March 26, 2008


Mikayla is all set to start preschool at the Lake School in the fall. In Gunnison there is one large preschool and it is run by the school district. There are other smaller preschools that are run by individuals and are more in line with a daycare than kindergarten. There is a very high demand to get into the Lake School because it is so cheap. I will be paying $184 for 4 - 1/2 days each week. It is so cheap because it is subsidized by the school district. It use to be first come first serve on registration day. This year they decided to do a lottery and Mikayla won! I am excited for my baby to start preschool but now I can say she is no longer my baby.

Spring in the Rockies

My husband asked me what the weather was suppose to be like today. Without even thinking about it I said it was suppose to get up to 45 and snow this afternoon. He looked at me like I was crazy - typical Spring weather in the Rockies.

On another note Lily slept from 10:30pm until 5am! It was wonderful to sleep 6 1/2 hours in one stretch. Lily and I had a great morning, playing, nursing, and just relaxing together with no other worries in the world.

March 24, 2008

Spring Has Arrived

In the mountains of Colorado the seasons do not change when the calender says they are suppose to. We get Winter much earlier than everyone else, Summer arrives much later than everyone else, and sometimes we don’t get Spring or Fall. But this year Spring is arriving on schedule.

Each Spring, there is a HUGE flock of birds that swirl around in the sky above our house. I don’t know what type of birds these are just that they are white and the fly in circles with more and more joining them. There are easily over 100 birds and they sound like turtle doves but they are too big to be turtle doves. They come from the east swirl around and eventually head west. It is a really cool sight to see all of these birds. It also marks the arrival of Spring. The days are much warmer, at night it is only getting down to about zero, and best of all the snow is melting. My driveway is a disaster - don’t come visit us right now unless you have 4-wheel drive and are very comfortable using it! So many people have gotten stuck in our driveway lately. The long part of the driveway is all mud, the river is completely open, and I love hearing the birds in the morning.

March 23, 2008

Horton Hears a Who

We took Mikayla to see Horton Hears a Who yesterday and she loved it. I was also impressed about how good she was. She sat there and watched it, of course she did talk some but no more than the other kids sitting around us. It was a very cute and funny movie - I loved it. Lily slept on my chest the whole time.

I have not been making enough breastmilk for all of the bottles Lily takes during a day. She normally takes one from Joe after I have gone to work. She snacks from 6am until I leave about 8am and then she wants more from Daddy. I send her with 4 bottles with 3 oz in each bottle to daycare. Then in the evening she snacks from me all night. (I think to her I am one big snack machine), then Joe gives her one more bottle around 8:30 to really fill her up so she won't wake up until around 3am. My friend Jen gave me some fenugreek to take. Hopefully that will help. During the work day I pump 3 times and then at home another time right before bed.

So far I have had to mix 2 bottles of formula with the breastmilk because there was not enough. Hopefully taking this fenugreek will help.

March 16, 2008

All In One Diapers For Sale

I really want to get rid of these so I having a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale.

Purchase one diaper for $9.00 and get the second diaper FREE!!

I have a bunch of misc All In Ones for Sale. They are all size small. None of the diapers have any staining on them.

Price includes shipping. All of the diapers come from a dog friendly, cat free and smoke free home. .

2 Little Pony Diapers with light blue inside

Dark Pink Lil Bummers with white inside.

March 11, 2008

Lily - 6 Weeks Old

I am finally sitting down to update everyone on how Lily is doing and to show you PICTURES. Lily is an excellent baby. She wakes up around 3am and then around 6am. You can't beat that. During the day she is excellent as well. As Mikayla would say she eats, sleeps, pees and poops. Mikayla loves her and loves being a big sister. Mikayla has also become a great helper.

Sometimes in the afternoon Lily will nap with me. It seems as if as soon as I get Mikayla down for her nap and I go to lay down for mine and get comfortable and I am just about ready to fall alseep, Lily wakes up. So I will pick her up and nurse her in bed with me because she will fall asleep next to me. Today I was able to nap for almost 2 hours. It was wonderful. I woke up suddenly at to hearing Mikayla yell Mommy, Mommy, Mommy from her room. I go into her room, still in a daze, and she is sitting up in bed playing with her dolly and she asks me for a diaper wipe for her baby!

This is Lily's other place to nap during the day.

Here is the happy baby.

Isn't this a cute outfit.

Here is a picture of Lily's room.

Daddy, Mikayla and Lily reading books.

Big Yawn

This is how Skylar lets me know that she wants in. She is looking into our living room.

Isn't this oneise cute!

March 10, 2008

Back to the Same Old Same Old

Today is my first day back at work and I am already bored! I managed to create enough work for me until now. This is why I hate my job - oh yeah memo to self - need to email resume to a couple of places in town.

I have missed Lily today. This morning and even now I want to hold my little girl. Mikayla was excited to go to school with Lily. Also once Mikayla got to school who two best buds, who left this daycare for a preschool, were there. They will be there all week because the preschool is closed for Spring Break. Mikayla was very happy to see them. I am sure I will here all about it tonight.

It was nice to be able to go for a 20 minute run at lunch time and not worry about the kids or what to do with them. It was also nice to run an errand without having to put two kids into the carseats, take them out and put them back in again. Being back at work has it positives and negatives.

March 7, 2008

New Baby Boy

I am so excited that I have to share this news with everyone. My sister had her first baby today. It was a boy and he weighed 7 pounds.

I thought sisters were suppose to be alike. My labors were both about 21 hours. My sister, her water broke around 4:30 this morning and she had him in less than 8 hours. As soon as she got her epidural in they checked her and she was fully dialiated and it was time to push!

Her little one did come early, she was right at 37 weeks. Can you believe she had a 7 pound baby and he was 3 weeks early?? Good thing he came early because if he had waited he would have been over 9 pounds I bet. Mom and baby are doing good. I think she is still in shock over what just happened. Because he came 3 weeks early they will have to wait until he is 48 hours old to go home.

March 5, 2008

Back to Work

I have decided to go back to work on Monday. For the next two weeks I am planning on working 3 days a week and then starting on March 24th I will go back to work full time. I am crying as I am writing this because I don't want to go back to work any earlier than I have to and I LOVE being a stay at home mom. But due to finances I am going to have to go back. I will only be bringing home about $65 a day before taxes and after childcare but it is better than what I am bringing home right now which is nothing.

I have looked for a waitress job but none are available right now. I am going to continue looking and hopefully I will find one in the next month or so when it gets busier in Gunnison.

I also wanted to go home to visit my family in April, especially since my sister's baby is due any day now. She is 37 weeks in a couple of days but she is already 3cm and 90% effaced! That trip will have to wait a few extra months but I am determined to see her before the end of the summer - hopefully sooner.

The good side of going back to work is that I have to take a lunch break every day so therefore I will be able to get a workout in! The other good side is that since I am going back to my borning job I will be able to blog much more!

So no more tears this is the way it has to be. I would love to be financially secure and be able to pay the bills every month - even if this means that I have to work full time. Right now even with a full time job all of the bills don't get paid. I am tired of this and I want to move to an area that will pay us what we deserve.

March 4, 2008

Nursing Issues - Gassy Baby

First of all I apologize for not blogging in quite awhile. As all of you with kids know it is hard to blog with an infant and a 2 1/2 year old running around. It was much easier to blog while I was at work bored out of my mind. I need to sit down and make a commitment to blog at least 3 times a week.

Lily has been a very gassy baby with lots of grunting, tooting, screaming while nursing and only pooping about once a day. Her poops are also VERY runy and sometimes they are green. I mentioned this to my friend Jen who was (I think she stopped) studing to be a certified lacation consultant. Jen said that Lily is getting too much foremilk and not enough hind milk. Which does make sense to me because in order to make sure I keeps the boobs even I switch her a lot. Lily will also do lots of snacking during the day so she is mostly getting foremilk.

Jen mentioned this to me yesterday so I have been working really hard on getting Lily to nurse much longer. It has been difficult because she will either fall asleep and not want to latch on again, fight me to latch on, or we are in public and it is not the best situation to really work with her. But I think we have been getting better.

Another thing Lily has been doing is getting up around 4am nursing for less than 10 minutes, then falling asleep and she won't latch on again. Then she will wake up an hour or so later and want to eat again. I just want a 2 hour stretch at that point. Today I have been pumping after some of the nursing sessions when I think she did not get enough hindmilk. I think I will feed her a bottle of this hindmilk when she wakes up at 4am tonight and then pump afterwards. Hopefully this will get her more of the hindmilk she needs and also get her to sleep a bit longer.