When I was pregnant with Boogie, I was tired all. the. time. Not only was I tired, but I was sick all. the time.   I never got that boost of energy you hear about in second trimester, and although I did “nest” at the end of second trimester and the beginning of third, it took a lot out of me getting her room ready and everything. This time around, as soon as I hit about 14 weeks and my nausea went away I found so much energy! I got the house clean EVERY day! Dinner was cooked when J got home… it was amazing. Now I’m 25 weeks and 2 days and two weeks away from third trimester, and I have no energy. None. Nadda. Zilch. And the timing is awful.

I’ve mentioned it before, but this is my last semester at the local community college and I’ll finally be done with my Associate’s Degree (just general education). I’m taking TWO Biology classes and a literature class, because that is ALL I lack to graduate! Luckily they are all online so I can stay ahead and get as much done before Bubby arrives… but now I’m dreading how hard it’s going to be with Boogie being a toddler and getting into everything and this new exhaustion I’m feeling. Today was rough. I left the same time J did for work to go pick up my books from the bookstore at school, and after waiting in line for 45 minutes I was told that there was a lock on my account and I’d need to go speak to financial aid. Wonderful. Up until this point Boogie was being a very good girl. Waited in financial aid for 45 minutes with about 40 other people, who a vast majority of were waiting for the same reason I was, to be told that it was a simple misunderstanding and to go try again. Luckily the guy who tried checking me out before didn’t make me wait in line again and held my books for me until I came back. So about 2 hours later with a grumpy, hungry and sleepy toddler I was finally on my way… to my other errands.

There are only a few things we have left to purchase for Bubby. Main thing being a car seat, which I found the one I wanted at Babies R Us and it’s on sale… so hopefully getting that on Friday. Other than that we lack a baby bath tub (we didn’t use one with Boogie, we actually showered with her… but I don’t see that being remotely possibly this time around), baby mittens (love those things), medela milk storage bags, bibs, and his coming home outfit. So I wanted to price a few things, including other things we don’t necessarily need but I’d like to have, and then was going to come home and eat lunch. We got home later than planned, and ending up going to see mom at school (teacher work day)… that was a disaster. Boogie has become a very sensitive little girl and burst into tears when the main teacher mom works with was discussing changes to the room with my mom (they are both loud… we think Boogie thought he was angry with mom or something)… then the other assistant mom works with acted like she was crying (thinking it would make Boogie laugh) and she burst into tears… AGAIN. Yikes! I knew we needed to eat soon, so mom and the other assistant said it was fine to leave Boogie with them while I ran across the street to get us some lunch before heading to mom’s house. I was gone MAYBE 15 minutes… and came back to Boogie in tears AGAIN! Needless to say… I was done for the day.

Things were better once we got to mom’s, but I was exhausted. Boogie took a cat nap on the porch on my lap and then woke up long enough to play with them for a bit before mom left for her part time job. Now we’re home… and luckily Boogie sat in my arms long enough for me to doze for a minute (I’m a light sleeper, she moves I wake up… works out well!) but I think that just made me feel worse!

So anyways, this new exhaustion hitting me is NOT fun. It doesn’t make anything easy and I’m praying that I’ll get through this semester and be able to graduate! Thanks for reading my mumble jumble of a vent. At least I’m almost in the last trimester…. right?

Summer Blog Challenge, Day 13

Going Green with the Grizls

Day 13: How You See Yourself by the End of the Year

Our whole family dynamics will be different by the end of this year. I will be a mother of two little ones (I’m still having trouble wrapping my mind around that one) who will be 1 month and 2 years old. I will have been married for 5 years and that is INSANE! I see myself graduated from the community college with my Associate in Arts, nursing nursing nursing 24/7, chasing a rambunctious toddler, starting tot school with my girl, and hopefully planning on a big move for the Spring. Lots of big things happening this year…

It’s Official

I have reached a new level of crazy. As I have mentioned before, I am lacking THREE classes to graduate. THREE. One of my biggest issues the last few years is that when I would go to sign up for classes, the classes I needed were never available (some of the classes I needed online are only offered during certain times, and when I would go to sign up for those classes they were full). It was incredibly frustrating. So… 3 years later and I am SO close to being done, and since I’ve been here so long, I was able to sign up for the three classes I need ONLINE for the fall. But… WAIT. This baby is due in November, about 2 weeks shy of the end of semester. So yes, I am certifiably insane. It’s official. I’m hoping I can do it! I am only taking the three classes, however they are not easy classes. Intro to Biology, Environmental Biology, and Intro to American Literature. That means a LOT of reading, a LOT of assignments, and two labs in addition to those 3 classes. EEK! Please pray for me… I’m determined to finally graduate and be done. Someday I will go back to school and finish my Bachelor’s and then pursue Graduate school… but that will not be until our children are grown (and we are done… which could be 3 or 4 children… who knows!). I’m scared to death, but I’m hoping that things will be a bit easier with an almost 2 year old, and maybe just maybe I can work ahead and be done before Baby Bubby or Sissy arrives… right?

4 Years of Blogging!

I realized today that I have officially been blogging for four years! When I started this blog we were planning a move to a new state, hadn’t even been married for a year and were learning what it’s like to be husband and wife. It’s amazing what four years can do in a young couple’s life! J has come so far in his career path, we’ve had a beautiful little girl who continues to grow, learn, and surprise me everyday…. and I couldn’t be happier.

We’re facing a lot of changes in this upcoming year, and while it’s incredibly exciting it’s also incredibly terrifying. J will be completing his certification in October and will start looking for a CDM job immediately. We’d love to stay right here in our beautiful mountains, but realistically we know that in order to do what’s best for our family we may have to make the choice to move. This is also my last semester of school for now. I am still lacking 3 classes to get my Associates but J and I have decided that it’s time to take a break and focus on our family. I’m not looking forward to starting payments on my student loans (actually I’m absolutely terrified), but it has to be done and we will get through it!

This summer we are hoping to transition Boogie into a big girl bed, she is finally sleeping through the night! She just randomly started sleeping last Saturday… there have been two nights since then where she woke up one or two times but it didn’t take much to get her back to sleep! It’s incredible getting so much sleep! We tried so many different things to get Boogie to sleep and the more we tried the more she fought us…. so as I had told J over and over again, I had high hopes that she would just figure it out on her own. So ha! I was right! 😉

Another thing we are hoping to do is to get a family pass through our local nature center (if you are unfamiliar with what that is, it’s basically a small zoo with animals found in our ‘part of the woods’), it will give us a huge discount and even free entry into many zoos and aquariums all over the country. Now, we definitely won’t be traveling all over the country, but there are several participating zoos within a 2-3 hour drive from us. Boogie loved the aquarium we took her too on our mini vacation a few months ago, so I know this will be a great treat for her this summer!

We are also looking forward to really diving into “Tot School”… basically preschool for homeschoolers! I have a lot of fun activities and such that I want to do with Boogie, we have already made her magnet/chalk board and have purchased the Leapfrog Alphabet toy, a batch of numbers (which actually includes math symbols and things which will be great for later on!), and some Melissa and Doug Animals. Boogie loves to learn, she loves to read, she loves to color and explore…. so I have high hopes that she will enjoy some of the things I have planned!

Other than that I don’t have anything to share! May is coming up soon, so I will be working on my book post (aka What’s On Your Nightstand?), and I’m going to start my Five Question Friday posts again tomorrow. I’m hoping to start updating a lot more, especially since I won’t have school to weight me down, and I want to post more updates on Boogie for family members because I’m taking a step back from Facebook. Not leaving… just not going on there all the time like I had been. Anyways, that’s it for now!

A Little of This… A Little of That

My life as a blogger at the moment is in meltdown mode… I just don’t ever have the time or patience to sit down and type. However, at the moment my daughter is nursing to sleep and I do NOT want to read anymore American History… so here I am!

What’s new? Boogie cut a tooth on Saturday, you can’t really SEE it yet, but you can definately feel it with your finger! She is still not crawling, but that’s really no surprise… she IS still pulling up on everything in her reach and has contemplated a career similar to Evil Kenevil’s! Yesterday we were playing in the floor of her room, I was doing some reading for school and she was just doing her usual thing of picking up a toy… throwing it… screaming at me… and repeat! Well, she decided that it would be great fun to pull up on my shirt, and in the process ended up nose diving right into the closet door (which was open, so she hit the edge where it folds out when you open it). She hits her noggin a lot, but this time she SCARED me. It left an indention, she locked up and didn’t breathe for a minute before she started screaming… and even nursing wouldn’t calm her down. So we called the pediatrician and they had us bring her in just in case. Thankfully she is OK, and she was back to her normal self within an hour… but AH! And I’m not one of those mom’s who freaks out when her kid falls… seriously, this kid hits her head atleast twice a day! Ay yi yi!

J is almost done with his class… we’ll be signing him up and paying a hefty fee for his exam this fall and he’ll take it in March (I think). Hopefully there will be more changes in the next few weeks for him job wise, so we’ll see what happens!

I’m in school. It sucks. I’m ready to be done so I can just relax and enjoy being a mommy. Oh… but I did learn one really cool thing! There was a short little info section on Huron Indians in the 16th century! Did you know that they breastfed their kids until they were 3 or 4 years old? So ha! Proof! I’m not a wierdo, my kid’s only 8 months old! :-p And I bet THEY didn’t use nursing covers! Sorry… I couldn’t help myself.

Ummm…. anything else I haven’t already blogged about? Vacation may or may not happen when we’d like it too… more on that later…. possibly going to Ohio to see my mom’s side of the family (hopefully)…. oh. And Boogie is now 18lbs and slowly moving up to 12-18 month clothing. AND she’ll be 8 months old in 5 days. Where is my 5lb squishy? And since I don’t have a graceful way to end this random post….. bye!