School called this afternoon saying that Tyler was sick. I picked him up, gave him some meds and he went to sleep. Woke him up a couple hours later, made him shower and was getting ready to work on his homework with him when he hurled ALL OVER the entryway. LOTS. Then in the kitchen sink. Lovely. He seems to be doing better now.
My house is clean and it feels good.
Ava is changing so much everyday, it is crazy. She has added quite a few words to her vocabulary-- night-night, ball, out, bath, Tyler (Ty-er to be exact) Daddy, Mommy, and of course the other words she was already saying-- Ma Ma, DaDa, bite, baby, puppy, bye bye, baba... (I am sure I have left a couple out, but that's all I can think of right now.
Having Tyler here with us has been great. We bought him some new school supplies, went through all of his school work and got him organized. He had an extra credit project due today that we worked on with him last night, and he actually turned it in today! I am so proud! He has a really hard time with responsibility, organization, and turning assignments in.
Ava fell today and split the inside of her lip. The piece of skin that connects your top lip to your gums- split it. It took forever to stop bleeding! But she was perfectly fine after that and it hasn't bothered her since. I am going to keep an eye on it just to make sure it doesn't get infected or anything, but I am sure it'll be fine.
Ava had an awesome birthday party. My camera is sort of broken so I wasn't able to get any pictures, but thankfully my Daddy took tons and put them on a disc for me. I still need to put them in a slide show and post them. My Dad, Maw-Maw, Paw-Paw and I all took Ava to the Children's Museum on her actual birthday. She really enjoyed that. I want to take her back now that the new tot spot has opened up. We also went to lunch at Luby's and they sang happy birthday to her and gave her a strawberry cheesecake that we all enjoyed.
Elise is having some behavioral problems and went to the doctor last week. They said that she is ADD and will be seeing a psychiatrist.... Her mother is being pretty immature towards Michael right now. It's pretty ridiculous actually, but that's another story for a different day.
I miss my Mom, Corey and the kids terribly and am hoping that I can take a trip to see her soon.
The New Bean is doing well from what I can tell. I haven't been to the doctor yet but by my calculations, I am about 3 1/2 months along (a little over 14 weeks). I have only gained 3 lbs from my normal average weight of 110lbs. I have a little bit of a belly, but it feels more like a gut at this point. I have had more cravings this time around then I did with Ava. And I normally don't turn doing my cravings...
My dad had surgery about a week ago and is doing well save for a little pain and about 10 staples across his stomach.
Michael told Melanie (Tyler's mom) that he was sick and she decided to leave work (she is a stripper) and come over to our house in her skimpy outfit, sit on our couch, and talk to Tyler like he was 4, for about 30 minutes. It was quite entertaining to say the least. Might I mention that tonight was the first time that we have communicated with her at all since court.
Every time I think about blogging (which is pretty much everyday) I feel like I have SO much to post about and now I am at a loss. I think it is because I like to post about everything that goes on and I have missed so many days that it just feels like I am leaving s lot of things out. Which I am sure that I am, but at this point some of it is irrelevant I guess. This blog is my way of keeping track of all the little (and big) things that go on in our lives which is why I post about things that don't seem too important. I am horrible with dates so if I want to look back on a specific thing, here it is!
Ok, I am rambling now. Hope to get back to regular blogging soon.
I can't believe that I didn't even post on my daughters birthday.
I haven't posted pictures.
I haven't posted certain events.
Not to mention that Ava's 5th tooth broke through and her 6th is getting really close to breaking through.
She has learned a few new things, words and such.
And did I mention that I didn't even post on her birthday??
What kind of mother blogger am I?
I am posting to bitch and complain about not posting, only to NOT post about previously mentioned things.
Yep, that's right.. This is just a teaser post, if you will.
Things have been CRAZY BUSY around here and I just haven't had the time. I am sure that I think at least once or twice a day "I need to blog about this. I need to post about that." But I just haven't had the time to do so. When I do have time, it is usually when Ava is napping and I can't lie, I am usually napping right along with her!
Tyler moved in with us Friday. He misses his Mom and Logan but he happy to be here with us. The transition is going well thus far and I am confident things will continue to go well. We went up to his school on Friday and switched all of the paper work into our names and our information. We already have a meeting with all of his teachers scheduled as well as an ARD meeting.
My dad had surgery Thursday and should hopefully be going home tomorrow.
We spent WAYYY too much money at the grocery store. A new record for us.
The house has been an absolute MESS, basically since the birthday party! Michael and I tag teamed today and got quite a bit of laundry and cleaning done. I am certain that tomorrow will consist of more cleaning.
Kathie had her beautiful baby boy, Dash who is in NICU for a couple of weeks due to a possible infection. Please keep her and baby Dash in your prayers.
Sorry to keep it short. Hope to get things on track around here soon, get a schedule going and get adjusted to the new changes and I'll be back up and running again!
As I mentioned in the previous post, there were some things that I had wanted to post about because, at the time, I was upset about them and needed to get it off my chest.
First one being the ex wife-Melanie #2-Elise's mother. (Yes, Michael has 2 ex wives, both named Melanie. Not to mention that his mother's name is also Melanie..) I am hoping to find the time to express my feelings about her and the numerous things we have gone through in dealing with her since Michael and I met. It has not been easy, by far! Being a step parent is VERY hard, especially when dealing with someone like her. I just try to remind myself that things could always be worse. We have had times that weren't so bad, but the bad totally wipes the good out by far. Hopefully, I will just suck it up and find the time to write about it, but it is definitely another post for another day!
Another thing I had wanted to get into was my frustrations about court and the fact that we did not get our answer when we were told that we would. The judge told us that we would know anywhere from Tuesday (last week) at the earliest, to Friday at the latest. Friday came and went and still no answer. We were on our tip toes all week waiting for our answer and to not get it when we were told, was pretty nerve racking and quite stressful. All that aside, I am very happy to say that WE WON !!! Tyler is with us this weekend, but will not make the official move until Friday of next week. I am SO excited and am really looking forward to having him here with us. I am so thankful that we were able to get him away from the mental, emotional, and verbal abuse that Jereme (Tyler's step-father) put him through. Tyler finally told his mother the other day that if she had left Jereme a long time ago, none of this court stuff would have ever happened, but that she decided to choose Jereme of him. I couldn't believe that he actually said that to her! But on the same hand, I think it is good that he was able to express his feelings to her. We have already notice (and been told) of some differences in his mother and the way she does things. Her and her lifestyle is also another post for another day!
And the last thing that I wanted to talk about was Andi and the situation that happened- as far as me not keeping Chloe again. Basically, I had told her a while back that in the next couple of months I wouldn't be able to keep Chloe anymore. Basically, I just couldn't handle it anymore, I tried to talk to her about it and I ended up upsetting her. It basically blew up in my face. We have since talked about the situation and know that there was a lack of communication. I am happy to say that all is well and worked out. Thankfully!
So, all that being said, I can now move on to more recent things.
Amber and Jennifer's birthdays were both on the 3rd.
Katie's birthday was on the 6th.
Ava's first birthday party is tomorrow.
Well today was a LONG day my friends! LOTS of time with family which was great! But this getting up at 6am and going, going, going all day long has me beat!
I am completely in shock with the fact that my daughter is going to be 1 on Tuesday.
How in the heck did that happen? Where the heck did the time go?
I want to smile
at the same time.
Anyhow, I think that is a sufficient update for right now. Sorry that I have been MIA for a few days. I miss all you blogging buddies of mine and I really want to catch up on my blog reading soon! Hopefully next week!