I was so productive this weekend it was almost scary. Friday night I didn’t really do much, talked with my mom and then fell asleep on the couch shortly after 9 while DH was watching basketball. I managed to drag myself to the bed around 9:45 and slept great. B was really quiet when he got up (he was busy tearing apart his room) and I didn’t get out of bed until 7:40, it was bliss. DH had offered to get up with B so I could sleep and he was planning on getting up but since I had gotten so much sleep I felt great so I let DH sleep. B and I cleaned up the house and did little things here and there until DH was up. I then cleaned the bathroom and after B was napping (3 hours of a nap, woohoo) I cleaned up my flower beds and helped DH rake the yard. B was able to help us put some of the grass in garbage bags so he wasn’t completely left out. We spent our evening watching The Mist which I did like but I wish the ending would have been more like the book, they just gave up too quickly I guess. I then called W and we chatted until midnight and then it was time for bed. I was dreading not getting enough sleep since we planned to make it to church but I didn’t wake up until 8:30 and B was just quietly playing in his room, yeah for the sleep.
We spent Sunday running errands in the morning and when B was napping we moved the stove and fridge so I could finish cleaning the kitchen. DH and I got into a bit of a tiff over moving the stove so he went outside and finished raking while I scrubbed all of the floors. We went for a walk after B was up, played outside for a bit, and then had dinner. DH gave B and bubble bath and I continued the fun chore of laundry. All in all we had a great weekend and B was a doll for us.
Monday went really fast at work and I had a chiropractor appointment so I got home early. It was absolutely gorgeous outside so B and I went for a walk then we played outside. The neighbor kids came outside so he of course b-lined to them and I chatted with P & B for awhile before deciding we needed to get some dinner going. DH got home shortly after we went inside and our evening went fine but was a bit rocky here and there. After B was in bed we played some Mario Cart then I shaved and went to bed. B didn’t sleep too well and the one time I went in he was halfway off his bed and crying, he then threw a tantrum in his bed and was hitting his blanket and took a few swats at me so I just left. I don’t fell as rested as I should so maybe tonight I can make up for my loss.
B can count, not all the time but he can do it when he’s thinking of it. First he counted 4 birds outside and this morning he counted to five for me. I know it’s just memorization right now but I’m very proud of him. DH also taught him to say I’m the man, which is more like I’m man. He likes to add some attitude and bob his head when he says it while pointing at himself. He also says here it is and there it is a lot and he’s getting his colors correct more and more.
I have my massage tonight and I’m really looking forward to it, I’m expecting something blissful so I hope I’m not disappointed. I’ll be picking B up later than usual so hopefully he won’t be upset when his buddies leave before him.
Things have been so stinking busy lately that I haven’t had time to post hardly at all. Lets see…. My massage was really nice and it went by too fast. I loved how she had everything decorated and she was really nice, it was just a great atmosphere. Wednesday I spent the whole morning at training and just didn’t seem to have enough time to get anything done (that was the general theme last week) once I was back in the office. Thursday was busy with meetings and trying to get things wrapped up plus I had a Chiropractor appointment at the end of the day. Friday morning I had my 1 hr GD test and even though I was feeling pukey I did get an egg down before the test. I sat around for 20 min before the lady showed up and I don’t think I had to drink as much of the orange stuff as I did last time, she gave it to me in a paper cup. I had that down in about 15 seconds then sat in the main lobby and read until my hour was up. Once I got to work I couldn’t find a parking spot anywhere so I ended up parking way out, the walk was nice but I had so much to do that the extra time taken was annoying. B only had an hour and 20 min nap so I was expecting a cranky boy, though he was very sweet as we were leaving DC. I said bye to the bigger kids and the two boys came out to give him a hug then the girl came out to give a hug (she seemed a bit shy since I was standing there) and B gave her a big hug while saying hug, too cute. DH was home when we got there and the neighbor kids were outside so B headed straight for them. I chatted with the neighbors for a bit and watched B figure out how to ride their play 3-wheeler, he was very pleased he figured out how to make it go and for the most part his steering was OK. DH and I then decided to go out for dinner so we went to MacKenzie River and B was surprisingly good since he was so tired. We then went home for a bath and bed, and DH and I finished the night playing some Mario Kart then I went to bed.
I was up at 7:30 on Saturday with B and we cuddled for a bit then I started cleaning up the kitchen. Once DH was up he was ready to leave for town and I had told him I’d like for us to go along but he then went on and on about how he wanted out the door at a certain time, we could just take 2 cars (how does this mean we go together), and he has to do payroll, blah, blah, blah. Basically I got a big no without him actually saying no and I was a little saucy in my reply so he knew I wasn’t happy. He then followed me around saying he’d wait for me and that we could come along and he finally picked up on my brush off and left. So B and I wiped down the bathroom, took some things downstairs and prepped the guest room for MIL, threw in a load of laundry, and loaded B into the car so we could run our errands. We first went to the nursery/greenhouse and B enjoyed walking around with me looking at things (still too early to buy what I want but we’ll be back in 2 weeks). I did get potatoes, a bag of bark, carrots seeds, and a great pumpkin kit for B. We then stand in line and that’s when the fun began. B didn’t want to stand next to me and kept running off, which led to us losing our place in line (well really the rude as-hats just kept going in front of us because heaven forbid we think the pregnant woman with her arms full and a 2 year old should be able to check out when it’s her turn), and we ended with me paying for the stuff while B laid on the floor at my feet and threw a tantrum, gosh it was lovely. After that we headed to BB&B to look for some Mother’s Day presents then we ran over to get a drink from the coffee shop nearby. Our last stop was the grocery store and B played outside for a bit with DH then had lunch and nap. I jumped in the shower at this point then went outside to start weeding my native garden and this took me about 2 hours and I walked away with beat up hands from my prickly pear. They at least don’t sting anymore. DH came out and sprayed the crabgrass while I was weeding and helped me put bark in the garden when I was done. The neighbor kids were all outside since it was gorgeous so B joined us when he was up and we ended up with all the kids in our back yard playing. It was fine but they sure don’t like to listen and tried their damndest to go into the house :eyeroll: B was in heaven having all of the kids over and once they left it was after 6, I had been outside for over 4 hours at this point and really hoped my sunscreen and sunhat did their jobs, luckily they did. We then had dinner of cereal, continued laundry, and B and I planted his great pumpkin seeds and played until it was bed time. Once he was in bed I vacuumed, dusted, finished laundry, paid bills, and went to bed. DH wanted to play MK but I was just too tired.
B was up at 6:40 on Sunday which was a boo because I was really tired but it was also good because I needed to motivate to get us to church. B and I snuggled for a bit then I got him dressed and headed to the bathroom to shower. For some reason the whining started and it was constant for some time and it ended up waking DH up 15 min earlier than he planned, oh well. We then did the morning thing of getting ready and eating breakfast then we left for church. DH and B started in the cry room and he’s just so loud, I kept hearing him holler mama and toward the end DH brought him out. This was fine for about 2 min and then he started talking, not in a quiet church whisper but in a 2 year old with things to say voice. First he starts writing the letter A, this is of course mostly just straight lines, and loudly announces A to me and kept doing it. We get over that by me giving him his Halloween book and he then starts saying boo! over and over, at this point DH just took him out to the lobby since church was almost over. I think it’s time for him to try out the nursery. After church we went back to the greenhouse to buy more bark (I should have known 1 bag wasn’t going to do it) then we did some shopping at Target and stopped at the mall to get my ring checked and buy my mom her Mother’s Day and birthday presents. Once we were home I wrapped presents and filled out cards then B had lunch and took a nap. MIL didn’t leave the cabin until noon and she planned to do some shopping in town so we figured it would be around 3 before she showed up. I actually ran out of things to do, it was truly amazing, so DH and I played MK then B woke up and MIL showed up. B was a show off for MIL and very busy entertaining her. I chatted with her off and on as she had time and then made tacos so we’d be ready for when Sue showed up. After dinner & clean up we headed out for the Wilco show and MIL stayed with B. First off I have to say the show was awesome, they rocked and were just top notch. We had 2 encores and we thought we were going to get a third but it was just a tease. We had a spot on the side 6th row and really the seats were just perfect. The Emerson annoyed me with their process. We first get in line with our tickets and then after 5 min hear that you have to first turn your ticket in for a wrist band then you can stand in line, WTH? Why is no one working that area to let people know this? So we leave annoyed to get our wrist bands and I noticed the girl is keeping the ticket stubs, not removing the end like normal venues do but just keeping the whole thing. So I ask for my stub and she said I can’t have it, they’re keeping all of the tickets. I told her I keep my ticket stubs for all shows and that it’s ridiculous I can’t have it. She then said that after the show tickets will be available to take, how stupid. So we go back to the line and the guy initially behind us let us back in line so that was really nice. We didn’t get home until midnight and I didn’t fall asleep until almost 1 so I’m a bit tired today. I will be going to bed right after B tonight.
I have a chiropractor appointment this afternoon and then I need to pick up some iron supplements since my iron is low. That’s not the worst of the phone call I got from the doctor’s office, I came in at 142 on the 1 hour test and the cut off is 135. So tomorrow morning I’m heading back to the doctor’s office to do the 3 hour test and I just pray that I pass this test. I don’t need any additional stress in my life and I really don’t want this looming over my head for the next 3 months. I’m now second guessing the egg I had that morning but really I don’t think that was it, it’s just always hard not to second guess. I’m feeling mopey now so I better just go.
Monday evening started out horribly, I was still in a funk over not passing the GD test and when I picked B up he was having the mother of all tantrums. Kicking, crying, screaming, hitting, blah! He was mad that they brought him inside since I arrived and he would not calm down at all. I finally just carried him to the car as he was and held him down in the seat to try to get him to calm down. This resulted in me being hit several times and I told him flat out that he was going straight to TO because hitting, kicking, and his behavior are not tolerated. I then started to cry as I was getting in the car so both of us were crying but I at least wasn’t flailing like he was. After his TO I really broke down and cried, he was at least sweet to me at this point and cuddled with me and didn’t give me a hard time. I was exhausted so once he was in bed I followed suit. He didn’t sleep too well, kept waking so I did too.
I slept in until 6:00 on Tuesday and was at the hospital at 8:00 to start my 3 hour test. She did the initial draw and then gave me the full glass bottle of the orange stuff to drink. I sat in the main lobby and read though this was the hardest hour for me. I kept feeling like I was going to puke the drink up and then I had horrid heartburn on top of it and had a couple moments of thinking I was going to pass out. After that 1 hour draw I felt fine and just read while I burned away the next 2 hours. I now look like a drug addict. Work was busy and it was nice to go home. DH had the day off (he offered to sit with me but I figured why ruin both of our mornings) so we all went for a walk once I was home and then played outside for a bit. Dinner was leftovers and then B was in the bath and to bed. I fell asleep on the couch before 9 and then went to bed once I woke up, we had another fitful night of sleep and I just wish B could get over whatever is causing this.
I received the call from the doctor’s office earlier yesterday than I expected, I did pass my 3 hour test so I’m really happy about that and relieved! That’s been the great news for today my bummer news has been my supervisor’s comments on my yearly eval. It’s not big and I’ll be calmed down once we meet tomorrow but I’m a bit peeved. The first was a comment on me using my opinions too much to make decisions, well what the hell else am I supposed to use? He says I’m not objective enough so I’m going to ask for a specific example so I can see where he’s coming from. The second comment was in regards to me visiting with people and to guard against the drain on time and efficiency. Again I want an example of when visiting with people has kept me from getting my work done on time and I’m going to explain to him that I’m a social person and in order for me to be happy in my work environment I get to know my co-workers and show interest in them (something his cold attitude is unable to do). I have the meeting with him to discuss this in an hour so that should be fun.
The rain had let up by the time B and I got home yesterday so we were outside for a bit while I talked with my mom. Once DH was home I made a quick dinner and then we played until bed time. B was really tired and he went down without a problem, didn’t even get up his 1 time for DH to put him into bed. He also finally slept all night so I hope his nap today is better too and we can get back on track. DH has the day off so they’re doing errands and fun guy stuff. I think they’re going to look at guitars (tars) and probably go to the park. DH also set us up for the sprinkler system, they think the beginning of June is when they’ll be able to install the system so that gives us a little bit of time to get things where they need to be before they show up. My main thing with the yard is getting holes filled with dirt and seed, clean up the garden and get it planted, and get my strawberry patch planted and covered in bark. The strawberry patch will take the most work I’m sure but it will be so worth it and I can pull up the grass before I have the strawberries. Oh to have our yard where we want it.
My eval went fine but I walked out of there with as little info as I had when I went in. I asked him for examples and he couldn’t come up with any stating “it’s not a criticism it’s just an area for growth and expansion”. What the hell kind of cop out is that? He needs to grow a set! Then when I asked about who would be covering for me when I was on maternity leave he first stated T & A (not tits and *** but they act like it) hadn’t made a decision yet (which is another cop out because he always says that when he’s the one that hasn’t done his part in a timely fashion). He then started rambling about another job open in the dept that he has to fill (like it has anything to do with me and really he seemed to act like he can only deal with one issue at a time) and said it won’t be until the end of July before they can get a person hired (this is another thing he’s put off for months when it should have been finished in December). He then asks me what my “time-frame” is and I told him I’m due the end of July and hopefully it has spurred him in the butt to get a decision made so I can do the training needed. I’m done bothering with it and just can’t care anymore.
I had a chiropractor appointment and I need to ask her to move me to once a week since my insurance will stop covering after 12 visits. I then had to stop by the grocery store and went home to be happily greeted by my smiley boy and DH. B saw freedom with the garage door open so he took off and I went to get him and had a very uncoordinated pregnant lady move on the way back. Somehow I managed to step wrong on the sidewalk and almost twisted my ankle which also caused me to stumble and lose my balance all the while carrying B. Well I went down and did my best to protect B but he went down with me. I don’t even remember what I landed on because I was so focused on him. Luckily he caught himself (on the sidewalk of course) with his hands so I think the crying was mostly from fear and I felt just horrible. DH saw the whole thing and was worried about both of us but I just couldn’t get over dropping B. The cherry on top was that I had to pee when this happened and since my ability to hold pee in has drastically gone downhill with this pregnancy I of course peed myself a little bit and had to change. We spent the afternoon playing and looking at the “tar” books DH picked up for B at the “tar” shop, it was great practice for our colors and I’m really impressed with how well B is doing. We then had BBQ hotdogs with watermelon for dinner. B was all over the watermelon and ate like a champ so that was good to see. DH gave him a bath while I did some clean up and after B was in bed (another night of him going straight to bed) I did some DDR but quit after 30 min since my tummy was starting to get a bit crampy and I didn’t want to push it. My i-pod was dead when I tried to listen to my Hypnobabies so that was a loss.
I’m tired today and happy it’s Friday but also a bit surprised it’s already Friday. I just have too much to do at work and it feels like not enough time. Tonight I plan to do some clean up around the house along with laundry and packing. Tomorrow morning I scheduled a playgroup at the CM and then when B’s napping I hope (as long as it’s not raining out) to do some more yard work & get some blue bunch wheatgrass and Idaho fescue ready to transfer to Sue. I guess we’re picking DH up from work and will leave for the cabin to set up B’s PnP though I have no idea if we’re staying at the cabin or the guest house. To me it depends on where everyone is gathering after dinner since B will need to be in the opposite location so he can actually sleep but again this is a decision so no one has made one. Then we get to drive back the way we came (makes paying for gas even more fun) for the reservations at 7. Now I’m sure I’ve *****ed about this before but do we really need to have reservations so damned late? By the time the 20 some of us eat it’s going to be 8 and we are leaving to put B to bed (an hour late might I add) at 9 I don’t give a hoot if we’re done or not. I then have a great night to look forward to of trying to sleep and not really getting any due to the trains and B not usually sleeping too well away from home. I then get to get up really early with B because after all just because it’s Mother’s Day it sure doesn’t mean I get the privilege of sleeping in. DH said he’d get up with B and I asked him what good does that do me when there’s only 1 room for all of us to be in? I didn’t get a response. I’m just really peeved I don’t get to sleep in or really even get a good night of sleep on one day that it should be a given for me. I’ve already told him we’re leaving relatively early because I have things I want to do when we get home. I’m tired just thinking about it. I was hoping to stop by one greenhouse in Big Timber to look at native plants to add to my garden but I don’t even know if that will happen because trying to work it around B’s nap time and when MIL will have planned for lunch and us to get out of there (again as late as she can possibly have it) it just may not work. So I guess the two things I really would like more than likely won’t happen, I’m so glad DH cared enough to ask me what I’d like to do for Mother’s Day. OK, I’m done with my complaining for now.
We had a nice weekend and I’m tired so hopefully tonight I can catch up on my sleep. Friday was a regular night and after B was in bed (another night of him not needing DH to go in and put him to bed) DH and I played MK until my eyes were too droopy (10 pm I’m quite the wild child) and then I went to bed. B was up earlier on Saturday than I had hoped, I was out of bed at 6:45 and lazed around for a bit until I decided I better get a move on. B and I were ready for our play group and out the door on time, though it seemed like forever for us to get there. K & D were there and the boys played for about 2 hours then it was definitely time for lunch and a nap. While B was napping I did some clean up around the house, folded laundry, and packed. B only slept for about 2 ¼ hours but he was a happy boy so it worked out, he was very excited to pick DH up from work. The drive to the cabin was fine and we ended up staying at the guest house which I was a bit leery of since the b-day cake and decorations were in the dining room. After we set up our room we headed to the cabin and everyone was at least on their second drink (great example for the kids to show them that everyone drinks before driving) and we chatted for a bit then left around 6:45. B was hungry and not only signing eat but saying it also in the car. I made sure his food was ready to go once we sat down and he did pretty good eating. The bad part was he was saying all done before we had even ordered our food, I knew it would be a bit of a chore to keep him happy. I had him color, read books, go through flash cards with me, and took him for a couple walks. The area we were in is fancy so I didn’t want to ruin anyone’s dinner with him being a turkey. I was starving by the time the salad came out and I could have eaten more after my shrimp but at that point I just felt the need to get B to bed. We left shortly before 9 and I laid on the bed while he was playing with his flashlight and checking things out in the room. After about 10 min he whined for me and I tucked him in and reassured to receive the cutest, “luloo mama, luloo daddy, bye bye”. That was my hint to let him be so I left the room and he was out fast. Everyone was at the house by this point and we just sat around and talked then cake was passed around. I had killer heartburn from the sauce for the shrimp so I passed on cake. We headed to bed shortly before midnight and I fell asleep fast. B woke about 4 times through the night, usually just telling him he was ok and it was still night-night time took care of it but both DH and I got up once. I knew he wasn’t going to sleep in when he was up at 5:30 but he was at least able to fall asleep again until 6:30, not ideal to lose at least an hour of sleep. DH got up with him so I could sleep in and I was out of bed around 8. They were just getting ready to go for a walk and look at the geese and goslings next to the pond. I chatted with the SIL’s for awhile then we all decided to motivate and get ready for the day. I shortly thought about a shower until I was rinsing my mouth out and almost puked from the smell of the water. It has so much iron in it the smell was horrendous.
Once we got to the cabin it was slow starting on breakfast, which wasn’t good since I was very hungry. Once the pancakes were started we fed B, really just a snack for him since he already ate breakfast. I knew there wasn’t going to be enough pancakes for everyone so I limited myself and added a sliver of cake to my plate so I wouldn’t starve. I also did most of the cleanup which wasn’t a big deal and DH tried to take over. B was busy playing with the cousins and crawling in the dog crate all morning and as we were getting ready to leave MIL got out the samples of things she’s putting in her kitchen. She’s going with bisque cabinets which wouldn’t be my preference but they don’t look bad. She’s also planning a cork floor which is cool and she’s undetermined on counter tops. I think she’s having fun redoing her kitchen. She also loved her Mother’s Day gift & I hope she gets a lot of use out of it. I then hunted down DH and B and B gave everyone hugs and then kisses right before we left. He had a great time with everyone. We were in the car around noon and I tried to keep B up for the nursery by giving him cookies but he fell asleep before we even got to Big Timber. DH stayed in the car with him as I looked at plants so I didn’t dilly dally too much. I only found a few plants and wasn’t too blown over with the options of natives but it was still fun. B woke as I got back in the car and he was up the rest of the day, a 45 min nap is not enough. At this point we were all hungry so we stopped by the Frosty Freeze for lunch and a really good shake. We then hit the road again and after dropping DH off to get his car B and I stopped by the grocery store then went home. We tried to put him down for a nap and he maybe laid in his bed for 15 min but then he was up and playing quietly. I figured if nothing else the quiet time is good for him and us. DH and I played MK while he was “napping” then we got him up around 4:15. He wanted to go for a walk which I wasn’t too sure about since it had been raining but we did it anyways and I’m glad we did. The walk ended up longer than planned since it was nice out and then we played in the yard. DH filled & seeded holes and bare spots in the lawn while I dug up dandelions and goats beard. After an hour of that we went inside and ordered Chinese take out for dinner. B was really tired and I was going to put him to bed around 7:30 but after he snuggled with me and started watching King of the Hill I just couldn’t give up that snuggle time. He went down really fast at 8 and I watched some TV before heading to bed. I did have to move B from the floor to his bed and I think it bothered him since he woke shortly after and cried. He woke again after I was in bed for DH and I heard him around 2 for a short cry. He did sleep until 6:15 and woke up happy so I hope today has a good nap and he’ll be back on track for the week.
If it’s nice outside this afternoon I want to start digging up my strawberry garden, yesterday didn’t allow it with the rain. Then this weekend (or week if I decide to go to the nursery after my doctor’s appointment on Thursday) I can pick up my veggies and annuals and possibly plant them on Sunday when we get back from Fairmont. That will all depend on whether I feel it’s warm enough yet, the nights are still getting cold and Saturday I woke up to 28 degrees outside. B’s pumpkin seeds have all three sprouted and we’re both excited about it. He gets pumped when I show them to him daily and I’m really looking forward to his reaction as we plant them and watch them grow this summer. He’s going to be my little green thumb I think and I’ll enjoy the company while I work in the garden. We had a made up song yesterday while in the back yard and he was signing through a flowering shoot from the rhubarb last year while I had the hose. I loved how he kept signing it. Just for the curious people it was a rocking song that went like this, “Mommy, mommy, Brodie, Brodie, daddy, daddy, baby, baby, that makes up our family”. Yes I know, very creative. He also likes to do the arm movements with me to the Wheels on the Bus song, I need to get that on camera.
DH gave me the sweetest card for Mother’s Day, I had to fight the tears back. He also did a great job on the card from B. I am so blessed to have them. As for my present DH got me a bread machine and this one is even nicer than the one I wanted. It has the horizontal loaf and gluten free option plus it makes jam and can work as an oven making meatloaf and lasagna. It should arrive today and I can’t wait to look over all of the options and start making bread. I’m so pumped & spoiled!
B napped great at DC yesterday and he slept wonderfully last night (not 1 waking) so I think we’re back on track. Just in time to throw him off again this weekend when we’re away from home. It was snowing/raining all afternoon so when we got home it was too wet to really play outside. B seemed OK with coming inside but he wanted to bring his trike inside, that was fine but I had to have him first go inside before I could carry the trike and that’s when disaster hit. I explained what I was doing but he threw the mother of all tantrums the minute he was in the house. Running back and forth from the kitchen sink to the garage door crying and screaming. At this point I told him unless he calmed down and acted appropriately he wasn’t going to get his trike, this didn’t change a thing and I closed the door. He then started throwing himself on the floor and wound up with a little bit of a bloody nose from it. There was nothing I could do so I just let him be until he calmed down enough for me to talk to him, it was bundles of fun. After that he was an angel so I don’t know what the heck was going on. I chatted with my mom a bit then made dinner. B was beyond excited when DH came home and after dinner they played trucks for quite awhile. B initially wanted me to play trucks but the muscles in my leg kept cramping to the point where I couldn’t walk. After B was in bed DH and I played MK then I listened to my Hypnobabies and fell asleep. I slept great but 5:20 came really early and I could have slept longer.
Today is absolutely beautiful so once we get home I plan to get into some cooler clothes and pull the weeds from my strawberry plot. I should also have my bread machine, egg cooker, and a package from my mom waiting for me when I get home. I’m so excited! I needed some Mary Kay things so my mom sent that to me and I asked her if I could have the cake book she used to make our birthday cakes from when we were little. I remember the cakes so fondly and I guess that’s why I want to make B’s cakes every year. I will need to come up with a theme for B’s party and I’ll just base it off whatever cake I choose to make, I’m really getting excited for all of this planning. I also need to write out a grocery list since I have a few new recipes I want to try and I’ll need to get ingredients for my bread machine. I’m impressed I feel like cooking since I’ve really been fighting it lately.
I just had a little bit of a panic thinking that if this is a girl I’ll want to have made a flower hat for her, so I guess I’m going to have to bust out my crochet stuff and get to work just in case.
B had a tantrum when I picked him up at DC yesterday, he wanted to get into some things the older kids were playing with and I wouldn’t let him, hence the tantrum. I guess he threw himself around earlier in the day for them and she was worried he may have a bruise on his leg from it. These tants have got to stop, I’m completely over them. At times he does great controlling himself and calming down before it escalates but when he doesn’t it’s a nightmare. He’s also talking back to us and telling us no a lot, of course this is normal and hopefully he’ll get it all out of his system before the baby arrives. After his tant he was great for me, we colored on the sidewalk when we got home, blew bubbles, and then went for a walk up and down the street. The beautiful day we had had went away once I left work and it was cloudy and windy when we got home. We then went inside and I started dinner, which B wouldn’t touch even though he was hungry. I had 4 things waiting for me when I got home last night, it was quite the surprise. 3 of the packages I expected but there was a really big box and I had no idea what it was. Turns out it’s 3 of the chairs we ordered for our patio furniture which really confuses me since a few days ago I got a notice saying it was on backorder again through the end of May and I needed to send this post card in saying I still wanted it our they’d cancel my order. So why are they sending me some of the stuff then? I’m confused and am going to call them today. After B’s bath DH cut 2 windows and a doorway in the box for B so he played in his fort for a bit. Once he was in bed I read the instruction manual for my bread machine and DH watched the basketball game then I went to bed.
I’m tired today and barely kept my eyes open for a meeting this morning, it was brutal. I’m working through lunch since I have a chiropractor appt today and then I plan to stop at the grocery store, get some laundry done, and make my first loaf of bread. It’s been sprinkling all day so I’m not expecting nice weather for us to be outside but that’s OK since I have plenty to do inside (like clean up some).
DH said DC told him that B likes to play with the dollhouse they have but they will make sure he doesn’t play with any dolls. DH said he doesn’t care if B plays with dolls (I don’t either) so they don’t have to keep him away from it if he wants to play with it. We’re not naïve enough to actually think that playing with dolls will cause him any harm and as DH puts it, what do people think GI Joes’ are? They must have had some upset parents in the past over their boys playing with dolls because that’s something to get your panties in a bunch over.
My chiropractor appointment went great yesterday and when I left I stopped by Party Time to see what they had for decorations for B’s birthday. I was greatly disappointed as everything seemed to be movie based so I guess I’ll have to do some searching and get creative. DH wants me to make a lion cake (should be really easy so that’s a plus) so I want to have some lion themed decorations. We’ll see what I can find. I then went to the grocery store to buy 10 things and came out with a cart full and $90 poorer. Oh well, hopefully I won’t need to do a grocery run other than milk for awhile. I then picked B up and he was such a good boy for me, didn’t throw any fits and I really appreciated it. Once we got home I put the perishables away and then B and I went for a walk. The rain had let up and I wanted to take advantage of the pleasant weather. I did have to cut the walk short though because it started raining on us, I at least got 20 min in. I then tried to get the kitchen cleaned up while B wanted my attention, I had a bit of a meltdown too but I got over it. We had a quick dinner since I wasn’t able to get as much done as I wanted but I did get my first loaf of bread made. It sunk a bit in the middle so I need to check and see if I have to make some high elevation changes, but it still tastes good! The rest of our patio furniture arrived also and we have to look it over today to make sure everything is as it should be, I’m really excited to be able to eat out on the deck this summer.
This morning has gone fast and my supervisor is avoiding me because I sent him an po’d e-mail yesterday and since he hates confrontation I’m sure I won’t see him the rest of the week. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, he needs to grow a set! I’ve gotten quite a bit done today and hopefully can finish off a couple more projects before leaving for my 30 week appointment. I can’t believe I’m at 30 weeks, I really need to get on the ball with some projects so I’m prepared for this LO’s arrival both at home and at work. After my appointment I am going to buy the perennials and veggies to be planted this year, I would love for DH and B to join me but I’m not sure if DH will be up for that. We then need to set up our patio furniture and I have to do laundry tonight. Other than that if I get things done great if not oh well.
My goat's rue pills are supposed to arrive today and I'm pretty excited about that, I sure hope this helps me with BFing even if I can only do it part time it will be better than nothing. I don't remember if I mentioned this earlier but I first tried the tincture this week and it was too alcoholy for me, I felt like crap the rest of the morning and wasn't even able to get the whole thing down. The pills I've ordered don't have any alcohol which makes me feel better while pregnant and they will make it easier for me to take during the day when I'm on the go.
Last edited by lifeisgood; 05-15-2008 at 02:46 PM.
It was great getting out of work early yesterday and my doctor’s appointment (DH joked that they cleared out the waiting room for me) went really well. My weight was the same as last time according to their scale, this is because I was on the “lighter” scale this time and last time I was on the “fat” scale. According to the scale at home I’ve gained about 4 pounds this last month and I’m at a total of 10 pounds. My BP was great, no swelling, nothing abnormal with my urine, baby’s heartbeat was 144 and I believe this LO is head down. She said my iron was pretty low from the blood test, in the high 80’s, and hopefully the iron pills will take care of this. I’m also measuring at 31 weeks not 30 and she wants to do another ultrasound in 2-4 weeks to check on the baby’s size. I’m now at 2 week appointments and have scheduled up to my due date, that really puts time in perspective and makes me feel like I need to get motivated. After all I won’t be pregnant forever!
After the appointment DH headed home and I spent almost $100 on veggies, herbs, and annuals for my gardens. Can we say I have no control when it comes to shopping for plants? I then went to pick B up figuring he would be up from his nap, but no he was still sleeping and they hadn’t been able to rouse him yet. We gently woke him up and then headed home. B played in the back yard while DH put our patio furniture together (it fits perfectly and I love it, now we need an umbrella though so next time we’re at Costco we’ll look there) and I started tilling up the grass where I’m going to put my strawberries. I am about halfway done and hope to finish it up tonight. I also need to till up my garden but that will probably be a Sunday job. The rest of our evening was nice.
DH found someone that will dig the egress for the chimney. They are going to do the work this afternoon and are leaving the dirt (mostly river rocks with where we are) piled and we will dispose of it ourselves. This will keep them from tearing the lawn up due to the weight and I figure we can fill in the garden with the dirt, I’ll use the larger rocks for the border around the strawberry plant, and the smaller rocks can be thrown under our front porch. This is another chore that we’ll need to get taken care of quickly so this will be top priority on Sunday when we get home. It will be nice when all of this is done.
How is it already May 20th? Where exactly have the last 3 months gone and do I realize how much I need to do over the next 2 months? I’m trying really hard not to feel overwhelmed with things and so I’m writing list after list. I just want to get everything that needs to be done taken care of plus get a few extra things done and I just don’t know where all of the time will come from. Anyways, we had a nice weekend all in all but it was way too hot, I’m sorry but it’s not time for temps in the 80’s. Friday afternoon the guy came to dig the hole for our egress, the tire damage to the lawn was minimal so I was happy about that. I wasn’t too pleased that DH didn’t have the foresight to put a tarp down where the guy dumped the dirt but he had enough on his mind that I didn’t give him too hard of a time. He spent the evening struggling with trying to drill the metal egress into the concrete and after 2 trips to the hard ware store (one of which he bought me a roto tiller), calls to Brent and my dad for advice, and lots of frustration it was dark enough that he called it a night.
Saturday we were all up before 7. DH wanted to get working on the egress again before we left and I spent the morning packing for the trip. DH had more struggles with the egress and he found out what tool he needed to make the thing happen, that was at least a bit of a relief for him. We left town shortly before 10 and got to Fairmont a little after 11. Our room was ready so we got settled then had lunch. We were planning to swim before B’s nap but he was really tired (so was DH) so we all took a 2 hour nap and then went swimming. B was excited but I think there were too many kids and too much going on for him to enjoy himself and not be so nervous. I’m sure he didn’t like being splashed so much and I don’t know what it is but some kids think they can just push him wherever they want when he’s in his floater and that’s not going to happen. We were in the pool for a little over an hour then we played at the playground and went for a walk around the petting zoo. We then had dinner, gave B a bath, and put him down for the night. Both DH and I fell asleep before B did and once he was finally out we were too tired to bother staying up so we went to bed too. He slept great until 2:30 then it was fussing off and on until he was up for good at 6:40. We could tell he was really tired because he was a little monster all morning. Nothing we did was good enough and he just whined about everything. At breakfast he tried to hit (stab) me with his fork and that resulted in a TO and talking to before we went back to eat. Then at the room he didn’t want to get changed in his swimsuit but he wanted to swim and DH was really close to having us pack everything up to leave early. We finally made it to the pool and it was very quiet, just old people out at that point, and B really enjoyed himself. I walked around with us a lot, sat on the edge and jumped in to us, and had me pick him up out of the water then splash him back down. He did great and I was really proud. We did have a scare though. I was swimming short laps and when I was swimming back to DH and B I noticed B was walking toward me on his own and DH wasn’t close behind. I thought this was very brave of DH when all of a sudden B went down. He had walked into the step and it made him fall. He got himself above the water and I thought he was good but panic must have overcome him and he went down again. I was rushing to get him and he clung to me after that, poor little kid. It took some time to get him feeling safe enough to walk without holding onto my hand. Once we were done swimming I showered and we packed everything up and headed home. B was passed out within 10 min and we were home before 11:30 so that was nice. B and I dug up dandelions while DH called to see about renting a hilte (sp?), he then left to pick the hilte up and B and I had lunch then went outside to put the annuals in planters. Once DH had the proper tool everything went really quick for him so we returned the tool and stopped by the grocery store. I resumed my planting and realized I needed more potting soil so after a meltdown from B we went to the hardware store to pick up more soil. We then went for a walk once we were home and with several meltdowns under our belt I decided to try to get him to nap a little bit more. Once he finally calmed down we snuggled on the floor with our heads on the body pillow and he was out within a minute. DH had filled in the area around the egress at this point so we laid grass seed and grass chunks from the hole in the bare spots. We then got B up since we didn’t want him to sleep too long, it was already close to dinner time, and ate dinner had a bath then put him down. He was pretty happy to be home since he kept saying home with this dreamy sound to his voice. He also slept like a champ so he was really tired. After he was in bed DH tilled up my garden for me then we started pulling rocks out of the dirt pile. We then played some MK before going to bed. Monday was one of those days at work were annoyances happened left and right and when I left for work traffic was a pain since things were gearing up for Obama’s visit. B had cookies and milk while watching a movie when we first got home so I did some clean up around the house then we went outside to work. B didn’t care at all about the dirt pile, he just wanted to play with all of the tools. I cleaned up the borders for my garden and strawberry bed and dug up some dandelions in the yard. B must have needed some extra loves because he acted scared when he heard the train whistle and cuddled with me for a bit. We also looked at different spiders around the garden and played with rocks. Once the garden was finished we went to the front yard to water plants and B was at first nervous about the sprinkler nozzle but once he realized it’s just water he was very excited to play in it. He was trying to drink the water and kept putting his face in it, then he’d laugh and laugh. It was so cute to watch and he was soaked. DH then got home so I started our dinner and gave B his dinner. DH started constructing a sifter so we could sift out the rocks and I gave B a bath then put him to bed. We then started the fun task of sifting and it actually went pretty fast and the dirt pile diminished a lot. We worked until about 9:45 then relaxed a bit before bed. Once DH is home tonight we’ll go back out and hopefully get rid of the rest of the pile. It’s supposed to rain the rest of the week so we really need to have it taken care of before the rain comes. I’m actually excited to see how small the pile is since it was really hard to see last night when we finished up. The work wasn’t too hard, my hands were a bit sore and my hips were hurting but other than that it wasn’t grueling.
The plumber came today to do the initial plumbing for our sprinkler system and the system should be installed within the next few weeks. DH has mentioned he’d like to get a storage shed (our garage is tiny and it’s hard to get everything in there plus our two cars) and I think we need to do it before the sprinkler system is installed so we’re going to look around on Saturday to see what we can find. My anniversary gift also arrived yesterday. DH got me the canning set that I wanted and I’m so excited to read about it and can some jelly this summer. Plus my rhubarb plant is huge already so we will be set.