The Life and Times of a 20 Something Mom

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I have a squishy pipsqueek on my lap. It's so wonderful to have him on my lap. I can't imagine. It's still a tad surreal that I have a new son. He's so tiny and so light. In comparison, Finnegan, the old baby, is now really looking like a huge toddler. It's like overnight he grew. The change is just so amazing. Slowly the house is going back to normal. I'm getting into a flow with the new baby. Yet, still try to rest my body so I can fully heal. Abigail is having trouble adjusting. Her outbursts are intense and sudden. And, sadly, more times than not, my paticence with her is shorter and shorter. I need to work on it, but I feel that's always something I try to work on. Which is odd because everyone tells me I have the paticence of a saint when it comes to her.

I think now may be an ok time to start to write down his birthing story. There's tons of pictures of his birth, but I'll probably won't post them since I'm naked in them all.

Le Pipsqueek"s birth storyCollapse )

Anyways, today Le Pipsqueek is 6 days old. It's crazy to think about how quickly time as flew. We finally decided on his name. Tristan Leonard Slawson Hamann. It's not what I would have guess 10 months ago, but it really fits him.

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I need to:
  1. Finish Finny'd doll
  2. Double check school books
  3. Double check fincial aid
  4. Run some diapers
  5. Run the dishwasher
  6. Find my energy...
  7. Catch up on emails.
  8. Start some sort of knit project. I'm really missing having knitting needles in my hands...
  9. Start buying fall and winter clothes for my kids. We need snow boots!
  10. Start thinking about packing for NYC!


Oy. I think that's enough.

The past weekend was slightly crazy. Saturday, we were gone all day. First we went to the Highland Games, which was a lot of fun. There was kilts and bagpipes everywhere! I'm really surprised my kids don't have kilts, nor my husband...There was lots of competitons to enjoy. Abby really enjoyed the taber tossing and the dance competitions. Sadly, we missed a bunch of band competitions. There was plenty to enjoy though! It was so hot though! It must have been 90ish. Thankfully we brought a wagon so I didn't have to wrap Finny. He was too hot with just a shirt and diaper on. After we left, we took a short jaunt to Brunswick and went to the Galato Fiasco. Best galato ever!! We finished up the day with dinner at Moody's. It really was a wonderful day.

Yesterday, Kim and I received 2 phone calls. One said he didn't get this job at the first. The second was for me. I was given a job interview today. It went alright, I didn't do terribly but I don't feel like I was spectacular either. We'll see how it turns out.

Uggggggghhhhh. I have so much to do! It's 1 o'clock and I feel ike I've waisted the day, even though I've already had a job interview...

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I love mornings. Everyone's energies are high, sprits are high and we're all nicely rested and easy going. This morning, Abby and I worked on printing. She also ran back and forth from the sofa to the breakfast table in between movements of classical music. It's a wonderful feeling.

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I've been up since 6. I have enough coffee to know that there's so much that I have to do! Today we're going to Damariscotta so Kim can go to his job interview. I'm tagging along because right afterwards we have a meet up with some homeschoolers right afterwards in Waldoboro. We should hopefully be home around dinner time. I have laundry (will probably get done before we leave I think), the kitchen needs to be scrubbed and the living room needs to get straightened up. Cuz we have kids, ya know? Oh, and the dishwasher? Is making our dishes dirtier then when they started. I think I need to clean something out. I swear, the dishwasher is more work than handwashing dishes!!!!!!! I mean, why the fuck am I going to prewash the dish, and then put it in the dishWASHER. *grumble* I also need to finish Finny's birthday presents, buy one for Miss Lily, buy some needed fall clothes for my kidlets....*deep breath* find out what sort of school books I need....I feel like the more I write the more I feel like I'm running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. This weekend we're goign to the Highland Games, then it's the Fairy House Festival in Boothbay Harbor (looking forward to that since it's fairies and I've never been to Boothbay before). After that, we're going to NYC for a few days and then my mom will be here AND school will be starting -_- Honestly? Going back to school with two kids AND starting prek with the oldest? I must be insane! Seriously! Someone take me away, please!

And now back to your normally scheduled morning. That's enough ramblings for the moment.

Yesterday, we did our Rockland errands. We made good timing, had fun AND no melt downs! We bought a big kick croquet set. We've been wanting a croquet set for a while, and figured a giant one was better for hyper 4 y/os.

Also talked to Alessandra yesterday. She answered all of my chicken and goat questions for me! Yea! I'm hoping when my mom come sup we can build a shed and get some animals. I'm thinking 6 chickens will be plenty for us, free range of course. And also thinking of getting 2 pygmies. They're supposed to be small, gentle and make really good milk.

Oh! And I taught Abigail how to sew yesterday! So, she can't sew a straight line, but she really enjoys the act of sewing. She made a bag for her cats yesterday. She's very proud and really hooked on sewing. I told her next time I go to the fabric store, we can pick some out for her.

Abby's awake so that means I don't have top tip toe around as much. Finny will be up shortly. Also needing to leave shortly. I wonder if UMA's book store is open yet?

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Yesterday, I was finally able to sit down and work on Finny's doll. I can't believe he's turning one in october! I finished the head mostly. I'm not happy with the smile, so I may change that. And I attempted crochet and I think I made a pretty decent wig for his hair. Go me! Hopefully today I can finish sewing on the hair, once I decide what to do with his smile.

Kim also got a job interview lined up on Thursday! I'm mostly happy. I'm just sad because we're almost at the part where we can support ourselves from our own ventures. Regardless, it'll be good to have steady income. (also feeling a bit sad that I haven't had a call back...)

Alright today, my to do list is as follows:
  1. Clean up the living room
  2. Put dishes away, do some more
  3. Straighten up the kitchen
  4. Do some laundry and, more importantly, put it away
  5. Possibly do some more sewing.
  6. Send out a few emails


I can't believe Abby just woke up.

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Today, there was a post on freecycle for gas grills. Somelady was giving two away! Thankfully, I was able to reply right as it was posted. We picked the one that has a little side burner. Amazingly, it works! And it came with a little propane! I'm so excited! As we speak, we're grilling steaks. We're braking our veggieness to brake in the new grill ^-^
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So, I'm back to gauging out my ears. I started it probably 5 years ago. I just didn't really progress far. At all. So, I bought a set of tapers (because one of my excuses was never having the gauge on hand) and I'm going to start again. I'm thinking I'll go to 0, maybe 00. I'd love to larger, but I'm not sure it's me. Or that it'll heal all the way. I'm trying to find some nice amber plugs as well. Now, if only my hair was long enough to redread...

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My facebook status says it all:

Robin Slawson Hamann is sending out her 7th cover letter/resume in a week! I know the economy is OMG TEH SHIT, and people with out degrees OMG DON'T GET TEH JOBS, but really. A real email/letter/phone call would be nice. "We're sorry. You suck. Good luck!" instead of the uber generic letters that I've been getting. "We've reviewed your application and we feel you do not suit our needs at the current time" Bah. More reasons to focus my energies to being self employed.

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Grumble. Grumble. Grumble.

While I've been having good days, I havn't been having very productive days. I've been trying to start on Finny's doll for the past couple of weeks. Yet, whenever I sit down to start to sew or look up tutorials on how to make a head, something else grabs my attention. Sometimes it's the laundry, or Finnegan or Abigail. Sometimes it's toys that need to be picked up or food that needs to be cooked. And! I'm trying to get ready for school, which is also starting to demand my time. I know, I shouldn't complain. Tomorrow I'm going to sit down with fabric, a needle and some thread and just sew. I've been planing on doing it for a while, so we'll see if I get to do it.


There's now a skunk who lives under our deck. I've seen him before, but I think he's now living there. I've named him Onion, because he kinda smells like them. I really want to get him used to us, but I know that's a terrible idea. My goal is to get us to exist in harmony.

This weekend Kim and I want to take on a project that we've been wanting to do. Right now, it's either make a banging wall or a chicken coop. We're thinking the banging wall will be it.

Next week I have a play date with a homeschooling mom. Together we're going to get a county wide group together. That should be fun! I'm really looking forward to Abigail meeting some other homeschooled kids and also building a support network for myself.

You know, I've been stareing at the screen for a good while now and I just can't remember anything else I wanted to write down. I guess it'll have to wait until morning.

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I've had an insainly productive day. I'm sure it's going to end, because I'm really frazzled. Still, I feel good. I wish every day could be this productive!

Firstly, I payed off UMA. I'm offically a college student. School starts on the 31! Ack! I'm not sure what I'm going for. I'd love to go into midwifery, but I don't see that being possible. I'll probably either stick with early childhood education or switch to social services. It would be nice to be a lactation consultant, maybe work with WIC. Regardless, I'm starting in a couple of weeks! Crazy. I'm definately questioning my sanity, I'm taking 3 classes. Ugh. Now, I need to figure out what I'll need supplies wise. I'm thinking lots of post it notes, pens and legal pads. Possibly another accordian folder. And....

What else did I do today? I made some stain glass with Abby. It's a kit that I remember doing with my grandmother when I was younger. I think I might have been older than 4 because there's not plastic bits all over my floors. Abby enjoyed it, and the outcome, so I guess I shouldn't complain.

When I was at my computer, Abby came in with her sketchbook and borrowed a pencil. Then, she said she wanted to "experience" things and was going to exparament and see what she could do. So, she started to write. She can now write p's. She wrote "ABBY" which is mostly legabel. Also "ABBY4", "CAT" and "APPPPPPPPY". She was also amused to discover W's are M's upsidedown.

I still need to clean the kitchen. We have fruit flies something feirce. And the living room is a mess. My head is still kinda spinning. Possibly I may do it tomorrow. Or, tonight.

*yawn* Dinner time.