B was with the littler kids yesterday and apparently he was quite the ham for everyone doing lots of entertaining. I think Trenton enjoyed him since he cried when we left. It was warm out but windy, that won’t stop my boy from playing outside when he can. The neighbor kids were also out so he was busy playing and being a bit bossy saying no, no, no when they would do things their mom had said no to earlier. He then wanted to play in the back yard so we were out there for a bit and I called my mom to chat. I couldn’t figure out what to do for dinner and finally decided on goulash but we ate a little late since I dawdled so much. I vacuumed and put some things away after dinner then put B to bed. He was a good boy for me but he did get out of bed and ended up falling asleep right next to his door so we couldn’t get in to move him for awhile. I also needed to get some groceries so after he was in bed I ran to the store and once I was home I was tired so I lounged on the couch for a bit before heading to bed.
I have an appointment with a chiropractor on Thursday morning and I hope she can fix my sciatica. I’m a little nervous since I’ve never been to a chiropractor and I’m interested to see what my insurance covers, that may be scary. That whole day will be odd since I have 2 Dr’s appointments and will come back to work between them, that’s always fun trying to find parking. Tonight I’m going to a mom’s night out with a new club, I haven’t met any of the women yet but I’m looking forward to it. DH is taking the day off since he is getting some moles removed, poor guy.
I read a thread on Hypnobabies talking about ways to increase milk production and what specifically caught my attention was the comment on how to increase breast tissue since I believe this is really where my problems stemmed from. It was a moment where you think to yourself, this is what i need. So I have purchased some Goat’s Rue to take and hopefully help with my milk production this time around and I will mix in some Lactation Tea along with Fenugreek and hopefully have success. Well I have a ton to do so I best get to it, I really need to work on my motivation around here.
B and I had a rough start to our evening, I wanted to go inside to see DH once we got home and even with all the preparation I gave him it was still a battle that ended in a TO for hitting me, sigh. DH was a bit sore from his mole removals, 4 total, but doing OK. We played and I made tacos then B and DH hung out on the couch to watch some TV. I needed to get going for the mom’s night so I said good bye and good night, which resulted in B pushing me away since I was bothering him, and kissed DH. I got to the coffee shop and ordered a chai, I initially wanted an apple cider drink that’s “seasonal” so you’d think they’d erase the option off their chalk board sign when it’s not available right? Wrong, because that would be way too easy. How am I supposed to know what dates fall into their “season” range especially when they have a drink call White Christmas on the board that doesn’t say “seasonal” behind it. Anyways, I didn’t see any women that stood out as the group so I sat at a table and sipped my Chai. Once I saw another woman come in and approach a table I knew that was the group and I guess insecurity hit me because I sat there battling whether I really wanted to put myself out there and say hi or if I wanted to just leave. At 28 years old I should be over worrying about what people think of me and the possibility of them rejecting me, if they do they do and my life will go on just as happily. Will I someday be 80 and still have these stupid thoughts go through my head? I’m not even a shy person and I’m very outgoing and can carry a conversation with 99% of people out there so why do I have these insecurities? My internal dialogue came to the conclusion that I left the house and drove back into town to meet with these ladies and how stupid would it be to let insecurity make me miss out on this opportunity which may turn out to be something really great, so I got up and approached them and they were all very nice. I had a great time talking with them for 1.5 hours and it was good to get out of the house. K even showed up, she taught our Lamaze/birthing class, so I saw a familiar face and got to catch up with her a bit. I know that part of my insecurities stemmed from them all looking so pretty and perfect so I think my own terrible body image played a role in the insecurities I felt. And here I am not skinny and cute (even without my pregnant belly), my nails aren’t manicured, and my makeup was worn so I felt like I wasn’t good enough. It is terrible of me to assume that because women look a certain way they will look down on me for looking the way I do, I really need to work on that. I also need to remind myself that even the most “perfect” looking people have their own hang-ups and insecurities so not one of us is perfect.
After the group I headed home and cuddled with DH while eating Otter Pops then we went to bed. B didn’t sleep well at all and he kept fussing for no reason at all, in my tiredness I turned the monitor off and didn’t wake up to turn it on again until 4, I felt like a bad mom but he was happily sleeping. When he did wake up his bottom was soaked (apparently DH pumped the liquids into him before bed) and it got on his pillow since he was sitting on it along with his sheet. He wasn’t happy that I wanted to change him before letting him sit on me but once he was naked he laid on his body pillow cuddled with his animals and I put a blanket over him and laid down with him face to face. He whispered hi to me then would bonk his forehead on mine and laugh when I’d kiss him afterwards. I then got him dressed and heard DH get up so I headed to the bathroom. I had to take the band aids off DH’s back and I explained to B what was on daddy’s back, he seemed a bit concerned and followed DH’s back so he could check everything out. I told him daddy was ok and hugged him tight then he seemed to be fine. He has discovered the magical taste of Lucky Charms and he loves them, but then who doesn’t?
Work was super busy this morning and it’s really warm in here (well according to everyone else it’s just fine so it’s just the pregnant lady saying this) and I’m looking forward to going home. DH finally got his Wii, after 3 days trying that’s not too bad, so he headed home early to set it up before B is around and he also wanted to buy another game. He’s such an electronics junky. I desperately need to do some laundry tonight and I have to figure something out for dinner. I’m craving Chinese but I have my doctor’s appointment tomorrow and I don’t need to be swollen for that so I’ll have to find another alternative. Mmmm, spicy shrimp is sounding good. Tomorrow will be busy with my Chiropractor and OB appointment plus work between the two, oh well it will at least be an early day out of here.
I left work feeling really crappy. I had major gas pains and then started feeling nauseas, luckily it didn’t hit me until the end of the day. DH was home setting up the Wii he finally found when B and I arrived and B was excited to play some bababall with us. I laid down for a bit until I was feeling better then made dinner. B was really tired but he was a good boy for us and we just played until it was time to get ready for bed. He was quiet for us but I did hear his guitar playing music and I guess he fell asleep on it in bed and woke crying when the thing started playing around 10. I finished up laundry as DH set up the Wii for us to play then we played a few games and ended the night with the dance game, once we figured out what we were supposed to do we got better but I’m sure we were quite the sight to see. I had my pants rolled up so I wouldn’t step on the bottom and DH was down to his boxers since he was warm. Thank God no one was around to video us because that would be embarrassing. We did have fun though and I saw it has an option to workout with the dance pad so that’s kind of fun. I went to bed once we called it quits.
I had my Chiro appt this morning and she is great. We talked for quite awhile about this pregnancy and B’s pregnancy and birth and she’s a naturally minded mom too (has a 2 year old and is 17 weeks pregnant), was a doula at one time, and is having a midwife and using the birthing center that will just have opened when she has her LO. I really got a good charge talking with her and I wish I had more people IRL that were so supportive of natural child birth, at least I have the BN board here. The adjustment went fine, the neck part was a big different but not bad. I have 2 appointments scheduled for next week and then we’ll see if I need to do 2 a week again or will be ok with 1 a week. Since I’m going to be growing the whole time she suggests for her pregnant clients to come in weekly and as long as I can get them at 4 that will be no problem at all for me, I’m really trying to be careful about the use of my leave. I also talked with her about goat’s rue and she said it’s safe to use during pregnancy and suggested I start in the 3rd trimester and if I ever have any other questions about any herbal supplements to give her a call, it’s so nice to have her right now and I’m really happy. Now to work a little bit more then leave for my OB appointment.
Last edited by lifeisgood; 04-22-2008 at 02:35 PM.
My doctor’s appt went fine, their scale had me 11 pounds heavier than ours at home, what the heck? I’m just going by ours since that’s the only consistent one I use. My blood pressure was fine and I guess I was spilling some sugar in my urine, the only thing I can figure is it was from the pear I ate at lunch. I have to go into the office in 2 weeks to do the gestational diabetes test, that will be fun. After the appt I was tired so I went home and took a 1 hour nap while DH played video games. We finally picked B up around 4:30 then went for a walk once we were home. It was absolutely gorgeous outside and since we’re expecting 4-8 inches of snow this weekend we better enjoy it. I was pretty sleepy all night so I wasn’t much fun for B, he did cuddle with me and watched a video so that was nice. He kept squirming so I thought he was annoyed with my arm around him so I moved it a bit, he did not like that and he grabbed my hand and put it back on his leg so I knew his squirming wasn’t because of me. We ordered pizza and relaxed most of the night. B slept great, not one peep out of him and it surprised me since he cried when I first laid him down. I did leave him happy by giving him kisses and tickles, the break down though was unusual.
I’m feeling really good today, I’m a bit tired so I’ll try to get to bed early tonight so I can feel 100% tomorrow. This weekend will hopefully be productive for me. I need to finish spring cleaning in the kitchen, pay bills, do DH’s books, hopefully start spring cleaning in the rest of the house, start reading some of the books I have waiting for me, and read Class #2 in my Hypnobabies. I also need to motivate myself to exercise and hopefully that will help give me more energy too. Maybe once I feel like the house is properly cleaned I can take weekend to relax a bit and enjoy my time, maybe.
DH and I were talking about what to get ourselves for our anniversary next month and we’re tossing around the idea to do a weekend away from the house with B. I am thinking Fairmont Hotsprings may be fun, I’m just not sure if I’ll be OK in the cooler pool or not. They don’t have a baby pool but B can hopefully adjust. They also have a little play area for kids and a wildlife zoo so that can keep us entertained when we’re not soaking. We will see if we come up with a better place or decide against it since I’ll be pregnant.
I had thought I was over any heaving but I was wrong. Yesterday morning and today I heaved quite a bit, I think it's mostly from the sore throat and mucus in my throat, hopefully this will pass soon.
I had a nice evening and work went super fast so that helped the evening be so nice. B seems to be getting sick, runny nose mostly, and I'm hoping it doesn't turn into anything worse. His eyes are also teary and he constantly looks exhausted, oh the fun! We just had left overs since we have tons of them and after B was in bed DH and I watched Juno. It's a good flick and it made me tear up a few times. After the movie DH and I played the Wii and then I went to bed around midnight, not nearly as early as I had hoped.
B was up this morning at 6:40 and he kept fussing so I knew he was ready for the day. I wasn't but I got over that quickly. We spent the morning playing. My mom called so we chatted for a bit and B actually fell asleep on my lap around 11:00, I wasn't surprised since he looked tired at 9:00. Once he was in bed and I was off the phone with my mom I started cleaning in the kitchen again, all I have left right now is the cupboards in the island and then it's on to the floors. I have to wait for DH for those since I want to clean behind the over and fridge. I really need to hit the bathroom this weekend and I hope I find the time and energy to get to the livingroom and diningroom. It's windy and a bit chilly outside but no snow yet. I'm guessing it will hit us tonight. We did go for a short walk and played in the back yard for a bit, right now B is watching Baby Einstein and laughing at the hand puppets. His newest cutest word is hellone, for telephone.
Well I best get to finishing up the island before DH gets home, I'm having him pick up steaks on his way home so that should be tasty.
Saturday evening was pretty relaxing and after B was in bed we watched I Am Legend, I thought it was good but I always enjoy movies that have an “end of times” concept. Once the movie was over I fell asleep on the bed. I had horrible heartburn that just wouldn’t quit so I slept propped up, luckily Sunday was heartburn free.
B woke up sounding a lot better on Sunday and his nose didn’t run as much as it did on Saturday. We snuggled for a bit and then played before cleaning. He was quite the helper cleaning the windows with me and he did a good job. Once the inside of all the windows were cleaned we then hung out with DH (since he was finally out of bed) and then played B’s video game which he really enjoyed. After lunch I started spring cleaning in the dining room and DH put B down for his nap since he requested daddy over mommy. He unfortunately only slept 1 hour 10 min so he was a cranky pants that evening, it was miserable for everyone. While B was napping I finished the dining room, took a shower, and cleaned the bathroom walls. I then did DH’s books and paid bills and I wanted to clean the bathroom but DH had the cleaning stuff I needed downstairs because he wasn’t done with the guest bathroom, do you think me being ready motivated him to finish so I could finish? Of course it didn’t! That annoyed me a bit but I moved on to watering the plant, doing B’s laundry, and read Class #2 of Hypnobabies. B was so exhausted that he really fought sleep even though he needed it, after both of us going in there we finally just let him CIO and he fell asleep in under 5 min at his door, poor kid. I then got ready for bed and experienced the joy of puking from flossing my teeth, that was fun. I tried to stay conscious for the Painless Childbirth script but I went under, bah! Tonight I will start the Class #2 scripts and hopefully not slack again like I did last week.
We had a package on Friday that required a signature so only a slip was left at our door, I figured it was my herbs since it came from Colorado and I had the package taken to DH’s store rather than our house again and sure enough it is my herbs, yeah! I really hope these help me with my milk production and if not it’s still worth the try. Our big storm also wasn't so big, it was ridiculously overrated and a bit disappointing after the build up. I think we got 1/4" and that was it, other than it being really cold outside. It was 14 degrees yesterday morning and 17 this morning, brrr. I have a hair appt this afternoon then will get some groceries before heading to my Chiropractor appointment, this is when cold weather is great so I don't have to worry about the milk going bad.
My hair appointment went really good and it was nice talking with Elle. Once I was done I went to the grocery store and did some shopping plus picked up a snack since I was starving. I was 20 min early for my chiropractor appointment but she got me in right away and I was on my way home at 4, that was nice. I was bombarded with LO’s at DC, they all had to say hi and Aidan pushed himself to the front of the groups so I could say hi to him. It was really windy outside so B didn’t want to stay out too long, which was fine with me. I loaded the groceries into the house and then B and I watched a movie while I fell asleep. Once I woke he wanted another movie so I used that time to get dinner prepped, put the groceries away, and put the dishes away. DH was home 30 min late and B was antsy for his daddy. He kept asking about him and looking for him, he then got on my phone and pretended to call him & talk to him over and over again. He even made a successful call to DH but it went to voicemail. He acted up quite a bit when DH first got home and we had a few TO’s, but all in all dinner was nice and B was super cuddling with his daddy. They sat on the rocker and looked for “tars” in the Rolling Stone then read some books before I put him to bed. He got out of bed right away and cried for about 5 min before I put him back in bed, he was fine after that. DH is sick and had a low grade fever before bed, poor guy. I’m starting to get stuffy but at least I don’t have the fever. I spent my evening watching tv then listened to my Hypnobabies and fell asleep. I didn’t have the best sleep but I think it was partly due to my stuffy nose.
B was up at 6:15 this morning and other than his cough he was in a great mood. My morning felt rushed but I was out the door in time so I guess it wasn’t that rushed. B has a few new phrases, he says “bless you” after we sneeze, “amen” after prayers, “there go” when he gives us something, and “there is” when he finds something. It’s amazing at how well he is talking, I guess he got that from me.
B had been crying when I showed up at DC. He thought A’s mom was me and was upset when she wasn’t; he’s not use to her picking A up before he’s picked up. I guess he cried about it for awhile but sure didn’t seem too excited to see me. DH was home when we got there since he had his stitches removed and it was really windy outside so I didn’t want to stay out too long. B was fine once he got in the house. MIL called so I talked with her for a bit then I made spaghetti & meatballs for dinner and that’s when our evening went downhill. B has been misbehaving a bit at the dinner table and last night was horrible. He didn’t want to eat the spaghetti, wouldn’t even touch it, so he kept played with the place mat and plate. After warnings I then started to “baby” feed him which resulted in spaghetti flying onto my tablecloth so we put him in the highchair. DH and I were done eating so we left B to eat before we’d let him be done and then next thing we know that little terd had figured out how to undo the tray and it was dumped all over the floor. DH had told him prior that if he kept playing with the tray and dumped his food he’d go straight to bed, so DH takes him off to bed and I cleaned up the mess. B thought he had gotten his way be getting out of the highchair and was pretty happy until DH turned on the sound machine and put him in bed. He of course cried for a bit since he was in bed an hour early and it really sucked losing that hour with him but he made the decision. DH went in once to calm him down and explain he was being punished, he said OK. DH then went downstairs so I was left to time the crying, I went in twice and tucked him in with kisses and hugs reminding him why he was in bed so early. He fell asleep around his normal time in front of the door. I spent the evening watching tv then listened to my Hypnobabies and went to bed.
B was up a little early this morning and we had a nice morning, it’s windier than heck today and it’s a cold wind. Spring still feels far away. I’m starting to work on my healthier “diet” today and am mostly focusing on keeping excess sugar out of my system. That’s really hard since I’ve been loving Otterpops but I also realized my sugar issues may have stemmed from eating too many the night before my doctor’s appointment. A pregnant woman just can’t win. So I’m also pushing fresh fruits and veggies for myself, I should be doing it anyways. I’ve gained 2 pounds putting me at a total gain of 8 pound at 25 weeks pregnant, not too shabby since I really haven’t been doing anything but eating when I’m hungry. The 3rd trimester was when I really gained with B so we’ll see how it goes.
MIL e-mailed us with a name suggestion and I’m not sure why she’s doing that, especially since I really didn’t like the name. I’m not even sure if Treva is a girl or boy name and it just reminds me of a shortened name for Trevor. DH really likes Latigo for a boy with Lat for short. I’m thinking about it and not quite sure where I stand yet.
My day ended cruddy and I’m a bit bummed. First I received a call about my massage on Saturday (which I’ve been waiting for for 2 weeks). I could only catch some of what she said but she has to cancel the appt and hopes to reschedule. The cruddy part is I don’t want to take more time off work for this but I really need/want a massage. To try and get it the same day as my next doctor’s appointment would put it out 3 weeks and I can’t get it on a weekend since all of May either has us gone on the weekend’s DH has off or DH has to work. I’m just really bummed and I need to call her today to see what time slots she has available then see what I can get to work, I really wanted to cry about this last night (silly I know) but I didn’t. B and I get home and DH is there since he’s still sick and wanted to get in some rest. I checked the mail and my next cruddy moment hit. It’s a bill from the company that came to our house in DECEMBER to check on our piece of **** dishwasher (and a very expensive piece of **** at that and I would never recommend to anyone to buy an ASKO) and since it’s always sucked and just doesn’t clean properly (it does a worse job than the $250 machine that came with the house) we had them send someone to check on it again. Well according to the invoice we owe $70 because ASKO didn’t pay for it claiming it wasn’t under warranty. This threw me into a rage because #1 the appliance place should have let us know months ago that they were having problems receiving payment and #2 the a-holes at ASKO should have told me when I talked to them in January (about the problems still being there) that the work wasn’t being covered under the warranty. So I grab my phone and call the wonderful customer service reps and get a girl saying that it’s etching (Now does etching put a black grime on dishes that were cleaner when they went in? And does etching leave peanut butter on knives?) so it’s not covered under the warranty. I explain to her that it is not etching and it’s never worked properly and she says their notes say we claimed the dishes came out beautifully after using citric acid. Never ONCE have our dishes came out beautifully from that hunk of junk and I explained that to her and even check with DH to see if he had ever said such a thing. She then goes on with, well there’s nothing I can do about it blah, blah, blah and I told her I wanted to talk to a supervisor. She fights me on this saying they’ll just say the same thing so I yelled at her, give me your damned supervisor. I was immediately put on hold and talking to a supervisor about 4 min later. He seemed to listen a bit more to me and was equally put off that I’m just now getting the invoice from the appliance place and at least gave me something I can do, which I’m still pissed off about. I am to write a letter to corporate explaining all of the issues we’ve had with this thing from day 1 so they will be receiving a 5 page ***** letter on how crummy their fricking appliance is. I’m just so peeved about this thing and I’m going to lay it all out on the line, I truly believe we have a lemon of a machine or ASKO plain ole sucks ***. Ok, rant over.
After the phone call I then hung out with B and DH and wasn’t in the mood to cook, I wasn’t really hungry either, so we just did some quick dinner which consisted of DH and I having cereal and then I had a protein shake. B was a big boy at the table and then DH put him in the bath and it was then bed time. I watched Ghost Hunter’s with DH and laughed so hard I cried over them investigating a pipe that had air blowing out of it and it turned out it was the bathroom exhaust which they realized after taking in full breaths of poo air. It was truly hilarious. I then went to bed and listened to my Hypnobabies and other than not really sleeping too well it was a typical night.
I woke up this morning to about 2 inches of snow, it was quite surprising but the roads were decent so I can’t complain. I have another chiropractor appointment this afternoon so I should be able to get home a little early, that’s always nice. I am tired today so maybe I can motivate myself to get to bed early tonight. Oh I was also bad with my no sugars yesterday, I had 2 cookies and a reeses peanut butter cup at our staff meeting.
For some reason I’m feeling weepy, not a good thing when at work and I hope it passes. Maybe I should have gotten a good cry out last night. It seems people are noticing my mood also since I was asked if I was OK and got a hug by a guy no less!
My chiropractor appointment went fine and I’m scheduled for 2 days next week then should be able to move on to 1 day a week. I also scheduled an massage for Tuesday at 4 so it looks like I’m working through lunch a lot next week so I can leave at 3:30, darn! B and I played outside when we got home since it was really nice out, very wet with snow and I had to strip him down once we got in the house but he at least had some outdoor time. We then watched some movies and I fell asleep, which didn’t last long since my little turkey kept pushing the horn key on my keychain making the car honk and he would pull on me so I could pay attention to the show. We then read some books and played until DH got home at which time we just had leftovers for dinner. B then wanted to color so I sat with him for a bit and before I knew it it was time for bed. He didn’t want to get in bed and as he was throwing a fit and I was trying to get him to laugh he swatted at me, so I just got up and left with a love you, sleep tight. DH did have to go in a little while later since we heard him playing with the nasty diaper pail. DH and I then just cuddled on the couch watching random things on tv, before I knew it it was 10 and my tired bum went to bed listening to Hypnobabies.
It was really hard getting out of bed this morning but I managed and soon realized DH and B both were struggling since DH took forever to turn his alarm off and B was still out cold at 6:40. He was precious when I woke him up, he sat up and reached for his milk with his eyes closed. I cuddled him until he was ready to move and then we went into the living room to cuddle some more while getting dressed. He can be such a snuggle bug. He did see my birthing ball (signed purple and said purple so I was proud) so he played with that until I left. He gave me a nice big hug before I left for work then hugged my leg while I was hugging DH goodbye, my little sweetheart. Since DH has the weekend off I think we’ll have a really nice weekend at home. I hope to finish my spring cleaning (better since MIL will be up the next weekend) and maybe get some work done in the yard too. My rhubarb is looking so pretty, I should have a great harvest this year and I’m really going to have to scour rhubarb recipes. I’m thinking rhubarb jelly sounds good along with rhubarb sticky buns, mmmm I can’t wait!
For a pregnancy update, my sciatic nerve hasn’t bothered me all week and my heartburn is mostly gone, I haven’t had a TUM for days. My face has broken out, mostly around my chin, and I did heave this morning but I think it was from the goober build up in my throat since this cold is still sticking around. I have found a couple maternity shirts that aren’t going to last much longer than another month, I know I wore them to the end with B. My belly felt really heavy yesterday and I could feel my ligaments stretching with lots of moves. My crotch also felt sore and that never happened with B, I hope that goes away soon. I was talking with some guys at work and commented that I was much more *****y this pregnancy than I was with B, my fuse is just a bit shorter than it should be and I’m very vocal about things. One guy said it would be interesting to see if I have a girl since I’m moodier, maybe I have too much estrogen in my body right now.
Well I best get to my work and try to make my desk look a bit more presentable, I need to remember that I do have maternity leave coming up so I need make sure things are tied up and taken care of before I leave. So much to do!