Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's Raining, It's Pouring (no it's not - but it did rain)

Yippee!!! It rained from about midnight to 6:30am at my house this morning. I love waking up and hearing rain, it makes me happy. Why couldn't today have been my daughter's "Walk Around" at her middle school? It was yesterday, and it was freakin' hotter than Hades - and the middle school campus is designed as such that all the classrooms face toward a courtyard and all the doors are outside. Gone are the days of the elementary school where all the classrooms are inside an air conditioned building. So, I sweat my bootie off yesterday walking with Sereana from classroom to classroom...and have I mentioned I'm pregnant, and I already don't like the heat - but being hot and pregnant is the pits. And I'm not even THAT pregnant yet, I'm barely into my 2nd trimester - but I like blaming my crankiness on that, I get more sympathy that way. hehe

Yeah - while most people's kids started school weeks ago, my kids are finally starting this Monday. I remember 3 weeks ago thinking to myself, "Wow, the kids start school in 3 short weeks!" - and let me tell you they have DRAGGED ON FOREVER AND EVER!! I'm like "Good Lord are these kids ever going to start school?" But of course I'll be taking that sentiment back in a couple weeks when I'm helping with gobs and gobs of homework, and going to school functions galore - then I'll be thinking "How much longer until summer?".

My baby, who is 18 months now, has obtained a nice milestone of being able to be put to sleep in her bed while she's still awake and she doesn't cry! She used to fall asleep while drinking her night-time bottle, but that stopped about a month or so ago and then she would think it was playtime again. So, I would turn off the light and lay with her until she fell asleep. But this whole process from bottle to actually sleeping would sometimes take over an hour - so I said "Oh no, this is not going to work. If she's not sleeping by 8:30, I'm putting her in her bed anyway." And so I started doing that, and for about 2 weeks, she would cry every time I laid her down. She would only cry for about 5 minutes, but I still somewhat felt bad. And I hope I'm not jinxing myself here by writing about it - but for the past few nights, I've been able to lay her down and she just rolls over and doesn't make a peep! YAY! We're probably going to start potty training soon too - it would be nice to have a potty trained toddler before the new baby arrives.

Anywho, that's about all I have time for today - have a great day everyone!


6 comments:

I'm Just Sayin' - Kerri said...

Okay I am totally with you on the rain. I love hearing it when I go to bed or wake up. I even sleep with a window cracked sometimes in the fall even if it means an extra blanket on the bed! I'll cross my fingers you didn't just jinx yourself on the bedtime thing...

Faith Imagined said...

I am working on the same thing with my kiddo!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Well done. That's how I trained my team to go to sleep at night.
We have 2 weeks of vacation left and let me tell you, summer has JUST begun to wear on me.

Sassy Chica said...

ahhh, the sweet sound and smell of gentle rain is amazing!

My kids don't start school until the end of the month! I will be elated when school starts..some peace and quiet!

Smooches,
Sassy Chica

Mama Mary said...

OMG--I used to get SO hot when I was pregnant. I just started to sweat just thinking about it. I am feeling for ya sister, especially with you being in AZ!

Debbie said...

I hope school is still going well!