I’m Back

Whew, I may finally be getting a hang of this two kid thing. It has been absolutely crazy the last few weeks. Reagan doesn’t go to bed until late, 11:00 – midnight somewhere. She sleeps one 6 hour stretch, which is great, and then is up every two hours to eat. Of course, Syd wakes up between 8 – 9 am so not much sleep going on for us parents right now. Syd has also been fighting me majorly on naptime. She sneaks out of her room and sees me with the baby and thinks she is missing out on something. So I put her back in bed kicking and screaming. This can go on for an hour before she is so worn out that she collapses on the floor. If she doesn’t take a nap you don’t want to be anywhere near her in the evenings, grouch! Our neighbor told us to put a baby gate in her door to lock her in. Good idea will try that next. She is definitely getting a little more jealous of this new baby that gets so much of Mommy’s time. I get lots of, “Mama, baby go night night now.” But loves her lots if Mom is giving them both attention at the same time.
I have not lost a single pound since coming home from the hospital. They say breastfeeding takes off the pounds, bullcrap. I have just decided to try and keep on the move throughout the day to try and start losing some pounds. Very hard when I am constantly nursing, but am trying. I really need to start walking or treadmilling, but have found many reasons to put it off. Too tired, others things to do, need to play with Syd, clean, cook, errands. Just need to kick my self in gear and get it done. I absolutely hate being this heavy right now. But the motivation is not there yet.
What else? I have gotten my spring checklist done. Had carpet cleaned, had windows cleaned, did all spring yardwork, planted annuals, ( with help from my Dad), took all cats to spa to get baths. First cat baths since I have owned them. Figured it was time. Tibbs is 12 years old so kinda gross now that I think about it. May just make that a yearly thing now. It got rid of all the spring shedding in the house. Also, the window cleaner said he killed a huge black widow in Reagan’s bedroom window. Just lovely if my kid would have gotten biten in her own crib. Good thing she is still in our room for moment.
I am sure you all heard from brandon that our radon test came out very high. An average of 12, but went up to 17 at times. Anything over a 4 is unsafe. Someone told us that a rating of 21 is like smoking 12 cigars a day. Brandon has been really nervous that he has been breathing that in for 4 years now. He has had this weird cough the last couple of years so of course its making him nervous that its the start of lung problems. Not too cool. I have a guy coming in the morning to see what he can do to get rid of it for us. Just our luck that we just finished the basement and that is where he will need to work. I am hoping he doesn’t need to break into the wall to install the radon fans, but don’t know yet. All you out there should get your house tested ASAP. Radon is the cause of 30% of all lung cancer cases. Not fun stuff. And it can be anywhere, not just Colorado.
All of Syd’s classes have ended so I am stuck at home with her for the summer. I wasn’t going to renew gymnastics or music class for the summer but am rethinking that. It would be nice to still get her out a couple of times a week so she doesn’t get too bored. Just hope Reagan doesn’t act up in the classes too much. Will just have to give it a try.
Lastly, I think we have decided on Puerto Vallarta for our fall/winter vacation this year. I was doing some research on it this week and it looks great. It is on a huge bay and the beaches look awesome. The hotels I have been looking at look great with huge pools and kid activities. Just need to research the area a little more now to see what else there is to see in the area. But, at this point I am mostly interested in lying at the beach and soaking in the huge pools. It is also a direct 3 hour flight from Denver so that can’t be beat with two kids. Hope to see you there.
For now I will have to settle on going to our little reservoir for some beach time. We are going to get a summer pass this year and will probably hang out there many weekends this summer. It is great because we can take the dogs in for a swim and cool off in this heat. And its only a 2 minute drive from the house. Takes us longer to pack up the kids and dogs. The dog area is also not used too much so not too many people around you. Those who are there are very spread out so as to avoid getting the dogs too close to one another. Its also very clean for a lake so should be fun.
That’s all I know for now. And besides I hear Miss Reagan stirring. Maybe I’ll get a chance to write again next month 🙂

  • Mom

    Next Month!!!! Hope it’s not that far away. I’ve been working til 8pm for about 10 days straight, honey. Once I get Ron fed, clothes cleaned, et cetera — you know the routine. Then, it’s this time of night and too late to call. want to try to get a hold of you before I leave for the wedding. Kurt’s going to help me drive and I think Tom’s going to try to go if he’s feeling better – has a good day a bad day, — and on. Worried about his healing. Ben’s met a very nice girl and very happy. So,,, I am too. Excited about Ed’s graduation party and Ryan’s birthday. You’re doing great with the girls, honey — Comes from a two wonderful grandmas you had. Love Mom

  • Carole Fuller

    Thanks for the update! Love to hear how you and the girls are doing. I know that a schedule like that is exhausting but try and enjoy it as it all goes by so fast. Hey, I just signed up for a Mexican cooking class…count us in!