Yes, I still exist. And am doing well. Just am staying busy. Lexi is crawling everywhere now. Rarely does she stay wherever I sit her down. She is also pulling up on everything too. On my legs, the coffee table, the recliner, her crib, the shelves in the playroom. I think she sees Emma running around and wants to go like she does.
Lexi is STILL not sleeping through the night. I think (If I remember right) last night might have been the best night yet. She took a long nap until like 9:00 and went back to sleep until 10 and I think she slept until 4. I can’t remember though, normally she still wakes up at 1 and 4. It is really ridiculous. She eats plenty during the day so I’m not sure why she feels the need to eat twice during the night too. But she does. She acts ravenous and eats and goes back to sleep. It’s not as if she is just using me as a pacifier type thing because I know how Emma did that. She actually seems to eat before she dozes back off. The really bad part now is that she is sitting up and standing up in her crib so now if I let her cry for a long time, she gets stuck sitting up and gets even more mad. I’m not really sure what to do.
I hosted a Pampered Chef show for Scott’s cousin last night. A couple people backed out at the last minute, but we still had around 15 packed in my living room plus 3 of their small children so we had a full house. It was Heather’s first show. I could tell she was really nervous but she did a good job. The sales were not as high as she (and me) would have liked, but I think by the time we close it, we’ll have plenty. My show last month quadrupled by the time I closed it. I worked pretty hard at getting orders though. Several people that missed the show already told me they want to order something so I think we will be fine. And Carla got lots of goodies so I know it is good for her.
Work has been really busy lately. I blurted out at our last one-on-one meeting that I worked better when I had a tons of stuff to do (which I do) so she told our Business Analyst to load me up to see how much it would take to break me down. So far I’m good but I’ve actually upped my part-time hours to 30 and still could stay busy for a week in advance probably.
Scott just got a 10% raise and expects another one in January. He finally is back up to the salary he was at working with Mom. He’s doing really well though. He still loves it. He really wants to apply for the ATF but doesn’t want to go to Georgia for the 20 week training. If the timing was right, I don’t think I would mind him going…they earn 6 figures within about 7 years. Not bad. And he would love it, I know it.
Emma is staying the night with Scott’s sister tonight. We went to D&D’s youngest daughter’s one year birthday party tonight and I was supposed to drop her off after that. Silly me didn’t call first and when I got to her house, she wasn’t there. She had taken some stuff to the hospital to Scott’s mom who had back surgery today. Emma of course cried when we left. She was so excited when she finally came to pick her up (at 10:15pm!!). Well, at least it’s not me having to put her to bed and get up with her crankiness. Of course, I will have one cranky little girl on my hands when I get back home tomorrow, but this is a favor and I should be grateful. I have to take Lexi to the allergist tomorrow. Lexi broke out after eating ice cream a few weeks back so I’m having her treated by the new NAET dr here (www.naet.com). Tomorrow is egg treatment. Not sure really what I’ll be eating tomorrow so it should be interesting. With NAET, you can’t eat or be near whatever you are being treated for for 25 hours. I guess that sounds confusing since I said what I’d be eating when it is Lexi getting the treatment, but since I’m nursing, I also have to follow the rules. I guess I could pump and dump for a day but I don’t know if Lexi would go for that. Really, if the girl would sleep for the night, I’m totally ready to switch to bottle-feeding. It is very easy, convenient, cheap, etc. to breastfeed but 8 months is good for me. I went about 9 with Emma, but she was more apt to take a bottle than Lexi.
So see, I’ve been busy lately. Usually any computer time is spent uploading pictures of the girls or just checking my email. I really want to work on my site, but I do what I can.