After dropping Kelsey off at school this morning, Rachelle and I went to a local coffee shop type place. I live in a University town and I think this place is geared towards University students, but the food is so darn good. They use real everything. No artificial stuff or preservatives. I had a chocolate dream bar, which was so darn rich, I couldn't finish it. Rachelle needed to get out. Her mom and step dad are here to help her out, but her step dad drives her crazy. I can so relate. When my father is here visiting, he drives me crazy! He paces for hours on end. I'm so glad I told my mom NOT to bring him when she comes to stay with us for a week after the baby is born. I love my dad dearly, he's a great guy, he just not do well away from home.
Not much else going on. I'm trying to catch up on laundry. I really only have towels, sheets and spare blankets to wash. I'm hoping to get those done today. DH has to work late again. He has been working a lot of hours in the last month or so. We knew to expect this, but it is still hard to adjust to not having him home at 4pm every day. His last job he could come and go as he pleased. This job isn't like that. We were spoiled, that is for sure. Luckily, he is taking off a week when the baby is born and then his boss said he could try and work from home more, if he wanted. SO that is nice to know......
Ugh. Kelsey is sick. She woke up at 5am burning up. Her temp was 101.5. Getting her to take medicine has been such a chore lately. I actually had to yell at her to get her to take it! Of course, DH slept through the entire thing. LOL. Got the medicine down, gave her a drink of water then she wanted a bath. I compromised and told her she could have one after daddy left for work. He usually leaves a little before 7am, so she could get another couple hours of sleep and so could I! Put her back in bed with a damp cloth on her head. Of course, I could not go back to sleep. As I was drifting off, DH's pager goes off. He's back up on call this week. SO, I tell him Kelsey is sick and needs to go to the doctor. I was kind of hoping he'd volunteer to take her, since the doc is 40minutes away. Really, I should not be driving that far by myself at this point in my pregnancy. BUT, alas, Kelsey and I will be going to see the doctor. I'm thinking she has strep throat. She usually gets it this time of year. Last time she had it, he said if she had it again within 4 months, he wanted her tonsils out. Now, this doctor does NOT do anything that doesn't need to be done. I can count on both my hands the amount of times Kelsey has been on antibotics. He is a great doctor, we really trust and value his opinion. SO, I'm hoping we've passed the 4month mark. I'm pretty sure we have, but I can't remember the last time she had it. I remember it going around her class near Christmastime. Kelsey is very melodramatic, so it is like she is on her deathbed. She must get that from DH's side of the family.
Strep throat it is! Darnit. Poor kid. The last time she had it was in November. I knew it was kinda near Christmastime. And oddly enough, she had it last May. She's down there now coughing in her sleep. Poor baby. Need to go get her a drink!
Kelsey is feeling MUCH better. Actually, she was feeling better on Wednesday after just one dose of medicine. She also took a 4 hour nap that night and didn't want to go to bed. She was until nearly 12am!! Which meant I was up until nearly 12am!!
My parents are coming to visit this weekend. My mom called this morning to see if it was okay. Apparently they miss us. We haven't seen them since the end of April. Normally, we see the every two or three weeks, but since I can't travel that far, we haven't gone to see them. She mentioned coming tomorrow, but they may come tonight. It would be nice if they came tomorrow. My dad hates leaving his garage, his safety zone. He comes here and paces and moans and groans. So one night I could handle, two nights, I just may blow a gasket.
DH has to work tonight from 11pm until 4am. That is the problem with his line of work. When work needs to be done on the network, they have to wait until the slowest times of the day to do it. Because it is a major airport, they can't take the network down during the day. The thing is, you would think he wouldn't have to work his normal hours today, but he is. It's all part of owning your own business. OH well, not much either of us can do about it. I told him I'd try to go into labor so he didn't have to go in at all.
Well, I suppose I should go finish cleaning up the house. I did the main floor last night before DH got home, so I only need to do the upstairs. I've been doing laundry also, something I really detest. BUT, it has to get done, right???
Well, June 2nd came and went without the appearance of our little one. Once again, I am overdue. Kelsey was a week late. This one, if he doesn't come on his own, will be here on Friday.
Not a whole lot going on around here. Just been trying to keep the house clean and organized. Keeping on top of laundry. I'm tired today, so I may actually indulge in a nap. Didn't sleep well last night.
I really dislike my mother in law. She's such a *****. She has not called ONCE during this whole pregnancy to see how I'm doing. She knew the babys due date was Monday, but has not called to see how we are doing. But as soon as this baby is born, she'll expect to be invited over to see him. She'll expect us to visit her more often. She'll get mad at DH for not calling her. My poor dh got stuck with a frickin' *****y ***** as a mother. She is even lucky dh talks to her. She had an affair when she was married to my father in law. She abandoned her children. She married the loser she had an affair with. She expects everyone to get along, but dh holds a lot of resentment towards his mother. He can't stand her husband. And rightfully so! Her husband is the biggest jerk going. He called my dh an asshole, when dh was just a young boy. He punched my FIL in front of dh and his siblings. His pyscho mother rammed her car into my FIL's car, in front of the kids. Oh I could go on and on about this woman. I'm just stressing because tomorrow I will be induced. More than likely, Cameron will be here tomorrow afternoon sometime. My parents and DH's dad and stepmom will be at our house. When his mom finds out, she is going to give him big time grief. BUT, we like our parents. Just not her and her husband. LOL. PLUS, the other two sets of parents have helped us out all through our marriage. Not money wise, just helped out. Watch Kelsey whenever we need it. Help us do stuff around our house. We are close to my parents and dh's dad and stepmom. Hell, dh, Kelsey and I lived with his dad and step mom for two years, of course we are close to them! His mom is big time jealous that we see his dad every week. Oh well. I'm not going to worry about her anymore. She'll be annoying me soon enough with requests of visiting. OH and I'm almost certain she'll bring up the fact she wants Cameron to call her husband grandpa. NO WAY IN HELL LADY. I refuse to allow my children to call her husband anything but his first name. It would be a huge insult to dh's dad and my dad. Both men are fair superior than her stupid husband. Okay, I'm done. I just needed to get that off my chest.
So tomorrow at 8am, I go in to be induced. I'm a bit bummed. I was hoping to labor at home for as long as possible. The silly little boy apparently is pretty darn comfy where he is at. I need to call DH's stepmom and let her know what time to be here. She is going to stay with Kelsey. My parents are driving up tomorrow. They wanted to come tonight, but I just couldn't handle having them here again so soon. They just left on Sunday. LOL. I love my parents dearly, but my mother is getting on my last nerve. She calls like 3 times a day. She doesn't want to miss anything. I realize she just cares, but it is getting annoying. DH will be off tomorrow until Wednesday. He only has to go in for a couple hours Wed, then he won't have to go back until the following Monday. My mom is coming up for that following week. Hopefully, I won't kill her.
Yikes! It's been awhile since I've posted. Time has gotten away from me.
Well on June 6, 2003 at 4:24pm, Cameron Jakob was born. He weighed 8lbs 15ozs and is 21 1/2inches long. He's beautiful and perfect. We could not ask for a better baby. He only cries when he is hungry. He just hangs out looking around. We are totally smitten with him.
His first few days home were ROUGH. I actually thought I had PPD. All I could do was cry. I wasn't eating or sleeping. He was awake ALL night long. I don't do well without sleep. I end up getting sick, then I can't eat, because my stomach is upset. So from Sunday until Wednesday, I think I slept maybe 3hours. I finally had a bit of a breakdown. I was sick of my stomach feeling awful. I was tired of being tired. I broke down and called my mom. She came up Wednesday night and saved the day!! I can't thank her enough. After spending the night Wednesday taking care of Cameron, she decided he wasn't getting enough to eat. The hospital said to give him 1oz of formula every 3-4hours. When we were discharged the nurse said to up it slowly. Well screw that. My kid weighed almost 9lbs, he needed more food! He's now eating 4ozs every 4hours. He is doing so great. He only wakes up for a feeding at 1am, then again at 6am. And he goes right back to sleep after his 1am feeding. Sometimes he stays up after his 6am feeding, sometimes he doesn't.
Kelsey is doing awesome with him. She is completely and totally in love with her baby brother. She is the biggest helper. I'm so happy that she isn't feeling left out or neglected. She has adjusted way better than we could have even hoped for. She's such a great kid. Her graduation from Senior Kindergarten is this Thursday. My mom will be here to go with us. So that is nice. I can't believe Kelsey only has two weeks left of school. Where did the year go??
Well, I suppose I better get all my clean laundry put away. We are going to my inlaws for the day. Kelsey is hoping that the pool is warm enough to go swimming.
I'm find less and less time to be online since Cameron's arrival. LOL. A lot has been going on, it seems like we are constantly busy. Yet I can't think of anything we've done. Things are going good here. Cameron is a good little baby. He sleeps great at night, only waking up once between 3am and 4am. I can handle that. He's a little chunky monkey. At his 2week appointment he weighed in at 10lbs. So he gained a pound a bit in a weeks time. What can I say? The boy likes to eat!
Kelsey is doing great. She is swimming like a fish. It took her a couple trips to the inlaws to actually swim again. She was swimming great at the end of the last summer, but I guess over the winter she figured she had forgotten how. Yesterday we were at Dh's aunts house and she swam for a good part of the day there. The water was 88 degrees, like bath water! School is finished for the summer, finally. Her last day was last Thursday. I can't believe my baby girl is going to be a 1st grader! I'm not sure what I'm going to do next year when she is in school full time. I'll have Cameron to take care of, but still, I'm going to miss my Fred. Her kindergarten graduation was the 19th and was so cute. They sang a song and said a poem. Each child got a dipolma and a certificate of achievement. It was such a bittersweet day. I was so pround she did so good in Kindergarten, but so sad that my little girl is growing up. Her report card was great. I finally brought it to her teachers attention that she can read and reads well. She can read entire books by herself. Obviously not chapter books, but she can read the Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3 readers. She often reads to Cameron and Tucker (the dog). She has been enjoying playing with Sabastian, the little boy next door. I watched him last year for the summer and he is a cute little guy. He loves her. Everytime she comes outside and he is out there he yells her name and comes running. He just turned two this month. It's so cute to watch the two of them play. DH and I are reading her Harry Potter. We just started the 1st book, so far, I like it. DH saw the movie and so did Kelsey, but I'm totally clueless when it comes to H.P.
We are doing good. I wasn't sure if I'd adjust to having a family of four, instead of a family of three. But it's nice. .
Okay, yesterday was the day from hell! IT started off good enough. Kelsey and Cameron both had doctors appointments at 11am. I fed Cameron at 7am, he went back to sleep, so I jumped in the shower. While I was in the shower Tucker threw up in the hall way. I cleaned that up while Kelsey was in the bath. We had to leave the house by 10am to make our appointment at 11am. At 9:30 Tucker decided to puke again! ARGH. Cameron still had to be fed, bathed and dressed. So I quickly cleaned up the dog puke, I didn't get it as clean as I would have liked before I had to leave. SO, we get out of the house by 10:15 and weren't too late for our appointment. I called on the way and told them, since the doctor was running late, it wasn't a problem. Phew. The day progressed well enough. Before we left, I gated Tucker in the washroom, just in case he was to be sick again. After we were done at the doctors, we went to my inlaws so Kelsey could go swimming. My inlaws are on vacation this week, so we hung out with them. When I got home later that night, Tucker had been sick about four times. And somehow he managed to get it all over the carpet just outside the washroom door. ARGH! SO, last night I spent an hour cleaning the carpet and still didn't get it as clean as I would have liked to. SO, this morning, I've got to run out and get some more stain remover. I swear if it doesn't come out, I'm pulling up all the carpet!! I can't stand stains on carpet!! So far this morning Tucker is okay. I fed him a bit of his food and it has stayed down.
Kelsey is doing well. She is a fish. She spent all yesterday in the pool. Her grandfather is teaching her to swim above water and she does really well. Last week she spent most of the week with my inlaws. They took her to Ontario Place in Toronto with my husbands cousins son. They had a blast. She also had bronchitis last week. Poor kid either gets strep or bronchitis in the summer. Not sure why. I thought the doctor was going to want to talk about getting her tonsils out, but he didn't mention it and neither did I. Her mission for the next month is to gain 3lbs. She only weighs 37lbs, he wants to see her up to 40lbs.
Cameron is doing wonderfully. My little chunky monkey weighs 12lbs already!! HE'll be 5 weeks old on Friday. The doctor said he is very healthy. The other night a neighbors mother came over and said "Ohmygod your baby is fat" I was pissed. It was the rudest thing I've ever heard. Yes, we realize he is big and maybe even fat, but he's a baby for goodness sake! Stupid *****. I don't walk up to her and say "Ohmygod you're an ugly *****" But I just might. I know she probably didn't mean it like it sounded, but I was still ticked. Oh well. He's a cute fat baby. LOL. And he's totally loveable. He's a great baby. My husband was so worried the second child would be a hellion as a baby. I'm so happy Cam isn't like that, well yet. He is only 5 weeks old. I'm sure when he is 2, I'll be singing a different tune.
Well, I need to shower. We've got to run dh's clothes into the dry cleaner. They lost a pair of his pants and we need to buy new ones and give them the bill. I'm only using this dry cleaner one more time, then I'm going somewhere else. I just want to keep showing my face until we get the money for the pants. DH has put off going shopping, so I'm going to buy a pair today. If he doesn't like them, he can return them himself.
Okay, I'm going to finish this entry! I must have started to post an entry at least ten times in the last two weeks only to be called away. But not now, I'm going to hit that submit button.
My baby boy is 7 weeks old today. I can't believe how fast time is passing us by. The funny thing is, it seems like he has been here forever. Yet I remember being in the hospital just waiting for him to make his entrance. He's such a joy. He has his grumpy moments, but who doesn't? He's a pretty laid back kinda guy. I can't believe the head control he has. Even on the day he was born, he held his head up straight when DH had him on his shoulder. He's growing by leaps and bounds. I am guessing he weighs at 13 or 14 lbs now.
Kelsey is enjoying her summer. She spent some time with dh's dad and stepmom on their holidays. This week she spent a day with his mom. His mom wanted her two nights, but Kelsey only wanted to stay one night. Of course, this ticked his mom off. But we let Kelsey decide what she wants to do in these situations. She isn't as comfortable with his mom as she is with his dad. She adores dh's dad and stepmom and my parents, but not so much his mom. I can so understand that! LOL.