom and dad will come check on her.  This weekend after watching her 2 year old twin cousins climb up into the rocking chair by themselves, she decided she could do that also.  Here comes the climbing phase.    We finally found her a cute ladybug costume for Halloween and I can’t wait to see her in it!  She also had her first professional photo shoot last weekend!  You see, we took her when she was 3 months old to get her pictures done at Sears, and she screamed the entire time.  I left there so upset with my colicky, screaming baby and never tried it again.  There was no lack of pictures though…I just took them all myself.  So, I will leave you with a preview of Lexi’s proofs.


really? December 16, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Danielle Brigance @ 9:09 am
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Thank goodness it’s Wednesday so this week can be closer to being done with! Apparently my car was leaking transmission fluid, so we dropped it off at a dealership yesterday so they can figure out what’s wrong with it and fix it. I’m waiting for the to call and tell me whether it’s a warranty-covered-problem or not. I’m really hoping it is. Considering we don’t have a lot of extra money laying around for this crap!
I still haven’t been sleeping good. It takes me forever to fall asleep and then I only sleep for like 2 hours at a time. I told Jacob I’m going to call a completely different dr and not talk to him/her about anything else besides giving me something to help me sleep.
I had a dr’s appt. on Monday and she ordered labwork. It has to be fasting though, so I couldn’t do it that day. But, now I don’t have a car, so it will have to wait.
We’re going out of town this weekend. 4 hours in the car with Lexi, one way. I hope she’s good. I have to make deviled eggs while I’m there…never done that before! Also, not looking forward to having to take Jacob’s car if mine isn’t fixed. I have an issue with getting car sick and his car makes it worse! We got the tree up Monday night, but still haven’t decorated it, or anything else in the house because it’s been so busy.
Lexi hasn’t been very willing to play by herself during the day. I spend most of the time either holding her, or listening to her scream while I do whatever I need to do without holding her.
Add all these things together and it makes a very grumpy me.


New Blog November 18, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Danielle Brigance @ 8:48 pm
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I”m moving my blog over from blogspot because after my husband started his blog over here, it looks so much cooler than blogspot!  Anywho here’s a little about me.  My name is Danielle.  Right now I’m a SAHM to a little girl, Alexia. 

Alexia was born on May 3, 2009 weighing in at 5lbs 5 oz and 17 3/4 inches long.  She wasn’t supposed to arrive until June 1, so she spent a whole 9 days in the NICU.  We are beyond blessed to have added her to our lives!  And I am blessed to have been able to spend the past 6 months at home with her!

This blog is just going to be my stories of what goes on in our lives!  From Lexi’s antics to my exercising nightmares!