Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cool mornings, warm afternoons

It's March now. Which means it's the pleasant time of the year for Texas. Beautiful afternoons of sunshine and cool breezes are pretty regular now. I'm a little disappointed to see winter go, since I didn't get to see any snow this year, but maybe I'll get a little exposure next week in the AR hills. This week will be all about preparing for next week. We leave on Friday to go to AR for my spring break trip. Chaselyn and I will be spending the week with family and taking a nice break. Unfortunately, Stanton will have to come back to Waco and work during the week. We're not quite sure how it's all going to work out. We very rarely spend this much time apart, and now with Chaselyn added to the picture, I'm afraid Stanton will get too lonely. He has assured me that it will be ok. So, we're continuing onward with the trip preparations.


I am really glad that I'm still on an academic schedule. I don't know what I'll do if I ever have to join the real work force and only take vacations like 3 weeks of the year. Schools give great Christmas break time, a nice spring break, and usually plenty of time during the summer. If only I didn't feel guilty when I take breaks for myself.


Chaselyn is doing great. She's completely recovered from the cold she had and has had 2 "excellent" days at daycare. She's becoming very talkative while she lays on her pallet to play. She likes to lay on her back and watch the fan or tv. Tummy time is not a big hit, but she'll get there. She's also getting very big. I just washed a fresh pack of 3-6 month onesies, and they already seem a little stretched. Based on our scale, she weighs over 15 lbs! Now thats an arm workout. She slept for 7 hours straight last night. A great thing for mommy. We're thinking she will move to her crib before too long. Right now she's in a co-sleeper right beside the bed...easy access for mommy :)


I am having a very hard time figuring out work and family. I feel like I'm not doing my best at either one, so I constantly have a feeling of inadequacy. From what I understand, most working moms (if not all moms) say the feeling never goes away. I'm not sure if I can live with that. I've become very accustomed to being successful at most things in life. I don't know how to cope with this feeling of failure. All I know to do for now is pray and ask God for peace of mind.


I guess that's all for now. I'll leave you a couple of good pics and hopefully a little video of our Angel.





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