A lot has happened since my last post. I had to come home for a bit from staying up in Oklahoma City with Melina. I knew once I came home I'd get sick, and I did. I couldn't see Melina for over a week due to being sick. During that time she grew like a weed. 1/2 a pond a week. She started being bottle fed a little at a time at a month old and took to it like a champ. After a few long weeks of learning to bottle feed she could finally come home. I was excited and nervous to have her home. Now that she's been home just over a week things are going great. She got released on December 29, 2015 at 5lbs 10.6oz, 7 weeks old, (36 weeks gustation). She is now 6lbs 9oz and 2 months old.
Today is our sweet son Daren's 3rd Birthday. I can't believe how grown up he is getting, it honestly feels like he was just his sisters age. He was great through this whole process and is excited (as we all are) to have our whole family home. He's already the best big brother. He loves learning new things are playing with his toys (cars, puzzles, and coloring).
I have been learning how to balance my time with both kids and my husband. I have also been working at getting our home back in some sort of normal order. Being so sick during pregnancy and limited to what I could do, then being away for nearly 2 months our home got crazy. It'll take some time to get it back to normal but it's great to have us all home. My husband ripped out all of the carpet in the bedrooms and the he redid the wood floors that were underneath, they looks great! It's lovely having a handy husband. I have also applied for a teaching position with Murry State Community College, it would be all online work so hopefully it works out. I would love to teach adults and it would be great for my schedule. Coincidentally my husband should start classes with Murry State this next week. Things are going well at the Ray house and 2016 will be the best year ever!