Friday, April 24, 2009

Life is tolerable again!!

Ahhhh!!!! I feel so much better. My little Austin has become a normal little boy. I started him on a herbal supplement (called Focus Formula) that I give him 3 x a day and I can totally tell it is helping. Hooorrraaayyy!!! He is so sweet! He sits and pushes cars. He watches TV. Did you hear me? HE WATCHES TV!!!!! He lets me rock and hold him for awhile. He rides quietly in a seat belt in the car. (Oh how proud that cop would be of my mothering skills now!) He walks around the yard just looking at things. I don't have to close every door in the house so he doesn't destroy everything. I forgot about all the little messes he used to make. Oh so much better!!! Don't get me wrong....he still has little tantrums here and there and insists on taking lids off of all soda bottles. But other than that, he is a jewel! I will post pictures from his birthday party next week. (Hopefully next week) :0)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I'm losing it....

My little Austin has just about done me in. I'm sure you have heard me whine at some point or another about how busy and messy and naughty and defiant and whatever else he is doing for that day. The last few months I have just kept in my mind this stage will pass. I remember Tyson being somewhat as busy (not near as bad as Austin though) and now he is 11 and is a joy. This trial will pass....that is if I am still alive.
I took Austin to the Pediatrician a few weeks ago and reviewed his behaviors and my concerns especially since we already have a son with ADHD. He sat there and watched him go from one corner of the room to the next like a caged animal. He knew what I was saying. After I spilled my guts I felt horrible. I love Austin!! He is a sweet, loving, precious little boy!! I started to cry and I told the doctor that I really do love him but I am struggling right now. He was sweet and gave me a hug (a little awkward but very kind). He set us up with a pediatrics psychatrist in SLC to see what we can do. Our appt isn't until the end of June but I am excited to get this going. I have been trying some herbal supplements the last few days...not much change but I am still hopeful.
I think yesterday was my breaking point. The little pill knows how to get out of his crib!! I was sick. Somehow he climbs out, without getting hurt, and plays with his toys. I felt like I was losing all of my freedome. When he is in his crib, I know he is safe and I can relax. I layed him down for a nap today and it took me about an hour to get him to sleep. I was so frustrated by the time he was asleep. I can't do this everyday. I went to Walmart today (I know...I broke the Sabbath) and bought a basic crib. Shane put it up tonight and so far so good. He hasn't escaped yet. Oh I pray he will stay in this crib until we get him figured out or I can reason with him.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Nothing New

My sweet sister left a little comment that said 'New post please'. I know that seems whatever-ish but I could totally hear her saying that in my head with her cute grin. Silly girl....I miss her.

So....not much has been going on at our little house. Well, maybe there has been. Let me start at the top.

Shane-Still his usual unpredictable, fun, loving self. I have been begging him to help me with little projects around the house. His honey-do list is getting longer and longer. So, I have started pestering him enough that he will do a project here and there. He has been working on replacing the bathroom fan for about....3 weeks now. Not bad. Baby steps. He has been golfing here and there. He always apologizes for going out to play a few holes but I know it helps him deal with the stress of owning a business in this economic crisis. Poor guy.

Me-I have been painting the kitchen/dining room. Of course that calls for a few trips to Lowes to 'check things out'. I have picked out a new stove and dishwasher. (I will just beg and use my pretty eyes to get my way. Works everytime!) I don't love to paint but it hasn't been that bad so far. I told myself if I painted I could get new carpet. Yes!!!

Tys-Oh my Tyson. What has he been doing? He has been playing football with his friends after school. He didn't want to play baseball or soccor...I was kind of bummed. But, he loves playing football. Shane has taken Tys and Jordan to the golf course to hit balls. He loves that! He is such a good kid. I am so lucky that he is mine.

Jordan-Jordie, Jordie, Jordie. He didn't want to play soccor or baseball either. Little pill!! We might talk him into playing baseball with his cousin since his Grandpa Busch is the coach. We are holding our breath on that. Jordan is so far behind in school because he was sick for about a week. And I haven't been very good at making him do homework every night so he has lots to make-up. We counted all his pages that he needs to finish and if he does 6 pages everyday until Spring Break is over, he will be caught up. Yahoo!!! Tys and Jordie have been throwing a softball around in the backyard now that it is warm. I love it when they get along and play good together. Oh...they also have been practicing their golf swing. I'm a little nervous about that but no broken windows as of yet.

Austin-Oh my little Austy. Please slow down!! Ugh!! He is the busiest boy I have ever met. At dinner time it is nice to put him in his chair (he is contained...can't go anywhere) and have him eat his dinner. I swear not 2 minutes later, whatever he doesn't want to eat goes on the floor and he is clawing to get out of his seat. Please child, just give me 5 minutes. I have to say he is better about playing with his toys instead of climbing or destroying something. That has been nice. If we can just get past this 2 yr old stage. (Oh I hope it is a stage!) Pray for me.

I think that is about all. Not to exciting but enough to make a new post.