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    DH had a fever last night so B and I tried to stay out of his way, he’s at least feeling better today. We did work on walking with B, he took 2 steps from me to DH and was very proud of himself. I’m sure the cheers and clapping helped. On our drive to Fsyth he was clapping and started making noises with his lips and hands, he liked that so much we would hear him doing it in his crib during his wind down time. DH also got him to use his walker last night, he was all over the house and had the proudest look on his face, this should help to jump start him walking.

    B must have been tired from all the walking because he fell asleep fast last night. DH and I got into bed and watched 2 more episodes of Carnivale and then I went to bed. DH had some work to do but was in bed shortly after me. B whined a few times last night and I finally just had to leave him in there to whine it out, which took all of about 2 min. I was so tired I just wanted him to sleep, thank God he was quite from 12:45 on.

    I’m happy it’s a short day today, B’s rash is looking quite a bit better and his temps are back to normal. Maybe she will give him his vaccinations today, either way I’ll have him prepared with Motrin.

    SIL W is interviewing for jobs and I hope she can find something she enjoys. She needs to get out of the house for her own thing and get a break. I guess she’s going to look into DC and I sure had to bite my tongue in regards to the comment she made about DC raising your kids. Oh well, I’m being nicer right so I just need to let it slide.

    DH has set up the deck construction; I think they’ll start mid to late August. I am so excited about this and I guess I should make a decision on a window well cover too. There’s just always something to do.

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    I forgot a couple new things B did yesterday. He can finally crawl up on the couch on his own, he just doesn’t quite remember that he can fall off of it too so I don’t go far when he’s up there. I also have to keep him off the end tables so I’m sure this will bring about a battle. He is also crawling higher up on his horse to get to more things on the end table, at one point yesterday everything but his legs were on the table and luckily I got a great picture of him in action.

    My throat is starting to hurt and I'm getting that not so lovely feeling that I'm getting sick, the only people I know right now that aren't feeling good are DH, B and me. Boo!

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    B’s 1 year check up went well, as well as it can go with him being extra tired from not getting a nap. Once we got home he took a 2.5 hour nap and then went to bed 2 hours later with no problems, tired boy! He didn’t get his vaccinations because his rash was still there so we’ll take him in once the rash clears up. She also thought it looked more like something in the Roasacea family and not 5th Disease so I’m not sure what he had. His weight hasn’t changed according to their scale so he’s still not quite to the 25th percentile. His length was shorter than our measurement and she had him at 25th for that also but his head is in the 95th. They aren’t concerned with him not gaining weight because of his activity level so I’m not going to worry. She had us do a blood test to check his iron since its common at this age to not get enough with the move from formula to milk and low & behold his iron is a little low. I’m going to buy some Polyvisol either tonight or tomorrow and we’ll see how he does with it.

    I started feeling really crappy while we were at the doctors office and before I knew it my temp was at 103.4, I had the shivers, a sore throat, and was just down right blah. I decided I wasn’t going to bother even thinking on going to work on Wed so I called everyone Tues night and left messages that I’d be out. I didn’t sleep too well and when B woke at 6:35 I and the sheets around me were drenched in sweat. I felt better and got up to feed B and get him ready for DC (I decided I was going to get a day at home alone to recoup and I’m so glad I did). Once DH was out of the shower he took over from there. I slept until about 11:00 and then I had some toast and Tylenol and watched tv all day in bed. DH came home early and picked B up on his way so around 3:15 I had two faces peeking around the door to check on me, it was so cute. Once they got home I got up to get some meatloaf and potatoes going, sliced my thumb nicely in the process, and then played a bit with B. He was zoning hard at the dinner table and we thought he was going to fall asleep but once I got him into his pj’s he was ready to play. He did get snuggly though and sat on the couch with me for quite awhile and then DH joined us and he seemed to be in heaven. When I put him in the crib I thought he was going to do his usual jump up and play with things but he rolled into the corner and didn’t move the whole night, he didn’t even peep, it was amazing. I think he’s still not feeling 100% and needs extra rest right now.

    DH and I watched another episode of Carnivale and we’re both upset there are only 3 left, I hope we get some closure with these last 3. I talked with my mom shortly and she said neither she nor my dad is sick so at least it has only hit us. I plan to do some laundry tonight and that’s about it.

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    BIL was in town last night so DH went out for a quick drink after work with him, he said they weren’t going to eat so I asked him to bring home Chinese. Of course they ate so I starved myself for nothing and ended up with a grilled cheese, boo!

    B and I had a good time, I spent the whole evening playing with him and paying attention to him. I think we both needed it. I was hoping to see some insight into the tantrums and I think he just needs more one on one from us. He’s still a good independent player but he needs more for whatever reason and that’s ok. He’s so sweet when he starts reading a book on his own and he’s still so proud of his walker that the grin could light up a cave. We played with most of his toys and he only had a couple minor tantrums so it was better. He’s really into egging us on to chase him and tickle him so there were lots of giggles. He ate great at dinner for me and I’ve started using DH’s technique to not just sit there and watch him. When I do that he starts to throw food and act up a bit but if I stay busy in the kitchen and keep talking with him and refilling his food he does great. He ate a piece of meatloaf, beans and carrots, a whole pack of pears, along with the cheese puffs he had to tide him over while I prepped everything else. We went straight to the bath after dinner and had a great time playing in the water. We then had a bottle and played more and I kept him up until DH got home. DH put him to bed, another night of no peeps while falling asleep, and then we watched 2 more episodes of Carnivale. I think we’ll probably finish it tonight when I get home.

    I’m looking forward to dinner & drinks with the work ladies tonight, it will be nice to get out for a bit. On the way home I have to stop and get a present for D since his birthday party is tomorrow and I need to pick up B’s vitamins. Tomorrow I’m cleaning and doing laundry, going to the party, and I need to do DH’s books again. DH is going to Blgs on Sunday to go to a concert with Aaron & I think Paul. I’m glad he’s doing this and hope he has a blast. It’s going to be my first all-nighter with B, DH has had a few but this is my first. Well I best get back to work.

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    I had a good weekend and am finally feeling better so I’m happy about that. Friday was fun out with the girls, though my stomach started giving me problems and I don’t know what upset it (I probably shouldn’t have had 2 beers with just getting over sick). I got home shortly after 8:00 and I was tired and not feeling top notch so DH and I watched the last Carnivale and that was the end of my night.

    Saturday I got up with B to give him some milk and I felt really cruddy so after 30 min I put him in the crib to play and I went back to bed. He was an angel and I wasn’t back out of bed until 9:00. My eyeballs actually hurt, they ached like they’ve never ached before and it gave me one doosey of a headache. The Blue Angels air show was going on this weekend and when the first plane came by the house B was very worried. He did fine with their practicing when he was at DC but since it was the first time he heard it at the house he wasn’t too pleased. After awhile he’d laugh about the noise. DH had to work so I got B and myself ready for D’s birthday party and we headed to town. With all the danged road construction going on I about couldn’t figure out how to get to the bowling alley. B lasted 1.5 hours then was getting tired and crabby so we headed home and he was out before we hit the interstate. We missed most of the air show and I was fine with that, too many people and way too loud. I spent the rest of the day relaxing and trying to get rid of my headache, blah.

    Sunday B woke at 6 but then fell asleep until 7, it meant I got to sleep in a bit but it bit me in the bum at bed time. Since church was only the late service and I knew DH would have a late night I decided to lay/snooze on B’s floor while he played. He kept grabbing books to read and would laugh while reading them. I woke up surrounded by books so the first thing we did was read. We went for a walk after breakfast and DH got up right before we got home. I then started cleaning, DH was a sweetheart and dusted the dining/living room for me on Friday, and laundry. DH wanted some rice krispies treats so I made some of those for his trip to Blgs and he left around 3:30. He went to the Queens of the Stone Age concert with Aaron & a few other guys from Fsyth (Paul, Nick P, & Todd M). He said the concert was good and thought maybe he’d drive back that night but instead he did what he should have, went to the bar & out for breakfast with the guys and stayed the night at B & A’s. I called him this morning at 10:00 to make sure he was alive.

    After he left I watered the lawn and B and I played and did our routine, he’s been such a good boy lately. I even exercised last night and I weighed in at 179 this morning, good to see the scale going down.

    My parents are driving up today to drop off their mirrored dresser. My dad hopes to finish a good portion of the upstairs this week so they’re unloading some of the furniture. They aren’t staying the night or even for dinner so I worked through lunch so I can at least see them for a quick visit. DH was going to pick B up when he woke up from his nap so they should both be home by the time I get there.

    When I dropped B off at DC this morning he seemed to be a bit concerned, I think it’s because he’s use to me picking him up not dropping him off. He was fine once they got him in the high chair for breakfast, I snuck out to keep him happy. Well I’m about out of here so I’m off!

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    B was clingy last night and I’m not sure why, I’m thinking it must be separation anxiety. He was the same way with DH until I got home then it all transferred to me. I played with him until my parents arrived and DH took a nap, he’s tired from staying out so late. We moved the dresser to the basement and chatted with my dad while my mom played with B. They stayed about 30 min then headed back. B ate really well (spaghetti & meatballs and peas) and then had a bath right after dinner. He was really tired so I fed him his bottle at 7:15 and he fell asleep in my lap. He did the same thing last night with the whining/fussing off and on throughout the night. I didn’t get as good of a sleep as I needed but that’s life. I did 45 min of my indoor walk but my eating has been terrible. I had cake yesterday afternoon at a retirement party and then I came home to eat rice krispies treats, when will I learn self control? This weekend I hope to find a new cardio workout DVD, I need something new to spice up my life.

    I am also determined to start the bathroom downstairs this weekend, I can do a quick clean Thurs night and then start in the bathroom on Friday night. If I can sand the ceiling & scrape the walls Friday night that gives me Sat & Sun to tape & prime. I hope to find a shower curtain and paint this weekend also, I’m having such a hard time with this. It would be great to have this finished by the end of the summer. I’m also looking forward to doing a bit of landscaping after the deck is installed, I think I’m going to put some strawberries in between the deck and the garden but I’ll have to see what I have to work with.

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    Daycare thinks B’s teething again and it would explain is crankiness and poor sleep lately, I’m just not sure if it’s top or bottom. He was a great little boy for me when we got home though he seemed a bit somber at first. I was going to play with him right when we got home but he went off on his own and was content without me. I used that time to get dinner prepped and he helped me a bit toward the end. We then played quite a bit and he’s really enjoying climbing on the couch and having me peek-a-boo behind the couch or “attack” him from the front of the couch. He started face diving off the couch and he thinks its fun because I’ll catch him, I’m just waiting for him to do it when I’m not around, ouch!

    DH got home and he had a crappy day and needed to vent a bit, of course this happened after he put B in the high chair and our DS proceeded to throw Cherrios on the floor leading to a TO. DH then vented about his frustration with one of his employees losing a customers data, it even affected his appetite for dinner. I took care of B for the most part since DH was spread thin and it was a pretty good night all in all. B was exhausted but he fought falling asleep, he at least slept more sound last night I only heard 2 peeps out of him.

    I did B’s laundry last night and will do a load of our laundry tonight. SIL S & C are staying with us Thursday night so I’ll need to do a quick clean on Thursday. They’re coming up for the Lyle Lovett concert but we won’t see them until after the concert, so maybe I won’t see them until Friday morning if they’re up before I leave for work. I did well with not snacking yesterday and I exercised quite a bit. I did 45 min of Pilates and then I tried out the first Allstar workout I recorded on FitTV. It was a fun workout but my legs were tired from the Pilates Buns & Thighs so about 20 min in I had to call it quits. I’m going to do the whole hour tonight. It took forever to download the recording and I’m wondering if I should record it on the other media center. It recorded another workout this morning and I think I’ll go through those before I buy another cardio DVD.

    SIL W got a job that is part time and gets her out of the house. She’s looking at day care options right now and I hope she’s happy with this place and sticks it out. It will at least be good for her to be out of the house and have her own money coming in. I guess she’s thinking of paying her parents to watch the kids while she’s at work though I think it would do them some good to be surrounded by other kids their age.

    My garden is looking great. The carrots are so tall, I have 2 pumpkins (1 is pretty good size already), 1 big cucumber, several peppers, & lots of green tomatoes. My potatoes don’t look very good but one thing not doing well is tolerable. I need to weed big time this weekend.

    The smoke has finally hit the valley, we’ve been lucky so far with not having the haze from the fires but the wind must have been blowing just right to move the smoke in. I couldn’t see the mountains from the house this morning but the sunrise sure was pretty. One more reason to be thankful for AC.

    I’ve been worrying about DH’s stress level & the effect it will have on his health. I don’t know what I can do to help relieve his stress but something has to give. He’s been taking more time off now that he has 3 employees and I’m thankful for that, at least when he’s away he can sort of relax. He keeps talking about living in the middle of no-where and never seeing people, that helps explain why he’s able to relax so much when we’re in Fsyth. I really think the dance & Qigong classes we took before we had B really helped him out a bit, I’m sure exercise would help but I have yet to motivate him to join me or start running again.

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    B is back to his happy self which means we’re all happy. He did end up in TO for repeatedly touching the remote box and when I went to get him out of the PnP he stood in there on his own then took a step. I was so excited the discipline went out the window and I got him to take 2 more steps toward me. I’m so proud of my little bean. We had sloppy joes for dinner so B was scarfing food into his mouth and was a mess, he couldn’t eat fast enough from the looks of it. He fell asleep right after his bottle, did the snuggle-in and pass out, and he slept great all night, woo hoo!

    I did some laundry last night and wiped down the bathroom so its shiny and clean. I didn’t eat well yesterday, had ice cream, a tootsie roll, and a frap but I did a stretching workout for 45 min and then did 45 min of the slowrobics. My legs were sore yesterday after the slowrobics but now they’re even worse today, there was just a whole lot of squatting going on. Tonight I’m going to do the yoga workout that was recorded this morning, the stretching will feel great.

    B woke in a great mood this morning and he pooped in the potty while we were reading stories. I cheered and clapped but he got a bit annoyed because I wouldn’t let him touch the poop We played and snuggled this morning, he was very snuggly so I got to do lots of nose rubs. I love mornings that are so happy and smooth.

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    It’s quiet around here and feels like a Friday. My legs are so sore I can barely walk up the stairs, I think yoga will be good for me tonight. I had some M&Ms a little bit ago, not sure why I wanted chocolate so bad but I didn’t resist.

    My cousin C has been having very painful BH contractions and I hope they go away for her. She’s still much too early to have her LO and I’m sure she’s scared since she lost Brandon when she was 7 months along. I wish I was closer to help her out so she could rest more.

    A couple days ago I noticed our neighbors behind us painted one of their rooms almost the exact same red as our bedroom. I asked DH if he thought they got the color from us (it’s hard not to notice people’s walls when the shades are open and lights are on) and he said the same thought crossed his mind. I should probably stop walking around the house half naked.

    I hope to take B in for his vaccinations tomorrow afternoon, his rash is mostly gone but as of yesterday there were a few spots you could still see the remnants. I forgot to check this morning. I haven’t heard from the boss in regards to me leaving early if he’s cleared up, I’m taking it as an ok because he’s a terrible slacker on getting back via e-mail. He’s also a slacker at dealing with problems. Last Thurs a problem came up with some phones and he still hasn’t sent anything out informing the users. It’s going to hit the fan and I’m thankful that my hands are clean of this mess.

    Parking decals for this year are now up to $150, it really makes me want to find something with free parking. I told DH I’m torn, I don’t want to get a part time job and then get pregnant right away and have to take maternity leave w/in my first year there but I also can’t keep from looking at openings. He told me to wait it out then and if something comes up in the mean time it doesn’t hurt to apply. I know once I’m pregnant I won’t be looking at jobs and I should probably just accept that I’ll be here for another 1.5 to 2 years at minimum. It’s not terrible so I’ll survive. Guess I’m buying a parking decal!

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    DH left work early yesterday so he and B were home when I got there. B has been standing up quite a bit lately, the confidence is building. He was in a great mood last night and we played a lot, I even got some kisses. He crashed fast and I cleaned the house a little bit (didn’t really need much) and did Yoga. It felt great doing Yoga again and I forgot how nice it is. I think another Yoga routine was recorded this morning so I’ll give that a shot tonight then I’ll go downstairs and start on the bathroom. We’ll see how far I get this weekend. DH is working Saturday so my shopping will have to wait until Sunday, I may need to buy some primer but I can do that without having to drive to Bzmn. I also need to weed this weekend so maybe tomorrow morning would be good for that.

    I went to bed last night before S & C got to our place but C was up before I left for work so I got to see him. B wasn’t sure what to think when he first came upstairs, he stared at him for awhile then showed off next to me to test the waters. When I left he was playing with C and didn’t seem to care that I was out of the room, he’s such a ham. We didn’t catch anything on the potty this morning but he was tooting up a storm. I’m going to put pull-ups on him this weekend when we’re home and have him sit on the potty every ½ hour to see how we do. I figure the pull-ups will be easier to get on and off with less of a fight from B, though I am getting pretty good at putting diapers on him while he’s standing. I’ve made getting him dressed into something he can help me with, I ask him to pull his arm/leg out of his sleeves when we’re undressing and to pull his arm/leg through his sleeves when we’re dressing. I praise him for helping and I hope this can prevent dressing battles, it seems to be working so far.

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