Thursday, April 18, 2013

Showing some Kansas pride

I won a giveaway over at Macke Monologues.  It is an adorable KU jacket that both my girls can wear.  Hannah was so excited when I showed it to her.  She wanted to wear it all day even though it is in the 80s today.

Thank you so much Desiree!  

Friday, April 12, 2013

4 months

This little cutie is 4 months old already.  Seriously, my baby is growing up too fast!  She weighs 13 pounds, but she feels heavier than that.  Her poor head is tiny.  I think she was at the 20th percentile.  She gets it from me.  I have a tiny head.  So small in fact that I can wear hats made for babies.  Hannah has a huge head which she inherited from her dad.  She is 24 inches long.  I have to put her in 6-9 month pajamas because her feet are busting out of 3-6 month ones.  Pants are a little short on her as well so I need to find the 6-9 month pants.  You have to work really hard to get a laugh out of her (unless you are Hannah).  She is a pretty serious baby.  She will smile, but laughs are few.  She is rolling over from front to back and back to front.  She was a good sleeper until a few nights ago.  Now it takes an hour to get her to fall asleep, and she wakes during the night.  Luckily, most nights, she only yells out for a second and then she is quiet again.  I barely get out of bed and she has put herself back to sleep.  I hope whatever is causing her to fight sleep stops because I was running out of ideas last night.  

I am amazed that in just two months it will be time to consider solids, she could mobile, she should be sitting up, and soon she will start to talk.  I love my little baby girl.  I can't believe how quickly she is growing.  

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I forgot

This past weekend the husband gave me an opportunity to have 2 hours to myself.  2 hours!  I was supposed to leave the house and not come home until 5.  Since we are low on money I decided to go to the library and then go to the gym.  Well, the library was closed despite what their website said.  I didn't want to go to the gym without a book to read otherwise I give up on working out within a few minutes (I am lame I know.)  I came home to get a book when I remembered that they are in a box somewhere in my garage.  The husband told me to find something else to do.  I went out to the car, sat there for a minute, and my mind was completely blank.  I had no clue what I could do that didn't involve taking kids somewhere or running errands.  I started crying.  I felt like I had lost myself.  I felt like a loser.  In that moment I missed my family and friends.  I miss calling up a friend and asking if they want to hang out.  I know 2 other women here.  That's it.  One has two kids so she is pretty busy.  The squadron isn't very social so I haven't been able to meet other spouses through squadron functions.  I felt so depressed in that moment.  I decided to take Pepper for a walk.  We both needed to get out of the house (and the exercise.)  All of this leads me to a question, what do you all do if you get free time?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


I was hoping my husband could escape the sequestration hits, but his squadron is now feeling the effects.  His original wing date was in July.  That is no longer happening.  Due to budget cuts, they can only operate training at half capacity.  This means students could be delayed up to 6 months.  This is very frustrating for them.  They are working so hard, and they are so close to finishing only to be told that they will be slowed down.  My husband started his training in June of 2011.  He may not wing until October of 2013. The time on his contract does not start until he wings which means he will put in 2 1/2 years (if you count from the start of OCS) before his contract even starts.  I feel bad for him.  He is so ready to be a winged aviator and get out into the fleet.  I am ready to get the hell out of Texas.  The positive is he still receives a paycheck so I guess I can't complain too much.