Thursday, February 24, 2011


-We've all been a little under the weather here lately. We've just been passing a cold back and forth for what seems like weeks. I've never really gotten it, but yesterday I started feeling pretty lousy. I had a cough, and I just felt run down. I think the months of not getting a good night's sleep are just catching up with me. Jude has been sleeping worse ever since he was sick last weekend. I don't know what to do about that. I'm PRAYING that he will go back to only waking up once a night soon. Or, better yet, that he'll sleep though the night!! Anyway, David took the kids to church last night, and I stayed home and took a nap. Then we went to bed at 10:00, and Jude actually had a decent night. However, Aubrey woke up at 6:40 coughing :( I am feeling much better today after some rest, though. I'm ready for this cold/sinus bug to go away and stay away!

-It's been SO warm here lately. Yesterday it was in the 80's. It's great and beautiful, but I feel like I can't even really enjoy it because I know that warm springy weather in February is going to = tornadoes at some point. Sure enough, there is a chance for tornadoes tonight. I'm just trying not to worry too much and praying that nothing comes of it. The bad weather is supposed to be here late tonight/early morning (last I heard), and tornadoes anytime are bad, but I can't even imagine what it would be like to have to get the kids out of bed in the middle of the night to go take shelter in the bathroom. That would just be a nightmare. Of course, we'll do what we need to do. And no, I still don't have my storm shelter :(

-I think the time has arrived to potty train Aubrey. I can't believe it's even time to think about that. I've really been in no hurry, but lately she has started saying she needs to "tee tee" and she will go into the bathroom and take her diaper off and sit on her little potty. I guess those are signs of readiness. Ha! She has actually gone to the bathroom several times today with no accidents, so I guess we're officially potty training. I feel so clueless about how I'm supposed to go about it. For example, some people highly recommend pull ups and others say they are pointless and a waste of money. I guess we'll just have some trial and error.

-I've been making some small changes around the house. Nothing drastic! I'm on the hunt for a different coffee table and curtains for the living room/kitchen. I've brought SO many curtains home to try, but nothing has really worked so far. I'm trying to do this economically, but we have LOTS of huge windows, so that's proving to be a challenge. I would love to have them made, but that's just going to be ridiculous (as far as price). We'll see.

-Speaking of the house, several times I've started to take pictures of Jude's room to post on here, but I always just feel like his room is missing something. It just doesn't feel "finished" to me. I told David the other day that I kind of have regret that we didn't do the stripes in his room like I originally planned. I wanted to do a chair rail and paint very subtle, neutral stripes below it, but we just ran out of time before Jude was born. Now I'm thinking I might still want to do something like that. David thinks it's pointless since Jude is already 7 months old, and if our next baby is a girl, we would have to repaint the room anyway. (Sidenote: our next baby is not in the near future ;) But I think that if we painted stripes or something like that, we could leave them, because the walls are neutral. They would go with our girl bedding, or we could even use Jude's bedding for a girl. It's pretty gender neutral. We'll see how that all pans out ;-)

-Aaaad... I think that's enough randomness for one day. I'm about to go attempt naptime. It hasn't been going well this week (for either child), so wish me luck!


Sarah Denley said...

So many of the children a little older than AP at MDO are starting to potty train now. I'm like you- I don't even know where to start. I think she's getting close to being ready, but she's not really there yet and I kind of want to wait until after Graves gets her anyway. Plus, the transition to a big bed is going to be change enough. I'll be waiting to hear all your tips.

BTW, NOBODY at MDO does pull ups. All the moms just think they're pointless. I can imagine if you're going somewhere, though, it wold be beneficial, especially if it's a ride longer than fifteen minutes or so.

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