Friday, August 16, 2013


With all the craziness going on I forgot to mention my Dr's appointment. Baby is about the size of a cantaloupe. I've gained 20.4 lbs. Only gained 4oz since last appointment. Maybe I'm starting to level off. Did the same with Violet. I know they say you usually gain a lot in the end. We'll see what happens with the next few weeks.
My blood pressure is pretty low. Low enough that the nurse taking it said 'wow your pressure is low'. I'm also anemic right now and on iron. I've been feeling very light headed and dizzy lately. Have at least one episode a day. That only happened two or three times with Violet. I was told the low blood pressure combined with low iron is causing this feeling. Need to try and up my protein intake and not move to quickly.
Baby is still breech and I'm pretty sure he's footling breech. I feel kicking so low it seems like he's trying to get out. Next appointment if he hasn't moved, ,which I doubt he will, we'll discuss the situation.


Chris got her on the bus this morning. Much better this morning. No tears. A little apprehensive. You can see that in the video as she grabs the big girls hands to get on the bus. She's convinced that they are her bus partner. I had to remind her that at some point they may want to sit with there friends on the bus. But for now whatever works getting her on the bus.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Here comes the bus!
Looking around to find us.
So she made it on the bus at school with no problems.
Violet came a home a different kid than the one we had left this morning. She told us all about her day. I asked if she wanted to do it again tomorrow and she said yes. :)


The morning started out pretty good.Apparently she wants to be a Ballerina Gymnast when she grows up. Two things we've never signed her up for. :D
We went to our annual pancake breakfast down the street.
This is were things started to unravel. She didn't want to eat and we didn't really push her to much.
This years Kindergarteners.
All the grade school kids on our street.
For two years she's talked about getting to ride Mr. Matt's Mizzou bus. This morning she did not want to get on. We did not ride the bus with her. We met the bus up at the school.
Getting off the bus in front of school.
Trying to be brave and smile.
This is when it all went down hill. The little girl next to her was getting a little upset which in turn made Violet upset.  I nudged to Chris to get going because the teacher was trying to get parents out the door. Chris gave her a hug and she just cried and cried. I quickly kissed her on the forehead and left the room. Violet was so glued to Chris that he and the teacher had a hard time prying her off. Her teacher told us to go to the office to let them know the situation and they brought out a counselor to notify her. 
We then went to an informal Kindergarten meeting for parents in the library. Afterwards we had a little discussion with the counselor about Violet plus the fact that her world is going to change again in about 6 weeks. So now they are aware of our home situation.
What makes me upset is having her being the only child in the classroom balling. I just don't want her to be singled out as the weak one.
I'll get pictures this afternoon of her getting off the regular bus and of her getting on the bus tomorrow morning. Hope all goes more smoothly tomorrow morning.

First Day of School Poem
I wonder what you're doing right now,
And if everyone is treating you kind.
I hope there is a special person,
A nice friend that you can find.

I wonder if the teacher knows,
Just how special you are to me.
And if the brightness of your heart
Is something they can see.

I wonder if you are thinking about us,
And if you need a hug.
I already miss the sound of your voice
And how you give my hand a tug.

I wonder if you could possibly understand
How hard it is for me to let you grow.
On this day know that my heart breaks,
For this is the first step in letting my baby go.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


This week has a bit of a crazy schedule. With no daycare monday and tuesday we've had to be creative.Yesterday Violet came to work with us. Both of us figured we'd get nothing accomplished at work but we actually managed to get a fair amount of work done. She was great.
We started the morning off with bringing in breakfast and eating at the big table outside my booth. This is the view I have from my chair as I turn around.
Then Violet watched a movie on the ipad and played in Chris' booth. Which by the way is just to the left of the big table. Yeah, that's how close we sit to each other at work now. I could literally throw things at him from my chair if I wanted to.
By the way, interesting group of characters playing together.
She decided she wanted to make some Christmas cards.
Then we headed over to Crown Center for lunch.
Then it was back to my booth to play with some of my batman/superman toys.With the amount of toys and fun things in mine and Chris' booth she almost didn't need to bring her own toys to play with.
Apparently all day at work wore her out. We then left work to head to meet your teacher night. We had to wake her up before getting to the school.
Again Violet was glued to my hand as we entered the classroom and talked to her new teacher. And when she spoke you could barely hear her.
She is however, very happy that there are bunnies in the classroom.

Monday, August 12, 2013


Don't know if we'll get many more chances to get to the pool. We spent a little time yesterday afternoon. Violet has done much better this summer with the pool. She's willing to jump in on her own and go under water. Her new thing is to go down to the bottom of the pool, holding the ladder, and retrieve dive toys.
She's like a completely different kid in the water this summer. I think part of it is the goggles.
Since she still didn't pass level II at swim lessons this past June we may look into swim lessons this fall after soccer season ends. I'd love to be able to go into next summer having her passed level II.
Chris no longer catches her. He lets her go under and kick her way to the surface before he grabs her.