Part 11!!!! We sure are a chatty bunch.
Here's the old thread:http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboards/showthread.php?t=645729&page=101
I've just spent 30 minutes trying to set mouse traps in the pantry. I lost track of how many times they went flying through the air and I still don't have any set. We have caught 2 in 2 nights so I really need to get them set again.
Maybe I'll try again once the kids go to bed.
mouse traps stress me out! Way to be a big girl Amber!
Arrrggg mice stress me out...Im so glad it seems we got rid of our mice problem in the linen cupboard and scratchy that use to live in our wall!!!
Good luck with those traps Amber!!! They are a PITA!!!
Amy - I'm just glad I got over my fear of disposing them. Could you imagine if I had to call a neighbor to dispose of them all the time?! LOL
Nat - I love your new pic. You have such a beautiful family.
daycare moms - how many outfits do you take for your infants to daycare? I have 2 set aside. It seems like when Dalton goes through one outfit he will go through 4, but usually we don't have leaks, blowouts or spit ups.
I'm so tired. Chris and I worked really hard to straighten up the house today. You can hardly tell, but at least we all have clean sheets and laundry. (half of the laundry.)
I've always sent 2. Some times we go weeks without using any of them, other times we go through both and Austin comes home in daycare clothes.
Hey. It's 2am and i just got home from work an hour ago and now I'm decompressing. I hope everyone had a good weekend!!
I quickly came home for dinner break today and picked up Max and brought him back to work with me this evening so that Blair could study. Of course, he has midterms tomorrow. And Max slept the whole time! Blair said he STTN lastnight...but I think it might have something to do with his congested cough. And August has been having crazy digestion problems this weekend and I'm wondering if it's stress related because I was gone all weekend. Anyhoo! I just thought I would pop in and say hi! and I hope all are well.
Erica - I could not do your job. . .more importantly, DH could not handle me doing your job. I'm still nervous about leaving him alone with both boys, I always take one with me.
I've been on antibiotics for 7 days now and I am still feeling crummy. . .I don't get it.
Amy it was much easier when it was just August of course. My Mom came every day for a couple of hours to 'help'. But, yeah, I'm lucky Blair and I are pretty confident in his handling the two boys....and it's because he spent so much time taking care of August his first two years. I've been more worried about what Blair's is or is not cooking for dinner LOL and if he is getting enough time to study.
Out of guilt, I think, I bought August a toy online yesterday...It's Dug the Dog from the movie UP and it talks! August is going to die...he LOVES the doggie and i'm pretty sure it's one of the main reasons why he was so obsessed with the movie. Anyhoo i'm pretty excited can't wait till it arrives.
Oh! and I'm feeling pretty great about my friend drama I was having!! All of them came over for breakfast on Friday and we had a blast. It was SO nice and everyone was genuinely happy to see each other ...even Blair and the other guys...it was weird! lol but nice...i hope this continues :)...
Have a lovely day everyone! I'm going to try to get a nap in today (it's my "day off") I still have to work but not until 1am.
amy and bobbi go claim your blc spaces!
thanks for the reminder jackie
I just had a successful game of go fish with Everett. We survived to naptime with only one timeout:rolleyes:
I was going to exercise during naptime, but I have a splitting headache. I'll see how I feel after D nurses.
Hey everyone! I hate not being at work because I don't get to check in as much! Today was "Lexi's Day" she went to the dentist, got her hair trimmed up, got a dress for an upcoming weddng and went to Walmart with me. (plus lunch) She did really great the entire time and is now taking a much needed nap! I should be taking advantage and doing some house work but decided to come check things out instead
I got to hear from DH tonight. Sadly it was another extremely short phone call. He said he is only allowed 5 minutes and because I didn't answer the first time that cut into our time. UGH! Darn it. I told him about Austin needing tubes. Then he asked to talk to Russ, unfortunately with the time difference I haven't even picked Russ up yet. He was upset about that, and didn't sound very happy even before that. Then he had to go. Not sure what's worse him not calling or the short calls. Either way I don't really get to tell him anything.
Amber...yay that you got to talk to him...boo that it was so short. One thing I've learned is to stay quiet about the stuff that will make him worry but he can't do anything about. Ie...tell him about the tubes, don't tell him Russ cries for his daddy every night (not that he does, it's just an example) Sometimes it's nice just to know that they are doing ok. He's probably super busy all the time and doesn't have much to tell you..."Well ran 20 miles today and did 1,000 pushups" LOL!
Well, I am sitting at the car dealership waiting for my oil to be changed. About 30 minutes ago they came out and explained about transmission fluid and how it needs changed every 30,000 miles. AND since I"m at 36,000 miles how I need to get it flushed and changed...for $200. I was only planning on spending $30 today and instead am spending $250 (they have this new oil and additive stuff that cleans the engine so you only have to get the oil changed ever 5,000 miles and they won't have to clean the engine later...I don't know maybe I just fell for their "spend more money" ploy)
ANYWAYS...I hope I didn't totally screw up! DH is always b*tching that I don't take care of the car so here I am taking precautionary measures and "taking care of the car" and I'll probably get yelled at because it's so much money.
AS I'm literally typing this they came back "you need new breaks and a new air filter" ($225)AND we have to check your engine because the check engine light is on($40-$80) FU#KING SERIOUSLY????
I said no to the breaks (DH can talk to someone about that) and air filter (my dad can do the air filter) but am having them check the engine.
Ok change of plans again...getting new rear breaks ($200) instead of the transmission flush. AHHH!!! I am never doing this again! DH can bring the van in next time.
Megan - Thanks. I didn't think of it like that with DH. Last time I got an oil change they tried pushing the transmission flush and a bunch of other stuff. I stuck to the oil only but in the past they talk me into all sorts of "extras".
I just don't know enough about cars to know what is really important and what is just extra.
Me neither. LOL But DH isn't any better.
Russ is having a hard time with daddy gone this week. Sunday he whined and cried most of the day that he wanted his daddy and wanted his daddy to come home. Last night he seemed okay until I let him here the VM from DH. It was so sad he kept say "hi daddy, hi daddy" I explained to him it wasn't daddy but was like his bear. Then he started crying that he wants to talk to his daddy. I told him he couldnt and he asked if daddy had said no. I told him how much daddy wanted to talk to him but the Army won't let him call all the time. (maybe I shouldn't tell him that but I can't lie to him). The last week or so anytime Austin says "Dada" Russ tells him he can't say that and gets angry with him. This morning he kept telling me he didn't want daddy in the Army. I honestly don't know how to help him adjust. Just when I think he is ok....
I get to go home!!!
Amber is there a local FRG in the area or a chaplin. Even one associated with the national guard would help. They have SO many resources out there for kids. They put together an Elmo video about deployment. When I was an FRG leader we had a bunch to give out for free. I don't know if I still have them but will look. I also have a book that I just bought last week for Russ (but hasn't made it to the post office yet) that I hope he'll like.
Here's a link from Sesame Street about Deployments for kids.
my dad swore AGAINST transmission flushes, said both times he had it done the entire tranny went out a few months later!
Also the dealerships will def try to screw over women, so yes send dh!
I'm super tired today! Maddison started getting congested last night so that meant she woke up every few hours fussing *yawn*
GOOD TO KNOW! I am so beyond pissed at the dealership right now! I even called my dad in on it. He's going to do some checking for me and see what the heck is going on!
Amber - I'm so sad for Russ. . .I'm sure it will get easier in time.
I had a busy day. I met mt sister and neice for a little shopping and lunch. I bought stuff to make a treasure chest for Everett. I think the rule will be he can search for a treasure if he can go from morning to nap time,, or naptime to bedtime without needing a time out. He's majorly into temper tantrums and will cry for 45 minutes (long enough to forget why he's sad) when things don't go his way. I picked up a few treats from the dollar section of target. If it works well, I'll hit dollar tree everyonce in a while to refil the treasure chest. I made it out of a plastic tub and covered the goodies with pinto beans.
Amy - That is a really good idea! My aunt sent me a bunch of stickers and $1 gift certificates for Mcdonalds. If Russ is good all day then he gets a sticker, 2 stickers gets him $1. I need to make a sticker chart to see if he "sees" the accomplishment if it helps. The first couple days of the program he was great but he has fallen off the wagon.
Megan - I'd be so MAD at the dealer too. As Russ would say they are "d-icking" around. (Yes not a proud mama moment)
speaking of not proud mama moments, DH has rubbed off on Everett and he runs around yelling "Dang It!!" I know it could be worse, but it's still not attractive coming from a 2 year old. We tried to correct him and he pointed out daddy says it, and we've offered alternative phrases and he doesnt care for them. My plan is to ignore it and hope it goes away.
LOL! Amber that seriously just brightened my day!
That's ok...Zayne said $hit the other day. Pretty sure that was Lexi's first cuss word too. At about the same age! Can you guess our favorite word! (actually it's always a "I knocked over the...and made a mess" type of "oh $hit"
Its killing me, before DH left Russ knew the "naughty" words and he can't say them. Now he uses them like its no big deal. The other day he told me that he didn't say $hit. And he walks around saying "we don't say stupid, $hit, etc"
it's amazing how fast they can pick that stuff up AND that they KNOW who will discipline them for doing it
I should clarify by saying that my kids know they can get away with A LOT more when it's just me at home!
That's the crazy part I was the one ALWAYS disciplining Russ on naughty words. But I agree he knew Lars was the authority and is pushing me as far as he can. Lars just had that tone.
Treasure Chest Fail! I told Everett about it and that if he didn't cry the whole evening he could pick a prize from the treasure chest and he screamed the whole ride home from daycare. Then we got home and he asked for a prize and I explained why not and that led to more screaming and a tension headache on my part. We will try again tomorrow. I have to say after the initial temper tantrum and mommy taking headache medicine behavior was better, but the rule was no crying. (I will make an exception for injuries)
I had a horrible sinus infection last week and they put me on 2000mg of Ammoxicillin a day (2 pills 2 times a day). I started taking probiotics at the same time, but still ended up with a yeast infection grrrr . .. I hope it doesn't turn into thrush for baby and me, but right now it's just in the netherregions. Anyway I buy the 1 day monistat ovule and try to use it tonight and the applicator was poking into the ovule and it wouldn't budge. I wrote the company. I am sure they'll send me a coupon and I'm sure I'll have a yeast infection sometime in the future, but for now I'm uncomfortable and can't do anything about it until tomorrow, and do I really want to take a 2 year old and an infant into a store with me for one item?? Sorry if this is TMI, but I'm annoyed and DH isn't understanding.
Hey Amy.... i always get yeast infections from antibiotics!! I jsut finished a 2 week course of antiobiotics and not only got the yeast infection but i also got thrush for the first time in my life. My mouth was so so sore!! Anyways, if you buy the one time pill (diflucan) or over the counter one made by canesten (?sp), if they dont have it you can get a perscription from doc for diflucan, that will kill yeast infect quickly!! I also get bad diarrhea from antibios.... so i got a script for Bacid ( Lactobacillus acidophilus) was really espensive but got rid of diarrhea and thrush in 2 days..... worked wonders. I was also drinking those probiotic yogurt drinks 2 times a day. But.... if you can get your hands on Bacid try it!! Its my new wonder drug! I will always ask for a script for it whenever i get antiobios again!!
Oh and syds first swear..... Bit*hy!!!! Yup that was awesome, she has since said $hit!! AND she also listens to daddys tone of voice in an instant.... i have to yell and chase and catch and its a big ole game.... ugh!!!
AND today she only had one accident.... woot woot!!!!
Oh just seen commercial on tv its CanesOral, same as diflucan!!
Amy - The other day my mom told me that I could just "run in" to the store after church. Umm running in doesnt happen when you have to unload two kids. Sorry about the YI, I hope it clears up soon.
Kris - WTG Syd! Sounds like she is doing awesome.
AFM I got into work early. OMG, that hasn't happened in I don't know how long. We also got our tax return today so I'm paying all the bills for the month and making sure everything is finally current. Tomorrow I have to finish paying off medical bills and we should be all caught up!!! The only thing that can make things better is if we get a paycheck for DH on the 15th. I'm not holding my breath bc I've heard it might not happen until the 1st. UGH! Oh and today is my anniversary. I'm going to lunch at Olive Garden with a friend then tonight will just be a low key night.
I'm thinking about taking Russ to see Disney on Ice this weekend. We need some good mommy Russell time. Now just to find a sitter for Austin....
Amber- I would watch Austin if I lived closer.
Morning all....Im freezing my little tooshy off....I think some one found the switch to change it instantly from summer to winter!!!! we have had the fire lit for a few days now...I CANT BELIEVE IT!!!...Its also shown me that my boys need new clothes, oh and Zoe but that goes without saying, she always needs new clothes cos shes growing so fast at the moment!!
Amber sorry you are going through a rough patch with Russ, a mum and Russ day sounds llike a great idea, I hope you find someone to take you up on looking after Austin for you!!!
Amy It seems like forever since we have talked!!! I hope you get your headaches sorted out soon, you and I seem to have all the same problems, silly backs and constant headaches...I would get your back and neck looked at tho, cos thats where my ongoing head aches stem from...sorry you are having to deal with the thrush stuff too, Ive never had it before but can imagine it wouldnt be nice...
Megan I guess thats where Im lucky my dads got his own mechanics garage...he does all my major work and Andy does all the minor stuff...We do an oil change every time its due (andy does that) then every second oil change I take it into dad to do a full service on it, as that all he recommends...I dont enjoy the bill after the full service, altho hes my dad and he does do it cheaper for us, its still a big bill at the end of it as sometimes it can be a 5hr job!!!
My MIL made me make a doctor appt for my headache but they couldn't see me until tomorrow. I don't think it's gonna go away before then. I'm trying to pay attention to my schedule and what is going on when it gets worse. I'm noticing it's worse before time to eat (but I'm not letting myself get really hungry.)
Bad mommy moment. I turned on the babysitter (TV) and sat down to nurse D and the next thing I know it's 45 minutes later and EJ is yelling at my face "mommy I need food!"
Oh and as for bad words...we get $hit often...and used in totally the right contex....:rolleyes:....yip it gets said around here alot too...in the "oh $hit" when something goes wrong sense....
Andys said a few time "for gods sake" when hes got frustrated (usually when Charlies crying) and Liam has copied him with that too...he a right little parrot with every thing...
My favourite saying hes picked up off me is BUMMER DUDE!!! Hahahaha....
Russ has become a parrot too. I'll say anything under the sun and especially if I'm on the phone he has to repeat it. He must have picked "geezlawheeze" up from school but also walks around saying "dang it" or "darn it", those are all me. It's hilarious listening to him on the back porch yelling at the dogs to come in the house too.
HA HA! Lexi has been yelling at the dogs a lot lately too. Usually it's "indy quiet" or "wyatt stop it" always funny!
Amy- I hope you start feeling better soon!
Nat- sorry about the cold! I hope it warms up again before winter really hits
AFM! I called the dealership again last night and b*tched. They told me they would do a diagnostic for me today for free. SO I went in and had them do the diagnostic. They came back and told me that I needed an ERG valve replaced AND that they will be doing it for free!!!! Just to make sure I heard right I said, "Well how much is the valve?" And he said "well it's about $160 but like I said, we've got it covered" AHHH I like being b*tchy sometimes!!!
Then I went out to lunch with a friend of mine. We went to a little cafe and I had an amazing turkey sandwich on a crescent roll and some caramel apple coffee cake YUM!
About a half hour later I met another friend at the cupcake shoppe and had a red velvet cupcake. I'm pretty sure no matter what I eat for supper I have very much ruined my diet for today but it was SO worth it!
If you missed it on facebook...
For all who have wondered what the heck there is in Nebraska....This about sums it up! (although they left out Cabela's )
Megan- Jim wants to visit NE to go to the College World Series.
Here is a music video about PA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhFHqNKnfes
Ok, What the French Toast???? Where is everyone today? I sat down hoping to waste time reading everyones stuff but instead there is NOTHING here!
Today I took Zayne for his 15 month check up. He is now 26 pounds 8 ounces and 33 inches tall Then I went to try the Japanese resturant and had my first sushi ever That was followed by Zayne getting a hair cut and now we're home!
I have been thinking the same thing all day. I've been lonely.
Zayne is almost exactly the same size as Russ. As if I needed reminding how small he is, most of the kids in his class are bigger. LOL most of the kids in the toddler room are bigger than he is too.
I told Russ we are going to Disney on Ice. He seemed excited but kept telling me he didn't want to see Goofy because Goofy was mean to him. I have no idea where that came from. Then he asked me where Goofy was. I told him at his house. He told me Goofy was in the Army. I told him no. Then he laughed and said noooo he is at his house. Then proceeded to tell me daddy was in the Army because he is an Army guy and is going to shoot those guys.
ZAYNE IS DRIVING ME NUTS! I've been picking up and as soon as I put something away he has drug 3 more things out!!! I'm never going to get this house picked up!
Lol - Megan - that's the life with toddler boys. .I don't know if girls are better, but it's a race with Everett during the awake times.
The doctor couldn't find any great medicines for my tension headache that are BF friendly. We are going to give Zoloft a 2 week trial and see if I get any improvement. The bad thing is it's an antidepressant so I can't just quit it if it's not working I'll have to wean myself.
Everett has been great today just with the threat that he won't get a prize from the treasure chest. .. funny thing is he hasn't asked for anything tonight and I'm not bringing it up.
HAHA Amy........ no girls are not any better!!
HAHA I agree with Kris....Zoe was like a tornado too.....:)