Thursday, November 20, 2014

The last few months... list form

In the last few months Logan has:

1.  Gotten tubes in his ears.
2.  Begun speech therapy through the Baltimore County Infants and Toddlers program for his slight speech delay.
3.  Learned to LOVE Elmo.
4.  Started to climb everything.
5.  Continued to run head first through life, occasionally into the path of heavy machinery.
6.  Fallen in love with Rhonda's kitten, Callie.
7.  Started to have tantrums consistent with almost being 2.
8.  Fully committed to being a daddy's boy, which took much longer than mom thought.
9.  Slept consistently through the night.

In the last few months James has:

1.  Improved his bike riding skills (but still with training wheels).
2.  Gotten even more curious about the world around him (why does the sun rise and set, when does a new day start, what day of the week is it, why is it cold out).
3.  Figured out most of his family's relationships, save some of the more complicated ones (Grandpa is dad's dad, Grandma Deedee is mom AND Uncle Trav's mom, Auntie Chelle is dad's stepsister, which means they're family but no, they don't look alike).
4.  Continued to love preschool.
5.  Gotten even more opinionated on what he wants to wear.
6.  Mostly been accident free during the day...  mostly.  And has started to be better at night.  Well, a little.  Some nights?  We're trying...
7.  Started to refer to his brother as "Little Feet".
8.  Started to play alone in his room from time to time, especially when little brother wants to eat Legos.
9.  Played on his first soccer team, if you count sitting down in the middle of the field every game as playing.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Long time, no post

Well, my goodness.  Its been awhile since I posted anything.  I think about posting a lot, I get a good idea going and then...  well, I have not followed through.  There are a million reasons for not finding the time.  A promotion at work, a merger at work, a new supervisee at work...  All these work things, keeping me so busy!  And tired.  And stressed!  Oh, the stress.  Not to mention those two little children I have at home, keeping me ever busy and ever on my toes.
So I'm not quite sure the work excuse accounts totally for being missing in action, but there has been a lot going on.  But I do miss writing and having even the slightest bit of creative outlet for all the stress and worry that life can throw at me.
I guess there's the Mirena too.  Oh, the Mirena.  Without going into too many details, I will mention that I had a Mirena IUD placed a few months after Logan was born.  And after much consideration and thought, I had it removed recently.  In a very small amount of people, Mirena can cause anxiety, depression, and lots of other unpleasant psychological side effects.  I will never know for certain, but I know that I feel like a new person in the time I've had it out.  As Logan continued to age (how is he almost 2?!) I knew that my symptoms were no longer those of post partum depression or anxiety.  So out Mr. Mirena came and I am so glad for that.
So here I am.  Maybe I'll post about the boys tomorrow.