December 28, 2006
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December 14, 2006
December 11, 2006
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November 13, 2006
November 10, 2006
November 05, 2006
** take 3 steps! Repeatedly! He loves to walk.
** Steer his walker like a champ. 3 point turns to turn around and all.
** meals are mostly table food followed by a bottle (ie. sandwiches! peas, carrots, fruit cups, black-eyed peas, yogurt, nuggets, bagels and cream cheese, ABCs and 123s, cheese sticks, crackers, rolls, bread (all wheat products), cantelope, banana)
** stand independently for long periods
** indicate wants by pointing specifically at things and saying "This!"
** Say big brother's name, "mama", and "dada"
** tell you that dogs say "woof"
** point at items (like if you ask where is the fan?)
** put balls in a tube
** turn canister over to get balls back out
** crawl amazingly fast
** hug and kiss!
** get angry when you say no!
** actually OBEY when you say no!
** refuses high chair, he prefers to sit at the table w/the family
** come looking for me
It's been a great 10.5 months!
November 02, 2006
October 31, 2006
October 26, 2006
So tonight, ready for a fight, I distracted him and got the whole 2.0 mL into his mouth. Since he wasn't ready - you guessed it - gagged and threw up (luckily, I am smart enough to at least be near a sink)...
So I cleaned him up and thought...well, he still needs the medicine. I filled the dropper. Set him on the counter and asked him to open up. Viola. Easy as pie.
I am a dumbass sometimes.
You guessed it - someone else came to visit w/a cold. And now BOTH my sons have it.
October 24, 2006
Last night I tried to tip the delivery guy - he wouldn't take it! I love it when stuff like that happens, makes me want to tip more! But he said all I can do is leave on-line feedback, and you can bet I will leave them some fabulous feedback!
Countdown to hubby's return: November 3! Next Friday! Only one more weekend left (and our anniversary too, unfortunately, on Halloween, but shhhh, let's not talk about that!)...
and did I mention that I am tired?
Pregnancy update: 14 weeks 2 days today!
October 20, 2006
October 18, 2006
October 17, 2006
October 16, 2006
October 13, 2006
With a surprise and unmedicated cycle pregnancy, I have NO SYMPTOMS. I would not know now I was pregnant were it not for the pregnancy tests, sonograms, doppler checks on the heartbeat. Well, except for this huge bump growing straight out the front of my belly. No symptoms at all. Well, I'm tired, but that could be taking care of the kids myself for weeks and weeks or being pregnant. I'm going to guess BOTH.
So, I wish I had a great pregnancy post, but alas, no. BUT it is SO HARD to eat right w/this one, as I have no spare time to make myself something yummy at dinner time. And at work, the only decent food that isn't fast food is sandwiches, which are not allowed for pregnant women, so I eat grilled chicken sandwiches from Burger King quite a bit.
So I'm 13 weeks tomorrow, which means only 5 or 6 more weeks until the big sonogram! That is the exciting date I've got my eye on, let me tell you!!!!
October 11, 2006
Even though it was a sad occaision, we, as a family, had a wonderful time visiting with each other and telling fond stories of PopPop. I learned quite a bit about the man over the last 2 days and am very honored that my children are descendents of him. He was a great man.
October 09, 2006
October 03, 2006
October 02, 2006
September 28, 2006
September 27, 2006
September 25, 2006
September 22, 2006
September 21, 2006
September 18, 2006
September 12, 2006
September 11, 2006
September 08, 2006
September 05, 2006
August 30, 2006
August 26, 2006
So, as anal as I was about letting my kids play with other kids who simply have colds (because their parents think it's no big deal to share those germs) I am going to be MORE ANAL now - because I've been cleaning up vomit at least once a day since tuesday ( a couple of days TWICE ) - BabyT gets up now TWICE at night - once for meds and once to eat AND he's barely eating during the day because the cold makes him not hungry. I will throw a fit if someone brings kids w/a cold over to my house now. Or lets us come over w/out proper warning. Or they will be getting a phone call every damn time I have to get up in the middle of the night w/the baby because of them.
(yes, the lack of sleep is making me cranky, why do you ask?)
This means they must make a left turn across 2 lanes of traffic headed east bound, plus the lane turning into the airport, plus the lane for east bound people to turn left also at that intersection. Also, there are usually a ton of cars already on the main road, headed west bound. AND a good number of THEM turning left INTO the airport as well. So at this intersection, the people exiting the airport to head west bound must yield to both the people headed east and west on the big road (2 lanes EACH) but the west-bound people wishing to turn left into the airport.
Well, this traffic setup, especially at rush hour, causes a great backup of people coming out of the airport, waiting to turn left. And they get really impatient. Many times, as we are headed east or west bound on that road, we've almost T-boned people darting recklessly across as they feel they've already waited long enough - not realizing I'm sure the exact impact a large SUV like mine will have on their car if I can't stop in time.
This airport exit is so dangerous, even when we are exiting the aiport to come home, we take a longer route to avoid it - we've seen NUMEROUS accidents there. And they are always VERY SERIOUS.
So yesterday I have to pick up Sarah from the airport to return to my house to get her car. We exit the airport via the long route to avoid that intersection. As we are west bound on the main road, traffic comes to a standstill. Hmmm.
Eventually, traffic brings us to a County Sheriff directing traffic into an office park. Everyone seems to be blindly following her direction.
I stop and roll down my window "excuse me! We can't detour into there - there's NO OUTLET! IT IS NOT A DTEOUR, JUST AN OFFICE PARK WITH NO OTHER EXIT! Also - i live on this main road! I cannot turn around, THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO MY HOUSE"
She just tells me to go into the office park, seeming irritated that I question her authority. I reiterate that THERE IS NO OTHER WAY HOME, AND HAVING EVERYONE PULL INTO THE LOT IS DUMB. I just wanted to wait in line for the road to re-open, but apparently that was not allowed either. (NOTE that in December, the police routed us into an office park for an accident as well. Then they reopened the road w/out letting the office park people out first - well, the people that had to sit west bound (which got there after the office park filled up) wouldn't let us out, because they were so impatient. That evening, it took me 2 and 1/2 hours to go the 1/2 mile to my house from that office park. I hate the sheriff's department assinine traffic rules - why couldn't WE wait on the main road? Why fill up the office park first? There are WAY more cars than would ever fit into that office park, so it's not like they had a hope of clearing the road)...
So I turn around and head back to the airport, thinking maybe if I take that bad exit, it'll bring me back out onto the main road at a point after the accident. Nope - that is where the accident is. ( the road ends up being shut down for an hour and a 1/2! They had to bring in a helicopter) Not that I want anyone to be hurt, but I can only hope the people that are seriously hurt are the ones that caused the accident, not the people that were just driving along when they darted out. It seems to me, the ones darting out would be more hurt, as they usually get Tboned.
Anyways - we can't get out that way - as all EIGHT LANES (4 travel and 4 turn lanes) are blocked by firetrucks and ambulances. So I turn around AGAIN and go back into the airport to the exit for the Greenway (a $3 per trip) road to get home. To go the FOUR MILES to my house took us over an hour. Because the County won't put a stoplight there. There need to be 3 DEATHS/serious incidents at an intersection before they're required. BUT the accident has to be offically reported, and emergency personnel are not required to report them, so they usually don't get reported. Someone has to take the time to call and report and no one ever does. Peronally, I've seen the remnants of way more than 3 serious accidents there, but no light yet.
August 25, 2006
August 24, 2006
August 23, 2006
August 22, 2006
August 21, 2006
August 18, 2006
I've been so busy - it seems like BabyT might be on the road to sleeping well again - the vacation and the teething took quite a toll! I think he's cutting his 4 top teeth all at once.
Big news coming, I promise!
August 16, 2006
August 15, 2006
August 13, 2006
There are 2 ways to slant the vacation --> how much fun we had (and we DID!) and how much god-awful-lot of work it was...
- swimming out in the deeper ocean with Son. I would carry him out to 5 1/2 feet or so and we'd swim around together.
- watching the kids enjoy their extended family
- going to the Pavillion and watching Son ride the water ride (a big person ride) AND LOVE it
- taking Son to play Mini-golf
- watching BabyT in the sand! SAND!
- getting a few relaxing rays of sun (like 2 seconds worth)
- carrying 42 pd son out into the wavy ocean trying not to get dunked!
- BabyT not sleeping well at all
- keeping BabyT off the gross floor at the beachhouse
- occupying babyT w/out the usual array of "baby stations" (ie. exersaucer, living room basket, activity center, etc)
- trying to feed both kids at once while everyone else is also trying to get breakfast
- BabyT throwing up a couple of times (reflux)
BUT it was a blast and I wouldn't change a thing (ok, maybe I'd trade the throwing up for some chocolate or something!)
August 10, 2006
August 04, 2006
Thinking we STILL have too much to fit in the car, I've cut out a whole large suitcase and box of stuff. We'll see. My mom is bringing herself (which takes up a seat) and a very large suitcase (funny, the clothes for ALL FOUR OF US, plus some towels fit into a large suitcase also, but whatever).
Wish us luck packing!
So far we have:
2 large suitcases (ours + mom's)
1 box towels/sheets
1 backpack carrier
2 sunshades for on the beach
1 baby portable highchair
1 golf clubs & bag
1 small clothes basket of shoes
1 toiletries bag
1 box misc (sunscreen, TIDE, baby oatmeal)
ALSO! Congrats to JENN on having her twins! YAY JENN and I can't wait for pics of those cuties!
August 03, 2006
Hubby & Sons got me an IPOD!
Mother-in-law got me Cheryl&Co birthday cookies!
Hubby's Dad and L got me earrings!
Work group got me an ice-cream brownie!
My Mom gave me spending money for OUR VACATION NEXT WEEK! YAHOO! MYRTLE BEACH, HERE WE COME!
And BabyT gave me the best present ever - 2 full nights of sleep!YAY for small miracles!
August 02, 2006
August 01, 2006
Seriously? What is his problem? It's not like the paper can only be read once then the words go away or something...who cares if I was *looking* at it. What an ass.
July 28, 2006
It was a busy week - we're building our code base for the beta release TOMORROW so I've been crazy busy at work, yet unable to stay late due to other obligations (like a pedicure appt Wednesday after work that I couldn't miss due to the fancy awards dinner for my hubby after work Thursday)...and forget squeezing in a workout!
AND I called my OB since the Metformin isn't doing a good job at regulating my cycles, so she upped my dose (we are NOT trying to get pregnant -but our birth control method is "charting" and if you don't ovulate regularly, it's a pain in the ass)...
We're leaving tomorrow to see our fabulous relatives in PA and I haven't packed a thing yet, but home w/the 2 kids all day today, I will more than likely NOT HAVE TIME to pack! Yikes!!!
Both kiddies are doing great! TMan pulled into a sitting position yesterday, and is wobblying up on his hands and knees, ready to fullon crawl any day ( he does a pseudo commando crawl now, and he's DAMN FAST)...
July 25, 2006
July 20, 2006
I have to work tomorrow, to make up for missing Monday at work. Boo hiss.
Saturday we have family portraits, which while exciting! Is a lot of work. AND it's going to be seventy-bajillion degrees.
Sunday, we have a birthday party for one of Son's friends that recently moved. And this party is very far away. And late in the evening. SO I will be very tired, esp. when i have to get up the next day at 4:30 a.m. AND since we have to leave the house much earlier than party start time to get there on time... it all makes for a long day!
BUT hopefully hubby and I will get some house organization done this weekend, so there's that ...right? right? Cleaning out the playroom is fun, yes? No?
ALSO - my baby has super human powers! Remember, he's exactly 7 months old. HE GOT OUT OF HIS EXERSAUCER. It is unbelieveable. I have no idea how he did it, but he did! So I guess no more putting him in it while I go shopping at the mall anymore huh? (hahaha, just kidding!)....
July 15, 2006
We LOVE it and so does BabyT. The little bag is a great size and you can put stuff in the stroller basket even when it's on your back. AND Hubby can put the baby in it and get it on all by himself! What a great product!
July 14, 2006
July 13, 2006
July 12, 2006
July 10, 2006
BabyT had his 6 month check last week! 90% in weight. At 20 POUNDS, I find it hard to believe that 10 % of children weigh MORE than he does. Good golly, that's a lot of weight to be hauling around! He's NOT EVEN ON THE CHART IN HEIGHT, coming in at 29 and 1/2 inches...NOT ON THE CHART. Amazing. He and son both have December birthdays, so I thought all of son's clothes would be perfect for BabyT, as they should've been close in size. But BabyT is now wearing the clothes Son wore in his SECOND SUMMER, when he was 18 months old! Dang!
July 07, 2006
SO! You're mission, if you choose to accept it, is to DELURK and leave me your URL so I can add you to my bloglines! Just like my TIVO, I can be SO MUCH more efficient if I only have to visit sites that have updates!!!! LOVING IT!
July 05, 2006
We went to Purcellville, VA for the Loudoun County 4th Of July parade. It was great, as usual (we've been EVERY year they've had it - my grandma lives in Purcellville and her birthday is 4th of July, so we're in PVille wether there is stuff going on for the 4th or not)...Even BabyT loved the parade, which surprised us because it was so loud with all the emergency vehicles in it!
Then lunch at grandma's. Then off to Leesburg for a pool party / BBQ. Also, fantastic! We love those particular friends of ours and Son had a BLAST swimming in their pool!
June 29, 2006
Hubby has been doing a GREAT job - having the kids all by himself all week! He's been taking them to my mom's before work, picking them up, taking older Son to swimming lessons. AND keeping the house super-clean to help my sanity level (dirty house = crazy mom). I am SO AMAZED. He's been washing all the baby bottles and even DOING LAUNDRY. And not ONE SINGLE complaint.
So, hubby, if you read this, thank you. For being so wonderful.
June 27, 2006
June 25, 2006
So Thursday we added 1 ounce to each bottle feeding and one more solids feeding per day.
He threw up Saturday.
He threw up TWICE today (Sunday).
I think it's because we're over feeding him, but it's confusing since TWO of the vomit-blasts were at the BEGINNING of a feeding, when he was very hungry. I would think it would be at the end of a feeding or shortly after. So, for today anyway, we're scaled back to 4-5 ounces at a feeding and only 1 solids this evening. If all goes well, we'll be back on our old scheule, with maybe just the addition of the one extra solids meal. We'll see. The real bummer is that Thursday night, HE SLEPT ALL NIGHT. Damn. Friday night too.
June 21, 2006
June 20, 2006
June 19, 2006
June 15, 2006
(actually, I sent hubby to store to find Edy's ice cream sandwich ice cream but he came back with an acceptable substitute!)
Update: here's the link for the ice cream sandwich ice cream! http://www.edys.com/brand/grand/flavor.asp?b=134&f=1610
June 14, 2006
Recap: me and girl friends have arrived in San Jose to have a girls'
weekend and baby shower!
Friday morning: after going to bed at 3 a.m. local time (6 a.m. East
Coast Time!)... my friend that lives in San Jose, SMG, arrives after
dropping her son off at preschool at 9:45 a.m. She finds me and other
friend SK in bed.
We sit around and have girly-chat time for 2 hours! Soon we are
joined by other friend SB. Who knew we've all discovered Secret
deodorant stops working after a time and you need to alternate it w/a
different brand for effectiveness! Also discussion on Brazillian
Laser Light treatments ensues (verdict from friend having it done: by
treatment #2 out of 5, the light is turned up so high it's quite
painful, but yet still NEAT-O).
Decide to go visit SMG's hubby, who works at G00GLE and have lunch
with him there (we love her hubby, he's great!).
There's not much I can say publicly, except that it was SO COOL I
cannot even begin to express it in words. By far, the hit of the day
( other than the FREE FOOD CAFETERIA stocked with organic foods of
your choice and free Ben & Jerry's ice cream ) were the Japanese
toilets that they had installed there!
Please see this picture that someone else :
These are GREAT! So we 5 ladies tromp on in there and as each of us
sat down, there was an audible "oooooh!" when we sat on the WARMED
TOILET SEAT! How nice! Especially since the building was freezing!
THEN, one by one my friends pressed the "front" button, or what they
thought was the front, but I guess they each accidentally pressed
"rear" and then an audible "hey!!!!" from each as the water turned on!
It was HILARIOUS (I did not partake in the washing though, I didn't
trust that they dryer would work well enough for my taste and who
wants to be wet down there wandering around?)
BUT MORE HILARIOUS was when we exited the restroom and there was SMG's
hubby sitting outside the door wondering what the HELL-a was going on
in the bathroom - apparently he could hear quite the commotion. It
was so funny!!!!!!
More later - this is a long entry...coming up, dinner and a baby shower!
June 12, 2006
Oh what a GREAT weekend!
For starters, BabyT has returned to 1 wake-up a night, which is
totally tolerable! Yay Sleep!
Friday, hubby got off work early and we met him at ToysRUs so that son
could get his first bike!!!! SO amazing! And of course, he's a great
rider! So now we can be the cute family riding bikes w/the baby on
Saturday I got to sleep in a bit - then just hung out with the kids
all day. I had a 6:30 appt to get a pedicure...then on a whim picked
up dinner to go at Chipotle! We had never eaten food from there
before and ....WOW! That place is GREAT! Hubby and I are SO PICKY
about what's in our food, most mexican places put too much stuff in
the food that we don't like - but at Chipotle, I get to decide! No
veggies and veggie-like toppings for us! Meat, cheese and rice!
Yesterday we had the sitter come for a trial to see if she could
handle both kids - she did GREAT. Son loved her and so did we (BabyT
did too, but he likes everyone in the world, except my Grandma). We
got SO MUCH done around the house. Hubby picked up blinds from Lowes
and put them up, along w/our custom window treatments from our old
house from our old family room into our new bedroom and they look
GREAT (I'm loving the all-caps today!). The blinds make such a
difference (we had paper blinds) - it's like real adults live there,
not just hubby and me!
And the summary from the California trip is coming soon I promise,
just need some time to write it!
June 08, 2006
The past couple of days, people seem to not be looking in the mirror -
or maybe just not caring anymore?
- lady in a red tank sweater with black dressy pants....and OLD TEVAS!
- lady in nice dressy black skirt, with a white top made of very thin
fabric - so muc so that the seams appeared SUPER WHITE because the
rest of the shirt was so thin. AND old ratty flip flops?!
- young woman in cool multi-length trendy skirt, little jean
jacket....and tennis shoes???
- a woman in a white dress, once again in such thin material that any
seam or area of double material (like around the neck, where they sew
the tag in) is SUPER WHITE because it's 2 layers of white material and
Why dress so cute if you're going to wear shoes that undo all the cuteness??
June 07, 2006
Surprise! Not only can BabyT sit unassisted (for short amts of time)
he CAN CRAWL/SCOOT! I thought babies could only do one or the other
until they perfected the first skill. Either that is not true or
I've given birth to a super-genious (which is ENTIRELY possible :-)
Let the fun begin! We've scheduled a babysitter to come Sunday so we
can make the family room "BabyT friendly" - meaning moving all of
son's toys that are a choking hazard out of that room (like Star Wars
Figures guns, Lego pieces, etc.)...
So exciting moves afoot in our house!
June 06, 2006
So - last Thursday all us girlies arrive in San Jose! SO much fun!
We were supposed to go right to bed (11 p.m. San Jose time) and meet
our friend that lives there in the morning (the pregnant one!) - but I
needed snacks from the grocery store, then the sisters decided we
needed wine...and you can guess the rest. We went to bed at 3 a.m.
local time (6 a.m. my time!!!) -yikes! It is SO NICE to just hang
with your girlfriends and chat and hear what's going on in there lives
(my friend E is being chased by an VeryImportant Internet CEO! SO
More later - gotta get back to work! Watch for Friday's events recap
June 05, 2006
I don't have time to blog right now, but here's what's coming....
- what happens when 5 women encounter the fANCY Japanese toilets at
- Monterey is GORGEOUS!
- more evidence that people on planes are asses
- why I love my girlfriends!
- what I ate this weekend and why I'm happy about it!
- how one can be up for 26 HOURS straight!
June 01, 2006
This weekend is it! We're all flying to see my girlfriend that is
pregnant to have a baby shower and a girly weekend! I can't wait - am
almost packed and ready to go for my flight tonight!
I already miss my kids and hubby - that part of the weekend will be
really hard. But of course, I will struggle through. :-)
Have a great weekend!
May 30, 2006
HELP! My DS (born 12/17/05) was sleeping THRU THE NIGHT until 3 weeks
ago when a certain someone brought over her damn kids and they had
colds. Well, shockingly, the baby caught their cold. So throughout
his cold, he had to get up twice a night just to take cold medicine
and go right back to sleep. This was fine, as it was like getting up
for 5 minutes twice a night. No problem.
Well. Now he's all better, but he's getting up FOUR TIMES a night.
The first time, just to be rocked. Once to eat (about 1 a.m.).
Another time to be rocked. Then AGAIN to eat (Like at 3:30 a.m.).
And with each of these wake-ups. he is screaming hysterically, like
someone is cutting off his arms w/a dull knife. We do try to see if
he'll go back down w/just rocking instead of a bottle, but he tries to
fling himself out of our arms with back-arching if he's wanting a
bottle instead of being rocked. And continues screaming until his
bottle is ready.
So - crying it out isn't a solution for us, not w/the hystericall-ness
Anyone have suggestions, please??!!! I have to getup for work
everymorning at 4:20 a.m. and it's killing hubby and I (I take the 11
p.m. - 2 a.m. shift and he takes from 2 a.m. on)...
May 25, 2006
BTW - did anyone see Lost? Quite the episode - though not all the questions were answered like they said they would be!
May 23, 2006
Scene: you are in the building cafeteria. You would like an
EverythingBagel. You slice it open at the slicer counter and move
along to the toppings bar. There is whipped butter and whipped cream
cheese - each w/a spreading spatula stabbed into it.
A. Use the spreader to put a topping on your EverythingBagel,
depositing pieces of garlic, onion, and poppy seed into the cream
cheese with every swipe?
B. Get a "topping container" and fill it, put a top on it, then use a
plastic knife to actually spread the topping on the bagel once seated
at the breakfast table?
If you said A, PLEASE STOP IT NOW. IF I WANTED GARLIC AND ONIONS IN
MY CREAM CHEESE, I WOULD NOT BE USING THE CREAM CHEESE LABELED "CREAM
CHEESE" BUT INSTEAD WOULD BE LOOKING FOR THE "GARLIC & ONION AND
VARIOUS OTHER PIECES OF SOMEONE ELSE'S FOOD" BIN.
May 22, 2006
A lady wearing
<li>light blue ankle boots w/heel
<li>light blue panty hose
<li>denim skirt, slightly above ankle length, but not tea length.
Skirt has flower print and slit up the back.
<li>light blue turtle neck
<li><i>sante-fe print vest</i> (note: this is not the sante-fe vest
lady from before)
So. Obviously this person spends some time on how they look. How did
they decide on this particular combination?
May 18, 2006
SOMEONE SHOOT ME NOW.
Both boys started having cold symptoms IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.
Here's how our night went:
10 p.m. Lights out!
11 p.m.- I have to get up to turn Baby T over.
12 a.m. - Get up with Baby, notice he's stuffy. Give bottle and worry,
as I have no cold meds in the house (the last time he got a cold, he
was too young to have meds).
12:15 - hubby gets up to give tissues to Son who is also awake and stuffy.
2 a.m. - Roll baby T over again.
2:45 a.m. - Son requests someone cover him with blankets.
4:40 a.m. - Baby T fussy due to congestion. Thankfully hubby brings
him back into our room because I am getting ready to oversleep AGAIN
and have to get out of bed to make room for Baby T.
So, to sum it up, I'm TIRED!
But there is some good news! Apparently Baby T sat unsupported
yesterdeay briefly!! YAY! Go Baby T - sitting at 5 mos is a little
early, but WONDERFUL! (Note: I WILL NOT be ecstatic when he starts
crawling, and hopefully that is MONTHS away. Our house is a safety
nightmare w/Son's toys everywhere and they all have teeny-tiny
May 17, 2006
My alarm went off at it's usual time, preset to give me enough time to
blow dry my hair (which, BTW, is 4:25 a.m.). I turned off the alarm
but do not remember either laying back down or making a decision to
lay back down (many mornings I <i>will</i> have discussions with
myself about when I should get up vs. when I want to get up).
The next time I looked at the clock, it was the time I would get up if
I did not want to blow dry my hair (BTW, 5:11 a.m.). I cursed and
told my husband that I'd overslept. Once again, I do not remember
making any decision to either lay back down or even the laying back
The next time I looked at the clock, it was 5 minutes past my usual
"leave the house" time (BTW, 5:33 am). Crap. So, I got up finally.
Oh well. It's only my coworkers that have to suffer the visual
assault of the wavy hair. And I got extra sleep out of it!
May 16, 2006
did you know a frosted chocolate cupcake has 1/2 the fat and calories
of alittle baggie of Doritos? Did ya? I just found out and AM LOVING
IT. And I'm sure I'm losing weight because of this new information!
PS. If you've commented lots and I "know" you, I have a great pic of
the boys in their Mother's Day outfits! (hahaha, like I ever get LOTS
I finally ordered a new bathing suit for my girly-weekend coming up.
Having to wear a bathing suit in front of my 2 girlfriends that
haven't had kids and my one friend whose body LOOKS THE SAME after
giving birth to THREE is really stressing me out. But I found a
nice-looking tankini at Macy's in "chocolate" that should look nice.
So we'll see when it gets here (notice my tie in of chocolate, I am SO
CLEVER). I've already vowed to stand as close to the pregnant friend
at all times and in any picture so at least I'll be more shapely or
people won't notice me while looking at her.
Off to eat that yummy cupcake!
May 15, 2006
At about 4:15 a.m. this morning, I noted that it was POURING rain.
Well. My original plan was to get up at 4:20 am. and motor into work,
goto gym, then start my workday at 6:30 a.m. Well. That would
involve carrying my gym bag, my purse, my workclothes (on hangers), my
worklunch bag and an umbrella in the pouring rain at about 5 a.m. I
don't think so. I 'slept in' until 5:05 a.m. then got up for work. I
guess I'll have to try and squeeze in a workout this week, which is
usually IMPOSSIBLE with our schedules, but whatever.
I'm also thinking about a jog-stroller. This way, I could get a
workout in AND take care of the baby at the same time! Genious!
Anything going on in your neck of the woods? Not much in mine this
week...just working as previously scheduled! ;-)
May 13, 2006
May 09, 2006
Why would someone call a number, realize this is NOT THE RIGHT number
for the pesron they want to reach, and leave a message asking the
current-phone-number-holder to locate the person they were looking for
originally and have them return the call?
Jeesh. I am not your (or his) damn secretary or receptionist. When
you realize you have the wrong damn number, look up his new number
your damn self.
May 08, 2006
Son has a playdate today w/my best friend's son, who is also WAY into Star Wars, so we should have a good day!
May 05, 2006
17 pds 4 ounces. 27 3/4 inches tall. That's 95% folks. A big boy (Amalah's Noah was 15 pds and 27 1/2 inches at 4 months). He's my only basis of comparison right now, as all the other babies are either a lot older or a lot younger, but her stats are in the archives! So thanks Amalah - which is pronounced AIM-a-lah if you read her Smackdown (which I did, of course). I would never have pronounced that right in a million years. I'm loving all the posting she's doing, she's so funny...
Anyway - back to the porker, I mean, baby! Adorable! He got 2 shots today which REALLY PISSED HIM OFF based on the quantity of red-faced yelling he did about it. Then 2 more in 2 weeks when Dad can take him! The nurse didn't put his bandaid on right, which I only found out too late when he'd bled all over my new white polo shirt.
Hubby is a bleeder. Whatever amt is normal bleeding, he is usually running about double the blood loss. When he had knee surgery, and i needed to change the bandage after the first few hours, it literally SHOT blood across the room, like in a movie. Ditto on the wisdom tooth extraction. Apparently BabyT has the same gene.
Otherwise, a good visit. THOUGH when my older son started at this Pediatrician office, they had very few patients because the were new and took everyone's footprints to put on the wall. Now they have a ton of patients and need to repaint and THEY ARE GOING TO PAINT OVER THE FOOTPRINTS, OH MY GOD. Which is exactly the reaction the receptionist had when I told her I was running out to the car for my phone to take a picture. HOW CAN THEY DO THIS? I have no idea, but in 2 weeks, hubby is taking the good camera in case the painting hasn't been done yet!
May 02, 2006
But they are. They SOOOO are.
The only thing not different is the startling-ly fierce love I feel for each of them.
April 30, 2006
We had a LONG day playing in the cul-de-sac w/the neighbor kids (which left all of us, including the BABY, with sunburn, earning me WORST MOTHER EVER status!) and drinking beer (beer for the big kids only ;-)...Well, at 6:45 p.m. Son falls asleep on the couch so hubby puts him in bed. We look at each other with hopeful eyes - an evening w/out the kids? Dare we dream it so? Since baby T's bedtime is usually 8, it seemed like a very real possibility - then when Baby T was SCREAMING for his bedtime bottle at 7:30, we were almost giddy! Like schoolgirls I tell you!
Well...that was a funny plan, while it lasted. Baby T wouldn't go down until 8:30 p.m., which isn't bad, but Son woke up at 8:10 pretty much beside himself w/crankiness. He fussed and cried all the way into bed at 9 p.m. I hate to see him like that - so tired he can't even stand himself or communicate what might calm him down.
And we're all funny looking tonight because of our sunburns. How Baby T and I got burned I have no idea - Baby T took TWO naps under the umbrella, and then hubby and I took turns sitting UNDER the umbrella with him while we were outside. So imagine our surprise when the redness on his cheeks didn't go away when he cooled down. Of course, my face is ON FIRE as I type this!
April 26, 2006
Yikes! Yesterday son came down w/a HUGE CASE of allergies. Like
swollen face, red squinty eyes, sneezing and a river of snot ("mommy!
The boogies won't stop coming!")...
So I made an emergency appt w/his DR for today to get a script for
Zyrtec. They helped him IMMEDIATELY. Love modern medicine sometimes
(I'm still questioning of DRs in general, but when it comes to
allergies, I know my stuff and generally lead the DR down the path I
have chosen of treatment).
AND last night? Was the 3rd straight night of sleep in the Princess
household, Hooray! Let's go for 4!!!!!!!
April 25, 2006
Grrr…so some person in a Passat got pulled over on the main road
outside our development this morning. At 5:15 a.m. It is one lane
in each direction at that point. There is an office complex directly
on the left, with a HUGE parking lot. So where does the lady decide
to pull over for the cop? On the 'shoulder' of the road, except there
is not enough shoulder for her TINY car or the large Tahoe that the
County Sheriff was driving, so both of their vehicles were ½ out into
the travel lane of the main road. Nice. Even at 5:15 a.m., there was
a HUGE traffic jam because those of us traveling east-bound couldn't
drive by them if there was any oncoming traffic. I don't know why she
didn't pull in the parking lot or why the cop didn't TELL HER TO MOVE
her car into the lot, for the safety of both of them.
BTW – this is night #2 of Baby T sleeping all night un-interrupted!
Please, please, let's make it three!!!
April 24, 2006
Well. A lovely weekend!
Baby T slept all night last night! Hubby had to go in a couple of times and roll him back onto his back, but I guess around 6 a.m., he found a way to get comfy on his belly and settled down (Baby T, not hubby! ;-) Let's hope this trend continues! We are SO TIRED between getting up to feed him and having to work, it's exhausting to put it mildly. Of course, this doesn't fix the exhaustion that comes from having to get up at 4:30 a.m. Monday thru Thursday, but it could help a lot!'
My SIL had her baby shower yesterday - she's due at the end of May w/my little nephew. I can't wait! My brother put on the Baby Bjorn w/Baby T in it yesterday to see how he'd like it and it wasn't too bad it seems! I love this thing - one thing we cannot live without. And the food there was awesome, so much for my diet!!
I did get a run in on Friday and a lifting session and elliptical today (never as long as I'd like, but once again, I'll take what I can get!).
OH! And I found a new show "Honey, We're Killing The Kids!" - it's a show about totally unhealthy kids and their families. The DR shows the parents where the kids diet and lifestyle will take the kids when they are 40. It is AMAZING how some parents let their kids live. Of course, we let son eat quite a bit of sweets and play video games, but he spends roughly 2 hours a day (AT LEAST) outside running around at home, plus soccer once a week, plus he only gets 'dessert' if he's eaten his fruit for the meal. Anyway, the DR tries to get the whole family unit to change their ways. It's interesting - some parents give in and let the kids eat junk during the show anyway...some parents do really well. You should check it out!
April 19, 2006
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April 05, 2006
They are the Born Farlow sandals and they are SO COOL I can't stand it! (BTW, did I ever tell you I LOVE sandals!). I got a pedicure last weekend and even though it SNOWED this morning briefly, I wore sandals so as not to rub the whites off my french manicure. No tomboy in me, that's for sure!
April 04, 2006
The things I see at work have me laughing all the time. There was a guy delivering machines around to people today, and one fell off his cart. HUGE sound when it fell - he didn't even notice. Some guy going the other way in the hall stopped him and pointed it out. Ten bucks says there is a user somewhere trying to figure out why his computer doesn't work!
I also love the "fashions" that one sees in a building mixed w/people of different levels and positions. Today's lovely was a TEAL long-sleeved t-shirt dress with a red flannel shirt UNDERNEATH and red clogs. Very classy look, if you're going for farmers wife.
Stayed tuned tomorrow for an update on the weirdly dressed.
April 01, 2006
Not only do I NOT want to buy any of his crappy, no name furniture, if he rings that doorbell I'm going to have his head. I RACE through the house and rip the door open just as his finger reaches out for the doorbell.
"No thanks - my entire family is sleeping." And shut the door. They are JUST as annoying as telemarketers - what gives him the right to interupt my Saturday at home???
March 31, 2006
Baby T starts cereal tomorrow! I cannot believe he's that old, but lo and behold, 15 weeks tomorrow! The DR said 16 weeks, but who's counting!
Girl, Sara and Erika STILL haven't had their babies - here's hoping for a productive weekend for them!
Son started soccer this week. Even though he's the youngest in the class, he's apparently already the soccer master! (no, I'm not a wee bit overly proud!)
March 28, 2006
Over and out.
March 26, 2006
Also - I left him Saturday to entertain himself in the bouncy seat - when I returned, he was a FOUNTAIN (A FOUTAIN I TELL YOU) of vomit! It was STILL coming out and he had the hugest grin on his face, like "Mommy, look at my trick!". It would have been funny if we weren't on our way to a surprise party where it is sort of important to be on time. AND when I went to throw him in the shower with Dad, I discovered a massive poop too! Ah, the lives of parents of young children! Never a dull moment!
March 24, 2006
Also purchased - size 3 nipples! Baby T had a 6.5 ounce bottle in 20 minutes! Go Baby T!
Our Bumbo seats came today! LOVE THESE. Baby T loves the new position and it keeps him occupied for a while - and he can see what we're doing better! I highly HIGHLY recommend them for once the babies get their head control (somewhere between 2.5 months and 3 months!).
March 21, 2006
March 20, 2006
BUT 2 developers (out of 3!) quit today. They are young guys and got HUGE offers from smaller contracting companies so we'll see. Hopefully I don't get dumped on!
And my contracting boss is a gem. Love her lots.
Gotta run though - the house today, after Dad and two boys alone in it all day, is a MESS.
March 19, 2006
So tomorrow is the end of my maternity leave and it sucks. Luckily, I only have 4 day work weeks, but still. That's 4 days more a week than I was spending away from my boys! The idea that for 10 hours tomorrow, I have to go be with STRANGERS (I'm starting on a new contract) rather than my kids, is killing me.
March 17, 2006
I just ordered 2 of these (one for my mom's house)...
Will let you know how it works out.
3 months old is TOO YOUNG for the exersaucer though, just FYI. I did try it yesterday and it didn't work.
March 16, 2006
That is a good week. Many weeks include an extra load of undies for Son or an extra load of darks for adults (if Baby T spits up on us A LOT that week).
So I am pretty much always spinning something in the washer!
And this week, add
March 15, 2006
Ocean Wonders Bouncy seat
Well, a week after putting the toy bar on, when it blows the bubbles, it makes this HORRIBLE noise. SO LOUDLY.
I just called Fisher Price and they are sending a new toy bar! Yay for good customer service!!!
We rented this seat while in Beaver Creek, CO, and he LOVED it as well. The only issue is that it is smaller than the Ocean Wonders one and when he gets taller, he'll outgrow it faster, but man did he love that little bird!
Flutterbye Bouncy Seat!
Because he loved that bouncy seat so much, but it is too small to justify buying, we bought this Monday... (Flutterbye Deluxe Soft Gym)
And, of course, he loves this too. (that is NOT BabyT in the picture! That is Amazon's picture)
March 14, 2006
MAN does hauling 2 kids to my Mom's house early in the morning SUCK. It is depressing and I hate it already. Next week is REALLY GOING TO SUCK.
That is all. Tomorrow I will be spending another glorious day with just my two favorite little boys!
March 13, 2006
My husband is a tall guy. And well built. So on a plane, his knees literally have to be tucked in behind the seat in front of him. And it is quite uncomfortable for him if the person in front of him puts his seat back on most planes. Well, this one was really bad. The guy in front of him reclined his seat into hubby's knees. When the guy didn't get what he felt was the full recline, he kept trying to jam it back (I could see from across the aisle that he WAS fully reclined, BTW). Hubby pointed out that the continued rammning would do no good because his seat hwas now resting on his knees, the guy kept doing it for THREE HOURS. AND hubby was holding Baby T (his arms are more comfy for sleeping than mine, go figure). Nice huh? I wanted to get up and smack him. Even the stewardesses noticed, because they were quite rude to him (at the end of the flight, one stewardess put his seat up for him, while he was sleeping!)
Anyway, it's so great to be home! After having 2 kids in a hotel room all week, simply being home feels like a great luxury!