My 5 week math class finished yesterday and I am proud to say I got an A. I was sure that I would end up with a B, but apparently I got a 100 on my final, so that bumped my grade up tremendously. I had a love hate relationship with with that class. I met some really great people who all thought I was in my mid 20’s which was awesome, and my teacher was amazing, but my nights and “down time” was filled with non stop homework and studying. I didn’t just want to pass, I needed to pass with an A and more importantly I desperately wanted to understand it. For the most part I feel like I learned a ton, but the best lesson learned is to NEVER take another math class in the summer.
I’ve started celebrating my “summer” with a doctors appointment for Eva at the turners syndrome clinic. She won’t be needing growth hormones yet because she is growing well so thats amazing news! Next week will be my only week of summer, before my philosophy class starts. Bet your behind that my week is already booked with doctors appointments and a sleep study for Eva to determine whether or not she has sleep apnea.
On a lighter note, it is absolutely an honor to watch my little ones grow and show me something new that the’ve learned everyday. Both Eidan and Eva are starting to go pee pee in their potty regularly now, and Eva has taken it a step further going poo poos in the potty twice already! Eidan is taking up a storm and Eva is not needing to be vented nearly as often as before. More importantly they are playing with each other more and more everyday, and they also sneak hand holding once in a while. They make each other laugh just by a look and they chase each other almost non stop.
The fact that Eidan and Eva have each other is probably the biggest blessing they each have. To be honest in the beginning I selfishly though to myself how I wish I had them separately so I could give each of them more attention but I can’t help but realize now that what they have is much more than what I could have given to them. Its times like this when I see how perfect Gods plan is ALL THE TIME. Its funny how we see things in perspective after the fact, yet when times get tough again (because they always do) we will once again forget that God has everything set up perfectly (just like before).
Oh boy… After enrolling in a 5 week math class I couldn’t help but realize that I bit off more than I could chew. I thought that since I was smart and charming I would be able to make it through with an easy A, but I was wrong… way wrong… too wrong. I am not sure why I didn’t think back to my past and remember that I didn’t make it past 10th grade…. so past that grade level, I never learned.
So here into my 3rd week of class I am struggling and using every moment of down time, i.e. when the babies sit down to eat, “nap” and sleep at night, to study and do my homework that consists of about 2500 questions, roughly. Yes, you read that right… 2500 math problems that are due on the last day of class, along with the extra credits, which of course I am doing. So I’ve been forced to say goodbye to my non existent social life… my social media social life of stalking cute babies and watching the world fall apart.
Oh no… it gets better, to make matters worse…. the babies are officially in their terrible twos. I thought, up until yesterday, that babies were already there but oh no…. Today Eva learned how to take off her diaper and Eidan has figured out how to get out of his crib. They both have increased tantrums from a few a day to a billion a day, the works, the screaming, kicking, and crying… on command. The experimenting phase has also begun… Eva with the, I can get on the couch without your help but I refuse to learn to get down and hope mom can get to me before I get down head first… and Eidan with the I am going to get on the slide however I want and let me jump off from every part, because I want to… and I am going to look at you and laugh at your fear face mom.
Oh a happier note, they are communicating more and they both know every letter of the alphabet. We are now leaning numbers and colors. I am extremely proud of them because I’ve read that kids don’t learn the alphabet until 3-4, and they are a month shy of 2. I am working with Eva again on her eating, and Eidan is getting really good at the potty thing. Man, they are amazing and I wouldn’t change my life for all of the money in the world. THANK YOU GOD!