Monday, November 24, 2008

Don't know

So, I don't know what to write about. I just wanted to write to say that yes, homesickness does pass (thank God) and for now I'm okay with where I'm at. It's cold today and right now both girls are resting. They are not napping in the same room, but last night we had them sleep in the same room for the first time. It went great. We put Maddie to bed at 8pm and then Grace had a bottle and went down around 10pm. We heard Grace first at 5:14am (which woke Maddie) but I took Grace downstairs for her bottle. Gabe stayed with Maddie, gave her some milk and told her it was still time to rest. She went back to bed for about an hour and a half. So, we consider that a success. We figure they better get used to sharing their room sooner than later :) Finger's crossed on how tonight will go. In other news, Gabe is getting excited to cook our Thanksgiving feast and I'm excited to eat it. Every other mom I talk to is under stress/pressure to make a large meal on Thursday to serve lots of people and thankfully I have a hubby who likes to cook and I can just relax. I will do my official job though-taste tester :) Happy Monday.


Laura said...

Hey Sar,
Sorry to hear that you were feeling homesick. I don't know what I'd ever do if I moved away from home. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! I too am looking forward to eating and thankful that this year I'm able to eat for two!

Today is the big day! We are leaving for the hospital in about 20 minutes for our ultrasound. Finally we'll be able to call our little monkey a boy or girl. He/she was kicking so much this morning, we were both able to take turns in feeling it. :) I'll let you know later what we find out!

MOM said...

Sorry that I haven't checked the blog. It's just that when we talk often I feel like I'm up to date on what's going on - But obviously not the case. I'm sorry you have been feeling homesick. I certainly can understand why you miss Sonoma County - it is a beautiful place to live and I certainly count my blessings every day. I'm grateful to be back here full time and after having lived only part-time here over the past eight years, I find myself even more grateful. Having said that, I think that Alexandria is a wonderful place to live! When I think about all that you have near you and how much you will be able to expose Maddie and Gracie to, I think how lucky all my girls are! I don't have a lot of regrets about how you and Daniel and Elisabeth were raised, but the one thing that I have thought about is how much more I wish we would have done to take advantage of museums, parks, SF, etc. Just imagine how much the girls can learn if you head over to the Smithsonian as they grow up. Not to mention the art galleries, etc. I never moved away from Northern California (although we came close once:)so I can only imagine what you must be feeling sometimes. I miss you of course and wish that you all lived closer but I am also always so thankful that you have Gabe and his family there. You are extremely fortunate to have such a loving, supportive family for all of you. Holidays have a way of bringing lots of stuff up! I miss my mom a lot this time of year and I miss how things used to be with my sisters when mom was alive. Everybody just seems to do their own thing now and so we all have to create new traditions. You get to start making memories for your daughters and when we are lucky enough to all be together out here, we just have to celebrate and appreciate those times even more. March will be here before we can believe it! I am so looking forward to having you all home. I love you so much and am proud of you and your ability to be so honest and to share yourself so openly. Have a good day - Love MOM