Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I have been slacking.

This month, I have been to the gym maybe 3 times? I was going 4-5 times a week but then... well, life happened. 

First, it was Hazel. She woke up one night screaming, so Jonathan and I rushed in there because she rarely does that and she was COVERED in throw up. Her and her bed. It was awful. Girlfriend is rarely sick and has only thrown up twice in her life so I don't have much experience. 

I put her in the tub and cleaned her off while Jonathan cleaned the carpet in her room and took all her bedding off. It was RANK. The next morning when I threw it in the washing machine, it took all I had not to puke myself. Well, the next day she was acting normal and happy and eating well so I was like "okay, maybe she just ate something that didn't sit well in her stomach." She was whining about being bored and it was nice day so we headed to Subway to get lunch then head to the playground. We got to Subway at 12:15, prime lunch time there. We were in line, next to pay, and she said "mom, I need to go tee-tee!" I said "okay honey, just hold it for one second while mommy pays then we will go before we leave." Before I could even get the words out of my mouth she starts throwing up everywhere. In the middle of Subway, in the line where people are ordering there lunch. She threw up strawberry milk and scrambled eggs (her breakfast). TMI? Oh well. It took all I had to rush her to the bathroom and not throw up myself. I don't do well with throw up. Add being pregnant and it was just awful. Poor angel had thrown up all over herself and the floor. Thankfully, the staff was very nice and cleaned it up while I got her cleaned up, then I paid and we left while I apologized to everyone in the restaurant. She was SO UPSET that we couldn't go to the playground and cried the whole way home. Then, she started getting better and didn't throw up again.

The next day, I started feeling "off." I am pregnant so I was hoping it was just that. The whole next week I had stomach issues. It was awful and I felt drained of all energy. Well, we finally got better and Jonathan seemed fine so I went to the gym on Tuesday and it completely wore me out. I just felt drained. So I waited a couple more days. Then Jonathan comes home and says he's sick. So he's spent the last couple days in bed. 

I really hope this whole sickness is behind us and we can get back to normal. 

Plus Hazel started preschool last week and I started "work."

Our church is pretty amazing. We go to a big church, so they have a preschool for all their staff and weekday volunteers. I just started as a weekday volunteer. Basically, I get all the classrooms ready for the Sunday services. And Hazel gets preschool for free. Which around here is VERY expensive. We are so blessed to have this opportunity. We couldn't afford to send her to 3 year old preschool otherwise, so it's an amazing opportunity for her to be able to learn and be with other people other than me during the day. She is doing amazing so far. She loves it and wants to go everyday. She goes from around 8:45-1:30. She eats lunch there. That is a big change from being home with me 24-7. And she has been doing awesome. I think it really helps that it's at our church and she is very comfortable there. Her teachers are amazing and they are both retired teachers. They really seem to care about her and understand that this is her first experience in a school setting so they are being very patient with her. She comes home every Tuesday and Thursday so excited and singing new songs and telling me all about what she learned. I can't wait to see how much she's learned by the end of the year! Plus after Ellie is born (hopefully) she will be able to go into the newborn room while I work (10 feet away) and Hazel will still be able to go to school after that and have some independence. As of right now they don't have any room in the newborn room so I'm really praying something opens up. I also love the women I work with. They are wonderful and it's amazing to have adult conversation and a break from the monotony of being a stay at home mom. It gives us both something to look forward to. 

So, back to the point of this both. HOLY TANGENT, batman. 

I need to get back into the routine of working out. It is best for me and Elouise and Hazel LOVES the gym and misses it big time. So starting today, we will get back into a routine. With Jonathan working so much overtime, I think the best thing is for me to go during the day so that by the time he gets home (around 8), I can have dinner ready and waiting instead of just starting it. 

Are you guys done reading my rambling?? That's pregnancy brain for ya. I have way too many things running through my head right now! I need my gym time back so that I can have my "think time" too (without Dora telling me what to do in the background.)


  1. Poor Hazel!! I have been there a few times! It's rough but it's definitely a defining mommy moment! Hugs girl!

  2. Poor baby, and poor mama, I'm sure that was slightly embarassing! Super cool that you get to volunteer and in turn get her free preschool. Preschool is super expensive!

  3. Oh my! Poor thing. Both of you. Ohmygosh. I couldn't imagine. Graycie has been sick several times and she gets freaked out and runs around like a chicken with her head cut off so the puke isn't confined to one area. It's everywhere. I would just die if she did that in a restaurant. Wait she did! Disney World. Chef Mickey's. She puked on Minnie Mouse! I don't know how I could forget that incredible experience. And now I'm rambling. I hope your whole family is feeling better!

  4. Oh goodness. I totally got gross visuals the entire time reading this post. Glad everyone is feeling better though. Gym time is definitely a needed thing for all parties involved. So glad you all have such a great church and volunteer system! Talk about relief!