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    Other than lots of whining while saying mine, last night wasn’t too bad. DH got home a bit early to clean up the house, apparently it was bothering him. Once B and I got home we all went for a walk, it was a bit windy on the way back and B informed us it was cold. I then made dinner and B wouldn’t even try the casserole I made, he acts like he has to see a dish about 4 times before he’ll try it. He was pretty whiny after dinner and I distracted him some by playing trucks and then I just decided to stop waiting on DH and give him a bath myself. DH did try to take him instead but B would have nothing to do with him, he was mad at DH for saying no earlier. The bath was of course enjoyable and I told DH that he could just go work out and I’ll take care of B. He seemed to need a break and I was feeling fine so I figured why not. B was a sweetie during our story time, he likes to call his Hello Baby book “Hey Baby”, the way he says baby is too cute, I did get that on video. B fought going to bed but I let him cry a bit while I dealt with dishes and cleaned up a bit. I did have to go in twice and after the second time he fell asleep fast. When the house was looking orderly I sat down to listen to my Hypnobabies and I wanted to stay aware so I could work on my special place. I did OK for a bit but then was out completely. I can tell it’s already working. The section where you have a light move from the top of your head down your body to keep you body heavy and not moving really worked on me. I felt like I had a lead sheet on my body and it seemed even more pronounced on my throat, which was a bit much so I’ll have to work on lightening it there. I also noticed that my breathing became really shallow so this may explain my issues with jolting “awake” with the feeling like I hadn’t been breathing. I’m not sure how to work on changing this. I did fall asleep after the hypnosis and woke around 10:40 so I went to bed. I think I’ll have to play the special places cd while I’m cleaning or actively doing something, otherwise I’ll never make it through.

    B was sweet as pie this morning and it was nice not having him fuss a whole lot as I’m heading out the door. He acts like sitting down to eat is torture so I had to make a game of it and then he was giggling. I even got a love you as I was leaving. I have a late meeting this afternoon so I’ll probably put in a bit of OT, oh well at least it’s not on a Friday. DH sent me a link yesterday to a surround sound system he’d like for his birthday, which is in August. I did buy it for him but I’m not letting on, it may just become his Father’s Day present since we’ll then have to get him speakers to go with it. I also ordered the patio furniture set I want, it’s not cheap but I think we’ll be happy with it. We’ll need to get an umbrella to go with it and we are looking at getting a new BBQ , maybe we’ll use those as our anniversary presents.

    DH made reservations for our trip to YNP for the Saturday night. There wasn’t much option for rooms so we ended up with a pricier king suite. He tried to get a cabin reserved in Silvergate but the first place we tried commented that she wasn’t sure if the owner would want to be up that early since there aren’t any other reservations. Um, OK. So she was going to check with him and call us back and when DH asked when we’d probably hear from her she said she wasn’t sure since he’s really hard to get a hold of. WTH? I told DH to screw that place and try somewhere else, the somewhere else only had an answering machine so he left a message and for now we’re waiting. If we don’t hear back soon then we’ll just try something in another town.

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    My meeting yesterday went until 5:15 so I was very late picking B up compared to my normal time. I guess he was upset because he was ready to go (lunch box even in hand) and all of his friends had left so he was confused as to why I hadn’t picked him up yet. He’s definitely not use to being the last one in his class. DH was home when we got there so we went for a walk and then I made a quick dinner (aka out of a box and can) so we could eat before 7. B was a good boy and we played a lot with him then I put him to bed, we didn’t have to go in at all but he did fall asleep next to the door so DH went in and put him in bed. My sciatic nerve has been acting up a bit so I did some yoga and then listened to my Hypnobabies & fell asleep. My heartburn has been acting up too so I had to get up around midnight to find some tums.

    DH had today off so I let B sleep as long as he wanted, he was up around 6:40 so we got some snuggle time in before I had to leave. Today went fast at work so that’s been nice and I really hope to finally get my inventory ready tomorrow since I haven’t been able to all week. My boss did tick me off first thing, he’s riding my arse about getting something done when I had only had it on my desk for a day. Shall I bring up how long it took him to get the specs completed? Hmmm, lets see who the slacker really is. DH had a dermatologist appt at 2:40 then had a hair appt for B scheduled at 3:30. I told him that wasn’t enough time to see the doctor, drive to Blgd to get B then drive to town to make it to the appt. I said I’d just work through lunch and he could drop B off with me and we’ll wander around until DH gets back, it’s a good thing too because DH never would have made it in time. I hope B is handling the haircut without many tears, I made sure DH had a sucker just in case.

    I am in the spring cleaning mood and I hope to start tackling the house this weekend. I’ll probably start in the pantry/laundry room then work my way out to the rest of the house. I do have a playgroup this Saturday so after that B and I will go home and clean (well he’ll nap and I’ll clean). It will feel great to have a squeaky clean home. DH got a reservation made with one place in Silvergate. They too were limited on what was left so we got something fancier (more expensive) than planned. Oh well, this should teach us to get on the ball a bit sooner, yeah right.

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    B was a champ through his haircut and didn’t have a fit until the end. His hair isn’t quite as short as DH would have liked (me too for that matter) but it looks good. I have a bit of trimming to do in the back and around one ear but that will take some time to finish up since he moves his head whenever I’m near with scissors. They stopped at the park before heading home and B sat on the big swing. He did fall off once because he thought he could lean back but he got right back on and was fine after that. They arrived home right as I did and since B had spent so much time outside we skipped on a walk. I did ask him for a hug when I first saw him and he held his arms out wide and ran to me to give me a nice big hug, that makes all of the whining worthwhile. We played around the house and DH BBQd hamburgers and a salmon burger for me. I had swelling in my legs yesterday and it got me in a fury of worry. I woke up yesterday and thought my ankles seemed to be a bit swollen then yesterday when I got home there was definitely some swelling, though DH did push a big too hard on my leg as he was “testing”. So this is the necessary motivation I need to get me to eat the amount of protein the Brewer’s Diet sets. I discussed this with DH and it will be hard to get used to but I will do it. I added up what I had for the day and with a protein shake I met 80, and may I add that I was so full I couldn’t finish my tater tots. My plan is to have a shake first thing when I get home after work and to really work on getting meat into my diet. Hopefully after a couple weeks I’ll be use to what I need daily. I did also realize that for dinner on Wednesday I had canned tomato soup (sodium bomb right there) with salty ritz crackers. I then finished off the leftover soup for lunch so I think the amount of sodium I ingested may have had something to do with my swelling, either way it’s a good motivator.

    After dinner DH rubbed my legs (he’s so sweet) and I played with B. He was getting tired so we did our night time routine and he was getting out of bed before I left the room. He didn’t cry at all and was down pretty fast but he was cute with how busy he was in there. I checked on him and he had pulled the body pillow close to the door so he could lay with his head on the pillow and fall asleep with Doggy and Ducky. He’s so darned precious. I then did my buns & thighs video (boy did that burn) and sat on the couch to listen to my special places cd. I finally made it through mostly coherent so I have it all set. I’m going to do the same thing with the painless birth tonight so I can hear it through once. DH had left to work out once I was done so I went to bed. B woke around 11:30 and he must have been having a bad dream because he kept crying even after I went in. I was holding him trying to wake him/calm him down and DH finally came in and took over. The poor kid was so distraught, I hated not being able to fix it right away. He woke twice more throughout the night but he laid down right away once I went in. It would be nice if these waking would stay away completely, he’ll have great nights then bad nights, ugh!

    I’m pretty chipper that it’s Friday and other than a meeting at 11 I have an open day to get my inventory and costs organized. That will get a big pile off my desk and hopefully I can then organize the rest of the stuff piled around me. I hope to start my spring cleaning tonight but if not Saturday for sure. I’ve had a few maybes RSVP for the playgroup tomorrow with 1 yes so at least B and I won’t be all alone the whole time. I’m a bit apprehensive about the weather, today is supposed to be another gorgeous day but from midnight through tomorrow they are predicting blowing snow, so this may change us from a walk to the CM.

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    Tiredness has hit me hard this afternoon, boo! I could have used an extra day to this weekend but aren’t most weekends that way? I had a nice productive day at work and the evening was pretty uneventful. We had a snow warning and sure enough we woke up to some snow on the ground so there went the plans for the play group at the park. I was figuring we’d just do the CM as a backup but K called me and suggested we do the walk & talk at the mall, a great idea that wouldn’t have made it from my head. I was rushing to get out the door (not sure why I dilly dallied as much as I did) but B and I were there on time and since K & D were the only other ones that made it we actually did some shopping. Since it’s B’s last year of wearing those adorable boy rompers I bought 4 since Penney’s had a good deal, he’ll be adorable in them and I will pass this obsession onto our next LO. After Penney’s we took a break then had lunch and headed home. It was a weird day for weather, it would look so nice out then snow, I think we ended up with about 1-1.5 inches total. B crashed in the car on the way home and he only napped for 2 hours so he was cranky. He also woke up unhappy as can be and had no balance. It took some time for him to accept that it’s OK for mama to cuddle him while he’s waking up. He was actually a terd most of the evening and once DH came home I went to the grocery store. This had bad results since he saw me leaving and wanted to go with which led to him pulling on his coat and thus pulling the coat tree on top of himself. It at least gave DH a way to comfort him and all was happy once I got home. I was too lazy the rest of the day to start my spring cleaning and after B was in bed and I tired out from surfing the tv I went to bed. DH and I decided to let B CIO a bit longer than we had been, he seems to have figured out if he cried loud enough we’ll come in so he does this even though nothing is wrong and he just needs to lie back down and go to sleep. He woke twice for DH but was quiet in under 10 min and he then woke once for me but he only cried for 2 min then was quiet.

    DH was tired and it was only 10 degrees outside at 7 so I decided to have a lazy day and just tool around the house. B was looking for DH around 9 (standing by the front door yelling daddy) and I told him daddy was sleeping. So we headed for the bedroom door and I let B go in, he yelled daddy then started making kissing noises as he ran to DH’s side of the bed. Boy, what I’d give for a wakeup like that. I picked B up so he could give DH a kiss but DH was still tired so we left him alone. B was tired early on so we had lunch at 11 and I told him we’d take a nap after lunch, he finishes lunch and says nap so we headed to bed. He went down fast but only slept for 1.5 hours because Cass stopped by and her dog (part hound dog at that) howled by B’s bedroom and he couldn’t sleep through it. Before C called the house was a terror. Toys were scattered everywhere, dishes were piled, I had the shelves above the washer and dryer emptied with stuff lying everywhere (you get the gist of this) and DH comes in to inform me that C was in town and on her way. Um, ok panic mode. I first ran to put a bra on since I was still in my pjs and my girls are almost always standing at attention now that I’m pregnant. I then did a quick check of the bathroom (thankfully it was fine) then swooped up all the toys and sent DH to clean up after lunch. Woo, we at least had it decent before she arrived. It was a quick visit and since B was up from the dog howling we let him come out to see his aunt since it had literally been since Thanksgiving. After she was gone I had a helped with my spring cleaning, he climbed up on the step ladder then got on the washer, he was at least a pretty good boy. I had DH move the washer so I could clean behind and under it, ugh that was gross. DH didn’t believe I could squeeze behind the washer so he had to watch me do it, it was a bit tight but I made it. So I got the whole laundry/pantry area spic and span, that floor sure needed the hands and knees scrubbing I gave it. B was getting pretty grouchy so we went for a walk (it was gorgeous in the afternoon and the mountains were beautiful with the fresh snow) then had him watch videos until dinner time. I threw a load of whites in the laundry and I need to do B’s laundry and darks tonight, it’s amazing at how much I can procrastinate. I would like to start in the kitchen tonight but it will depend on how our evening goes. My sciatic nerve has been going off and on, I need to do my yoga again tonight to help stretch everything.

    B is doing an amazing job at mimicking words, he says so many things it’s unbelievable. His airplane has improved and for a small list he’s added sorry, video, house, bird, pie (this was from magpie), piano, violin, pockey (which is coffee and so cute), cat, moose, and outside. He says so much I have a hard time keeping track of all of it without writing it down as he says it. Defiance has definitely hit our home, we get the angry I’ll show you look and I really have to struggle to not laugh.

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    It was a chore getting B to leave DC and I was ready to just be home so this chore was not appreciated. Once we got home he was off playing with the neighbor kids, which for now is mostly him just observing them and copying them a bit. I talked with Becky for a bit then the wind started picking up so I got the mail and finally got B into the house. I only had a ½ hour to get dinner going so I whipped up some shrimp and alfredo, mmm it was tasty. B tried noodles and alfredo but he wasn’t really into it, I was just happy he tried it. My mom had also called me when I was driving home and I couldn’t reach the phone so it went to vm, I then tried calling her when she was trying me back so she ended up leaving another vm and her message almost seemed like she felt like I was avoiding her or something. It was odd. I’ve been busy so I haven’t had the time to call her but also I haven’t really wanted to deal with the BS either. We talked for about 45 min, she had the kids last weekend and the good part is that C & W actually spent the time together rather than doing their own things. I guess L told my mom that “mom hit dad across the face” so my mom asked what C did and his reply was “dad apologized because he was being mean.” Do I need to even go into why this bothers me on a couple different levels? No, but I will just so I get it off my chest. First off I have a major issue with physically hitting your spouse period and then doing it in front of your children is another huge no-no. Second she has no ****ing right hitting him after the hell she’s drug him through and it just goes to show how she’s still in her “I’m the victim” mode and that she’s not taking responsibility needless feeling any remorse. Maybe this is why I haven’t initiated any calls with my mom because it just pisses me off. This call also made me realize that I haven’t seen L & E since mid-December when we went up for L’s birthday. I know we need to get down there again so I’m going to e-mail both C & W to see if there’s a weekend they have free that we can come down for a visit. I don’t know if we’ll want to stay in a hotel one night or what but I first need to see if they will even commit to a day with us, the last couple times I tried I was blown off. Honestly if it wasn’t for the kids I’d stop trying, I hate to say that but it’s true.

    Anyhoo, after dinner DH gave B and bath and I took care of dishes then folded and put away some laundry. I still have at least 2 loads to do tonight and there are time I just wish it happened magically without me doing anything. I listened to my Hypnobabies right before bed and then was off in dream land. DH came to bed around 2 and said B did wake once and he went in after 10 min of crying, bah! He was also cold and since I was roasting I was a blanket for him, I also had him update me on the results of the game which had me end in 13th place in the pool, boo! The LO was really active at this time so I held DH’s hand on my belly and he got feel our LO for a bit, I think this kiddo is more active than B. B was up early, I heard him before I got in the shower at 5:25 and I know he was up the whole time. I got ready then cuddled with my lovebug, he was in the mood for being chased from couch to couch and then being tickled so we did that for a bit. He likes it when I make the hum, hum eating sound to chase after him and get his ribs, he’ll actually make the sound too to let me know what it is he wants. We had about 2 inches of snow on the ground so I got DH up a bit early so I could leave early, he took the day off today. The roads were the worst I’ve seen all winter, maybe it was just me but I did not feel like I had control at all. If it wasn’t the feeling of sliding it was the feeling of being jerked all over from the frozen ice chunks on the road. I did make it to work on time but only because I left 10 min early.

    The day has been fine so far and the road should be clear by the time I go home since I think it’s supposed to be nice today. I can’t tell because I’m stuck in this lovely basement at work with no window.

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    I had a great evening, it’s nice having DH home before me. B was showing off for me when I got home and flirting for some chasing and tickling. After those games we then went for a pretty long walk and saw some overpriced trailers for sale. I know a trailer when I see one, I should know since I grew up in one, and I’m sorry but putting a trailer on a foundation does not constitute asking $120K for the damned thing. Now if you have an acre or more of land maybe we could think about it but these things are dumps on tiny lots. Just baffles me really. I also took that time to talk with DH about how we’d be if the economy dives and his store slows down a bit, I really think we’d be fine since we have a good amount in savings and our house payments are under $800. We couldn’t rent something for that amount in this area. I’m not sure why I felt the need to tell him but I assume it’s in the back of his mind like it is mine at times. After the walk B wanted to play in the backyard for a bit then we went inside so I could get dinner fixed. I found a better steak fingers recipe but I still want to try one where I marinate the steak for a couple hours before breading and frying. Dinner was pretty good and afterwards I showed B the new crayons I bought for him. We have lost his triangle shaped washable crayons and since we’re tired of policing him when he colors with his washable markers I decided to pick up some crayons and could only get regular ones at the book store. Well, since he likes to color on counters next to his paper and on the linoleum I may have to hide these after I get some washable ones because I really don’t need extra stuff to clean. Anyways, he was enthralled with the variations in colors and happily sat there pulling crayon after crayon out naming the colors. Most everything is still yellow and he says it with such surety but he is getting better at naming other colors correctly. After he had his pj’s on I made a protein shake and he loves watching and listening to the hand blender when I do this. I’ll push the button on and off rhythmically and he’ll nod his head to the rhythm and laugh likes it’s the funniest thing in the world. We then cuddled while he drank milk and I drank my shake, bonding time. He was tired and went to bed without a fuss, the one time I checked on him he was sitting on his bed shaking his head back and forth, I don’t think he even got out of bed once. Some other things he’s saying is there you go and when he meows like a cat it’s so cute because he’ll make his voice higher at the end of the word, I really need to get that on video.

    DH called MIL while I was putting B to bed and when I left the room I could tell he had hit his level of patience with her. FIL was at the cabin so she was home alone and wanting to talk, well DH wasn’t up for it. She first wanted him to tell her the ending to a movie we haven’t seen for a long time and then she wanted him to tell cute stories about B, not really DH’s realm to sit and chat like that. I told him that he can give the phone to me and I’ll talk with her, I don’t mind. He feels guilty because he knows he’ll miss it someday, I just gave him a hug and said it’s OK. I watched some TV then listened to my Hypnobabies as I was falling asleep. B slept great, he woke once for DH but went back down on his own and that was it. He was up at 6:00 and very cute for me. After I took his pj’s off he didn’t want to get dressed he just wanted to cuddle into me so I did my best to keep him warm. I had a meeting all morning so my day has felt very unproductive. Hopefully I can use this afternoon to get something taken care of.

    I heard back from SIL and this weekend works for them but not really for us. The next weekend she thinks would be good is the weekend of the Wilco show, I’m not sure that will work either but I need to talk with DH about it. I had an odd dream about it where my brother flat out said he couldn’t see us because he was going to his MIL’s (this would never be a reason for him since she lives in the same town & I know he spends as little time with her as possible). Apparently I have some issues with them never making us a priority.

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    DH took me to lunch today and that was a nice treat/break. I also got off my duff and scheduled a hair cut in 2 weeks and a prenatal massage in 3 Saturdays. I'm really looking forward to that. Hopefully I can schedule 1 once a month (maybe even twice depending on how I feel towards the end) for the rest of the pregnancy, which really isn't that much since I only have about 3.5 months left. This sure has flown by and thank God I feel great.

    I also talked with DH about this weekend and he does have Saturday off so we are planning to visit with the family on Saturday. I'm just waiting to make sure the day and time work for them. It'll be good to see the kids.

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    Another great evening, I am going to be greatly disappointed when DH is back to not being home until 6:30 or later, but I must enjoy it while I can. DH was a little ahead of me when I was on my way home so he picked B up and I got gas (thank God I made it to town) then stopped at the grocery store. Once I got home I started making meatloaf and played with B. He’s too cute for words when he lays on the couch and just waits with his giggles for me to tickle him, how can I say no? DC said B cried a lot and just seemed to not be feeling good, he hardly ate anything for them and at one point his temp was 99.2. He seemed fine to us all night and didn’t wake once, plus this morning he seemed fine so I really hope he’s not getting sick. As DH gave B a bath I did dishes then B helped me with his laundry. We played more as he was working on his wind down for the evening then read our stories and went to bed. He did get out of bed right away and cried for a bit, I went in after I finished paying bills and he went right to bed after that. I then finished up laundry and watched some tv before going to bed. I skipped my Hypnobabies and I really shouldn’t have. I slept OK but I did wake at one point because my back was hurting me and I couldn’t find a position to sleep in that helped. It also seemed to draw into some cramping in my stomach but it did go away, it was more annoying than anything.

    I have been struggling at getting out of bed the last 2 mornings, I’ve also stayed up later than usual so I need to work on that. Unfortunately I really won’t get to sleep in much on Saturday since we’ll be leaving for Blgs at 8, boo! At the very latest I’ll have to be up at 6, 40 min of sleeping in isn’t really much. We’re BBQing at noon and it should be a nice visit all in all. I told my mom we’d be up so I know they’ll be there too. I’m finding it strange that other than being upset with SIL for her poor decision I really don’t view her any different. I mean it’s not like she hadn’t cheated on him before and we’re use to her not being truthful with even little things, I guess it’ll help maintain our normalcy.

    I’m really proud of B. We’ve been working with getting him to not whine, we tell him he needs to use words so we can understand him and it’s apparently working. He has really reduced his whining, he asks more with please and help, and even when he does start whining if we ask him to use words he will. This is such a nice break, not that he doesn’t whine but it’s reduced it by at least 90%. I also found the first colorings of a yellow crayon on the door to the pantry (of course one of the doors I had spring cleaned already). I had DH bring B over and I pointed to it and told him that coloring on anything other than paper is a no-no. He also pointed and said no-no, and then he said sorry after I asked him to apologize for doing that. All I can say is whomever created the Magic Eraser deserves a cookie.

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    When I picked B up from DC yesterday S wanted to ask me about him now screaming and crying if they leave him in the nap room (changed and out of his PnP) while they take the first round of kids down to their main room. He won’t do this if he’s in the first group only if he has to wait. I think she wondered if it had something to do with the baby since she asked if we talked a lot about the baby (we really don’t, we read our hey, baby book and that’s it) or if we’ve changed things around the house a lot to prep for the baby (again no because we just left the crib up since they’ll be sharing a room). I talked with DH about it over dinner and we agreed they need to try telling him that they will be “right back” since he understands what that means. Hopefully it will help, if not I’m sure it’s from him worrying that he’ll be left alone up there. My first reply I wanted to say was “how would I know I’m not there when it happens” but I was good and kept my mouth shut. I had to pee really bad when we got home and B was OK with going inside first thing so I could pee before we played outside, I did talk to him about it as we were nearing home so that helped prep the scene. We played outside for a bit and the wind was pretty cold not helping with the sun being behind clouds. We went inside and B wanted a video so I cleaned up in the kitchen while he watched his show. DH had called and suggested we just go to Blgs tonight (staying at a hotel of course) so we can take our time in the morning and take B swimming. This really motivated me to get even more things done so the house looked great and laundry was finished by the time I went to bed. I was very proud of our boy when he pointed at me and said mommy then he pointed at himself and said Brodie, what a big boy!

    My sciatic nerve was acting up and even after stretching it was pretty achy so I had DH massage my leg for a bit. I also packed everything I could and then headed to bed, not as early as I had planned but that’s life. B did not sleep very well he woke at 12, 2:30 and 4:30 just whining for a little bit. I felt surprisingly awake this morning but I’m not feeling the same anymore. I was able to get everything else packed (excluding DH’s bathroom stuff which I told him he needs to take care of on his own) and loaded in the car along with some snuggle time with B. I was amazed at how much I got done without being late.

    I’m working through lunch today so I can leave at 3:30 and meet DH and B at the store so we can leave from there. That should get us into town around 5:30/5:45 and we’ll check in at the hotel, eat dinner, and swim. I’m not telling anyone that we’re staying at a hotel and we’ll plan to show up at their place around 10 as originally planned. The best part is I’ll be able to sleep in a bit. DH called every hotel in the area asking if they had a baby pool and this is the only place. It’s not bad but the water was pretty cold last time and the doorways aren’t insulated very well so you can hear everything in the hallway. We are staying in a different type of room so hopefully that will make it a bit more quiet.

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    We had a great night Friday and really things went better than I expected. B stayed up chatting during nap time with Aidan so he only got 1.5 hours of sleep and he was a bit of a pill on the drive. I called B & A to see if they wanted to get together for dinner and once we were checking in at the hotel they called back and couldn’t since it was her parents anniversary, but they did plan to call us when they were done so S and B would swim at the hotel. After check in we went to Olive Garden for dinner and when I saw 20+ people sitting in the waiting room I turned right around and we went to Denny’s instead, which was empty. We were seated right away and had our food in 15 min. I was worried B wouldn’t be patient enough to wait at Olive Garden but this worked out wonderfully. We then waited until 7:40 for B & A and decided to just head down to the pool and take our phone with. B was apprehensive at first from the loudness of the pool but he soon warmed up and played with his boat in the baby pool. He even got in the big pool in his floater and was happy in there for quite awhile, I think it helped that there were a lot of kids playing. We then went back to the baby pool and it was too warm for me so I just kept my feet in the water, I found I can move really fast too when needed as B slipped and went under the water. He then wanted to go in the hot tub since it had bubbles and since it wasn’t much warmer than the baby pool we figured it would be ok. He spent the whole time climbing in and out so DH took him while he went in and I took him while he climbed out. It was then time to get ready for bed so we gathered everything and left for the room, we never did hear from B & A so I assume dinner went late. The tub in our room was a bug Jacuzzi tub so DH crawled in there with B to give him a bath, I wanted a picture since they were so cute but of course DH would have none of that. After the bath we got B in his pj’s and I read him stories then it was off to bed. He fussed a bit before giving in and he slept great. We heard one peep out of him 30 min after he fell asleep and that was it until 7:30. I was hoping he’d sleep in a little since he got to bed an hour later than his norm. DH and I went to bed shortly after he did and all in all I slept OK, I wasn’t happy though when we both woke to some moron knocking on a door at 4am, bah!

    Once we were all up we had breakfast then went back to the room to get ready. We were out the door at 9:40 and it was extremely nice outside. We got to my brother’s around 10 so it was perfect. The kids played really well together, Liz (who now demands we call her Beth) took care of B and helped him with a lot of stuff. L was sweet as always and we played the Wii together, he’s good at video games but Aunt Cindy has some skills also. I didn’t take it too easy on him though there were times I’d ease up a bit so he’d not get so frustrated, he’ll probably kick my arse next time we play. This also prompted DH to decide we need a Wii so he’s been on the hunt and will try once more in town tomorrow then will probably just preorder it online. We had a nice visit with everyone and I talked with SIL a lot, I still don’t know anything of course and I wonder how long it really will take for someone to finally “tell” us. She was talking about having another baby and all I could think was, dear God please don’t make us deal with that ***** again. I’m *****y at times right now but she was just downright mean and for no reason at all. I’d happily welcome another niece or nephew but I would hate to see her family go through 9 months of hell again. My mom spent most of her time playing with the kids and B did a good job of hogging most of her time. Liz cuddle with me a bit, even with DH too so that was nice, and of course Logan and I played games. We left around 3 and B fell asleep in the car as we were gassing up, he only napped for 1.5 hours so that was a bummer but what can you do. We thought he was going to wake up earlier because DH was dropping some of the worst smelling bombs and our poor kid was in the back with a sour face as the smell hit him, it was funny but I still felt sorry for him. We got home and played outside for a bit waiting for DH to get home, he had to pick up the truck. I raked the rocks out of our grass from the chipsealing of the road last summer and of course B had to help. He had his rake out and was working hard, apparently the neighbor kids were jealous that he had his own rake. We then had dinner, read some books, and went to bed. B fought this though and he cried at his door for awhile, DH didn’t want me to go in anymore times so I waited it out for a bit while talking with my mom on the phone. Once 9 hit I was done and went back in to put our little guy down, he was doing the cry-breathing kids do after they’re trying to calm down. I felt so bad for him and didn’t really care what DH thought. He did wake once also and when I went into his room he was on the floor on his body pillow tucked into his blanket, I’m not sure how he pulled that off.

    We skipped church this weekend since I was lazy and didn’t feel like rushing through the morning. Once DH was up we decided to go for donuts for breakfast, that was shot down once we saw the place was closed on Sundays. We then went to the Duck In and our waitress sucked horribly, I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt being new and young but she better shape up. First off we stood by the only 2 tables open that still had glasses, etc on them and after a min we she finally grabbed glasses off one of them and then felt that was good enough for us to use. So DH and I were wiping down our table with wipes before we sat down. We then waited quite awhile longer and she then finally came to give us menus and take our order (if we didn’t know the service was usually great this really would have turned us off from this place). She didn’t bring DH his drink until I asked for it again, she also didn’t refill my decaf which was a bit annoying, and we also had to ask to get some silverware. It was frustrating. We then went to Costco and I bought too much stuff, then it was off to Target where I was annoyed for the second time yesterday. They only had 2 checkers open with 4 people in each line, some jackass then opens one right next to us but ignores us and lets the people behind us to in and of course we are then stuck behind people asking the checker to walk on water which then led to the flashing light so someone could help and we eventually just packed our crap back up and went to another checker. That was very annoying and I gave the jack *** a few looks. After Target we went to the mall so DH could look for a Wii there and B and I trailed behind DH and then met him for an Orange Julius. On our way back we stopped at the toy store and had lots of fun in there then headed home. We splurged on B and got him a basketball (bababall) hoop along with a doctor’s kit so I’m hoping we can play to get him more comfortable with doctor’s visits. B was sleeping when we got home so as he napped DH put the hoop together and then returned the truck while I started spring cleaning in the kitchen. B slept for about 2 hours and then once he saw the basketball hoop he was so excited and hooked it was cute. I forced him to eat some lunch then I we played some more and once DH was home I let him take over so I could get more done in the kitchen (which I only got about halfway through). DH took him outside after a bit to help install downspouts on the gutters and then he filled the play box with sand. For a break DH had him watch a video and then we went for a walk. I think I overdid it a bit since while on the walk I felt a BH and this is the first time I have ever felt a BH, before the only way I knew they were happening was from my belly tightening up. I walked a bit slower for the rest of the walk and tried to take it easy the rest of the night. I did have to make dinner once we were home but after that I stayed on the couch as much as possible. DH gave B and bath after dinner and after more basketball I then read him stories and put him to bed. He didn’t seem quite ready when I first laid him down so after lots of kisses, tickles, and giggles he finally seemed content. We didn’t hear one peep out of him after I closed the door, that’s always so darned nice.

    This morning the first thing out of B’s mouth was ball, he was searching for his basketball in his bed. I found it on the floor so I gave it to him and he was off playing with the hoop. He was very reluctant to get dressed but once I started he behaved. He did have a meltdown as I was getting ready to leave, he wanted to keep playing with the swiffer and I wanted him to eat, DH finally grabbed him and he snuggled into his daddy like I haven’t seen in a long time so DH held him for awhile and I got a hug out of him before leaving for work. He was good the rest of the morning so maybe he was just annoyed with me.

    On pregnancy news I haven't heaved in over a week, woot! My sciatic nerve is really acting up though, it hits me every night if not on and off during the day. I'm going to set up an appt with a Chiropractor to see if that will help, I don't want to deal with this daily for the next 3 months if I don't have to.

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