Sunday, July 27, 2008

Return Home

We just returned home from vacation yesterday...

Overall the trip was great - a lot of good eating, relaxing, and general fun. There were a few bumps in the road though, mainly revolving around health issues. Chase was sick from basically the day we arrived. He had his first fever and an ear infection and I think he cried more on his trip than in the previous 10 months. He also had difficulty sleeping and was often up all night leaving Boris and I exhausted. The only good thing is that at least he was cheerful and fun during the day. I told my sister who is home visiting from Korea that this was by far the worst week we have ever had with Chase and she said "REALLY?! I thought he was being so well behaved!" So here is to having the easiest baby in the world!

The other health issue that was a bit of a drag was that my fevers started to get into the 100s. The good part of this is that now I have an "official clinical" fever. So on the trip I booked myself an appointment with Rheumatology for this Thursday. Hopefully they can help, I am so tired of being sick. Granted I'm not feeling very hopeful since the nurse who booked my appointment said "well all your labs are normal...".

On the good side of things we did a lot of fun activities on our trip. We ate some of the best crepes ever and went to Bubba Gumps which turned out to be very good for a chain. We did some hot tubbing, game playing, a TON of shopping (the Silverthorn Outlets are amazing) and we did a lot of outdoor activities (well everyone else did). Also the house we stayed at was so pretty.

I will say that it sucks to have vacation come to an end...

Friday, July 18, 2008

Vacation Here We Come!!!

We leave for an entire week long vacation tomorrow...

I am very excited to get away. It's funny because we are going with a bunch of family and everyone keeps saying that they are really going so that they can spend more time with Chase, and Boris and I keep saying that we are really going so we can spend less time with Chase. I've said it before and I'll say it again - always travel with built in baby sitting!

I think the only thing I am bumming about a little bit is that if I were taking a "stay at home" vacation I would be able to play with my new sewing machine more (which has been sadly very neglected lately). I am dying to work on more projects but I never seem to have time. The only time I do have is when Chase is asleep but since my sewing room is right next to his bedroom I am always afraid that I will wake him up. It has had me thinking that I need to move my sewing room downstairs.

So tonight and tomorrow will be filled with laundry, cleaning, and packing - all of which seem like a big pain but I'm sure it will be worth it once we are there.

Primary vacation goals:
- Take Chase swimming for the first time so that my "working mom who doesn't have enough time for everything" guilt will go away
- Catch up on some movies - there are so many that are out that I want to see
- Do a lot of nothing
- Last but not least, eat some good food

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Respect and Obey?!

I attended a wedding today, the wedding itself was very nice, but it reminded me of something that has been bugging me for awhile. I've noticed that during the vows husbands are always asked to love and cherish their wives while wives are asked to respect and obey their husbands.

Why are we the ones who have to respect and obey?! Isn't it about time that we updated wedding vows to be a bit more equitable?

The other somewhat negative thought that popped into my head during the wedding is that I realized the time in my life filled with celebrations is pretty much over. I've had my graduations, wedding, and baby shower. There are no more big events for me to celebrate... all of the future big life events that I will be celebrating will be my children's. Can it really be that by the age of 26 I have nothing left in my own life to celebrate? Maybe I will have to make reasons...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Life of a Stay at Home Mom

Today I had the chance to play "Stay at Home Mom"...

Chase has had some GI problems since Monday - Poor little guy. I am pretty convinced that his issues are teething related as you can see his second little tooth starting to poke through his gum. But whatever the cause, Chase has been banned from daycare until he is better and Boris and I have had to stay home with him (with much assistance from Grandma - Thank god for Grandmas).

So today I had a taste of what it would be like to be a stay at home mom. It was honestly very enjoyable, minus the poop leakage issue that resulted in poop on the highchair, the floors, the changer, the baby, clothes, etc. It was fun spending quality time with Chase, going to lunch with my parents, and doing some relaxing. Granted I doubt it would feel the same if it was what I did day in and day out (or if I had more kiddos).

Also I have noticed that since I work I don't feel obligated to do all the cleaning or cooking or laundry or other chores but I think if I stayed at home those things would constantly hang over me and I would feel stressed out all the time. So I guess it wasn't a real stay at home mom day (since they do a lot more work than I did today) but it makes me grateful that I work so that days like today feel like a real treat. I like vacationing in "stay at home land" but I don't think I would want to live there...

Cute Cute Cute

I'm telling you - there is nothing cuter than a baby in a bath robe...

Friday, July 4, 2008

The List

My personal list of to dos is hanging over my head...

I have this list of things I keep meaning to get to that I never end up doing and lately they have started to feel like they are hanging over my head. I have all this pressure to finish the things on the list and they are all fairly simple things I just don't make time for them. I am not normally a procrastinator so I don't really know why I am putting these things off.

1. Wills - Ever since Chase was born I have felt the pressure to do it but not I feel extreme guilt for not doing it yet
2. Dentist - I haven't been to the dentist in years - it is almost to the point where it is going to be embarrassing to go
3. Register to Vote - With the November election approaching I feel like I need to register to vote! I am still registered in Denver...
4. Car registration - Boris and I need to get our new cars registered
5. Chase's Scrapbook - I still haven't made it out of the hospital yet
6. Call a Rheumatologist - I have been avoiding doctors lately

Those are the main things that keep me up late at night lately...