Friday, August 29, 2008


So, here I am at home. The kids are at school and the house is eerily quiet. I don't know if I'll be able to take it if this is what working at home will be like. WEIRD!

I start back at work in mid-September except that I'll be working from home. Not sure what it will be like. Sofia is adjusting well to school. I picked her up early yesterday and she cried because she didn't want to leave. She wanted to eat lunch at school with the other kids. I guess that's a good sign. Catherine is adjusting to taking the bottle while I'm gone. She put up a fight the first couple of days, refusing the bottle, then finally giving in after extreme hunger and sucking the entire bottle down.

I really like the school so far. It is very close, small, and the teachers are great. I'm happy they are there.

I guess I'm entering a new phase with the kids gone and me starting work soon. Yet another adjustment for me. With the move to San Antonio, the new house, Catherine, school, now me working at home, I feel like I'll never just settle into a routine. The last few months have just been very crazy. But on the positive side, I love all the changes we've had so far. I love my Catherine so much. She is absolutely beautiful. She is the best baby I could have ever hoped for, and I adore her with all my soul. I have cherished the last few months with Sofia, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. Sofia turned three years old, by the way, this past Sunday and we had a great little party for her at the house. And I love this house we are in, and I hope we grow old in it and the kids grow up and love this house and this neighborhood. I'm so happy to be near family again.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Both kids are sleeping. Husband went to bed a little while ago, and here I am. I feel like I'll never get back to normal. I feel like I live in one of those "life comes at you fast" commercials. Catherine is two and half months old. She is beautiful and such a great baby. She smiles and coos and really, really loves her mama. Sofia is good with her, but still drives me nuts when she gets way too close and kisses her on the mouth and pries her fingers apart and stuff.

My beautiful Miss Catherine was 12 lbs at her two-month checkup. It's so weird how different the two children are as babies and how different I am as a mom the second time around. I feel like I can appreciate the babyness much more easily this time around. I think I felt a little shell-shocked with Sofia. Going back to work will be tough.

We got both girls into a pre-school. That alone was an absolutely crazy experience. Somehow between the pregnancy, moving, buying a house, having the baby, unpacking, freaking out, etc I forgot to start looking for a daycare/preschool for the kids. Eventually I am going back to work. My start date is mid-September, so last week I hustled and made myself a royal pain the butt for the place I wanted to put my kids. They start next Monday. Well, Sofia starts, but I'm not parting with Catherine just yet. I'll be dropping her off little by little so she can get used to the folks there. Good thing is I will literally be just a few blocks away from the place. And I'll be working from home as long as my job will let me. I'm supporting my Houston job from San Antonio and I don't know how long I can keep that up.

August 21st is my wedding anniversary and we're not even celebrating. We have our parents' meet the teacher night at the preschool. Then this weekend we're having Sofia's birthday party for her birthday Sunday. Then she starts school Monday. I feel like my head has been spinning for months.

All summer has been strange, but good. Sofia, myself, and Catherine. Sofia and I got to spend a lot of time together, and I'm pretty sad having to part with her. She is still very much my baby. Life is tough, but I love my girls more than anything in the world.