Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Preschool and poop....

My most favorite time of year is right around the corner and I am most excited!!! I LOVE FALL!! I can tell the seasons are getting ready to change. The sky to me seems more blue and you can just feel it in the air! I love fall!! Plus, my birthday is in October so that is another reason;).

Today we went to meet with Claire's preschool teachers. This is her last year of preschool. Wow, that doesn't seem real. Anyways, I think she is going to have a great year. Two of her best friends will be back and she has another good buddy that is joining the crowd this year!! I think I'm more excited about that than Claire! Brooke just sat in her daddy's lap, taking it all in. In a couple of years, Brooke will be heading off to preschool....I'm not even going to go there.

Speaking of Brooke, let me just tell you about this baby. She is doing great, sleeping completely through the night, starting to get into a routine. But, she doesn't poop. Hardly ever. This past time she went 10 days without pooping. I have talked with our pediatrician about this and he doesn't seem too concerned. She is solely a breast milk baby so I know that she is completely digests all of that. She had been going once a week on Saturdays, and then it moved to Tuesdays and now who knows. I finally called the nurse and she gave us some pointers to try,which included giving diluted apple juice, to try and get things moving. Brooke didn't seem to care for that too much but it did the trick;). But you know, to not have pooped for 10 days, she has been the most content and happy baby ever!! I love her, stopped up and all!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A whole bunch of stuff...

Lauren on her first day of 2nd grade
Today is the first day of school here at the Magic McCain's. Lauren is a big 2nd grader. Gosh, I can't believe it. She went to bed a little teary eyed last night, worrying about failing and getting in trouble with her dad, and school hasn't even started. She is growing up way too fast for me. She is getting out of that little girl stage and I can't stand it. She looked so grown up this morning with her pretty new outfit and ears pierced.

I had the girls pictures done this week. Can I just say awesome!!! Lauren and Claire did great and so did Brookie!! She was all slobber and tongue showing for most of the pics because she was "talking" but we got tons of smiles from her too!! She is 3 months old....whew, that flew by!

I posted this on fb but I'm going to elaborate on here a little more. It was Tuesday when I had the girls pics done. I worked this past weekend for the first time since Brooke was born. Now for those of you who know me, Tuesdays are usually my recoup days. I'm not good for much of anything on that day cause I'm trying to play catch up. Well, I only got a couple of hours sleep on Monday. I woke up on Tuesday at 11am (and yes, all 3 of my children slept that late!!). Our appointment was at 1:10pm. Needless to say I started in high gear. Had to iron all of their clothes, pump, get everything together, get the girls ready, feed the baby and take a shower. Thank goodness I had my Lauren. She and Claire got their own clothes on while I gave Brooke a bath and then Lauren fed Brooke while I took a shower. I did not fix my hair or put on good makeup. Mama's can get away with that sometimes;). Then we went and picked up my niece, Cambridge, so she could help me out. We made it on time for the pics, praise the Lord!! Well, after the pics were done, we ate at the best ice cream place and we all did a little shopping. While helping Cambridge decide about some clothes, there was a lady in the dressing room with her two daughters, who were about 13 and 15. They were getting school clothes. This lady turns to me and says, "Excuse me, but I think you are so beautiful. You should be a model, you are so pretty." I'm sure my jaw dropped 15 feet! I had to ask her if she was talking about me and she said yes! I touched her on the shoulder and said thank you and that she had made my day. Now, let me tell you I was looking some kind of rough. My hair was crazy frizzy, my clothes looked bad and no makeup. That lady made me feel so good!!! It's been a long time since I had someone other than family tell me that and you know, it really made this tired, fat, losing hair, face breaking out, stressed a little mama feel really special! Maybe I still have it....

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It's about that time....

Tomorrow my sweet girl will be 12 weeks old and that means it's time for me to head back to work. My lovely hiatus is over. I go back to work this weekend. I'm sad but at the same time looking forward to it. I'm ready for some adult conversation and some stimulation to my brain! I went in today for a little while just to get reacquainted with our computer system and workflow. I also needed to have my passwords reset so that I could log on to the computer so I could work. I felt like a fish out of water. I think I'll be okay though. It all started coming back to me after a few minutes. I just hope I don't have anything weird happen because then I'll definitely be up the creek. This mommy brain just doesn't work as well as it use too. It was good to see all of my coworkers today. I think they have missed me;).

Please keep me in your prayers and Mark as well. He is going to have to tackle all 3 girls on his own this weekend and he hasn't had to do that yet. I know that he'll be fine.

Also, my precious girl turned 7 today. Lauren has had the best birthday this time around, or at least that is what she has been telling me. She got her ears pierced last week, had two parties on Saturday (a friend party and then the family party), went to Wet-n-Wild water park, went swimming with a good friend, then slumbered in the most beautiful place in the world with her sister and Aunt Allie. She definitely has had a good 7th birthday. Happy Birthday, Lauren!!!!!