It was beautiful when I left work, I love the pre-spring days where it’s super cold in the mornings but gets nice out during the day. It’s a good way to ease into the freshness of spring while still enjoying the cold crispness of winter. I love the season changes and couldn’t imagine not having them. When I got to DC DH was there so it was nice having everyone home at the same time. L fell asleep on the ride home so DH took her inside and B and I played outside for awhile. We took a walk to drop the LS party invites in the neighbors mailboxes, played with bubbles, and made a snowman with DH then crawled all over it and of course destroyed it. B came over and chatted for a bit while we were outside then at 6:15 I said it was time to go in since I still needed to make dinner. I have a feeling with the evenings being nicer I’m going to have to get back into making dinner the night before so I can just throw it in and have time outside with the kids. B had shrimp for the very first time and at first he said mmm, then he said this is terrible. I had to hide behind L while I was giggling, poor DH had to just hold it in. He ate the shrimp and then had the rest when I helped him so he did like it. The only chores around the house I took care of where putting the kids’ laundry away, I still need to water the plants, the poor things. I didn’t want to exercise but I did make myself do my 20 min Buns & Thighs workout. Then DH and I sat on the couch and watched TV for a bit then we looked at the cake wrecks blog, it’s hilarious. I went to bed way too late but fortunately I don’t feel too bad today. I got some great cuddle time in with my kids, B held L’s hand while I was feeding her because she kept trying to play with his hair and ears. They’re so cute together.
Tonight I need to water the plants and probably do some organizing and cleanup. I’m so happy with how my carpets look, it really is impressive that the dry cleaning does such a great job. I’m afraid we aren’t going to get caught up this month. I’ve been really good with my purchases but DH has put a lot on his CC and its all stuff that’s justifiable so there’s not much we can do about it. Maybe in May we can catch up, since April is our vacation and we all know that doesn’t bode well for the pocket book. Maybe I will never be caught up again, that’s sad. We did get our hotel reservations set for of vacation so that’s a good thing. B really enjoyed looking at pictures of the pools where we’d be staying, at least he’s excited. I think our trip will be a lot of fun and I know my mind is going overboard on snacks and lunch things to pack. I want to keep us away from fast food as much as possible plus I need to be prepared with GF options.
Last edited by lifeisgood; 03-20-2009 at 11:52 AM.
When I picked B up from DC on Wednesday they told me he had several diarrheas and one went all the way down his leg. Great. He was in a great mood so we played outside a little bit and I went through the freezer so It’s at least a bit more organized and I know what I do and don’t have. Once we went inside I was pretty pressed on time for making dinner so I threw together potatoes, onions, and sausage with some fruit and veggies. DH enjoyed the meal and said it’s one he can smell from the garage, at least that’s a good thing. After dinner it was baths and bed. I then got in 20 min of Pilates, again I had to force myself to do it. The motivation to exercise just isn’t there but at least I stayed true to my week goal of not eating any sweets.
We couldn’t decide whether to keep B home or not but DH couldn’t stay home and I had a meeting I had to be at in the morning so I decided to leave work after that meeting to get the kids. A has been out with a virus and I know B was bored at DC, plus by the time I got there the other kids were sitting down to lunch while B sat with only milk. Poor guy. He did perk when he saw me. We then picked up L and headed home for our own lunches. After that it was nap time and I started cleaning my house, I was able to get things dusted and the kitchen started before B woke up. L didn’t sleep as long as I wanted either and she was up when I was at the end of my dusting. We also had a terrible accident and I’ve never heard her cry so intensely. She was sitting in the living room and reached forward to pull the green bucket over so she could play with the toys in there. Well there was an evil chop stick in there and as she fell forward the bucket fell toward her and the chop stick poked her eye and I literally mean her eyeball. She cried for 5 min and I felt terrible for her, I also felt like a bad mom since I should have taken care of that chop stick when I saw it earlier. Once we were over that trauma she happily played while I continued cooking. B was funny when he woke up because he was peeking under his door and said, “I see Lily”. That’s one way to let me know you’re up. B played in the kitchen while I finished cleaning the kitchen then we played in B’s kitchen. Once L was down for a nap we went outside and I ended up sweeping the garage and driveway. B is very possessive with his things when the neighbor kids come over, I can’t blame him since last year they just took things from him and walked all over him. I tried to explain to him that he needs to share things he’s OK with them playing with, it seemed to work a little bit. He also pedaled a little bit, mostly backwards but at least he was using the pedals and chose that bike over his push bike. We went inside and I fed L then started dinner later than I should have. We had the caramel apple pork chops but these chops were from Costco and much thicker than my other so the cook time was longer than I planned. They did turn out delicious though and we finally got B to try the apples, he liked them just like I knew he would. DH played with the kids while I cleaned up after dinner and we had a nice evening. Lots of b-ball with March Madness and DH is again doing much better than me in our pool, I told him someone has to make the rest of them look good. Once the kids were in bed I cleaned the bathroom so tonight all I have is the floors (including cleaning the carpet in the hallway and our bedroom), starting laundry, and watering the plants (yes I still haven’t done this and they are looking terrible). We have a play group tonight and it should be fun, I’m not sure if DH will be there or not, he said it depends on when the games are on.
DH has the day off and was going to keep B home but when he got to DC A was there so he dropped both kids off, it will at least give him more time to do what he needs. I asked him to get some strawberries from Coscto since I want to dehydrate them, yummy. Other than that the day is his. I think it will be a nice weekend and since the house is clean it will give me time to do little things I want to do. We are going to watch D while K & D move, so the boys will have a great time tomorrow and hopefully wear each other out.
On the GF front Betty Crocker is coming out with cake, cookie, and brownie mixes. This is great though I'll only use them when I'm pressed for time. Also Chex is coming out with more GF options in June (Cinnamon, Corn, Chocolate, Honey nut, and Strawberry). That is really exciting for me, though I do love the Koala Krisp. For lunch I had one of the Simply Asia GF noodle meals and it was good, I burned the heck out of my mouth but that's my own problem. The calories are a bit high so it's more of an in a pinch kind of meal.
This morning while I was walking to work I had my first smell of spring, I could really smell it in the air. I guess it's fitting with it being the first day of Spring and all. I'm really looking forward to enjoying out yard this year.
I sent out my LS e-vites and have had 2 no's and 2 yes's. SIL W is a yes and that really surprised me but I'm really glad. N stopped by last night while I was outside and said she's a maybe since it's her LO's 4th bday weekend and S is coming. I was hoping she'd make it but wasn't sure since she's busy until tax season. I did tell the ladies with LO's that they were welcome to come along, they can entertain each other while we have fun. I'm really looking forward to it. I hope to get our pictures up this weekend, I really want it done before the party.
I can't believe I keep forgetting this. On Wed evening L kept saying a-da-da so when I got her up from her catnap she was saying a-da so I kept saying dada and she did her a-da-da. DH was impressed and we're all very proud of her. B still has his conversations with her where he'll just repeat the sounds she makes, she loves it. She's able to crawl backwards and yesterday she started doing some forward movement. She'd start on her hands and knees but would get one foot on the ground and push forward with it. I watched her do two of those in a row then she plonked down on her belly to play with what she wanted.
It’s Monday but I don’t feel exhausted or bummed to be at work, that’s a nice change. It was a busy weekend but really good. DH met me at the CM after work to drop B off, we had a nice time playing and visiting with a couple tantrums thrown in for good measure. Once we were home DH put B in the bath and I made hamburgers then it was bed time for the kids. I ran to the grocery store for a few needed items, namely milk, then came home and I had a moment of cranky/stressed/too much to do too little time. Poor DH, I didn’t even feel like I gave him props for taking the cradle apart and putting it away or for making banana chips, at least I let him know I appreciated it on Saturday. I watered the plants, tidied up the kitchen, and cleaned the floors then went straight to bed. I was tired and had a Monday headache, not fair since it was Friday.
B was up at 6:30 and surprisingly his yelling “MAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMY” didn’t wake L. We had a great cuddle on the rocking chair while watching a Wubbzy then I got him breakfast and jumped in the shower. L was up around 7:30 and DH was up at 8. We were all ready for the day by 8:30, that’s a miracle on a Saturday. D arrived at the house around 9 and after the initial tornado of boys and toys we headed outside to play. I did make the boys clean things up before starting new things the whole day and it kept the mess contained, mostly to the bedroom since they didn’t want to clean that mess up. We played in the backyard for awhile then went out front to ride bikes and play with bubbles. The neighbor kids saw us outside and then bombarded the area pushing B aside so they could play with his stuff, not with him but with his stuff. D was smart enough to just get on a bike an avoid them. He asked B to ride bikes with him and B said “I have to stay with my stuff.” It was so sad, he can’t even enjoy himself when the neighbor kids are out because he doesn’t trust them with his toys, and rightfully so. The boys did eventually leave me and the neighbor kids so they could ride bikes with DH and I watched over B’s stuffs. Once they realized I wasn’t giving them more bubbles they soon left. The boys were soon starving so we went inside for chicken nuggets. You would have thought I was feeding them poison when both were pouting about having to finish their lunch and they had their hands covering their eyes with their heads down on the counter, I wish I would have gotten a picture because it was pretty funny. While they were fighting eating I made Montina bread (I was impressed with the texture, a lot like gluten bread and very soft not crumbly when you bite into it, though it’s not my favorite on flavor so I’ll probably try a mix of some sort) and dehydrated strawberries, great use of my time at least. L and I left for the LS party at 1:40 and we had a nice time there though I made sure I was on my way home by 3:30. It worked out since L was crabby and needed to eat, great excuse to get going. I’m at least ordering a ring but whether I get more will depend on if C was able to meet the minimum so she can enjoy the host benefits. I should know by tonight. When I got home the boys were having some down time and watching TV, there were soon up and playing after I got home. DH was tired so he took a nap and I fed L then started dinner. At 5:15 B was on non-stop tantrums so DH had him lie down and he took a short nap, we didn’t want him to sleep too long. K picked D up shortly after 6 and then we woke B and I got in some more cuddle time on the rocking chair (it was a great day for cuddles). We put the kids in bed early and then DH and I settled on the couch to watch a movie. We chose The Changeling and it was really good, I enjoyed though but it sure makes me even more set on not letting my kids out of my sight.
L was up at 6:00 on Sunday, I was happy that she was just talking and then I heard B at 6:30. He wasn’t hollering for me so I stayed in bed but DH apparently heard him and got up so I stayed in bed until 8, it was so nice. L apparently was sleeping when DH got B and she didn’t get up until 7:30, too bad B didn’t sleep in more. DH went back to bed once I was up and since the kids were already fed all I did was get them dressed. B and I colored and used finger paints and once L was down for her nap I put Wubbzy in for B and I took a shower. When I was out of the shower B came into the bathroom and with his snotty disrespectful tone said “stupid”. I don’t know if he was calling me stupid or what but it was completely disrespectful and not going to be tolerated. I put him in TO and he then said it again so it was an even longer TO. I explained to him that we don’t use that word and why but this wasn’t the last of it for the day. This woke DH up since it all started in the bathroom and when we went in to get my clothes DH let me know he was up, I felt bad for waking him but at least he wasn’t mad about it. We went outside for some playtime and I cut some of my perennials. When DH and L joined us we tried to go for a walk and B chose his trike but he wanted us to push him and he was getting too frustrated with pedaling even though he was doing fine. We decided to go for a walk after nap time so we went inside to eat lunch. I made potato pancakes and they turned out pretty good for my first try. B took a 3 hour nap and L was down for her nap so I ran to the grocery store to get a few things but mostly to get my BC. Once I was home I went through my LS catalog to go over what I wanted to get and I talked with DH about where to put the pictures. Once B was up DH started putting pictures up but we then had another stupid episode and lots of TOs with this one. He kept whispering stupid under his breath while he was in TO so we kept extending it. Even while we were getting shoes and coats on to go outside he kept saying stupid, I don’t know what was going through his head. Once this was over we walked around with the kids in the wagon. It was a bit windy and cold and it started sprinkling after we got home so we were soon inside. I then started making pizza and breadsticks and I ate too much but other than that I did great this weekend. Now that my chocolate cravings seem to be under control I need to get my butt back into exercising. We have started putting L down earlier since she seems to need more sleep so B had both of us all to himself for about 45 min and I think he loved it. We played hockey, which was us “skating” around the house and throwing rings. He stated that he was Uncle Craig and I was Sue. We were sitting on the floor watching TV and I saw the preview for the new Osbourne show and I said “what a stupid show”. Great job Cindy, way to say stupid. So I went into TO and sat there for awhile then DH asked B if I could get out of TO. I apologized and said even mom and dad say things they aren’t supposed to, DH said he’ll be there at some point too. I was exhausted and went to bed instead of exercising. Tonight I will exercise. Period.
On Friday L pulled herself up on her activity center and she has started making the ba sound. It’s so fun seeing her get so excited and proud of their achievements. B has had grainy poops since last summer, we actually thought he was eating sand because it’s so grainy. But when there was no way he could be eating sand and he still had the poops we knew it was something else. I searched before but I did another search this morning and this is a common symptom in LO’s with celiac/gluten intolerance. So we’re going to put B on a GF diet and see if it helps him at all. This is fine when at home but DC is going to be another issue. I’m going to talk with S and see what I can bring for him for snacks and give them what I need to. We’ll give this a month and see if there’s any improvement. He also has such soft BM’s even when he’s healthy so that may be another sign. And it could be something else but the only way to tell (other than blood work) is to cut it out and see what happens.
B was in a great mood when I picked him up from DC, he was really giggly. I talked with S about moving him to a GF diet and I gave her a little bit of info and then printed out a list of things he can’t have, I hope they don’t get too overwhelmed by it. I did send some “cheerios”, graham crackers, and chips for them to use for snacks and I’ll need to pick up a few more things like cookies. DH was home when we got there so B and I played outside for quite awhile then went in because we were cold. My mom called while I was outside so I chatted with her and SIL W is not coming to my Lia Sophia party, I don’t know why she RSVP’d yes. We had blackberry pancakes for dinner and I made a lot of extras to freeze for breakfast. I paid bills, put laundry away, and found a recipe to use for the salmon we’re having tonight. It’s fast and sounds really yummy, we’ll see what Brodie thinks of salmon. After the kids were in bed I did 50 min of Kick Max and holy cow was I pouring sweat, my legs are sore today too. I will be giddy when I can do all of exercises with her, it’s going to be awhile. Tonight I’m going to do Pilates, let’s see if I can get a full week of alternating Pilates and cardio in. I am planning to clean the carpet in the hallway and our bedroom tonight and if I have time to file. We’ll see how the evening goes. B is enjoying playing outside when we get home so that means I’m losing 45 min to an hour every evening in the house, I guess I’ll just have to adjust with quick to make meals.
Just as a note, the last sandy poop B had was on Sunday.
I am completely sore from my Kick Max workout. My inner, outer, back and upper thighs are completely sore and my butt is sore, this is a good thing but wow did it hit me hard. I talked with DC about B’s can’t eat list and they seemed a bit overwhelmed recommending that it may be easier to have a list of what he can eat. I had DH take some chocolate cookies and pretzels for his snacks and this weekend I’ll also get animal crackers that he can eat along with veggie booty. Of course his first day GF it was someone’s birthday and they had to distract him so he didn’t realize he was missing out on cupcakes. I told them that I am more than happy to bring a cupcake in for him they just have to let me know. So I will be making cupcakes and then freezing them so I have some on-hand. He missed out on goldfish for a snack and was asking me for them when we got home, somehow I made him happy with raisins instead (probably because I let him carry the whole bag around, shhh). I have searched the internet for GF cheese crackers to substitute but they don’t make any, bah! I do have a recipe to make my own cheese crackers so that’s on my list for this weekend also. One bummer is that we will also have to supply lunch on Friday now, I always liked not having to worry about packing B’s lunch for Friday, oh well. I’m going to be busy cooking this weekend whether I want to or not. It was spitting snow when we got home so we didn’t’ play outside. We stayed plenty entertained inside and I called my mom to talk about a few things and order some new MK things from her. The salmon turned out yummy though B didn’t want any. I did get him to take a bite but he spit it out. I didn’t like fish when I was little so I’m not going to push it on him, though I will encourage him to keep trying it. I didn’t give L her catnap since she’s been going to bed about an hour earlier and it seemed to work out OK. Mostly I just forgot that she needed a catnap, I get distracted too easily. I did get in 20 min of Pilates and I did the workout that uses hand weights, my arms were exhausted. They can just fit right in with the rest of me being sore. I want to do a STEP workout tonight but if I’m still really sore I may just do arm workouts and go to bed early, we’ll see. I didn’t clean the carpet last night or file, maybe I’ll get around to it tonight.
I'm curious whether B will grown more on this GF diet, I'm not sure if it's normal for a 2 year old to only gain 3 lbs in a year but it just doesn't seem right. If he is celiac then it would explain why he isn't growing a lot, well he's getting taller. I will feel major guilt if he's been malnourished from being celiac and I wasn't quick enough to recognize the symptoms. It's amazing how easy it is to ignore things we just don't want to be.
I'm feeling major anxiety right now. I'm stressed about DH stressing about the store, I'm feeling guilty for spending money on anything and everything (my Lia Sophia party this weekend will cost us though I need to figure out what I really want and then leave the rest for later), and I'm feeling sorry for myself because so far hardly anyone is showing up for my party. I know it's petty and stupid but I fell like I'm tying in my show of people to whether or not I'm liked. This is why I don't do parties because I start to take things personally, what the heck happened in my past that I do this? Maybe it's been the terrible birthday parties I've had as a child. I know that my self esteme doesn't rely on whether people come over to a party and I know that people aren't going to judge me if there are only a few people at my party so why do I feel like that's the case? Am I really that insecure?
Last edited by lifeisgood; 03-25-2009 at 01:27 PM.
I’m not feeling as “poor me” today so that’s a good thing. I hate feeling like that and there’s no need for it, things always work out. And anyways I’m not in charge so why stress about what I can’t control. DH picked the kids up from DC so I stopped at the grocery store before heading home. It was snowing off and on so we didn’t play outside but B did help me bring groceries in. N came over to give me her LS order and we chatted for a bit while the kids played, B also received a birthday invitation for Kailey’s birthday on Sunday so that will be fun. Looks like I’m for sure making cupcakes so he can have something with the other kids. After they left I made tacos and DH gave the kids a bath while I got everything ready for today. I then left at 7 because we had an association meeting. It was interesting, but not surprising, to see who hasn’t paid their dues in the past years and to hear some of the crazy stories about the things our neighbors do. Like stealing a neighbors garbage can because it was bigger and then putting it out on garbage day, like no one will notice. It was 8:30 when I got home and since B had wanted to sit by the window to wait for me I had to go in and give him kisses. I then made banana chips and cuddled with DH on the couch until I fell asleep. I did nothing on my to-do list, what a surprise!
I have a hair appointment this afternoon so I’m working through lunch. I then have plenty of chores to do around the house and we’re just having hotdogs and macaroni & cheese for dinner. Easy meals are a blessing at times. I e-mailed my MIL saying I’d love for her to make it to my party, we’ll see what she says. H also RSVP’d yes so I’m excited to meet her new little guy, gosh he’s 2 months now I think. DH has been trying to get a hold of FIL to ask him how his appointment went last week regarding the plan of attack for his prostate cancer. We haven’t talked to them but Jason did and he filled us in. Guess what the plan is? Do nothing and check it again in 6 months. DH was not pleased and I’m pretty put off too. My first thought is that they need to get a second opinion, I don’t think they are. And second, they don’t treat prostate cancer when they believe the person will likely die from something else first. I think this is making DH feel even more strongly that they may not be telling us everything and I hate to see the worry on DH’s face he has enough to stress about right now. FIL is 70, he should still have plenty of years ahead of him so why aren’t they doing something? Ugh!
I love my haircut, Ellie did a great job and it’s nice and springy. It’s pretty short compared to what it was, I had her cut it to my jaw line, but DH seems to like and I like it so it’s a winner. I feel like I got nothing done once I got home. L fell asleep in the car so she was napping in the house and B and I played a little bit outside then we played inside for awhile. I talked with my mom and fed L then I started dinner, later than I should have. I wanted there to be leftovers for B so I had a smoothie, I also wasn’t very hungry so it hit the spot. Once the kids were in bed I sewed up a couple holes in DH’s gloves, they are his favorite and he wanted to take them snowboarding today. After that I did a little bit of clean up but for the most part I cuddled with DH and then went to bed. L woke at 1:00 am (surprising me since she never wakes in the middle of the night) and that woke B so I had two kids to calm down. I took L out of the room and had no idea what was going on with her, luckily DH smelled her poopy diaper so she got a change and then it was full out screaming. Nothing was making her happy, she didn’t have a fever, she wasn’t hungry, she just kept screaming. I got her to burp and that seemed to help then we put her in our room and fell asleep. B then woke at 4:00 am thinking it was time to get up and he wasn’t happy that it was still night time, needless to say I didn’t get a great night of sleep.
I have a lot to do tonight (water plants, start laundry, clean the house, clear toys out of the living room, pick up B’s room, and make brownies) and I’m sure I won’t have time to exercise. As long as I can stay focused this weekend and concentrate on my loss lately (I’m down to 163.2 as of today) I should be able to make it. I am going to freeze half of the brownies so that will also help my cause. My Lia Sophia party is at 2 tomorrow so I will have plenty of time to wrap anything up and have things ready to go. I’m going to try to get B to nap early so he’s not a little crab running around. MIL isn’t going to make it to the party, I’m a bit bummed. After the party I want to do our shopping, we need a lot of things and I would rather not have to do it on Sunday. K’s b-day party is Sunday at 3 and I would like to have things quiet for most of Sunday so I don’t feel like the day has gotten away from me. It should be a fun weekend and I’m trying not to focus on my low numbers for the party, maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
According to MIL, in regards to FIL’s prostate cancer, “all’s well for now and we’ll see how things are, come September”. Do they not realize that since he’s relatively healthy now it’s a good time to fight off something rather than later on when he may not have such good health and is older? I’m beyond frustrated.
How in the world did I forget to mention this? This morning L puked up a little bit on the carpet so I moved her away from the spot and B got the spotbot out for me, he's such a helper. I started cleaning the spot with the hose and L decided she needed to check this out so she got on her hands and knees and crawled (2 crawls) to me. I was so proud of her and I hope she realized what she did and how she did it. The best part was that DH caught it also and he was in the kitchen, nice to have us both see it.