Friday, February 29, 2008

A bit of a scare

Late last night I started spotting. Not a lot, but it doesn't take much to freak out a person who had a miscarriage within the last year that started out just this way. I tried to sleep but I just tossed and turned. It didn't help that I was technically 9w1d when it was confirmed that my last pregnancy was not viable, and today I am 9w1d.

Well, the spotting stopped, but I called the OB's office first thing this morning. Thankfully they got me in at 11:15. They did an internal exam and my cervix looked good and I was no longer bleeding at all (very good news). They tried to find the baby's heartbeat with the doppler, without success. At first I thought that would be the end of the appointment, because the nurse practitioner assured me that everything was just fine and it was just probably too early to hear the heartbeat yet. Then, she must have had a change of heart, because she said "I know I would worry if I were you, so let me see if I can get you an ultrasound" (or something along those lines). They found the baby right away and there was a heartbeat. Apparently the NP wasn't able to measure the baby size or the heartbeat rate, but she said that sac was well-formed and everything looks good. They will see me again in 2 weeks. PHEW!!

Thankfully the OB's office has these nice little changing areas behind a curtain, so Tyler pretty much hung out in there. He did try to play peek-a-boo, but the nurse was wonderful and positioned a trash can in front of there, so between the trash can and her back, she didn't think he would be able to see anything. For once his questions were limited, and he was appeased with the answer "I'm just checking out your mommy's belly button" when he did question what was going on (during the ultrasound). Thankfully there were no questions during the internal exam, lol.

These are times when I must be happy that my dad does not read my blog. I'm quite sure, if was thinking of reading this, he closed the page as soon as he read the word "internal". If not, he was gone by "cervix". LOL. Dad, if you DID somehow make it through this, I love you and I promise never to utter the word cervix in your presence!!

On an unrelated side note, happy birthday to my good friend Hillary's boys, Josh and Gabe. They turned the big 4 years old today (or maybe just 1 year old, depending on how you look at it). Leap year day babies!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Moms of boys...

I know mom's of boys can relate. It's always funny to open your dryer and find this:

Yep, acorns. I asked Tyler WHY I found acorns in the dryer (not meanly of course, I was just joking with him) and he responds "Oh, there they are. I guess they fell out of my pocket". LOL.

It beats the time I dried crayons that had been in his pocket. You would have thought I had learned my lesson about checking pockets after having a full load of suddenly pink and blue laundry.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Cold and tired

Those are two words rarely uttered from my mouth at 9:50pm. Normally (as in prior to my pregnancy) 9:50pm would be prime awake hours. Not anymore. As for cold, that's totally an unusual occurrence. I hear it's supposed to drop near freezing tonight. Break out the winter coats, or in our case, at least a sweatshirt. LOL!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dum de dum

Yep, my life is just that boring.

Wake up. Attempt to eat. Fail. Watch Tyler eat breakfast. Argue with Tyler about what he can and can not wear to preschool. Watch Tyler dress himself in a ridiculous get-up anyway. Drive him to preschool. Drop him off. Get stuck in construction on the way home. Stop at McDonalds to get breakfast. Eat 2/3 of breakfast sandwich. Come home. Waste time on internet. Pick Tyler up from school. Get stuck in construction on the way home. Argue about whether it's appropriate to eat Tagalongs for lunch. Watch Tyler eat yogurt and THEN a Tagalong. Think of eating lunch. Decide not to. Put Tyler down for nap. Listen to Tyler NOT napping. Think of folding laundry. Instead sit on couch. Continue to listen to Tyler NOT napping. Eat strawberries instead of lunch. "Wake" Tyler up to go to pediatrician for ear infection check-up. Drive home. Wonder why turning lanes onto major streets aren't longer. Force myself to make dinner. Force myself to eat some dinner. Vomit up some dinner. Convince Tyler that he wants to watch a movie. Convince Tyler that the Laurie Berkner DVD is NOT a scary movie. Lie on couch. Wait for Al to come home. Let Tyler watch Laurie Berkner again. Put Tyler to bed.

Jealous, huh?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Happy half-birthday!

So yesterday Tyler turned the big three and a half. Yes, he's half-way to four. That doesn't keep him from telling people he is four though, lol!

Anyway, I figured I'd take this time to take a look back at his half birthdays to date. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Family time!

Oh, thank goodness for family time! My parents luckily had a snow day on Friday (they both work in schools) so they were able to head out around noon on Friday (driving from NJ), instead of waiting until practically midnight that night like they were supposed to do. Anyway, they arrived early Saturday, so we had all day with them, which was nice. Tyler was overjoyed. Unfortunately I wasn't feeling too hot (as usual) so we didn't do anything too exciting. Tyler did, of course, keep them busy with all his toys. They also brought along a child-sized guitar they had purchased for Tyler at a garage sale, so he was busy making music with my dad. And then of course there was the nearly life-sized easter bunny craft Tyler completed with my mom. We did take advantage of all being in one spot and went out to upgrade our cell phone plan and get new phones while Tyler napped. We got it all straightened out and went back to pick up the phones after dinner. Then we were off to Dairy Queen for some ice cream, which reminds me that I still have my leftover Blizzard in the freezer. Yeah.

As for today, my parents left in the morning, much to Tyler's disappointment. We kept him busy though with an early lunch at Red Lobster (my first meal out since finding out I was pregnant). We then picked out a craft at Michael's, which we worked on after he woke up from his nap. Afterwards Al took him out to play frisbee and then they head to the community pool. I got a little bit of a break before meeting them down there for a nice outdoor picnic. All in all, a nice weekend.

I will leave you with two family pictures. The first is from Monday when we went to visit my grandparents and Tyler got to help pick oranges. The other is from early this morning as Tyler played guitar with my parents just before they left.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Got my mom and dad here for the day. Will check in tomorrow, hopefully with pictures! Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, February 22, 2008

No soliciting

Is there something about those words that are confusing? Apparently so, based on the countless people that have bothered me since I moved here about 2 years ago. It was unbearable when we first moved in, having people come knocking on our doors MANY times a day, and one of our neighbors even went so far as to contact the HOA. They were told that, although there were "no soliciting" signs at the entrance to each little sub-development, they really did nothing to enforce it. Lovely. However, we were assured that this was likely a bi-product of the fact that it was newer development and companies were taking advantage of the fact that we might be in the market for new blinds, a pest control service, etc. I ask you WHY they would think that I would need blinds as they knocked at my door next to my newly-blinded window, but whatever. I don't judge their intelligence (at least not openly).

Things had slowed down for a while, or maybe I just stopped noticing. However, recently things have been picking up again and I am NOT pleased. Maybe it's just me being the pregnant hormonal thing that I am, but I do NOT want my son woken up from his nap so I can be questioned on the quality of my drinking water. Truth be told, I don't want to be woken up from MY Nap to be questioned on the quality of my drinking water either!

I've been contemplating getting a "no soliciting" sign to go directly outside my door, but I question if it makes my home look unappealing. I have no problem with neighbors and stuff knocking on my door, so I don't want to seem like an unfriendly person. I battle this in my head and, as of now, the need for sleep may win out. So, if you happen to come on over to my house, this does not mean that YOU can't knock.

Do they happen to sell signs with specifications? Maybe one that goes something like this:

If you are a cute girl scout selling Tagalongs, please go ahead and knock.
If you are a neighbor in need of borrowing an egg, I'll gladly help you out.
If I left my garage door open, thank you for making me aware.
If you are a young child who lost your mom, I assure you that I care.

I don't want to change religions, I haven't "lost my way".
I don't need new blinds or windows, definitely not today.
I have no need for a new vacuum, or to have my carpets washed.
I've already hired an exterminator to have all my bugs squashed.

I assure you that I'm friendly, but I will not buy your stuff.
I may not look mean, but I'm pregnant, hormonal, and tough!
So if you wake me from my sleep, I assure you I'll be mad
Don't make me have to shoot you, 'cause that would make me sad.

Have a great day!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

It's a sad day

when you now plan what you eat based on what will bother you the least coming back up. Yes, I realize that's gross. I find it to be so as well.

Please return now to your regularly scheduled programming.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


American Idol. Total letdown. Maybe it's just my mood tonight, but I was B.O.R.E.D. I did think a few were good. Brooke White, Alexandrea Lushington, Asia'h Epperson, Ramiele Malubay, and Syesha Mercado. But I wasn't totally overjoyed with any of them. Is it me, or do many of them look alike? And why are the names so difficult?

Anyway, on to other disappointments. Did you see the eclipse. Very cool. Was I able to capture it on film? Of course not. Apparently the problem is NOT my camera, as Julie has the same one and can take some amazing shots, including this one she took of the full moon last night. Part of me would like to think that maybe my camera is faulty, but I'm starting to accept that maybe I just can't take photos. LOL.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

American Idol

Does anyone else care to admit that they watch this show? I'm such a dork, as I'm well aware, but I still find it semi embarrassing that I enjoy this show. Not ALL aspects of it, but I do watch. And Al has been watching this season with me as well. His secret is out!

Even more embarrassing than admitting I watch the show, is that fact that I WILL vote later tonight. Usually I do not vote, but then it seems sorta unfair to complain about the American voters when I choose not to be one. So as of the results on Thursday, I'll be able to complain all I want. LOL. Unlike most people who would vote for their favorite(s), I will place one (or maybe) two votes for each of my top 10 choices, only not voting for my bottom two.

In case anyone is curious, I'm NOT voting for performance number #8 (Luke Menard) and #10 (Garrett Haley). There were a few others I wasn't thrilled about, but those two I could do without ever seeing again. I feel kinda bad 'cause they didn't get as much exposure in earlier shows as the other contestants, but there were others that didn't get earlier exposure that I still found intriguing.

Yes, dork.

Monday, February 18, 2008

You never truly appreciate...

the cleanliness of a bathroom until you are spending significant time in one. I've discovered that the early stages of independent toilet training (Tyler's of course) is not the time to be struck with never-ending morning sickness. There is just no way your toilet can be as clean as necessary when you have a 3-year-old going to the bathroom "all by myself". It's always nice to have to clean your bathroom in anticipation of vomiting in it later.

Sorry for the lack of interesting posts. This is all I've got these days.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Just barely holding on

For possibly the first time ever, I'm seriously at a loss as to how I will handle life once Al goes back to work. He has been almost entirely in charge of Tyler this whole weekend, as I've been spending my time in bed...all day long. This entry shall be short, as I am sure to get dizzy any second now.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I apologize in advance

because you will not see me in anything but sweatshorts and yoga pants for the next few months. Although I've lost 4 pounds since finding out I was pregnant, I fit in nothing. Not cool. Don't get me wrong, I have NOTHING against maternity clothes, in fact I look forward to wearing them. But I will NOT allow myself to wear them until this pregnancy is more established. I know, I'm odd.

I could go out and buy some newer clothes, but that seems like a waste of money. Not to mention that I don't feel like shopping. I might as well wait until I've deemed it appropriate to wear maternity clothes and then go shopping, being that I probably won't fit into my maternity clothes from last time around (I, ahem, started out this pregnancy an embarrassing 20lbs more than my first pregnancy).

Vent over. Enjoy your evening. LOL.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday confessions and whines

An on-line group I belong to always posts "Friday confessions". I like it. It's supposed to be a place where we admit our less-than-perfect moments in the last week. I'm no super-mommy, so I've got plenty. For me, I'm also adding a "whine" factor to it, 'cause darn it, I feel like complaining. And it's my blog. So, without further ado...

I had horrible cramping last night. So bad that I almost called the doctor. I spent the night in bed, trying not to panic. Needless to say, our night was not a picture-perfect Valentine's Day evening, if you know what I mean. Oh well, Al will just have to deal.

Anyway, I'm seemingly fine now, but since I was up most of the night with cramping, I was beyond tired. Sooooo, I essentially got Tyler his breakfast and fell back to sleep on the couch. Meanwhile (I know I shouldn't complain, 'cause it could have been far worse) he used marker to color half his face green. Really I fault myself for this though. Crappy mommy.

That wasn't the first time this week I've dozed off into la-la land while Tyler was awake.

I had no desire to babysit today. I just kept hoping and hoping he'd take a long nap. I got an hour. Not bad, but I felt guilty that I wanted it.

I feel constantly hungry, yet I can't eat. What I do eat would not be considered the ideal prenatal diet. I'm pretty sure freeze pops don't comprise most of the diet. I did have the healthy dose of cupcakes and rice krispie treats at our playdate on Wednesday. As long as red food dye is on the checklist of important nutrients, I'm set.

I threw up in my mouth this morning while I tried to brush my teeth.

Tyler was sick last weekend. I secretly was hoping he wouldn't be up to going to preschool on Monday because I couldn't fathom getting out of my PJs and taking him there.

I skipped one of Tyler's doses of eye drops. It wasn't worth the fight, and it was the last day. I'm telling myself it's not a big deal. Clearly I'm still feeling guilty though.

I already admitted that I super glued my fingers together.

My house looks like a tornado hit.

I think the TV has been on 75% of Tyler's waking hours.

I'm not sure Tyler has seen a veggie this week. Unless you count the kind in soup. Yes, on second thought, I do count that.

I ate some of Tyler's valentine's day chocolate. While he slept.

I haven't exercised all week. The most "toning" I've accomplished is the ab work I get while dry heaving. I had no idea you could work out your abs in such a fashion. The things you learn...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Nothing spells love more than feeling like you are gonna vomit while you are brushing your teeth, eating lunch, sleeping, standing, walking, etc. You get the picture. But hey, I guess it is love (for a little bean of a baby) in it's own way. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

We had a relatively low-key day. Well, for me anyway. Tyler was surviving off a sugar high fueled by candy from his preschool valentine's day party. We did manage to spend some time outside playing with friends, and he hammed it up for me with my camera.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tea, anyone?

Today our play group had a little Valentine's Day get-together at Melodie's house. As usual, Tyler was totally out-numbered by girls. I don't think he minded one bit!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

When Valentine's Cards go very wrong

A few days ago Tyler made some, umm, "unique" little valentine's for his little neighborhood friends. They were covered in stickers and embellishments attached with silver glitter glue. I've since discovered that the glitter glue is not necessarily the best adhesive and all the little embellishments kept falling off. In an effort to spare his feelings, I figured I'd glue them back on with some regular glue while he was napping. Of course that wasn't holding either, so I broke out the super glue. Bad mistake. Yes, I literally somehow glued my fingers together, and yes, in case you are wondering, it does bond instantly! I had to pry my fingers apart, leaving small injuries to both fingers. Granted it was just a small little dab of glue that had seeped out from under a small plastic heart. I can only imagine what more would do. Only I could injure myself while assisting with preschool Valentine's Day cards!

In completely unrelated news, Tyler was up about a gazillion times last night, finally waking for good between 4-5am. Ugh. He was whining and crying all morning, but then he was insisting he was fine because he didn't want to miss his preschool Valentine's Day party. I finally decided to bring him and just let him hand out his cards (and collect his treats of course). His teachers assured me he was fine and was perfectly healthy enough to go to school. So I let him stay for an hour before picking him up for his doctor's appointment. It was a good compromise though, because he missed out on all the cake and junk (which he didn't know about) but did get to have the much-anticipated fruit salad. Anyway, good thing I brought him in to the doctor's. Double ear infection. The fun never ends. So now, not only are we doing eye drops 3 times daily, we now have Amoxicillin twice daily and Mucinex (for his cough), Vicks rub, and a humidifier as necessary. Good news is, he's apparently not contagious.

So, needless to say, I'm beat after having gotten little to no sleep last night. Darn it, if I hadn't glued my fingers together I might have had a chance to nap today while he napped.

Monday, February 11, 2008

The perfect day for a picnic

Tyler just couldn't resist inviting his "friend" Mickey to join him for his "picnic" out on the lanai this evening. Sometimes he just cracks me up. I must say though, he does seem to eat better when he's distracted at the table with some good conversation from a friend!

The little man is on the mend. I kept him home from school today, just to be on the safe side, but hopefully I'll be able to send him tomorrow. He would be very sad if he missed the much-anticipated Valentine's Day party.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

My sick child

No, I'm not referring to Tyler, who is actually feeling much better today, thankfully. However, it's child #2 that's STILL sick and, of course, complaining about it. That "child" would be Al. Anyone else's husband complain more than a child when they are sick? How is that possible? Any and all pregnancy symptoms I have must be trumped by his poor runny nose or cough.

I shouldn't complain too much though, as he did let me take a 2 hr nap this morning and kept Tyler when I went to a play group meeting and Target this afternoon. However, I swear he hasn't been out of his PJs all day and was in bed 75% of the day. This after being in bed ALL weekend last weekend, as well as yesterday! Men!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

My poor baby

Yesterday Tyler woke up from his nap with some gunk in his eyes. Nothing too concerning, and his eyes weren't red, so I didn't worry too much. Within an hour and half though, I had wiped his eyes clean a few times and they were getting red and he was rubbing at them. I called his doctor, just minutes before they closed, and they couldn't prescribe something without seeing him. After he woke up 3 times before midnight last night, I knew something was wrong. He woke up with a runny nose and his eyes gunked shut. Yes, I've decided "gunked" should be a word. Anyway, I called his pediatrician as soon as they opened, because now they thankfully have limited Saturday hours, and they fit us right in. Pink eye in BOTH eyes! My poor baby!

The good news is, he should apparently be feeling better (and will no longer be contagious) in time to go back to school on Monday. Which is very important, considering the big Valentine's day party at school is on Tuesday. The doctor (who obviously MUST be a father himself) told Tyler "you need to let your mommy give you your eye drops so that you can be all better for your party". In typical Tyler fashion he responds "okay, 'cause they gonna have fruit salad and candy at the party". LOL! That's my boy!

Friday, February 8, 2008

A true friend

No, I'm not referring to the peanut butter itself. I'm referring to the person who sent it. Only a true friend would spend over $6.00 to send you peanut butter via priority mail!

My dear sweet friend, Hill, was apparently addicted to this peanut butter during her pregnancy with her daughter. I purchased it when she came to Florida to visit, because it would be downright mean of me to deprive a pregnant person of her one vice. Well, I became addicted as well. I'll have you know, it's not just any regular peanut butter. It's honey roast. Yummmm. Sadly enough, this peanut butter was included in those massive recalls last year, and I have yet to find it on the shelf since! I had mentioned this to my friend within the last month or so (prior to finding out I was pregnant). So, as soon as I told her I was expecting, she apparently decided she HAD to mail some to me. So yesterday I was stumped by this rather heavy, yet small, package on my doorstep. I open it up and see peanut butter, and I just had to laugh. Only Hill would do this for me! Friends like this are priceless!

And I must say, it came not a moment too soon. Today the ONLY thing I was able to stomach before dinner time was 6 saltine crackers spread with the heavenly peanut butter.

If you are reading this Hill, thank you!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

We have a heartbeat!

Phew, I can finally relax a bit. At first I was getting nervous because they couldn't seem to find anything, but then they found a "sac". She asked if I was sure about my last menstrual period, maybe I wasn't as far along as I thought??? Not good, if you ask me. Then they found a baby with a little "flicker" (heartbeat). She said it was really small though, but lo and behold, it measured at 5weeks and 6days (I'm only 6weeks 0days based on my last menstrual 1 day off isn't bad at all, especially considering I normally ovulate late to begin with)! She said her machine isn't sensitive enough to measure the heartbeat rate on a baby that small, so I don't know how strong the heartbeat is, but she said everything looks good. They will see me in 5 weeks. FIVE weeks. How will I ever make it that far? Well, I suppose if I continue on with these current symptoms I will survive hoping that everything is still going well. By then they should be able to hear a heartbeat with a doppler. Wahooo!!! They are still gonna consider the due date to be October 2nd, based on my last period, since the date she got from the ultrasound measurement was only 1 day apart.

It's not a great scan (nor is it easy to get a good picture of a 6-week gestation pregnancy), but here's my baby! It's the little blurb in the lower right dark oval-like shape.

As some of you know, Al was luckily able to go into work a little late so that he could stay with Tyler during my appointment. I had a few people ask why I wasn't going to have him be with me during the appointment. The answer to that question is simple. Under NO circumstances do you want to explain a vaginal ultrasound to a 3-year-old. LOL! I hope I can avoid that one for a while. Sure, I had to bring him with me last year quite a bit when Al was deployed, but at 2 years old he didn't pay quite as much attention. Geez, I could only imagine the questions I'd get now. Not to mention, we aren't telling him yet so it's easier to leave him completely in the dark. As you see though, I did get a picture, so Al was able to see that.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

W H Y that spells why

Super Why, it's Super Why! Sorry, if you don't have a toddler in the house, you probably have no idea what I'm talking about. It's a relatively new show on PBS (or Sprout) and Tyler is obsessed! Well, he recently rediscovered the computer and pbs kids is just his favorite website! Super Why is the most frequented subcategory. It's just too cute to see him playing on the computer singing along to the songs!

In completely unrelated news, I now truly know the meaning of "waves of nausea". Never quite got that term until today. It's amazing how it can just come out of nowhere. It kind of makes me happy, in a sick and twisted sort of way. Nausea means good baby hormones, right? Well, I guess we shall see tomorrow, as I have my first actual appointment with the OB/GYN, including blood work, and yes, an ultrasound! Wish me luck!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

People I know

So a few weeks ago one of the girls on BAMs asked if we had ever met anyone famous. For some reason today it occurred to me that I know 2 people "in the business" (show business, that is..he, he).

Miranda Reinfeldt: She was my best friend for a few years growing up (mostly junior high). We were always VERY different, but for some reason we clicked. We remained friends all through high school and then slowly lost touch after graduation when I went to Boston and she went to New York. She still lives in NY and I see her on occasion, but it's definitely been a while. I think I've only seen her twice since my wedding in 2003. Anyway, here is the IMBD site for her role in the movie "Cupidity". And here is the Cupidity cast site, which she is featured in the 2nd picture on the top row. Looks, umm, interesting. Maybe I should rent it. How horrible is it that I've never seen her only movie? Anyway, it also says that she was featured on Guiding Light and As the World Turns. She's come a long was since our days of watching All My children and Dark Shadows. Yep, look it up, Dark Shadows WAS a revival show in 1991! LOL!

Adrienne Frantz: We went to high school together. We were definitely never friends, but we had mutual friends and occasionally sat at lunch together in a large group. I most recently saw her at our 10-year-reunion (2006). You may remember her name from a few soaps. She was Tiffany on Sunset Beach, and Amber on The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the well as many other things. You can view some pics and her filmography career on IMDB. She is now writing music. Her song "halfway" is reportedly about her relationship (or was it her breakup???) with Goo Goo Dolls singer Johnny Rzeznik.

So, there is my fascinating info for today. I hope you've enjoyed it! LOL!

Monday, February 4, 2008

How could I be so useless?

I had no idea someone could accomplish so little in a day! I don't think I've been this useless since the day I had my wisdom teeth pulled in 1997.

I did NOTHING this morning, unless you count pouring Tyler some cereal and helping him get ready for preschool. After dropping him off (which, by the way, was tear-free..yipee) I came home and wasted time in front of the computer, called the insurance company, and laid down and watched the cooking network. After picking him up we ate lunch, I unloaded the dishwasher and then he took a nap. He napped for 3 hours, and all I managed to do was re-load the dishwasher, check my e-mail, and nap myself! Normally I wouldn't nap, 'cause that would mean I'd be up all night, but I don't think that's the case. I can barely stay standing. I did force myself to take Tyler outside (meanwhile mostly sitting in a lawn chair) and boil some water for some pasta (to which I added zero side-dishes to complete our dinner). After forcing myself to eat (so that I wouldn't pass out) I finally started to feel a little less nauseous. I did a load of laundry and helped give Tyler a bath. Eventually Al realized I wasn't doing too well and he took over. After putting Tyler to bed I've since watched 2 re-runs of Friends. I'm contemplating eating some more, but nothing sounds good. Any ideas?

I'm happy that I THINK these are symptoms, but hopefully I can get something done tomorrow!

UPDATE: I did later recall that I played about 1/2 hour of Cooties with Tyler, so that makes me feel like I perhaps am not the worst mother in the world. LOL. I did manage to eat an apple and I took a bath (just a warm one) and am feeling slightly better. I think I'm off to bed soon!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

You have to pick your battles

Last night, after a fun night of crafting with the girls, I got home and changed Tyler's diaper before I went to bed (if I don't he tends to wet through by morning). Well, I don't know what Al gave him to drink last night, but not only was he soaked when I changed him around midnight, but he wet through completely by 3:15am AND by 5:45am. WHAT? Doesn't everyone love to change sheets twice before 6:00am, and then be up for the day with a cranky toddler? Needless to say, I cancelled any thoughts I had of going to Disney today.

Anyway, Tyler was tired today and when he announced he was dressing himself, I just wasn't going to argue. I must say, he managed to match (purely coincidence, I assure you), but he could just care less that his pants were on backwards. I have to remind myself that sometimes you have to pick your battles. So, enjoy a picture of Tyler in his backwards shorts, and then a couple later at the community pool. BTW, it was gorgeous tonight!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

What to do?

Last night Tyler was talking about Disney (as usual) so I decided to take a look at my annual pass since I recalled that it was expiring towards the end of this month. WRONG. It is good through TOMORROW! I quickly pondered going today, but I was dead tired and I also didn't want to cancel out on "crafternoon" (which is now being held at Andrea's tonight). Can't miss that!

So, I'm debating whether I should go tomorrow. My annual pass was a Christmas gift last year but I did not get one this year as a gift. Buying a new pass myself is not in the budget, not to mention that Tyler really technically needs his own pass now too. So this likely might be the last time we could go at all! However, Al can't go (he's very sick, not to mention that it's Superbowl) and I'm concerned about lugging around the stroller on/off the trams, pushing Tyler around all day, walking around in the heat, etc. I'm just not sure it's good for me. I've been extremely tired and achy and I don't want to push it. Plus, I've really been needing Tyler's nap time to get some rest myself...if we are in Disney that's not gonna happen. But it's our last chance. Just can't decide!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Resolution Rewind

I posted on January 1st about my 2008 New Year's Resolutions. I just thought I'd quickly review how I've been doing. Yes, I realize Melodie did the same thing as well, but I swear to you that I've been planning on doing a monthly re-cap all along! I suppose great minds think alike!

1). Be a better blogger. Well, although I'm no longer in the competition, I have succeeded in that I have not missed a single day of blogging this month, nor do I plan to in the near-future. Then again, if you are judging the QUALITY of my blogs, I'm sure "better" wouldn't necessarily be the word you would use. LOL!

2). Better organization. I was able to get rid of a few things, but that was it! More work needed on that front. Anyone want to have a chat with my husband? Topic of the conversation will be "less is more".

3). Better health. Well, I done wonderfully drinking my daily recommended amount of water. I've been doing pretty good on regularly exercising, although I did recently switch to exclusively lo-impact types of things. As for the food intake part, well that could use some tweaking. I will definitely say I've done better, but I have a long way to go. I have upped the amount of veggies I eat and have been buying more organics. As for weight loss, well that ain't gonna happen because I'm now pregnant. Although I did lose one pound, likely before I found out. As much as I don't want to gain weight, I will happily do so. So, I'll be barefoot, FAT, and pregnant. Fine by me!

4). Catch up on my scrapbook. Well, I have been scrapbooking. However, as I've mentioned in the past, I just can't NOT scrapbook things. As my fridge magnet says "If it's not in the scrapbook, it didn't happen". So, therefore, EVERYTHING must be in the scrapbook. I've probably worked on it almost every other day, even if it was just for 5 minutes at a time, so that's a huge accomplishment. However, because I do SO many pages, I've BARELY caught up at all. One month ago I was working on a layout from Tyler's birthday (August 24, 2006). One month later I'm working on a layout from September 30, 2006. So, in one month time I've progressed to 1 month and 6 days time in my scrapbook. LOL! I know, I'm crazy that I kept track of this, but even at this rate I'll be caught up by 2027.