Monday, August 11, 2008


Yesterday I turned 30. And my Gracie turned 18 months. To celebrate, she washed her hair in the toilet. As for the rest of the celebration, nothing too exciting. We ate out with both sets of parents on Saturday night, Jon took care of running the show for me most of yesterday, and I opened a couple presents. I also marked my 30th week of pregnancy on my 30th birthday. Hopefully that means I only have about 8 more weeks left. Two of my three have been born two weeks early, and been decent sized babies to boot. I know I should not get my hopes up, but I'm ready to feel normal again.

Next Wednesday marks the beginning of school for us, and I'll admit that I'm ready for my kids to head back to school. Mostly because they need the structure, and a little bit because they are driving me crazy! Yes, I said it. I keep reading all these other blogs where the moms are so sad for the end of summer to come because they love having their children at home. Don't get me wrong, I love my children and want them to be with me. It's just that this summer has been hard, with being pregnant and tired and lazy feeling most of the time. I haven't been very good at keeping them entertained, and as a result they get very restless, hence a little obnoxious. We're all ready for a jump-start to our schedule, and I promise to be better next year. I've spent the last eight years pregnant or having little babies, and now that we are done (fingers crossed) I plan to spend the next 20 years being the kind of mom that I want to be. I feel a change coming on! A new decade is a good place to start.


Emily said...

Happy Birthday to you Kimmy! I hear ya on the being pregnant and having a little baby thing. It really is hard to get into a groove when those things are going on. They both seem to give life major grooves of it's own! My kids don't start school till Sept 2 and we have all kind of had it too. I get so exhausted if I take them anywhere that we've just been hanging at home but of course then they are bored and get on each others nerves. On the other hand if I take them somewhere that is all I'm good for for the day and then I'm a grump.

Anyway, it's always nice to know you're not alone. I hope the routine of school helps things out around your house!

Sierra said...

Happy Birthday Kimmy! I don't blame you at all for being excited about school. Heck, I'm excited about school starting and it's another year away before Kaia can even start preschool.
I totally get that you love having the kids around, but I think it is really healthy for everyone to have a break and let someone else run the show for a while.
Best of luck to you the "getting back to normal" department. I was hoping it was going to happen a lot quicker than it is. I guess I'm only a month out, but WOAH, still not normal and may never really be again. :)