PS- Doctors appointment was wonderful! We are on the books and scheduled for Friday, February 26th at 8:00 a.m. for our little Emily to begin making her debut!! Only 4 weeks away. We can't wait!!!
Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I have attempted to challenge myself (and my fellow mommy friends) to try and do something new with their toddler everyday. It doesn't take much to get bored and tired of the same old same old day in and day out. Yesterday I introduced her to a new set of cars. She loved them. We played with some balloons today and I got out some pots and pans and they occupied Caroline for about 45 minutes! We rolled cars on cookie sheets, banged the pots as loud as we could, and then she started a very serious endeavour of putting the cars in the pot, taking them out, putting them in, taking them out- over and over. She loves doing this and I love watching her. After we did this for awhile, she decided she needed to be in the pot as well. She knew it was silly and laughed most of the time but was dead set on sitting in it....and then decided the cars needed to join her....and the stuffed animals around needed in the pot too. It was fun. I'm sure that as soon as she is up from her nap this afternoon we will play with it some more. Thank heavens for easily entertained toddlers!Other random news...
If you notice her precious little face has red spots on it it is because she has a little infection going on around her mouth- I thought it was just cold weather + drool...but after a doctors visit yesterday we came home with an antibiotic. Poor thing. It doesn't bother her, but it looks awful!
Her hair may look a little greased up...she is now styling it with her fingers during mealtime- pizza sauce, chicken grease, a little of this, a little of that. Love it. She always smells nice and appetizing. :)
She is in love with her blankie now. It must accompany her out of the crib and all throughout the house...even at bath time. She wanted it to take a bath with her, but she finally settled for having it sit on the toilet. :)
Caroline has blossomed into a full fledged tantrum thrower! :) I knew it would come...and the day is here. Pray for me!!! I am not going to give in and pacify her every whim, so I pick my battles wisely. She likes to get her way, and does not like to be told no...kind of like everyone else on the planet I guess. She is learning, but I must say I think her red hair gives her fits a little bit of flare!
She loves snack...and wants a snack all day long. No surprise to anyone that has known her very long! :)Apple juice is her favorite and she will drink her whole cup in one gulp practically...turning it all the way upside down and getting every ounce out. Hilarious...but makes for a lot more diaper changes.
No surprise here...but she has huge feet!! Wonder where that comes from? She is wearing a size 5 now...some 4's, but I am afraid they are squeezing her little toes.
She weighed 24 lb. 10n oz yesterday at the doctor. I guess she doesn't go back until about 15 or 18 months...not sure which one.
I go to the doctor tomorrow for my 35 week appointment. I will not be reporting how much I weigh afterwards. :) I will let you know if anything fun comes out of it though.
Brad is finishing up his plastics rotation and will start general surgery on Monday. Only 3 weeks of it though bc he is taking the last week of Feb. for vacation and the 1st week of March will be paternity leave!! We can't wait!
It's supposed to snow tomorrow. We'll see.
She likes to feed her animals and baby dolls her own snack- especially giving them juice and milk from her cup. It's precious.
Now if this blog wasn't interesting, I'm just not sure what would entertain you! :) Just kidding.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Caroline has finally started to say "Uh oh"...thanks to her sweet friend Mary Ellen I think! We had dinner with them the other night and after Mary Ellen said a big "uh oh" Caroline repeated it perfectly! In this video she has captured the remotes...which is a "no no" but it got some good footage to show off her new words. :)
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Brad was off yesterday and today so we have been in heaven! I haven't felt the greatest today- could be because of my TOTAL lack of sleep...the bags under my eyes are pleading for some sleep. Maybe tonight....I'll try to be optimistic.
So here are a few pictures to keep you entertained from our laid back weekend.
Thats really all I have. Nothing very important or fun...but something for the grandparents to look at! :)
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
(Chair always wins unfortunately and this usually ends up with some bumps and bruises!)
(Safer choice of my little WWF girl)
Reading and Book Butchering
(She loves her board books, but has just found out that her paperbooks are MUCH more fun)
(this was our first one...she liked it as long as I was playing with her)
(Bumble Bee, Alien, Baby, and Duck made it to the party!)
(This is where the giggles really come out each day...I love it, although I am sure Emily is ready to be OUT of my poor belly and in the fun!)
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Brad was supposed to come home from working all day on Wednesday night- but he didn't come home at all. He got caught up in surgeries the entire night long and didn't make it out of the hospital until around 10 the next morning. When he is supposed to do this, it's no big deal. When he is supposed to come home and doesn't, I panic. So yesterday morning when I realized that I had no hubby in bed with me- yes it took me until 6:30 to realize this....I popped a benadryl the night before because I can't sleep being this round and pregnant- I started panicking. I knew there was ice and snow out and I worried something had happened to him on his way home last night. He doesn't answer his phone, texts, or anything...UNTIL almost 8:00. He had just walked out of the OR and was exhausted- but alive! So he came home and slept while I took Caroline to a friends house to play during my doctors appt. Brad actually woke from his slumber to come meet me for the doctor's appointment, then headed back home to bed again. We got to talk a few minutes in the waiting room at the office...that has started to count for our "romantic dates". Pretty sad. But anyway, I picked Caroline up and we played all afternoon at home until dinner, when daddy arose from the dead after being paged several times from the hospital. He has 2 pagers with him at all times this month...and he's the only resident on his rotation- plastic surgery. So anyway, we eat dinner together, he bathes Caroline, we put her to bed, and pretty soon after that we are in bed ourselves. We never make it more than an hour or 2 max after baby girl is asleep. So we got to talk for maybe....30 minutes? Who knows, but that is kind of the norm these days. We get to bed and both of us conk out exhausted from our previous day/night.
We forgot it was going to be in the single digits temp wise outside. Brad forgot and forgot to tell me that our landlord called to remind him to leave the water running so our pipes wouldn't freeze.
We toss and turn all night long because his pagers go off at least 4 times during the night- which means he has to turn on the light, call the nurses and solve issues over the phone. Well as uncomfortable as I was, I didn't really mind because I was awake tossing and turning myself trying to figure out creative ways to lay on my beach ball baby. I enjoyed hearing the medical chit chat and probably learned a few phrases. Well at 1 o'clock after a few phone calls and pages Brad had to get up, get dressed and go into the hospital to help a patient. Poor guy. As I took advantage of the empty bed and sprawled out to enjoy a little more room, I reminded him to eat a banana. In case he got stuck there until the next day, I wanted him to be fed. I have no idea how long he was gone, but he did return to bed at some point in the wee hours. He told me he had in fact eaten a banana, a honey bun, and drank a mocha frappachino that we had in our fridge. :) The pagers went off a couple more times until it was around 6:15 and Caroline started stirring. We had the monitor so we got to watch her play and talk a little. Brad didn't have to get up and out the door til around 7 so he actually was at the house when she woke up this a.m. I went to get baby, he went to get a shower....only I succeeded.
Our hot water wasn't working. The cold water, yes. But no hot. Then it hit my sweet tired husband.... "Oh, John left me a message about leaving our water running. I forgot." So we don't stress it, he does his hair all cute and spiked up, turns the water on NOW, and leaves for work....asking ME to call the landlord and do the dirty work. :) I am afraid to call the guy, so at 8:30 when Brad calls to check on things he decided to call the landlord himself. He did. Not a good response. Understandably. So, it's in our hands. I call my dad and try to figure out if there is anything I can do...hahahha. First assignment- find the hot water heater. After searching for about 30 minutes in all our closets, etc. Brad texts me that it is in our attic. I put Caroline down for her nap, bundle up in hats, gloves, coats and boots and head up into the attic VERY CAREFULLY to find this thing. I found it, called dad and we hem hawed around trying to figure things out, but I was clueless. After freezing my tail off I came down, called the landlord and told him to send a plumber out- we would take full responsibility for it and hopefully be able to get it fixed. So here we are now, waiting to hear from plumber. We'll see.
So that was just the biggest ordeal this a.m. To add to my morning were these fun things...
-Caroline was a tad fussy and didn't want to do anything this morning but be with her daddy- who was running out the door as fast as lightening.
-All Caroline wants to eat is oranges- or clementines (little ones w/o seeds) It makes her day to start breakfast off with one of those. As she is downing that I decided to make her eggs and sausage for breakfast. After flipping sausage all around and onto the floor (my coordination wasn't awake yet) and getting grease everywhere, the fire alarm in the kitchen started going off. Caroline nor the cat enjoyed this. I pulled it off the wall and just took the battery out. There was no smoke...just the threat of smoke I think. Aggravating!
-After she ate I reached for a cloth to wipe her down and realize- I can't use freezing cold water to do this! So like the pioneer days I get out a pot and boil some water to use. I felt like Laura Ingles. I know I will have to do it again at lunch time, so the pot is still there.
-And I am not really feeling the greatest with this baby thing this a.m. I feel like I should be sitting, and will for the rest of the day bc things aren't really feeling right. Everything will just have to wait.
And the day isn't even close to being 1/2 done. So the adventure begins...and my hubby already knows that he won't be home until late late late because his doctor he is working with continues to add on new cases to their work load today. So maybe he will make it home, maybe not.
I am happy for Brad because tomorrow night he gets to go on a hunting adventure- something he has been dying to do. One of his patients gave him and a buddy a free night at a hunting lodge, meals, and a free day on the land to go duck hunting. Brad's never been duck hunting, but he is excited. I hope it works out for him...he needs some kind of fun. BUT that means mommy and Caroline will be home alone again tomorrow night. He debated on leaving us, but I really want him to go. I am a bit nervous bc everyone around here told him that the ducks are not around if there is a freeze...which obviously, we are currently right in the middle of. It feels like -2 outside, is 7 degrees, and will only get up to the high teens today. Either way, we are being optimistic about his trip and even if he just gets a fun night at a lodge with good food, hopefully it will be a fun time.
Ok, I'm going to clean up the toys in the living room so that when little goose wakes up we can start round 2 with a clean room. :)
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Our little snow this past Monday...supposed to snow again on Thursday! :) I wasn't brave enough to get Caroline out in it...maybe next time??