April 27, 2013

Sun Fun

One if the things I appreciate about having a toddler is that it is usually easy to entertain them. We had fabulous spring weather today and Noah played outside with his cousin and Lola all day. He didn't nap until 5pm( which is danger zone for having any sort of bedtime) but he did really good playing .

They just ran and ran; pushed toy lawnmowers around and had a sucker break. Once we got home ( he slept until about 7pm) we had dinner and went with Daddy to the park. It's now 11:55 and he only went down about 20 minutes ago... But I am happy that he and Lola could spend some time outside.

April 25, 2013

Tis' the Season for a Job

Aside from being 32 weeks pregnant, working as a substitute, prepping for another open house, and taking care of a toddler... Not much has been going on. (Hehe)

I just spent Noah's two hour nap and 2 hours after his nap applying to job postings. Noah was playing so good on his own that I was able to accomplish things on the computer. I felt guilty for not playing with him, but usually he does not let me on the computer at all.

I also texted, emailed, and messaged all my contacts to confirm references and completely reformatted my résumé. This has to happen because I really need a job in the fall. It pains me and literally makes me nauseas to leave a 2 month old baby, but we need two incomes and I've been waiting six years for a teaching job.

My pics have nothing to do with this post but much more fun.

April 21, 2013

Stay cation

Noah and Lola spent the weekend at Grandma's so Mommy and Daddy could have some quiet time. We have been saving like crazy for a house so we decided to just go downtown. We used the travel points Adam gets from all his business trips so the hotel was free.

I don't like to be away from Noah for a long time- I miss him, but it is nice to have little breaks here and there to stay sane. We got to sleep in Saturday and Sunday. We did some light shopping for the new baby (8 weeks to go) and had a nice dinner.

We also toured the hospital where baby girl will be delivered. We ended the weekend at the spa... Adam got a massage and I got a mani pedi. Back to work tomorrow, but it sure felt nice to decompress and have a little peace.

April 12, 2013


Hello Readers,
I'm just growing steadily towards my due date ( pun intended). I'm feeling pretty good except for bedtime. I'm most uncomfortable during the night. I've gained about 25 pounds and I'm really hoping to not gain any more than 10 more pounds.

It took me a really long time to loose the weight from Noah. I gained somewhere between 40 and 45 pounds the first time. I also stopped working out after the middle of my second trimester. This time, I'm trying to maintain exercise and not over eat. I don't want it to take as long to loose the weight and feel confident.

April 10, 2013

Busy Busy

I have been pretty preoccupied and stressed lately. We have a lot going on and my mind races constantly.
1. We are having our first Open House on Sunday. Prepping for that has been taking up a lot of time. I'll sit with a box and try to decide what I should pack up and what I might need. My parents basement is our storage unit and let me just tell you, thank goodness it's big.
2. I am just shy of 30 weeks right now. The baby will be here before you know it and I'm starting to feel like we are not ready. Yes, we have all the baby equipment, but I still feel like I can't pull all that down yet until we know if we will be moving soon or not.
3. Tis the season for job postings in the teaching world. I started my resume and then have not finished it. Finding the time to sit at my computer and work on that is difficult. Even now, I should be working out and showering so I am not late to work. I have chosen to update the blog....priorities?
4. Not to mention, I have to update my teaching license and taking a class, with two kids, and possible new job in August....makes me feel like I might need meds just to get through it. 
5. Money is tight right now because we are trying to save everything for the down payment and closing costs of a new house. This is difficult because we are also trying to prep for the new baby and plan summer activities.

**Noah got his big boy bed and we have been working on that transition as well. He "helped" Daddy put it together. Today we take down the crib :( :) happy and sad. Happy my little man is growing up, but sad that he is growing up. We have to put a baby gate in his doorway because he can now get up and out whenever he wants, but I think he will get use to it soon. 

April 4, 2013

Thank Goodness

Hello Readers,
Ohio FINALLY felt like spring today. Not right away, though. This morning hurt, that's how cold it was. By lunch it started to warm up a bit and by the time I picked up Noah and got home it was sunny and warm. We went on a walk in his red push car, colored with chalk, and he pushed around his "mowa"(lawnmower). I feel bad, but I couldn't take Lola. I'm just too pregnant and she is too hyper. I almost always suffer through walking them both because it gives Lola and I exercise and Noah fresh air, but it's just too tough pregnant.

Here's hoping this weekend is decent too so we can get out of doors.

Sincerely, Samantha

April 3, 2013

Lost It

After two years of being a mom you think that you are starting to get the hang of things...but something always happens that makes me feel like I have no control.

Adam usually takes the dog out in the morning, but when he travels, I get the lovely task. Because we live in a condo, I have to leash Lola, put on boots and a coat, walk her outside and then pick up her steaming pile of crap. All this sucks and then add pregnancy on top of that.

Well, this glorious morning before 7:15 am I return from the lovely task of taking the dog out to find my 2 year old ( who I have to leave alone while taking the dog out) completely naked, with a poopy diaper on the floor, poop on his hands, and all over. I was gone for less than 10 minutes. I couldn't help it, I just screamed! As loud as I could, which of course made him cry.

Maybe it's my hormones from being pregnant, but I just couldn't stay calm... I yelled. So before breakfast we had to take a bath, I did laundry, and cleaned the carpet. While Noah was in the bath, I was able to just sit and calm down, but I couldn't help but think, " why is this my life?" We are human, we have weak moments and I think it's probably important that these things happen to us to keep us humble. I guess I should just be thankful this wasn't a morning I had to work. Now I just have to get him to his 2 year check up in an hour ( where he will have to get a shot)

If you read my previous post, it's days like these that put me in favor of working. Here's to a better day.

April 2, 2013

To Work or Not to Work

I have been out of college for 6 years now. I've had some opportunities for long term classroom work, but I'm still waiting for a permanent position. In Ohio, there are so many people looking for teaching jobs and not enough positions. Every spring I send out my résumé and apply to openings( all online) and nothing happens.

Now that I'm expecting baby number two, for the first time I've been questioning working at all. I want to stay home with my new little nugget. She is due in late June and school starts in late August. If I did get hired, I'd be leaving a barely 2 month old. At the same time, I've been waiting years to teach in my own room and we really need two incomes.

I know you never get your kids as babies again, but if I work I'll be able to give them experiences that I either had or better. For example, a house with a yard, in a neighborhood, vacations, the chance to do extracurricular things like swim class or sports. Plus teachers get 2 months off in the summer and the holidays throughout the year. It still doesn't make leaving a little baby seem worth it. I hate leaving my kids with someone else, just so I can work.