Monday, August 24, 2009

The One About Poop

Why is it that Tucker picks Sunday mornings to play all his pranks on me? This is the one day of the week that I actually shower before 3 p.m. and have to get us both dressed, packed, and out the door by 9:30 a.m. Why couldn't he have picked, say, a Tuesday morning? Well, on this particularly delightful Sunday morning, I had just put my little man in the bathtub. I stepped out to get something, came back 30 seconds later to find him perfectly content with his little feet crossed and his hands clasped neatly in a tub full of poop. Ugh! I've just recently transitioned him into the big tub, so before when he pulled this trick on me, I only had to clean out his little baby tub. And back then, it was little more than a tablespoon or so to clean up. Not this time. Oh, no. It was A LOT and it was EVERYWHERE. You should have seen the look on his face. He was like, "Oh yeah, that's much better, Mommy."

Oh well, welcome to parenthood, Sarah! I love it! And btw, it's impossible to gross me out anymore! : )

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The New 'Do

It's always the same with me. I grow my hair long, then I get tired of it and decide to cut it. I usually go on a whim and get it cut and hate it and immediately regret it and wish all my hair back. Well, this time I did it a little differently. I've been wanting to cut it for months now, so I at least get points for a lack of spontaneity. AND I printed the perfect picture out for the hairdresser to look at...a mistake-proof plan, right? Well, this plan assumes that the hairdresser isn't scissor-happy! This ALWAYS happens to me! Let's just say it's a teensy bit shorter than I had originally planned, but we're going with it.

I always said I wouldn't get the "mom" haircut (i.e. short), and that I'd embrace my youth and keep my hair long. But here I am cutting it all off (sorry, Tyler)! Ah well, I like it, and of course, it'll grow.

Sweet baby loves bath time. He's graduated from his baby tub to the big bathtub!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Nursing School

So, I've decided to go to nursing school! Why, you may ask? Well, aside from all the practical benefits to being a nurse, it's something that's been in the back of my mind for years. I've never seriously considered it because...well, I don't really know why. I guess I thought I wasn't smart enough for it.

Just finished Anatomy and Physiology I, and it was definitely the hardest class I've ever taken BY FAR. And mind you, I have a bachelor's degree! I found out AFTER I started the class that Macon State's A&P classes are hard compared to other schools in the area--just my luck. But I'm happy to report I passed with flying colors!

Now, on to A&P 2. Start that on Tuesday. I'll take Microbiology in the spring, then I start clinicals in August! After 2 years, you can call me Nurse Sarah!

I'm trying to keep a level head on about all this, though. I don't ever want my family to suffer because of this new ambition of mine. I'm praying that I'll know when to say 'enough is enough.' It will be a major balancing act for sure, but 'family first' is my motto!

Here's Tucker's first two teeth! The week leading up to their debut included fever, the fussies, and the grumps! SO glad they're here!

Monday, August 10, 2009

My sweet Tucker, in his favorite hat

Here he is at the pool a few months ago

When in Rome

My husband is really hilarious sometimes. Especially when he gets common phrases confused. The other day we were in the car and he was trying to use the phrase, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." Easy enough, right? Wrong. Instead, he said "While in France!" At my incredulous look, he corrected himself: "Just kidding. WHEN in France!"

I'm still laughing about that one.

So here goes...

It's not that my life is so interesting. Most days it's pretty boring, actually. But sometimes the happiest memories happen on boring days, and I'm afraid of forgetting them.

And now that I have Tucker, I have a reason to keep a record of my day-to-day life! He changes everyday, and looking at him now, I can't believe how the first six months of his life have flown by!

So, for those of you who are interested, here goes!