Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I've noticed the last couple of weeks that spring is trying to come. Both Katie & I want spring more than anything...we need to get outside. Last week we tried but "things" just wouldn't work for us. I was able to walk around & look at my gardens, the roses are just about ready to be trimmed for summer, YEA!!!! My compost is in real need of turning (will have to wait for a bit warmer day). Plus Jerry is wanting to rebuild them.
Yet just this AM I have been watching the light snow flurries come & go.


Maybe yelling it will help it arrive sooner...LOL

Thursday, February 5, 2009


5:00am...mommy, mommy, mommy. I get up as it is Katie needing mommy, she's awake at 5:00am. I crawl into her bed with her, hoping that would help her go back to sleep, it sort of works until I s l o w l y get up to go back to bed. She stirs and wants to go to our bed, so I pick her up and take her with me. When I get in there Adri is starting to stir and then cry, she's hungry again (that's a 2 month old though). I pick Adri up (it's now 5:34am) and take her to her room to sit in the rocker and feed her. Then at 5:44am we go back to my bed, I put Adri in her craddle and crawl in next to Katie. I try to go back to sleep but I hear Jerry getting ready for work and Adri is not asleep again. Jerry leaves and I PRAY Katie will go back to sleep....no such luck today.

We get up, change the diaper, and start the movie "Finding Nemo". Then I get Adri out of her craddle, get a cup of coffee( even though I have said I'm going to stop drinking so much-1-2 cups every AM), we go and sit in the recline to eat a bit more. She starts getting very fussy so I sit her up to burp and she barfs all over me and herself. So VERY carefully I pick her and the blanket up and go into her room to get cleaned and changed. After she's all cleaned up I have to wipe the chairs down (it still sticks, I'm sitting in it right now). I realize I better get the kitchen cleaned up ASAP.

Katie is still quite and into Nemo so I get started. Then something makes me look to see what she's doing...her PJ's are off, and her diaper. She is also "digging" where she really shouldn't be. I have water running in the sink and rush her off to the changing table to clean her up and get dressed. After a little battle about that I go back into the kitchen to finish the dishes I see the sink overflowing.....CRAP! Lucky Jerry picked a double sink when he said we were going to remodel the kitchen.

I cleaned up the small mess (it could have been a lot worse) and finish my dishes. Adri fell asleep so that helped. Katie's movie is over so I had better change it. Now she's watching Franklin (he's a turtle). Breakfast has been eaten and I had to clean her up a bit, she had milk all the way down the front of her. Well she's not really watching the movie, but I know if I turn it off I'm in for a fight, so "toons" will just have to stay on.

I hear Adri so this post is over for now.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sick babies

It's 9pm on Monday night, I've had about 2 1/2 hours sleep last night. Katie was up all night with an upset stomach. I ended up changing her bed three times, poor thing was so upset each time it almost broke my heart. Then I had to take Adri in this AM for her 2 month check up and she had to get three shots & one oral med. She threw up the oral completely and cried so hard she was gasping for air & had tears.

By the time Adri & I got home Katie seemed to be doing a bit better (grandma came over to stay with her), but Adri became VERY fussy. That sends Katie into a tail spin again, she ate some of the cheese off my lunch (but thew that up an hour later) which just made her upset all over again. She gets real clingy when she doesn't feel good or Adri is upset.

I HATE seeing either of my girls sick or upset & I had both with all of the previous mentioned. It was a really rough afternoon!!!

I'm feeling the effects of no sleep, emotional drainage, and motherhood put to it's test. So this is a short post; may all of you out there understand it's time for bed in the Duncan Life!

Good night

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Potty Training

Katie & I are starting to potty train. I knew it wasn't going to be easy but I also didn't realize it would be so hard. Two weeks ago she actually did pee in her potty, then nothing. I thought I'd get her pull-ups to help with getting the pants on & off, at that point she didn't want anything to do with potty training. So I let it go, EVERYONE says not to push as that will just make it harder.

Then this afternoon Katie tells me, well says, "pee pee". So I asked her if she wanted to go sit on the potty, she said yes. We went in, pulled the pants down and sat on the potty. Nothing. I let her run around with nothing on the bottom so that if she knew she was going to go she'd use the potty. I kept asking her and we sat on the potty two other times. Then I saw her sitting on the sofa with her sisters burp rag (Belle is only 2months old) rubbing her "who-who". I told her we were going to put the diaper back on, well it was too late! She had just peed on the sofa.

I told her I wasn't mad but if she had to pee-pee she just needed to go sit on the potty. Guess I have to be more diligent when she says she has to go and keep her on the potty a bit longer. I think she's going to get it quickly as soon as she realizes how easy it is. I can only hope!!

Grandma's scrapbook

I'm starting a new scrapbook for my husbands grandmother, she is in her mid 70's and going strong. Grandma, as EVERYONE calls her is the mother of 5, grandmother of 20, and great grandmother to 24. SO.....I am putting together a scrapbook for her & the rest of the family to look at when ever we're together and laugh, remember, and just enjoy.

It has been interesting so far just looking through her old pictures trying to find the right ones for this book. Seeing my husband as a baby (he is the first grandchild) and all the other family members as babies and through the years is fun. I'll be putting the first pages together this weekend, I can hardly wait.

As this book progresses I'll keep you all up to date. Hopefully I'll even have some pics.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Start of the year

Hello friends & family,

I'm now a stay at home mom, GOD has my life changed in the last few years. I'll get to some of that later. Right now I just want to get started so I can keep track of what happens to us.

Jerry & I now have two beautiful girls; Katherine "Katie" almost 2 (in 5 weeks) & now Adrianna "Adri or Belle" (born 11-26-08). They are what has brought me home. Most days it's great, watching them grow & learn. BUT then there are moments when I think do I really want to be here RIGHT now? Take a breathe, then look at them and realize it is worth everything!

More to come in the next few days.