Yesterday went really fast at work so that was good, I have a feeling today is going to be slow though. DH has been trying to be more helpful so I’m giving him credit for that. He emptied the dishwasher, made bottles, shoveled, and wiped down the bathrooms. I really didn’t have much cleaning to do yesterday and it was nice. I did do some laundry last night and made some wheat free/gluten free brownies. When I get home I’m going to frost the brownies, get the breakfast casserole for tomorrow put together, make my jello salad, and make my Chinese chicken salad. I also need to wash the sheets and make our bed along with folding laundry from last night. My dad’s back went out on him so he’s been reduced to his hands and knees. They’re still coming up to see us because my mom hasn’t seen B for 2 months, she’s driving and letting my dad spend the weekend on the floor. We’re going to give them our bed so he has the option of sleeping in a bed if he wants and we’ll take the guest room downstairs. My mom also plans to take B in the mornings so I should be able to get some sleep this weekend.
The temp yesterday was in the 40’s and the next few days are supposed to be the same so we should have a really nice weekend. It’s going to get me antsy again for spring. I did buy some seeds (carrots, corn, cucumbers, and pumpkin) last week so I’m already starting my growing madness. I need to focus on getting the bathroom painted first then I can think/obsess about the outside of the house. I want to go to BB&B this weekend with my mom to see if I can find a shower curtain, that’s the first step in figuring out that bathroom. I’ve been dreading this project but it will feel so nice to have it done and off my mind.
Well here’s to burning a few hours so I can start my 3 day weekend.
We had a great weekend with my parents and my dad’s back got better every day, I hate seeing him in so much pain just to move. My parents got here around 9:00 on Friday and we were all tired so we went to bed pretty early. When B woke on Saturday I got my mom up and hung out a bit so he could get use to her and not mind being left with her. They had a good morning and we got some sleep so it worked out for everyone. My mom is all about her grandkids so B loved the attention and didn’t really seem to miss me.
My mom and I went to BB&B and I found 2 shower curtains I wouldn’t mind. I want DH to look at them and see what he thinks; sometimes he can be helpful with things like this. We also went to O&V and it’s a cute store, I did get some garlic olive oil and will probably try some of the others later on. DH’s work party was nice, the crab legs were great and we went to Bridge to Terabithia. It was a good flick, better than what I expected after the previews. I was beat when we got home. We spent the rest of the time watching tv, mostly medical shows and we watched one on a little girl that was born with most of her face missing. It is so sad and would be so hard as a parent, it’s truly a miracle when babies are born without any problems because so much can go wrong.
B is sick again, he started coughing and got a runny nose on Saturday and Sunday night he had a fever up to 101. He puked part of his bottle on my mom on Monday and I told her he’s marked her as his. I took him to the doctor yesterday and his ears and throat look good and his lungs sounded fine, just seems to have a cold and he should be better in 48 hours. He hardly napped at all yesterday and was pretty clingy last night, but he slept pretty well so that’s nice. He did fall asleep right before my dentist appt so I thought I’d bring him with me and he’d sleep the whole time. Of course that didn’t happen and he was fine until he saw them drilling into my mouth and he screamed and cried the whole time. I think it scared him and that he thought they were hurting me because he settled down as soon as I was done and able to talk to him. I felt so bad for taking him with me, I should have known better. DH took today off and has to get a cracked filling fixed so I told him to take B to daycare and not put him through that two days in a row. We did get him on video giving me a kiss, it was sloppy but very sweet.
The IL’s stopped by for about 20 min yesterday on their way home from Msla, had to get their B fix. I spent most of my free time cleaning up and doing laundry yesterday, I’m amazed I got so much completed. Well I better get back to my catch up for taking yesterday off.
B wasn’t as snotty this morning when I got him out of bed so he must be on the mend. Yesterday he had crusted snot all over the lower half of his face, poor kid. He was still moody yesterday and I hope that’s over with along with the puking. He was in a pretty good mood today and hopefully he’ll be a happy boy tonight because it’s going to be a busy one. I’m meeting DH and BIL at OC tonight for dinner so I’ll have to bathe B when we get home then feed him some solids and head out. I should probably reverse the order so we can eat before we bathe, that’s a much better idea. My goal is to have him home and in bed by 8:00, we’ll see how that goes. He slept all night so that’s been a God send and he’s been coughing less. I did have a dream around 2:00 that he had puked all over himself and I sat up in bed, said “Crap!”, and rushed to his room. As I was rushing I realized I had been sleeping but I thought I’d check on him anyway. Goofy moms!
DH had to have 2 shots to numb his mouth so he was talking funny last night and it took awhile before he was back to normal. After B went to bed I just laid on the couch and watched some recorded shows that I’ve been putting off. I still need to watch 3 weeks of Desperate Housewives so maybe I can do that this weekend.
Not much going on, I’m tired and ready for this workday to be over, I just want to cuddle my little love and sleep.
Yesterday was a short day at work, I got a call at 10:00 saying B had a fever of 103, so I was out the door and making an appointment with the doctor. We didn’t get in until 3:00 so we went home and I fed him some Pedialyte and an 8 oz bottle. As soon as he was done with the bottle he started coughing and puked everything on me, including the Tylenol I gave him an hour earlier. I got changed, cleaned him up, and we cuddled on the rocker until about 2:00 when I started getting us ready to go. He was pretty warm at the doctors and had the reddest cheeks, his lungs are still good but he has developed an ear infection in his right ear. I picked up the new antibiotics and we headed home. He was a little whiny all evening but not too bad considering what’s going on. He slept really well though DH had a memory lapse. I went to bed around 9:00 so I told DH to turn the monitor in our bedroom on when he comes to bed. Around 4:00 I woke up because the cable box turned on (it has a really bright blue light) and I know I had turned it off before going to bed. As I was laying there thinking about this I reached over to check the volume on the monitor and it wasn’t even on. I told DH he didn’t turn the monitor on so we both got up and B was awake (quiet though) and had his head in the corner of the crib surrounded by all of his stuffed toys. His temp was 100 so I gave him Tylenol and he seemed really hungry so I fed him a 4 oz bottle, he of course only took 4 oz at his 6:00 feeding but oh well. He’s such a good boy even when he’s miserable and sick. DH is staying home with him this morning and I’m leaving work at 12:00 so DH can work this afternoon.
Modest Mouse is coming here in March and I’m super excited. DH is going to get tickets today and I’ve already asked my parents to come up and baby sit that weekend so my SIL can’t take them for her. My parents have L & E again this weekend after just having them 2 weekends ago, yet SIL still doesn’t have time to clean her house. I know my mom enjoys having them but I always feel like she’s using them. Forever she wouldn’t even drive 50 miles to meet them halfway to leave the kids with them or pick them up. My brother isn’t much better; they never pay for lunch/dinner when they eat out with my parents they always let them pay. It just drives me nuts. Anyway we saw MM almost 2 years ago and the Sasquatch Festival so it was a short show and I’m pumped to see a full show. That was the weekend we went to the SF and then drove to SLC to see BTS and then drove the 10 hours home, long but fun. It’s been too long since I’ve been to a concert.
I’m hoping to relax this weekend but I also need to clean the house, do my resume and cover letter for the job, clean/organize my closets and the basement, and maybe start working on the bathroom ceiling. I’ve hit spring cleaning mode and that’s not such a bad thing. Since we’ll have guests in March (my parents and then M & J are planning to come up to see us too) I can’t totally destroy the bathroom with my painting so I’ll try to at least do the ceiling and then do the walls after the weekend of the 16th.
Well I must be somewhat productive for the short amount of time that I’m here.
B seems to be doing quite a bit better, he's still a little cranky now and then but nothing unbearable. He's been a stinker when it comes to eating though and I'm very tired of it. The most I could get in him was 5 oz at one time and he's just constantly trying to move and do something so there isn't any time for eating. It's wearing on me a bit but there's only so much I can do since a change of scenery doesn't help and neither does different positions. I just hope he gets over this soon, otherwies I'm not sure what I'm going to do.
DH has been great around the house this past week and I'm really appreciating it but also feeling a bit guilty that I'm not doing it. I know this is stupid because I've been wanting/needing help so I just need to get over my feelings of guilt. His new obsession now it a golf game online, he wants me to play with him but hasn't set me up yet, we'll see.
My plan for the day is to clean the house (the kitchen's already done), pay bills, water plants, read over my friends job application, and work on my application. Tomorrow I'll try to do the organizing that I want to do and I also want to do some reading. I'm almost finished with the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers and I'm going to read the section in my Infant Potty Training book that covers part time training since that's what we'll be doing with B since I work out of the house. I also need to order a potty chair to start him on and I want to get a folding potty seat for when we're away from home. I think I'll also look into getting a couple books to read while we're on the potty, this is going to be on interesting process.
We got a bit of snow yesterday. It had just started snowing when I came home and DH said the roads were horrible on his way home. It was so warm when it started that the roads were really wet so of course they froze and are now ice. Hopefully they've improved some since last night, it sure looks nice outside at least.
I'm yet again/still annoyed with my fat *** and feel I need to work on a lot of improving with my looks. So this weekend I'm going to again try to get into a routine of self improvement: eat better, exercise daily, floss, shave my legs (it's literally been months, the hair has turned soft), and do my face mask 2x a week. I've just been too lazy since I got pregnant so I need to get back to my routine.
Well I best get to it so I have some time to myself this weekend.
B did ok with eating yesterday, he seems to be getting his appetite back so that makes me happy. He almost fell asleep in the Johnny Jump up last night, he's already done this once with DH. He did fall asleep when I was feeding him so we only got 4 oz down. He then woke up at 9:30 and I tried to give him the rest of the bottle but after 2 oz all he wanted to do was look around (especially at the night light) and squirm. I put him back down and he slept until about 12:30 when he woke up crying. I went in there and held him to calm him down. The little stinker wanted to squirm and look around some more and would whine for no reason. I wasn't going to feed him because I refuse to let him become a snacker and I knew he'd just take 2 oz then want to fart around some more. So, I put him in the crib and let him CIO, it only lasted about 2 min and he was then finally out until his wake up at 5:30. I was tired and after he ate I fell asleep on the couch while he played then around 6:45 I put him in the crib and I went back to sleep until 8:30. We didn't make it to church but I figured sleep was priority today because last night I started developing a cough quite a bit like B's. It's not too pleasant and kinda burns my throat but thus is life.
We recycled and bought a few necessities then came home and finished cleaning the house. DH was a doll and did the floors for me along with empyting the dishwasher and making more formula, he's been great and I really appreciate it. We then watched Flags of our Fathers, it was really good and brings home the hell of war. B took a really long nap, almost 3 hours, so we were able to watch with little interruption. DH then taught me how to play the golf game so we'll probably play a round later tonight after B goes to bed. I still need to read over Chris's application and I want to get my old cover letters and resume's out so I can update them and get my application out the door. I hope to have it completed by Friday so it gives me a bit of time. DH is trying to get the printer to cooperate so we're IMing each other while he's downstairs and I'm upstairs, we're such dorks.
I ordered a few potty training books to read to B and a little potty seat. I can hardly believe I'm going to start implementing sitting on the toilet as part of our daily routine in about a month. I'm excited and a bit nervous, hopefully it will go good.
It's been a great weekend and I didn't do as much as I wanted but I was able to relax and enjoy both my guys and really that's what's important.
B had a rough day at day care yesterday and I can’t figure it out. They called me a little before noon to say he had been crying all morning and nothing Miss P did would calm him down and he wouldn’t eat. They thought he felt warm but couldn’t get an accurate reading so they thought his ears had too much wax but they wanted to see if they could give him some Tylenol. I worked through lunch just in case and DH ended up picking him up around 3:30. He was happy when DH got there (Miss N is with him from the late afternoon on) and nobody said anything about how he did in the afternoon so I’m not sure when he became happy. I think part of it may be that he was with us most of last week so it could have been a harder transition for him to get use to day care and I also wonder if he’s having a hard time adjusting to Miss P (she’s only been in his room for 3-4 weeks). About 2 weeks ago he did have a morning where he just kept crying for Miss P and he wouldn’t eat then either. Maybe she’s not as cuddly with him as the other ladies were or maybe there’s a personality conflict. I was also wondering if he’s trying to see if crying will bring mom and dad and get him home sooner. I would think he’s too young for this but who knows. The minute I hear that he’s upset and crying my stomach gets knotted up and I feel anxious until I’m able to hold him and cuddle him, this is not conducive to getting work done. He was in a great mood last night, took a good nap and played an awful lot. I must have scared him when I was playing with him, he was laughing and then started crying after I made some weird noises; it’s a hard life on him. He also slept great last night which was a nice change from the night before. He woke every hour from 2:00 on and there was nothing I could do to make him happy so I just let him cry, thankfully he’s out within a few minutes of crying.
My friend/co-worker C has a neighbor whose infant passed this morning. All she knows right now is that the police and fire department were there this morning and a cop took the baby out of the apt and it was blue. It would seem SIDS was probably what happened and it just breaks my heart and puts fear in me. I won’t feel like I’m just being paranoid when I check on B now, just to make sure he’s breathing.
Our tax guy called DH yesterday and our taxes are finally done, he had to keep getting more info from DH to finish the corporate taxes so it’s taken forever. We owe the Feds $1,800 and get $600 from the state so it’s not bad, better than it could have been. We’re going to pay a bit more to the Feds on estimated payments and I think we’ll double what DH puts into his Roth IRA, that should swing the balance to our favor this year. Last year we paid so much in estimated tax it was ridiculous and we expected a hefty return, well DH called me to say he got the taxes back and said we owe. I was so mad and shocked; thank God he was kidding me. We got a huge return last year and as much as I liked the money it’s nice to be more balanced out so we can enjoy our money through out the year instead.
B’s doing better with moving around on the floor. He rolls more but still doesn’t do it to get to far away places, just to get to the object that’s a bit out of reach. He’s also doing better on his tummy and I need to keep reminding myself to give him the tummy time. This morning he was very excited about pulling himself up with my hands, standing for a bit and letting go of one of my hands. Of course the balance isn’t there yet but since we were on the bed he’d laugh when he fell over, I guess this will be the next thing we work on while playing on the bed in the morning. When we put him in the Johnny Jump-up he just goes until we take him out of there, even when he’s tired and falling asleep, he just keeps jumping until he can no longer stay awake. DH found him sleeping in his Jump-up with his little head leaned against the toys on the front last week. This weekend he was zoned out and when I went to take him out of there to take a nap he started jumping again like he still had all the energy in the world. He’s such a sweetie.
DH and I played online golf last night and it was fun, I’m not very good but at least not terrible. We ended up playing with a couple he plays Pirates with so I was “introduced” to these online friends. We played until 10:30 and I’m beat today, will defiantly need to get to bed early tonight. DH also woke me a bit after we went to bed for some “fun”, I about said no because I was so tired but I enjoyed myself. I should work on my application before lunch is over, I’m giving myself through the weekend to have it completed and I’ll just turn it in on Tuesday after my annual appointment.
I think I may know what B’s problem is at daycare, he’s overly tired. Since he’s such a busy body he likes to constantly be doing something and looking around, so he doesn’t like to interrupt his discovering to nap. I’m not sure if they’re missing his sleep cues or what but I think they’re just going to have to put him down and let him fuss/cry until he falls asleep. If he’s going to cry anyways they may as well let him fall asleep. He’s been getting so cranky when it’s time for a nap that it’s sometimes hard to just put him down and let him fall asleep, oh well. He hardly napped at all yesterday (2 hours total) so after he chowed down his food he slept for about 45 min and we woke him because it was almost 7:00 and he needed his bottle. He slept pretty good last night and was very busy this morning. I couldn’t get him to sit still for a second and he only took 4 oz from his bottle. He kept trying to pull himself up to sitting and had to look at and touch everything, it’s exhausting just holding him DH took the day off so I put him back in his crib and he slept 1.5 hours so DH got to sleep in a little. He’s been in a really good mood today so that’s a plus. DH did take him to daycare for a little while so he could get a hair cut and buy the warranty for our tv.
My throat was killing me this morning and I’ve started hacking up mucus when I cough, lovely. I’m feeling better but have decided to work through lunch and get out an hour early just for the heck of it. There are a lot of people out of the office today because they’re sick; I love how the air down here is just circulated so we get to catch each other’s illnesses. I didn’t get to bed early last night so that’s top priority for tonight, why do I fight something I like so much?
B was such a happy boy yesterday, all smiles and laughing. Of course still busy as a bee but that’s a little boy. When I got home DH was trying to feed him a bottle while playing on the computer and I look at B and he’s all smiles with his eyebrows raised trying to see where I was at, such a honey. He’s only been eating about 4 oz of formula before bed but he’s still sleeping all night so I’m wondering if his body is trying to transition his feeding to more solids and fewer liquids. It seems a bit early to me but who knows, I’ll have to do a bit of research as to what most 8 month old babies are eating. I’m working with him pulling himself up to give him the idea and work on his upper body strength. He thinks it’s a ton of fun so that’s at least good. Last night about 2 hours after he was in bed he started crying really hard so I went in to get him, he had tears running down his cheeks, eyes closed, kicking his legs, and crying. I picked him up and tried to wake him but he wouldn’t wake up so I called DH to help me. It took us a couple minutes to wake him up and he was still a little distraught for awhile but I got him to relax while I rocked him and talked about bad dreams. He feel asleep fast and slept the rest of the night, even woke up this morning doing his deep throat laugh. It bothers me that this keeps happening and I hate not being able to prevent it or fix it right away. I’m wondering if it’s corresponding with growth spurts at all since nothing differs in his days when it happens.
I mailed off our taxes this morning and paid a few bills so most of DH’s last dividend is gone. He still needs to buy his gun cabinet and he’s now wanting a new surround sound system so I hope he can get that stuff bought and paid for because I want to get a car. I looked a little online and I think a Camry will fit what we want. The 07 models get good gas mileage and have all of the air bags I want plus some. It’s about 5K more than what we were hoping to pay but DH seems to think it would be good and I like the air bags, which are probably why it’s 5K more. We’ll have to go down and look at the car and see if it’s got what we want and is comfortable, though this probably won’t happen for at least a month. We’ll still drive our old vehicles until they die and keep the new car for road trips and as our back up. It’s hard for me not to buy a Chevy, it’s what I’ve always driven, but I’m so annoyed with how they do not offer any vehicles that get good gas mileage. It seems all of the domestic car companies have just been building huge gas hogs and not only do I not have a need for something huge I also don’t want to pay for the gas while causing more issues with our environment. It’s pretty damn sad when 30 years ago most cars got better gas mileage than they do now, that just says we took a wrong turn somewhere along the line. How stupid is it to make a car that gets 15 mpg and then to be the moron that buys it? Yet when gas is $3.00 per gallon and everyone’s complaining they STILL drive 80 mph in their Hummer without batting an eye.
Today’s been busy and I’m happy about that. I’m working on billing, have a meeting to discuss wireless locations and have had quite a few phone calls. I also spilled coffee on myself so that’s pretty hot, at least I don’t get as many stains as I did when I was pregnant. There was one day I had a black mark across my belly from the bottom of a filing cabinet drawer then after I tried to wash off the stain my whole belly was wet, I got a few teases over that one. I felt better when I woke up this morning but I’m feeling crappier as the day goes on. I’m getting pressure in the ears and my head and neck ache, it could be worse so I need to stop complaining.