Both the girls are sleeping… typing quickly as time is limited 🙂
That third therapist that I finally was able to get an appointment with… My insurance will pay nothing toward those visits since she’s out of network. Boo. The lady with my insurance company did give me the name of a woman who is covered though, in Waterloo. Can you believe my insurance covers not a single provider in Cedar Falls? Ugh. Anyway, first opening is end of July, which does me no good to work on the issue with Eric’s mother related to her invitation to the girls’ baptisms. Still no progress there, as the topic has been avoided. At this point I’d rather cancel the baptism or not have a party at all rather than deal with it all. I told Eric his mom was welcome to come to the baptism at the church, but not welcome at our home for the after celebration. He said that was ridiculous. She kicked me out of her home, but I’m not allowed to not invite her to mine. Interesting.
Yesterday were Nadia’s 9 month pictures. They were originally scheduled for last week, but it rained. Well, it rained yesterday too. Must be me, as I seem to bring rain with me where I go. The photographer really wanted to do an outside shoot at Palisades State Park in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Very pretty place, but 90 miles from my home. So much driving lately with all the doctors appointments too lately. Anyway, we got there just as it was starting to thunder. We went down on the beach by the water and got lots of cute (I think) shots of Nadia in three different outfits before it started to rain on us. Side note, it’s really hard to dress and undress a baby in nice clothing on a muddy, sandy beach. Nadia wanted to eat the sand, I can’t tell you how many times we had to stop so I could scoop out her mouth or wipe mud off her face and hands. I’m really hoping the three outfits wash well so they can be worn again. I’m anxious to see the proofs but I expect it to be a few weeks until they’re ready. Oh, and our new van, mud and sand in that too… And the cute sandals I was wearing, and Nadia’s car seat… you get the idea.
It’s been two days now since I called Blessed Beginnings, the daycare whose wait list Nora has been on for over two years. I called a few months ago and we were 17th still on the list. They haven’t called me back. How long do I wait until I call them again? I’m getting annoyed. Are they brushing me off? They don’t even know Nadia exists… And I’m not completely against in-home, but I’d prefer a center with more children for Nora to interact with and build her socal skills.
My task for today was to clean out a cabinet and counter and attempt to get all of the crap on the counter into the cabinet. So far all I’ve accomplished is dishes. And I guess the girls are still both alive and well. That’s something, right?? Does every mother count the minutes until nap time and then pray they take longer than normal naps? No? Can’t be just me, right? The peace and quiet to eat my Funyuns is amazing!
Sorry, this post is all over the place… Yesterday morning, in my attempt to meet more people here and try to like this city, I attended the Summer Grove at the same location as MOPs is held. MOPs doesn’t meet in the summer though, and while MOPs is very social, I think the Grove is more focused on religion. Definitely not as much chit chat, but still a good experience. Yesterday’s topic was the Bible, what it is, how is it important in our lives, etc. The Grove meets weekly for the next five Wednesdays. I sat next to a mom I know from MOPs, but there were two other ladies at our table, both very nice, both with four children. They must have some pointers for me!
I fear my ‘free time’ is almost up, so I best go prepare for the rath that is Nora in her terrible twos.