A day in the life of a 22.5 month old and a 32 week pregnant lady

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A day in the life of a 22.5 month old and a 32 week pregnant lady

Ramblings of a Dislocated Sea Monster: A Day in the Life of...a 22.5 month toddler and a 32 week pregnant lady

After looking at my day (Monday) I'm really not surprised that I started having more problems yesterday. Lol

I've definitely taken it WAAAAY easier today.

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Oh my goodness, Jackie!! I was getting tired just reading what you did. Blum 3 That was a great write up! I love his little area rug in the play area. The meltdown pic was good too, I had thought he fell asleep. How does he do with the popcorn? I've never even thought about giving that to Evan yet.

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He is so cute! I'm exhausted reading that too...although DITLOs are fun. I loved the one we did on my old board when the babies were...uh...maybe 6 or 7 months old?

His play area is awesome, btw! And he is so helpful! You are brave letting him unload the dishwasher...are all of your dishes plastic???

Oh my goodness, Stacy--popcorn is an AWESOME toddler snack. Adair got hold of kettle corn at around 15 months and ate more than most adults could. Never looked back. Lol We make the real kind in a pan, though, because microwave popcorn scares me. What I really want is an air popper!

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Lucas loves popcorn! and I LOVE that playroom. i see pinterest ideas in there Wink

what a busy day, we don't nearly do that much stuff!

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Oh yes, lots of pinterest. lol

No, all of our dishes are not plastic - just Aiden's are plastic. He puts up all of his dishes and then if I wasn't fast enough hands me the real dishes to put up in the cabinet.

Yes, popcorn is a HUGE hit here too! My husband started giving him popcorn when we moved here.

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That's a great DITLO! TFS!

My kiddos also help with the dishwasher and do a great job.

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I'm just terrified of her dropping glass...

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Lucas has dropped plates when unloading the dishwasher. he is very grabby and has tried to grab the knives before i could get them away. he is so darn fast!

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Cute! Made me tired to read it though, lol! I love your playroom. I should hire you to come organize my kids' play area and make it look super cute, too.

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Popcorn is a big hit at our house as well. I love Aiden's reading corner. Got to love the facedown toddler meltdowns. Smile

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I love his play space, very cute! I can not believe you accomplish all of that in one day lol. He is so adorable! I need to get my kids to eat like that! My 4 year old wont even eat as much as he does lol.

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I guess we will try some popcorn. Leigh, an air popper would be something great to have. I may need to add that to a wishlist.

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

Cute! Made me tired to read it though, lol! I love your playroom. I should hire you to come organize my kids' play area and make it look super cute, too.

Pinterest baby. Pinterest. Oh, and IKEA. ROFL A couple of the moms at the playgroup this morning informed me that my playroom is too organized. Yet I noticed where we were today that Aiden was destroying only not playing. At home where things are organized, he plays more than he destroys. I pretty much modeled the space as a tiny miniature version of what I liked about the childcare classrooms I've worked in. Pinterest just helped me figure out how to do it personally on the cheap. lol

"Newlywed630" wrote:

I love his play space, very cute! I can not believe you accomplish all of that in one day lol. He is so adorable! I need to get my kids to eat like that! My 4 year old wont even eat as much as he does lol.

I was honestly shocked that he ate the chili and cornbread. He refused to eat that the last time I made it! We have great days like that day and then we have days where the kid barely eats. He's barely eating today, but that's okay since he clearly ate enough for a few days earlier this week. Wink

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Too organized? Really? Is that possible? At our house, I like things organized, but I am also aware that it's not that way often. When I clean the house, yes, I want it as organized as possible, but when Evan is playing everyday, it's gonna be cluttered.

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Yes, I was coveting those bin storage things at IKEA. We have to go up soon anyway to get the shelving for our office (doing the baseboards this weekend--shelves are next!) and I'm seriously considering just getting those at the same time. Addy's toy storage (or lack thereof) is making me CRAZY. Her room might not be purposefully coordinated, but it actually looks pretty cute with lots of bright colors kind of tying it all together...except for the corner where her toys are. It's like a perma junkpile. HATE!

And I totally hear you on it making for better playtime. With everything just tossed in large bins, she can't even see what's in there to play with it. The minute I start trying to organize, she's all over it.

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Yes, love the IKEA kids organization that we have! If we weren't so far away from an IKEA, I would have bought more of those for the kids' rooms. One bin is dress up stuff, another is wood blocks, another is mega blocks, another houses the magnets for the board, one is musical instruments, etc. Aiden can take out all the bins for play and with help get them back on the tracks (he tries really hard though lol).
The books in the corner are on IKEA picture ledges.

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Yeah, our IKEA is nearly 2 hours away (just outside Phoenix)...and it is THE. MOST. BORING. DRIVE. IN. THE. WORLD. (And yes, I have driven across Texas on I-10 multiple times) So it's a pretty mega pain in the butt to get up there. I'm trying to convince DH to go on a bit of a shopping spree so we can consolidate our voyaging.

That's great to hear that it's working so well for you, Jackie! I think I'm sold.

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2 hours is a day trip! lol Wink

I think we're a good 4 hours from one. I can't justify that weekend trip just for 2-3 hours at IKEA.

And I've made that trip b/w your city and where the IKEA is before! Yeah, it's a boring drive. lol

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Two hours is totally a day trip--just a really long, annoying, somewhat crappy day, especially when you're lugging a toddler with you.

Four hours I definitely would not consider a day trip.

Isn't that drive the WORST? Talk about flat, scrubby, ugly, boring nothingness. I love southern Arizona and I think most of it is some of the most beautiful country I've ever seen...but not that part. By a long shot.

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Pretty much the entire drive between Vegas and Del Rio was like that!!! That portion was a small blimp of the drive that took us 3 days.

I say bring the carrier, have a cart, and plan on eating there. Lol

Oh, and that IKEA was the first IKEA I ever went to.

When I lived in TX we visited Austin and I made DH stop off at IKEA there. On one road trip home from there I stopped at IKEA as part of my dinner break. THat was last November and I didn't get in to my parents house till like 3am. IKEA was totally worth it.

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Pretty much the entire drive between Vegas and Del Rio was like that!!! That portion was a small blimp of the drive that took us 3 days.

UGH.

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Yay! A DITLO! We need to do more of these.

Your house is so cute and organized. Aiden seems like such a helpful little guy. His tantrums are even cute! Teagan's are more like being attacked by a red-faced baboon. Your belly is just fabulous and you're rocking this 32 week pregnant thing. How you get so much done is beyond me. I pretty much gave up on cleaning around week 7 of my pregnancy and haven't really gotten back into it since.

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It's totally nesting kicking in. I really do love things to be organized and cleaned, but I'm more than willing to let stuff go......until now. Lol

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Nesting is the only reason our hall closet contains labeled bins. One bin is labeled "Izzy's Crap, I give up".

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ROFL Every move we end up with another box or two labeled "DH's crap." Junk that he says he'll look through later because there's important stuff in there. Only one has he ever opened up and gone through. And that was just because he was looking for his pilot training application to help a buddy out trying to follow in his footsteps. He ended up guessing the right box. I was rather sad about that. I was hoping it was the wrong box and he'd have to finally go through them all.

Though I think some of my nesting has hit DH. He wants to clean out the garage today! :mrgreen:

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OMG, HERE TOO. Is that a man thing? Why! Although when we did this office cleanout, he was forced to deal with a lot of it (and threw most of it away, HA.) We both have a feeling we'll be doing another purge as we load stuff back in and think "Where do I put this...wait, why am I keeping this again? Ah, screw it." But I know for a fact there are several boxes in the top of Addy's closet and a few in the laundry room that are labeled "Porter's Stuff" or whatever that haven't been touched yet. Not for long!!!

My idea is that we will each get ONE bin for memory items. Decision making time.

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Most of DH's is USAF related junk (oh the endless uniform patches and random uniform parts) and paperwork. Some of it can't be throw away and has to be taken into work to be destroyed that way.....but yet it's okay to keep it boxed up and moved around the country?! :roll: I get that it's best to keep past important paperwork around just in case (even from 6 years ago!), but buy a damn file!!! lol

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LOL! Filing is the one thing my DH is good about! The paperwork is actually organized and in a file box. his clothing on the other hand is all over the house! And he has way too many boxes of junk too!

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OH my gosh, cleaning out the filing cabinet was QUITE an interesting experience. I only touched my stuff and our joint stuff, though. He's on his own with his drawer (mostly creative stuff, so...not touching that). But what a trip down memory lane...I mean, it was kind of organized, but we had stuff in there like all the paperwork from credit cards we closed years ago, and the lease from my apartment when I was 22. Uh, don't need that anymore.

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We have a small file cabinet that we can keep on us when we move. I go through all of that. DH's crap isn't allowed to enter unless it's truly important (like current orders). We're probably one of the few that has that very trimmed down and organized. Joys of moving!