So, two more of my fishies had babies yesterday We are now overcrowded with baby fishies in the breeder net. I think I'm done watching for babies. We have lots of plants in the tank so hopefully they won't all be eaten. I really wish I wouldn't have put all the babies together though, my blue female had her babies and I really want to save all of them but they're all mixed in with the rest now so no way to tell until they start showing color.
We had an appt with the landlord yesterday and I'm not impressed, not one bit They didn't say if they were going to fix a lot of it or what. I really just wish we wouldn't have been so pressured to sign the lease so quick. I know for a fact we wouldn't be moving. I mean it'll be nice once and if everything gets sorted out but the landlord is an owner of a realtor company and he's all about bottom line. Not interested in fixing what doesn't need to be fixed. I think they're going to try to pin the broken door handle on us I talked to my mom last night and she said 10 YEARS ago that patio door was giving them trouble and she's surprised they haven't replaced it yet. There I go again, I'm really trying to look at this positively. No sense in focusing on the negative, right? We're signed in for at least a year there. Most likely we'll end up staying longer. I'm hoping to stay there until we buy or build a house. We'll see.
I've gotten myself another goal...take more pictures! I'm sad, I used to take pictures all the time but I just haven't been into it lately and therefore I have like 2 pictures of the kids each month now I used to take pictures at least weekly. Gosh, when Cianna was a baby I took pictures practically everyday. I'm trying to start planning Sofia's birthday party, I think we're doing it at our new place. Should be interesting. I can't believe she'll be one in 2 months 2 weeks And what's even more unbelievable is I don't have the baby bug yet. I'm pretty happy that we're done with babies for a while. I get to have my own body back whenever Sofia decides she's done with nursing and this summer is going to be so fun with the girls. I won't have the delicate newborn to worry about in the heat/sun. I won't have to worry about nursing every 2 hours or anything like that. Plus Sofia will be walking this summer so I won't even have to worry about carrying a baby everywhere. I'm just really excited, there's so much I've missed out on the past few summers....04 I was pregnant and then had a preemie so was stuck indoors, 05 Cianna was still basically a baby, couldn't do much and wasn't walking until Oct, 06 Sofia was still a newborn basically, I couldn't go outside without worrying about how hot she was, she wasn't old enough for sunblock, ect and she was still nursing at least every 2 hours all summer. I mean I loved being pregnant and having little babies but I'm ready to not have either this summer Gosh, can you tell it's like below zero temps outside, me talking about summer already. Summer is still months away. Temperatures above freezing are probably at least a month away. I need to move
So where to start, we are all moved into our new place, well mostly. We have one more load to bring over of non important storage stuff. Then we have to deep clean the old place and turn in our keys and never look back. It's been a lot easier of a transition than I expected and I'm really starting to like not living in an apartment anymore. I think I'll love it this summer.
Sofia's really starting to let go of things when she is standing now and she has mastered the stairs We usually keep the gate up but one day I heard her squealing and she was just so excitedly climbing up the stairs and she made it all the way up (with me following right behind her). Now she makes a bolt for the stairs whenever we put her down and then she stands at the gate squealing and rocking back and forth. She's also getting her first tooth! Yesterday it broke through the gums, I could feel it but that's about it. Today I can feel it a bit more but still can't really see it. Tomorrow is the last day of my first two classes I can't believe I'm going to have 9 out of the 60 credits I need after tomorrow I am almost positive, depending upon my final essay grades, that I will be getting an A in both courses. One I am basically positive the other it's boarderline A or A- right now so the final essay could really affect it and make it to a B but I'm pretty confident that I did well with my essays. Speaking of which I should really get at finishing
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DD2- April 2006
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DS2- August 2011
So my first two classes are done No final grades quite yet, they should be posted within the next few days. I'm so excited to see how I've done, I'm pretty confident. So today I start my next two classes, I wish there was some kind of break between courses but I guess that's just because we're so busy with everything else right now, normally it wouldn't be so bad. We're really busy today, my mom is supposed to be coming any minute to see the house and then the ILs are coming over at 3 to watch the girls while we clean the old house and then they are eating dinner over. On top of it all....we are STILL getting more snow. The plow hasn't come through and it's supposed to be garbage day. Speaking of everything I have to do, I really should get to it
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DD2- April 2006
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DS2- August 2011
I keep almost forgetting about this journal Anyways, we had a busy weekend. The good, the bad and the ugly Went to the circus on Friday and while I'm not the type to protest of even ban the circus it kind of made me sad. It was a great show and everything but the animals looked sad. I'll probably forget by next year but we'll see. Cianna liked it but not as much as we thought she would, she got really antsy and we had to leave at intermission so I was kind of bummed because most of the really cool stuff was during the second half but such is life with kids. Sofia is getting so good at standing on her own now. She's starting to do it all the time and can stand a good minute or two and she doesn't fall or anything she bends her knees and sits down when she's ready. Oh and her first tooth is threw I think she's getting a second but I guess we'll see cause my days of feeling around in that little mouth are gone she's got a sharp little dagger in there and it hurts when she bites I can't wait until this teething business is done though. I know it won't be for a while but I can't wait for a break at least. She's been up all night and her naps are all off whack and she's been wanting to nurse ALL day long.
Oh and we had my cousin and her daughter over last night. Her daughter is 11 months (to the day ) older than Cianna and they had such a blast playing. I almost started crying. Not that that takes too much, I teared up at the circus too. It's just so bittersweet to be watching Cianna get so grown up. She'll always be my baby but she's starting to act like such a little girl and there's the mommy part in me wanting to say 'stay a baby for just a bit longer'. Okay tearing up again. I think I'm just tired, didn't get too much sleep this weekend and just finished a big assignment. Speaking of which I have a 4.0!!!!!! I got an A in COM120 and an A in IT105!!!!
Not too much planned for this week though, a cousin is visiting Tuesday have to go grocery shopping a bit more Friday. Tony is ice fishing next weekend and we're going to finally get some nice weather next week....hoping that this is our last winter like week. Not holding my breath though.
Did I mention we only have 1 baby guppy left I think the move was what did it because while before we were overcrowded with them after the move they slowly started dying off.
Anyways, nothing special new. I am torn on my schooling once again. I am going to apply for the ultrasound tech in the fall, at least I'm pretty sure. But I have to find out how long the waiting list is, cause if it's more than 2 years I think I'm going to just go for my bachelors in health administration for now. I need to start working so we can do the things we want already! I want a house and I want to be 'financially stable'. I know that nobody is ever 'financially stable' but trust me, we could definately improve on where we are at right now. Living paycheck to paycheck, never getting any spending money, ect. I can't just go to the store and decide I want to buy something. We're still at the point of worrying how we are going to pay for things we need. But I figure, around 2011 or 2012 we'll be able to buy a house, it feels like forever away though. I figure we may be able to go for a 2014 baby depending on everything. Who knows though, it's so far off and there's so many variables. It feels good to kind of have a timeframe for the next 5-10 years at least though. Again though, everthing depends. If I can find a good job off of my Associates I may not choose to go further with my education until later on or I may slow it down at least so I can start working. And if I start working we'll be able to reach our financial goals like buying a house and being debt free sooner. Not to mention, my student loans won't be building depending on where I start working because most places will do tuition reimbursment for my further schooling. I'm actually leaning towards doing that but the tought of putting the girls in day care is still hard on me. I SO want to be a SAHM and I am really leaning towards homeschooling them, but then there's us wanting a nice life for them too. We just have to figure out a balance I guess.
Okay so I'm bored today and the boards are slow so I've been thinking about Sofia's birthday party, which is just a little over 6 weeks away Which means I have to get invites out in about 2 weeks. It's so crazy! I can't believe she'll be a year old already, this year has flown faster than any other year in my life. Even faster than Cianna's first year. But I've started thinking about the planning too. I'm torn on what to do, who to invite. Should I do a big party like Cianna's was or keep it low key since it will be at our house? Then the little details like cake and if I should buy the napkins/plates in the theme or just save $ and do solid colors. I only know 2 babies Sofia's age but then there will be the other kids we know that will be coming possibly. Lots of planning, I should probably start writing it all down while the kids are still napping