As I got to my car last night DH called saying he was at home (he had an appointment to look at a weird spot on his arm, they did remove it and are doing tests) and that L’s 6 month pictures had been dropped off at the store. I stopped at the store on my way home and her pictures are adorable, cuter than I remembered. The kids both had a good day at DC though L is sick. On Sunday she had the raspy breathing and now it’s mostly just a boogery nose and cough, poor girl. When we got home it was raining outside so we went in, B really wanted to play outside before he saw the weather, he didn’t believe me that it was windy and rainy. I did some clean up in the kitchen and made hamburgers for dinner then it was bath time. L really enjoyed her bath, I’m sure the warmth helped her breathing. After baths B and I played with his car set then it was bed time. Right as I put him down he said he wanted to sit on the potty, I know it was a ploy to put bed time off but I figured it was worth a try. We read while he sat on the potty and after a few minutes he said he was peeing, he then scooted back to look at his penis and started peeing. He didn’t pee a lot but it was something and it showed me he’s very well aware of when he pees. He wanted to wipe with toilet paper so I let him then we dumped the pee in the big potty, washed our hands, and ran to tell DH. He was proud of himself and I gave him some chocolate chips for his treat. This morning I reminded him how proud I was of him peeing in the potty and that I hope he keeps it up, I’m so ready for him to be potty trained. Once he was in bed I did 40 min of STEP then joined DH in the bedroom while he watched a recorded football game, yes it’s one he’s seen a few times. B actually slept past 6 this morning so I was happy about that, he’s been getting up way too early the last few days. DH has today off so he’s taking B to DC and keeping L at home, hopefully she can nap better and get over this darned cold. He’s going to mail off our taxes and insulate the garage today, that should keep him plenty busy. I don’t have much to do around the house tonight, we’re having blueberry pancakes for dinner so that will be an easy meal. I am going to do Pilates tonight, I want to see how it works for me to do STEP or Kickboxing every other day and then Pilates or Yoga in between, it’s worth a try. My goal for this POBLC is to get down to the 150’s so I need to lose at least 5 pounds. I would love to drop 10 pounds by the end of April, then I would only need another 5-10 pounds to meet my goal before my 30th birthday. To be below 150 would really be wonderful. I need to focus on 15 pounds because that's a reachable number.
Last edited by lifeisgood; 03-04-2009 at 11:51 AM.
L had a little bit of a fever yesterday, 99.2 so nothing major, but we sure felt bad for her. B and I went to the grocery store to get some necessities. He pushed around the little cart and was very helpful. B shared an otter pop with DH, he’s wanted to for a few days now and it was cute seeing the two of them on the couch enjoying that thing. For dinner we had blueberry pancakes and I used Carol Fenster’s recipe, it was pretty good but DH still likes the GFM mix better. B didn’t waste any time eating so we sat down to play and he happily agreed to sit on the potty with L. Sure enough he pooped a little in the potty so we celebrated and had some “m-en-ms”. L also peed a little in her potty and he insisted she get some M&M’s also. He of course then filled his diaper with pee but right before bed he sat on the potty again and pooped again. I really hope this continues and that he can be trained soon. After the kids were in bed I did 40 min of Pilates then cuddled with DH in the bedroom since he was watching the b-ball game. B did wake around 1 and I had to go in the settle him down, I don’t even know what his problem was. L slept great and she hasn’t had a fever since yesterday so hopefully she’s on the mend. She’s still boogery but it’s not quite so yellow. B woke and immediately told me he had peed through, well he also had explosive butt so I got him cleaned up and then we laid on the floor in the living room and cuddled a bit. He also had an explosive butt for DH but he did squeeze a little bit of poop into the potty.
We got about 3 inches of snow yesterday/last night and it’s still coming down. Maybe we can get a few more inches out of this, we have a storm warning until tomorrow evening so it’s promising. There was an explosion downtown this morning, it leveled 3 buildings, thankfully not close to DH’s store. It’s amazing the devastation it caused and they think it’s due to a gas leak. Luckily it happened before it got too busy downtown. I was down again today with weight, woot! Tonight I’m going to do STEP and tomorrow night I will either do my Buns & Thighs or I’ll take the night off. I need to clean the house since I think A will be coming over for a play date this weekend. I want to try the sweet bread I made last weekend, maybe if I’m not so pressed on time I can make it work and it did taste yummy. For dinner I’m making a hamburger/French fry casserole. I’ll have to improvise on the cheese soup but I think if I use my cream soup base splitting the milk amount with cheese it should work out.
On Thursday B had terrible diarrhea but DC didn’t have us pick him up since they didn’t know if DH’s store was impacted by the blast and didn’t want to bother him if it was. We had a normal evening and I did my Kick Max and had sore butt cheeks for days after, it was a good feeling. The french fry casserole didn't happen until Friday, by the time I got around to starting dinner it was 6 so I didn't have time and I just made fajitas. The casserole was really good and I think the next time I do the soup I'll only do 1/4 cup of milk and 3/4 cups cheese. On Friday I got up and got ready for work, B didn’t want to wake up and DH told me I should keep him home for the day, that would have been nice to know before I got up at 5:20. The kids and I had a good day and I was really productive. I updated their web page, cleaned the house, did laundry, made brownies and did some grocery shopping after they were in bed. It was ridiculous it took me all day but that’s life with LO’s. By the time I sat down for the day it was 9:30 and I was exhausted so I passed on exercising.
Saturday morning we were up at 6:30 and I was sweetly puked on and down my shirt by L. We had a quiet morning and I made frosting for the brownies with B enjoying licking the frosting off the beater, he was covered in chocolate. Both kids napped at the same time, L for 3.5 hours and B for 3 hours so I had a lot of time. I prepped a little bit for S & G coming over then I spent 2 hours reading, it was so nice to relax and have some quiet time. The kids woke shortly before S & G arrived and B and A were off playing from the get go. We BBQ’d and had a great time, they are a wonderful couple and we all seem to really get along well. After dinner L projectile all over me and the table so we had some clean up to do and I smelled like puke the rest of the night, oh well. I did have a few too many glasses of wine so I chugged water before bed and DH said he’d get up in the morning so I could recover, what a sweet heart. B stayed up later than he ever has, he didn’t go to bed until 11 and since it was day light savings it hit us even harder on Sunday morning. I had tried to make the almond bread again and for some reason I didn’t set the timer which was a big mistake since I was chatting and not paying attention to the clock, needless to say it was over baked. So one under baked and one over baked must result in my third being perfect, I’ll try again next weekend.
Sunday I didn’t get up until almost 9 and DH was up with the kids around 7, though he fell asleep on the couch and didn’t join me in bed until 4, poor guy. I didn’t have much to do on Sunday, I did 2 more loads of laundry, vacuumed, did DH’s books, and read. We did go out for a walk around 4:30 but the wind was bitter cold so we just went around the block then headed inside. I did make the crock pot cola chicken which is cooking as we speak, I really hope it’s delicious. I’m going to steam carrots and make rice to go with it. L spewed her last bottle of the day all over the floor and the carrots she ate earlier came up with it. I spent the rest of the night cleaning the carpet and half a bottle of Resolve later the carpet looked stain free. DH stayed home with her today and other than about 2 oz spewed this morning it sounds like she’s doing well.
Because B has been showing an interest in the potty I showed him his big boy underwear yesterday along with a pullup and explained what they were. I let him choose what he wanted to wear and he chose the big boy underwear. I put a pair on bear also and then continually asked B if he or bear had to pee yet, of course I was answered with no’s. As we were coloring he told me he was peeing and sure enough he had soaked himself and was standing in a puddle of pee. I cleaned him up and explained that he can’t pee or poop in big boy underwear and I put a pair of cloth training pants on him. DH came into the house at this point so I headed to the bathroom to shower and DH brings B in because he had started to poop in his pants, well he still has diarrhea so it was really unpleasant. I helped get the underwear off B as clean as possible then I threw the underwear away and told B that pooping in them ruins them and he’s not to poop or pee in big boy underwear. He did at least do the rest of his pooping in the potty but after that we were back in diapers for the day. I’m hoping to try this every weekend and maybe he’ll just get it one of these days. It will also help to try it when his poop is no longer diarrhea. I hope both of them are back to being healthy soon.
Last edited by lifeisgood; 03-09-2009 at 03:27 PM.
After work on Monday I ran to the grocery store then DH picked B up after I got home, L was still sleeping off her flu. Our night was normal and I got in a 50 min Pilates work out, it was needed since I’ve been eating terribly. Tuesday morning I got ready for work and went in to wake L up finding her in a puddle of vomit. The poor girl had it caked in her hair so we did a bath first thing. This meant I was not going to work since DH needed to go in. B did go to day care and while L took a 4 hour nap in the morning I did laundry, filed, put fresh linens in the guest room, and read for a couple of hours. Once L was up we went to Michael’s to pick up a couple pictures frames (I then realized once I was home that I needed 3 more pictures frames) then to Costco to get some groceries. DH was home when we got back, he started to not feel well, and I cut up strawberries and grapes then dehydrated pears. I also gave that bread a third try and this time it worked. Turned out I was heating the milk up way too much, with my microwave I can only zap it for about 15 seconds. We had dinner a little earlier than usual and then B watched the metronome video with L and then it was bath time. I also found time to put some pictures in frames, we have some decoration changes to make around the house. I ate terribly, too many M&Ms it’s embarrassing. I did at least do 40 min of STEP last night. With my horrendous eating I’m up 2 pounds, there goes my great week last week.
The carrots are still in the carpet so I’m going to try our dry cleaning system to see if I can get the stain out, I’ve tried everything else. The carpet needs a good cleaning so this will aid me in getting that much needed chore taken care of, I remember wanting to have it cleaned before L was born. Hmm, that didn’t happen. It would be nice to have a wonderfully clean carpet before my LS party in 2.5 weeks. This may be what my weekend will entail and that’s OK. I need to set up a playgroup for this weekend, I think my kids are finally healthy, I just can’t decide what and when. I’m thinking the CM but haven’t decided on Friday night or Saturday yet. Tonight I need to make a non-leftover meal, maybe I’ll leave it up to DH whether to make hamburgers or pancakes.
L is doing really well “walking” when you hold her hands and help her, Miss N had to show me when I picked her up and we were both very proud. She seemed to have a great day at DC and I think she missed it, nothing like other kids close to your level to make life fun. B seemed to have a great day also and I told him he had a big booger as we were driving home so he picked it for me. Luckily we had some napkins in the glove box because I did not want to touch and hold that sticky booger for the whole drive home. DH had the day off but he was looking for filters so he wasn’t home when we got there. B headed straight for the dehydrator and started in on the fruit. He ate all of the strawberries first then had some pears. I must say the strawberries were really good so I’ll have to make more of them and the pears weren’t bad but not as good as I imagined. We had buttermilk blueberry pancakes with bacon and B was full of attitude. I don’t think he napped too well so he was tired. We had L sit on the potty to try to encourage B but he’d have nothing to do with it, bah. We then read our night time stories and I had him in bed a little early. I was tired but got in my 20 min Buns & Thighs video then cuddled with DH on the bed as he watched the Cats game. I fell asleep then officially went to bed at 9:15, it felt great to sleep.
DH found some really delicious cheese curls at Costco that are WF/GF/MSG free, we were so excited. After eating them I noticed the next day my intestines were acting up a bit and I commented about whether there was something in them. Yesterday DH mentioned that he thought there might be something in them also because he was starting to break out with rash spots. This morning his whole back was covered in a rash, I felt horrible for him. I can’t for the life of me figure out what the heck caused this so I e-mailed the company to see if they could lend me a bit more information on the blue cheese and natural flavors that are in the cheese curls. What a bummer. There’s a chance it’s just coincidence but who knows?
I have a few things to take care of tonight, watering the plants, putting laundry away (how can I just let it sit there for days on end?), paying bills, and cleaning out our shelf organizer. Tomorrow night I need to do a quick clean and start cleaning the carpet. I’ve scheduled a play group for Saturday at McD’s since next weekend we’ll do the CM on Friday. With C’s LS party I won’t have time on Saturday and the following weekend is my party so we’ll take that weekend off from the play group. I think we’re heading to the cabin on Sunday to visit the IL’s and get more firewood. It will be nice to get out of town for a little bit, I feel like we haven’t left this area for too long.
DH commented to me last night that he wants to eventually put another wood burning stove in the living room. I’m OK with this and we looked at different locations and issues/options. I think it will go along the tall wall in the living room but we will definitely need new furniture and to do some rearranging. I think we can make it work but as DH said it would be a ways down the road. We will need to do an air intake before we finished the basement so DH is going to talk to the fireplace guy when he comes over to put a flue on our existing fireplace. DH is still battling the downdraft issues; I pray we can get the problem fixed without throwing too much money at it.
DH called the dermatologist and they called in a prescription for some cream to help the rash on his back. He also got the results on on the chunk of skin they removed from his arm and it was a precancerous growth. They don't need to remove any more because the growth was exterior and self contained. I'm so thankful he's observant with his skin and doesn't avoid the doctor. I'm very happy for him because next Friday he's going snow boarding with his brother and nephews, he's going to have a blast. He's also going to buy a helmet so that will be a good thing.
B had a rough day at DC, he had a small temp of 99.9 and I just don’t think he was feeling good. He wasn’t happy with anyone but he was a pretty good boy for me. He had a melt down when M came over and was playing with his chalk, after we went in he was fine and I’m sure it had something to do with me pampering him. My Pampered Chef stuff came in so I need to season my stoneware this weekend and I’m really excited to make pizza on my new stone. I’m also looking forward to using my new can opener, it’s sad how simple things can make me happy. Since B was so tired after dinner we had him go straight to bed and then I cleaned up around the kitchen and spot cleaned stains from the carpet. Tonight I’m going to do a quick clean and then start cleaning the carpets. I will probably only get the dining room done but we’ll see how fast it goes. DH picked up his rash medication before coming home and holy cow was it pricey. $200 before insurance and $130 after insurance, at least it seems to be helping.
On my way home I’m going to stop by the Coop to buy a few things, it’s so much easier shopping there without the kids. I may even try to pick up some frozen food for dinner since I want a break and have a lot to do tonight. I hope B does better since I’d really like to make it to the play group tomorrow, but if he’s sick there’s not much I can do about it. My main goal this weekend is to control my eating, that’s easy enough right?
It was a really busy weekend and it didn’t end well so I’m tired and feeling blah today, wee! Friday I ran to the Coop before picking the kids up and I was excited to find pepperoni we can have. They also had lunch meat which was clear of everything except carrageenan, why put MSG in there? B didn’t nap at all and he was spouting off with some serious attitude, he’s going to learn to not talk back whether he likes it or not. We at least had a decent evening and didn’t have a battle at the dinner table. I dusted, cleaned the bathroom, and cleaned the carpet in the dining room and living room, it went fairly quick so that was nice. Saturday the kids were up at 7:30 so I got to sleep in a little bit. I didn’t waste time getting ready and it was a good thing since DH went to the Bball tournament and left everything for me to take care of, thanks honey! We went to the playgroup and had a great turnout and a lot of fun, it was nice to visit with everyone. We then headed home and the kids napped while I cleaned the rest of the carpet in the main room and cleaned the kitchen along with the tile and linoleum floors. Dinner time came up on me quickly and B helped me make dinner, well he played with his food while I made meatballs. After we ate DH gave the kids baths and I cleaned the carpet in their bedroom. DH and B then left for a Bball game and L and I ran to town to do some shopping. I got gas, went to Target, Michaels, and the grocery store. Once we got home I put things away then fed L and put her to bed. DH and B got home shortly after that and they seemed to have had a nice time. I got to bed later than I should have and getting up at 6 was rough. We had an easy morning and B ate his breakfast quickly so that helped out. DH left earlier than us to pick up the truck but we still wound up in front of him. The kids were good for the drive and we had a nice time at the cabin. Breakfast was yummy and then B and I went out to play while MIL hung out inside while L napped. We watched DH cut wood and B kept saying “hey guys, you making woods?” It was very cute. He also gave DH the thumbs up for doing such a great job. We then walked down by the river and collected some wood to add to the pile and then we helped move wood for DH. Things were great until B put a black plastic thing inside the gas can, he just can’t leave things alone. We then went inside and I tried to get him to nap, that didn’t work but he at least had some quiet time in the bedroom. At 2 MIL asked when we’d like to eat and I said I still needed to do laundry so the decision was to eat between 3 and 3:30 so we could be on the road by 4. That didn’t happen since we ate at 4 and weren’t on the road until 4:30. I was exhausted and a bit annoyed but its life and we just hauled home. It was really windy around Lvngstn to the point where it felt like I was sliding on ice, thankfully it was short lived. B did sleep the whole drive so that was nice and once we were home I started laundry, fed L solids, sat B in front of a small dinner, and helped DH with the wood. Once B was done eating DH continued with the wood and I went back inside to take care of the kids. I should have exercised after they were in bed but I didn’t, I didn’t even get to bed early because of my laundry that had to be done before I could go to bed. I commented to DH about how I didn’t think we were ever going to get out of there (referencing the late 4:00 eat time) and he responds with “Well I enjoy spending time with my parents and like to every now and then”. That just pissed me off, did I say I had an issue with spending time with them? No! Did I insinuate I don’t enjoy visiting with the IL’s? No! My reply was “thanks a lot”, he knew why I was mad and what he insinuated with his comment. We got into it and I told him I have things I have to do and it frustrates me that my time doesn’t matter at all. He of course did the standard, I’ll help out more if you let me know what to do. Why the hell should I have to let him know what to do, why can’t he open his damned eyes and look at the house to see what needs to be done? Garbage full? Take it out! Dishes in the sink? Put them in the dishwasher! Is there not a bottle ready for L in the morning and I’m in bed? Make a damned bottle! Is it really that hard? And the thing that kills me is when I do ask him to do something it takes days for him to do it or I have to do it. I have literally asked him to make a bottle for L so I had one in the morning because I was tired and do you think there’s one waiting for me? I don’t even have to answer that question we all know the answer. Do you think he printed out the pictures I requested this weekend? Of course he didn’t. And what good does it do for him to be helpful for a week then to just go back to his normal behavior? He just doesn’t get it and I really don’t think he ever will. I wish he would respect my time and acknowledge that I need some sleep, help, and time not once every 6 months but regularly. I’m still peeved at him and he knows it, he didn’t even bother asking me to put the medication on his back last night or this morning and I sure as hell wasn’t going to offer. Take me and all I do for granted like always because heaven forbid I am given time to do his ****ing laundry. And guess what I get to do tonight? The kids’ laundry, along with making dinner, preparing meals and clothes for tomorrow, and taking care of everything else but I sure won’t ask for enough time to do everything because that would make me an ungrateful *****.
That’s out so I’m moving on. L was at the playgroup and I mentioned to her that we should get together for walks during lunch and she was all for it, so I’m going to see if she wants to go tomorrow. I know that if I have someone to walk with it will be a big motivator for me and make the walk more enjoyable so I’m excited. I need to fill out my March Madness bracket, make a hair appointment, and call to get our pictures fixed today. I didn’t clean the carpet in the hallway or our bedroom but I will get to it before my LS party. Speaking of which I found a mocha punch that I’m going to make for the party, it sounds so yummy. I need to stay on top of things this week because it’s going to be a busy weekend, maybe if I can catch up on sleep that won’t be so hard to do.
I feel like I totally gorged myself this weekend, I think it was just more of eating too much at times and feeling crappy because of it. So my focus this week is to get back to controlling my portion sizes and not overeating, plus exercise will help me out. I’m sure the first couple days will be a bit hard but it will be well worth it. How do I so easily lose focus?
It started snowing before I left work, I think we got about 2-3 inches though I’m sure most of it will be gone since it’s supposed to be 49 today, at least the mountains are getting packed. DH picked the kids up so I got home a little early and that was nice. I threw a load of laundry in then made parmesan steak. After dinner it was bath time and I put our clothes away then discovered that B had left red chapstick in his pocket and all the clothes from the first load had to be sprayed with Spray N Wash then rewashed, it was awesome! I was just thankful it came out. The kids went down easily and then I went to bed shortly after, I was just beat. DH did a lot more around the house and it was nice though I don’t expect it to last. He’s a good man and he tries but things just don’t always seem to stick, and that’s OK. It’s more of an issue of me being given the time I need to get things done around the house, not so much that he needs to chip in more. Tonight we’re having shrimp and I’m a goober and bought tail-on shrimp, oh well it’s just a little bit more work. I really need to organize my freezers, I think if I can put things in groups it will help me a lot. For instance the frozen fruit and veggies can be put together, the meat can be put together, and then everything else. This way I will know exactly how much I have of everything rather than digging around here and there. Hopefully I can do this over the weekend, I need to just follow through with my plans rather than ignore them. I didn’t water the plants last night and I have to tonight, they’re starting to look a bit droopy. Other than that and putting the kids clothes away I don’t have a whole lot to do, so for sure I’m exercising tonight.
DH took me to lunch at Sola and it was really good, also really nice to get out of the office for awhile. He's stressing because things are a little slow at work, not that they have nothing to do but they don't have a lot waiting in the wings. I do my best to reassure him and it could have to do with it being spring break, it's just what goes along with owning your own business.