Friday, July 2, 2010


I don't know how you people with multiple children keep up with your blogs--I'm just trying to raise one while growing another, and I'm totally worn out! Add in the excessive morning (noon and night) sickness, and you have this rarely updated blog. Sorry for any and all who might still check in once in a while. Here's a quick update on our little family:
  • Casey is finally finished with Uplift (he was videographer for the 5th year), and we are very happy to have him back home. It's pretty much a 24/7 job so Abby missed her Daddy very much! He has 2 weeks before he starts his new job at the new pediatric office here in town, so he'll get back to delivering for Mazzio's until that starts. He is very ready to start this steady, full-time job!
  • Due to my insane morning sickness and the minor complications we had early on with the pregnancy, I worked my last day at the gym nursery this week. I kept having to find people to sub for me at the last minute and send in doctor's notes, so we decided it was best if I just stay home and rest for a while. Everything is fine and baby is doing well, but we had several scares the first few weeks! I am 9 weeks along now, and hoping this nausea will pass after the first trimester!
  • Abby has hit the terrible twos (one month until her birthday!), and we are all trying to survive it. A couple of her current favorite phrases include "Nope" and "Maybe wayter (later)." She is obsessed with trying on shoes (regardless of their size or owner), and she's trying to improve her dressing and undressing skills. She is definitely turning into Miss Independent, and I'm trying very hard to give her opportunities to express that--it's hard! Potty training is an ongoing process, but I'm still not pushing too hard. She'll have several days where she goes in the potty all day, but then she'll have a few days when she forgets the potty even exists. I guess it'll click eventually. She has also moved up to a big girl bed, and she loves it! She has only fallen out once (oops), and she thinks she is big stuff because she can get out of bed all by herself. No late night wanderings so far, so we'll see how long that holds up.... Here's our big girl in her new bed:

I don't have many pictures from the wedding yet, but I think I'll be getting more very soon. In the meantime, here's a cute one of Aunt Tara and Abby dancing before the ceremony in the dressing room:
I'd like to say I'll update again soon, but I don't dare to make any promises. I'll do my best. :) Happy 4th of July to all!


Deborah said...

YEA!! Some of us DO check your blog regularly and get very excited when there is an update!

Don't be too hard on yourself. Growing a baby and caring for a toddler is hard work. Do your best to care care of what's MOST important, and you will be just fine.

And you are right, Miss Independent will get the potty thing when she is ready.

See you in a couple of weeks!!

Glenave Curtis said...

I read your blog faithfully, too, so it is great when you let us know what you all are doing. You would think (since we live about 10 minutes apart) that we would know all about each other. Maybe we can see each other this weekend.

Glenave Curtis said...

Darling picture!

Aunt Donna said...

Love the update. Even though I just saw you and knew most of the news, your blog is still one that I check every day, so I was excited to read it. Love that last picture of Abby with Aunt Tara. So cute.

So glad for Casey's steady job starting soon. I know he is ready!! Get some rest when you can. Love you.

Kim Hodges said...

Growing humans is just plain hard work. :)

Elizabeth said...

Bless you! There is nothing quite like trying to function while enduring day-long morning sickness! I hope it ends quickly for you.

The picture of Abby and Tara is so sweet. Wish we could have been at the wedding.

Thanks for the update...I love to know how you guys are doing and what you are up to!