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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.


What a day/week December 11, 2009

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It’s finally Friday! Halle-freakin-llujah! This week has gone by super duper slow! Exaggerated by the fact that Lexi up and changed her sleep schedule without consulting anyone else in the house to see if we cared! And also compounded by the fact that I can’t sleep for shit anymore! This morning when I heard her talking at 8:20 I literally could not get out of bed. I finally drug myself out at 9. By this time she’s crying…not throwing a full-on fit, just crying. But, when I walked in her room and said her name, it scared her half to death and that sent her into the full-on fit. Gotta love it when your day starts that way! I fed her a bottle and sat her in the bouncy seat to go wash the bottle out and brush my teeth. As I’m walking back from the kitchen I hear her screaming. Get back in the living room to find her laying face down on the floor. She had tipped herself out of the bouncy seat face first. It’s pretty much my fault because I never strap her in. She’s usually only sitting in it for a few seconds and it’s never been an issue. But, I guess I will have to start strapping her in. However, she (nor I) learned her lesson because she almost did it again later on in the day. Crisis number 1 taken care of. Fast forward to this afternoon. I decided to take some pictures of her in her Christmas dress. I need to find something to go on a Christmas card. Horrible idea! Lexi wasn’t having any of it. She only wanted to do what SHE wanted to do and nothing else. We finally made it to 5:00 when Jacob got off work. We headed out to the bank, dinner, and to drive through Honor Heights Park in Muskogee, OK to see their Christmas lights. Jacob and I have gone every year that we’ve been together, and that’s where he proposed! So, we definately wanted to take Lexi there. I’m pretty sure she slept through the whole thing though. We got home right about Lexi’s bedtime…or used-to-be-bedtime. Finally gave up on getting her to fall asleep and put her in her crib at 10 (2 hours after bedtime), turned on her nursery rhyme soother thing and called it good. Hopefully there will be no waking up until the morning! And hopefully I can get some sleep tonight!
I did manage to get this today: