Tales from my life as a mom of 2 sons and 2 daughters


Cheli On Friday, November 28, 2008
No I haven't dropped off the face of the planet.. I've just either been so busy or so exaughsted lately that I haven't had the time or energy to write.

I haven't lost any more weight but I also haven't gained any either so that's good. I started school on November 10th.. so approximately 3 weeks ago. My first semester contains English, Algebra, Anatomy and Physiology 1 and Microbiology. I like all the classes except for Microbiology.. I don't know if it's that the teacher sucks or that the subject taught be anyone sucks but the class is SO difficult for me to pay attention to. This semester runs through Mid February. So only about 7 or 8 weeks to go. It's been an adjustment for me from being able to "sleep in" and stay up late to having to be up by 6am and out the door by 6:30 in order to make it across town in time for class. I am enjoying the school atmosphere again.. I love learning.

Doug is still enjoying work. He is getting alot more clients now that they are giving him Deep Tissue clients and normally does 3 to 5 massages a day. It's nice money but tiring for him. The bills are being paid thought so what more could we ask for. He was supposed to go for another class for "Lava Shells" this past weekend but got his days mixed up and missed the class. He will catch the next class and that will add to his list of what he is able to do. He is starting to get repeat clients now which is great and people that are specifically asking for him which is also great. Wednesday was his 45th birthday. It's hard to believe that he's 45 already. It reminds me of the age gap between us but then most days I hardly notice. We went out the previous Sunday for his birthday. We went to the movies and saw the movie "Twilight" (I'm now reading the first book) and then we went out for Sushi. This seems to be our pattern date when ever we get the chance.. dinner and sushi. LOL

River is growing by leaps and bounds. Every day he amazes me with some new word or phrase or behavior that he didn't know the day before. I can't believe how quickly time is passing now. He's closing in on 3 years old and it seems like just yesterday he was Journey's age. We bought him a potty chair this week and will be starting to potty train here in the next few months. I don't want to force him to do it if he's just not ready but I don't want him to be in diapers forever. He has always been one of those kids that doesn't do something at all until he can do it just right.. I just don't think potty training works that way.. or does it??

Journey is 9 months old now.. closing in rapidly on 10 months. He goes on Wednesday for an MRI of his brain to make sure there is no damage or abnormalities. He goes a week after that for a surgery to clip his tongue. We found out through his speech therapist that he's been seeing for a few months now that he is tongue tied (explains the nursing issues and makes me proud that I made it to 7 months even with that) and they recommend that we get it clipped now rather than later as he's having issues eating etc. Then in January he will be seeing a geneticist for testing. They think there is a possibility that he has something called Noonan's Syndrome. It doesn't mean much other than he may have delays and he has some characteristics of people who have this syndrome so they want to find out. They want to send him to physical therapist for evaluation now as well because he appears to be falling a little too far behind developmentally. *sigh* He is at about a 7 month old level and he's 9 1/2 months. Oh well. One interesting thing, the doctor thinks that his eyes will remain blue. So I have a blue eyed boy and a brown eyed boy.. how interesting. He still doesn't sleep through the night most nights and ends up in my bed by about midnight where he sleeps comfortably for the rest of the night. He and River could not be more different if they tried sometimes I think. LOL It definitely is going to make things interesting as they grow.