Whatever works…

Kingsley let me make breakfast, but not eat it. 

 There it is.. Just sitting there getting cold. 

I guess you do what you gotta do in these situations. 

Baby backpack.

After some ambient music, some rocking back and forth, and a binky we had success.

Now can I sit without waking him up?


Now to finish my cold breakfast!

We’ll see how long I get. Gotta pump soon.

On a Saturday around lunch time;

As I am holding my sleeping 4 month old while bouncing up and down on the edge of the bed, I contemplate whether or not to lay him down yet. If he is not in a deep enough sleep yet, he will start screaming again. I have the next 2 days off so I am trying to get the apartment cleaned up. Not an easy thing to do with a gassy, teething baby. 

Toddler checkups are a nightmare.

My parents, my boyfriend, and I all loaded up the boys in the van and went to the hospital for Adrian’s (my 3-year-old) and Liam’s (my 1 1/2-year-old) checkup. They both had to get shots. My boyfriend stayed in the waiting room with Kingsley while my parents and I squeezed in the small room with the boys. While the doctor was trying to check the boys’ vitals they freaked. They screamed and flailed their limbs while twisting and crying. You’d think they were being tortured. My parents had to help me pin the boys down so they could prick Adrian’s finger and give them both shots. They calmed right down after we picked them up and left the room, but we had to listen to the screams of other children while walking down the hall to the exit. Stressed. Kingsley has shots next month. I’m dreading it. He did really well last time though.

Day 1 of my 30 day challenge.

I’m using Mary Kay toning lotion on my midsection and doing planks and sit ups to try and make a difference in this blubbery-ness after pregnancy. I’m applying the toning lotion in the day and at night. I’ve done a 20 second plank and 12 situps today. Hoping for positive results! Don’t have any time to myself so I was looking for something quick. Hoping to start running one of these days. 


Trying not to lose my mind.

I’ve been very busy every day for what feels like forever. I’m trying to keep it together, but it is easier said than done. I’m back to work. Usually working shifts from 9 AM to 4 PM. My boyfriend got a job at Applebee’s and he really enjoys it. It’s not the most ideal job for our family, but it’s helping right now. We’re trying to get a vehicle for my boyfriend right now because we are sharing mine at the moment. Kingsley has an umbilical hernia, so he is very fussy. I’m just barely maintaining a milk stash in the refrigerator for Kingsley. We have been battling fleas in the apartment, which has been a nightmare.  Everything is so crazy busy, I’m constantly forgetting things. Like today, I pumped when I got home and found it sitting out almost 5 hours later. I’m praying it’s still good. I believe I have forgotten my pump at my parents house 2 or 3 times now and realized it when I got to work. Had to send my boyfriend back to my parents house to pick it up. We’re still trying to get caught up on bills from when I was on maternity leave. Kingsley had his 2 month shots a little over a week ago. He did so well. I cried more than he did. Tomorrow is shots for Liam and checkup for Adrian. I always dread going to the doctor. Adrian got his third haircut and Liam got his second haircut about a week ago as well. That was stressful, but they needed it and look so big now. Busy, busy, busy. I work 5 to 6 days a week. My boyfriend, Nate, works a lot of doubles these days at Applebee’s. He actually had tonight off so he made a homemade pizza and we did laundry at the laundry mat. I can’t wait to get my tax return. I’m going to invest in a apartment sized washer and dryer. I’m blabbering and exhausted, so I’m going to get some sleep. Gotta wake up early for the boys’ appointment. I’ll write again soon. Goodnight.

I forgot to add..

We have 6 cats, 2 dogs, and a guinea pig. We all live in a 2 bedroom apartment. We’re trying to organize everything to give us the most space possible. Our life goal is to have a big, happy family in Oregon. We currently live in Iowa. I want to have 7 pregnancies all together. I’m hoping for twins one of those pregnancies to make 8 children all together. We’re going to try to space the pregnancies out 2 years in between. I want to breastfeed for a year and give my body a break for a year. If all goes well, I will be done having kids right before I turn 40. My oldest will be 15.