I really think B is finally teething (yes this isn’t the first time I’ve said this), he’s been cranky and just not quite himself. He’s crawling on his knees but he’s still working on the coordination of getting it right. If he really wants to get somewhere fast he’ll army crawl. He hasn’t been eating much during the days (at least not for us) and he took 12 oz down before bed last night, I think he would have taken more but I got him to calm down and doze before DH showed up with more. He’s also not sleeping as well because he sits up and gets himself in awkward positions (I think he “can’t” get out of them because he’s tired) then cries for help. Needless to say I’m tired and need to get my butt in bed early tonight.
We have his “9” month pictures today and hopefully he’s not cranky for that. I have to pick him up in a bit, clean him up from his day at DC, feed him and then drive to the photographers. I’ll be feeling a bit rushed but it should be fine.
DH wants to mow tonight and I’m going to water the last part of the lawn then I’ll start over tomorrow. It’s my mom’s b-day so I need to call her and I have thank-you’s and mothers day cards to write tonight. I hope to also get some weeding done so I have a busy night ahead of me. The next two nights I’m going to clean the house and then Saturday I have errands, shopping, laundry, and the garden to plant. I think we’re heading to the cabin to see the sisters and IL’s on Sunday so I’m hoping to have everything I need to do completed by Saturday. I’m curious as to what DH will do for Mother’s Day for me, if he remembers. I don’t get the feeling that he’ll forget but you never know. I’ve at least stopped being a terd over him forgetting my birthday, he just makes himself feel guilty though he doesn’t need to. It’s just true to form that my birthday’s suck and everyone in my life forgets them at one time or another.
We had an interesting situation yesterday. A bomb threat was called into the police and left on voice mail, it was non-specific as to what school but it covered a wide area. The schools in the small surrounding towns evacuated but the schools in Bzm didn’t and neither did the Univ. The public schools claimed that since it’s non-specific they weren’t going to evacuate and the Univ said that since it’s finals week classes weren’t in session (they chose to ignore that kids are on campus taking finals and studying along with all of the faculty and staff that work on campus). Now this pisses me off because they are putting people’s lives in danger and just because it isn’t specific doesn’t mean it’s not true nor in one of the buildings that wasn’t evacuated. Who are “they” to determine that it’s worth risking lives? This is a situation where it’s always best to err on the side of caution, someone needs to explain that to “them”.
Day care kept B pretty clean yesterday so I only had snot to clean from him before his pictures. His pictures turned pretty good for having red cheeks and a runny nose, he didn’t smile as much this time but we still got a few good shots. He fell asleep on the drive home since I had interrupted his nap at day care so I left him in his car seat while I dug up more dandelions and then weeded my flower beds. He has started shaking his head no and it’s cute unless you’re trying to fee him and food goes everywhere, DH has been a bit frustrated lately with feeding him. He ate his baby food fairly well and then played a lot and he even ate dinner with us. He had his first taste of meatloaf and seemed to like it so that’s what I’m feeding him tonight for dinner. He did great eating big food with us (even when I was feeding him) so I think he’s just ready to move away from the purees. I’m also going to look into moving him to 3 bottles a day, he’s growing up. He did cry a couple times after putting him down, once was because he pulled himself partway up but didn’t know how to get down and I’m not sure on the second time. He didn’t wake around 4:00 this morning so that was blissful.
I have my thanks-yous written, weeds pulled, and bills paid. Tonight I’m going to start cleaning the house and then finish tomorrow night. Saturday B and I will get out of the house early to do our shopping and errands and end the spree at the greenhouse. It’s graduation weekend so I want to be out of town early so I don’t have to deal with the traffic. When I get home I’ll till up my garden and start planting. On Sunday DH said I’m sleeping in and he’s getting up with B (yippee!) and then we’ll head to the cabin after church. I’m excited to sleep in. I talked with my mom last night and since E’s appt with the speech therapist was cancelled last week they rescheduled for Friday, I sure hope she can help E out, I’m glad they’re finally meeting with one.
I didn’t clean at all last night, I was too tired so tonight I have to clean the whole house. B has been enjoying sucking on an ice cube in his mesh feeder; it quiets him down for a little while though I’m still waiting for a tooth. He was exhausted last night but woke a couple times from 4:00am on. The two times I went in he was on his tummy and upset about it, I don’t think he was fully awake but I sure didn’t sleep well after that. DH took today off so we’re starting the 3 bottles a day, I can’t believe he’s 10.5 months, his birthday is going to be here soon. We’re trying to get him use to sippy cups (still) and he usually just chews on the tips but today he took to the straw cup really well. DH said he sucked too hard at first a was a little shocked and lost some but then he compensated and smiled with his new discovery.
DH and I looked at cakes and found a spaceship that I’ll make for his birthday. I’ll also make a little one that he can play with and maybe some cupcake Martians to go with. This means I also have to find decorations to match, I better not procrastinate on this one.
I’m leaving work at least 30 min early today so I can stop by one store and do a little bit of shopping so tomorrow I don’t have so much to do (only 3 or 4 stores instead of 5). Today’s been annoying; I had a major brain fart and screwed up an order so I’ve been dealing with fixing that. I also have a meeting in an hour that I hope isn’t a PITA. I’m just tired and want things to go smoothly, is that too much to ask?
Tomorrow I’m going to wake up fairly early and get out to do my shopping by 9:00. I hope to only have my ring, the greenhouse and the grocery store to go to. I may need to go to Target. Then when I get home I’ll get my garden tilled and planted and do laundry. DH still needs to find out what we can bring for MIL on Sunday so I may need to cook a little too. This should also give me time to water and have B play in his little pool since we haven’t done that yet. I sure hope it’s nice out on Saturday.
I had a good weekend and feel great today; it’s not every Monday I can say that. I left work about 45 min early on Friday and got some shopping done then headed home and hung out with my boys. I cleaned the whole house and was tired and cranky after that so I went to bed.
B was up at his usual time on Saturday and I was still tired so I put him back in the crib to sleep. He of course pulled himself up and I asked if he’d play quietly so I could go back to bed, the turkey shook his head no. I then said Mommy is still sleepy and needs more snoozers, can she go back to bed? And I got another head shake, he’s so darn cute. I still went back to bed but it wasn’t a good solid sleep and I was up within an hour. We first started our errands at the mall and I dropped my wedding ring off to have the crown replaced with platinum, that’s not too cheap of a fix. It was white gold and apparently I’m rough on my ring because the prongs are really worn after only 6 years and there’s a chance they could break easily and then I’d lose my diamond. I also got a new bra and I should have gotten more than one but the sales girl kind of annoyed me. We then headed to the nursery and bought my garden plants (tomatoes, potatoes, pumpkin, cucumbers, and peppers), strawberries, a prairie smoke (I’m really happy with this find), and some bark. I planted the prairie smoke and my strawberries right away then tilled and planted my garden. I also did laundry and went to the grocery store, it was a productive day and my arms got a little tanned. DH and I spent the evening watching two more episode of Carnivale then I went to bed. B decided to wake up around 3:00 to talk and laugh, DH asked if he should check on him and I said he’s happy so no.
Sunday morning I woke DH up when B woke up for his bottle and I then struggled to fall asleep. B peed and pooed on the potty for DH so that was very exciting. I did wake again at 7:30 and I planned to make it to church so I got up. DH gave me the cards from him and B and they were so sweet they made me cry. For a present I got a Bissell SpotBot, I’m now sort of looking forward to our next vomit or food on the carpet. Opening the cards and the present took me 20 min and by the time I was done I knew I couldn’t be ready for church on time. DH put the dishes away while I got ready then he gave me some lovin’ and showered and we headed out the door. I wanted coffee the whole drive to the cabin so we stopped at the last town on the way so I could get perked up. We had a nice time with the IL’s and Sue gave me a big mug she made w/ flowers from her garden along with a packet of bath foam. B entertained everyone for awhile then I put him down for a nap and he slept the rest of the time we were there. We played some holey board and had steak, a storm was moving in so it was nice and cool outside. I drove most of the way home since DH took a quick nap and we had to stop by the grocery store to pick up a few things for B. Once home we just hung out and I didn’t really feel like I had spent much time with B (DH did all the feedings and diaper changes) so we played for a bit. I fed him while we watched DH lower his mattress and of course B popped right up when I put him to bed. It took us going in there 3 times to finally get him to fall asleep for good. I have to stop picking him up and just comfort him while he’s still in the crib, we’ll maybe have to do CIO tonight because he’s getting unbearable. After he was down I got some more lovin’ from DH and then I folded laundry and watched Desperate Housewives. I was in bed around 9:30 and I got my butt up at 4:30 this morning to exercise, it felt great for being so early. B woke at 2:30 last night and talked for a bit then started screaming. I checked on him and he was fine just sitting up, I comforted him and got him to relax but the minute I left the room he was fussing and up again. DH then went in and got him calmed down and had to crawl out of the room on his hand and knees, this is driving us nuts and we’ve got to nip it in the bud.
I want to get the bark laid in my flower beds tonight and I also need to do B’s laundry. I hope to be in bed around 9/9:30 so I can get up again and exercise tomorrow morning. Obviously exercising at night isn’t working but I figure if I skip a morning I can make up for it that night, hopefully this will put my ass in shape. I’m going to try to avoid snacks and eating past 8/8:30 and if I can exercise at least 5 days a week (if not 7) this should be a good start; if needed I can go back to counting calories too. Elaine mentioned she’d like to walk during lunch so I need to call her and get that started, it could just be some extra exercise added to my Pilates.
Today is going to be a busy one at work, at least it should make it go fast. B was cranky at DC yesterday w/ a runny nose and sneezing. He was a good boy for me so I don’t know what was going on. He was naughty when I tried to feed him his solids, I held his hand down so he wouldn’t swat at the spoon but after only 2 min of eating he wouldn’t stop blowing raspberries so I told him we were done and that was that. We then went outside and I put wood chips along one of my flower beds, I need to buy about 2 more bags to finish the rest. I also need to buy some more flowers because that bed is empty! The neighbor boy (he’s still 3 from what he told me yesterday) came over to help me put the bark down, he was ready to do more too when we used up what I had. His mom, she’s the one that was mad at me for awhile, came over too. I did my best to talk w/ her, asking questions and what not, but she didn’t do much more than answer them so there really wasn’t a good conversation. It’s too bad because I wouldn’t mind having a mom with a LO B’s age to talk w/. Oh well. When DH got home we went inside and B was very happy to see his daddy. He also showed him how he can pull himself up on more things. At one point he was leaning against the TV stand and it looked like he was standing on his own, he’s too cute sometimes. We decided to keep him up for about 15 min longer before his bottle and it at least worked because he fell asleep during the end of his bottle and was no problem putting down. He woke once at 2:30 and when I went in he was on his side crying/whining. I rubbed his back to calm him and then left, he talked for a bit and whined a little more but went back to sleep. I hope this is a sign of things getting better.
I was very proud of him this morning; he pulled himself up on the coffee table and was taking side steps to move a little bit back and forth, he’ll be cruising around before I know it. We still need to baby proof the cupboards and I need to move a few decorations out of reach, maybe I’ll try to get to it tonight. I need to repaint my toenails and shave also, if not tonight at least before Friday.
I got up again at 4:30 and exercised, my muscles are a bit sore and that’s good. I’m aiming for 2 days of Pilates cardio, 1 day of Pilates ball, 2 days of Pilates cardio. I won’t get anything in on Saturday and Sunday is a maybe. I also did well with avoiding snacks last night. I didn’t snack when I got home and after dinner I had a 100 cal snack pack and some tea.
I’m taking Friday off for the WoF Conference and I thought it started at noon but it’s not until 7:30 so I could have worked, but I’m still not going to. I have to see if M & J are going to be in town and if so DH and B will come up with me. DH is taking Friday & Saturday off since he’ll have B to himself (if he doesn’t come with me) and we’re finally getting an electrician to install our kitchen lights and the lights in the stairwell.
The afternoon at work yesterday was out of control, I got to my desk w/ 15 min left and too many messes to clean up. I sometimes wonder why the people that are supposed to know how certain things work just don’t, ugh! I shouldn’t have to explain to someone what they should already know; I’m not the one getting paid for their job. I was beat when I left work and didn’t do a darn thing when I got home. I played w/ B a bit and he acted like he was starving when I fed him his solids, at least it meant he was well behaved while eating for awhile. I did cut the feeding a bit short because he kept swatting at the spoon, I sure hope this goes away soon. He did ok going down last night. I had to hold him and sing/rub his back for about 10 min then I put him down because he was finally winding down. He did pull himself up twice and both times I went in and laid him back down, rubbed his back a bit then left; he was out after the second time so it’s getting better. He did wake at 3:30 crying, I went in and laid him back down and he was out after that.
DH caught a pee yesterday and I caught a pee this morning. I think he signed “potty” this morning so I’m going to have to watch him closer to see if he really is signing. 2 days ago while feeding him solids he was either signing more or clapping, not sure which one but I’m happy with either! I need to take a day/weekend to just really watch him, I’m worried I’m missing signs from him.
We’re trying to figure out our weekend plans. M & J want to have dinner w/ us on Saturday but DH doesn’t want to drive down w/ me on Friday so that would mean having 2 cars there. Then we have to decide if we’ll come back Sat night or Sun. I’m waiting to hear back from DH on what his preference is.
I didn’t get up this morning to exercise because DH and I watched the last 2 episodes of Carnivale. I have a lot to do tonight (finish laundry, water indoor and outdoor plants, do a quick clean of the house, and shave) but hopefully I can squeeze in some exercise. I am getting up tomorrow morning to exercise and if I take 1 day off it’s not the end of the world.
Today was one heck of a day and I was bitchy, from the start of my work day on. My boss even said I was in a bad mood, though he said everyone was so it wasn't offensive. I can't even remember what pissed me off so bad, I'm sure AF has something to do with it.
I couldn't wait to get out of work and having a 3 day weekend has put me in a better mood. My 3:30 meeting wasn't at her office so I left early and picked B up. We played on the floor then ate and I put him in jammies and we met DH and MacKenzie River for our 5 year anniversary dinner. It was nice and B was so well behaved I could hardly believe it. I gave him bits of the bread sticks and he loved them. It's nice being able to give him "normal" food. After dinner we came home, fed B his bottle and put him down. He chatted for about 30 min with a few whines but is out cold, I sure hope we're back to normal with his sleeping. Last night he woke once for DH around midnight and at 3:30 he squaked for a second and that was it, though he was up for the day at 5:00. We also caught 1 pee and 2 poos today, I'm so proud of my little boy.
I folded some laundry tonight and will do the rest tomorrow morning. The house is clean and I really don't have much to do, what a great feeling! Tomorrow I'm going to water the trees and my garden/flower beds and then pack. I'm heading out around 2:30 and will meet up with mom & SIL around 5:00 then meet C and L at A-bee's for dinner. I hope WoF is really good this year, I need some spiritual affirmation.
DH has decided he and B will come down Saturday afternoon and we're all meeting up (w/ M & J) at 6:00 for dinner, then DH and I are driving back home. It's going to be a busy weekend but hopefully a good one. I'm praying M & J get the DNA results they want, I'm on the edge of my chair about this I can only imagine how they feel.
I had a great weekend and this week should be good too because the boss is out for the week. I’m going to work through lunch most of the week so I can leave early each day, it’s like a mini vacation when the boss is gone.
We got the new light installed in the kitchen and stairwell, it looks really nice. We couldn’t do what we initially planned for the kitchen so we’ll put the second light we bought in the dining room; I think my dad can help us with that. DH mowed while I was home and I played w/ B as much as I could. It was weird leaving with only one bag. The drive was nice and I played with L and E for a bit when I got there. We went to A-bee’s when my mom showed up and both kids were all over the whole meal, it was a bit frustrating but not as bad as it could have been. C looks really good and I hope they get a boy, it sounds like they’re done whether it’s a boy or a girl. The opening night at WoF was really good, Patsy spoke and she’s one of my favorite speakers. When we got to the house the kids were there, which surprised us since they were supposed to be spending the night at Brenda’s. Well L kept saying he’d never get to see me again and then he was naughty and snuck out because some 4th grade neighbor girls told him to so that’s why they were brought home. We got to bed around 11 and the sleeping conditions weren’t perfect. The air mattress didn’t have a sheet so we had to sleep on one of the blankets and then only one of the two pillows she gave each of us had a pillow case. Who doesn’t put pillow cases on their pillows? The house also wasn’t very clean, though my mom said it looked better than usual and that W had cleaned. She also had the blankets piled on the floor so the kids and dogs were playing in them all day; I just have to not think about things in order for me to not go nuts over there.
My mom set the alarm for 7:00 am but it went off at 6:00 am so we were all up an hour earlier than planned. The conference started at 9:00 and there was the funniest speaker, Anita Renfroe, she was great and I hope she comes back in two years I was crying from laughing. C provided lunch for all of us so we sat outside and cooled off, it was so hot in the arena. SIL was complaining about my brother not giving her enough money for herself so she lies about how much groceries cost so she can have extra money. We all got quiet with that comment and I wanted to say didn’t lying get you in this position in the first place? The interesting thing is that her mom was complaining about there not being any food in the fridge to feed L and E with, and SIL said she was going to buy groceries on Tuesday. Makes me wonder how much she doesn’t supply so she can have money for herself. Earlier that day she was saying she might not take E in to the speech therapist because she thinks it’s just developmental and nothing to worry about. I told her it can’t harm anything and maybe they can get some extra tools to help her, so she’s keeping the Thursday appt for this week (finally!). E has improved some but she’s still a year behind and they need to figure out why, I just don’t understand them.
The conference ended about 40 min early and I left with 3 books for myself, I didn’t see anything for B but next time he should be old enough for some of the things they have. One book is a devotional and 2 are study guides, SIL was funny because she asked me if I got the books to go with the study guides, umm… it’s called the Bible and I have one. It sounds like they plan to come up the second weekend in June, I’m going to have to nicely let them know I don’t want the dogs to come with them.
I met up with DH and B at the restaurant around 5:30 and M & J got there the same time I did. We got our name on the waiting list and sat down. They had gotten the DNA results back and the guy is not M’s dad, I am so happy for them because now they don’t have to worry about Parkinson’s. They had an “I’m still a bastard” party for M because they were so excited. The waiting time was about 30 min and after 40 min of us sitting there we checked on our status and the girl said, didn’t I call you already? Do you see us sitting at a table? So we were a little ticked about this. When the waitress asked how we were I in a joking manner told her about being forgotten and our hour wait to sit down so she gave us our appetizers for free. B snacked on what he could and was so well behaved especially since we didn’t sit down until it was his bed time, I was a proud mommy. We left around 8:45 and B didn’t fall asleep until a little after 9:00. I was so tired I was seeing animals on the road so I kept slowing down randomly. Thankfully we got home in one piece around 11:00.
B woke around 5:00 am so I fed him and put him back down, he then slept until 8:15 so I didn’t feel too sleep deprived yesterday. We did skip church and DH slept until 10:00 so we had a late start out of the house. B was so funny, as we were getting ready to shower I had him in our bedroom to play with his busy bus but the minute he heard the water running he crawled as fast as he could to the bathroom while telling us he wanted in. So he sat by the drain while DH and I showered, he’s such a goof. We did the shopping we needed and I picked up my wedding ring, let’s hope I don’t wear the platinum down like I did the gold. When we got home I took B outside with me to plant the perennials I had bought and to finish putting bark down. Well he was very helpful and kept putting bark in his mouth so I had DH take him inside. The best part was he had a piece of bark in his mouth for about 5 min before DH saw it when he smiled, I’m sure that tasted wonderful.
I planted everything and put bark down along with reseeding the 3 areas in the lawn that have dead patches. Next weekend we’re buying a tree and annuals so I will get those planted and be done with plants for the summer. I do want to find a nice border for my native garden and flower bed so I can get that taken care of this summer, I’m just not sure where exactly to look.
B is still blowing raspberries while eating so DH and I started a new approach yesterday since what we were doing wasn’t working. He gets one verbal warning when he does it and if he continues he’s removed from the high chair and placed in the Pak N Play w/o any toys. After being in there for a minute we explain again why he was in there and what we expect from him then we try to eat again. It actually seemed to improve things yesterday so hopefully this will work. He’s doing great with crawling on his knees and we are over him waking because he’s pulled himself up and can’t get down. A week of that was enough for me.
I had a killer headache when I left work, I’m sure it stemmed from the hole they were drilling in the back of my office, hopefully they finished yesterday but it doesn’t look like it. B was busy playing when I went to pick him up from day care and once he noticed me he crawled until just past arms length from me then sat down, making me open the gate to get him. He’s such a turkey. We went outside once we got home and I pulled weeds from my native garden and he played in the grass. I also cleaned out the bird feeders, they were disgusting and I told DH that we won’t be letting food sit in them over winter again. I’m really happy with how my flower beds are looking, now I just need to get some annuals on the porch and things will be good.
B did well eating breakfast with DH, only blew a raspberry once and then stopped after a warning (he also pooped on the potty for DH). He of course didn’t do so well with me and I knew he was going to test me. 4 bites into dinner we were on our 3rd raspberry so I put him in the PnP, he did better after that but about 3 min later he was back in the PnP. The third time we got quite a bit into him and I think he was getting full and distracted so the last raspberry put him in the PnP again but we were also done eating at that point. I feel like there’s a bit of progress so hopefully this will be gone soon. He was also a little stinker for the rest of the evening so I was ready for DH to get home and give me a break.
We finally installed the new car seats for B, they had to go forward facing because the Cavalier isn’t big enough for rear facing and the Pontiac wouldn’t buckle safely that way. It will probably be easier having him forward facing and we’d be doing the change in about 1.5 months anyways. DH is taking today off and I want him to call for some estimates on the fence and maybe the porch if he decides to not do it himself. I worry if we procrastinate much longer we won’t be able to get it done this summer and the sooner the better. I also want him to fertilize today, other than that he can stay home and relax.
It’s been raining/snowing all last night and today. The moisture is great and hopefully it will get our grass nice and green again. I think I’m going to start on the basement bathroom this weekend and also fill in the cracks in the foundation. If I could at least get the ceiling sanded and painted and scrape the paint bubbles off the walls I would be happy. The actual painting of the walls shouldn’t take too much and I could get it done in a weekend (hopefully before we have company again). We deserve a couple weekends at home and it would feel so nice to be productive. I would also be super psyched if I could have all of our major projects done by the end of the summer. That way we only have the basement to finish and then misc. updates after that (replace the linoleum with tile and get new counter tops). I still need to pick a color for the walls, DH is going to have to go shower curtain shopping with me, he’ll love that.
It was nice leaving work early again, I haven’t decided if I will work through lunch today or not. I went to the grocery store before going home and picked up a few things, we’re going to try some of the 3rd food meals. I did give B the spaghetti and meat sauce and he made the worst face with each spoon full but he’d open his mouth for more. We didn’t have any raspberries blown but he did swat at the spoon a couple times, it may have been from what he was eating. I’m so proud of my boy, when I was going to feed him dinner last night and asked him if he wanted to eat while signing “eat”. He signed “eat” back to me, I was in shock and reacted later than I wanted but I’m so proud. Maybe all of this signing will pay off. DH only caught 1 pee yesterday, but it’s better than nothing. I didn’t catch anything this morning but I told DH he hadn’t pooed yet so hopefully they’ll catch it.
I wanted to exercise last night since I skipped yesterday morning but DH was watching the basketball game and I fell asleep around 8:00. I got up around 9:00 and went to bed, I at least got some sleep last night. B slept great though he woke up at 5:30, goofy kid, and he was tired when I left for work. I did get up and exercised this morning so I’m feeling good, that cardio kicks my arse. I haven’t been eating the best (my AF always makes me eat more and I had a couple beers over the weekend) but the scale is showing less so that’s a plus. I would love to drop 20 pounds over the next 2 months and then work on the last 15-20 pounds from there. I want to first see how I do with exercising regularly and watching what I eat (and my portion sizes) but not counting calories. Then if I’m not progressing like I should I’ll count the calories again. My goal is to really just make this a habit and a life change, I’ll never be skinny but I can at least be healthy.
Work is just one mess after another; thank God I don’t have to fix most of them. I’m a bit nervous about year end but hopefully it will go ok. I’m going to start going through our inventory on a 2 week basis starting this next week. I also have major organizing and labeling to do, at least it happens during a warm time of year.
B was a good boy for me last night, he was in a very happy mood except for when he first cried because we went in the house rather than staying outside. I had to put him in the PnP twice for blowing raspberries but after that he ate great and I told him I was proud of him. I’m signing “sorry mommy” when I get him out of the PnP, got to try to teach those manners now. He was super tired though and fell twice with long cries. He cries and tells me about what happened so I acknowledge his pain and being startled and listen to him. He was cute because at one point he calmed down then looked at the spot where he was hurt and he then told me more about it. He’s doing great at cruising along furniture and he’s listening a bit more when I tell him no, probably because he’s moved away from the area or put in the PnP if he doesn’t listen. DH caught 1 pee yesterday and I caught 1 pee this morning. He likes to wash his hands after we flush everything down the toilet, it also keeps him from crying when we leave the toilet. He was naughty for DH this morning and was put in the PnP during breakfast 4 times. Just testing the limits. He’s sleeping really well but this morning he was up at 4:30 and giggled, screeched, and played until 5:30. Then he was up for his bottle at 6:00, he’s got to be tired. The good thing is it motivated me to get my arse out of bed at 4:30 to exercise, that’s the hardest part in the morning.
DH is going to golf after work with his employees, weather permitting of course, so B and I will be alone for most of the night. I want to plant the ash trees tonight and I need to water outside. I also want to clean part of the house, pay bills, and water the indoor plants; hopefully I’ll have the energy to get this all done. I will probably leave at 4:00 just to give myself a bit more time.
Yesterday was interesting, at least once I left work. I was out of here about 45 min early and as I arrived at my car a Japanese girl approached me saying she can’t remember where she parked her car and it’s her first time in the area. My first thought was, can I trust this woman, and I feel bad for it now but you never know so it’s best to be safe than sorry. We figured that she probably parked in one of the other big lots so I drove her around the various parking lots until we found her car. I do ok with Asian accents but it’s been awhile so I struggled a couple times. She was so overwhelmed with everything and was on the verge of tears, I wanted to just give her a hug. She thought I was a student (nothing new there) and I gave her my card and said that if she needed anything to give me a call. I wish I would have done more to help her and make sure she was ok, I did say some prayers for her.
When I got to day care to pick B up I saw some of the older (18 months) kids not treating him kindly, they were just being kids. 2 of the boys took toys away from him but he at least didn’t cry so that’s good. Once the boys saw me they then gave the toys back to him (not sure why) and of course they had to wave to me and be acknowledged. Aidan sure likes it when I acknowledge him, he’s such a cutie. The one (he must be a stinker because the ladies told him to be nice when he patted B’s head to copy me) kept trying to lift my skirt up, probably because he doesn’t see many of them. Miss N also said the other room claimed B had taken a few steps and I said while holding onto things he will. They said it was while not holding onto anything but I think someone misinterpreted something because he can’t even stand on his own never mind taking steps. He is doing good at cruising so I’m very proud of him with that.
He was a stinker when eating dinner though, we went to the PnP 4 times. Is it normal for kids to show improvement then regress? I guess it’s just him testing the waters to see how serious we are. He also threw a fit when I removed him from the oven (we’re trying to teach him not to touch the oven since they can get really hot) by kicking his legs when I was carrying him and then he laid on the floor and acted like he fell so he cried really loud & hard. He is at least showing progress when I tell him no. He was heading to the electric guitar and I told him no (we don’t want him knocking it onto himself or having a string break and possibly hurt him) and he actually stopped and looked at me with concern. I then picked him up and praised him for listening to me. This is a really good test in patience and I know that if we can teach him the appropriate behavior now then it should be “easier” down the road.
B was so cute when we were getting the bath ready for him. DH started the water in the tub and B was so excited to get in there, he pulled himself up so he could see into the tub then he kept raising his right leg to try to crawl into the tub. We got a little bit of it on video. He fought a little bit going down but it didn’t take long and DH went in once to lay him back down and tell him its night time. He also slept decent though he kept making noises every half hour from 4:30 on, he was cute standing with a smile when I got him up this morning.
The neighbor boys paid us a visit last night. DH was hauling laptops from the car to the house and they held the door open for him and then of course came into the house (they like all kids have been curious as to what our house looks like). They played with B’s toys and said our house didn’t look like theirs. DH tried to find the parents to let them know where the boys were but they weren’t home, they had been at a party down the street and hadn’t gotten to their place yet.
I didn’t do what I wanted last night, I was lazy. I did do one load of laundry and folded B’s laundry, that was about it. Tonight I’m going to finish laundry, clean the house, water the indoor plants, and pay bills. That just leaves some outdoor things for this weekend, some shopping, and some relaxing. Oh and hopefully it will involve some work on the bathroom downstairs.
Yeah for still having 2 more days off! I left work early and B and I spend some time outside playing and putting up the bird feeders. We also listened to our neighbor freak out on her dog, she was screaming like a banshee and I really wasn't pleased with B hearing it. Afer we went inside I started cleaning the house and put my left over laundry away. I noticed that B was banging things together at a rhythm and it sounded like he was singing, so I would clap to his rhythm and dance to it, he loved that. The funny thing is DH mentioned that he noticed the same thing and he said it would be great if he was a musically gifted. He was a bit naughty when eating dinner but I keep hoping things will get better as long as we're consitent.
DH dropped a computer on his ankle yesterday so he's swollen, bruised, and was bleeding. I had him ice it and he's not limping quite as bad today so that's good. B slept pretty good and I fed him around 5:40 then put him back in his crib and I slept some more. He wanted to eat again a little after 8 so I got up but felt pretty refreshed. He was super naughty for breakfast and didn't get a whole lot because of it, stinker! DH planted the ash trees in the back yard while I cleaned the floors, watered the plants and paid bills. B then took a nap and we headed to town a little after noon. I didn't find any space decorations for B's birthday so I'm not sure what I'm going to do, probably just balloons and streamers.
We're going to the greenhouse tomorrow to get the last of our plants this year and we'll get the aspen planted tomorrow. I'm making a practice cake tonight so I'm prepared for B's birthday cake. I bought the fondant and I should be able to put it on the cake before I go to bed, though I do want to make my rhubarb (did my first harvest yesterday) sticky buns tonight so we can enjoy them in the morning, maybe I'll do the fondant tomorrow. Either way I should get started so I can get to bed a decent time and make it to church in the morning.
Yesterday was mostly a bad day because DH woke me up around 3:30am for some lovin, though he's the only one that got it so I was a bit ticked off about that, and then I couldn't fall back asleep. Could it have anything to do with me being a bit ticked? So I was up for the day and by the time we went to church I felt like crap. My head hurt and I felt hung over, plus I wouldn't talk to DH. I took a short nap after church and popped some pain relievers and I got over being a baby and had an ok day after that. On the plus side B was a good boy for us and my rhubarb sticky rolls turned out really tasty. We didn't go to the greenhouse (there's always next weekend) but I did make my practice cake and we watched the Pursuit of Happyness and The Omen.
DH got up with B this morning so I could sleep in and we've been mostly lazy today. B's been testing his boundaries and what he can't touch but his blowing raspberries at the table has drastically decreased. DH did mow before it started pouring again, this rain is awesome and much needed if we don't want another smoky summer. I'm trying a new kabob recipes for dinner, doing more laundry, organizing B's 9 month pictures for distribution, and reading Baby Wise for Toddlers. The IL's are stopping through from Hamilton at some time this afternoon, at least if they're here around dinner we'll have enough for them.
I talked with my mom this morning, she's so happy to be on summer vacation and I'm glad she survived this year. E has speech apraxia and do you think SIL has gone out to get what she needs to help stimulate her mouth and work with her? Nope, of course not. It's like they aren't taking this seriously and the worst part is E is the one that's going to pay. I don't know what to think about those two.
The IL’s showed up around 3:00 yesterday and hung out for about an hour. B was showing off for Maka by showing her all the things he could do with his activity center. He was so proud of himself. They picked out a golden and SIL will be bringing it up to them in a few weeks, they want to get their house ready before the puppy arrives.
B was a good boy yesterday, very minimal raspberry blowing and he didn’t get into too much that he wasn’t supposed to, I do need to get a few of my hanging plants trimmed so he doesn’t get tempted. I hope this good behavior is a sign that the naughtiness is going away for the time being. When my mom was talking to him on the phone he kissed it, it was pretty cute even though my cell was covered in slobber.
We didn’t catch any pees or poos this weekend but I did get a pee this morning, you win some you lose some. It was still raining at home when I left but once I got to town it was snowing. It feels likes this weather is a month late but at least it showed. DH and FIL are going to build the deck this summer so I’m going to look for a book w/ a layout and some instructions. It’s not that I don’t trust them but I want to make sure they know what it is I want. DH and I will have to demo what’s there and that’s going to be a pain. Hopefully we can get this completed sooner rather than later. I would be really pleased if it was taken care of before the end of June so B’s birthday party can utilize the back yard.
It is so great to tell B not to touch something and to actually have him listen and not touch it. Plus no raspberries at the dinner table, wow things are great! We had a lot of fun playing yesterday when we got home and we were both happy to see DH so they could play. B had a runny nose yesterday and he puked last night around 3:30, I hope he’s not getting sick. I’m worried the poor child is a puker like me.
Not much went on last night, but I did get excited because the next shows of Carnivale were available on On Demand. I sure didn’t think I would enjoy the show this much. So this will be my new obsession I’m sure for a bit.
I need to get started on B’s birthday invitations and figure out what I’m going to get for DH’s Father’s day gift. June is going to fly by and I need to be prepared because it’s all going to hit at once. I think my brother and his family will be up the weekend of the 9th, S & W will be here the 27th, I’ll have final billing at work on the 29th, B’s party on the 30th along with who knows how many people up at the house, cupcakes for day care on the 2nd, and final inventory count the 3rd. I need to clean up the garage some along with the basement and get my donations to the second hand store before the end of June. And if we finish the porch before the party that only gives us a month, I’m thinking this probably won’t happen. Speaking of which I need to bother DH about this again.
I can finally say this for sure, B is getting a tooth! When we got home yesterday he was not interested in eating dinner so I grabbed a sippy cup to see if he’d at least take that while cuddling. He was super squirmy and a bit fussy so I thought I’d look in his mouth to see if his gum was swollen since I thought it was the day before. Lo and behold I see skin breaking on his gums. So we spent the next 45 min cuddling while he chewed on teethers and an ice cube. B had an explosive butt that leaked through his pants right when DH got home, DH didn’t seem too happy so I changed him. We then went outside with DH while he trimmed and B played in the grass while I watered the trees and flowers. B somehow found an area on the lawn that was wet and his pj’s were soaked. He was leaving wet trails on the sidewalk where he’d crawl. So he had a new pair of pj’s put on and then DH fed him. He was exhausted and was out within 15 min of being put down. DH watched the b-ball game and I fell asleep cuddling up to him.
Around midnight I heard DH and B in the bathroom and figured B puked. I guess he first puked while on his side so DH thought clean up would be fast but then he rolled onto his back and puked all over his face. DH gave him a bath while I cleaned up his crib and helped try to calm him a bit. I think he was choking on saliva/snot because he puked up some nasty stuff after his bath. I put the boppy in his crib so he could sleep propped up and hopefully drain the gunk down his throat easier. I went to bed when DH seemed to have everything under control but apparently his night lasted longer. DH tried to feed B because he was worried he’d be hungry and dehydrated, so of course he puked up what he took from the bottle. Poor DH ended up doing laundry and making more bottles before coming to bed after 2. B seemed to be feeling pretty good this morning though he did have really runny poo in his diaper; if DC calls I’ll take him today. DH is taking tomorrow off so hopefully B can catch up on sleep because he’s tuckered out.
I need to stop by the grocery store after work today and finish up B’s laundry. I was able to put dishes away this morning, fold some laundry, and clean up a bit before I left for work. C and D are coming over on Saturday for a BBQ so I need to buy things for that and tomorrow night I’ll do a quick clean of the house so things are presentable for them. I keep getting the feeling that my brother and SIL won’t be coming up next weekend like they said they would, they can never stick to a decision so we’ll see.
The tip of B’s tooth is poking through his gum and he’s handling teething really well. He ate better last night for dinner but still not as much as usual. We then had a cuddle fest on the rocking chair while he sucked on an ice cube. We went to the grocery store before heading home and I couldn’t find a shopping cart that had a belt buckle that wasn’t broken. So B decides to turn around in his seat to look into the cart while trying to pull up, I put a stop to this and figured I better keep my eye on him. A little while later I was getting some of his food and I turn around to find him standing on the seat holding onto the front bar, I about had a heart attack and carried him from that point on. From here on out we are for sure finding a cart with a belt buckle no matter what.
We didn’t have any puking episodes and he slept really well but we had a major explosive butt this morning. It covered every inch that was inside the diaper and was starting to leak out, then of course he stuck his hand in it while grabbing his penis, it was a great start to the day. DH is taking the day off so hopefully he’ll license the car and I suggested he and B have lunch with me today. I would like to just sit in the grass and have some sandwiches rather than go somewhere, that way B can move around & have fun.
We should have a nice weekend, I’m going to do a quick clean tonight and tomorrow we can get some plants and then C & D will be over to BBQ. Sunday we’ll probably do some shopping after church and then hang out. I need to call W this weekend to see how they are and talk about their coming trip to MT.
Today is going to be fairly busy for a Friday, I have billing to finish and my last order to make for the FY, a few e-mails to send out, and hopefully some inventory counts. Bundles of fun!
I have a killer headache and feel light headed, almost didn’t come into work but I’m hoping this will pass. It was an ok weekend, I got pissy with DH so that made Sunday not so great. Friday night I picked up a couple movies on my way home, did a quick clean, and watched some tv. Saturday I got DH to get up with B for his first solids feed, I felt it was fair since I got up for the 5:30 feed. After I got out of bed he went to town to get the truck and the key he has doesn’t work so we can to wait for E to send the only working key to us, PITA. So we didn’t go to the greenhouse to get the tree and annuals, like I’ve said before next weekend. C & D showed up around 3:30 and B was busy the rest of the night showing D what he can do and laughing at the silly things D did for entertainment. We had a good time and finished off a bottle of wine, though I mixed something that wasn’t good because my tummy was killing me later. After they left DH and I played some holey board then I sat on the porch and read. We wanted to watch a movie but I was super tired and Pan’s Labyrinth has subtitles and I knew I couldn’t handle reading, so we watched an episode of Carnivale. We did watch Pan’s Labyrinth yesterday and I enjoyed it, definitely not a feel good movie and there were a few violent parts I had to look away from, though there was a part in Carnivale that I had to look away from too. I just can’t handle violence, yet I’m planning to watch Letters from Iwo Jima next.
We didn’t go to church on Sunday because I was exhausted and DH made me mad because I thought he was outside trimming when he was actually downstairs playing his new online game. He knew we planned to go to town yet he’s farting around wasting time, my annoyance was short lived at least. Our shopping trip went fast and we watched the movie after trying to put B down for a nap, which he fought for about an hour so we decided to just let him play. He did pass out on my lap for about 45 min so we at least got that. I got annoyed with DH again because he went downstairs to play some more while I was left to take care of everything and listen to B cry because he didn’t want to go to bed. He wouldn’t settle down for me so I just timed him for 15 min and he was out by the time that was over. Sometimes me going in helps to calm him and other times it works him up more. I was tired and cranky from this point on and had to finish laundry before I could go to bed so I didn’t get as much sleep as I should have, maybe that’s why I don’t feel so good.
B’s tooth has mostly broken through and he’s eating tons better so I’m happy about that. The explosive butt is also gone, we went from that to constipation yesterday and he finally had a decent diaper for DH this morning. I gave him some of my seasoned potatoes and he loved them, I’ve never seen him eat something with so much vigor. He’s getting more confidence in his standing since I found him standing on the base of his rocking horse. He’s gotten to be such a big boy.
DC called and said B fell and pinched his finger and it’s swollen and bruised. She said she put ice on it and it seems to bend without him being in pain, though he’s tired and cranky due to needing a nap so they wanted to leave it up to me. DH said I should wait an hour and see how he’s doing then but I may just get him since I don’t feel so good and see how he’s doing. My poor baby.
I left work shortly after noon since after I ate lunch I thought I was going to lose it. B’s finger is fine, it’s swollen a bit and bruised a lot but he’s using it and not seeming to be in pain. He doesn’t bend it quite as much as his other index finger but I’m sure that’s because it’s swollen. He was in a great mood all afternoon and played non stop plus he took a nap for me without a fight.
I got quite a bit done, did some laundry, packaged up the hamburger and froze it, did dishes, made formula, took stuff downstairs, and made dinner. I also talked to my mom and she’s coming up on Saturday because my aunt Sharon is coming through on her way to WA and she’s going to stay with us Sunday night. My mom is going to take B on Monday and then she’ll head home on Tuesday, he’s going to get so spoiled. I haven’t seen my aunt Sharon for over 10 years, it will be nice to see her but she’s also the one that used my grandma’s death as a way to make money. She went through the house and took things she knew were valuable, nothing was done for sentimental purposes or in mourning. For instance, my uncle L died when he was 5, he and my mom were jumping into the back of the pickup truck and as he jumped in a pitchfork went through his chest. They lived on a farm so by the time they got to the hospital it was too late. Because he passed so early he had a John Deere metal truck that was never really beat up because he didn’t have long to play with it, hence it was worth some money. My aunt took this truck and commented to her husband that “so&so better appreciate” this. Regardless, if my mom and aunt can forgive her I can certainly get over it though I will never trust her. My mom got LeRoys shoes and those are much more important than a truck.
DH and I were going to watch Letters from Iwo Jima but MIL called so it was too late by the time we were ready. I’m a bit down about the call with MIL, she informed me that FIL is working on the day of B’s birthday and that he’ll be off at 1:00. I told her 1:00 is when we’re having the party and she said, well we’ll be late because we won’t be there until 3:00. I asked her why FIL didn’t get the day off (I really tried to say it nice) and she said that the weekend after B’s party they’re going to a wedding and the weekend before he has something else going on so he’s taking those days off (it must be more important than their grandson’s 1st birthday party because she can’t even remember what the hell it is). I got off the phone shortly after that and I’m upset because it feels like every time we try to have a gathering people just never show up. I’m to the point where I think why even bother, no one comes anyways. Right now my parents are going to be there, C & W won’t (even though SIL said they would be) because they have rented a cabin to go camping and now the IL’s are going to be late and basically miss the whole thing. I’m sure C & D will be there but that puts us at a whopping 6 people not including B. I’m probably just feeling sorry for myself but it makes me feel like we’re not important because this surely isn’t the first fricking time it’s happened. Once DH was off the phone with the IL’s I told him what MIL said and he said “it seems like we’re always on the back burner”. He hit the nail right on the head. This is just really upsetting me and I need to get over it.
SIL has a job interview today but she doesn’t know what the job will be. She wants something that she doesn’t have to work weekends for and that she can do out of the house; we’re figuring it’s a telephone solicitation position. I think a job would be good for her, to give her some money apart from my brother and give her something outside of the kids. I think she’s on SAHM burnout.
I found DH’s Father’s Day gift and I also came up with a back up gift for the future. He could use a new mower since the one he has is a hand me down and works but it’s not exactly how he would like it to be. It was great when E gave it to us because we had just moved in and didn’t really have the money to buy a mower. Anyways I think I’ll save the mower for his birthday. I ordered him some Bose head phones, the huge ones that cover your whole ear. His other pair isn’t working as well and we saw a commercial for these and he commented on the ones he liked, so now they just need to get here. I still need to get the cards so I better get moving on those soon.
B ate a lot yesterday, I think he’s finally feeling back to normal and the prune juice has him pooping again. He ate really well for me at dinner and then he sat and ate beans and meatloaf with DH and I plus had his whole 8 oz bottle, made me happy. We bought him some animal puzzles and he’s enjoying them. I want to use them as something we do together while I cover colors, animals names, and their sounds. I feel like I don’t do enough one-on-one educational type stuff so I’m going to try to get better. We also bought some finger paints so one of these days we’ll make some art, it should be fun.
We found out on Sunday that our neighbor (one of the gay guys & my favorite neighbors to boot) died in a car accident on Saturday night. My heart is just breaking for his partner and I’m so sad that such a wonderful man is gone. When the woman first approached me asking if I knew my neighbors I thought she was going to complain about their lawn being too long (they’ve been gone for a few weeks and whoever was in charge of mowing hadn’t been by), I wish that was why she approached me. I’ve been looking for his obituary and haven’t seen it yet, I’m hoping to make it to the funeral if it’s in the area. I need to buy a sympathy card today since I didn’t have time yesterday. I wish I could do something for Jim.
It was really nice getting out of work yesterday; I just had a nice “summer time in college w/ a free afternoon” feel that brought back some pleasant memories. So I had to rock out on my drive home. I dropped the sympathy card in Jim’s mailbox and DH and B were waiting for me at the door to the garage, B was kicking his legs because it’s pretty exciting when mom gets home. B and I danced and played for a bit and we ordered pizza for dinner. B’s first bite of pizza got him to shake his head no but after that he started chowing, I could barely cut it up for him fast enough. We then did a bath after dinner and he’s been pulling himself up while in the tub, I don’t want him to think this behavior is ok since he could easily fall so when he does that I say all done and we’re out of the bath. This of course upsets him but hopefully he’ll figure it out soon. DH fed him and put him to bed; he then talked for a bit and worked up to a cry. DH went in and got him calm while in there but he started fussing shortly after he left the room, he then escalated into a scream so I went in. I hugged him and gave him his teether while saying it’s time to sleep and he leaned back so I laid him down in the crib and rubbed his belly. He’s been sticking it out lately and it’s the cutest thing. He started giggling for me and I kissed him and left the room, DH said we have some conspiracy against him because B was giggling for me and crying for him.
DH and I watched Letters from Iwo Jima, I fell asleep for part of it but it was an ok flick, I had to look away a few times. It rained quite a bit last night and is still coming down today, there’s a snow warning for the mountains tonight but I don’t think it’ll get cold enough for us to see anything. I’m planning to work on and hopefully finish B’s invitations tonight so I can mail them out soon, we’ll see if we get more than 2 people to show up. Nothing makes you feel loved like no one showing up for a party. I want to work on cleaning the house Thurs and Fri nights then I’ll do laundry on Saturday. I also need to figure out what we’ll do for meals Sat, Sun and Mon, at least I won’t have to go wheat free since my dad has to work.
It has been a go, go, go morning. I’ve had some more “stuff” plop on my lap but I’ve also taken care of a few little things and it’s good to have those gone. I really need to do some organizing at my desk but I’m not sure if I’ll get to it. Good news is I’m getting a $1,000 bonus in my next check and they’re going to work on getting me a raise since I don’t get paid enough for what I do.
I talked with my mom when I got home and my aunt and uncle are staying 2 nights so I’ve had to do a bit more planning for meals. My mom wants to do everything but I’m not capable of just sitting around doing nothing and I haven’t planned hard meals so hopefully we can get most everything ready on Saturday. My mom should be in town around 9:30/10:00 so we’ll get some groceries, Father’s day cards, birthday decorations, and my annuals since who knows when DH will get around to buying a tree. Then I’ll get some salads made and plant my annuals and we’ll meet DH for dinner around 4:30. Sunday S & G will arrive and I’m not sure if we’ll try to hit the museum or just relax at home but I do plan to have poppy seed chicken for dinner. Monday night we’ll have taco soup and for breakfast I’m just planning the general (pancakes, eggs, hash browns, bacon) except for Sunday morning I want to make some caramel rolls. It will be fun.
SIL showed up for her interview and no one was there so she called and no one answered, that was that and I don’t blame her. I hope she can find something that will give her something that is not kid centered. She and C are planning a ridiculously long drive in a ridiculously short time to go to Reptile Gardens, I think they’re nuts especially since their kids are not use to driving in the car for long distances.
DH and I watched another episode of Carnivale last night and then I worked on B’s invitation. I got really frustrated and did a “poor me” by saying why even bother when no one’s coming. I’m over it today and will just have to play around with it until I like it. Perfection isn’t required, though I still want it.
B cried around 1:00 last night and I don’t think he was awake but when I rubbed his back he stopped crying and was out until 5:45. He bonked his head on the coffee table last night and had a bump on his eyebrow, I felt bad and DH said it looks like he’s abused because of that and his finger. I do have a funny from Sunday, we were eating dinner and DH belched (he needs to work on this since we have an impressionable boy now) and B jumped because it scared him. At least it (rather than me) reminded DH to say excuse me. B also ate sloppy-joes and corn with us last night and he loved the meat but didn’t care about the corn, I guess it wasn’t tasty enough after the sloppy part. I think he’s going through a growth spurt because he’s been eating a lot lately. We did catch a pee this morning and it’s been awhile so I was starting to worry. I really need to just buckle down and get off my arse to sit him on the potty, it’s a good time for us to read together and I feel I need to read to him more.
I got my hair cut yesterday, boy was it getting too long. I went to someone new and she did a good job and was easy to talk to. I liked my last hair dresser (she was fast and good) but we had nothing in common and conversations died fast. I don’t like sitting there feeling uncomfortable and it was good timing to find someone new when she moved locations.
B didn’t nap for day care yesterday so he was extremely tired when we got home and he fell asleep in his high chair, when he woke he wouldn’t stop fussing but luckily the bath quieted him down. He didn’t make one peep last night so that was at least a positive side effect of not having a nap.
I finished the layout for B’s invitations so this weekend I need to find some nice stationary to print them on and I’ll mail them off on Monday. That was about all I did last night, except for get mad at DH. I realized he never got the title for the car when he licensed it so that’s one more thing to think about, plus he never told me that he finally got a hold of the guy he wants to do our fence and porch (he’s decided it will go too slow if he and his dad do it so we’re paying someone) and that he was coming over in the morning to look at it. Now he’s saying he wants some other people to look at it since he doesn’t know if Eric will have time to do it. I’m really trying to not be bitchy over how slow he’s moving on this. I was put off by all of this and feeling a bit stressed with everything I have to do tonight and I’m so sexually frustrated because the last time I got laid was a month ago. I know my sex drive is higher than DH’s but seriously once a month is not making me happy. We IM’d a bit this morning (he’s having a bad stressful day) and I apologized for being cranky and we ended up in the discussion of our sex life (some times he’s up for it multiple times in a week other times it’s nonexistent). He thinks its stress and lack of exercise on his part and I told him we need to work on getting this addressed, at least he agrees. He also wants to get out of the store more often to relax and I asked him if he was going to look into hiring another employee. Well here’s another example of him not talking to me, he interviewed a guy yesterday and is doing reference checks today. Was he ever going to tell me? Anyways, he turns me down every time I try to initiate, so I don’t even try anymore because it makes me feel like it must be me and I must be unattractive to him. I also don’t want to push the issue because I worry we’ll go through another “time” of him not being able to maintain his arousal and that was horrible for both of us. I’m just plain frustrated! A good outcome (other than getting it off my chest) from our conversation is that he’s taking me to the movies on Saturday night. My mom and I will meet him at JC’s for dinner then she will take B home and DH and I will go out, it’s much needed right now.
I’m starting to get excited about my 10 year reunion, I heard from 2 girls from my class yesterday and I think we’re going to have a pretty good turnout. I can’t wait to see all the LO’s and what people have been doing. I hope it’s not cliquish like in high school (though I got along with most everyone (jocks to nerds and everyone in between) so this wouldn’t be an issue for me) and I have faith people have matured and grown over these 10 years to prevent that. I just want it to be a lot of fun for everyone. We’re having it during the fair so when we aren’t having reunion activities we can visit the fair and maybe put B on some rides. Now if only my arse were smaller… Speaking of which I’m going to read my Intuitive Eating book and see if that can help my mind frame with food. I know I eat for reasons other than hunger (boredom, sadness, on and on) so hopefully this will make me stop and think about eating rather than just doing it. There’s so much I want to do yet miss lazy doesn’t get up and do it.
It’s been a good weekend, I spent Friday night cleaning and planned my grocery list. Saturday I was up for the day with B since my mom was supposed to be here at 9:30ish, she was an hour late but I got some reading in. Once my mom showed up we went to the grocery store and B was so tired he was falling asleep in his car seat while drinking from his sippy cup. They’re so darn precious when they’re just barely hanging on to consciousness. Mom and I got to chat for a bit while B napped and then we found out that Sharon & Garret were coming a day early so I got my moms bed set up in B’s room and made a salad. Though S & G encountered a flooded I-90 and had to turn back to Sheridan and take an extra 5 hour route to get here, they didn’t show up until 10:30. We met DH for dinner at JC’s around 4:15 and B was such a good boy at the restaurant, he loves bread and I always buy a meal he can share with me so the ravioli’s kept him happy too. B and my mom headed home after dinner and DH and I went to the theatre to see what movie we wanted to watch. I wanted to see Knocked Up but the next showing was 2.5 hours away so we went to Pirates instead. It was an ok flick, though I felt the lovey part went on a bit longer than it needed, along with the rest of the movie.
My mom took B Sunday morning so I slept in until 8:45, it was really nice but I wasn’t tired when I went to bed last night. We had breakfast and by the time everyone was dressed B was taking his afternoon nap but we got out of the house around 2:30 so we weren’t totally lazy. We went to O&V and my mom got me some stuff for my B-day, S also got me a grab bag for letting them stay with us, I told her it wasn’t necessary. We then went to Target and I bought some decorations for B’s birthday and then we headed home. I was starving once we got home so I put the poppy seed chicken in the oven and we ate shortly after and then hung out more and talked.
I do enjoy S & G, they’ve always been fun relatives but I’m realizing they’re a bit on the racist side. They used a certain word a couple times that I would have put the smack down on if B had been older, I just don’t understand the stance of being a Christian but then judging people by their skin color or sexual orientation (S did not approve of our gay neighbors and my mom and I both defended them as wonderful people). What people do in their bedrooms (or any other sin they commit) is between them and God, I have no need to pass judgment like I’m in charge of anyone other than myself. I just find it frustrating, not that I’m not ever judgmental but I do try to be accepting of others and their differences. I do things that some people think are sins (BC for instance) but I don’t agree with their belief, does that mean they should turn their back on me and cut me out of their life? I would say no but if they say yes then I guess that’s between them and God. I told DH that apparently my family has a few racists in it, he wasn’t too pleased about the N-word being used either and said if they’re conscious that they shouldn’t/wouldn’t use the word if B was older then what makes them think it’s ok to use ever? I know I have some learning to do with that and cussing; I can sound like a sailor at times. Bad habits are hard to break.
B has been doing the downward dog stance to look between his legs, he sure caught on to what I was teaching him fast. I still need to get a picture of it and one of him crawling because my dad wants some pictures e-mailed to him. He’s grown so much in just the last month that it’s truly amazing. DH got the printer working (he had to clean the ink heads and wasn’t too pleased about it) so I will print the invitations tonight and hopefully get them mailed out tomorrow. MIL said FIL is going to try to get off early the day of B’s party so that makes me happier in regards to them being late, at least they’re now trying.
My co-worker C has to bring D into work every now and then with summer vacation and days that she doesn’t have him in a camp or her parents can’t take him. He’s at the age where he’s not young enough to go to DC and be happy but he’s not old enough to stay home alone. Our supervisor D set up a meeting with her today to talk about bringing her DS in and apparently our boss T thinks it needs to go to Senior Mgmt to be discussed, let’s just let the family friendly vibe be squashed. It will be interesting to see what comes if this because a few people bring their kids into work for various reasons (not to mention the people that bring their dogs in) and if they try to say you can only bring them in if you have your own office I will be raising some hell on this issue. This also gives a strong statement that with my next LO I won’t get the luxury of bringing them to work with me until they’re 3 mo old and ready for DC, which means I WILL be taking my full 3 months of maternity leave.
I’m leaving at 12:30 so I can spend some more time with the family before they leave tomorrow, I love early days off. Oh, SIL’s dad had to have part of his intestine removed and has been in ICU for a few days because he’s not bouncing back like he should. They want to go back in now to do something else but his heart and lungs are too stressed so things are a bit worrisome. They’ll know if what they’ve done to de-stress his heart and lungs worked around noon, here’s praying that it will.
We had a good afternoon, went for a walk and played in the yard with B. He was chewing on rocks (you could hear his gums rubbing against them) and eating dirt. He also pulled himself up on the bird feeder pole and did a pole dance, bouncing and swiveling his hips, it was hilarious. I’m glad I took some time to visit more with S & G, who knows when I will see them again. We found out why they don’t visit with grandpa when they’re in Mitchell, it seems he was mean to grandma when they were there and they have no desire to be around him anymore. I know grandma wasn’t happy in that marriage but after one divorce she couldn’t have gone through another one. How sad to spend the last years of your life unhappy, though he really does love her. When we went to visit he was in tears talking about her, I guess he had to lose her to see what he really had. I know I can never go back to see him, it was a good visit except for the “debating”. I’m fine arguing over an issue but when I’m personally put down and degraded that’s not ok. I went to bed the second night in tears and I can’t bring myself to ever go back. I do write him regularly and send him pictures of B, I just can’t put myself in the position of arguing with him again. The thing is he thought the visit was wonderful and that we had the best time.
John is doing the same and not reacting to anything they give him like he should. All I can do is pray so that’s what I’m doing. I finished the invitations last night and I’m happy with them. I hope to mail them out today and all that leaves is a few minor details. Tomorrow morning is going to be busy. My mom is heading home (not sure what time yet but probably pretty early), DH is leaving for YNP to do some on site work for rich time-share holders (they have to pack him in and he’s really looking forward to it), I’ll have to take B to DC since DH is leaving really early, and I have to pick C up for work. There will be no lollygagging tomorrow.
One more thing I wanted to add, when DH got home last night he said hi after walking through the door. B squealed and crawled as fast as he could from the livingroom to the entryway. It was so cute seeing him beeline to his daddy.
It was nice having my mom around for another night w/ no other company. As impatient as I can be at times, I just don’t deserve such a great mom. She and B had a good day together; they took 2 walks and played outside a lot. I really appreciate that she follows our routine. She is impressed that B will go off and play by himself after he’s had attention. This is not something my niece and nephew have ever done, but it was also a goal of mine from the beginning. We had pizza last night since that’s something else my mom doesn’t get to enjoy since my dad can’t have the wheat. She ate 3 slices which is major for how little she usually eats.
John is doing better and they did another surgery yesterday to remove a mass of infection from his intestine. I pray he’s over the hard part and improves daily from here on out.
DH didn’t go to YNP today, the part he needed didn’t arrive yesterday but if it does today he’ll go tomorrow. It at least made my morning a bit easier, though I missed 2 turns on my way to C’s, my head was not with me. I kept looking at all of the new buildings I guess. DH had his dermatologist appt yesterday and they’re taking 1 mole on his head, 1 mole on his ear (I added this one since our deductible is met & only 2 moles was just not enough), and 1 mole on his leg next Tuesday. He’s such a trooper.
I’m tired of sitting in the office so I’m going to work on inventory today, hopefully it will make the day go fast.
We are breaking another tooth and he’s really cranky this time. He’s fine during the day but the pain bothers him at night and he wok to cry a few times. DH had to comfort him for an hour around midnight and then he cried off and on from 4:15 to 5:15. I gave him Tylenol and Orajel and he finally settled after fussing a bit more, poor baby. He was also cranky during dinner but I think we got enough into him.
He’s so cute when the wash machine is going, he puts his hand on the window and it enthralled with the process. He’ll even check it out when it’s not running and he got his head stuck in it when my mom was watching him. Maybe he’ll be my little helper around the house, until he at least finds out chores aren’t that much fun. He’s also obsessed with the dishwasher and whines when we close it before he can get to it. The only time I’ll let him play with it is when it’s empty and clean and then he tries to climb into it.
I want to do something special for DH on father’s day but he isn’t giving me any ideas. I have his cards and presents but I don’t know if he wants to go somewhere or stay home, eat out or have me cook something he really likes. I guess he if doesn’t give me any ideas I’ll try to make something he really likes.
Work was really busy yesterday so I didn’t get all that I wanted done, I suppose I should try to finish my list today.
I woke up feeling terrible on Friday but I still went to work, about 3 hours in I puked up my breakfast into my garbage can so I called it a day. My supervisor said I didnt' look sick so I told him to look at my garbage can. I picked B up and came home, where I laid down as much as I could. He was a good boy most of the day and made it easy on me, though he only took a 1/2 hour nap. I still left him in the crib for an hour and a half because I needed the sleep. Toward the end of the day he was touching everything he's not supposed to touch so we were in time out a few times. DH got home and took care of B from that point on though I still made dinner. We had scrambled eggs and cheese sandwiches. DH said he could handle the toast and that was about it, pah-lease! He used to be able to cook just fine, apparently I've spoiled him. I got in bed around 9 and DH gave me a massage then I was out until 4:00 when B woke up because he has another tooth coming in and he need some love. He was up again at 6:00 so I fed him and laid on his floor for a bit while he played then I put him in the crib and went back to bed. DH got up with him at 8:00 so I ended up getting about 9 1/2 hours of sleep, it helped.
Yesterday I was a total bitch with pms so I did a lot of apologizing for my behavior. Other than sitting around the house we finally got the aspen and annuals and planted them yesterday. I also did a quick clean last night so I should be able to tolerate this house for another week. I also put B's trike together and I got mad at DH because he came up and started grabbing things and since the directions weren't in any language I really needed to follow them step by step. He thought I was annoyed that he was playing a tournament online but that wasn't it at all, it was that I felt like he was saying I was incompetent (I knew he wasn't) and questioned everything I did.
We had on heck of a thunder storm that woke me around 1:00, it was super loud and brought some rain so that was great. DH is still in bed but we're going to wake him around 9:30, that should give him plenty of sleep and he said he just wanted to be woken up by his boy this morning. I made some caramel rolls and I think we're going to the MOR today. They have finally finished all of their new dinosaur halls plus they have a King Tut display that we really want to see. Other than that we probably won't do much, well DH will play some online golf but that's normal.
We'll have to call our dads today, FIL usually goes to YNP with a bunch of his friends for the weekend and I know it always bothers DH that he's never been invited. Jase has been invited and I know DH feels a bit left out. Oh well, maybe it's more of us being on the back burner.
We had a great Father’s Day and I wasn’t even PMSing. After B woke from his nap I fed him and we headed out to recycle and have a quick lunch. I felt like everyone sat outside after we arrived because we had a baby with us, you know those looks you get sometimes like how dare you bring a child out in public. B was a perfect child during lunch and he was also perfect at the MOR, he talked a lot but that’s normal. The King Tut display was really cool but the tour that was going through was annoying, they took up all the room and wouldn’t let you move around them. We also saw Picasso’s ceramics; they reminded me a lot of SIL S’s work. If she hasn’t seen the display she really needs to. One little boy at the museum was telling his mom that he didn’t like babies because they stink and he gave us the worst look ever, I thought about getting the stroller really close to him just to make him nervous but I behaved and kept my distance.
After the museum I stopped by DQ to get some treats and B took a 20 min nap in the car. He was happy to wake up for some ice cream though. DH played his golf game the rest of the evening and I was running around like a mad woman trying to feed B, prepare dinner, finish laundry, and talk with my mom. Then my stomach started killing me again so I was on the couch the rest of the night, fun! B ate a ton last night, he had his dinner before us because my chicken strips weren’t ready yet. Well he was at the table like a puppy when I was putting our dinner out so he ate another big portion of chicken strips and beans with us plus had his 8 oz bottle before bed. How is it that he’s in the 25th percentile for weight?
We still don’t have a tooth popped through and he is usually happy but has his really cranky and in pain moments. He’s at least letting me put orajel on his gums so it must help. He slept good except for waking around 4:00 and having a hard time falling back asleep, I don’t feel too rested but I’ll live. I ended up rushing from work back to day care and then back to town in 45 min (I was cutting it close) to try to make it to the doctor’s office. We decided to set up an appointment to have his finger looked at since it’s been 2 weeks and it’s still swollen and a little bit bruised. This of course led to an x-ray and the bones are fine she just thinks its swollen cartilage. At least I can stop worrying about it now.
B was a pretty good boy last night, and didn’t seem to be bothered by his teething. He ate a piece of meatloaf, beans, and half a pear then terrorized the plants. I was trying to get dinner ready and I saw my one plant start to tip, I was yelling for B to stop hoping we could prevent a mess but once I got there the plant was upside down on the floor and he had a grin from ear to ear totally oblivious that the plant had fallen down. I stuck him in the PnP so he wouldn’t be in the way while I cleaned and then I cleaned the dirt out of his diaper. DH was starving when he got home but dinner wasn’t quite ready, he only had to wait about 20 min and gave B a bath during that time. After B was in bed we watch You, Me, and Dupree. It wasn’t a bad flick. It did get DH and I talking about a vasectomy (well sort of talking), I was under the impression that DH would get a v when we were done having kids. I’ve taken BC long enough and want to be off of it as soon as we are done. I also don’t feel that I should have to get my tubes tied since it’s much more invasive than a v and I’ll have gone through enough having our children. So I asked will you be ready to have a v when we’re done, and DH said he didn’t want to talk about it. I said come on, and he said we’ll discuss it when it’s time. So this has me thinking he’s changed his mind and I’m not too happy about it and especially that he wouldn’t even talk to me about it. It really bothered me last night and I think when the time comes if he chooses not to then he chooses to no longer have sex unless he wants more kids. I won’t take hormones, I won’t have anything invasive, and condoms don’t work for us so we’re a bit limited here. Ugh!
Work has the same ole bullshit going on. I requested to have a meeting time changed for later this week because the boss is out today and we still need to get together, he replies with I won’t be in on Tues. No duh! So I had to reply to that saying I know that’s why I’m asking for it to happen on Thursday. I wanted to add, pull your head out of you butt. Then the political BS is in full swing, pony tail is now getting the “main” office, interesting that he’s not hired for the job because he wasn’t even close to qualified but now he’s still getting the office after being hired under the radar. If it wasn’t for the great group of peons that I belong in I would not be here.
DH is getting his moles removed today, he’ll be in pain tonight.
This week has felt really long, I did things yesterday that I feel like I did on Monday. DH is doing well with his mole removals; they’ve hurt the least compared to his previous removals so I’m happy about that. He gets the stitches out on Tuesday.
B listened really well to me yesterday, he’d touch things he’s not supposed to but would stop as soon as I told him no and asked him to listen to mama. I think for not being one year yet he listens pretty well, at least at times. We had one heck of a wind storm move through last night, B thought it was great but I wasn’t too pleased with our patio furniture blowing off the deck and the BBQ blowing over. He woke up super happy this morning and it’s so nice to start the day with a giggly baby. We also peed in the potty (man it’s the first all week!) so I was pretty pumped. I guess our timing has just been off and he seems to be a bit more distracted and wanting to move so I need to find some more activities to keep him entertained. I’ve also been a bit frustrated with myself, I need to be more consistent and make time. I’ll have to go back to setting a timer to remind me that it’s potty time.
I’ve got a lot to do the next couple weeks with work and at home. I have my billing as updated as possible right now and I need to organize the inventory but I’ll be out 1.5 days next week so that makes it a bit tighter. My to do list for the next few days is to get the guest room ready for S, W, & the kids, clean the house, do the stores books, weed & clean up flowers, hang some plants and decorations, take care of insurance and flex plan, and file. After S & W leave I’ll spend my birthday (as fun as they always are) cleaning the house, doing the guest room laundry, and making the cakes for B’s party. I’ll have to explain to DH that we’ll have to do take-out because I can’t afford to be away from the house that night since my parents will be here the 29th. I have 3 cakes to make for the spaceship plus I’m going to make cupcakes, can we say overload? I also need to get my food list ready for S & W and B’s party. If I’m productive this weekend things should go smoothly, hopefully I can have everything taken care of by Saturday so I can rest on Sunday. We are also getting a better turnout for B’s party, as of now we have 11 people including DH and me. The IL’s are included in that though we don’t know for sure when they’ll show up, they’re going to try to be on time, they’ll get there when they get there I guess.
It’s finally Friday! What a long week and yesterday was just headache after headache, hopefully today will go better but with the one phone call we have to make I’m not expecting it. It is M’s birthday today so I bought some cupcakes and we’re having a gathering this morning at break.
B played in the yard last night with the neighbor girl, its funny watching babies interact. He was very concerned when she kept crying about her poopy diaper. At one point he also tried to stand up while holding onto her, goof ball. Since we were outside right after getting home he at about an hour later than usual and I think he was signing “more” to let me know that he was hungry when we were outside. But I don’t know for sure. We decided to move his bed time back about 30-45 min since he just plays for 30-45 min in his crib if we put him down at 7:00. He slept solid (a few whimpers/cries here and there) for 10 hours so this later bed time may be what he needs. He’s been waking around 5:00/5:15 and 9 hours just isn’t enough. I know he’s not a 12 hours at night kind of kid so I’m happy with 10. He was super happy this morning so we played for a bit and then I put him in the crib since DH took the day off and was sleeping still. He did knock my plant down again so I had to do some clean up, we really need to get it hung this weekend.
I was somewhat productive last night; I made the main bed downstairs but still need to set up the air mattress. I filed most of our paperwork and gathered the info I needed for insurance and my flex plan. Tonight I need to clean and tomorrow I’ll plan meals and do some work in the yard. SIL C said she won’t make it to B’s party but she’s coming through Thurs and wants to see him since the last time was Thanksgiving. She also had to put her dog down so they’ve gone from 3 to 1 in only a few months.
I’ve been working really hard on not snacking at night, after dinner I’m done. I’ve found that tea helps me through and I just need to get my body use to not eating at night. Anyways I’m down about 7-8 pounds from my stomach flu last week and not allowing myself to snack this week, nothing like a sickness to motivate some weight loss :roll: I’ve gotten interested in self hypnosis so I’m ordering a book on hypnosis to get to your right weight. I also ordered a couple books on hypnosis during child birth, I know it’s really early yet but I get a little bit OCD when I come across an idea. So I’ll read the diet hypnosis book first and then move onto the birthing books, it’s at least worth a try if nothing else.
DH is supposed to make calls on the fence and deck today, I’ve given up on it happening this year but who knows he may surprise me. He also wants to call about our hot water heater, it’s leaking water but still working, not sure what the deal is.
I had a good weekend, could have used more sleep but that’s typical. Friday night I cleaned everything but the floors, which I then finished on Saturday. I spent a lot of play time with B on Saturday and watered my gardens, weeded, planned meals for the week, and finished setting up the guest room. I had DH get up with B on Sunday but I was still up at 7:15 to get ready for church. After church we did our shopping, B played in his pool, I did DH’s books, and finished laundry. Tonight I need to prep dinner for Tuesday and that’s it! I also plan to go to bed at 9:00 tonight so I can get a bit of sleep before S & W get here. This week will be fun but exhausting!
B was a good boy this weekend and his tooth fully broke through the gums. I gave him his first hair cut on Friday, it’s not even but it’ll work and DH can’t complain about a mullet anymore. It’s really hard cutting hair when your subject won’t sit still. He likes to put things behind stuff so we always have a pile of toys behind his dragon and he’s also started picking things he drops up and putting them back to drop them off the edge again. On Saturday he was putting his plastic numbers on the window ledge, it was cute watching him work so hard.
The hot water pipe to our hot water heater has been leaking and yesterday it got to the point where water had spread to the stairs (good thing the basement isn’t finished). DH is going to try to get a plumber to fix it today but D called in sick so he’s not sure if he’ll be able to get out. If we can at least get it fixed tomorrow it should be ok. We had one guy come over to do an estimate on the porch on Friday and another is coming on Wednesday. Our fence will be installed this week at some time and the latest for the porch will be August. Once those are in I’ll work on landscaping around them, I should probably try to do that this summer since I’m hoping to be pregnant next summer. Maybe I’ll even try to expand my native garden; I just don’t know what to do about the borders… If I could have the yard finished by the end of the summer that would be a huge accomplishment, maybe we’d even be able to install the sprinkler system next summer.
Someone tried to charge $3K to DH’s credit card, luckily the cc company thought it seemed funny and checked with DH before putting it through. My morning has been crazy at work and its things I shouldn’t even be dealing with. The guy that I’ve been talking to said his “superior” (a total a-hole might I add) told him to give me hell and that does not make me happy especially when there’s nothing to give me hell over. If a-hole calls me today and tries to give me hell I’ll hang up on his arse, I don’t get paid enough for this crap.
I forgot to mention that B let go of the highchair on Sunday and balanced/stood for about 2-3 seconds before grabbing onto the chair again. I was so proud. He was a crabby pants yesterday, we thought maybe he wasn’t feeling good but I was leaning more towards him just being a terd.
Our hot water heater still isn’t fixed but the guy is supposed to come sometime today, it should be a fast job because it’s simple. As long as it’s working for dishes tonight I’ll be happy. We had an issue with the posts they installed for the fence yesterday. They had called in for locates but when I got home the cable wasn’t working and DH couldn’t get online, so he called the cable co. and we all assumed the cable had been cut. DH was saying he didn’t want to confront them about costs to get it fixed and I told him I’d deal with them. He was lost without his internet and was trying to get on a neighbors wireless but they are all encrypted :roll:. He was so worked up and I told him to just wait and see what the cable guy says because he said he was the one that did the locates for the fence. It turned out something just came loose when he opened a panel so he tightened it and we were up and running. I teased DH about getting so worked up, goof ball. Hopefully the fence will be done today but I’m not sure how long the cement has to cure before the can finish it, I wouldn’t think they’d need to wait too long.
We had a great time with S & W, their boys seem to both be doing better with communication and G was really good with B. E got annoyed with B a few times and there were some tears (my little man likes to stand in between kids and the toy and then sit on them, I think it’s his way of being close to them but it can quickly be annoying) but that’s life with kids.
I was so annoyed when I got home on Tuesday because I turned the crock pot on but didn’t plug it in. Luckily I was able to put it on high and still have dinner at a reasonable hour and it was delicious. S & W showed up around 3:30 and the plumber finished up when they arrived. We hung out and let the boys burn energy and then had s’mores to finish up the night. W and I had 2 bottles of wine so I had to pump the water into my system so I didn’t feel like crap and thankfully it worked.
Wednesday we went to O&V because I knew S would love it there then we fed the ducks (and some mean geese and goslings) some bread and headed home for lunch. The deck guy came by to get info for an estimate and I think it’s going to be costly but it will be done right and be worth it. We then headed to the water park and the boys loved it, they were running all over. B liked the baby area but I think it was sensory overload because he whined a lot and seemed nervous but also seemed to enjoy it. I took him to the grass a couple times and after awhile he’d crawl back to the water area because he knew it was fun. He’ll get use to it eventually. We then played at the play ground and he crawled through the tube when DH put him in there and on the other side he then turned around and crawled back in on his own, we were proud of his skills to pull himself up and into the tube. We then headed home for B to take a nap and once he woke up we went to JC’s for dinner. After we got home we tried out the new bubble blower, it blows bubbles inside of bubbles, it was awesome! W and I then got our boys ready for bed and S & DH ran to town to get a part for their radiator. W and I sat outside after the boys were down and chatted then we played holey board once the guys joined us. They whooped us 3 games straight, ouch!, and then we played Hearts and I was the official loser. I was out of the house this morning before they were up but DH took the day off so he’ll be around to help S finish the work on their car and see them off. I kept the house up fairly well though I do have cleaning and laundry to do tonight plus bake the cakes. It doesn’t really feel like my b-day today but I’ve learned to not want or expect anything because it only leads to disappointment on this lovely day of the year so that’s probably part of it. I also have so much to do the next 2 days at work and nights at home that it’s not top priority. I’m not sure what DH has planned but he knows what I have on my plate, he did come up to tell me happy b-day after midnight last night, at least he remembered.
B was great, he gets so busy with other kids around that he’s easy as pie. We did one time out because he kept touching the guitar but other than that he was very behaved with tantrums only after he was tired.
Our fence is up and it looks really nice, I’m very happy. I’m just going to buy one shrub to put in the corner and I haven’t decided on the other side of the fence what I’ll do. I need to figure out where we’re going to put the garbage can because it needs to be out of sight by the 1st to be in accordance with the covenant, I wish that rule would change but for now I need to comply. I’m just not sure we’ll have room in the garage so maybe I’ll hide it behind the fence.
S & W got out of town 5 hours later than they planned, good thing they didn’t have any time restraints. I had a good birthday, at least it wasn’t bad. Work had its annoyances and when I got home I was a bit frustrated because DH hadn’t done any picking up so I had a lot to do for cleaning. It went fast and I threw my frustrations out the window so we had a nice evening. My cakes and cupcakes are made so I’ll put the cake together and decorate tonight. Laundry is done and the house is clean, man that’s a good feeling. I talked with my mom and my brother called later in the evening, we picked up Chinese for dinner, had some lovin’, and ate chocolate cheese cake. DH bought me a composter but he couldn’t find one in town (this area drives me crazy sometimes) so he had to order it online and it’s not here yet. It’s one you can turn and gathers juice in the bottom to use, I’m excited to use it. He also bought me the Traveling Wilbury’s box set; I figured he’d get it for me since I kept saying I didn’t have it yet.
B was such a good boy yesterday and this morning. He’s my little ham and was busy doing laundry with me last night. He will go between the washer and dryer for 30 min and be completely happy. We also caught a poo and pee this morning so we celebrated big time. His smile when he sees stuff in the potty is so cute.
Tonight I need to pick up some groceries and make the potato salad. I’m not sure when my parents will arrive but my mom doesn’t want me making dinner for them so they were going to show up later, I told her to show up whenever and I’ll just not make dinner for them. We had leftovers from the BBQ sandwiches (they were really tasty) and Chinese last night so we’re set for dinner. Tomorrow morning I’ll decorate for the party and get things set up, then the fun begins. I’m a little nervous about decorating the cake and especially putting the fondant frosting on so it looks good. I just need to remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect though I know it’ll be hard to not nit pick.
I want out of here! It’s the time of year that everything comes to a close so people are freaking out and I just had one freak out on me when I did nothing wrong. I got the, you can’t do this to me at 5:00, when she knew about it yesterday and it was a way for the other group to spend their money. UGH!!! She’s blamed me for things before and acts like I’m a moron, my patience runs thin with her. Plus my guys have all left today and I’m tired of hearing, we have to get this done and do all this work but then they take ½ a day off. At least one of them is going to storage with me on Monday and I don’t want to hear any whining about it. I had to move tray on my own and I’m in a skirt! Then my supervisor questioned me on my time sheet and I explained I made up for 3 hours off on Monday by working through lunch the other days that week, he informed me I need to get prior approval for that, then tell me that in the first place I’m not a flippin’ mind reader. P never made me do that, she didn’t care as long as I got my hours in. Am I just supposed to know which rules change and which rules stay the same? I’m in a bit of a funk right now; it’s probably from being tired.
I still haven’t heard from my parents so I have no idea when they’ll be here. SIL W never did RSVP about B’s party, none of our siblings are coming and the IL’s will be an hour late. MIL wanted to bring a dish but what’s the point when you’re going to be late? I told her we had plenty and I’m not sure if they think we’ll hold off eating for them but DH said we are eating at 1 and that’s final. He’s even more peeved about his family than I am! SIL C stopped through yesterday and DH said B was shy and wouldn’t let her hold him. Well he hasn’t seen her since November and she was only there for 15 min so what did they expect?
SIL W thinks she may have ADD so she’s going to be tested, yes she’ll pay to have herself tested for ADD right away but not for her daughter to see a speech therapist for a year. My brother put it into her head since his co-workers wife was diagnosed and her symptoms sound a lot like W. She may have ADD but when she said she thinks she has it because she’ll start cleaning house and then never finish that can be attributed to laziness and the fact that cleaning house is boring. So we’ll see where this leads.
I’m just a mean bitter woman right now so I should go.
What a weekend! My parents arrived shortly after we got home and my mom took care of B so I could get the potato salad made and cake decorated. Of course I got frustrated with the cake when the candies wouldn’t stick and I threw a couple tantrums, they didn’t fix the situation but the cake ended up looking ok even though it wasn’t perfect. :roll: The fondant isn’t the best tasting stuff so I’ll either make my own or not do a cake with fondant next time. My mom is going to give me her cake making book, I loved the cakes she made for my birthday every year. I didn’t stay up too late and my mom took the monitor so she was up with B in the morning, I got to sleep in until 8:30!
I spent Saturday morning decorating and finishing up preparing for the BBQ and then everyone arrived. It was a lot of fun and B was busy playing with the kids and by himself. B & A’s little one, S, was so cute following the older kids. He’s the most precious thing, I could have ate him up. The BBQ was tasty and B was getting tired so we opened presents and he got a lot of cool stuff. The IL’s bought way too much and one thing is a bit too big but there’s not much I can do about, it’s the thought that counts. We almost forgot to give him our present, oops. We then had cake right away and the cupcake fell on its top and he’d only eat the bottom, he did like the frosting but kept going for the bottom cake. I then put him down for a nap, which lasted all of 45 min so he was up to play some more before everyone left. It was just nice visiting with everyone and things went really well. We relaxed the rest of the day, roasted some marshmallows and chatted.
My mom took B again Sunday morning so we slept in some more, though I did get us up so we could go to dinner and have my parents on the road by 10:00. B was super tired and was a bit of a stinker at the restaurant, he kept throwing food on the floor and I had had enough of it. We didn’t do much the rest of the day, watched some tv, read (I got my hypnobirthing books on Friday and I know it’s early to read them but I’ve started), made cupcakes for DC today, and got annoyed at DH. I just felt like he wasn’t very helpful yesterday and just wanted to play his games. We were both frustrated with each other and that was fine. I worked my arse off the past few days and he didn’t do anything extra. All I wanted was to be able to relax but God forbid. I also went through B’s clothes and toys and the things too little for him are now downstairs, I spent a lot of yesterday reminiscing over the last year. Life goes by way too fast.
I was a little put off by MIL when she brought a cake with her, I was thinking I made plenty of cake what is she doing? She brought it for my birthday, Lord knows we don’t need it because we have so many sweets already in our house, but it was very thoughtful of her. At least it got rid of my, she’s saying I can’t cook thoughts. Why am I so difficult when it comes to her? The IL’s will be up Saturday afternoon for a wedding and will stay the night with us. They’ll be bringing their puppy so that could be good or bad. I’m sure it will be fine, just hope we don’t get pee on the carpet.
B has been making lots of new sounds lately, I think he tries to say uh-oh and I’m pretty sure he says yeah and knows what he’s saying. He’s so cute on his trike, he holds onto the handle bars and seems to enjoy our walks more. He’s also standing on his own now and then without realizing it. He’ll squat down without holding onto anything and yesterday he was behind me and he was standing on his own because he was playing with my hair but not holding onto me. He doesn’t have the confidence yet but it’s coming. He’s also signing more quite a bit, mostly when we eat. I think it’s also his sign for saying he’s hungry but that’s ok. Now we just need him to figure out cup so he can let me know when he needs a drink and we can bypass the whining I get now.
B is definitely signing more and I’m very happy. When I was feeding him last night he kept signing more and would give a huge smile when I said more along with his sign. I hope he can see that he can communicate with me by using signs, yeah! We did a lot of playing when we got home and he acted like he couldn’t get enough of me, when DH and I were eating dinner he only came to me for the food, poor DH tried so hard to give me a break. DC said all the kids had cupcake all over their face except for B. He was just taking little chunks of cupcake to feed himself, my neat cupcake eater.
I was again shocked by the mom at DC that doesn’t buckle her son in; yesterday she had him sitting on her lap as she drove away because there were people taking up the rest of the seats in the car. What the hell is she thinking? I still haven’t mentioned it to DC and I plan to do it on Thursday, I just feel like I’m butting in when it’s none of my business.
DH and I watched more of Carnivale last night then I headed to bed. He was sweet and cleaned up the kitchen for me and made formula. I had a nightmare last night and I’m not sure what brought it on. I dreamt that there was a black figure next to the bed and it bent down toward me, at this point I screamed get away and then woke up. DH came in right after that (he thought it was B giggling so maybe I didn’t scream out loud) and I asked him if he heard me and told him about my dream. He laid down with me and held me until I stopped shaking, it really threw me for a loop and I couldn’t shake it. This hasn’t happened for about 5 years and I hate it every time. I makes me feel so vulnerable.
We had our final inventory today so I had to come in early; now that the count is over I have to figure out all of the discrepancies. This is the worst part of the year. Lunch was bought for us because of inventory and mine was screwed up. They labeled my vegetarian sandwich wrong so I ended up with something that had 3 gross looking meats on it. Once we found out C had my sandwich and I had hers she had already eaten a good portion of it (my sandwich had some of her meat on it so she didn’t know right away that it was screwed up) so I didn’t want it after that. My lunch consisted of iced tea and some Cheetos and I’m starving right now, just lovely and just my luck. On a good note I’ll get out of here early, only 2 hours left.
Today feels like a Monday with having yesterday off, hopefully it’s not a bad Monday. Our closest neighbors set off the big fireworks on Tuesday night and they were loud, I don’t know how B slept through them. They invited us to watch with them but DH and I were finishing up the Carnivale shows that were available so we passed. I was a little peeved yesterday morning when pieces of fireworks were scattered all over my lawn and driveway, we have to clean up everyone else’s fireworks every year so this year I piled them all on the neighbors sidewalk, I hope they got the hint. I kept forgetting it was the 4th until I’d hear a firework go off, it seems weird to celebrate Independence Day by blowing things up. I loved it as a kid but as an adult that still has to get up and go to work I’m not a huge fan, oh well I slept pretty good yesterday.
We didn’t do much yesterday, I picked up a bit and B and I played a lot. He was a good boy except for breakfast; he’s into throwing (purposely mind you) food on the floor so we had a few time outs because of it. He did great for lunch and dinner so maybe he’s learning with this faster than he did with blowing raspberries. He also didn’t touch the guitars at all, this is a first, so we praised him at the end of the day for it. We did go for a walk and I read quite a bit, I’m about halfway through the Self-Hypnosis Diet. I’m really enjoying the book and so far the self-hypnosis seems to be going well. I feel like I fall asleep though and I’m not sure if that’s normal or not. If nothing else the relaxation is awesome and I used it to help me ignore the fireworks as I fell asleep last night, plus it will help me prepare for using this on my next pregnancy.
I have some major shopping to do this weekend, a quick clean of the house, and preparing for the IL’s on Saturday night. I did laundry yesterday but still need to put it away so I’ll do that tonight. I also need to weed, maybe I can sneak that in tonight also.
I have no motivation at all today and I felt like crying over something just small and stupid. Maybe PMS is showing up, all I know is that I can’t wait to get out of here and I’ve only been here an hour.
DH took today off so he and B will have fun, probably stay inside all day since it’s supposed to be a hot one, 102 last I heard. He talked with DC about the little boy whose mom doesn’t buckle him in none the less use a car seat. They’ve talked to her once already and are going to talk to her again. I hope she will take her sons safety into consideration, if not then I’ll report her and make the authorities force her hand.
B’s getting brave about not always holding onto things. He’s standing for short (2-3 second) periods without holding on and yesterday he went from the couch to the coffee table without holding onto something during the move. He kind of flung himself so it would go fast but I was proud and clapped, that brought on a big smile. His buddy at DC is now walking so I figure B shouldn’t be too far behind, it helps when they have someone close to motivate them.
I’m doing a quick clean tonight and will get the basement ready for the IL’s. Tomorrow morning I’m going to weed (it’s too hot when I get home but I did do a little last night as the sun was setting) and I need to do some organizing in the garage and basement. Other than that my weekend should be relaxing. I’m not sure how late the IL’s will stay on Sunday, probably not too late since they will more than likely plan to drive back to RL.
It was a good weekend, I sat on my butt more than I have in months and it was nice. Friday night I did a quick clean of the house and prepped the guest room for the IL’s. B did have an owie and I felt super guilty, not that I could have stopped it. He’s been practicing standing and he let go of the couch and was standing contemplating how to get to the coffee table, he started to panic and bit and went to sit but instead he fell forward and smacked his head on the coffee table. He had a dent in his forehead from it and then it was swollen and bruised. I know it’s the first of many but I felt so bad for him, we had a bottle and then it was off to bed.
Saturday I was up with B at 5:50 and we decided to start removing his bottle in the morning (we’re now down to one bottle right before bed) so we just had a sippy cup. I also tried to feed him a bit of solids but he’d have none of it so I put him back in the crib to play while I caught another 45 min of sleep. He still didn’t eat much for me when I tried to feed him again so I got him dressed for the day and we went outside to weed my native garden. He then went down for a nap and DH got up. After his nap and snack we went to the grocery store and I was a really good girl and bought a ton of fruits and veggies. I’m not sure if the store just had a great selection or if it’s tied into my hypnosis diet but either was I was proud of myself. We then headed home, ate lunch, and B was down for a 2.5 hour nap. I read, watched some tv and napped myself, then the IL’s called around 2:30 saying they’d be here in about an hour. I decided I better get dinner ready and then B woke up about 20 min before the IL’s arrived. He’s getting his two top teeth and there’s a white dot on his lower gum also so we’re in for some fun. He cried a lot after his nap and I held him and gave him what I could to ease the pain, he was happy once the IL’s showed up so that was good.
It was fast and furious once the IL’s got here and I’ve decided I never want a puppy. They were trying to get everything set for the dog and MIL said she had some kind of mites so we didn’t want her in the house but then MIL lets her in because she’s not paying enough attention to what she’s doing. The dog then grabs one of B’s stuffed animals and won’t let go until FIL pries her mouth open, I wasn’t too pleased but I don’t think it was ruined, I just threw it in the laundry. She of course jumps on everyone and everything and my nose and mouth started itching/burning so I’m wondering if I’m a bit allergic, I’ve never really noticed it before. After the dog was settled they got dressed for the wedding and were out the door, B was upset because he wanted to show off for them more but he got over it quickly. We did take the dog for a walk and first thing she goes up to B and nips at his face. She didn’t get him and B wasn’t upset but we spent the whole walk trying to keep her away from him. Babies and puppies just don’t know how to treat each other. The puppy was good at night and didn’t bark so I was happy with that.
The IL’s got back around 9:30 and I was crashed on the couch watching a movie. FIL asked why I was tired, hello I was up at 5:50 with a baby, why do you think I’m tired? He said, I was up today at 6:00 too, oh well good for you since you sleep in until 9:00 almost every day. I got to bed later than I wanted and was a bit cranky about it but come 5:55 Sunday morning I was over it. B didn’t take as much from his sippy while we snuggled but once I put him in front of some fruit he went to town on that and the sippy cup. We then got dressed and played until MIL woke up. I started breakfast and DH even woke up before FIL, though I think it was because of the puppy. MIL went out to feed the dog and play with her a bit, once MIL left the back yard the dog started barking. I went out to quiet her and MIL asked what was going on, I told her the dog was barking and she said is that bad? Well its 7:50 on a Sunday morning, yeah it’s bad. Once I got Maddie to the porch she was fine and stopped barking, thank God! FIL got up right when we were sitting down for breakfast. After that we chatted for a bit and they left around 11:00. We had lunch shortly after they left then put B down for his nap, after that we headed to Costco and then back home. We went for a walk around 6:00 and B spent the rest of the evening playing by himself, on destructo mode of course. He fell around 7:00 and was upset about it so I gave him his bottle and once he was done with it he snuggled into my chest and was out for the night. I held him for a bit then put him to bed, he did wake once crying pretty hard but settled fast. He also cried a few times from 2:00 until 4:00 but it was short so I let him be. This morning he was up at 5:00 because he fell asleep early but he was happy in the crib until I got him. He ate well and pooped in the potty so we celebrated. The new feeding schedule doesn’t leave play time before I leave but that’s ok, we at least can sit together at the table and chat.
B had moments off and on of being in pain, he was a big snuggle bug with me and I hope he does ok at day care today. One top tooth should be through in the next couple days and the other isn’t too far behind. I hope he’s in a good mood for his 1 year pictures; I’ll have to make sure I have Tylenol and Orajel. He also stood a few times this weekend without realizing it and he says uh-oh a lot. He repeats us when we say it, when I read it in a book, and when he knocks something over. I think this may be the first official word. He’s “talking” a lot more too, it’s almost non-stop at times but I love hearing it. He has also figured out that he can stand on lots to things to reach better, he was standing on the buckets he got for his birthday though he chose the smallest buckets so they didn’t get him as high or give him as much room to stand.
I was a good girl last night and exercised, did the bun & thighs and some Pilates, about 40 min total. Tonight I want to do some cardio, I’ll see what’s on FitTV and if I’m not excited about it then I’ll do my Pilates cardio. I have been more inclined to go for walks and move so that’s an improvement. I haven’t been doing quite as well with food intake, sometimes after dinner I still feel hungry (though I’m not hungry I just feel the need to fill my stomach more) and just want to keep eating. I can’t figure out what’s going on with me, even if I have tea at those times I still want to eat. It’s like a gorge mode and I need to figure out how to stop it. I have at times stopped when I needed to and haven’t been snacking at other times when I normally would so there is improvement, I just have more to improve. I weighed myself this morning and I’m at 182, better than the 186 mark I’ve been seeing more often than not on the scale. AF will be here this week and she always makes me want to eat so this will be a good challenge.
DC was busy with kids again, it seemed everyone was gone the last 2 weeks. B was in a good mood at DC so he was either too busy to notice the pain from his teeth or they weren’t bothering him. I was swamped at work toward the end of the day so once we got home it was time for B to eat. He was a total stinker while eating, I put him in TO 4 times because he kept throwing his food on the floor. I would tell him no and he would look right at me and drop it over the edge, little turkey! After dinner we then played and I “chased” him around the couch. He stops to wait for me and starts laughing before I even kiss his ribs, I think that’s my favorite game with him. He’s doing another sign but I’m not sure what it means, it looks like he’s making a p so I thought maybe he’s trying potty. I put him on the potty and we didn’t get anything so I’m not sure, I’ll probably keep treating it like its potty for the time being. He was excited when DH got home and then he got crabby. I think it was a mixture of hunger and teething. He ate some cantaloupe while we ate dinner and then DH gave him his bottle. He went to sleep really fast but woke around 9:30 screaming hysterically. All we can figure is that it was probably a nightmare but DH couldn’t get him to calm down so I took him and curled him next to my chest and rocked him, he calmed down pretty fast after that. I held him until his breathing was calm and he was asleep, my poor little boy. He was happy as a clam this morning so whatever it was it was only temporary.
I really wanted to snack when I was driving home last night but once I got there I didn’t have the cravings anymore and I held off until I was getting things out for dinner (I had some carrots and peppers). I’m very proud of myself. I also did some cardio (I thought I was doing the 20 min workout but it ended up being the 40 min) and this morning I was at 180. My muscles are sore and I feel great, though I still catch myself thinking negative thoughts while I’m exercising and that needs to change. At least I’m aware of it now.
Last night was not the best of nights but it happens. When B and I got home I fed him some dinner, he didn’t eat much, then he played in destructo mode while I made dinner. I made stuffed peppers and they needed more of a kick but were ok, took too long to cook so I probably won’t do those too often. When I was getting B in his pj’s I noticed that he had been playing with his shade and one of the strings has been out for months but hadn’t been fixed. Now the string is gone, it’s missing inside the shade so I have no idea how it’s going to get fixed. I was ticked and commented to DH that if he thought it was going to be a pain to fix before it definitely is going to be a pain now. He then takes the shade down and just puts it on the kitchen table. What did that solve? So I was ticked B’s room was now going to be very bright and DH knew I wasn’t happy. He then says to me, when you’re upset I’m the only person that can’t make you feel better. What exactly does he try to do to make me feel better? He ignores me, he doesn’t acknowledge my feelings or thoughts, and he doesn’t sit and listen. I get so mad when I feel like I’m not being heard but he thinks ignoring me will solve it? How many times have I said something to him that’s been bothering me and he doesn’t say anything? There’s no “you may be overreacting a bit” or “you’re right that was wrong” absolutely nothing. I was ticked and he eventually just went downstairs to play a game, that of course brought up the feelings of he spends more quality time with his computer games than he does me and B. I’m just pmsing and need to remind myself of that. I did my buns & thighs and also did some Pilates and after that I felt better, still wasn’t too happy with DH but at least I felt better.
I’m running to the mall at lunch to get an outfit for B’s pictures on Friday, what I wanted is too big. Other than that today seems like it will go slow, at least all of my year end stuff is finished. I do have a ton of piles to go through so maybe today won’t be as slow as I’m picturing.
Yesterday ended terribly and I was in a funk (again) for awhile. Right before I left work I dealt with an a-hole that was reaming me for telling vendors the truth about what he did with an order and it made him look bad (then maybe he shouldn’t have done it in the first place) so he was trying to boss me around. I was very short with him and didn’t say much and once he was done reaming me he started in with “how’s your weather” talk. Please! Don’t be an ass to me and then expect to have a little chat to smooth things over. This isn’t the first time he’s be a complete jerk to me so he’s hit my shit list and will stay there. I then get to DC and was squatted down talking with B and his buddy Aidan when K (the little boy who’s mom doesn’t put him in a car seat none the less buckle him in) walks over to me and slaps/scratches my face. The providers told him no and that he needed to say sorry and give me a hug so he slaps at me again. At this point they stuck him in the corner but I guess his behavior is expected since his mom seems very proactive in doing her best to raise him.
B was really tired (the state came to DC to do their evaluation and woke the babies up from their nap while checking everything in the room) and didn’t eat well for me so we played a bit and did his laundry. I talked with my mom and I’m sure I’m being selfish but she shared some news with me that I’m not happy about and I let her know I wasn’t happy. SIL heard we’d be in Fsyth for my reunion so she decided it would be a good time to also go to Fsyth so she can see B (hasn’t seen him since Christmas and this is totally due to them never visiting us or not being able to see us when we’re around because they’re too busy) and visit with us. What part of us being there for my reunion and thus being busy does she not understand? I’m not changing any of my plans for her and it’s really going to put me in a bind when L wants to play with me and see me and I won’t be able to because I have other plans. It also is going to take what we had for relaxation that weekend and throw it out the window. The kids will want constant attention, there will be screaming from E, no sleeping in, and extra work because SIL won’t do anything and my mom will have her hands full so I’ll step in to take care of things. I’m ticked that a weekend I was looking forward to is being completely changed. They won’t be up until Saturday and SIL says they may not spend the night though she’s not one to drive a lot so I’m sure they will. Plus my mom has the kids again this weekend and I’m not jealous because I know my mom will take B if we ever need but I feel that SIL uses her and it ticks me off. My mom needs to learn how to say no. DH thinks SIL will try to go out with us on Sat night since I’m sure everyone will be at the bars. I told him she’s not invited because this is for me to catch up with my classmates not hang out with her. Needless to say I’m not too excited about this.
DH got home and B just whined (tired and hungry) so I got dinner made and we sat down to eat, B kept wiping food all over his face and eyes so I got him in pjs and he fell asleep at the bottle. I then watched tv while DH worked on B’s shade, he contacted the company that makes them and they sent directions on how to fix it. It took him about 1.5 hours and I helped a little bit, we can now put it back up tonight. The good thing is we now know how to fix them if this happens again.
I just wanted to eat last night and wasn’t very good about will power, I think part of it was being upset with the a-hole previously mentioned plus AF coming always does this to me. I ate a lot of Cheerios and had a graham with frosting, and then on top of that I did nothing for exercise. The good news is I’m still at 180 so I plan to be careful tonight with snacking and I will do some cardio and hypnosis, plus the lunch I planned for today is peppers and carrots. I’ve been sitting outside for lunch and it was really been nice, breaks up the day. When it gets cold again I’ll have to consider walking in the gym during lunch, that way I’m away from the office and getting some exercise.
I found some cute jean overalls that are shorts for B’s 1 year pictures tomorrow, I’m really looking forward to getting out early on Friday, I’ve had enough of this week.
I started AF yesterday and one thing I realized is that since I’ve had B I don’t get cramps like I used to, though I think I’m more hormonal. I’m so happy its Friday and I’m looking forward to having a good weekend. I also think I have figured out how to adjust B’s feeding so it fits with us better. When he wakes he has a little bit of his sippy cup off and on and then we play and get dressed. DH gives him breakfast around 7:30 and then he has his snacks and lunch at regular times. For dinner I’m going to shoot for him eating with us every night at 6:30, DH is usually home by then and if he’s a bit late then B can still eat. Lately he’s just wanted to play when we get home so he should be fine waiting until 6:30 and he can have a snack if needed. The other good thing to this is that I can now sit and play with him for 30 min when we first get home rather than feed him right away and feel rushed to get dinner made. I think this later dinner may also help us when we decide to get rid of the 8 oz bottle right before bed, though that’s still probably a month or more away. I’m really going to miss that cuddle time.
B had a good day at DC and DH arrived home right after we did so that was a pleasant surprise. I put laundry away and made dinner, B smeared sloppy joes all over his face so it was in the tub right after dinner. He played hard for about and hour and then fell asleep eating his bottle, he also slept great last night and I hope this keeps up, at least until the next tooth. His top tooth broke all the way through 2 days ago and he was really happy today so I hope that continues through his pictures today. I caught a pee and poo yesterday morning but I missed his poo this morning, thus is life. I think I may have figured out another sign he’s doing, I originally thought it was “daddy” (it’s one arm flapping near his head) but I’m wondering if it’s “all done”. He will do it at the high chair when he seems finished and he did it on the potty this morning after our fourth book, he kept signing more after each book so I kept reading. I’ll have to keep my eye out and see if I can figure it out.
I picked the house up a bit but didn’t do all that I wanted, that’s what tonight is for I guess. I did 40 min of cardio & Pilates last night and was hoping my weight would be down 1 pound but I’m at least still at 180. I need to remember with AF that it’s not so easy to lose but I would love to drop another 5 pounds in the next week. Tonight I’m cleaning the house, organizing the pantry, watering the plants, and putting some dry goods in the compost. I hope we can also sneak in a walk tonight after dinner since I don’t think I’ll have time to exercise with all the cleaning that’s needed. Tomorrow we’re going to the Farmer’s Market and will hit Target on the way home, hopefully that will mean we won’t have to go into town at all on Sunday. I’ll finish cleaning if needed, clean the basement a bit and make the bed, and I need to do the books again for DH plus do some organizing in the basement and garage. I’m feeling cluttered right now so all I can do is organize.
B's pictures went ok, I got there super early and we started before DH showed up, though I don't think he minded. B and I were playing on the floor and when the photographer came in he crawled into my lap and just stared at him, needless to say he wasn't full of smiles but we did get some good shots. I spent Friday night with my normal ritual, cleaning the house and watching Intervention, pure excitement. But the house was completely cleaned and DH said he'd get up with B (yippee!) on Sat morning so I slept in a little bit. Once I did get up B ate and then needed a nap so we didn't get to the Farmer's Market until 11 and I wasn't too impressed. There just wasn't much for veggies but we walked through and then headed to the store. Oh an old woman almost ran us over while crossing the street to the FM. She wanted to turn and just kept coming at us like we had no right to cross there, I was super ticked and let her know (without cussing so I was good).
When we got to the store DH left the car running and I started to hear a weird thumping sound and felt something hitting the bottom of the car, so I turned it off and low and behold the serpentine belt was frayed and missing 1/3 of its edge. We cut the part that was frayed off and purchased a new belt while hoping we could make it home before needing to replace it. So we started driving to Target and soon heard more of the whacking sound, I told DH to pull over at Lowe's but he decided to go to the Yamaha dealer (not sure why and he agreed with me afterwards that he should have just gone to Lowes). The belt was now twisted and more was frayed so he borrowed some scissors to cut the frayed part off and we tried to untwist it as best as possible. When then drove to Lowe's (I thanked God we made it) and lost the belt as we pulled into the parking lot and thus lost our power steering. So we purchased the parts we needed to change the belt and I was trying to feed B because he was hungry and of course it's scorching out and there's no shade anywhere. Once we had the parts we had no problem putting the belt in, it's sad that we're pros at this but good that we knew what we were doing and then we headed to Target. DH fed B at the food court while I shopped and then we went home and put B down for a nap. DH played games and I ran to the grocery store and the rest of the day was spent doing a lot of nothing. I ate ok yesterday, had some ice cream but I did do the buns and thighs & Pilates.
Today we went to church and drove to the greenhouse but it wasn't open so we came home and have just putted around the house. I'm halfway through laundry and have some chicken and dumplings on the stove so it smells great in here. I also packed the car up for this weekend and will spend the evening reading and I'll do some cardio. It's been a good weekend and I'm not happy tomorrow's Monday but at least I only have a 4 day weekend!
I had a good evening though B had a hard time going to bed. He kept crying and fussing and even after I gave him Tylenol and Orajel for his tooth (his other top tooth is breaking through right now) he was still upset. I rocked him until he fell asleep (a whole 5 min) and then put him down, he didn’t make a peep all night so that was good. I did an indoor walking tape though B’s lack of going to sleep interrupted me I also put dishes away and made formula. We’re on our last can and I’m looking forward to being done with it completely.
The video card on the laptop is dying so DH is researching to see what he wants to order, I wonder if he’ll take over my kitchen computer or if he’ll just hang out downstairs. I need to update B’s website, I have the pictures I want picked out so the easy part is all that’s left. Hopefully I can get to it tonight.
DH and I were added as invitees on the IL’s invitation to a wedding of DH’s childhood friend. DH and I are planning to go so we asked MIL to send us the info so we can reserve a room at the hotel they’re getting married at. She sends the info and then also states that only DH and I were invited (no mention of B so she assumed kids weren’t invited) so she RSVP’d for 4 and assumes we’ll need to get a babysitter suggesting my SIL who is very unreliable and would change her mind with a mood swing. Why wouldn’t MIL check with us whether we’re ok with this rather than just RSVPing for us? I told DH he needs to find out if kids are not allowed and if that’s the case I’m not going, I’ll stay home with B because if they can’t invite my child they don’t need me. He’s welcome to go and it’s their right to not invite kids if that’s what they want but don’t expect to see me either. I guess I’m a bit put off by kids not being invited (if that’s the case), kids are a joy not a hindrance and they have a child of their own that I’m sure will be there. We’ll see what MIL says.
Only 3 days left this week of work, yeah! B was hamming it up at DC yesterday, laughing non stop for the ladies. Why isn’t he chipper like that when we get home? He’s doing fine waiting to eat dinner until 6:30 and he’s still taking 8 oz from a bottle right before bed. We played for 45 min after we got home and opened the birthday package M & R sent, they spoil him too much. Once DH got home the night went fast and before we knew it it was time for B to go to bed. He fought again last night but didn’t get himself worked up crying like the night before, I don’t know if its teeth or him just being a stinker.
I exercised for over an hour last night yet I still was at 180 this morning, boo! I did my buns & thighs and then put in my Pilates 10 min Solutions. I thought that was only 30 min but 50 min later and burning a lot of muscles I haven’t felt in awhile I was ready to be done. She’s almost mean with what she makes you do. I’ve had a hard time getting out of bed this week so I’m going to go to bed early tonight. I still need to update B’s webpage & finish making C’s birthday cake plus do B’s laundry tonight. I can then do our laundry Wednesday night and pack everything into the car. It’s not as easy as it used to be to leave for trips right after work, oh well.
MIL talked with the bride to be and kids are invited, they just didn’t know all of the kids’ names so they didn’t put them on the invitation. So DH needs to make reservations today so we can get a room at the hotel.
I had a sensitive moment yesterday over a quote in a signature discussing the choice between BM and formula, stating that formula is made from cheap oil. It stung and after a year I thought I was over most of the insensitive remarks, I guess not. I wish people would realize that whether one FF’s or BF’s does not mean they love their child more or less than someone else and that some women can’t BF. I need to just get over it I suppose.