Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Just this morning at the library I realized Ryan has peed upwards all over not only his pants, but the entire front of his shirt. How do I make this guy keep his peepee in his pants?
Sunday, March 25, 2012
For Adam, it was working on a home project. In this case, painting one of the walls in the nursery.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Changed 2 poopy diapers
Mowed the back lawn
Changed the sheets on Ryan's bed
Made chocolate chip cookies from scratch
Dealt with 2 toddler tantrums
Prepared Ryan's 3 meals and a snack
Wrapped a birthday present
Did 3 loads of laundry (And put it all away!)
Played with choo-choo trains
Filled out a 10-page speech evaluation on Ryan
Walked around the Newark Lake twice (Total = 2.5 miles)
Gave Ryan a bath
Did 2 loads of dishes
Had 4 Braxton Hicks contractions
Got woken up at 5:30am by my husband and toddler
Watched Mickey Mouse with Ryan
Went grocery shopping
At the end of the day I felt so accomplished.
And oh so tired.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
People say that you forget the pain as soon as the baby is born, but I have to say that was not the case for me. Despite getting an epidural, I still felt some of the pain, and I will never forget that horrible feeling of having my insides twisted and stabbed prior to having the epidural. With all that being said, I am actually getting excited about labor the 2nd time around.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Ryan do not drink the bath water.
No! Do not touch the poop!
It's a wonder he doesn't get sick more often.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Just to compare, here I am at the same point in my pregnancy with Ryan. A little bigger all over, but I think my belly bump looks the same. What do you think?
This week I have felt pretty good. I took my glucose test last week. Drank the 50 grams of glucose and then had my blood drawn an hour later. They check to make sure my blood sugar does not surpass 140, which would indicate gestational diabetes. Well, mine was 57. So I must have un-diabetes or something. My nurse asked me if I had thrown up before the test because my blood sugar was so low. Umm no, I had actually eaten a substantial protein-filled breakfast.
This week we also started setting up the nursey! It's such a relief for me to get this started. I will share pictures once it's all done.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
But sometimes Ryan goes off course. There are definitely moments when I catch myself about to tell him to hurry up, to stop walking on neighbors' lawns, to not get so distracted by the slightest tweet, bark, or slamming car door.
But then I realize these walks are not about the end destination, but rather the journey itself and all the new things to discover along the way. A lot like parenthood, don't you think?
Thursday, March 8, 2012
He even makes the puckering sound with his lips when he goes in for a smooch. All I have to do is ask, and he will almost always plant one on my lips. So cute!
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Total Weight Gain: 27 pounds
Blood Pressure: 114/74
Baby's Heartrate: Unknown
Remember how after last month's appointment I left hoping I wouldn't gain any weight this month? You know, to balance out the 7 pounds I gained last month? Yea. That didn't exactly happen. 9 Pounds gained this month. Once again I was concerned and honestly, embarrassed. But my midwife was completely calm about it. She said some women gain more during certain periods of their pregnancy. My blood pressure is great, so she wasn't the least bit concerned. She suggested I try to get out for a walk most days, which is something I can easily do.
I did mention to her that I've noticed a little bit of swelling in my lower legs and feet, particularly in the evenings. She said to try and put my feet up when I notice this happening. Hmm, easier said than done.
Baby was moving all over the place today during the appointment. My midwife was unable to count his heartrate because he was so active. She asked if Ryan was like this in the womb. I said yes. Uh oh.
I know I haven't posted a belly pic in a long time. I'll try harder this week. It's just really hard to take a picture of myself when Ryan is tugging on my legs so hard my pants are falling off. No, I'm not exaggerating. This is my glamorous life.
My glucose test is tomorrow. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Of course another tantrum began as soon as I picked him up to leave. But for a little while, I was able to make my child happy!
Friday, March 2, 2012
1 Head Cauliflower, washed and chopped
1 Sprig fresh Rosemary (Strip off of stem and chop finely)
3) Once soft, mash the cauliflower as much as possible. (I use a potato masher)4) Remove from heat. Add pasta, remaining chicken broth, and cheese. Stir until combined and very cheesy. If the cauliflower sauce is too chick, add more water or stock. Season with salt and pepper.It may look very tan and boring, but I promise it tastes great!
Thursday, March 1, 2012
I eventually got a bandaid on Ryan's head and he fell asleep in the car. But for the rest of the day, he kept ripping off his bandaids. I found bloody bandaids stuck to the wall and furniture all afternoon.I know that with 2 little boys in this household (plus Adam!) this is only the beginning of many "owies".