I had a good weekend, could have used more sleep but that’s typical. Friday night I cleaned everything but the floors, which I then finished on Saturday. I spent a lot of play time with B on Saturday and watered my gardens, weeded, planned meals for the week, and finished setting up the guest room. I had DH get up with B on Sunday but I was still up at 7:15 to get ready for church. After church we did our shopping, B played in his pool, I did DH’s books, and finished laundry. Tonight I need to prep dinner for Tuesday and that’s it! I also plan to go to bed at 9:00 tonight so I can get a bit of sleep before S & W get here. This week will be fun but exhausting!
B was a good boy this weekend and his tooth fully broke through the gums. I gave him his first hair cut on Friday, it’s not even but it’ll work and DH can’t complain about a mullet anymore. It’s really hard cutting hair when your subject won’t sit still. He likes to put things behind stuff so we always have a pile of toys behind his dragon and he’s also started picking things he drops up and putting them back to drop them off the edge again. On Saturday he was putting his plastic numbers on the window ledge, it was cute watching him work so hard.
The hot water pipe to our hot water heater has been leaking and yesterday it got to the point where water had spread to the stairs (good thing the basement isn’t finished). DH is going to try to get a plumber to fix it today but D called in sick so he’s not sure if he’ll be able to get out. If we can at least get it fixed tomorrow it should be ok. We had one guy come over to do an estimate on the porch on Friday and another is coming on Wednesday. Our fence will be installed this week at some time and the latest for the porch will be August. Once those are in I’ll work on landscaping around them, I should probably try to do that this summer since I’m hoping to be pregnant next summer. Maybe I’ll even try to expand my native garden; I just don’t know what to do about the borders… If I could have the yard finished by the end of the summer that would be a huge accomplishment, maybe we’d even be able to install the sprinkler system next summer.
Someone tried to charge $3K to DH’s credit card, luckily the cc company thought it seemed funny and checked with DH before putting it through. My morning has been crazy at work and its things I shouldn’t even be dealing with. The guy that I’ve been talking to said his “superior” (a total a-hole might I add) told him to give me hell and that does not make me happy especially when there’s nothing to give me hell over. If a-hole calls me today and tries to give me hell I’ll hang up on his arse, I don’t get paid enough for this crap.
I forgot to mention that B let go of the highchair on Sunday and balanced/stood for about 2-3 seconds before grabbing onto the chair again. I was so proud. He was a crabby pants yesterday, we thought maybe he wasn’t feeling good but I was leaning more towards him just being a terd.
Our hot water heater still isn’t fixed but the guy is supposed to come sometime today, it should be a fast job because it’s simple. As long as it’s working for dishes tonight I’ll be happy. We had an issue with the posts they installed for the fence yesterday. They had called in for locates but when I got home the cable wasn’t working and DH couldn’t get online, so he called the cable co. and we all assumed the cable had been cut. DH was saying he didn’t want to confront them about costs to get it fixed and I told him I’d deal with them. He was lost without his internet and was trying to get on a neighbors wireless but they are all encrypted . He was so worked up and I told him to just wait and see what the cable guy says because he said he was the one that did the locates for the fence. It turned out something just came loose when he opened a panel so he tightened it and we were up and running. I teased DH about getting so worked up, goof ball. Hopefully the fence will be done today but I’m not sure how long the cement has to cure before the can finish it, I wouldn’t think they’d need to wait too long.
We had a great time with S & W, their boys seem to both be doing better with communication and G was really good with B. E got annoyed with B a few times and there were some tears (my little man likes to stand in between kids and the toy and then sit on them, I think it’s his way of being close to them but it can quickly be annoying) but that’s life with kids.
I was so annoyed when I got home on Tuesday because I turned the crock pot on but didn’t plug it in. Luckily I was able to put it on high and still have dinner at a reasonable hour and it was delicious. S & W showed up around 3:30 and the plumber finished up when they arrived. We hung out and let the boys burn energy and then had s’mores to finish up the night. W and I had 2 bottles of wine so I had to pump the water into my system so I didn’t feel like crap and thankfully it worked.
Wednesday we went to O&V because I knew S would love it there then we fed the ducks (and some mean geese and goslings) some bread and headed home for lunch. The deck guy came by to get info for an estimate and I think it’s going to be costly but it will be done right and be worth it. We then headed to the water park and the boys loved it, they were running all over. B liked the baby area but I think it was sensory overload because he whined a lot and seemed nervous but also seemed to enjoy it. I took him to the grass a couple times and after awhile he’d crawl back to the water area because he knew it was fun. He’ll get use to it eventually. We then played at the play ground and he crawled through the tube when DH put him in there and on the other side he then turned around and crawled back in on his own, we were proud of his skills to pull himself up and into the tube. We then headed home for B to take a nap and once he woke up we went to JC’s for dinner. After we got home we tried out the new bubble blower, it blows bubbles inside of bubbles, it was awesome! W and I then got our boys ready for bed and S & DH ran to town to get a part for their radiator. W and I sat outside after the boys were down and chatted then we played holey board once the guys joined us. They whooped us 3 games straight, ouch!, and then we played Hearts and I was the official loser. I was out of the house this morning before they were up but DH took the day off so he’ll be around to help S finish the work on their car and see them off. I kept the house up fairly well though I do have cleaning and laundry to do tonight plus bake the cakes. It doesn’t really feel like my b-day today but I’ve learned to not want or expect anything because it only leads to disappointment on this lovely day of the year so that’s probably part of it. I also have so much to do the next 2 days at work and nights at home that it’s not top priority. I’m not sure what DH has planned but he knows what I have on my plate, he did come up to tell me happy b-day after midnight last night, at least he remembered.
B was great, he gets so busy with other kids around that he’s easy as pie. We did one time out because he kept touching the guitar but other than that he was very behaved with tantrums only after he was tired.
Our fence is up and it looks really nice, I’m very happy. I’m just going to buy one shrub to put in the corner and I haven’t decided on the other side of the fence what I’ll do. I need to figure out where we’re going to put the garbage can because it needs to be out of sight by the 1st to be in accordance with the covenant, I wish that rule would change but for now I need to comply. I’m just not sure we’ll have room in the garage so maybe I’ll hide it behind the fence.
S & W got out of town 5 hours later than they planned, good thing they didn’t have any time restraints. I had a good birthday, at least it wasn’t bad. Work had its annoyances and when I got home I was a bit frustrated because DH hadn’t done any picking up so I had a lot to do for cleaning. It went fast and I threw my frustrations out the window so we had a nice evening. My cakes and cupcakes are made so I’ll put the cake together and decorate tonight. Laundry is done and the house is clean, man that’s a good feeling. I talked with my mom and my brother called later in the evening, we picked up Chinese for dinner, had some lovin’, and ate chocolate cheese cake. DH bought me a composter but he couldn’t find one in town (this area drives me crazy sometimes) so he had to order it online and it’s not here yet. It’s one you can turn and gathers juice in the bottom to use, I’m excited to use it. He also bought me the Traveling Wilbury’s box set; I figured he’d get it for me since I kept saying I didn’t have it yet.
B was such a good boy yesterday and this morning. He’s my little ham and was busy doing laundry with me last night. He will go between the washer and dryer for 30 min and be completely happy. We also caught a poo and pee this morning so we celebrated big time. His smile when he sees stuff in the potty is so cute.
Tonight I need to pick up some groceries and make the potato salad. I’m not sure when my parents will arrive but my mom doesn’t want me making dinner for them so they were going to show up later, I told her to show up whenever and I’ll just not make dinner for them. We had leftovers from the BBQ sandwiches (they were really tasty) and Chinese last night so we’re set for dinner. Tomorrow morning I’ll decorate for the party and get things set up, then the fun begins. I’m a little nervous about decorating the cake and especially putting the fondant frosting on so it looks good. I just need to remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect though I know it’ll be hard to not nit pick.
I want out of here! It’s the time of year that everything comes to a close so people are freaking out and I just had one freak out on me when I did nothing wrong. I got the, you can’t do this to me at 5:00, when she knew about it yesterday and it was a way for the other group to spend their money. UGH!!! She’s blamed me for things before and acts like I’m a moron, my patience runs thin with her. Plus my guys have all left today and I’m tired of hearing, we have to get this done and do all this work but then they take ½ a day off. At least one of them is going to storage with me on Monday and I don’t want to hear any whining about it. I had to move tray on my own and I’m in a skirt! Then my supervisor questioned me on my time sheet and I explained I made up for 3 hours off on Monday by working through lunch the other days that week, he informed me I need to get prior approval for that, then tell me that in the first place I’m not a flippin’ mind reader. P never made me do that, she didn’t care as long as I got my hours in. Am I just supposed to know which rules change and which rules stay the same? I’m in a bit of a funk right now; it’s probably from being tired.
I still haven’t heard from my parents so I have no idea when they’ll be here. SIL W never did RSVP about B’s party, none of our siblings are coming and the IL’s will be an hour late. MIL wanted to bring a dish but what’s the point when you’re going to be late? I told her we had plenty and I’m not sure if they think we’ll hold off eating for them but DH said we are eating at 1 and that’s final. He’s even more peeved about his family than I am! SIL C stopped through yesterday and DH said B was shy and wouldn’t let her hold him. Well he hasn’t seen her since November and she was only there for 15 min so what did they expect?
SIL W thinks she may have ADD so she’s going to be tested, yes she’ll pay to have herself tested for ADD right away but not for her daughter to see a speech therapist for a year. My brother put it into her head since his co-workers wife was diagnosed and her symptoms sound a lot like W. She may have ADD but when she said she thinks she has it because she’ll start cleaning house and then never finish that can be attributed to laziness and the fact that cleaning house is boring. So we’ll see where this leads.
I’m just a mean bitter woman right now so I should go.
What a weekend! My parents arrived shortly after we got home and my mom took care of B so I could get the potato salad made and cake decorated. Of course I got frustrated with the cake when the candies wouldn’t stick and I threw a couple tantrums, they didn’t fix the situation but the cake ended up looking ok even though it wasn’t perfect. The fondant isn’t the best tasting stuff so I’ll either make my own or not do a cake with fondant next time. My mom is going to give me her cake making book, I loved the cakes she made for my birthday every year. I didn’t stay up too late and my mom took the monitor so she was up with B in the morning, I got to sleep in until 8:30!
I spent Saturday morning decorating and finishing up preparing for the BBQ and then everyone arrived. It was a lot of fun and B was busy playing with the kids and by himself. B & A’s little one, S, was so cute following the older kids. He’s the most precious thing, I could have ate him up. The BBQ was tasty and B was getting tired so we opened presents and he got a lot of cool stuff. The IL’s bought way too much and one thing is a bit too big but there’s not much I can do about, it’s the thought that counts. We almost forgot to give him our present, oops. We then had cake right away and the cupcake fell on its top and he’d only eat the bottom, he did like the frosting but kept going for the bottom cake. I then put him down for a nap, which lasted all of 45 min so he was up to play some more before everyone left. It was just nice visiting with everyone and things went really well. We relaxed the rest of the day, roasted some marshmallows and chatted.
My mom took B again Sunday morning so we slept in some more, though I did get us up so we could go to dinner and have my parents on the road by 10:00. B was super tired and was a bit of a stinker at the restaurant, he kept throwing food on the floor and I had had enough of it. We didn’t do much the rest of the day, watched some tv, read (I got my hypnobirthing books on Friday and I know it’s early to read them but I’ve started), made cupcakes for DC today, and got annoyed at DH. I just felt like he wasn’t very helpful yesterday and just wanted to play his games. We were both frustrated with each other and that was fine. I worked my arse off the past few days and he didn’t do anything extra. All I wanted was to be able to relax but God forbid. I also went through B’s clothes and toys and the things too little for him are now downstairs, I spent a lot of yesterday reminiscing over the last year. Life goes by way too fast.
I was a little put off by MIL when she brought a cake with her, I was thinking I made plenty of cake what is she doing? She brought it for my birthday, Lord knows we don’t need it because we have so many sweets already in our house, but it was very thoughtful of her. At least it got rid of my, she’s saying I can’t cook thoughts. Why am I so difficult when it comes to her? The IL’s will be up Saturday afternoon for a wedding and will stay the night with us. They’ll be bringing their puppy so that could be good or bad. I’m sure it will be fine, just hope we don’t get pee on the carpet.
B has been making lots of new sounds lately, I think he tries to say uh-oh and I’m pretty sure he says yeah and knows what he’s saying. He’s so cute on his trike, he holds onto the handle bars and seems to enjoy our walks more. He’s also standing on his own now and then without realizing it. He’ll squat down without holding onto anything and yesterday he was behind me and he was standing on his own because he was playing with my hair but not holding onto me. He doesn’t have the confidence yet but it’s coming. He’s also signing more quite a bit, mostly when we eat. I think it’s also his sign for saying he’s hungry but that’s ok. Now we just need him to figure out cup so he can let me know when he needs a drink and we can bypass the whining I get now.
B is definitely signing more and I’m very happy. When I was feeding him last night he kept signing more and would give a huge smile when I said more along with his sign. I hope he can see that he can communicate with me by using signs, yeah! We did a lot of playing when we got home and he acted like he couldn’t get enough of me, when DH and I were eating dinner he only came to me for the food, poor DH tried so hard to give me a break. DC said all the kids had cupcake all over their face except for B. He was just taking little chunks of cupcake to feed himself, my neat cupcake eater.
I was again shocked by the mom at DC that doesn’t buckle her son in; yesterday she had him sitting on her lap as she drove away because there were people taking up the rest of the seats in the car. What the hell is she thinking? I still haven’t mentioned it to DC and I plan to do it on Thursday, I just feel like I’m butting in when it’s none of my business.
DH and I watched more of Carnivale last night then I headed to bed. He was sweet and cleaned up the kitchen for me and made formula. I had a nightmare last night and I’m not sure what brought it on. I dreamt that there was a black figure next to the bed and it bent down toward me, at this point I screamed get away and then woke up. DH came in right after that (he thought it was B giggling so maybe I didn’t scream out loud) and I asked him if he heard me and told him about my dream. He laid down with me and held me until I stopped shaking, it really threw me for a loop and I couldn’t shake it. This hasn’t happened for about 5 years and I hate it every time. I makes me feel so vulnerable.
We had our final inventory today so I had to come in early; now that the count is over I have to figure out all of the discrepancies. This is the worst part of the year. Lunch was bought for us because of inventory and mine was screwed up. They labeled my vegetarian sandwich wrong so I ended up with something that had 3 gross looking meats on it. Once we found out C had my sandwich and I had hers she had already eaten a good portion of it (my sandwich had some of her meat on it so she didn’t know right away that it was screwed up) so I didn’t want it after that. My lunch consisted of iced tea and some Cheetos and I’m starving right now, just lovely and just my luck. On a good note I’ll get out of here early, only 2 hours left.
Today feels like a Monday with having yesterday off, hopefully it’s not a bad Monday. Our closest neighbors set off the big fireworks on Tuesday night and they were loud, I don’t know how B slept through them. They invited us to watch with them but DH and I were finishing up the Carnivale shows that were available so we passed. I was a little peeved yesterday morning when pieces of fireworks were scattered all over my lawn and driveway, we have to clean up everyone else’s fireworks every year so this year I piled them all on the neighbors sidewalk, I hope they got the hint. I kept forgetting it was the 4th until I’d hear a firework go off, it seems weird to celebrate Independence Day by blowing things up. I loved it as a kid but as an adult that still has to get up and go to work I’m not a huge fan, oh well I slept pretty good yesterday.
We didn’t do much yesterday, I picked up a bit and B and I played a lot. He was a good boy except for breakfast; he’s into throwing (purposely mind you) food on the floor so we had a few time outs because of it. He did great for lunch and dinner so maybe he’s learning with this faster than he did with blowing raspberries. He also didn’t touch the guitars at all, this is a first, so we praised him at the end of the day for it. We did go for a walk and I read quite a bit, I’m about halfway through the Self-Hypnosis Diet. I’m really enjoying the book and so far the self-hypnosis seems to be going well. I feel like I fall asleep though and I’m not sure if that’s normal or not. If nothing else the relaxation is awesome and I used it to help me ignore the fireworks as I fell asleep last night, plus it will help me prepare for using this on my next pregnancy.
I have some major shopping to do this weekend, a quick clean of the house, and preparing for the IL’s on Saturday night. I did laundry yesterday but still need to put it away so I’ll do that tonight. I also need to weed, maybe I can sneak that in tonight also.
I have no motivation at all today and I felt like crying over something just small and stupid. Maybe PMS is showing up, all I know is that I can’t wait to get out of here and I’ve only been here an hour.
DH took today off so he and B will have fun, probably stay inside all day since it’s supposed to be a hot one, 102 last I heard. He talked with DC about the little boy whose mom doesn’t buckle him in none the less use a car seat. They’ve talked to her once already and are going to talk to her again. I hope she will take her sons safety into consideration, if not then I’ll report her and make the authorities force her hand.
B’s getting brave about not always holding onto things. He’s standing for short (2-3 second) periods without holding on and yesterday he went from the couch to the coffee table without holding onto something during the move. He kind of flung himself so it would go fast but I was proud and clapped, that brought on a big smile. His buddy at DC is now walking so I figure B shouldn’t be too far behind, it helps when they have someone close to motivate them.
I’m doing a quick clean tonight and will get the basement ready for the IL’s. Tomorrow morning I’m going to weed (it’s too hot when I get home but I did do a little last night as the sun was setting) and I need to do some organizing in the garage and basement. Other than that my weekend should be relaxing. I’m not sure how late the IL’s will stay on Sunday, probably not too late since they will more than likely plan to drive back to RL.
It was a good weekend, I sat on my butt more than I have in months and it was nice. Friday night I did a quick clean of the house and prepped the guest room for the IL’s. B did have an owie and I felt super guilty, not that I could have stopped it. He’s been practicing standing and he let go of the couch and was standing contemplating how to get to the coffee table, he started to panic and bit and went to sit but instead he fell forward and smacked his head on the coffee table. He had a dent in his forehead from it and then it was swollen and bruised. I know it’s the first of many but I felt so bad for him, we had a bottle and then it was off to bed.
Saturday I was up with B at 5:50 and we decided to start removing his bottle in the morning (we’re now down to one bottle right before bed) so we just had a sippy cup. I also tried to feed him a bit of solids but he’d have none of it so I put him back in the crib to play while I caught another 45 min of sleep. He still didn’t eat much for me when I tried to feed him again so I got him dressed for the day and we went outside to weed my native garden. He then went down for a nap and DH got up. After his nap and snack we went to the grocery store and I was a really good girl and bought a ton of fruits and veggies. I’m not sure if the store just had a great selection or if it’s tied into my hypnosis diet but either was I was proud of myself. We then headed home, ate lunch, and B was down for a 2.5 hour nap. I read, watched some tv and napped myself, then the IL’s called around 2:30 saying they’d be here in about an hour. I decided I better get dinner ready and then B woke up about 20 min before the IL’s arrived. He’s getting his two top teeth and there’s a white dot on his lower gum also so we’re in for some fun. He cried a lot after his nap and I held him and gave him what I could to ease the pain, he was happy once the IL’s showed up so that was good.
It was fast and furious once the IL’s got here and I’ve decided I never want a puppy. They were trying to get everything set for the dog and MIL said she had some kind of mites so we didn’t want her in the house but then MIL lets her in because she’s not paying enough attention to what she’s doing. The dog then grabs one of B’s stuffed animals and won’t let go until FIL pries her mouth open, I wasn’t too pleased but I don’t think it was ruined, I just threw it in the laundry. She of course jumps on everyone and everything and my nose and mouth started itching/burning so I’m wondering if I’m a bit allergic, I’ve never really noticed it before. After the dog was settled they got dressed for the wedding and were out the door, B was upset because he wanted to show off for them more but he got over it quickly. We did take the dog for a walk and first thing she goes up to B and nips at his face. She didn’t get him and B wasn’t upset but we spent the whole walk trying to keep her away from him. Babies and puppies just don’t know how to treat each other. The puppy was good at night and didn’t bark so I was happy with that.
The IL’s got back around 9:30 and I was crashed on the couch watching a movie. FIL asked why I was tired, hello I was up at 5:50 with a baby, why do you think I’m tired? He said, I was up today at 6:00 too, oh well good for you since you sleep in until 9:00 almost every day. I got to bed later than I wanted and was a bit cranky about it but come 5:55 Sunday morning I was over it. B didn’t take as much from his sippy while we snuggled but once I put him in front of some fruit he went to town on that and the sippy cup. We then got dressed and played until MIL woke up. I started breakfast and DH even woke up before FIL, though I think it was because of the puppy. MIL went out to feed the dog and play with her a bit, once MIL left the back yard the dog started barking. I went out to quiet her and MIL asked what was going on, I told her the dog was barking and she said is that bad? Well its 7:50 on a Sunday morning, yeah it’s bad. Once I got Maddie to the porch she was fine and stopped barking, thank God! FIL got up right when we were sitting down for breakfast. After that we chatted for a bit and they left around 11:00. We had lunch shortly after they left then put B down for his nap, after that we headed to Costco and then back home. We went for a walk around 6:00 and B spent the rest of the evening playing by himself, on destructo mode of course. He fell around 7:00 and was upset about it so I gave him his bottle and once he was done with it he snuggled into my chest and was out for the night. I held him for a bit then put him to bed, he did wake once crying pretty hard but settled fast. He also cried a few times from 2:00 until 4:00 but it was short so I let him be. This morning he was up at 5:00 because he fell asleep early but he was happy in the crib until I got him. He ate well and pooped in the potty so we celebrated. The new feeding schedule doesn’t leave play time before I leave but that’s ok, we at least can sit together at the table and chat.
B had moments off and on of being in pain, he was a big snuggle bug with me and I hope he does ok at day care today. One top tooth should be through in the next couple days and the other isn’t too far behind. I hope he’s in a good mood for his 1 year pictures; I’ll have to make sure I have Tylenol and Orajel. He also stood a few times this weekend without realizing it and he says uh-oh a lot. He repeats us when we say it, when I read it in a book, and when he knocks something over. I think this may be the first official word. He’s “talking” a lot more too, it’s almost non-stop at times but I love hearing it. He has also figured out that he can stand on lots to things to reach better, he was standing on the buckets he got for his birthday though he chose the smallest buckets so they didn’t get him as high or give him as much room to stand.
I was a good girl last night and exercised, did the bun & thighs and some Pilates, about 40 min total. Tonight I want to do some cardio, I’ll see what’s on FitTV and if I’m not excited about it then I’ll do my Pilates cardio. I have been more inclined to go for walks and move so that’s an improvement. I haven’t been doing quite as well with food intake, sometimes after dinner I still feel hungry (though I’m not hungry I just feel the need to fill my stomach more) and just want to keep eating. I can’t figure out what’s going on with me, even if I have tea at those times I still want to eat. It’s like a gorge mode and I need to figure out how to stop it. I have at times stopped when I needed to and haven’t been snacking at other times when I normally would so there is improvement, I just have more to improve. I weighed myself this morning and I’m at 182, better than the 186 mark I’ve been seeing more often than not on the scale. AF will be here this week and she always makes me want to eat so this will be a good challenge.