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Randomess From An Exhausted Momma

Well, last night did not go so great either.  I'm hoping my sweet baby girl has hit a growth spurt and that she's not morphing into the spawn on Chucky.  Ok, that's a bit dramatic.  Let's just say that I hope this is a phase because I am tired! I have some errands to run today, so I can't go home to rest...but tomorrow that bed is all mine!!!  I'm not gonna feel guilty either. NOPE, I'll do whatever it takes to survive.  Ha!  Now that stupid song is stuck in my head...thank you Gloria Gaynor and the 1970's Disco movement. Speaking of surviving, I have to endure the stupid line at the County Clerks office to pay the taxes on our cars.  Nothing like waiting until the last possible minute.  Then I have to run by the audiologist to have my IFB fixed...that would be my earpiece for work.  Finally, I'm meeting a lady to sell Eli's baby bedding. Ya'll, I have discovered the equivalent to online yard sales.  Not only do I not have

Monday Musings

Ya'll it's Monday and I'm exhausted.  Let's just "bullet point" this one, ok? 1. Last night was rough with a capital "R."  I'm not sure if that should be "capital" or "capitol," and I'm too tired to look it up.  Don't judge. 2.  Ellie had a horrible night, and I've been up since 2:30 this morning.   3. That would be why my desk looks like McDonald's threw up coffee.  I think I might have a problem. 4.  I would love to tell you that I went home to rest after work, but I just didn't. 5. I actually had a massage this afternoon, and while I am grateful for the relaxation I seriously thought about cancelling to go home and nap.  The only thing that kept me from it was the fact that my gift card expires tomorrow. 6. So, after the massage (which was wonderful by the way) I hit up Sonic for a Route 66 Diet Vanilla Coke. Yes, that was after my zillion coffees...and a Dr. Pepper.  

Super Mom I'm Not

Today started out great!  Eli and Ellie slept late and were in much better spirits this morning when they woke up.  We were able to feed them, dress them, and get them to church on time!   The worst part of the morning was Eli refusing a picture, but at least I snapped one of this sweet girl! After playing around the house for much of the afternoon, I decided to hit up the grocery.  Since Ellie had been so bad yesterday while I tried to shop, I decided to leave her home with Eric while I took Eli.  He was predictably good in the store, and the trip was a success...until we made it to the parking lot.   That would be about the time I locked him in the van...strapped in his car seat...eating Twizzlers.  Of course I had to call Eric to bring the spare key.  All the while Eli was singing, talking to me, enjoying the Twizzlers, and even getting a little creative with them. Yes, that is candy up his nose.  Yes, he did eat it.  There wasn't a thing in the world I co

Singing In The Rain

Today has by far been the hardest day I've had since we became a family of four.  Of course going back to work has added a little stress, but I've been trying to ease back in.  I think it's the combination of both kiddos getting sick last week and this one, my house looking like a tornado ripped though, and the  nasty, dreary day here.  Oh well, at least the weather gave me an excuse to dress this little girl up for our errand run today...even if she did scream to the point that I had to leave Wal-Mart.  ha!

Sick Day

I had to take this sweet girl to the doctor today for gunky eyes.  I'm hoping it's just allergies, but considering Eli had a virus last week, I'm not too optimistic.  Ha!  We'll have the results on Monday. In the meantime we're crashing at home tonight.  This week has wiped me out, and I'm pretty sure Eric feels the same way.  Oh well...with nothing on the agenda this weekend,  hopefully we'll lots of rest and snuggles from these babies!

For The Love Of The Game

Today I took the kiddos to the park after daycare.  The weather is just so amazing here right now, and we're taking full advantage.  It seems like the past two years we've gone straight from winter to summer, but this year we're enjoying a real spring! Of course I took this picture on my iphone and not the real camera.  Maybe next week I'll start lugging that thing around again. Ha!  Anyway, most kids head for the slides and swings at the park, but not this guy!  Eli runs full force toward the ball field.   Today I happened to forget the sporting equipment, but don't your fret.  An acorn and stick make the perfect  bat and ball!

All In A Day's Work

People keep asking how we're adjusting to life with two kids, especially now that I'm back at work.  To be honest, WONDERFUL! In fact, much better than I expected.  I'd like to pretend that we're super parents, but we know all your prayers and the graciousness of our Heavenly Father are the main reasons!  Plus, he's blessed us with a great sleeper. Another factor is that I'm not putting a lot of pressure on myself right now.  I wrote out our perfect schedule which includes daily workouts, play dates, household chores and bedtime routines.  The goal is to get there eventually , but for now I'm easing in.  Some days go as they should while others include a much needed nap. Most of the chorse get done, but I'm not sweating the ones that aren't.  Ya'll it's just a process. For now my mornings include a lot of coffee for energy, even more make-up to cover-up the dark circles under my eyes, and a super messy desk that I never seem to g


    Ya'll, today is the day I'm hitting the gym again and I couldn't be more excited.  It has been a long time since I've had a good run and even longer since I've lifted weights.  Lets face it, after nine months of pregnancy and (almost) two months of recovery, it's been awhile. I can not tell you how ready I am to step up on that treadmill again!! That being said, I'm not really sure to do once I get started.  Don't worry, I'm not talking about the actual jog...that part I do know.  What I mean is - I don't have an end goal in mind.  Yesterday I sat down to work on my weight loss plan, and I came up with nothing!  On the one hand I would love to have the mentality that this is the beginning of Operation Skinny.  I mean, it makes sense.  I'm done having babies, so why not start today? On the other hand, I would love to say "to heck with it all, I like my pudgy self."  Ha! Neither approach seemed to fit.  I started

Monday Musings

* This is going to be another post with lots of bullet points.  You might want to get used that for a while. *You may also want to get used to iphone pictures.  Lugging around a camera, taking pictures, loading pictures, and writing a post just takes too much time and effort right now. * Moving on.  It's Monday again which marks Ellie's 7 week birthday and my second week back at work.  So far, we're adjusting well. * Ellie's wonderful sleep habits have made it easy to get back into the swing of things.   * Speaking of sleeping, it's pretty sad when your newborn sleeps better than your three-year-old.  Eric and I take bets on which kid will be up first at night.  Lately it's been Eli. * This brings me to a new revelation.  I am so grateful to have Eric. (ok, maybe a not - so - new revelation)  I can vent on here all day long about our sleep woes, but no one fully understands...except Eric.  Not only does he "get it" he helps me see t

Sweet Sunday

After last night's bedtime drama, we were excited to sleep in a little this morning before church.  Of course this little treat made us late for the service. I tried to get pictures after church of the kids all dolled up, but only one of them would cooperate....that would be the immobile one in case anyone is wondering. Ha!  We ended up spending the day chillin' out around the house. Eli played ball outside all afternoon.  I cleaned out the van, and Eric mowed the yard.  Nothing too exciting to report.  Really, I just wanted an excuse to show you Ellie's cute outfit today.  I love having a girl...and boy!!  I'm a blessed Momma, that's for sure!!

Red And White Game

Are ya'll ready for more iphone pictures? Eric worked this morning, so I was home alone with the kids.  We spent the morning relaxing which pretty much included playing's how we roll!  Anyway, we had planned on going to WKU's spring football game with the Adkins, but I had the wrong time.  I thought the game started at 5:30, but it was 2:00. I had already promised Eli that we go, so that meant I had to venture out solo. Really, the kids did quite well.  They fell asleep on the way, so I treated myself to a Sonic Sweet Tea. My moment of quiet was short lived because Ellie woke up ready to eat.  It struck me funny that I was sitting there feeding my baby in the same parking garage I had used every day as a college student.  It's weird because I still feel young enough to be in college, but the fact that I was sitting in a minivan with two kiddos is a pretty good indication that I'm not as young as I might think! We were a little late gettin


Well, I made it through my first week back at work, and there are a few things that I want to remember. 1. We Serve A Faithful & Mighty God - despite no sleep going into the week, the Lord has given us plenty of rest -mainly through naps-but we'll take it!  Also, do you remember that $250 mistake I made in the monthly budget?  Well, the Lord provided a surprise $250 this week!  Yeah, it's a God thing. 2. I Enjoy Being A Working Mom - for the life of me, I did not want to go back to work.  However, I have adjusted quite well.  Despite the chaos of balancing schedules, household chores, and kiddos, I really do love my job.  I'm grateful for the outlet and for the hours.  My alarm clock may go off too early, but the hours I work combined with the wonderful childcare my kids receive makes resting up easy. Plus, having to work efficiently helps me to stay on top of things. 3. I Need To Give Myself Grace - I had these grandiose plans of hitting the gym hard this

Stupid Virus

Remember yesterday when I told you that Eli was running a temperature?  Well, turns out he has some kind of virus.  After the show, I met Eric to pick up the kids, and we went straight to the doctor.  I was sure that it was a sinus infection.  I guess it's a good think that I'm not a doctor because I would have been wrong! Here's a funny story about the appointment.  They decided to make sure that Eli didn't have strep, so they swabbed his throat.  That's about the time Eli jumped off the table and announced, " Mom, I am NOT getting up there again." Haha!  My boy has figured out how they roll! Lucky for him, the nurse felt bad about his gagging fit and treated him to a Popsicle. After the appointment, I came home to take care of my sick boy.  I knew he felt bad when he wanted to take a nap.  Ha! Anyway, the eventful day continued when Ellie had a MAJOR blowout.  I'm talking she pooped through the diaper, through the sleeper, through m

We Made It

Ya'll, we made it through our first day back to reality.  As you can imagine, as a working mom of two I"m short on extra time, so a few bullet points will have to pull you up to speed. *  I went home yesterday and took a LONG nap to make up for my lack of sleep the night before.  It's not the same a a full night's rest, but seeing as I haven't had any of those in about three and a half years, this works wonders! *When I woke up, I took Eli to the ball field to play! It was Ellie's first trip to watch her brother in action, but you can bet it won't be the last! * I think a coffee pot and crockpot will be the key to my sanity for the next few years! * Last night went much, much better than Sunday night.  Ellie slept like a champ, and Eli was only up one time.  Go us!! * Today, on the other hand, has not been my day.  For starters, I found out that I owe about $300 more to daycare than I realized...thank you stupid months with five weeks instea

One Day At A Time

Well, today was my first one back at the office, and wouldn't you know that we had one of our roughest nights yet.  Of course, that's just the way we roll.  Really, it started with Ellie having some bad gas and not going to bed until just after midnight.  She was up again at 3:00 for her feeding, and then back down quickly.  The problem was, Eli decided to wake up.  By the time I got him settled, I was wired.  I was worried about missing my alarm, I was worried about Eric getting both kiddos out the door on time, and I was worried about the cycle of exhaustion starting all over because let's face it - I felt more rested while staying home with a newborn than I have felt in three years.  (Thank you cat naps!!) Anyway, as I laid there stewing I realized something - this is just another day.  There is no reason I have to play the role of Super Mom just because I'm back at work.  No sir (or ma'am)!!  That picture perfect routine I envisioned will come...EVENTUALLY!!

In The Still Of The Night

When Eli was born, I HATED waking up with him because there was absolutely nothing to entertain myself while I fed him, diapered him, and paced the floor with him.  While I'm still not a fan a losing sleep, I am blessed with a more agreeable baby this go around.  That, and a whole slue of fun programming. When Ellie first came home from the hospital, I would watch Saved By The Bell reruns on Netflix.  Don't did the trick!  I still watch it every now and then, but I've fallen into a more predictable routine thanks to a wonderful little invention known as the DVR. On Sunday nights I record Army Wives.  I've watched every single season, but I'm not too sure that I would have kept up with the show's cast changes this year had it not been for needing middle of the night entertainment.  Either way, the new season isn't half bad.   Monday nights aren't the best for viewing, so I either watch old episodes of Army Wives on Netf

The Breakfast Of Champions

They did it, ya'll.  The Louisville Cardinals brought back the National Championship title to the Commonwealth.  That's the good news.  The bad news is that the night went just as I predicted it would go. Eli would not go to sleep, and there wasn't much I could do because Ellie was still up at midnight from all the yelling, cheering, and celebrating.  Shortly thereafter, things got interesting. For starters, we could not find a single pull-up.  So, we put Eli to bed in a swim diaper...mistake number one.  Additionally, Ellie hadn't pooped since Saturday, so we gave her Miralax (per doctor's orders) before bed...mistake number two. After finally falling asleep, Ellie woke up crying.  When I went to check on her she had had a MAJOR blowout.  I'm talking poop up her back, through her sleeper, and on her swaddler.  I cleaned her up, changed her, fed her, and put her back down only to be awakened by Eli shortly after. When I picked him up to put

The Ultimate Fans

It's a big night in the Watson home as the Louisville Cardinals play for the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship, and these two cuties will be helping their daddy make some noise.  We have a really great schedule going, and I don't want to mess up a good thing by letting Eli stay up to watch the game, but Eric says it's a "once in a lifetime oportunity."  I guess it would be if your a Cardinals fan and not a Cats fan...ZING!!  I'm giving in.  I figure Eric will be so loud that no one will sleep anyway.  Be sure to check in tomorrow.  Either we will be mourning the loss of Eric's sanity, or we'll be celebrating a National Championship. Either way, I'm sure we'll have bags under our eyes from the late night.  

Spring Bucket List

Well, we made it back in town from the funeral late last night, and I have to say that we are rocking this two kid.  We dressed them both for bed before we left Lexington, and only one major meltdown, we made it back to Bowling Green with TWO sleeping kiddos!! They were both up early this morning, so I got up with them and went back to sleep once Eric woke up.  Needless to say that we didn't make it to church, but everyone truly needed the rest after the physically and emotionally exhausting week. Anyway, it's a beautiful day here, and spring is FINALLY in the air. This brought the revelation that I have yet to make a Spring Bucket list.  Seeing as we have a five week old, I think this year's list may be a bit shorter than normal, but I'm learning to let some things go.  As for defining spring, we celebrate here at the Watson home starting on March 17th, and we consider the season over on Memorial Day.  So, what is on the agenda? 1. Saint Patrick's Day Fun (c


Tonight was visitation for my Papaw, and I will say that it took an act of congress to get us packed, dressed and in the car.  Oh boy, am going to have to find a new traveling routine! Of course, we made it by the skin of our teeth thanks to Keenland traffic...but we did make it just in time to dress in the bathroom. I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of love shown to our family.  For four straight hours there was a line out the door with people coming to show support and to pay their respects.  We had guests from TN, GA, & OH to name a few.  Whether you traveled from near or far, we thank you for your love during this time of grief.  So, here is what you need to know about Southerners, we love a good funeral.  It's true.  I used to think that I just lived in some kinda weird community, but then I got a book called The Southern Belle Primmer and it informed me that I was in good company. Of course the fact that we can grieve with hope is the primary reason

A Little Busy

Ya'll, would you believe it if I told you that Ellie is one month today?  I'm just in disbelief that this precious gift has been with our family for an entire month.  It breaks my heart how fast it's going.  I've said it once, and I'll say it again, knowing she is my last baby makes it so different.  I am trying to soak in every last detail of infancy - every cry, every snuggle, every expression.  Its so fleeting! You would think that this would mean I would be up to date on the blog.  Well, I sort of am.  I have various drafts saved.  Some are pictures awaiting words, some posts are partially written and others are simply waiting to be edited.  In any case, the past four and half weeks have been some of the most precious of my life, and I fully intend to document them in detail. Between trying to adjust to our new normal, a quick visit to see my Papaw, lots of visits from family and friends, and plenty of doctor's visits, I'm  just a little behind.  

Fly To Jesus And Live

How do you put into words what only the heart can tell? I don't suppose you can, but I will certainly attempt to humbly string together what I'm feeling tonight -the night my Papaw went to be with the Lord. Although there is a gaping hole in my heart, I find it surprisingly difficult to grieve for a man who is standing in the presence of Jesus.  He is walking the streets of gold and staring at the crystal sea.  His mind was made whole as he entered the Pearly Gates of eternity where Alzheimer's  disease has no power, where every tear has been wiped from his eyes, and where he stands face to face with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. I imagine that he stood there telling our Heavenly Father these words from 2 Timothy, " I have fought the good fight.  I have finished my course.  I have kept the faith." To which our Creator replied from the book of Matthew, "Well done my good and faithful servant.  You have been faithful with few things; I will put