I came home early yesterday, my stomach was hurting so bad and (warming TMI) I was in the bathroom at work 3 times in 10 min, not my idea of fun. I felt so crappy that I had DH pick B up from day care since he was out and about, I just didn't think I would make it. As soon as I got hom I puked and I did feel better for a little while after that but of course the pain came back. I decided I'm not going to work today, for starters I know my stomach still isn't happy but I haven't eaten yet so it hasn't hit me full force. Plus I was planning on leaving early today anyways so we can get on the road and get to Fsyth so what the heck.
On a happy note, DH gave me my present yesterday. When I walked in the house sitting in my dining room is the most beautiful hutch, I was so excited. It matches the tv stand and it goes great with our dining room table. I cleaned it yesterday but we have to move it over a little to center it before I can put all of my stuff in and on it. He spent way too much but I'm so happy, this means that my upstairs has all the furniture I wanted in it and now all that's left is a little bit of wall decorations. He's too good to me. The hutch is pictured on the main page at Conlin's. http://www.conlins.com/ Since we aren't really wine drinkers I'll remove the wine bottle holder.
DH has some onsite this morning packing up the computer supplies for the Burns office here in town. He's hoping that after that he can just come home and we can leave so I'm hoping we can get out of here in the early afternoon. It snowed a little skiff (I'll go out and shovel soon) but they say more is coming early today, I'm happy to see the snow but just want the roads to be good for us.
Well I better get showered, shovel, and start packing up the car and making sure she's got the fluids she needs. Merry Christmas!
Christmas was really nice and I can hardly believe it's off to work again tomorrow. We left for my parents at 2:00 on Friday and the roads were really good so that was a plus. It's been so warm in Fsyth that there wasn't any snow so that was a bit disappointing but oh well.
Saturday was just my parents and us so we were able to relax and let B spend lots of time with Mimi & Papa. DH, my dad, and I went to Night at the Museum and enjoyed the movie it was funny and clean. My niece was puking on Sunday morning so we were told my brother and his family wasn’t coming up at all but since they are always so indecisive they did come up in the end. We also watched Lady in the Water and I enjoyed it a lot, The Village is still my favorite but this kept us all guessing through the end. My brother and his family arrived around 4:00 on Sunday and it was a whole different dynamic in the house after that, it’s not bad just not the same. I ended up making dinner on Sunday night before church because all the kids wanted my mom and there was no way she could take care of them and make dinner on time so I stepped up to the plate. Of course SIL didn’t help at all.
The candlelight service was nice; Liz didn’t listen the whole time and ran around doing whatever she wanted (that was a little annoying since we were only there for 30 min). This is behavior they never would have tolerated from Logan but for some reason she’s treated totally different. During Christmas dinner they kept yelling at Logan because he’d get up from his chair but when Liz did it they ignored her, I wish they’d treat them both the same because I really feel bad for Logan. We got home and opened presents and my grandma came over for a little bit to exchange some presents and hold B. She was looking good and I hope she’s done with surgeries for a while.
We all got a lot of nice things and B got a ton of presents, I had to keep his stuff away since Liz wanted to play with everything and since she had been sick I didn’t want her to spread her germs. I also didn’t want her to break anything because she will try to get into his things that won’t hold her weight and heaven forbid C or W tell her to leave his things alone. We sprinkled reindeer food with magic glitter on the lawn and Logan was so excited he said, “we better get sleeping before Santa gets here.” I fell asleep on the couch after.
Christmas day went fast, I started out putting away dishes because W doesn’t clean up after her kids but dinner was great and we left after feeding B so we were home around 7:00 pm. We opened the rest of our presents when we got home and B played with some of his new toys a little bit, he was pretty excited about all the things he was surrounded with. I’m spending today putting things away, doing laundry, and relaxing. B woke at 6:30, ate, and slept until 9:30. So I was able to sleep in some and it felt great. His sleeping was horrible while we were gone. His naps didn’t last past 45 min because he’d wake and hear all the activity so he wouldn’t go back to sleep. He also kept waking every 2 hours at night and last night wasn’t too much better. He kept waking while DH was still up and DH ended up feeding him (after everything else failed) 7 oz in the middle of the night, so I think he’s going through a growth spurt. He’s also been eating a ton during the day and he likes peas and green beans, yea! His naps today have been pretty good so hopefully tonight will be back to normal, or at least close.
My niece, Liz, is 2.5 and she still isn’t talking so both of her grandmas have mentioned to her parents that they should see if something is wrong. C and W both were mad but my SIL decided to call STEP and have them look at her. She is developmentally behind in her speech and they are starting therapy with her once a week, my brother is still mad and won’t acknowledge that she’s behind and needs some help but thank God my SIL is doing what needs to be done. STEP asked my SIL why she didn’t call them earlier but still my brother is keeping his head in the clouds. My mom is also concerned, hasn’t told my brother of course, about her not being potty trained yet. She still poops and pees in her diaper and doesn’t seem to be bothered when she’s sitting in a filthy diaper. My mom is worried she may be developmentally behind on more than just her speech but we’re hoping if that’s the case that STEP will see the signs and tell C & W rather than one of us having to mention something. I know everything will work out but I need to pray that there’s nothing wrong with her, I don’t think C would be able to handle it.
Well I better get motivated and clean this place up.
It is really quiet around work today, not surprising since I’m sure most people are taking this whole week off. The great part is I got a parking spot in the very front and it should be an “easy get a lot of things done” kind of day and week. I wasn’t too productive yesterday but those days are needed now and then. I did get our laundry done and I’m going to do B’s tonight, I also filled my dining hutch with dishes (I still need to decorate it but that will happen after the Christmas decorations are taken down), and I organized/cleaned our junk drawers and the cupboards below them.
I am determined (yes I’ve said this before but I really am going to force myself to do this now that the holiday’s are over) to start exercising daily and watching what I eat. I think I need to first cut out the candy and bad foods I ingest along with soda and then I will cut back on my portion intake. I want to be able to fit in my pre-pregnancy clothes again and feel good about my looks by the summer time. My body shape will never be skinny and I’m ok with that but where I’m at now is unattractive and most importantly unhealthy. Wish me luck!
B did really well with his naps yesterday and was right on schedule so that made me happy. He also ate a ton; we gave him 12 oz before bed along with cereal hoping it would hold him through the night. He wasn’t too crazy about the beans the second time around so we’ll see how he does tonight. He slept solid until 2:00 when he woke and fussed a little, I was hoping that if I gave him the pacifier right away he wouldn’t wake himself up. Well he fussed 3 times within 20 min and then he talked/fussed for about 15-20 min and I was hoping he’d just fall asleep on his own. He started to get more worked up around 3:00 so I went in and explained that it was still night time and that he needed to settle down and sleep, he was kicking his feet and his eyes were wide open. I gave him the pacifier and left, he gave 3 wails and then was quiet until 6:00 when I woke him up. This is at least a step in the right direction and hopefully tonight he’ll be back to normal. The cruddy thing is he’s going to be thrown off again this weekend when we go to RL for New Year’s and then his 6 month appt (more immunizations) is on the 5th. Oh well! I’m hoping sometime in January I can work on breaking him from his pacifier, let’s hope he stays healthy.
He’s figured out how to bounce and move on the Radio Flyer Horse Mimi & Papa bought for him, I think it will be a good way for him to work on his balance and get his back and stomach muscles strong. He’s also playing with the Busy Bus they got him, he can’t use a lot of the things it has but he does like to twirl the tick tack toe pieces. He’s also still a little young for the dragon we got him but he had his lips puckered out (this is his concentration look that he got from my side) as he checked it out and the lights and sounds it made. Once he can sit up on his own he’ll really enjoy it. I think I’m going to see what he thinks of the Little Leaps Learning System tonight, I know this is a little old for him too but at least he can grow into these things. He’s been really enthralled with the lap top lately so that may be an idea for a gift down the road, he and daddy can both work hard on the computer together DH was letting him type on the lap top this weekend and of course he removed a couple keys. He’s going to have to get better at not letting him play with things that are too old for him, even though it was really cute watching him type IM’s.
DH IM’d me and said daycare called because B has been crying, has a 100 degree temp, and is grabbing his ear (I missed their call when they called me). So I assume he’s heading right over to get B taken care of and daycare calls me again saying it’s been 45 min since they called and he’s still not there. So I call DH and he still hadn’t left work, I’m not pleased and I’m going to chat with him about getting out of their pronto or getting a hold of me so I can go. I’m all worked up right now and am a bundle of nerves, I just hate it when I know B’s unhappy and I can’t be there to comfort him.
I made an appointment with the pediatrician’s office so DH is taking him straight there. We just finished his amoxicillin on Saturday so I’m guessing it just didn’t get rid of his infection completely and now it’s strong enough to bother him again. The poor baby, I would prefer that I be the one that’s sick and not him.
So I guess I’ll try to get as much done as possible in case I’m stuck at home tomorrow.
I’m at work today and I’m happy about it, what a concept! DH took B to the Dr. and he has an ear ache so we now have ear drops to give him and another antibiotic. This one cost over $50 and I guess the pharmacist was a little nervous when she told DH, I’m sure a lot of people freak out on them when they see the cost of meds. I’m thankful that we have the money so we don’t have to worry about breaking the bank when crap like this comes up. When I got home B was in a decent mood but he hadn’t slept for awhile so I rocked him and he crashed on me for almost 2 hours then woke for his pre-bed feeding. He didn’t get to bed until after 8:00 because I had to hold him on his side for about 20 min to make sure the ear drops stayed in, but he went down fast and slept really well for being sick. He woke at 1:00 and the pacifier calmed him for a little bit but he was happiest when I let him hold my hands until he was out cold. He then woke again at 4:45 and the pacifier did the trick that time. He was really happy this morning so we’re having him go to daycare and I think he’ll do fine.
On a very happy note we got snow! I’d say about 3 inches and it’s still coming down lightly. The Interstate was a little slick and the side streets in town hadn’t been plowed yet but it’s great to see snow again. We’ll have to get B dressed in his new snowsuit (it’s suede and from our friends M & R) and get some pictures to send to M & R so they can see him playing in the snow.
Today’s going to be another quiet one and I’m not sure what exactly I’m going to do. I need to get my desk organized and file some things then I’ll start working on consolidating my records with accountings, oh the fun!
I talked with my mom yesterday and the results from Liz’s tests with STEP came in and she’s 43% behind on her speech and only 20 some% of where she’s suppose to be on something else affecting her speech (mom couldn’t remember what it was). Since she’s behind on 2 categories their work with her will be free and they’ll be coming to the house weekly so SIL can learn how to work with her. My brother has now accepted that she needs the help and isn’t fighting it anymore, thank God for knocking some sense into him.
B did really well at day care yesterday and he slept ok last night. He did fuss 3 different times and if he wasn’t sick I would have let him fuss himself to sleep but I’m a sucker and gave him his pacifier each time. I also wanted to make sure he didn’t have a fever and was still propped in his boppy properly so that’s my excuse also. We’ve been practicing sitting on the bed in the mornings when I have a few minutes before I have to leave and he enjoys falling over every which way. He can sit upright (not in the tripod) for about 2 sec and I’m happy with that. We played on the horse last night and he was having a good time on there, I’m so happy it came with a wraparound to hold him up. He’s decided to start arching his back more so when we put him in the swing we have to start buckling him in. I put him on the floor to arch his back and hopefully roll but nope, he just cried and looked at me like I was torturing him. I’ve noticed that when I put him somewhere to play if he sees me he starts to fuss and want to be held so I think now is a good time to start implementing the BW idea of a play area where they can’t you. I’ll probably have to use his bedroom since the kitchen, living, and dining rooms are all open. That’s not so bad since it should mean we can probably get some of his toys out of the living area. I need to organize his bedroom better so there’s room for all his stuff, its ridiculous how many toys he already has. He’s also enjoying being held as I do things around the house, he watches every little thing and then will try to help, I love his cute little hands and how busy they are. Hopefully this means he’ll be my little helper when he’s older but I won’t hold my breath.
I’m not really in the mood to travel again this weekend but I better get there fast. I plan to do laundry tonight and finish it tomorrow morning then I’ll have to pack, at least we don’t have presents to load up this time. I need to pay bills tonight and maybe do a little bit of cleaning. I’m just in the mood to be lazy and do a lot of nothing so that’s an option too. My dad put new spark plugs in the car last weekend and that has gotten rid of the jerking the car was doing, yeah! Thank God because I did not want to deal with a bad transmission.
I was thinking about how broke we use to be, it’s funny how once you’re not broke anymore you quickly forget all of the sacrifices you made. I think the “best” memory from our poor house days was when we’d eat pancakes for dinner 2-3 nights a week. I’d say some of the best advice we got from Harvey at our pre-marriage counseling was, “You can go a long way on love and pancakes.” I’m not sure why that memory makes me smile but it does.
DH wants to build me a kitchen computer, I had never even heard of them! It will be a small and simple machine (with internet of course) that I can put my recipes on. I think we’ll put the box on the corner of the counter (I just need to decide if I want black or silver) and then the flat screen monitor will be mounted to the bottom of the cabinets so I can pull it down when I’m using it. He’s really excited about it and I’m getting more excited than I was at first. I now need to see if I can find the software I have for recipes on the computer, hmmm.
I think we got a total of 6 inches yesterday, the roads are still a bit hairy here and there but all in all it’s not bad. Everything is so pretty after it snows; I always wish I had a camera with me to capture some of the beautiful sights. Let’s hope it sticks around until spring this time, it’s suppose to get cold again (negatives at night and teens for the high) so it’ll be around for a little while at least.
Well enough babbling for one day, I must file!
My plan last night was to relax and sleep, I think this little cold I have is giving me headaches. Well DH informs me that a friend of his from High School is staying one night with us next week, which I'm fine with but that meant I had to clean the house, put the Christmas decorations away, do laundry, and pack all before 4:00 today. So I cleaned everything but the floors last night and asked DH to help me take the tree down, he states that he has to clean the basement bathroom (which is a chore I gave to him since he's the one that uses it and it's the one next to our spare bathroom) and heads downstairs. An hour and a half later I have all the decorations packed and am pissed because we all know it DOES NOT take 1.5 HOURS to clean a bathroom. It's 11:30, I'm tired and I start taking all the boxes to the storage room. Well low and behold DH is playing on his computer but pops up as soon as he sees me to act like he's working. He then asks me what he can do, well I told him what he could do 1.5 hours earlier but obviously "work" is for the wife to do. I told him I'll take care of it (I know he knows by this and my tone that I'm not a happy camper) and he gets some attitude and walks away from me. I'm still ticked off at him for leaving everything but the bathroom to me and I'm not going to be lovey dovey and sweet this weekend, I'll be quiet and act like the slave/cleaner that he seems to think I am. Selfish, selfish men!
So finally, 20 min to 4:00, I have everything taken care of and the car is packed. B has been great today for me so that has helped a lot. I'm still not too excited to head to RL and maybe I'll take a nap on the way since I didn't get much sleep last night. 12:30 to 5:30 isn't my idea of sleep on a weekend night.
Other than me being annoyed nothing much is going on, I really hope I can practice patience and not be overly sensitive (won't help that AF is here) with MIL and FIL. At least my house is clean and the laundry is done, that's something to think of. I need to pay bills but I think I'll put that off until Monday, right now I'm urging to play with my little angel.
Our trip to RL went ok, DH and I didn't talk the 2.5 hours there and it was all because of me, though I'm a sucker and am being nice to him again without my apology. It's like with a child, if you don't talk with them when the behavior happens it doesn't do any good, though I am holding this as ammo the next time (about in a month I'm sure we get into him not helping me around the house.
B slept the whole way to RL so when we got there I let him stay up about an hour later than usual, the IL's were all happy to see him. I was feeling crappy, my head had a ton of pressure and I was tired, so I went to bed fairly early and so did DH because I gave him my cold. We were stuck in the room with the trundle bed, I despise that thing but I was happy that it basically seperated DH and me.
Sunday was an ok day, B didn't nap worth a darn (he didn't even make it to the 45 min intruder it was more like 30 min). We watched the neice and nephews sled and went to the nature center to see the animals. I'm not one that likes to see wild animals enclosed and kept from living the life their meant to live but I was ok with this place because it takes in animals that have been orphaned, wounded, or abandoned by people who should know that say bobcats DO NOT make good housepets. They have info on each animal to say how they got there, I felt especially bad for the hawk that was hit by a car and lost it's left wing. It was bitter cold so we made the trip a fast one and headed back to the house. After we warmed up B and DH went for a tobogan ride pulled behind the 4-wheeler. B was pretty indifferent but he looked so sweet in his snow suit. We were able to get out of going to the neighbors house because B was in bed though BIL and his family all tried to stay behind with B and send us with MIL and FIL, nobody wanted to go and in the end we all got out of it. B kept waking between 10:30 and 11:30 so I called it an early night and laid down with him so he'd stay asleep, this meant I got to skip out on the champagne (bleh!) toast that MIL forced everyone into.
Last year we told everyone that we were pregnant on New Year's Eve and MIL still tried to get me to drink champagne. She has the nerve to tell me that day care is damaging for my child but she apparently thinks fetal alcohol syndrome isn't. They brought me to tears that night. We told both parents that we were pregnant by wrapping a pacifier in a box as a present, the first thing FIL says to me after they find out is "what are you going to do about work?" We then get into the long debate about me working vs. not working. Really they have no say because DH and I are totally independant of them. These comments continued for 10 months until I had DH talk with MIL to tell her to back off because I was to the point where nice comments were not going to continue to come out of my mouth. So that night I dealt with this and DH didn't help me out or support our decision at all, he watched t.v. and didn't "hear" the conversation. Then I had to continually say no to the champagne, we're not in high school I should not be pressured to drink and how dare they try to force me! Then we were looking at pictures of SIL's wedding 5 months earlier and my newphew says that I look fat in the family picture and not one person told him that was rude (he was 9) or made any other comment. I had had enough at this point, went to bed and cried. What a great start to the new year huh?
I missed the count down and I didn't care, New Year's doesn't mean much to me just another number to write on my checks. When MIL and FIL came back from the neighbors party she was yelling down the hallway for B because she could hear him on the monitor. DH had to tell her to leave us be because I was getting him to sleep. She expected me to bring him out since he was "up", he's 6 months old and I'm not going to get him more excited and awake by bringing him out for some stupid celebration. She needs to use some common sense.
I didn't get to sleep in today and that's not a real surprise. MIL got up each morning when B had his first feeding so instead of me being able to sneak us back to bed she had to distract him and make it harder on me. I know she's just trying to enjoy her grandson but unless she's going to offer to take him so I can sleep I'd just rather her stay in bed so I can go back to bed. My mom wanted to do the first feeding but she also offered to take B so I could go back to sleep, unless the offer is put out by them I assume I'm staying up with B and not going back to bed.
BIL and his family hit the road early, they had a 6.5 hour drive to Msla, and we hung out until around 1:00. B slept the whole way home, it was awesome, and I have everything put away, bills paid, the house organized, and a load of whites done. I'm tired and should be in bed rather than writing but addictions are a bitch. B went down really easily and I hope he STTN, it's hard telling how he'll do when everything's been scrambled. I'm really looking forward to being home next weekend so we can relax.
B rolled over twice today and this time I think it was from him meaning to. He's done it twice before but I think those have been flukes. Then he got really tired and frustrated so I was scolded for about 5 min (longest one yet). He's so much like my family it's scary! He was really happy to see his kicking piano when we got home and immediately started kicking the bird's face, the horse was a big hit too, it's cute seeing him so happy to be home.
Well I better call it a night, happy 2007!
B slept ok last night for our transition back to normal. He did wake at 1:00 and was wide awake, I went in 3 times to give him the pacifier and tell him it was still night time and he needed to sleep more and let mommy sleep more. The third time was a charm at least. He’s been a stinker about taking his medicine so I’ve had to give him the pacifier and sneak the medicine in the corner of his mouth, it’s rather annoying. We finished his ear drops yesterday so he should be happy about that, not that he’ll realize anything’s different.
I deleted my weekly meetings with my ex-boss from my calendar today and that felt really good. Now I’m going through her files to see if I need to keep stuff or if I can toss it, then I hope to finish consolidating our expenses with accounting. I’m tired today and hopefully I can get my bum into bed earlier tonight, we’ll see.
I’m having a hard time deciding whether to try to break B of the pacifier at night or to just leave it until he’s a year. The pro to the pacifier over his fingers is that I can take it away from him but the downfall is that he’ll wake at night and want me to put his pacifier back in his mouth. Some nights he settles himself without the pacifier but other nights he wants it. I think I may try this weekend without the pacifier and see how it goes, I also have a 3 day weekend coming up next weekend and I can try then also, as long as we stay home which I’m hoping. When we’re away from home or he’s not feeling good there’s no point in putting all of us through the misery. Plus he gets extra spoiled when things aren’t the norm. We were talking about how B slept at my parents over Christmas and DH mentioned that we brought him to bed with us because he kept waking and MIL’s face clearly stated she thought that was horrible. I didn’t care to mention that we only do that under special circumstances and I’m sure she thinks we sleep with him every night. He does great on his own when we’re home but when we’re not home it’s a totally different story and I can’t blame him. On Friday night we went without the pacifier, he fell asleep fine without it but he sure had more of a struggle falling back to sleep after he woke. I wonder how he’d do if I put his hand to his mouth instead of his pacifier? Maybe I’ll try that this week and see.
I didn’t get to bed early last night so I’ll try again tonight. I don’t know what it is with me, I mean to get a good night sleep but I’ll read a book or watch a show and the next thing I know its 10:00. B was extra cranky last night and I thought it was because he was tired but after a cat nap he was still cranky so I guess it was mostly him being hungry. He did play on his horse while I made dinner and he’s so cute playing with the horse’s ear and smiling. He didn’t sleep too well, went down fine but I got out of bed 3 times and DH got out of bed 2 times because he wanted his pacifier in the middle of the night. Last night made my mind up for me, we are going to break him from this pacifier habit at night and I’m planning to do it this weekend. I know he’ll cry and be unhappy and I’ll be tired but it has got to be done. I can and will be strong and determined. Hopefully after 2 nights he’ll be set but I’m sure it’ll be more like 3-5 nights. I’m trying to finish the Baby Whisperer before Friday so I have a plan to follow, I should be able to accomplish that.
I need to get started on my Christmas thank-yous, e-mail some pictures of B to family and friends, and get the guest bedroom ready for Maren. She’ll be up tomorrow so I will be able to get out of cooking, yippee!
I talked with my SIL W yesterday and she said STEP will cover what their insurance won’t for Liz as long as they are in a specific income bracket. Well my brother makes a decent amount and I’m sure they’ll be out of the income bracket, though I didn’t mention this to W, and if STEP won’t cover the costs it sounds like they aren’t going to have them work with Liz. She said they don’t want a $500 bill with STEP so she’d work with Liz on her own and then if she doesn’t improve they’ll go to them. Honestly $500 is worth it to help your child get to where they’re suppose to be and they spend thousands on 4-wheelers, motorcycles, and accessories so what’s a few hundred to help your child? They’re selectively cheap and this isn’t something they should be cheap with. W is going to see what she can find on-line and at the book store if it comes down to this, let’s hope it doesn’t.
I’ve decided the only way I’m going to hold myself accountable for what I eat and if I do/don’t exercise daily is if I keep a daily log. I didn’t want to do this but I’m going to have to because I’m not cooperating. The last time I lost a decent amount of weight was when I did this so I know it can work and then after time maybe I can be use to what my limits are and keep going without the log, we’ll see. So starting today I’m tracking my calories, cholesterol, and exercise with a max of 1200 calories & 200mg cholesterol. I also am setting a goal of 30 min minimum of exercise. My cholesterol has been pretty bad in the past so I figure I better keep my eye on that.
I finally got my bum in bed at 8:30 and it was really nice. I was a good girl and didn’t turn the t.v. on when I got home so I was able to get quite a bit done and cleaned up so we’re ready for Maren tonight. I also did decent on my calorie intake but I didn’t exercise since I went to bed (that’s the naughty in me coming out). So I had 1,237 calories and 160 mg cholesterol, not too bad and a decent start I think. Today I have my meals/snacks planned through lunch but we’re going to eat out tonight (doesn’t make counting calories easy) so I’ll have to watch my portions and hope my dinner stays under 520 calories. I’ll also have to pass on any drinks with calories.
B was so cute eating his cereal last night; he took down the squash really fast and was crying half way through because he didn’t have food in his mouth every single second. He also had peaches for the first time (I thought they were a little tart but he sucked them down fast) toward the end of his bowl of peaches he was so tired he started to fall asleep in the high chair but he kept opening his mouth and eating, I wish I had a third hand to video tape that. He took his bottle pretty slow and I’m sure it was because he had two jars of baby food with cereal before hand but after some patience he did well. He went to sleep fast and I guess he woke at 10:45 and DH gave him the pacifier to get him back to sleep, I didn’t know this until this morning. He woke at midnight and went back down on his own then did the same again at 2:00. At 4:00 he woke and started crying so I went in and decided to do the PU/PD method with him. Of course as soon as I picked him up he’d stop crying so I’d put him down and immediately he’d start crying again. I had to pick him up about 6 times and the last time he cried longer in my arms (still only about 10 sec) and when I put him down he was very calm and just laid there. So I kissed him, covered him with the blanket, and told him to sleep 2 more hours and that I loved him. I was so excited I wanted to wake DH and tell him but I thought I better not. I heard him talking/playing over the monitor for about 30 min after that but then he was out until I woke him at 6:00 (at which point he greeted me with 4 toots, DH thought that was pretty funny). So tonight I’m going to stick with the PU/PD method and hopefully by the end of the weekend he’ll have taught himself to self soothe without the pacifier. As long as I stick with it I’m sure it will go ok, it’s really hard to not regress into the old habits just to get more sleep and calm him faster. Stay strong!
I was a bit late this morning, 5 min, for work because I had to take B to daycare since DH had some on-site work at 7:00. We were the first ones there and they hadn’t even finished sweeping the side walks yet, it’ll be a long day at day care today. It also snowed a skiff last night and the Interstate was a bit icy so people were driving really slowly. That just helps me practice my patience and when I saw a truck in the ditch I figured going slow couldn’t hurt.
DH is working until Maren gets here, could be anywhere from 4-6, and I’m not sure if he’s taking tomorrow off or not. B’s 6 month appointment is tomorrow so I’m taking the afternoon off, it would be nice if DH was there with me but not a requirement. Well off to another meeting then billing and scheduling needs to be done, so much fun I can hardly contain myself!
Maren arrived around 4:30 so DH picked B up from day care, he’s also taking today off so he can go to breakfast with Maren before she leaves. It was nice chatting with her, she’s so animated and such a talker, she gives me a run for my money. I didn’t get to bed until 11:00 so I’m a bit tired today, I’ll probably shoot for an early night tonight. B was really good last night, probably because he was held most of the night and had lots of attention. He ate all 8 oz of the bottle and had 1 jar of carrots w/ cereal and 1 jar of peaches w/ cereal, such a big eater. He slept the whole night without a pacifier or waking up, it was marvelous, though DH woke me up to DTD so I didn’t sleep the whole night through (it was well worth it). B woke a little after 5 and cried while I was in the shower but once I was dried off and ready to soothe him he was sleeping again so that worked out nicely.
I did some yelling at work yesterday, really not what I wanted to do but sometimes things just push you too far. Long story short, a vendor of ours was trying to increase the price for materials we have on a contract with them through the end of the FY. We’ve been telling them for a month that they can’t re-bid the pricing and they are tied into providing these parts for us at the contracted price. I had orders that hadn’t been put through for over a month because of this crap so I did some yelling because he was arguing with me when the legality is on my side. I did get an apology after he talked to their legal department, not sure what part of “contract” he didn’t understand. My blood pressure was up for a while and I haven’t been that angry for quite some time, let’s hopes I don’t get there any time soon.
I’m only doing a half day today so I can be at B’s 6 month appointment; I’m really excited to see where he’s at on the growth chart. Hopefully he’s passed all of the 5th percentile marks.
I did better than I thought on my calorie intake yesterday, since we had pizza (I had thai pizza so it wasn’t greasy) and I had a beer I thought I’d be way over the 1200 mark but I came in at 1278 calories and 122 mg cholesterol. That explains why I still felt hungry last night. I didn’t exercise because Maren was up so I need to be a good girl tonight and this weekend. I at least feel good that I’m taking the first step, finally, and I know I won’t be perfect. We now have so many leftovers that I’m not cooking tonight, that will be a nice break.
I’m hoping to spend the weekend at home to do a quick clean of the house, write our Christmas thank-yous, read, and relax. We found out last night that the wife of one of DH’s high school teachers that he was close with died on Wednesday and he said he’d like to make it to the funeral. That would mean another trip to RL and I’m not sure I have it in me. If it’s this weekend I may see if he would be willing to go by himself but if not I’ll suck it up and be there. I just want a weekend to relax and not whack out B’s schedule.
I’m so happy it’s Friday and I better get to the projects I need to finish before I head out.
B's 6 month appointment went really well, she's happy with his growth and says he's doing a great job catching up. He still hasn't broke the 16 pound mark, I could have sworn that he had, and he's a bit over 24 inches. His head is now in the 90th percentile and last time it was in the 50th not the 5th, she either said it wrong or I heard incorrectly. His pediatrician said that when they're catching up like he his their heads get really big first and then the rest of their body catches up. She said he probably won't do the tripod sitting position because he's so busy with his hands and always wants to grab things. He can do the tripod but it's pretty rare. He had some weird marks on his neck I wanted her to look at and she said it's from the excess spit sitting there so we put diaper rash cream on it last night and it already looks better. I'm going to put A&D on it from now to prevent it from coming back. His ear looked clear, today should be the last day of anitbiotics, and he took the shots really well. He cried when it was happening but once I cuddled him he calmed down and was happy. We have to go back for his second flu shot in a month but at least the immunizations are done until his 1 year check up. I was talking with the nurse, she's the original one when we started but she went on maternity leave so she hadn't seen B since he was about 6 pounds, about immunizations and people choosing not to have their children immunized and she made a really good point. For the kids out there that can't receive immunizations because they're immuno compromised, those that choose it for other reasons put those compromised children at more of a risk. How devastating would it be to have your little one get a disease that should be controlled with vaccines when they're already at risk with their immune system? Hope this didn't offend anyone but it was a view point I hadn't realized on the issue.
B STTN again, woohoo! He did fuss around 5:00 but then he was out until 7:00 when I woke him up because I didn't want our schedule to be too off for the day. After he ate this morning he played on the floor then sat on my lap while I was on the computer, he's so enthralled with the screen and the keyboard, he was happy watching me for 20 min. He's sleeping now and I need to get a shower in before he wakes up.
DH and I watched Little Miss Sunshine last night, it was really good. We were interrupted half way through, as always, when Mark called but they hadn't talked in a while so that was fine. Then DH wanted to get online to play a tournament so that put finishing the movie on hold. While I was waiting I started up a web page for B so family and friends can see updated photos of him, then I'm not sending everything through e-mail and clogging up their inboxes. I have a few more pictures to post but I'm almost done. I didn't get to bed until after 11:00 so I'm a little tired but that's ok, I'll have to get to bed earlier tonight so I'm not beat at church tomorrow.
I did really well yesterday, 1,188 calories and 76 mg cholesterol, but I didn't exercise. DH bought me a caramel roll yesterday so I had that for breakfast and can't find anything on calories for them so I estimated high and will have to be a good girl today. I'm making parmesan salmon (very low in calories) for dinner so I should be ok as long as I control my snacking. DH bought some cookies and I have stayed away from them and I'm very proud, my self control with food is horrible. He's a stinker for even bringing them into the house but I love him so I won't kick him out.
I have to do a quick clean of the house today, pay bills, and write thank yous. Tomorrow we have to recycle, go to Costco, and I have to do the books for the store. The weekend is going to go fast but they all do.
B STTN again lastnight, woohoo! That's 3 in a row without him waking for more than a 5 sec fuss once. I'm so happy but yet I'm still not completely rested. I stayed up too late again last night, Kill Bill was one and even though I didn't really watch it I some how became interested in the ending. B is sitting in the tripod really well not and I put him in his Johnny Jump-up last night and he was turning and jumping like a madman. I was so proud of my monkey.
We recycled the Christmas tree and our recycling pile today, that's nice to have done. We also did our shopping at Costco and Target and I have the books completed as far as I can (DH forgot the check register in town) so now it's time to relax and do what I want to do, not sure what that is yet because it's very rare for me to be in this position. Laundry is in the process and my reunion letters are ready to mail so maybe I'll read and play with B to pass the rest of the day. And maybe a nap too, that would be nice. I also finished adding pictures to B's web page but that kept me from exercising last night, along with my procrastination.
I did really well yesterday with the diet (except for exercising) I had 1161.5 calories and 74 mg of cholesterol. I was even able to have a fudge bar because my calorie intake was so low after dinner, that was nice. We did think about going to DQ until I looked at the calories in a Blizzard, holy crap I'd have to fast for a day.
Well off to enjoy my lovely day.
I just got up from taking a nap with B, he's still sleeping soundly. DH ticked me off after my last entry. Since I was doing the books for his store he fed B and didn't really seem to slow down and enjoy it at all, but whatever. Once he was done feeding him immediately he puts him on the floor and heads downstairs to play on the computer. Leaving me to feel (yet again) like he can't give up time on the computer to spend some time with us. I feel like B and I are almost a burden to him, we're great to spend time with when HE feels like it (ie there aren't any online tournaments to play or football games on) but if he would rather do something else that's fun and away from us then we aren't even a blip on his radar. I want him to get on the floor and play with B, watch what he can do and cheer him on. Don't sit on the computer and cheer because B knows you aren't giving him your full attention and it won't kill anyone to give their kids their full attention at least once a day. I want him do something with us as a family, 6 months is not too early to start that. I want him to acknowledge me and my need to do something on my own that's fun. He's such a self centered selfish man, I just want to kick him in the shins. He's been down there for 3 hours now and he'll come upstairs when he's hungry and not for any other reason. It's the same shit every weekend and frankly I'm tired of it, but no matter how many times I say something he still doesn't get it. Men!
I pretty much ignored DH last night so of course he was all loving on me because I was paying attention to things other than him. He did have to take care of B for awhile because I was on the phone. Though that was short lived, maybe 20 min he held him while watching football, then he said he was showing tired cues so he put him on the Boppy in front of his kicking toy and of course headed downstairs to the computer. B was happy there for a little while then started fussing so I put him in the Johnny Jump-up so I could interact with him a bit while finishing my conversation and making dinner. When we ate dinner B was on my lap and really wanted some of my Szechwan Shrimp (I must say this recipe was great, low fat, spicy, and yummy), he kept opening his mouth for the fork and reaching for it after I didn’t put it in his mouth, he was pretty cute.
B didn’t do well with eating yesterday; I don’t think he likes the texture of the bananas. He basically skipped one bottle feeding and during the last feeding he took the whole bottle and we then tried to have some bananas and he started gagging and puked (the fountain of fun) all over himself, me, the highchair, and the floor. I hollered for DH to help me, he cleaned the chair and floor while I cleaned B and myself. I figured B was going to wake up last night wanting food because he had taken in so little and sure enough 3:00 he’s awake and starts out talking then yelling for us. DH gave him 6 oz and put him back down, B hollered some more so DH gave him the other 2 oz and he finally went back to bed. Of course this morning’s bottle was a struggle because he wasn’t hungry but I at least got 5 oz in him before I had to leave for work, hopefully DH had some luck after I left.
He took the last of his antibiotic last night so hopefully that ear infection won’t be back this time. DH is taking him to his first funeral on Wednesday; he’s leaving after B eats that morning for RL and will be back that night, at least its only 2.5 hours both ways. I’m surprised he’s taking him but I guess he figures people will want to see him.
I did so well with my calorie intake again yesterday that I was able to have a fudge bar, mmm. I didn’t exercise (yes I know) but my calories were 1134 and 196 cholesterol (this is from the shrimp but well worth it). I’m starting to get use to not eating/snacking so much and I fell pretty good. Now I just need to get the exercise incorporated and I’ll feel great!
I talked with my mom last night and she said SIL talked with a friend of hers about STEP and this friend had all 3 of her boys go through it and spoke very highly about the program. We’re hoping this will sway (if needed) them into going through with taking Liz to STEP.
Day care has 2 new babies so B didn’t hardly sleep at all yesterday, 2 hours total. One is about 10 months old and the other is 2.5 months. The 2.5 month baby eats 2 oz every 1.5 hours, I think Amy was about to die from exhaustion. B did roll a few times for them so I was happy to hear that, I think I need to leave him alone on the floor and watch from a far distance to see if he’ll push himself to roll. Since he was so tired I didn’t give him any cereal after his 8 oz bottle and he slept from 7:30 to 6:00 with one short talk in the middle of the night. I got about 7.5 hours and I feel great, now I just need to make sure I get in bed at a decent time tonight. Kelly told me I’m her favorite mom and that she missed talking with me last week because DH picked B up a few times, it was sweet to hear. She’s also the one that adores B, he has her wrapped around his little finger, and she calls him her man baby because she thinks he looks like a little man.
DH raved about dinner last night and I’m not sure why because it wasn’t THAT good. Maybe he’s just trying to show his appreciation for dinner and diversity. He hung out with me a bit then headed downstairs to play a game. I was looking through a crochet book and found a pattern I want to do so I think I’ll pick up some yarn and beads one of these days to get started. I miss doing crafty things and I just need to get these things out in the open where I can remember them.
I did well again yesterday with my diet but still no exercise, eventually I’ll get there I swear, 1152 calories and 176 mg cholesterol. I stepped on the scale this morning and am down about 5 pounds, it was nice to see. Can’t wait to see where I’m at in a month, maybe I can fit into the rest of my clothes then. I’ve been doing good planning our dinners the night before so when I get home I know what I’m making and have everything ready to go. Tomorrow night will be an easy one since we have so many leftovers that I need to just do soup and sandwiches so we don’t get overloaded. I try to plan our lunches so we can grab leftovers instead of having to go out to eat, that helps save the waist and pocket book a bit.
Daycare thought B was constipated yesterday, though I had an explosive diaper in the morning but I didn’t remember that when they stated their concern. He kept trying to go potty all night and right before bed I massaged his tummy we had another explosive butt so hopefully he’s no longer plugged up. He did a lot of giggling when we first got home but last night and this morning he’s been doing a lot of whining when I put him down and I’m not pleased about it. He’s trying to be held all the time and whining for no reason at all and I think someone at daycare has been rushing to him at every peep and it’s not making me happy. I don’t have time for that behavior so we’re going to have to ask daycare to not rush to him at each peep and to make him wait for attention at times. But the pacifier habit is gone, no more during naps, nighttime, or during the day so I’m very happy about that. He was so tired when we fed him the bottle but he woke after being burped so I was hoping to get some cereal into him, that didn’t happen. He went to bed fairly fast and STTN so I got another great night of sleep. He did wake shortly after 5:00 and hung out with me in the bathroom as I did my hair then the tolerance was gone and I fed him a bit before 6:00. He ate fast so I had plenty of time to get his bottles, cereal, Bumbo (we use this as a “high chair” when we’re on the road), toys, and diaper bag packed into the car for the trip to RL. I also checked the tires and fluids in the car since I knew DH wouldn’t do it, isn’t this suppose to be the man’s job? I got the dishwasher emptied and reloaded and picked up around the house so I don’t have too much to do tonight. I hope DH and B have a good/safe trip and that the storm doesn’t hit until after they get home. At least the subzero temps aren’t suppose to be here until tomorrow so that’s something.
I didn’t do as well on my diet yesterday because I went out for lunch with Chris, but I figure one day over a week won’t hurt me. I also didn’t exercise, I know everyone’s shocked! I had 1471 calories and 105 mg cholesterol. DH told me he was proud of me sticking to my diet and following through. The good thing is he’s being forced into eating better (at least for dinner and lunch when he remembers to take leftovers) with me, now we just need to work on his snacking. I have my meals planned for today and I should do just fine staying under my allowable even with grilled cheese sandwiches and soup for dinner. I like having my dinners planned the night before, it makes me more apt to cook at night and not order pizza. I’m now to the point where I should be at my pre-pregnancy weight within a week so I’m going to make my annual appt and not feel so fat and worthless when I go. I know doctors mean well when they talk to you about your weight, it’s their job to keep you healthy, but I hate it when they just give you negatives and make you feel even worse. The last time I lost 20 pounds I didn’t even get any credit for my hard work and it kinda ticked me off, oh well. I’m now going to a different doctor than the one I had been seeing and saw through my pregnancy. Dr. D was gone during my last check up and the doctor that did see me, Dr. W, was the one that scheduled my induction and also delivered B. I went to her at my 6 week check up because she’s the one that was there and DH said he likes her better. She’s more personal and is very straight to the point and that’s what DH liked. So I figured I’d stick with her since we do plan to have another baby at some point. Every time they gave me “not so good” news at my check ups it was all I could do to keep from crying, I had no strength at all and for the most part things were pretty ok (at least compared to other situations). I just don’t know how women can be strong when it’s just bad news after bad news, I don’t know if I could do it. When they first said my amniotic fluid was lower than it should be I knew that was going to be our major issue. I wasn’t concerned about the swelling in my legs as much and in the end it was the lack of fluid that made me go early. I still feel guilt about not having enough fluid and B not getting the nutrients/fat he needed from my placenta, not that there was anything I could do about it. I just pray my next pregnancy doesn’t have any of those issues and that our next is at least over the 5 pound mark. I’m just now realizing/acknowledging how lucky we are that he didn’t have to go the NICU, thank God for my “big” boy. The nurses kept saying, “He thinks he’s a big boy.” And they called him peanut the whole time we were there; those are good memories.
I didn’t care for the main lactation consultant at the hospital (she was the only person there that I didn’t like everyone else was great). She was very blunt, which was fine, but when you’re dealing with women that are especially emotional don’t be a bitch about things. I’m sure she didn’t want to give me false hope about producing enough milk but she could have been a bit more sensitive and supportive. My first meeting with her I was alone, DH and my mom had gone to lunch with my IL’s, and when they came back I was trying so hard not to cry and everyone knew something had upset me. I guess one of the nurses told her that she needed to work with me and not push me to give up because I was really trying hard and determined (not sure which nurse that was but I sure appreciated that). I wasn’t going to give up on breast feeding without first giving my all and trying everything I could and at least the second lactation consultant acknowledged that. She explained to me what my options were and how to try to increase my milk production, she also kindly (after I asked) told me what my chances were of producing enough milk and how long to give the options a try before “giving up”. For 2 weeks I fed B with a supplemental system (it’s a canister of formula you clip to your bra and when you BF you tape a small tube from the canister over your nipple so when baby latches on they also take the tube in and are at least getting the amount of food they need while stimulating your breast), took Fenugreek, and pumped for 15 min after each feeding. My milk supply didn’t improve at all and it kept getting lower so after being exhausted by this system I called it quits. The last time I BFed I was pretty sad and apologized to B for not being able to give him milk, but I soon got over it and am happy with formula. I may actually switch to formula fairly fast with our next because it allows anyone to feed the baby and gives me a bit more freedom. I’ll probably BF (that is if I’m capable) for the first 6 weeks and then move to formula.
I’m not sure where all of that came from, just in the mood to reminisce I guess.
It has started snowing, and it’s coming down thick. I called DH to let him know and he’s just now leaving RL. It’s normally a 2.5 hour drive and I hope most of the drive is snow free. I’m not sure why I’m so worried, he’s a good driver in snowy conditions and he’ll go slow if he needs to. I guess the fear of him getting into an accident and something horrible happening to him and B is on my mind, I’m a worry wart at times. I’d feel better if I was with them, though I’d probably worry just as much.
On another note, DH said B kept laughing at the funeral for about 5 min. He’d look at one woman in particular and start laughing. I hope it helped some people and didn’t hurt anyone. I would think a baby’s laughter would only bring smiles but some people would probably find it rude and inappropriate, if a 6 month old can be rude and inappropriate.
I’ll keep saying my prayers.
DH and B made it home without any problems. The snow didn’t start sticking to the road until right before the pass, about 20 min from home, so he made good time. I did hear this morning that there was a head on collision on the road just after he had passed through, thank God he wasn’t involved and didn’t have to wait for an hour for the road to clear. That can get rough with a little one in tow. Our house only got a skiff of snow and that mostly blew away last night though Bzn got about 2-3 inches so that’s not bad. It’s getting cold, -4 in town, though the wind makes it feel worse than it is. It’s suppose to get colder this weekend so I’m sure I’ll spend most of it indoors. I did find a crochet project to start so I’m going to buy some yarn and beads this weekend (hopefully tomorrow after work on my way out of town) so I can get that started. The last thing I remember crocheting was the flower hat for Liz when she was born and she’s now 2.5, good grief it’s been awhile.
I didn’t have the best night last night, DH headed straight to the computer once I was home so I was left to cook dinner, watch B, and put everything he had taken to RL away. He came up when I hollered at him for dinner then went right back down to the computer. I was a little annoyed and then I dropped B’s peaches on the carpet and I hollered for him 3 times before he came up to feed B while I cleaned the carpet. The whole thing put me in a bad mood and I’m sure he could sense it. I’m so tired of being ignored and left alone while he plays on the computer and also being left to do everything around the house. Whenever he does something I thank him and give him the praise a man’s ego needs, but I rarely get the thank you and praise that I need. Then B woke a little before 4:00 and he talked for about 20 min then started doing the “Mom where are you? I’m ready to eat.” So I get out of bed at 4:30 and try to settle him down but he wouldn’t calm until he had the bottle and I don’t think this is a growth spurt I think he just didn’t get enough the night before. He ate all 8 oz and then went back to bed without a problem. I woke him a little after 6:00 and tried to feed him cereal but he wouldn’t have more than 3 bites and I struggled to get that into him. I guess I woke up in a funk because I am just feeling down and I had to fight back tears when he wouldn’t eat for me, along with a couple other times this morning. I’m not normally an emotional person so things like this really throw me for a loop especially when it’s not even close to AF. Hopefully DH is able to get some food into him before daycare because I don’t want his schedule thrown totally out of whack. I also hope DH remembers to tell them that he’s been whining more than usual and they need to let him fuss if he’s doing it just for attention. It’s always something.
I have two big meetings today so I better get to it, let’s hope my funk lifts and I can feel happy today.
I forgot to report on my diet. Didn’t exercise and had 1212 calories and 121 mg cholesterol. I WILL start exercising this weekend and keep it going, it will only help me lose these extra pounds faster!
I guess B has a bit of a jealousy issue over the new baby at day care that is younger than him. He was yelling at Kelly when she was holding the little guy, he’s just going to have to learn to share people, the sooner the better I guess. I was reading more in the Baby Whisperer last night and I think I’m going to try a different feeding schedule, again, for B this weekend. Since it’s a 3 day weekend and we’re staying home I should be able to see if it will work or not. I want him to get better at taking cereal, fruit, and veggies and I need to get him use to his sippy cup so he’ll drink out of that at each meal. I hope this new schedule works for him. I did get him to eat some cereal and peaches last night but I had to make it pretty runny and I heated it up for him for the first time. I’m getting desperate to get my good, or at least decent, eater back.
He’s also cut out his cat nap between getting home and going to bed so by 6:30 he’s really tired and fussy. Last night he kept dozing at the bottle and with about 2 oz left he was snoring on DH. We just put him in his pj’s to wake him up and finished the bottle before bed. His first tooth has also broken through, only at the tip so we have more to go through but I’m proud of how well he’s handled it. He did wake again at 4:00 but we knew it wasn’t hunger so DH did the PU/PD about 4 times and I put some teething gel on his gums just in case that was the problem. He went back out until a little after 5:00, I got him up around 5:40 to discover a very explosive diaper. He had poo everywhere in his diaper down one leg to his ankle. I saw that and knew my hair wasn’t going to get done today so I’m in pigtails. I gave him a bath and I swear the water didn’t want to warm up at all so it was cut short so he wouldn’t freeze. He’s doing much better with rolling also, still not proficient but he’s showing more movement. He can also sit for about 5 sec now without his hands or help so I’m a proud mommy.
DH didn’t shovel the side walks last night, it didn’t snow but the wind blew snow onto the sidewalks. So right before I went to bed I figured I better get out there and take care of it since we don’t want the king to be interrupted from his computer games. I did ok until about 1/3 of the driveway was left and my fingers were so cold and sore I just couldn’t finish. So maybe tonight I’ll get the rest of it done, at least the sidewalks are clear. It got down to about -27 last night and was -17 (-33 with wind chill) when I left for work. Our high is 0 but this weekend is supposed to get in the teens so that won’t be bad. Some people in town didn’t have power this morning, that really sucks if they don’t have fireplaces and it just reiterates to me that I do want a fireplace installed, you just never know. Not only do you have to worry about keeping yourself warm but also your pipes, PITA.
There’s some BS going on at work and it’s making me worry that things will get so screwed up I’ll want to leave, along with most everyone else. It’s like the people in power don’t realize that we “peons” do know when they’re doing special favors for their buddies. We are also aware that they are placing their pawns so they can control every little aspect with no regards to how the “peons” feel. They need to remember the “peons” are the ones that keep this place running, even though we’re the ones that get paid the least. Hopefully things will turn out better than I’m expecting and only time will tell.
I’m looking forward to this 3 day weekend and I hope to get some sleep. I need to clean the house, take the Christmas lights down, finish DH’s books, and I want to start a craft project. I was planning on crocheting but I think I’m going to first make a stocking for myself, since I’ve been putting it off for over a year now and I’d like to have a stocking next year that has my name on it. Depending on how cold it is I may try to get some yarn but I know today my goal will just be to get home and warm after work. I do need to go to the grocery store so I’m sure I’ll venture out once for that.
I don’t have my calorie count for yesterday with me so I’ll post it later, I did go over some and still haven’t exercised so I need to be good today. Better get some billing done so I’m not cramming it in on Tuesday morning.
Work ended nicely yesterday and since I worked through lunch I left around 3:30. It was still in the negatives but the wind had died down quite a bit so it wasn't so bad out. B and I came home and played, I had him giggling really hard as I was kissing/tickling his tummy. He was in a really good mood most of the night and passed out hard during his last feeding, I had to video tape him he was so cute and limp as a rag doll. An hour after he fell asleep he started crying and it kept getting louder and more intense so DH went in to comfort him. He picked him up but B kept crying really hard and it dawned on me it may be a nightmare so we had to wake him up to finally get him calmed down. The poor thing had tears all over his face and kept doing that breath thing kids do when they've been crying really hard and are trying to calm down. We talked to him for a few minutes and then put him back when he was settled, I felt so bad for him. I can't figure out what a 6 month old could have a nightmare about, but it's so hard to see them go through it.
I didn't do much last night except watch t.v. and relax, it was nice. My calories on Thursday were 1366 and 140 mg cholesterol, yesterday was 1206 calories and 274 mg cholesterol. I had an egg salad sandwich for dinner so that's the reason the cholesterol is so high. We had pizza for lunch today so I know I'm going to go over a bit even with the low calorie dinner I have planned, oh well it happens.
B talked this morning off and on from 5-6:00 so when I got up to feed him at 6:00 he was hungry and chowed it down fast. I then put him on the floor to kick his piano and I dozed until 7:00 then put him back in the crib and I went back to bed. He slept until 8:30 so I got a decent amount of sleep. DH gave me 45 min to get ready before he wanted to be in Bzm so I rushed to get ready and in the end I was waiting on him to get all of his things together. We went to a few stores and it was fairly dead in town since it was -11, though it picked up fast around noon. I got a new pair of gloves and looked at some winter coats. I need one bad but I think I'll wait until next winter, or try to find a really good sale in a few months. I'm actually going to get a cute girly one this time, that will be a nice change from my brown coat. I also stopped by the craft store to pick up the yarn I wanted and they didn't have what I was looking for but instead I found a cute wood decorative box that is perfect for holding/hiding our remotes (all 6 of them!). DH also looked at gun safe's (his Christmas present from me that I'm letting him pick out) and is going to see what's online also, I want him to get a nice one that has all of the features he wants. DH then picked up a pizza from Papa Murphy's and I looked at the new baby store, they have a Twilight Turtle and I think I'm going to pick one up for B since DH thought it would be cool. We then came home and have been relaxing since then. I've gone through a few magazines and have cleaned up a tiny bit. I think I'll save tomorrow for my grocery and cleaning day. I also have to get all of our tax information together and I'll probably do that tomorrow, yippee! DH said he'd take the Christmas lights down tomorrow so I at least don't have to do that.
B has been eating really well, he likes his food more on the runny side and I've been giving him a sippy cup of formula with his cereal so he can start practicing with it, he's doing good for a beginner. Since today is going to be more of a relaxing day for me I think I'm going to read some and work on the Christmas stocking I'm making for myself, that should fill up my day.
Yesterday was just a nice day all in all. I didn't get far on my stocking but I did read some and pulled out the scrapbook journal my SIL W made for me, I go through and fill in information about me and pictures to capture my life as it is now. It will be fun and I have part of the information written down. B did a lot of playing and was a good boy, we snuggled quite a bit and laughed a lot. DH and I watched Beerfest last night, it's definately a man's show which is evident with all the boobies they show for no reason at all. It was a little funny, more so for DH though.
B slept well last night, he did wake at 5:00 and fussed for about 10 min then was quiet until 6:00. I fed him and napped on the couch for a 1/2 hour while he played then at 7:00 I took a shower and got us both ready for church. We haven't been to church for quite some time, we've been gone weekends and I was too lazy last weekend so it was good to go. We hit the grocery store afterwards and B just now went down for his nap, he really fought it. I'm going to clean the house today, finish the books for DH (he's finally getting me his check register), water plants, and work on my stocking. I need to do some filing and organize our taxes but that will probaly wait for tomorrow. DH is going to town to spend his gift certificate at Cactus, he's a music junkie so it'll be interesting to see what he brings home. He also has a tournament to play online today so those are his plans. I want to watch Pirates of the Carribean today but we'll see if we get around to it.
I did do so well on my calorie intake yesterday, I had a total of 1450 with 120 mg cholesterol. It was mostly the 3 pieces of pizza I had and I should have stopped myself at 2.
Well I'm going to play a game of sudoku and drink some coffee then I'll motivate to clean, the best part is I have tomorrow off also, woohoo!
I had a great day yesterday and got a ton done. I did all of the laundry, cleaned the whole house, gathered my tax papers (I'm going to organize them today), watered the plants, and paid bills. After everything was done DH and I watched Pirates, Dead Man's Chest, it was really good but a bit long and I was tired. B was up for the beginning of it and the scene where the guy is hidden by the trees and then opens his eyes made B jump, I felt really bad for letting him see something that was scary to him.
He was a really good boy yesterday and we did lots of snuggling. He was on his horsey and kept nodding off and would slouch to one side then wake up right away. DH and I video taped it and eventually became good parents and put him in the crib. He slept well last night and did his 4:00 fuss and 5:00 wake up. He's been putting himself back to sleep after about 5 min of fussing so he isn't really getting up until 6:00, I'm not sure what's going on with him.
He's napping now and when he gets up we're going to get a bath and get dressed. I was planning on motivating us earlier but Chris came over to see B and she just left 30 min ago so I haven't been productive today. I don't have a lot on my to-do list, I need to plan dinner, organize the tax papers, shower, and watch Desperate Housewives. I'll probably read some and of course cuddle and play with my boy. I wanted to finish DH's books but he has somehow lost the check register that I need, so I'm in limbo until he finds it. I made a great dinner last night, it was sirloin steak with onions and a creamy white sauce on it. Delicious and low cal!
I talked with my mom last night and my brother and SIL are having Liz meet with STEP, thank God. She's also starting work with a speech therapist so that's double good. I guess my nephew acted up while the STEP lady was there and he told his mom later that he was jealous and didn't didn't think Liz needed to talk. He's at least honest, even if it's brutally
Well I better start planning dinner and enjoy my last day off, this has been a great weekend and has felt like 3 days, about time!
I forgot to mention that B had his first bout of stranger anxiety. He was sleeping on me when Chris showed up so he woke when he heard the door bell and was still groggy at first so this may have caused the issue. I tried finishing his bottle when she first got here but he kept smiling at her and wouldn't eat so I called it quits and handed him to Chris. He started getting this pouty look on his face and kept looking at me like he was going to cry, so I took him back until he was a bit more use to her. He warmed up fast and was happy to sit next to her on his horse to show of his tricks, then he had no problem being held by her. The silly boy used to cuddle her daily when I was taking him to work with me, at least he eventually warmed up.
Our tax forms are as ready to go as they can be right now and that’s a good feeling to have. DH was swamped at work yesterday so he didn’t get home until after 11:00, poor guy, and then B didn’t sleep well last night. Around 11:00 he started talking off and on until 1:00. I finally got up to give him teething gel and he was so plugged up by snot that I propped him on the Boppy and he also have a fever of 99.5. So I did all I could to make him comfortable and went back to bed to listen to him talk for about 30 more min. He also woke at 5:00 crying so I soothed him back to sleep and then he was up for the day at 6:00. DH and I both have packed full days so I keep hoping he does well at daycare, we did give them permission to give him Tylenol if the temp comes back so hopefully that will take care of everything. I’m just praying he doesn’t get another ear infection and it’s just the cold I’ve developed. It will be interesting to see how much he sleeps today for them.
My morning was swamped and I’m happy to just relax a bit during lunch. I have another meeting from 1-2 then a meeting from 2:30-3:30. After that I have to work on some estimates though the way my head feels right now I’ll be lucky to get much done after my meetings. Thank God tomorrow isn’t as busy as today.
I don’t think I recorded my calories for Sunday, they were 1250 & 105 cholesterol and Monday was 1140 calories with 286 cholesterol (had another egg). I also FINALLY exercised 45 min yesterday with my indoor walk video. It at least gave me energy last night with B and I felt great this morning (not so much anymore).
I’m going to do some mind numbing Sudoku before I have to leave for my meeting, at least I have a work vehicle to get me there.
B did really well at day care yesterday; he ate a lot, slept 3-4 hours, and only needed Tylenol once. He’s also “playing” with the new little guy so I’m happy to hear his jealousy issues are resolved. He ate really well for me yesterday though he wouldn’t take more than 2 bites of beans, I’ll try again tonight. He chowed the apples & cherries which wasn’t surprising. DH didn’t get home until right before B’s bed time, he was missing his boy a lot so he fed him the rest of the bottle (B kept falling asleep on me but he woke for daddy) and put him to bed. B slept the whole night and didn’t even fuss a little bit, yeah! He was so plugged with snot this morning I felt pretty bad and I don’t think I’ve ever sucked so much snot out of his nose. DH had to leave for Ltown at 5:00 this morning to do some work so of course my morning didn’t run smoothly. I dressed B right away because he had a poopy diaper then he ate 8 oz. He of course made another poopy diaper while eating so I put him down to change his bum and he pukes about .5 oz all over his clothes and hair. I only had 15 min at this point until we had to go so I cleaned him as best I could with wipes, changed his bum then his clothes and started the car to warm it up. I also had to get the diaper garbage and kitchen garbage to the trash and get the can to the curb for pick up, so I was about 5 min late leaving the house. About 5 blocks from home I realized I didn’t have my parking permit in the car so I had to turn around to pick it up, it was not the best morning for me. I dropped B off at daycare then headed to work and was about 8 min late so I did better than I expected. DH is hoping his job today will go fast and smooth so he can get home fairly early. I don’t think he’ll go back to the store so he’ll probably pick B up and head home. I need to get him to deposit some checks since I paid quite a bit extra to our mortgage payment and I don’t want that to clear before the deposit. Since we’ve paid so much out of pocket for B’s medical this year DH’s mole removals were 75% covered so we got a nice big reimbursement check from the insurance company for that. Yippee!
My head was killing me yesterday and last night so I didn’t exercise. I’m getting sick and I hope it’s just a minor cold. At this point it’s just a runny nose (spontaneous of course) and some pressure in my ears. As long as I feel decent I’m planning on doing my indoor walk tonight, I’ve lost a total of 9 pounds in the past 2.5 weeks so that’s a good motivator. I need to remember that when I’m having major cravings. My calorie intake yesterday was 1357 and 155 for cholesterol. It could have been better but for some reason I just couldn’t get full yesterday. I’m making soup and sandwiches tonight and I think I’ll do chicken breasts tomorrow. DH really liked the chicken marsala I made this weekend, it wasn’t the best I’ve had but it wasn’t bad. I need to hit Costco this weekend to stock up on meat and I want to go over their frozen fish selection again. I at least found some wild salmon last time we were there, most of it’s farmed and because of Jamie going to AK every summer to fish I just can’t buy the farmed stuff. DH found some buffalo burger at the IGA this weekend so we bought some of that. I’m so happy they have it available again; it’s a lot leaner than beef and has a better taste. I’ll keep that around for BBQ-ing burgers, maybe that’s what we’ll have for dinner tomorrow.
I noticed that the price for the “cheap” generic hamburger and hotdog buns went up 20 cents and I’m sure it’s because of the min wage increase. I’m fine with the min wage increase to $6.15, it’s time it went up some but I’m not comfortable with the “yearly cost of living increases” they included in there. I don’t get a yearly cost of living increase to my paycheck and I’m not nice enough to be ok with someone else getting it. When they say the increase will put more money in people’s pockets and the economy it just doesn’t make sense to me. When (for instance) a grocery store has to start paying their box boys/girls a dollar more an hour they have more overhead costs and need to make up for that by increasing the cost for groceries (hence the previously mentioned 20 cent increase for generic hamburger buns). This means everyone pays more for their groceries, toiletries, etc but majority of people didn’t get a raise so we’re paying more for the necessities, receiving the same amount in our pay checks, and hence have less in our accounts to buy extras and boost the economy. It also means the people who did get the raise also have to pay more for the necessities so do they end up ahead in their pocket books or is it a wash? Maybe I’m totally wrong but I have yet to hear an explanation as to how this truly helps the economy. Back from my tangent I better head out for my meeting.
I’m still not feeling good but at least it’s just a stuffy/runny nose, I can handle this! Work has been super busy and I have a ton of BIG estimates to work on so that should take up the rest of my day, like it or not. DH had a really stressful end to his day yesterday; he got home around 4:30 and went to the bank for me so I picked B up from daycare. He then stopped by the store and got involved with an irate customer that is trying to blame things on DH even though they authorized the format and said they didn’t need anything backed up. He apparently screamed on the phone to both of DH’s employees and then screamed at DH when he called him, just a nightmare and I’m praying things went smooth today and that everything is as taken care of as it can be. I hate seeing DH stress like this, he’s a good and honest man and it makes me mad when people try to insinuate he’s screwing them over.
B was laughing yesterday and had all of the babies, even the 2.5 month old, and care providers laughing with him. I wonder if he’ll be a class clown someday. He ate really well yesterday and had a lot of fun it the bath, I think it’s inevitable that he’ll pee in the tub each time. DH fed him and put him to bed so I was able to sit on the couch and feel sick. Last night was the first in about a week that B didn’t fall asleep while being fed his last bottle, hopefully he’s figured out how to stay awake until bed time while not taking a 30 min nap after he gets home. He slept really well last night and I didn’t hear a peep until 4:22, it was nice to sleep solid. He had a lot of snot built up in his nose this morning so I had to do some cleaning out so he could drink his bottle, I hope it clears up soon but at least it’s not an ear infection.
I didn’t exercise yesterday and I had 1335 calories and 150 mg cholesterol. I think I’m going to stop tracking the cholesterol since I do well with my low cal diet as long as I don’t have eggs. I think we’ll have buffalo burgers tonight or I may make chicken breasts so we can have lunch for tomorrow, I can’t decide. I do have a good lunch recipe I could make since I’m craving the buffalo burgers, I’ll have to see how I’m feeling when I get home. Not much more to say
Not totally happy with work right now, my coworker just found out from our supervisor that our supposed “equal” is going to be making comments on our yearly evaluations. We don’t get to make comments on his evaluation so how does this make him our “equal” and not a supervisor to us? His lack of communication with us is just one issue and he’s the type of guy that will nit pick stupid things because it’s not how he works or does things. I just wish we would be told what is really going on because we need to know.
B is puking and other than that he seems fine and happy. DH fed him last night and he puked everything up along with some of the cereal I had given him earlier. DH did get 6 oz in him before bed that stayed in but at 4:00 he was hungry and awake. I got up to get him a 4 oz bottle and first spilled formula on the floor then almost smacked my head into the cabinet door because DH left it open. I fed B and he proceeded to puke the 4 oz all over both of us so DH tried and he took 2 oz then puked those back up. I decided I should stay home in case he gets worse so I can get him to the Dr's office. I made him eat very slowly this morning and did a lot of burping, he took 7 oz and puked about 2 oz back up. He's napping now and once he wakes up we're heading to the grocery store to get him some Pedialyte and I need to pick up my bc pills. The good thing is he's not crying and upset so that's something to be thankful for. He didn't have near as much snot this morning so that's going away.
I'm still not 100%, my nose is clogged and I have the lovely nasal drip still. I'm hoping I can get a nap in with B today, I sure could use it. I've been productive while he's been napping, I showered and got ready, talked with the nurse, did a quick clean of the house (still need to vacuum), folded the laundry I did last night and put a new pukey load in. I'm hoping to do my walking video today and organize my linen closet, I saw some great ideas in the BH&G magazine. I'm also going to try a low cal meat loaf recipe I have and I think I'll make potatoes too. My calorie intake yesterday was bad, 1359, I need to just say no to those Skinny Cow fudge bars.
B did pretty good today, he slept 3 hours this morning and we headed to the grocery store to pick up some Pedialite. He was so cute when he woke up, he had his big eyes on and gave huge smiles. He did puke during his second nap and I couldn't tell how much because it had soaked into him, the sheet, and his blanket. We got 2 oz of Pedialite and 4 oz of formula in him the hour before bed so hopefully he can hold through until 6 but I'm sure I'll be hearing from him around 4:00. He was really snuggly today but also played really well on his own so I didn't feel over whelmed and we had a great day considering.
DH has tomorrow off so it will be nice spending the whole weekend with him again. We need to go to Target and Costco tomorrow and DH wants to look at tvs. I spurred this interest because I was complaining that I couldn't watch my recorded shows all the way through because the screen would cut out. This apparently has to do with our tv being on the older side and not being totally compatible with the media center, so now we're going to probably get a new tv. I told him I didn't care what he got, he can spoil himself since I've gotten a lot over the past year (a piano, dining hutch, oven, and dishwasher). So now it's just him finding one that has all of the hook ups he needs.
I'm expecting a good weekend and I hope that B is over his puking tomorrow, I feel so bad for him because I know he's hungry and wants more than I've been giving him. I don't really have a choice right now so I'll get over it.
Yipee to a puke free day! I got up with B around 4:00 to feed him a little and I made DH get up at 6:30 to feed him again. It's only fair and at 4:00 I gave him the option of which time he wanted to get up to feed pur boy. We were out of the house by 10:15, DH made a deposit for the store then we went to Target and Costco. I found pants (jeans and khakis) for $2.50 each for B so I picked up a bunch of 12-18 months. It started snowing while we were in Costco and the roads were pretty slick, the moron drivers are the worst part of that. DH looked at some tvs and then we stopped at Albertsons. They are the only store we can find Lemishine at (it works wonders in our dishwasher with the very hard water we have around here) and now it's the only place where I can find Aquaphor baby wash. This stuff got rid of B's rash that was on his chest and tummy, I think it formed from the dry air but at least I found something that helps him.
We met a neighbor from 2 houses down, first time in 2 years though I can never remember seeing them ouside when I've been out. He has a plow on his four wheeler and he plowed the sidewalk in front of our house so DH talked with him a bit, he then plowed the rest of the driveway. When I was wrapping the hamburger we got at Costco so I could freeze it I discovered something that drives B crazy. I was tearing squares on tin foil for the hamburger and B started whining, initially I thought he was just being fussy but when I tore some more off he screamed at me twice and it sounded a lot like NO! He must hate the sound of the tin foil ripping so I went into the pantry and took care of the rest there. It was pretty cute.
B hasn't napped well at all today so I'm trying to get him to sleep a bit now before bedtime. I'm also hoping to get some cereal in him before bed, not sure if that will be successful or not. I hope we can get B back on his schedule tomorrow and that we can get more food in him too.
I did good yesterday with my calorie intake, 1254. Today is going to be bad because I had a Costco sausage for lunch, 570 calories right there. The sad thing is it's less calories than their salad, welcome to America land of the fat.
I got my Toddler Whisperer book today so I'm hoping to read some of that tonight and tomorrow. I'll do the credit card report for DH's store tomorrow but I still can't balance the check book because he hasn't looked for the register in the truck, I need to practice patience here. I also need to do laundry tomorrow but other than that I think I'll relax, drink coffe, and enjoy my lazy Sunday.
I had a good weekend but I sure could have had a longer one. I’m in a bit of a crabby mood this morning and it all started when I got to work, surprise! People were apparently cranky on Friday and since I was gone it flowed over to this morning. Oh well, most everything is taken care of and I’m really beyond caring at this point.
We had a nice Sunday, went to church and heard the same old same old on gays. It really bothers me to hear someone (and I know majority of churches are like this and I do understand it but it still bothers me to not have them push acceptance and love) state the perils of homosexuality and then turn around and discuss the story of Jesus addressing the woman caught committing adultery saying, “Let he without sin cast the first stone.” Shouldn’t that same practice go with gays? A sin is a sin and whether its adultery, stealing, etc they are all sins in the eyes of God. We are not the ones that are meant to judge people so why can’t churches leave the judgment of the homosexual up to God while accepting them into the church community with open arms like they do with adulterers and the rest of us sinners? It’s a double standard and it has bothered me for some time. B was fussy during church so DH took him into the cry room but we both said the same thing when we got into the car, at least someone else agreed with me in the crowd.
After church we headed home and relaxed. I did laundry, read, and made dinner. B puked about 1-2 oz up after his lunch bottle but I hope it was just from the cough he had at the moment. He also had diarrhea and major explosive butt this morning so I’ve been feeding him bananas with his cereal, I sure hope he gets better soon. Between the leaking diapers and puke I’ve done a lot of cleaning and used a lot of Resolve this weekend. I also updated B’s webpage but I didn’t get around to DH’s books, oh well.
I did horrible with my calories this weekend, both days were bad. Saturday was because of that damn Costco polish dog and yesterday I just kept eating and the cravings wouldn’t go away. Saturday was 1772 and Sunday was 1681. Of course I didn’t exercise at all either to try to balance out my indulgences; I will be a better girl this week.
I have a construction meeting today and then I need to finish the estimates I was working on last week and hopefully I get some of the finances consolidated later this week.
I’m really enjoying the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers, hopefully this will help me be prepared for when B starts acting out. I’m going to have to practice and start now with what the procedure is she recommends and what to say. That way I won’t look like a bumbling idiot to B as I’m trying to help him behave. I’m also really excited about the “potty training” at 9 months. It’s mostly a premise of making it part of your schedule so they become use to sitting on the potty and eventually figure it out. I think it will be less stressful for all of us and I won’t feel so rushed to perfection either. I also hope this will prevent the power struggle potty training usually brings about because it’s done during the 2’s. I probably won’t tell anyone that we’re starting to condition him for potty training because I don’t want to hear or see the disapproval or judgments. I know my mom would be more than supportive, she always is, and once he’s starting to show progress I’ll tell daycare but I figure the fewer that know the less pressure he will feel also. Now I need to start shopping for training seats because 9 months will be here before I know it.
I would also like to get more involved with other parents of kids close to B’s age so I started looking around the area to see what kinds of programs and play groups they have and most everything is geared toward SAH parents. Things aren’t held late in the afternoon or on the weekends and I’m really frustrated about it. We live in a 2 income society so wouldn’t you think they’d try to accommodate the working parents too? I’m going to look into Kindermusik and see if they offer anything on the weekends or later in the day, otherwise it won’t work for us. I also found a Parent Place Resource Center in Blgrd so I’m going to look into that and see what they provide/do. I know they have a lot of services I’m not interested in right now but they do playgroups and I just need to find out if they’re broken up by age. I had a hard time falling asleep last night because I kept thinking about these groups and the potty training, who would have thought I’d get so excited?
B had an explosive butt at daycare, just like I figured he would. The diaper rash has gone down so that’s a positive at least. He didn’t eat very well for them and it’s a bit frustrating. I think he’s getting too distracted but what can you do when there’s lots going on? The bananas don’t seem to be doing their job of plugging him up so I think I may just do veggies with the cereal. If this explosive butt keeps up I’ll probably call the dr. to see if I should be concerned.
His Twilight Turtle arrived yesterday and it’s really cute, I just need to find a better place to put it. We played on the floor a bit after getting home then took a bath and got ready for bed. He didn’t get to bed until a little before 8:00 because we had a diaper blow out so I had to clean him up and change him again. When he was in the tub he was whining a bit and every time he’d do a grunt/pout he’d toot, it was pretty funny especially since nothing came out while he did it. He went to sleep fast but woke at 4:00 and I went in just to check and see if he needed a diaper change, well he started crying after he saw me so I ended up feeding him 7 oz before he’d calm down and sleep more. At 6:00 he was out cold but I woke him up and changed the explosive diaper he had on (I’ve never done so much laundry before in my life) and then fed him 7 oz again. At least he’s taking full feedings. We played on the bed (sit up and fall down) for a couple minutes then I had to head out, he’s such a sweetie.
DH woke me up when he came to bed last night, I don’t know what happened but he did something and the sound startled me awake so I had a hard time going back to sleep. I was a bit of a bitch after that, not too surprising.
I talked with my mom last night and it seems things aren’t so well at my brother’s home. SIL had gone out with a friend a few nights ago and my brother asked her if she had been smoking when she got home, the smell must have been fairly strong. She said no but then he found a pack of cigarettes in the van yesterday. Now my brother has smoked/chewed secretly (from my parents) for years and I’m not sure if he still does so she could have been honest with him. They got into an argument because she lied to him and this is not the first time (an example is about a year ago she over spent on the credit card and hid it from my brother so they paid a few hundred dollars in interest because she didn’t just tell him about it) and he’s having a hard time being able to trust her. She’s mad at him because she feels he’s too controlling (he now has her on an “allowance” so she can’t over spend their money and put them into debt). Well they discussed their issues and she packed a bag and went to her parent’s house last night, I’m not sure if this is just a night separation or if it’s going to lead into something longer or divorce. My brother wants to do marriage counseling and I think that’s been needed for some time. C & my SIL started dating when she was 16 and got married when she was 21 because she was pregnant. I truly believe she feels that she has missed out on the stage of her life where she was young, available, and free to do what she wants when she wants and to sew some wild oats (not that she hadn’t sowed some already before they met). I think she believes she’s missed out on something and must feel the need to experience that in order to be happy, I just wish she’d realize the grass is always greener on the other side and she needs to stop and think about what she’s risking. I’m praying that they both open up and work through their differences and that what’s best happens, whether it is them staying together or getting a divorce. My heart is just breaking for my niece and nephew, they don’t need this in their lives and there’s really no way to protect them. I worry that if they do a separation SIL will go out and “cheat” on C, and I know a lot of people believe when they’re separated they can’t cheat but if I was in that position it would feel like I had been cheated on. Then again maybe this is for the best; she does tend to freak out at times (when she’s not taking her antidepressants) and in the past she threw a glass at my brother’s head in a fit of rage. I don’t know, I thank God it’s not me in this position and all I can do is pray.
DH and I tried to watch Nacho Libre last night but it didn’t work out because the DVD kept freezing and then jumping way ahead. We’re sending it back today which means we won’t get the replacement until next week, the one annoying thing about NetFlix is the closest shipping center being in Denver. I didn’t exercise yesterday, yes it’s a shocker, and I did really badly with my calorie intake but the weird thing is I was down a pound this morning. We ordered pizza last night, my idea so I did this to myself, and my total intake was 1848, OUCH!
I’m going to lunch with Tamra today, I haven’t seen her for 3 months (good grief!) so it will be nice catching up. I was starting to worry about her and I hope all has been well.
It was great seeing Tamra for lunch and this spring we're going to plan a girls night in Blgs, to shop, eat, drink, and be away from the DH's and kids! It will be nice to do a girl trip and I think much needed.
B had explosive butt 5 times at daycare and went through 5 outfits, 3 of them within an hour. So I made an appointment for him tomorrow morning, DH is taking the morning off and then I will have him the afternoon. So I'll be at work for the first part of the day and I'll probably try to bring some home for the afternoon, I don't want to risk running out of outfits with B at work with me and I don't know how I'd entertain him the whole time. I just hope the Dr can do something to help his tummy out.
More unsettling news on the work front, I'll try to make this somewhat short. My coworker was talking with another group that does things similar to us but for a different aspect of campus and basically with my bosses retirement at the end of the year they were hoping our "jobs" would dissolve and they could take over all of campus and have more revenue. This didn't happen but the guy in charge of their group (who has been around for quite some time and knows the politic ways to get what he wants and is willing to fight) is working very hard in many aspects right now to still try to make that happen or to at least phase us out as much as he can. We unfortunately don't have anyone with a back bone to stand up for us and fight to keep us and our jobs around plus we don't think they will take seriously what we've heard through the grapevine. So we're not sure what will happen and it's going to be a very interesting ordeal. I'm not going to worry about it because I'm in the union which means if my position is dissolved I will be placed in another job on campus. If this were to happen I would try for a job that is 1/2 or 3/4 time, that way we still have the health insurance and my benefits but I can have more time to spend with B. This could be a good thing and it could be bad, who knows?
I talked with my mom and she said SIL is back at the house but her comment this morning was that my brother needs to do some changing, implying that she doesn't need to change. They both need to compromise and work through this and I pray she agrees to marriage counceling. What a mess.
We talked with our supervisor and he is aware of the conniving that is going on against our group so he’s going to talk to some higher ups and see what can be done. I still don’t have a whole lot of faith on this but whatever happens happens. I’m going to try to work with B here and see how long he lasts (behavior wise and explosive butt wise). I’ve put an extra blanket and 2 extra outfits in the diaper bag so hopefully I can get through part of the day. Day care made me promise to call them and give an update on B, so I’ll have to remember to do that.
If I leave early I think I’ll pick up the rolls, salt, and pepper I need for the work party on Friday and I’ll also get gas. If we’re in a rush I’ll just get gas and the salt & pepper. Excitement!
B has norovirus and the doctor said it should only last about 1 week so we should be close to the end of it. I called daycare and told them what the doctor said, they said other parents said it was just the flu and I got the feeling that they were a little peeved at those parents. DH is taking tomorrow off so B will stay home and we'll play Friday by ear.
I've started getting a really light headed feeling like I'm about to pass out when I move it, DH said he's feeling the same way, just what we need another bug going around the house. I do have to go to work tomorrow but Friday isn't quite as critical.
B was on the floor when we got home and he first tried to army crawl then he rolled over, I was so proud. He also got the ball out of his cupholder on the activity center this morning so I was proud about that too. He tried for so long and concentrated really hard on that task.
I'm going to try to do a bit more work but we'll see, a nap sounds more tempting.
Happy Day! B didn’t have explosive butt this morning, it was somewhat firm and I am so happy! If he continues like this today we’ll take him to day care tomorrow. He’s so cute in his activity center, he’s been bringing his head down low while sticking his lips out to concentrate on what he’s doing and half the time it looks like his eyes are crossed. We’ve been sitting down to just watch him play with stuff here and there, he enjoys the attention and I hope it reiterates to him that playing by oneself is good and fun. He was typing messages last night with DH while I was getting dinner made; apparently I was very funny because he was laughing up a storm. I really enjoy his personality and look forward to watching him grow and become a great individual that hopefully doesn’t inherit my outbursts. I’ve been doing a lot better with not letting my emotions run my mouth and the loudness of my voice. I’m not perfect but I’m doing well and I’m proud of myself. I’m not proud of the way I’ve been eating, I didn’t even track the calories the last 2 days because it was so bad. I have had no self control and I find myself eating just to eat, that’s something that needs to be worked on. AF is here and it may be because of that but whatever it is I have to overcome my weakness.
I’m starting to get excited about getting a new car. DH wants us to wait until the new tv is here and I want him to get his gun cabinet bought before we go car shopping. I’m also not sure where we’ll be standing with taxes this year since we’ve had a baby but also paid less in estimated tax, so we’re definitely waiting to see what the outcome is before we buy. I think we’re only waiting on one form so I need to get the dividends and estimated tax payments together this weekend so we can be finished. We also need to look into having someone finish the fence for us and expand the deck this summer and I need to motivate myself to get the entryway and hallway painted. There’s always something to do!
I’ve been thinking about my mom and how truly unique she is. She’s a woman that genuinely is sweet and innocent and there isn’t a bad bone in her body. She’s a bubbly blonde and it always kills me that people never believed the voice I do for her is dead on until they meet her. She is such a great person. When she was going through radiation for breast cancer the ladies at the doctor’s office called her bubbles because she was always so happy. She had forgotten that and I think it’s because she doesn’t care to relive that part of her life.
Some stories that always make me smile: When she was first married to my dad she wanted to transplant some tulips and was told to just plant them in the ground. So my dad came home from work and sees the transplant job she did and laughed for awhile. She had cut the flowered tulips and planted the stem and flower in the ground, it was a fast way to figure out the bulbs are what need to be transplanted.
When I was in high school she was making peanut brittle for my dad. I noticed him on the couch eating the peanut brittle but he kept spitting small white things out onto his palm. He gets up and finds the spoon she used to stir the peanut brittle; it was plastic and had melted while she was cooking. We now joke about using a wooden spoon instead.
That story always makes me think of the Thanksgiving my dad was a baby. Mom had been making dinner all day and dad knew when it was going to be ready. Sure enough once dinner’s ready to go he’s no where to be found, so mom and I got in the car and drove around to find him and tell him dinner was ready (I grew up in a town of about 2400). We find dad and he got mad that we drove around looking for him so he sat in the living room eating popcorn while the three of us at Thanksgiving dinner. At least he’s now able to take a joke about it.
The most recent one was when I called this week and I got their answering machine. It starts out with my mom saying, “Oh no, Stan I pressed the wrong button and there’s a message but I can’t get it to play…” It’s then a conversation between my parents until the recording ran out of time. I listened to it 3 times and couldn’t stop laughing. I was a nice daughter and told them they needed to change it.
B is doing so much better poo wise; thank God he’s back to normal. He was sitting really well this morning without the tripod position so I think I’ll schedule his 6 month pictures within the next 2 weeks. Hopefully I can spend less money this time around.
Work has gone fast this morning and I hope to finish the inventory count after lunch so that will be one thing off my list. I’m leaving early to buy some rolls and cups at Costco for the work party tonight, then I’ll pick B up and head to the L Center so I can help set everything up. I’m not planning to stay long since B will be ready for bed by 7:00, we’ll probably leave around 6:45/7:00 so we don’t throw his schedule too far off.
My weekend will consist of cleaning (hopefully I can do most of this tonight), gathering the last of our tax info, finishing DH’s books since I didn’t do it last weekend, and prepping the entry way and hallway to be painted next weekend. That’s plenty to keep me busy, like it or not.
The work party last night was ok, people didn't show up unil 30-45 min late and B was getting tired so after I ate I was out of there. DH had to do some on-site and worked past 6:00 so he just went home instead of coming to the party for 45 min.
B had another nightmare last night, DH couldn't get him to wake up so I went in and helped. The poor kid, I wish there was something I could do to prevent these. He also didn't sleep well lastnight and woke every 1-2 hours, finally at 5:00 I just fed him. I let him play on the floor a little while and I fell asleep on the couch, I woke myself by laughing in my sleep and B was sleeping on the Boppy so I put him in the crib and went back to bed. He slept until 8:30 then we were all up for the day, I'm a bit tired today. He's been good today but hasn't really napped much, he at least has a big appetite. He's doing so well sitting up on his own and without using his hands for support. I had him on our bed and he sat for 3-4 min 2 different times without falling over, I'm so proud.
I have all of our tax info ready to go, baby proofed the house, and have cleaned everything but the floors which I'll finish after this. I want to start prepping the entryway and hallway for painting next weekend and tomorrow I'll do DH's books.
DH has an online game he's playing at 5:00 tonight but he's a doll and took B and the activity center to the basement with him, it will be a nice break for me so I can finish cleaning and get dinner made. Maybe men do learn, hmmm.
Yesterday was good though I hate how short the weekends always are. I stayed up later than I wanted on Saturday because as I was getting ready for bed I decided I should re-tie my fleece blanket since 99% had become untied, that took me a good 40 min (this time I double knotted where I could) and once I was done DH had shown up so we chatted and watched a bit of tv while we cuddled. Since B had been getting up around 4:00-5:00 I decided we would try feeding him oatmeal for his last solids feeding and he didn’t make a peep until 6:00am, it was great. I was tired but got up to feed him and fell asleep on the couch while he played on the floor until 7:30, then I put him in his crib and went back to bed. He was up at 9:00 and DH got up with him so I slept until 10:00, it was nice. We didn’t go to church because they had the combined service and we prefer to not be at church until 12:30/1:00. Once I was up we went straight to town and tried to get some rolls at Wheat but of course they had nothing to choose from, literally only 2 rolls were out so we left. We then recycled oil, stopped by DH’s store, went to Kmart, and stopped by the grocery store. Once we were home I washed the walls in the hallway and entry way, taped to paint the ceiling and covered the floors, and painted 2 coats on the ceiling. It’s really going to lighten it up and I think it will look really nice. Tonight I’m taking the tape for the ceiling down and will tape so I can apply primer later this week, if I can have this completed by the end of this coming weekend I will be a happy girl! I’ve noticed that I get more done and faster now that I have B than I did before, the procrastinator in me is slowly dying. DH took the Christmas lights down, changed the oil in the car, and cleaned up the garage a bit, I let him know I appreciated all of it since he's been really helpful lately.
I had to call our mortgage company today because they didn’t apply the extra $1000 we paid last month to our principal like we had requested. They applied most of it to March’s payment then the rest to principal so I called this morning to get it fixed and since I was able to talk to an American from the beginning it went fast and has been corrected. Thank God for the companies out there that spend the extra money to have American’s be their customer representatives on the phone, I think I may send them a little “thank you it’s appreciated” note.
I need to make dentist appointments for DH and I along with B’s 6 month picture appointment and I suppose I should make my annual, I hate going to doctors!
B got too full on the oatmeal again and puked a little after his bottle because I wouldn’t get the hint and let him be. I’m just so use to him taking 8 oz that when he only had 5 I didn’t believe he was full. The good news is that he slept until 6:00 so I’m not going to push him to keep taking his bottle. I removed the tape for the ceiling and it looks really good, not perfect but close enough since the colors are all very similar. I did tape the ceiling so I can paint the primer but I still need to tape the wall where it transitions into the living room. I couldn’t get the laser level to cooperate so I’ll have to have DH help me out tonight. I would love to finish the taping and then get the primer on the walls tonight but we’ll see.
I was a bit cranky last night and I’m not sure why, I did pull myself out of it fairly fast so I’m sure DH appreciated that. I’m back to tracking my calories, I’ve just been horrible this last week and my weight return has proven it. At least I’m getting some exercise painting.
I talked with my mom shortly last night and she said my brother and SIL are getting along again and that they probably won’t do counseling. They’ll just find themselves right back in this spot in about a year. Mom did say she’s never seen their house so dirty so it must be really bad because we’ve all seen it really bad before. I know it’s a lot of work to take care of the house and kids day in and day out but to say you don’t have enough time to clean the house and maintain it is ridiculous. My house is always clean (other than clutter from time to time) and I work full time plus take care of both my boys (DH is included in this one), I just don’t get it. I think she needs a dose of reality to see how little time she really could have every day. Her birthday is on Thursday and she’s having a Home & Garden Party, she always does these on weeknights so I can never make it but I still put an order through. They have some new stuff so I was happy because I was getting low on things I wanted. I’m ordering a cute “tea for one” set and a tulip candle holder. There was a bowl I really liked (DH liked the candle holder better) and it was a bit much to do all 3 so next party I’ll get the bowl.
Our dentist appointments are next Tuesday and B’s 6 month pictures are next Friday. I was a bit disappointed I couldn’t get them on the same day. I also need to get B in for his second flu shot next week. I think B has a yeast infection on his bum so we’ll do some airing out tonight and see if we can get rid of it. It’s always something.
B was a ham at daycare again; he was awake when the other babies were napping so he was out entertaining all the ladies with his laughs. They think he’ll have a great personality and laugh as he gets older and I know he will. He did not enjoy his bath last night, I was holding him while he sat up and played in the water but he lunged forward and it scared him so he cried for awhile and I cut the bath short. He ate a lot last night and I had to wake him this morning so we’re back on schedule for the time being. The bumps on his tummy and chest are back and I think they may be from the baby oil or lotion that I put on him for his after bath massage. I guess I’ll try something different since the aquaphor is a bit too greasy to massage him with.
DH helped me get the laser level set up correctly so I taped the rest of the walls and put a coat of primer on them last night. Tonight I’m going to tape the trim and hopefully Thursday and Friday I can get my 2 coats of paint on the walls. I’m very happy with how fast this is going. DH was on the news last night because they interviewed him about Vista coming out. I had to stay up to watch that so that helped me be motivated to get the primer on the walls. I looked online at some fabric shower curtains to find my color for the bathroom walls and so far nothing has gotten me too excited. There is a nice one like the one we have upstairs but I worry that they may be too similar, I just don’t know. I wish I could see them in person but the selection around here just sucks.
Well I better get some of these piles reduced on my desk so I can do billing tomorrow, my favorite job!
This week has just felt like it has drug on, it must be because it’s the first in a long time that I’ve not had to leave early for some sort of appointment or because B was sick. I have a lot of little things to take care of, a phone interview to conduct, a big meeting this afternoon, and billing to do.
B was so tired when I fed him his cereal last night so after he ate I snuggled him figuring he’d fall asleep on me for 30 min. Of course the minute I get him out of the highchair he has all this energy and is looking around busy as can be then all of a sudden he crashed on me. It was nice cuddling him. DH didn’t seem to want to do anything when he got home last night, which is understandable but it’s not an option until B is in bed. The last two nights I’ve had to force DH to help me with B and the whole time I’m also expected to get dinner made, it’s frustrating and has made me cranky toward him the last couple of nights. He has been helpful lately but it’s a lot for me at night to have B’s bed time routine to do and dinner to make at the same time. I’ve done the subtle hints with him (B needs to have a bath soon) but it doesn’t go anywhere and B has been getting to bed about 30-45 min later than usual so something’s going to have to change.
I didn’t tape the trim last night so I’ll do it tonight and maybe even get a coat of paint on the walls too, we’ll see. My mom called as DH was putting B down and we talked for about an hour. After that it was 9:00 and I headed to bed. I forced myself to floss last night so I can be ready for the dentist on Tuesday. I’m expecting to have a cavity but at least I can get my teeth cleaned and checked so I can stop feeling guilty. I need to call SIL W and wish her happy birthday at lunch today and Wendy’s birthday is tomorrow so I’ll call her then.
I should not have come into work today; I’m cranky and tired of morons. I received a threatening e-mail from a contractor and I’m not happy, he will be getting an ear full at the next construction meeting. I just need to keep saying, it’s Friday it’s Friday it’s Friday.
B had a slight fever, 99, yesterday and this morning he had a cough that sounded really lungy. It got better as the morning went on but I told DH to have day care call me if it gets worse and we need to go to the doctor. He’s happy as a clam so if he is getting sick you wouldn’t know it. Kelly’s last day at day care is today, I’m sure B will miss her. She’s the one that loves on him the most so we’ll see if his behavior changes at all. He sat and played with Aiden for 2 hours yesterday, I was happy to hear that and I hope he plays well with other kids. DH has to go to Ltown yesterday for work, a server went down. He did leave until after 11:30 but the fix was fast so he was on the road around 4:00. He stopped in Big T to have dinner with his dad and got home around 8:00. B and I played a bit when we got home, ate a lot, and had a nice bath. He went to bed without a peep, he’s been doing great sleeping lately and I love it! I’m so happy I can just set him in the crib, give him a kiss, and walk away. I had a raging headache and my back was bothering me again so I took some meds and laid on the couch until DH got home. The IL’s are coming up on Sunday for a couple hours to see B so I really need to get my paint project finished and cleaned up before then. I taped the trim last night and plan to put 2 coats of paint on the walls tonight, then Saturday I’ll tape the walls and paint the trim and doors. Sunday I can get everything cleaned up, do a quick cleaning of the house, and get things put back to their places. I already know I’m going to be tired but it’s a good motivation to get this completed. I realized last night I don’t really remember what color I picked for the hallway/entryway, so that will be exciting to uncover. Hopefully I picked a good one.
BB&B just opened up in town so maybe we can check out their selection of shower curtains to see if I can find my inspiration for the bathroom. I do best with paint color when I can find something to base my theme around. The master bedroom was based around the bed spread, I painted the walls a dark red (kind of burgundy) to go with the red flowers on the bed spread. I had so many people tell me I’d regret it but I knew if I kept everything else light and with the big picture window we have in the bedroom it would look awesome. I’ve also inspired a few others to paint a room or wall red so I’m not the only one that likes it.
I do need to do some shopping at Target this weekend; we’ll see when we make it there. DH doesn’t have a day off this week because Will took vacation, kind of a bummer knowing I’ll have to paint and watch B all at the same time on Saturday. Hopefully I can squeeze it in while he’s napping or when DH is still around.
My billing is a head ache and I’m waiting on parts from the guys, they have really been bad about entering the parts in and it’s starting to drive me nuts. Well that’s about it, I should stop before I complain about everyone in my life.
I painted the walls last night and I didn't get to bed until almost 1:00am. DH and I watched Talladega Nights while I was waiting for the paint to dry but I fell asleep about an hour in, sleep seemed more important than the movie. DH didn't get home until 7:00 because a customer stopped in right at closing so I wasn't able to get things done as early as I wanted. I did get the trim painted with one coat and am putting the second coat on in about an hour, until then I plan to clean the bathroom and kitchen and dust. I was worried the paint was too light but now that I have white trim it looks pretty good, I don't know why I second guess myself all the time.
I'm a little peeved at DH, he had to work today but I figured he'd be home by 4:30 to watch B while I painted. He calls me and says his aunt's computer is having problems so he's driving there to fix it after work. It's an hour drive there and basically it means I'm alone with B all night for the 3rd night in a row. I let him know I wasn't happy and I'm still ticked off about it. I just wish he would have asked me if I was ok with it before he said he'd go. I'm in a rush to get all this crap done before noon tomorrow because HIS parents are coming over. I wasn't happy about them coming down this weekend because I'm in the middle of painting and now he's abandoned me so I have even more shit to take care of on my own. Typical of him to not think of me at all until after I tell him I'm not happy.
B was great today so I had that going for me. We stuck to his schedule from the get go this morning so his naps were normal and he was a happy camper all day long. Thank God my child is so easy.
Well I better get off this computer and start cleaning, I'd like to get to bed by 11:00 pm but we'll see.
I did get to bed at 11:00 last night but damn I worked my butt off. I got everything clean but the floors, watered the plants, finished painting, took the garbage out, blah, blah, blah. DH came home after 8:00 and asked what he could do, I told him nothing because at that point I had everything but my second coat of paint done. He gave me attitude and I'm still bitchy about that. I thought maybe this would be my first paint project that I actually didn't cry while doing, of course that changed after DH got home last night.
This morning I was up at 6:00 with B and after I fed him I started removing the tape and plastic. I must say my paint job is awesome and it looks really nice with the white trim. I ran out of paint so the doors aren't done but I can get to those next weekend, I'm taking a break for the rest of the day. I did my paint touch ups and put everything back on the walls, cleaned the floors, fed B in between, and showered. We then left for Bzmn to get some stuff at the hardware store (more paint for one) and to go to Target. The IL's called as we were heading to town saying they were here. I thought they'd call before they left or at least on the road, not 5 min before getting to our house. So I said we have to head home and DH complained about it being a wasted trip (your parents not mine!) but he still went to the hardware store and got pissed at me because I wouldn't go in to get my paint. Getting paint that requires mixing does not take 5 min, it's at least 15 min on a good day. We get home and the IL's are in town doing something so I feed B and then we visited for almost 4 hours. MIL brought lasagna, it's nice of her to bring food when they come so I don't have to bother with it, but I found 2 hairs in it and DH found a hair in the salad. She must be shedding because I've never found hair in her food before. :shock:
After the IL's left DH said I could go to town to get paint and he'll watch B. Oh, gee, thanks. Then right after he says this he heads down stairs to the computer to play games but he sure didn't take the monitor with him. Actions speak louder than words buddy! I'm tired and I'm not doing squat this afternoon. I'll read and play with my boy but that's about all. Laundry is done so it's not like there's much more than painting that I could do. I'm also still ticked off about last night, do you think we were reimbursed for the gas DH burned to go fix his aunt's computer? Of course not, there wasn't any sort of money exchange even though these people are loaded. The whole thing burns my butt and it would be nice if DH would apologize for not considering me what so ever, but hell will freeze over before that happens.
Enough ranting for one day, I better try to enjoy some part of my weekend.
I did some reading last night and since the Super Bowl wasn’t too thrilling to me I spent most of the night reading and watching Stepford Wives. In the middle of the night DH tried to get some lovin’ and I’m sorry but if you’re going to piss me off, not apologize or consider me, and have me end my crappy weekend by crying you ain’t getting a thing. I threw his hand off of me and turned my back to him, he didn’t say anything this morning and I doubt he will. I just feel so over looked and ignored, I’m tired of it.
I had to wake B up this morning and he was not happy, but once he got that bottle in his mouth he was a bit more chipper. He’s such a sweet heart, how did I get so lucky?
Well I need to wrap up billing and get some financial info gathered for the accountants and my boss so I better stop stalling.
Someone tried to break into DH’s store over the weekend. They tried to kick the metal frame around the glass door in, morons. At least it wasn’t as bad as the first time someone tried to break in, the first 6 weeks that we were here were bad. First someone tried to break into the store, then DH’s grandma passed away, I was then in a car accident that totaled my Camaro, my cousin lost her baby, and then someone shot a .22 at our bedroom window while we were sleeping. Every 2 weeks something bad happened, it was nice when that stint was over. The first time DH had gotten to work and noticed the building now had a new window in the back wall. It turned out there was an old window that had been blocked off and the wanna-be thief removed the wood covering the window, along with the insulation, pushed in the wall and then started removing bolts that held bars in the window. The only reason he didn’t get in was because of one bolt that he couldn’t see from the outside, the bolt of God as I like to call it. My parents came up that night to help DH fill the hole with concrete and fix the damage. Since my dad was working turn around they didn’t get here until after midnight so DH and I slept in the store that night to make sure no one else tried to break in. I remember SIL was a total bitch too, she liked to use pregnancy as an excuse to be mean and rude to people. I called her up on Sunday morning to have her tell my aunt and cousin (whom we were all supposed to meet at Olive Garden for lunch) that we would be about 30 min late. She informs me, in a not so nice way, that she isn’t going and she isn’t going to tell them we’ll be late. I was so furious with her attitude I had to hang up before I said something as bitchy as her. You’d think we’d be use to her shenanigans by now.
B did really well at day care yesterday and ate great, I’m thinking that the new woman probably followed his schedule like I have it written out, it works for a reason. He gave me the biggest smile when he saw me; at least I know he knows his mama. I’m not sure if he had another nightmare last night or not. I was asleep and around 10:30 I heard him fussing/crying. He built it up fast into a full out cry/scream so I got up and held him until he calmed down and was breathing normal again. He was awake when I got to the crib so it wasn’t like the other times where I had to actually wake him out of it. DH must have heard him too because he came upstairs to “help” out. Once he was calm I turned his Twilight Turtle and mobile on and put him down, he went back to sleep without a fuss though it took me a bit more.
This afternoon is going to be busy, we have to drop the Cavalier off to get the slow leak in the tire fixed, go to the dentist, take B to get his second flu shot, and stop at Ace to buy paint, nails, and rollers. I hope everything goes good at the dentist so we aren’t there forever but I’m preparing myself for a cavity. If I’m done before DH I’ll go pick B up from day care so we can save a little bit of time.
The weather the last 2 days has really made me want spring to come. It’s been in the 40’s to 50’s but of course we’ll be back down to single digits by the end of the week. I’m going to work some more on my flower beds to try to fill in the empty spaces and I want to cover the bare ground with wood chips. That should help save me some time with pulling weeds this summer. I also want to expand my native garden this summer and I need to plan out my garden. I sure hope the raspberries and rhubarb do good this year, I should probably find some fertilizer to give them, hmm.