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So Little Time...

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I just noticed that last blog I had a typo...she was actually 32 1/2 inches, not 31....anyhow, she's tall!!

We have so much going on right now. I am working 2 days a week, Brice is barely able to come home and eat before going to bed b/c he is so busy and Rachel is just simply growing up before our eyes! She can do so many "big girl" things now. She can and will, for the most part, follow simple commands. For example, we were at the doctor's office yesterday (doctor for Mommy, not Rachel) and she was taking all of the magazines off the table. I said, "Rachel, look at Mommy." She did. "Get those books (she doesn't know what a magazine is) and put them back on the table, please." She did exactly what I asked her. It was just such a simple thing but to me, it just filled my heart. I love her so much and I just love watching her little wheels turn in her head. She is really vocal right now too....saying things that you can actually under…
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Rachel is 15 months old today!!! We had our checkup today and as you already know, she is a big girl. She weighs 30 lbs, 1 oz, and was 31 1/2 inches long. That makes her 100th percentile for weight, 95th for length. She is an all around big girl!! Doctor said she was fine right now and although my plan is to get rid of the pacifier at 16 months old, she told me that I can wait until she is 2 years old if I want. We will see!!! :) Rachel's doctor is pregnant which is pretty exciting! She said that she is expecting a baby girl in June! YAY!!!

Last night was rough....Rachel was up 4 times and got up to stay up at about 6:15. She screamed from then until about 8:30 and then screamed the entire time we were in the doctor's office. She has another ear infection!!!! AHHHHH!!!! I am SOOOOOOO SOOOOOO SOOOOOO tired of this!! Of course, we got another antibiotic which will cause diarrhea and a yeast rash! Gosh, I hope after this one we can be finished with them for awhile…

The Great Debate

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Stay home???? Go to work???? What is better for my family? for me? for my child? AHHHH!!!! You watch talk shows where women "duke it out" about which is healthier and which is more beneficial for everyone involved. It is such a tough subject. I never thought it would such a hard decision for me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my daughter and I never want anyone to think otherwise but I also love my career. So, if I decide to put Rachel in child care and go to work, does that necessarily mean that I love my career more!!?? NO NO NO!! I know so many working moms who love working and then love coming home to their families...good good moms. I have many friends who don't have a choice. In order to make ends meet, they have to work and it never was a decision they had to make. Most of them will tell you that they would rather stay home with their kids. Is this just another one of those, "we want what we can't have scenarios?" I say all of this to say that I am …