Visit with great-grandparents, Mombow and Papooh. (visit from over a week ago).
We have had a few difficult days, but everything works out for the good. I have joined a gym and have actually managed to workout twice over the past three days. While I cannot move (at all) now, and it makes me realize that I am completely out of shape, I am blessed to have the opportunity to join a 24-hour gym, and have a husband who sends me out to workout when the kids are napping (or when the kids are crying). This gym membership is more out of financial and logistical necessity, not vanity... I return to work in three weeks, and cannot fit into any of my work clothes. In fact, my fattest "fat pants" are about three inches from buttoning. Hence, I need to lose about 20 pounds in the next three weeks. We'll see how THAT goes!
In addition, our new nanny, Staci begins work on Wednesday. We met her yesterday, and think it's going to be a great fit. She has a three year old daughter, and has been caring for her daughter and a two-year old boy together for over a year. James immediately warmed up to Staci, and show her his "E-I-E-I-O" book (Old MacDonald Had a Farm), and she was most impressed, and he was most pleased.
James has been exceptionally happy for the last two days - I think because Mom and Dad have both been home tending to him since Thursday morning. We have had lots and lots of reading time, fun time, and all-around goofy-dom. I will be at home by myself with both James and Stella on Monday, which will give me a chance to try my "baby legs" for when Jason heads to Memphis on business in 10 days. Both kids head to the doctor for checkups on Tuesday. And then Staci will start working. Hooray!
Well, that's all for now. Stella is gearing up for a wail for food, and I need to try and squeeze in her bath beforehand.
Love to you all, and thank you for all your prayers -