Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's Been a Month

We've been here almost a month, and it's interesting. I'm really liking the small town life. No matter what people say about New Yorkers, I will say the one's we've spoken to have been really nice. Maybe that's just NYC... Driving more than 20 min seems like too long now, which you know that in Houston, if you don't go more than 20 min you haven't gone anywhere. Marcus loves his job, and I'm still looking.
Nick acts like whatever. He's gotten through a few speech milestones while here also. He waves bye-bye pretty well and says ba-ba when you say it. Every once in a while he'll say mama and dada. He will laugh when his answers are yes to "Are you hungry," "Do you want milk," "Do you have a poopy?" All in Spanish, of course. It is interesting raising a child in a bilingual household, but everyone says in the long-run it'll be beneficial. Marcus is learning everything that Nick is. I wonder if Nick gets confused when I talk to Marcus in English. I guess we'll see how it turns out.
I don't think I am adjusting as well as Nick though. The entire time I worried that it would take Nick some time and didn't stop to think that I would have adjustment issues. Becoming a stay at home mom is easier said than done. Everyone said that being at home was going to be so great, but I really don't feel that way. Now I feel guilty because I am not happy being home all day when it seems that I should be happy to be with Nick. I'm sure with all the crap we have to worry about it's normal for me to feel depressed, but feeling this bad makes me feel worse. Could it be true that if Mama isn't happy no one is happy?
At least we'll have one less thing to stress about...we sold our home to Prudential. And we're grateful that we won't owe anything with the way the market is.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

3rd Day in Corning

The town is nice, but I haven't ventured out much. It's too cold and windy. I said we would take a picture at the Welcome sign and post it on here, but there's about 4 ft of snow surrounding it. Nick and I walked daddy to work at lunch time, and it was too much for the both of us. It's not snowing, but I think we'll wait until it gets a little warmer to really take walks.
Since we're in a hotel until our things get here, it has been a challenge. One room with a dog and a baby all day is not fun. There is no where to escape when the little one is napping, and you can't do much b/c you don't want to wake him up. A barking dog doesn't help either. I just hope that some one doesn't walk by our door and get Leni all riled  up.
We picked up the keys to the apt and took a quick look. Of course, it's smaller than our house, but it'll do til we find the 2nd house of our dreams. It's hard for me to let our 1st house go since that's were so many of our memories took place including Nick's 1st night home and his 1st birthday, and Marcus and my 1st anniversary. I know that I will feel better about being a stay at home mom when we're completely settled in. This hotel room ain't workin' for me right now though.
I don't think it's workin' for Nick either. He has no where to really run around and he only has a few of his toys. If he starts screaming and yelling just b/c he wants to I have to shush him b/c he can be heard down the hall and down 1 level. He's not liking the modified versions of his foods so I have to go back to the yogurt and oatmeal almost every meal. I know this has to be boring.
I know it'll get better soon.