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    What a day!! I finally made it to write a few seconds.

    Thomas is well...Thomas any more. He didn't get to sleep till 11ish last night and then he didn't want to take a nap today. But he is asleep now. He woke up at 6:20am too. So he was very tired. But considering he is in a pretty good mood.

    Jonathan is taking up a new additude that I don't like at all Don't know what has gotten into him lately but something needs to stop. I know he is not getting as much sleep as he was and that could be it. But let me tell you. Keep in mind he is only 8 months old. He don't pull up or crawl yet. So I stand him up to play with the leep frog table. He loves it. If he falls over, I catch him and sit him down. Well, he wanted back up but he was reaching for it, so I thought I would let him try for himself to pull up. Oh he tried for about 2 seconds then started screaming bloody murder cuz he couldn't do it. So I help him right. Well, then big one comes over and starts playing with it to. Oh no, not a good idea. Little one starts screaming again till Big one lets go. What has happened to my baby????

    I guess other then no sleep and grumpy children we are doing pretty well. Paul will be so proud of me. I have been doing better at keeping up with all the house work. Well, today I got the house spottless. That's right me, out of all people, got my house cleaned, top to bottom. Now let me just tell you, it didn't stay that way for long. But hey, I tried. I can't believe this, little one is throwing a huge fit. he don't want to sleep but he needs it. trust me. he more then needs it. Guess I better go take care of him.

    Amanda

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    Well, it has been along time. To start with, I have to get this out. I want another baby!! I know, I know...I am crazy..but I do!!! Bad!!! I was looking at the pregnancy board..you I should do that, it just makes things worse. Oh well, some day, I hope. We had decided little one would be the last cuz my pg are so bad..but then we decided we would give it one more try for a girl next Oct or so we hope. But I am ready now...I don't want to wait. Is that selfish of me??

    Thomas is doing well. He got to play with Kody Saturday night and on Sunday he ran out to the living room yelling "Kody, Kody, where Kody" it was to cute. He not done that with any one. He is doing great at potty training. He holds him self and yells "poppy,poppy"

    Jonathan is still not crawling, but it will be any day now, I just know it. He loves to eat pretty much whatever we are eating. He is a big eater. Thomas is too. PAT is comming Thur. so I will get to talk to her about Jonathan and his development. I think he is behind.

    Well, big one is destroying his room and he is suppose to be taking a nap so I will write later.

    Oh yea, I started spotting back on Thur. of last week and it has been off and on and I am due to start Wed. so we will see, maybe there is hope maybe I am PG already. I feel like I am..I never spot before hand unless I am and I don't break out either and I am right now. So we will see. And I have bad I mean bad gas, I never get it this bad unless I am pg. Maybe I am just hoping to much and looking for every little thing I can. Got to go now before he decides to clean out his drawers again.

    Amanda

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    I just thought that I would add that I just read that my migraine medication I am taking interfers with birth control. So maybe I am pregnant...guess I will have to wait and see. I pray I am!! I want to be so bad!!

    Amanda

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    I feel so bad. I want to cry. I don't think anyone understands.. why do I feel this way!!!!! I want to be pregnant sooo bad and I just don't think I am and it makes me so sad. I know I am crazy, I have two little ones what more could I want. Paul asked me that today and I told him 2 more little ones. He thinks I am nuts too. But really I do and I know it is crazy but I am so ready Well, due tomorrow and we will see, I am like clock work so I should know for sure tomorrow night. Probably won't be on though till Thur. I think I will test thur. if I hadn't started. But I have a bad feeling I will... ok, I am done for now..

    Amanda

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    I AM NOT!!! Not a day late. Right on time.... no wonder I felt like crap yesterday. I haven't started yet, but spotting, so i guess that means I am not. We were not tring and Paul is very happy that I am not...but still, I wanted to be so bad. Ok, I feel better I think, now I just have to get someone to get me some pamprin, man I am in big time pain!!

    Amanda

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    after much thought. Paul is right. We are not ready for another baby. Although I am mentally. We have no room in this house for another baby. And we can't afford the pregnancy or the insurence after they would be born. So with that said...I am ok now. I can wait a little longer any way. I still want another but I know right now is not good timing and we need to wait.

    Now for an update on my wonderful children that I am blessed (I think..he he he) to have. Thomas is wild like crazy. He don't take naps any more and has been getting up in the middle of the night, waking his brother. Then I am up all night tring to get them both back to sleep. Did I say he don't take naps....oh on earth does he keep going, don't they crash some time?? He stayed dry all day yesterday and has had a little accident today, but just like a tinkle thing. So I am counting today so far as a dry day. If he gets 5 stickers in a row he gets a blue clues movie or some movie.

    Jonathan is still working on crawling. I guess he will do in his own good time. He loves yogurt, tried it today. But I have to watch him to make sure he is not allergic to milk still. I don't think so, he has eaten lots of things with milk in it and hasn't had a problem so far. He gets very frustrated when he can't do something. Like pulling up. He has tried but didn't do it and started screaming till I would help him. Still won't hold his bottle. Guess he has a lot to catch up on. I know he will get there some day but it is hard. PAT is coming tomorrow so maybe they can help.

    Paul gets to take next week off. It is going to be so much fun, now he will see what I go through all day. Mon. the kids get flu shots, Tue Thomas gets a haircut and we are going to do family Christmas pics, either Tue or Wed. Then Thur. we are going to my moms and Fri. mom wants to go shopping all day..and NO KIDS!!! I won't know what to do.

    Well, guess I better go, poor little one is so tired and his brother woke him up again.

    Amanda

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    Default Long time, but we are back!!

    WOW!!! It feels like it has been forever and a day since I have been here. Let me tell you, this past week...well...wasn't a bad week, but not really a good week either. A little of both, I guess you could say. Paul was home all week, so that is why I wasn't on at all.

    Thomas, oh my crazy, wild Thomas. Lets just say that being sick doesn't even slow him down. Although, he has been taking naps again. In fact right now he is asleep on the couch, he looks so cute!! Thomas got croup on Sat a week ago and has been very sick. He also had another ear infection, again. That makes two this month. I don't get it, he had a ton when he was littler and they stoped but for some reason they are back again. he is putting up to 4 to 5 words together..."may please get down"..."will you help please"...."I don't think so" and here is how he says his name "tommy midol memenall" it is way to cute. I love the fact that you can now talk to him and he will respond in a way you can understand.

    Jonathan, little Jonathan....is it lazyness or what?? He still is not fully crawling, he does the army crawl thing, gets up and rocks and tries to go forward, but just can't yet. I know, I know he will get there when he is ready. He will be 9 months tomorrow, I can't believe it. Oh he did say mama once when he was fussing, does that count? I think so that was last week, so I may have already wrote about it, I don't remember. PAT said that he is behind, some due to laziness some due to just not enough upper body strength. He wants to pull up, but can't and he loves to stand but falls real easy. He also got croup and wasn't doing well. Both still have a cough. He has lowered his bottle intake and upped his solid food intake. He eats all three meals and has about 2, 8 onces and 2 6oz bottles, or so. Today he did figure out a sippy cup and likes it.

    Paul got last week off and we spent all day Wed. together with no children. That was fun...just went shoping, didn't buy anything other then what we needed, but just had fun together. It was nice to eat a meal without having to feed a child first or at the same time. Thanksgiving was spent with my family. It is ok, I was sick so I didn't have that much fun and the boys were sick to. Paul had fun though. So that is good.

    I got to go out all day Fri. with my mom. That was fun, got most of my shoping done, except for the men. Maybe I will let Paul do the rest. I hate buying for the men, Paul will do a better job. Or maybe we can go together. Still want to get the boys some more things. everything I have got them are little 5 or less dollar toys. Couple of $10 toys, but not much, we want to get them something big. I still want to get Paul something else too, just having a hard time deciding what. I think I will get the movie set he wanted, but I don't know. I have already got him 5 things, well one I think I will put in his stocking...so 4 presents to open. But they are not much, little things, so I want to get him one big thing. Still thinking on it though. We put our tree up and the outside lights. It looks real nice and the kids love it. "pretty, pretty, no touch" that is what Thomas says.

    Well, I guess that is it for now. I guess I better go see what needs done.

    amanda

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    Today is NOT a good day!!! I swear someone is possing my toddler. Where has that sweet little boy gone?? Now I have a rugrat that is destroying my home and beating up his brother. Guess that trouble two is catching him. Thomas is so unruly. He don't listen to me, he beats up his brother...he bite him again. The poor baby already had two bad bite marks and now another one. I don't know what to do with him. He totally ingnores me and does nothing he is asked to do. I just want to cry. And to make matters worse..I have to flu. I can't handle him and this nasty flu. I can't eat...my head hurts, I have chills and I can't handle him today!!!! Ok, just had to get that out. I feel a little better now.

    Jonathan is still not crawling, nor pulling up yet. He is cranky too. Like I said this day is not going well. About the only good thing right now, is that they are both sleeping right now. So I better go sleep some to while I have a chance.

    Amanda

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    What is going on with me?? I can barely keep my eyes open. I am driving down the road and have to keep myself awake. THis is not me. I must still be sick or something. I sleep all night, I take a nap and I still am tired and edgy. Oh my am I ever moody. And I am lactating again. What is up with that. I do that during my period, which is how I feel, but I still have a week and half till that time. Will this headache ever end??

    Now that I got that out of the way. Any suggestions on how to stop bitting? Thomas has turned into quit the demon child. he is so mean to Jonathan. he bites him, pushes, hits, pinches. I am getting so tired of it. I dont know what to do. He is getting very cute with his talking though. You should hear him....."whose that, whose that...that me" "I wuv you" "ok, bye-bye, see ya" "may I peas get down" "I want kiss" makes your heart melt.

    Jonathan went for his 9 month and he has only gained a pound, he is now 18pd and 12oz. and he hasn't grown any in his length, he is still 28in. now isn't that strange. Dr. said not to worry to much that sometimes some kids just stop growing and will make up for it later. So wel will see. He is in the 20% on weight, 60% for length and 85% for head size. He always had a big head.

    Well, I am tired and they are sleeping so I am going to lay down while I can.

    Amanda

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    still dragging. What is up with that? Man, I need some glue for my eyes please. I can glue them open so I can stay awake. I actully got somethings done today though. I got the dishwasher ran, did 4 loads of laundry, vaccumed whole house, cleaned boys room. Wow, no wonder I am tired.

    Thomas is bitting still. I talked to his dr. he suggestion a long time out. So last night when he bite me I put him in timeout for 10min. Well, today he bit brother again, so off to timeout for 15min. I am going to add a min. each timeout he gets for bitting. I hate doing it but it is better then beating him..hehehehe!! Oh, he stands now to pee, and he tells me, he is doing great. He even stayed dry all church yesterday and used their potty. I am so proud of him.

    Jonathan is still not crawling, so close just not there yet. No pulling up either, but he is tring to hold his own bottle. He can for a short time then he stops, but hey atleast we are getting some where.

    Paul is doing well, hit his head and has major headache that comes and goes though. He is going to try and come home at 3:30 today to work outside, it is some what nice today.

    I have bible study tonight, so I need to get ready. Still haven't finished my lesson, started it though.

    Boys are not sleeping, they are both in bed, hope they go down soon. I would like some peace and quiet. A nice long hot bath sounds good.

    Amanda

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