Sunday, September 18, 2011

Maternity Leave

There are so many things going on right now. Lots of health issues {not mine, but close family member}, job stuff {for other family members} AND tomorrow I will start subbing for a maternity leave.

I will be teaching Kindergarten at a local elementary. The teacher's due date is not until Oct 1 but she is now on bed rest! So I am starting tomorrow. Depending on when the baby comes I could be subbing anywhere from the end of October to Thanksgiving Break!

Please pray for me during this time. My stress levels are through the roof right now, so I will most definitely need it! Specifically:
-patience with the students and myself with coming into a new classroom
-endurance to have energy each day both for the students and for Brynlee when I get home
-peace of mind in the decision we have made for me to be working the next couple of months
-comfort in knowing Brynlee will be in GREAT hands at all times!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011


Someone is NINE months old today!  I can't believe it! Just the other day we were talking about how miss Brynlee does not seem like a baby anymore... now we are verging on toddler-land! Pretty exciting if you ask me!!

We don't go to the doctor for another week so no official stats. We did weigh at home though and miss chickpea weighs a whopping 22.5 lbs! You are wearing mostly 12 month clothes {some 18 month}. You are still sleeping through the night {9-7} with two naps during the day {unless I am working- then you just stay up all day!}. We constantly hear about how happy you are all the time. You love to play and have fun. Hadlee is still your best friend- you constantly laugh at her, even when she just lays on the floor! And you have four teeth!

Things you love:

Walking- oh man do you love to be up walking around. Sometime we hold your hands and walk around the house. Other times you walk circles around the coffee table and up and down the length of the couch. Of course you still are holding on to things but you are doing it with one hand more and more!
Standing- and this does mean on your own! Usually you only last for a few seconds at a time, but still it is just crazy to me that you can balance on your own for that long! You also love when daddy holds your feet in his hand and you stand up in the air! Kind of scares mommy a bit, but you have been a dare devil since day one, so I don't really question it!
Food- you still love to eat. If we are eating anything, you have to be eating too! You get very upset if we try to eat without you. So for now, you join us at the table and eat whatever you can!

Playing in the kitchen while mommy cooks. I moved everything unsafe to a new location. Now, when I go in to cook, you follow me so I just open the cabinet you can play in!
Buckles- I don't know why, but you have an obsession with buckles! You always find them {on a cart, car seat, high chair}. Usually they end up in your mouth but not until they have gone under inspection!

We cannot even express how much we love you baby girl! You are such a joy each and every day! We love you!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011