Thursday, February 19, 2009

Life is Crazy

Things have been really busy and weird at the Zook household. Emma has been off and on very ill lately. So, we are making the rounds with a few of her specialist to try to get to the bottom of all of this before we all go crazy. Her not being well has really made making plans hard. We are basically having to wait to see how she is doing in the morning to plan anything. So, play dates are not really happening right now, which is sad for Emma and me! We really miss our friends.

I am trying hard to adjust to my new schedule at the library. But trying to find time to work on crafts, book choices, and so on, is really hard. I am still trying to fit it all in, but mostly I am staying up late to get it all done after she goes to sleep. I love my work, but it has been a really long time since I did it, and I am a lot slower then I use to be:) Call it age or extreme exhaustion (Emma still wakes up at night) :)

Anyway, we have a lot going on in the coming weeks. We see a lot of doctors and we have her big dates with Metro. March 3rd is her testing date, and then the 24th is her big meeting:( I am still sad that she is about to be added to the Metro schools system. She is so young, but I guess I am going to have to learn to let go a little bit! I am not happy about it though. She needs so much help, and I do not want her ignored.

Emma is learning so much right now! She is starting to sort by color and like items too. She is learning more of her letters every week. She already knows that M is for mommy, d is for daddy, o is for Owen, e is for Emma, and b is for ball. WE are working on a few others but she is still not getting them. She has learned to say hooray when we sing "If you are Happy and you Know it" which is so cute! She just screams it so loud and clear.

She makes me smile and brings me so much joy. I am really feeling better mentally, but very tired right now. I really wish she would sleep better and let me and daddy sleep too. She is trying to give up her nap, but mommy says no!!!!!!!!!!! NOT YET!

I hope all is well in your life. May God bring you rest and peace!


Saturday, February 7, 2009

craft time and mom's new job

The photos above are of Emma standing at the window waiting on daddy. This is her new favorite thing to do. I like it since she is using her legs and standing on her own. She loves to look for daddy and wave when he gets home. The other photo is of her hand after a painting session! She loves to do crafts and express her creative side.

This week has been okay. Emma is still trying to get her stomach empty from being stopped up. So, we are changing a lot of diapers! We got her braces, and we have wore them once with no tears! They really stretch her out and make her work, so she is not to happy about them, but she is getting use to them little by little.

I am mentally doing a little better. I am just trying to focus on how funny and loving my sweet girl is. I am spending a lot of time just hugging her, loving on her, and spending quality time with her and the family. We have been working on lots of Valentine's crafts and she is loving to be painting and coloring. She makes me laugh so much when we do crafts. She gets so excited but hates to touch the paint. I tried finger painting with her the other day and we had to use brushes. Then she went wild. She really has a real artist side, and I love to bring it out and let her explore it. We keep coloring books and crayons at her little desk all day long and she sits there for hours doodling and coloring. (she gets it from me, I love to do crafts)

I am proud to announce that I will be taking on all the story times at the library I work at. I am so happy. Now I will be working two weekends a month and every Thursday. It is not a lot of money but it will help a little. Plus, Emma can go with me and be with me the whole time. I am still hoping to gain a few hours working the desk, but I am still being trained. It is fun work and I love it. I love books and kids so it is perfect for me to work there.

I better go, Emma is about to wake up and I need a snack first.