That's how many times I got up last night to tend to Norah. Both with and without Colin....I am exhausted. I feel like we're back at square one with a newborn all over again. The cause of this insane sleep schedule, you ask? Why...two bottom teeth of course! Teeth, I might add, that LAURA found....not me...not her MOM...but LAURA! What kind of mother am I?!?! sigh....so one of her bottom front teeth has completely cut through and the second one is right behind it...any day now. But of course, this means that she is SUPER cranky and biting on everything and we are going to have to limit the toys she plays with because she could now definitely destroy them! But she is SUPER cute and getting so big. Hopefully I can take some pics of her, but she fights me so hard if I try looking at her teeth. We'll definitely have to tape it!
In other family news: Lara and Mia are both doing well in school. They are really enjoying it and having lots of fun. I'm so glad, but I honestly wish they could go for a couple more hours per day....sometimes when it's noon, I'm on a roll and getting things accomplished and then I have to drop everything, go pick them up and make lunch and feed Norah and then......usually I don't get back to work. It's frustrating, but I guess it's normal. I just need to set a schedule for myself so I won't be dissapointed. I'm sure it would also help if my eyeballs weren't burning from being up all night! ;)
In extended family news: My poor sister-in-law, Colette...this woman has SO MUCH on her plate everyday. I simply don't know how she does it! She is a super mom for sure! Well, so last week SuperMom was picking up her kiddos and headed over to her local Food Lion (a grocery store) to grab some essentials and then for some reason changed her mind. So, while she's in the parking lot, a man comes RUNNING OUT OF THE STORE WAVING A GUN AND FIRING!! I about freaked out! So she screams at her kids to get down, totally scaring the crap out of them....and there are people around going 'What was that? Was that gunfire?' Colette is yelling "YES!!!" in an effort to keep them lead-free. So she calls her husband and is shaking so bad and asking him what she should do. He tells her to get in the car and drive the opposite direction of the gunman. Of course, to me, this sounds obvious, but I am pretty sure if I was in Colette's position, I would have been frozen to my spot as well. Heaven forbid that gunman notices me or aims at my family..... So, yeah, my poor sister in law was really shaken up over that. I feel so bad for her! Like she needs something else on her plate! The only good thing to come of it was the fact that she DIDN'T go in the store. She said the people weren't released for hours. I still can't believe it. Freaking insane. (I love you, Colette, and I'm so glad nothing happened!!)
And in scrap news: I am neck deep in another project and I think I bit off more than I can chew....it normally takes me 2 weeks to finish a kit and I tried to make a kit and a bunch of other things in just 4 days...what was I thinking? So I am really behind and with our sleeping schedule and getting ready for our trip tomorrow...I am really feeling the weariness and pressure. Laura and I are getting ready to leave for the weekend and we will be heading out in the morning... I still need to pack, pick up my stuff from the cleaners, clean my house, do laundry, finish my project...and so on. Swamped, I tell ya! On the flip side, I am deliriously nervous about this weekend! I really wish I could talk about it publicly....but I'm being a good girl and keeping my lips zipped. HARD for me!! ;) My fingers are literally tingling right now thinking about all the cool stuff we'll get to see and do and learn this weekend!! :D
Well, I guess that's about it for today!
But I also wanted to encourage you (if you even made it this far) to spread the love for the rest of the week. I know Blogland is HUGE, but i also know that many of us read LOTS of blogs....and some of the blogs we read don't have a lot of comments. Today I want to encourage you to chime in and say hello! Let these people know you are interested in them...give them a bit of encouragement! I know it's hard, and I read a LOT of blogs, but I am really trying to comment more and let people know I am there...even if it's just to say Hi! They;' appreciate it and you'll feel better for breaking the ice! So, go forth and comment! (And, yes, Dad, this is also a pathetic attempt to get my family members to comment on my own blog! Ha! :0)