Sunday, January 27

Back in the saddle again!

Whoohooo! I GOT THE JOB!! I went in for my official interview on Friday, then for a follow up interview yesterday and then shortly after noon today I got the offer! I am so excited and overwhelmed at the same time. I've known about this job for about a month now, but it seems like everything happened so quickly. This is literally an answer to our prayers.
You know, it's amazing how the Lord has provided for us over the years. I tend to get so caught up in me, me, me that I don't give credit where credit is due. I've taken so many "leaps of faith" only to credit myself when things work out in the end. So, Lord, I thank you. Thank you for giving your life just for me. I thank you!

Friday, January 25


Today I had an interview for a super cool job possibility. The position would let me stay at home with Olivia, make my own schedule and bring home enough bacon to make ends meet. :) If I get the job I'd be managing a group of 25 duplexes (50 units) for an owner that lives out of town. In my opinion, the interview went really smoothly and I felt confident that I didn't make a total fool of myself when I left. I should know if I got the job by Monday so stay tuned to find out!

Thursday, January 17


The winds of change have been blowing at the Weatherford house and the breeze feels good! I'm pretty sure we are over our first bout of baby sickness. Olivia is doing much better and when I took her in for her follow-up appointment everything looked good. To counter the imbalances caused by all the antibiotics she was on we started giving her some probiotics. This seems to be calming her stomach and letting her get a good nights rest. I hope I don't jinx us by sharing this but she is sleeping so much better now. It is wonderful!

Olivia has started becoming much more vocal. She'll squeal in delight and I've also found what seems to be a major tickle spot under her arm. There are few things as beautiful as the sound of her sweet laugh! She is also getting so strong. She's holding herself up when she is on her tummy and can pretty much roll over to her side without help.

Koby has been really busy at work lately. He's also been working an ongoing tree job on Saturday mornings to help pad the ever dwindling bank account. He is such a hard worker and good provider. I love the smile he gets when he comes home and holds Olivia. Of course, she is already daddy's little girl and bashfully smiles back at him!

An opportunity for a part time job has come up that I'm really excited about. One of the other young mothers that I go to church with has been working as a property manager for a small block of duplexes for a couple of years while she stays home with her baby. (is that a run on sentence?) Her husband recently lost his job so they are moving to Amarillo at the end of the month and she will be vacating the position. I spoke with her about it and it seems like a really good deal. The pay is good and the schedule is very flexible and laid back. Anyway, I will interview at the end of next week and know more sometime after that. Wish me luck and say lots of prayers between now and then.

Olivia Kate- 4 months old

Saturday, January 5

How my baby has grown!

September 16th- (birthday)
8 lbs 5 oz
20 inches

October 1st-
9 lbs 5 oz
21 1/2 inches

November 20th-
12 lbs 12 oz
23 inches

January 3rd-
15 lbs 4 oz
26 inches

This girl is growing way too fast. I swear sometimes she looks bigger in the morning than she did the night before! She'll be 4 months old in a week and a half and she is already wearing all 6 month clothes.
She seems to be feeling better every day and is sleeping better at night. (YES!!) The antibiotics are a pain to give her because they don't taste yummy and sweet like the old pink stuff. This stuff is white and chalky. Yuck.
I know some of you want to see new pictures, but we haven't really taken any lately. I'll post some eventually. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 3

Plans? What plans?

Well, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Belated, I know, but don't people always say better late than never? :) Things have been crazy around here. Not the kind of fun crazy where you get to run around town and meet with friends or shop or go to the movies or go out of town. It's been almost boring crazy, if that makes any sense. My last day of work was Friday, the 21st and that is also when the official Christmas break began for Koby. I had plans. So many plans. Some of them big, some of them small...either way they were plans. But, I've realized that sometimes (especially when you have a small baby) things don't always go as planned.

I planned to catch up with some friends for lunch or dinner, or both...didn't happen.
I planned to work on my photo albums...didn't happen.
I planned to catch some of the after Christmas sales somewhere...didn't happen.
I planned to walk every single day...didn't happen.
I planned to get Olivia's ears pierced...didn't happen.
I planned to finish putting up some decorations in Olivia's room...didn't happen.
I planned to transition Olivia from sleeping in her bassinet to sleeping in her crib...didn't happen.

Okay, I think you get the point. Olivia has been sick since about Christmas Eve. At first we thought it was just a cold, but then after about a week she began having a fever so we took her in to see the doctor. She did have a cold, plus an ear infection. We started her on antibiotics expecting her to show some signs of improvement within about three days. Not so much. I took her to see the doctor today and now she has two ear infections and a new prescription for stronger antibiotics. I hate that she is sick and I hate that we have to give her strong medication that will probably give her an upset stomach. Selfishly, I also hate the fact that she is waking up just as often, if not more than she did when she was a newborn. I am exhausted all over again. Oh, and did I mention that in the middle of all of this we were "celebrating" Christmas and New Years? Honestly, I feel bad that both Koby's parents and my mom made the trip from Abilene to see us. At any given point at least one of us, and sometimes all three of us were in rotten moods. Can you say bah-humbug? Anyway, I'm hoping that we'll all get on the sunny side of life soon and get a better start to 2008.
In the meantime I have no plans...none, whatsoever! ;)