I love February. I love the stillness of winter. I love the way if you are in your jammies with a cup of tea at 5:30 – no one thinks twice. The holiday madness is over and the summer madness is creeping quietly but still feels distant. I have enjoyed February with my babes. The snow days, the warm days, the illnesses (we will get there) and the life consuming journey that is motherhood. I am a February fan.
My career is at an all time high for me and I am so very thankful for that. I have always feared the idea of hating my job. If I am going to spend 1/3 of my life doing something – I am going to love it. Luckily for me- I have always loved it. Right now though I am just loving the dynamic and things are going well. That being said, we have state testing next week which makes me crazy so if you ask me what I think of my job in a week – I might have a new response. But today- Good vibes!
The babes- Oh the babes. Two human beings running my life. They are magnificent. They are healthy, smart, over the top hilarious, and the perfect amount of sweet to each other. It is something fierce, ya’ll. As someone who grew up as an only child-I am obsessed with their bond. It is precious. I hope it lasts forever.
My kids have been healthy babies since birth. We grew a little in the NICU but nothing at all compared to what some parents go through. We have been healthy since day 1 and I don’t take that for granted. We have all of our vaccines, we go to our wellness checks, and outside of a runny nose here or there- we are healthy babies. Noelle has yet to be on an antibiotic and Landen has been on one. Lucky, right? Not to mention- I am notttt at all a closet mama. My kids go out and have since birth. We go to germy places and live it up.
Well- God showed us!
Last Tuesday- Landen spiked a fever at daycare.
Wednesday- Karen stayed home with him- he slept a lot but other than that he was fine.
Thought we were past it….
Wednesday this week- Noelle spiked fever at daycare
Thursday- we split the day off – I took off the morning and Karen took off afternoon
Thursday night- Decided she was good to go back to daycare Friday. Had no other issues besides fever.
Thursday at 9:45- Landen puking. WHAT?! Whyyyy?? Pukes all over his bed…twice…and in my hair. MY. HAIR. Gross! 12:30 he goes back to bed. We decide to split the day off with him Friday.
Friday 4:30 am- Noelle wakes up 103.3- both babies stay home.
Both babies act perfectly fine all day!! They don’t even know how to be sick! Both went to bed tonight at 7:00 and were angels this evening. I took them to Sam’s club where I bought snacks for every student in my school for 4 days. That’s 1,470 snacks. To say people were staring is an understatement.
Knock on wood- I think we are on the up! The last 48 hours has been rough though! For those families with kids who seem to always be sick- I am so sorry. No could do haha!
Surrogacy- IT’S STARTING TO GET SOOOO REAL!!! EEEK! This Friday (a week from today) our intended mother starts her shots for her retrieval. We also finalize the contract this weekend. Bring. On. The. Babies. I am hoping to get pregnant in April/May. So So excited!! Insurance has been a small set back here and there but we are pretty sure we have worked through all that. Surrogacy is technically illegal in Indiana so coding things and working out logistics is much more tricky than I ever realized. It will be worth it.
Lastly- July 9th- Magic Kingdom- 23 month old babies- Have I lost my mind? #disneyobsessed!