Went to the OB and got my IUD today (the Mirena one). Wasn't as painful as I thought it would be, but I am SO crampy right now. It's good for 5 years, so bc is one thing I won't have to stress about now! I did have to take a pg tst(which came back negative ) before they would give it to me. So, dh should be one happy guy now! He's all set!
I started reading the books I got at the library on Sat. "Cold Mountain" is just not holding my attention. I'm only on pg 20, but it just hasn't "grabbed" me. So, last night I started "Falling Angels" and so far so good, so I think I'll read it first and then tackle "CM". Oprah's new book for her book club is "Cry, the Beloved Country" byAlan Paton (? sp), so I may check that one out next.
Tomorrow, we're driving to my parents' house in N.O. for the weekend and I am dreading the 6 hr drive. Hopefully dh can get home somewhat early so we can get there before midnight. The drive is rough enough w/ the two kids, but driving that late at night is miserable. Dh usually has to make lots of caffeine stops on the road. Joshie has been really congested, so hopefully he won't be too miserable in his carseat for that long. Gab should be okay w/ her videos. The tv totally saves us on these long drives.
Last night was from hell. Josh woke up around midnight, so I'm in bed nursing him to sleep when Gab wakes up, comes in our room and wants me to hold her. I kept trying to whisper to her that I was nursing Josh and to go downstairs to see if Daddy could help, but she was not going for it. I ended up having to get up (poor Joshie). I stood at the top of the stairs and told dh he needed to come and take care of Gab since I was nursing Josh. Well, I guess he was sleeping and I woke him up b/c he totally wigged out on me. I was SO supremely pissed. How dare him talk to me like that! I don't give a damn if I startled him. By this time it was 1am and I had not even slept yet. So, I went back to our room threw on some clothes and was preparing to get Josh and spend the night in a hotel. I am so sick of Gab's tantrums and dh lately. He kept telling me not to leave, etc. I was was so freaking frustrated, bawling, etc., by this point. I told him I wanted to be left alone, so he left and took Joshie w/ him (gee, thanks). About a half hour later, I hear dh puking his guts up in the bathroom, so I raced downstairs and got Josh. I didn't even check on dh. How horrible am I? Don't know if it was food poisoning, or what.
Today I thought that I'd spend some time w/ Gab and leave Josh w/ dh. I'm thinking she's missing having me to herself. Lately when I'm holding Josh, she'll ask me to put him down and hold her. Gosh, this child is exhausting me. I'll take all-night nursing sessions over this any day. So, I took her to a craft fair at our church and then we went to the library. I had to return "Falling Angels" and then we went to play on the computer. Gab had a great time with the "Grandma and Me" cd-rom. She wore these headphones while listening to the story and then you could click on different objects on the screen. It was a lot of fun. I may need to get that for her, although I cringe at the thought of her playing on our computer. Oh, we also checked out a few videos: Dora, Wiggles, Barney, and something else.
Dh just put Gab to bed and hopefully she'll stay there. One of her eczema medicines in supposed to have a "sedative" affect to help control the itching at night, so I made sure to give it to her. I'm going to try to put Josh to sleep now and the get some R&R. Is that possible?
I made these adorable bead socks for Gabriella this weekend. When she saw the finished product, she said, "They're so beautiful!" They look super cute on her, too. Somehow Gab got ahold of one of the beads and shoved it up her nose! Ughhhhhhhh! Of course she's throwing a fit while I'm trying to look in her nose w/ a flashlight. I tried to get her to blow her nose, it wouldn't come out. Called the ped's office, talked to the nurse and she said we could come in, but they probably wouldn't be able to get it out (ummm, isn't that encouraging?). She said to just keep trying to get her to sneeze and it'll come out eventually. Sooo extremely helpful. Thanks. Gab's acting fine, no trouble breathing, or anything. She just has a freaking bead in her nose!! All I can say is dh better get his *** home asap tonight. He can deal w/ this **** for a change.
The bead is out!! Dh got them out w/ the tweezers. He is our hero. After he pulled it out, I thought he'd toss it in the trash, but he put it on the desk. I asked him what he was doing and he said "You've GOT to scrapbook it!!" LMAO! I was like, "Umm, don't think so, buddy." On second thought, I should have taken some pics. It probably would have made for a great page to pull out once she starts dating!
I will be keeping the beads in a hidden lacation from now on. I start on some purple ones tonight. Actually the beads are different shades of purple. They are going to be SO cute! I've decided to make some for all of the little girls in our family fro Christmas. It's a good thing I'm getting started early!
Things have been crazy around here. Yesterday Miss G wouldn't take a nap, so I was exhausted by the time dh got home. We had a pretty busy day yesterday, too, so I'm not quite sure why she woudn't nap. I went to my 1st scrapbook group w/ the mom's group at church. I dropped Gab off in the nursery and then I was off for for scrappin' fun! It's been so long since I've done any scrapbooking, that the pics are piling up. I completed a double page spread in Josh's book w/ some pics taken of him right after he was born. I have layout in my mind that i want to do w/ his u/s pics, but i need to get some eyelets and tools first, since I'll be using vellum. I did the journaling from the layout I did yesterday on vellum, so I'll have to wait 'til I get my eyelet stuff before I attach it to the page.
It was really nice to have 2 full hours to scrap! The next meeting is in November and it'll be a night meeting, so I'll leave both kids w/ dh when I go.
Today we went ot play w/ D and S. We met at one of the newer neighborhood parks around here. we hung out there a little bit and then went back to Z's house to play. We hadn't seen them in forever so it was nice to get together and chat for awhile. Z and I met at the school I used to teach at, so we were gossiping about something she heard about the director. The kids played and had snacks galore, while Joshie slept in his baby carrier.
Speaking of baby carriers, we have got to get on the ball about getting a new carseat for Josh. He is getting too big for the infant carrier (and too heavy to carry!). I don't know whether or not to get a new seat for Gab (booster?) and give Josh her old seat, or to just get Josh a new one.
I SO need to start Christmas shopping. I want to go to Toys 'R Us and get a couple of those board games that are buy 1 get one free. Gab and dh love to play Candyland. I 'd like to get Joshua one of those bead mazes. Gab still loves playing w/ those, so I think he'd enjoy it, too. I don't know what to get my parents. I wish I could think of something crafty, to save money (which is SO tight around here ). Dh and i probably won't do gifts for each other.
I may go to a huge garage sale our town is having Sat a.m. w/ my cousin. Do I really want to get up super early (like I'm not awake anyway)? I should say, do I really want to be up, DRESSED and OUT of the HOUSE early, especially since dh lets me sleep in on the weekends? Hmmm....may have to rethink this. I've heard you can find great stuff at good prices at this garage sale, though. I can always nap w/ the kids later that day (yeah, right!).
Tonight is kick-*** tv! Can't wait! We're having fajitas tonight on the G.F. grill, so hopefully I can get everything (including that damn grill, which I HATE cleaning) cleaned up in time for "must see tv".