Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My Day Today!

So this morning was one for the books. Not only did H wake up at 5:50 making my whole day start 3 hours earlier than normal, but she also has CRAZY all morning. I have already explained how she has always been the type of child who gets into everything. Well this morning I was running around the house trying to straighten up/ look for my heart rate monitor... I searched the whole house for this stupid thing and was running around and was sweating before I even left for my run. Anyway... I come downstairs and H is sitting on the carpet- COVERED in white paint. Not only was she covered in this paint, but so was the carpet that we just cleaned. To say I was frustrated is the understatement of the century, I was way beyond frustrated. So I quickly cleaned her and the carpet up and gathered everything I needed and went for a run. On the way, I had to stop and put air in my jogging stroller tires which I always hate doing. Ever been in such a bad mood that EVERY song/ talk show host/ noise on the radio makes you angry? Yeah... I was THAT aggravated. I almost turned around about 5 times on the way to the walking trail. Well, anyway, I got there and started running and I felt GREAT. I didn't have a heart rate monitor or ipod. It was just me and the nature. I totally zoned out and it was completely what I needed. I listened to the birds and other creatures making their morning noises and completely forgot about how silly my problems are. H fell asleep in the stroller (well, duh! she woke up at 5:50) so she was an angel for the first 5 miles. That last mile she was SCREAMING in her stroller but I had my endorphin's pumping and I didn't even care. I just let her little hiney cry until I was done running. I got some strange looks and some grandmothers/mothers were giving me the "I've totally been there" look.... But I didn't care what anyone else thought. I was going to finish my 6 miles and I did it with a smile on my face, despite my child screaming. I then finished it up with 60 lunges.... My legs are like jello and I feel fabulous. So what started out to be one of the worst mornings ever has turned out to be not such a bad day after all. Now I have to make lunch for H and I, do the dishes, make a cake for small group, and do the laundry.... No Rest For The Weary Mommy indeed.....

Until Next Time
-Mrs. K. Scott

Monday, June 25, 2012

Welcome to the Terrible Two's??

Ever since Hazel was 7 months old, she has slept through the night. She would go to bed easily and quickly at 9 and stay asleep till around 8ish the next morning. She would take a 2-3 hour afternoon nap. It was WONDERFUL. Now, she is like a different child.  She no longer naps- making my days incredibly long and when it comes to bed time it takes 30 to a hour of rocking/consoling/ singing for her to finally fall asleep. I am so incredibly blessed to have my husband, without him I surely would lose my mind. We have been taking turns during this night-mare of trying to get her to sleep. All she wants to do is sleep with us but we decided when she was born that she would sleep in her own bed and that is very important to both J and I. The easy thing to do would be just to let her sleep with us, which we have done in exhaustion a couple times since she was born. I know she is in pain from her teeth- I just pray they cut through soon. I don't know how many more sleepless nights I can take. 

So lately she hasn't been going to bed till around 9:45-10ish and then she usually wakes up at least once in the middle of the night, and then she wakes up at 7 for the day. Compared to my old, sleeping baby- this is exhausting. I have no energy to get things done and I don't have my normal nap time to clean up and be able to relax... It is a constant mess in my house and I am starting to get very frustrated.

Along with the no sleeping thing, H has learned to push chairs up to the counter and climb on them and get into EVERYTHING. She has always been a very active baby and has ALWAYS gotten into everything. Its amazing how with her it doesn't matter how many times I spank or discipline her- nothing changes. It is frustrating beyond belief when people (who I'm not asking for their advice) give me advice about what to do with her. I have tried everything (spanking, time-out, her helping me clean whatever mess up, talking to her about the mess) and NOTHING works. She cries for about 5 minutes and then as soon as I am out of sight she is into something else, making a huge mess which is incredibly stressful. It also makes me feel like a bad mom. I wish just spanking her or a simple time-out would work.... but it doesn't with her for some reason. Like the dog water bowl for example, ever since she could crawl she has been in it (playing in it, dumping it out) and she has since she could crawl she has gotten a spanking for this and she continues to do it every chance she gets. What am I supposed to do? I can't not give Callie water or food- and she is too old now to try to train her to only have it at certain times. It is one of the frustrations that  people who aren't stay-at-home moms (or dads) don't understand. It is a constant battle to try to keep my house semi-clean... J and I straighten up after H goes to bed every night and in the morning you can't even tell that I've cleaned in the past year. Maybe not all parents have this problem with their children but I feel like I never get a break from cleaning. It is a constant battle between her and I. Another thing that drives me crazy is people say "you really need to teach her that that is not okay..." I want to say what the heck do you think I've been trying to do the past 2 years?? I promise I have not been sitting on my butt letting her do whatever she wants and then just cleaning it up without disciplining her.

Now, I don't want anyone to think that I don't love my child with all of my heart. I truly am incredibly blessed with such an adventurous, care-free child. I hope she never loses that side of her. She is the funniest kid I have ever been around. She is constantly trying to make whoever is around her laugh. I swear one day she'll be a comedian. She will do anything to get a laugh. I am SO proud of her and want everyone in the world to know what an amazing child she is.She loves every kind of animal, not matter how gross. And she has NO fear of anything (good and bad thing).

 Sometimes mama's got to vent about her craziness! 

So venting was really what I made this blog for and I sure have done enough of it during this post :) thanks for listening to my rants. I feel 100% better and now I'm going to go clean up whatever mess she has made since I've been writing this, shower and get ready for my honey to get home. He always seems to make my stress disappear. I sure do love that man!

Until Next Time
-Mrs. K. Scott

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Working Out

I think I have a constant love/hate relationship with working out. I am the type of person that if I am doing something I am doing it 100%. So when I take "one" day off and slack and eat crap.... then it turns into a month. I HATE, HATE, HATE this endless cycle I seem to be on. It's like as soon as I start to see some results and am actually feeling good about my body, then I take "one day" off and then I find myself a month later having to start all over. Well that's where I am right now. Starting over. AGAIN.

I refuse to beat myself and think of myself as a failure. I have very good selfish esteem and I KNOW that I can do anything I've put my mind to. I've proven it to myself countless times. But for some reason I can't be the type of person that works out 3-4 times a week. I have to do SOMETHING, not matter how big or small EVERY day... or I fall back into my old, lazy habits. I am so sick of not feeling good about myself and not wanting to go shop because I hate the way clothes fit. I had gotten to a really good place in my life and my body about a month ago and I was feeling great - now a month later I am "fat" again. Well this week I have decided to do something about it. Yesterday I ran/walked 3 miles and did 30 lunges in my drive-way (all while H was there. She thought it was funny that mommy was in pain). Today I ran 2 miles and did 100 jumping jacks, 50 crunches, and 50 squats. My butt is not happy with me, but maybe in a couple weeks I'll be happy with my butt?

What I really need is a support system and people to keep me on track. My husband is really great at this but sometimes I think he's worried to say "hey- you need to go workout" because more than likely it would hurt my feelings coming from him. I need other people to help me stay on track. Especially on the weekends, which is when I slack the most. So can you help me? I'd love to have your help.

Until Next Time

-Mrs. K. Scott

Monday, June 18, 2012

Wow... I've seriously been slacking.

Like most people say, no news is good news, right? Well things have been amazingly wonderful, boring, and just plan fun around here. We have joined a small group at our church and have been LOVING getting to know all the other people in the group. We really all have a special connection and bond and I feel like I could go to any of them with a problem and they would help. In other exciting news, my brother got married to the love of his life, Kendall! We are all so excited that she is now officially part of the family. We love her to pieces and Huck couldn't have found a better life partner. I hope they have many happy years together.

Other than that, H is growing like a weed. Speaking more words each day and just amazing me with how smart she is! She is getting way too smart and fun. Today she told J that "Daddy!! Mama, baby tummy"... (translation: mama has a baby in her tummy)... now don't go getting all excited. I am not pregnant and that's not happening in the immediate future. I just thought it was hilarious and made me bust out laughing that she can put such things together. I really have got to start watching what I say around her! She repeats EVERYTHING! :). I really am so blessed with this life God gave me. I couldn't have a better husband. He works so hard to provide for H and I and we got incredibly blessed that he provides for us with no complaints and with a huge smile on his face. I couldn't be happier with the way our life and family is right now.

I promise to up-date more as life continues to amaze me.

Until Next Time-

Mrs. K. Scott