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Thursday, March 20, 2008

One Month Down

So little Miss Emily is over one month old...can you believe it??? She is getting bigger by the second. Things seem to be finally settling down. I feel like I can finally breathe at least. It was harder than I expected...getting used to a newborn again. The lack of sleep, the constant crying, the poopy all over you, the spitting up. It hasn't been that long since Audrey was a newborn but it has been an adjustment none the less. Everyone told me when I got pregnant with Audrey that having four kids was a piece of cake. That three kids was hard and after that it was all down hill. HAH!!! Four was not as hard as I thought. But... Five... Five is HARD. Is it because I am older? Is it because I have four kids under the age of six and one almost-10 year old-Hannah Montana-loving tween? Is it because I have three kids in school that I have to run all over creation? I don't seem to have an answer but if someone can tell me how to keep my head on straight and not forget where I left the baby, I would appreciate it.

Yes, I lost my baby yesterday. I have to admit my house is a lot bigger than my old one, but loosing a baby shouldn't happen in a house of any size. I couldn't remember where I had put her down. I looked everywhere it seemed, in her cradle, in her swing, in the bouncy seat, in the moses basket. (Yes, there are that many places to leave a baby). Finally, after running all over the house, Audrey found her. Little Emily was in the formal living room, snoozing happily where I had left her. I have heard that around six months after giving birth your brain begins to get back to normal and your memory actually works better than ever before...I hope this is true. Otherwise my poor baby may end up in the lost and found at church.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Lately I have had to say goodbye to quite a few of my very good friends. Apparently people just do not like it here in Salisbury, Maryland. Our good friends Kelly and Mark Johnson moved this past November to Eagle Moutain (I think that is right) Utah. Our good friends Amber and Marty are leaving today for Nevada. My good friend Ethel who is my jewlery making, scrapbooking, sewing, and anything to do with crafts mentor is moving to Florida this summer. And there are 3 other Awesome families that are moving out of our ward at the end of the school year.

If I didn't know any better I would think it has something to do with me and Jeff. But they just seem to all be fed up with Salisbury. To tell you the truth I don't blame them. Salisbury is not the prettiest town on the planet, especially in the winter. It is gray, dirty and ridicuously flat. Not a hill in sight. The only redeeming quality about Salisbury is that it is only 25 mintutes from the Atlantic Ocean, and we LOVE the beach. It is also nice that half of my family lives here. I don't think we'll live in Salisbury for the rest of our lives, but we're stuck here for now and with all of our friends leaving us behind it seems like Salisbury is going to be a lot more dreary place to live.