I cannot believe Keir will be 21 months tomorrow! He has grown so fast. Too tired tonight to write much more. I had a root canal yesterday. Apparently I’ve made sure to have all the possible complications.
On the bright side, I’ve met my first goal weight of 150 lbs.! I’ve set my next goal at 145. I now actually weigh less than I did when I first became pregnant. Definitely good news from the diabetes standpoint.
Well, It’s been a while since I last posted. Keir and I spent the summer with Kevin’s parents in Spokane. His mother’s cancer came back, and was too far along by the time they discovered it. Chemo might have been an option, but not with her heart problems and diabetes. She passed away at the end of July. We finally headed back home at the end of August, after working hard to get the estate squared away and Kevin’s father in a good place. He seems to be doing better now.
I also have a nephew that was born a few days ago! Cameron was born happy and healthy. I can already imagine Keir running up and giving him a huge hug like he did to his cousin Caden when they met this summer. He was fascinated by him.
Keir is 17 months old today. He says a couple of words now. Not much, but he’s starting. He’s also ADDICTED to bananas. Like, hardcore. He starts harassing you immediately if he sees you with one. He’s also unfortunately really hooked on Cheeto’s. Nothing against the company that makes them, but I don’t want him to be as bad about junk food as his dad and I are. Of course ,that means we are going to have to work on our own eating habits, because we’re the number one examples for him. Being a responsible parent is turning out to be a lot of work!
We’re finally cutting our second and last crop of hay this week. If the rain holds off. We wanted to cut two weeks ago, but the weather hasn’t been cooperative. Really want to get it cut before the cold kills it off and it loses most of it’s nutritional value. Our last crop was sub-par, with the lack of rain we had earlier this year. This one looks to be much better ,though I see more weeds out there than I’d like, but it’s really not too bad. Napoleon certainly seems to approve of the crop when we ride out in the fields.
Kevin has been trained on a new area at work, and put on a new team. It seems to bode well for him there. After hearing about some local newspaper articles about his company’s merger with Express Scripts, we have been a little worried that they may move out of the Memphis area. But since they’re continuing to expand his training, hopefully that is a good sign. Time will tell, but he’s really happy there, and it’s a great job for him. One that he’s good at.
Keir is 1 year old this month! And starting to walk more and more. He is at the 5th percentile though, so we are trying to fatten him up. Developmentally he is doing well otherwise. He had his first illness with a bad fever, but he is feeling fine now. Kevin and I are heading to Hot Springs thus weekend. May hit Magic Springs and do some rides. I am surprised I’ve never been there. But it’s never too late.
Today has been absolutely exhausting. Keir has not been feeling too great, so I’ve not gotten any good amount of sleep. He’s doing better now, but oy. I don’t think he’ll sleep too well tonight. I guess we shall see.
I did manage to get my Netherwing dailies underway on Warcraft. Got almost to honored before the quests ran out. I’m really hoping it will go faster than what it says on my 40 day guide.
The other day, we had breakfast at the Pancake Shop in Memphis after dropping the SUV off to have a new stereo put in (my Valentine’s present). I got pancakes but didn’t finish them, so we got boxes to take it home with. Anyway, fast forward to a day later, and Kevin is munching on said leftovers. He likes to hang out in the play yard that we have set up for Keir that takes up most of the living room floor. Then he gets up and goes to play on his computer. I hear thumping on the floor, and investigate. Keir is playing with a fork, and he is sitting in the middle of strewn pancakes, with a HUGE GRIN on his face. He’s obviously having a blast eating the pancakes and playing with the fork and making a huge mess. I laugh, and then make Kevin clean it all up. Keir looked a little bit sad.
Keir and I are struggling to stay awake right now. It is not working. He’s been getting up quite early lately. Early for me, anyway. And now he just gave in to Sleep. I think I may join him soon.
Kevin and I booked our trip last night. Got a balcony stateroom on the Carnival Conquest for December. We’re taking the train down to New Orleans and staying overnight there before we head out for the Caribbean. I think it will be fun! I’m beginning to get excited. I’ve never actually been out of the USA before, so it will be a new experience for me.
Okay time to go back to sleep for a bit.
I can’t believe Keir is nearly 5 months old! He has just outgrown the size 1 diapers, with the exception of the store brand ones we bought at Target to keep in the car. So I’m using those on him now. They actually work quite well. At his last appointment on September 9th, he weighed 13 lbs. 13 oz. I am confident that he is bigger than that now, though I haven’t taken the time to weigh him.
He’s been doing better and better with sleeping through the night. This morning he didn’t wake up until 10:30! Really helped me with my insomnia issue. I definitely appreciate him taking pity on me.
I’m pretty sure my sleeping problems stem from the post-partum depression I’m dealing with, though I think I’m improving on that front. Family issues aren’t really helping, especially when they try to guilt trip me.I’m so thankful for my therapist. She has really been helping me through all of this.
I haven’t had much luck on the job front thus far, but I’ve been keeping myself busy by designing and setting up a website for our hay farm. It’s beginning to take shape and if you like, you can view it at www.whisperingmeadows.co.cc though it is still a work in progress. I’m thinking of trying to start my own website hosting company, though at the moment it is more of an idea, but I’m doing some research on it. If I’m going to do it, I want to do it right.
Little Bit just fell asleep. I don’t think I’m going to ever get over how cute I find him.
Keir is sleeping soundly, and my back is killing me. Glad one of us is relaxed. I’ll catch up on sleep when I am dead. Oh, and my sister is still….the way she has always been, to put it lightly. It seems my parents are possibly beginning to actually take notice. Guess we’ll see how that turns out.
Well, our little one has been consistently sleeping through the night. And as of the last two nights, he’s been sleeping for at least 8 hours. Tickled about this? I must say I am. We are so blessed to have such a laid back little boy. Though, he does have quite a temper at times! I love him so much, it’s amazing to see him grow and develop. I am excited to discover the person he is going to become. Every day, he becomes more inquisitive, and learns more about the world, and at the same time, he’s teaching me new things as well. It’s wonderful. We took him on his first cross-country trip two weeks ago, and he did great! Slept through all four plane rides. We did have a couple of hiccups on the part of the airline (namely their booking our three month old boy on a separate flight to Chicago while our tickets were headed to Denver), but everything was quickly and efficiently sorted out, and we were on our way in no time. I also met the family of my husband’s ex-fiancee, which..was interesting. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I must it did bring up some immature feelings (aka the green eyed monster), but they were more than welcoming to me, and I liked them all very much.
Well, I have not updated in ages, as I’ve had my hands full to say the least. I gave birth on May 9th, after being induced 3 weeks early. I made it to 3 centimeters dilated before they decided they were going to have to do a c-section. Keir was born at 6:42 pm, weighing 6 lbs. 3 oz.
He’s now more than two months old, and we have both learned so much! Despite being a preemie, he seems to be advanced developmentally. He’s cuter than I ever could have imagined. Kevin has actually been helping me quite a bit, though he’s not perfect (who is?). Keir now weighs almost double what he did at birth. He’s been sleeping through the night fairly consistently (around 10-11pm. to about 6am.), so we are doubly blessed to have such a laid back baby.
I’ve started jobhunting a little bit, but not putting much effort into it yet. While I really want to work, it’s going to be very difficult to leave him. I’m still learning to cope with everything that comes at me, and I sometimes feel overwhelmed. But I’m pretty sure that feeling is normal. And I’m fortunate to have my parents living nearby to take care of him when I need a break on the weekends. It’s hard to stay out late, though. I get wiped out quickly.
All in all, life is pretty good. I am looking forward to finding my first post-grad job, but Life has decided that I probably need to wait a bit before that happens.