Saturday, July 3, 2010

I have a job!!! (And other things...)

This has been one of the longest weeks I've had in a long time. Marcus went out of town on Tuesday and Wednesday for a training and for the first time I was left alone with the babies at night. I feel like such a loser mom for saying this but I was really nervous about handling them all day and then also dealing with bedtime and then the actual night. Luckily my in-laws came home from work and played with the babies for a little bit so I had somewhat of a break (I told you I'm a loser mom), but staying home with them 24/7 is really really hard for me.

Emerson is so whiney and needy. She wants to be held ALL the time and it's really wearing. Eli is usually content to play but he gets into everything and for some reason both of my children think the word No is the funniest thing in the world. (We're working on this).

Eli has also decided that he would like to spend all of his time outdoors. Which is fine to some degree. Yesterday we all went outside for several hours and they're both content outside. However, Eli is an explorer and gets into dirt and his personal favorite climbing up my in-laws rocks. Owww....
I would get him, bring him back to the grass, he would throw a fit and immediately head back over. At one point he was sitting on the grass next to the rocks and pulling as many rocks as he could out. Then when he collected about 20 he sat down proudly in the midst of his new collection. He was so mad at me when I put them all back.

Eli and Emerson have also started playing together which is just adorable and I have to say is one of the rewards to having twins. Lately I'll suddenly just hear them both start laughing and I'll peak around the corner to look and they're just sitting their laughing at seemingly nothing. Another favorite game of theirs is to throw a ball and then they both crawl after it laughing hysterically. 

Emerson is getting better and better at watching me do something and then trying it herself. The other day I was feeding Eli purees from a spoon. Emerson watched and then took her spoon and also began to feed Eli (who was in the high chair next to her). Eli didn't mind and happily alternated spoons. 

She's looking so much older to me these days. So all this to say that I survived two days without Marcus he passed his certification and the job hunt for him continues.

Now onto the most exciting news for me. I have a job!!!! The job is perfect and is more than I ever could have hoped for. Marcus and I knew we wanted to stay in the western/midwestern part of the country but we never dreamed that staying in the same state was possible. Then last thursday I was told about a new job opening in a city just 178 miles from our hometown. I applied on Friday, they contacted me on Saturday, I went for my interview on Thursday and they offered me the job on the spot! I'm so incredibly relieved and excited. 

I was feeling really depressed about my prospects and not getting the job I interviewed for a couple of weeks ago, and then suddenly something even better appeared. I start August 1st so we're now in the process of finding housing and Marcus is still searching. But I am employed and I think this job is going to be a perfect match and setting for me!!! 


Queenie. . . said...

Congrat's on handling the dynamic duo on your own, AND on the job. Both are great accomplishments!

~Jess said...

Yay! I knew something wonderful would turn up...and you survived with the kiddos!

Little Wonders said...

Hey, it IS really challenging to handle both kids day and night by yourseld . .. so no reason to call yourself a loser mom. I've done it a couple of times in the past and typically have hardly gotten any sleep on those occassions (the girls still don't STTN). And congrats on the new job!