Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A no nap day...

We have not had one of these in a long, long time. And I don't like them anymore than when we had them frequently. I don't know why Owen is not napping today but I tried putting him down 2 times and both times he throws out Elmo and his blankets and then throws a fit about it. So now he's watching Elmo in Grouchland on the couch and eating a rice krispy bar.

Today was Owen's physical for the MRI tomorrow. He's fine to have it done. The only thing that might interfere is his cough. But he's not coughing a lot so I'm crossing my fingers. The doctor said we could reschedule it if I wanted but I'd rather go and do it and hope for the best. It would probably take 3 weeks to reschedule anyway!

Yesterday was our toddler class. I look forward to that every week and I think sometimes we go more for me that for Owen. I get to spend 45-55 minutes with other women who are in the same place as I am and that is so nice. It's funny because I'm the only mom with just one child. There is another woman who has 3 (she's a bit older than I am) and we were talking yesterday about challenges and fun things with our children and she said the oldest one is her challenge and her youngest (Owen's age) is her fun one. And it made me realize that while you become more experienced with the more children you have the oldest is always the oldest and therefore your "experimental" child. You can be a novice and and expert all at the same time. I guess I experienced that as a teacher too but didn't realize it.

Maureen's challenge for today is where do you see yourself one year from today?

Well, hopefully thinner! And mostly done with potty training! Perhaps pregnant, but I'm not planning for that until I have lost the weight I gained with Owen and then some. The truth is I don't see Owen as being an only child but I can't see myself going through all of what I went through with him again. Another c-section scares me and then being depressed and having two children may just not be something I can handle.

I'd also like to have our yard relandscaped and my craft room clean and reorganized PERMANENTLY!

And now I'm off to watch Elmo and read a book.


Alyssa said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog!

I hope Owen gets a nap in makes for a really long day otherwise, right?

Noelia said...

Hopefully the no nap is just a phase that he will outgrow soon for your sake :)
I'm keeping both of you in my prayers for the MRI.

Aimeslee said...

Heather, I read this last night but then had to lay down cuz I felt neauseated (not from you, lol, I've had a bug). I had a much better comment last night but I didn't post it. It was a wish for a good day today and hoping you and Owen are doing okay. Oh and thanks so much for my mail, that was so sweet of you!

Gina (frazzledmom) said...

Here's hoping that you're having a good day with Owen today, and that the MRI went well. I'll check back for updates.