Yes, I'm still alive.
The last two months since I last posted (on August 9th! So two months exactly) have been crazy. It's no joke, going back to work and coming home to a baby. My brother-in-law has been watching my little guy along with my 3yo nephew while my 5yo nephew is at kindergarten. Things might change a bit this spring when my *new* nephew arrives in February, but I'm so excited for my SIL and BIL and my nephews as their family expands. : )
Also, I changed jobs. I used to teach high school band, high school orchestra, and elementary orchestra. Now I teach elementary general music and elementary band on a four-day rotating schedule between two schools, so I constantly feel like I am treading water and one breath away from sinking. That feeling intensified the last two days because I got sick and so did little man. I think my problem is a combination of something I picked up from a student and the strain of singing and teaching all day, every day, for two months, which my voice isn't used to yet. Little man has been teething, and constipated, and occasionally feverish, so we both had a sick day yesterday.
Little man is going to be six months old this week, which just seems impossible. I can't believe time has gone so fast. It's been challenging but it is the best. His little laughs and coos and smiles when I see him after coming home at the end of the day are the best. And it is seriously hard to remember the labor and all of that at this point. I mean, I remember it and it wasn't super. But it just seems so far away now. I am getting so excited for his first big holidays coming up. For the first time since I was a kid myself I am actually excited for Halloween. WHAT.
A. and I both have Disney fever right now and we have to accept it's just not going to happen for a while. In the meantime I am designing fake vacations for us. LOL.
Anyway, while I had a second I wanted to check in with whoever reads this and just keep track of some things that go on in my life. : )
Take it easy, world, and like Ellen says, take care of each other-