Wednesday, March 29, 2006

New Baby!!

Don't let the headline deceive you - the baby is not ours. Laura's sister, Amy, had a baby boy (Miles) on Sunday. We're hopefully going to see him soon. I'm excited to compare Miles and Isabel. There are times when I think Isabel is still so little. I'm looking forward to a good comparison. Maybe it will make me miss having a true little baby (and then again, it may remind me of the bliss of growing up).

That Darn Tooth!

Isabel has tooth #4 (which was erroneously reported as having been in a few weeks or so ago) coming in. She's been teething about a week and no breakthrough. I am ready for snaggletooth to be gone and for the snotting and coughing to be gone. She's been a bit grumpy, so I'm sure Laura's ready for that to end too. When will the madness end???

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Dad's weekend (with support) and a revelation

Laura had been planning a trip with her friend Bonnie for months now. Part of her plans included being away from Isabel, which meant it was time with dad for Isabel. We were just at my parents last weekend, but when I talked to my mom this week, I said in passing "hey, if you're bored, come down; it's just me and Iz - ha, ha." Well, I didn't think she'd take me seriously. It was Friday evening and the phone rang - it was my mom. She asked if she and dad could come down for the weekend. So, my plans to be super dad were thwarted - of which, I was perfectly fine with! :) Laura, however, was somewhat disappointed. She really wanted me to have Isabel by myself ALL weekend, so I could experience somewhat of what she goes through. It's funny, because this whole time with Isabel, Laura and I have striven to "teach" each other what one another is going through. After my mom called on Friday and Laura indicated her disappointment, I really wanted Laura to experience going to work like she used to and then come home and help with baby, home, etc. As I have reflected, maybe it's time to stop thinking like "you really need to experience what I am" and think more like "here's what I need, now what do you need?" Baby steps for everyone!

Monday, March 13, 2006

The 24 Hour Bug

I'm really tired of my family getting sick. This go-around was me - again. I just completed a full round of antibiotics on Friday and Sunday evening - BAM! I don't know what it was, but it created a 102 degree fever and I threw up (rather violently). Thank goodness it's Spring Break - not that get the week off, but things slow down this week so that when I took the day to get over being sick, I did so without freaking out about being behind. We have high schools students on campus Tuesday and Wednesday and the good news is, I should be fine. I'm just tired of sickness!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

My Thanks to JCPS

I would like to personally thank Jeff City Public Schools. As reported earlier, Laura was sad surrounding the circumstances of her former choir program. She would love to be in her old program teaching. But alas, just as I thought things were subsiding and possibilities in Kentucky were developing, her former Principal called to talk her into coming back. So, this is my thanks to the folks of JC public schools for opening a healing wound. Not that I'm blameless - I did drag Laura to Kentucky and I will be forever grateful for her selflessness in this matter. But seriously folks, unless you can fnd me a job, I don't think we're moving any time soon. (and no offense, but I'm thinking that neither MU is going to have a job for me nor is it in your all's ability to create one). The notion is touching and your heart-felt words are great, but I think we're sticking around for a while.

Doc Says She's Good!

The report of the day is that Isabel's check-up showed no signs of ear infection. WOO HOO! That was great. I am relieved, needless to say. Apparently, she is doing rather well. The doctor commented that she is rather alert for her age. Laura thinks the doctor is being nice - I applaud the doctor's accuracy. :)

Did I Say There Was a Fourth Tooth?

It's funny, because I swear there was a fourth tooth coming... it's still not here and my daughter looks like a bumpkin. If you've read Laura's blog (homealot link is on this page), she calls her "Snaggletooth." At any rate, I fourth tooth should be here soon - I hope.