Sunday, January 31, 2016

Kat had another baby girl!

Aubrey Adele Tilby was born after midnight Saturday morning and was 8 lbs, 3 oz. Her name choices were Kaylee Adele Tilby or Aubrey Kay Tilby on Monday.  They were 75% sure it wa down to those 2 choices. Kat and I talked and the idea of using one of the first names with the other middle name came up. At 2 pm, Kat sent out a text to us with her name. Perfect. Adele is Preston's grandma's middle name :)
My mom was there and had been for about a week. Kat was about 5 days overdue. She labored at home a long time, then went in. She is Strep B positive so they wanted her to have 4 hours of antibiotics like I always get. Her labor was too quick so she had to stay in the hospital longer for observation. 
Kat asked for the epidural and they said they wanted to check her first. She wanted hem to order it first THEN check her. She was 8.5 cm and had progressed a ton in that last hour. They wanted to get her to the birthing tub. But it wasn't filling up. So she had the baby 45 minutes later. No epidural! 
Mom was at Kat's with Sadie who woke up to play at 5am. Sadie was SO happy to meet her baby sister!!! So cute. 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Sick day Stress day

I called in sick. B/c Isaac is sick. (Julia is always clingy and is not all the way healthy either.) 
We just got done with round 3 of the kids alternating fighting with crying. (They rest between rounds in their respective time out corners.) They started when I was bringing in sleeping Julia from the car. (You guessed it, she did not sleep long.) I thought it was handled. 
I went outside to clean the car and came back to round 2. 
Round 3 commenced while I was making sandwiches. So I'm giving up trying to get even normal things done today and will spend the rest of the day right here. (Until the inevitable rounds 4-49 I'm sure.) 
Going to work is way less stressful, but it IS good to cuddle. 
I had to contact SO many people to stay home. 2 babysitting friends, teachers, @dbeckfl who helps w a couple of carpooling responsibilities, an awesome past office manager @kimberlydowdy current office manager, other hygienists, boss, social media helpers since I am missing a lunch event, not to mention my full day of patients. I feel horrible. Thursdays are hard. I am always needed in at least two places at once. Thank goodness I am healthy! (Knock on wood) #oopsithinkithoughtthiswasmyblog 

This morning, Isaac and Julia were so good to one another (before the other kids got here and fought over these little rubber bands.) #rainbowloom #sickday #bigbrotherlittlesister 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Dylan got run over by an Isaac

so steven took dylan and isaac towards seminole park one Saturday afternoon, the back way (sorta on the way to OHS) and Dylan passed Isaac on the left. Dylan went off of the sidewalk (headded south away from OHS - ALMOST to the park entrance) and when he was on his way back up onto the sidewalk from the grass, his front tire wasn't perpendicular enough, thus tripping him right in front of Isaac's front wheel. 

so yes, Isaac ran over Dylan's freshly ricocheted (helmeted) head. Isaac quickly got off of his bike, but the blood had already started. There was more fear from Dylan than blood. I got a phone call and went to pick them up. I brought Dylan and his bike home, cleaned the chin w/ H2O2 a little, and let him calm down. I had taken water and ice-in-a-washcloth along with a towel for bleeding. (A washcloth would've sufficed, but Steven requested a towel for "a lot of blood.") 

Yes the ER doc tried to re-open it, but numbed him first. I imagine with a topical anesthetic. he wanted to see if it would easily re-open and that was the only way. In looking at it now, I think stitches or superglue would've put the two sides closer to yield a smaller scar, but it's on the under side of his chin, and it'll be a fine manly scar in the middle of his beard (which I hope he only grows out once or twice on a whim, not for real :)

Saturday, January 2, 2016

New Year's Resolutions

I think the word of the year will be "arrive."
In a conversation, I want to really be present, focused, putting myself in the others' shoes, and actively wanting to be a better person for myself and my family as well as others.

In order to do this, I'll need to do some planning. So I'll be organized. So my mind won't be racing/distracted/cluttered/multi-tasking. I mean I'm sure it'll multi-task, but I'll be in control and aware.

Some things will be to set a weekly schedule. If I were a student, I'd have to do that so I'd get assignments in on time and I learned that the busier I am, the more I can do. By that, I mean that if things are planned for me, and I have deadlines, I make the most of every 15 minute increment.

I should watch less TV. That's hard since I don't even turn it on while on the computer at nights much since it sucks me into the shows and I stop typing/editing. I realize it's unproductive. But I do like to, while Julia winds down, or even after the fight of her going to bed is over, plop down on the couch with my husband. It's quiet no-brainer time.

I've heard, and fully believe, that one gets more recovery time from the stress of the daily grind when being active. Active recreation is better for the mind body and soul than inactive recreation (AKA screen time.) Yet I think it's a mental thing. If I don't get to nap or get to plop down on the couch and forget to do lists, I feel like I haven't had time to recharge. I know that's incorrect, and couch time is counter-productive, so I need to find a way to get out of that habit. Do you know how irritating it is to come in from the living room to find my dirty dishes in the sink still? Why did I reward myself with a movie when I didn't do my normal chores? I annoy myself. My punishment is to leave them for myself to do them in the morning. But that's wreckless b/c then, the kids are up, I want to be present (arrive) with them, but I have my dang chores to do. I enable myself to feel like I've done something with myself in the morning if I have done the dishes. Dude. I could've worked out or read to my kids which would've been way more productive if I had done the dishes the night before! It would've taken 1/3 the time since my 4 distractions wouldn't be awake.

So the moral of this story is that I am going to set aside time to plan, study, meditate, ask the Holy Ghost to be with me and I'm going to take more control of the minutes of the day thus allowing myself to be a better wife, mom, daughter, neighbor, and friend. I'll make enough time and money to do so.

I wish I had bullet points for my resolutions. I'll brainstorm some real quick. My patient, Steven Sherwood, said he does PMS for his. Physical, Mental, and Spiritual.

Physical - Um. I'd like to join a gym but that's not going to happen. I'd like it to be after hours or some time when I can go w/ Steven and take the kids there. Maybe I'll run a 10K or something. I want to get rid of my poochy tummy. Gross. I've lost more than the baby weight and have top abs, but the bottom ones are lazy fatty ew.

Mental - meditate/plan/organize/arrive/thrive

Spiritual - I'll really study the Book of Mormon since that's the book of scripture for Sunday School this year.

Oh, I also want to play duets with my kids. I want to play the piano while they play it or the violin. I'll start with the piano. That'll be one way to arrive with their piano studies.

I also want to figure out work. first, Fishy Face Phogography, I got a new website and want to be more awesome this year. Here's a start to my to do list for it:

  • edit about me page
  • general user friendliness and look and feel of website
  • get new business cards
  • send something to all past clients
  • get Rania's proofs to her and order everybody else's and get them sent
  • edit Matt and Hollie's session and Christmas
  • Make a chart system for keeping track of all clients
  • make sure all past client photos are sRGB and re-send galleries out
  • get published somewhere
  • make money
  • set aside a day for ffp stuff (babysitters necessary and/or days off from CSD)
  • buy a flash
  • back up everything
  • welcome video
  • re-direct Thumbtack to my email
  • categorize/tag/SEO my past posts and pages
  • instagram more business images