Sunday, August 16, 2009

They are on the move

I have two mobile kids - Logan is crawling and constantly trying to eat the computer cord. Yikes - at least I got back to work in a week otherwise I might just loose my mind chasing down two boys everyday

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Meatloaf fun

Owen woke up from an extremely long nap and was eating his 'lunch' at 4:30 as I was making dinner. I was making a meatloaf and had my hands in the meatloaf mixing it when he started yelling at me "MOMMA DIRTY MOMMA DIRTY" Apparently I am not allowed to get my hands dirty.

As I was finishing up I was washing my hands and my back was to him when he started yelling " MOMMA RINGS MOMMA RINGS RINGS HAIR RINGS HAIR" Trying to figure out what a two year old is talking about is always fun. But in this case it is my own weirdness, when I cook and need to use my hands to mix I take my rings off and fasten them to my hairband and put it back in my hair. So he was seeing my rings on top of my pony tail. Not a bad tip if you often forget where to put them or are afraid to loose them

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wow did I fall of the face of the planet

Yikes! I can't believe how long it has been since I posted last.

This summer has been super fun and way too short. I can't even begin to describe the craziness of it all.

Getting really good at being a mommy of two.
Can't wait till next summer when i am no longer nursing or carrying around an infant but instead have two active boys to play with

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

LOL super happy mommy day to me

All things work out with the power of prayer

Today is going to be a great day I know it will and I am determined to make it a great day

First our sitter is going to take both boys this morning because she secretly set up an appointment for them to have pictures taken at the preschool together - YEAH - it is my mothers day present - she even bought them clothes to wear for it :)

because she has the boys I can go to the hospital and visit my BFF and her new little baby, YEAH! he is tiny tiny but doing well - I am taking a bag full of preemie clothes to her today because he will be needing them for awhile.

I have a second interview today for my dream job in a new city that would be great for my family. The kids would get to spend so much more time with Mike - although I think less time with me but we wouldn't be getting up at the super early hour anymore

Then I am going to dinner and a musical! I was actually supposed to go with my BFF but she decided to have her baby early so I am going to go with the boys sitter - she is more than just a sitter to us bt for purposes of writing it is just easier. She really is a friend.

How does a nursing momma do all of this - well it gets a little complicated in the details but don't worry baby is only going to miss 3 nursing sessions and not in a row - I have plenty of milk stockpiled and my pump is ready to travel

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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I am so excited!!

My best friends is in labor - it is her first and she has been on bed rest for the past several weeks -
I am so excited for her - our little boys are only three months apart and I can't wait to meet her little boy
I am currently obsessed with facebook waiting for an update, I tried calling her yesterday to see if she wanted to do lunch but never heard back - so I don't know when or how she went into labor or if they are inducing her due to her blood pressure.

I am praying that everything goes well and she can have a quick labor. I left her hubby a message to let me know if he needs food. There isn't much around there to eat and it is a long process to leave a laboring wife from there.

I am really hoping to go see the little guy soon . But here is the problem - I can't bring Logan because of hospital rules. Mike has class tonight so i can't go tonight. Tomorrow I have an interview in the afternoon and it is an hour away. So I won't get home with enough time to go visit her an hour in the opposite direction. I could go in the morning but the sitter probably can't take Logan because it is a preschool day and she doesn't have the car seat installed yet - i will have to check since he will start going there Monday anyway.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

sears portraits makes me mad

So Mike can't get over the fact that we have a membership to Sears - Okay it is the sears portrait club thing where you get one free 8x10 each visit as well as BOGO on weekdays - I always go on weekdays. Today was the first time i took both boys

1. they were not ready for me at my appointment time
2. i had a cranky 2 yr old for some unknown reason
after I selected all the posed - not great ones at that due to the cranky 2 yr old
they sent it over to the register - I needed to renew my membership so I gave her the coupon for that - then she tells me I can't get my BOGO or free 8x10 because i was renewing that day - COLOR me not happy

i was not planning on spending that much - she tells me it is too late to cancel because the order is already sent - COLOR me extremely not happy

i almost walked away and I really think I should have

so I payed way too much for pics that aren't that great

I think I will try JC penny next time

what is a date?

We went on a date last night! I had forgotten what a real date was like - no kids just good food and two adults.

Of course it wasn't a planned date. We were supposed to have a softball game. It isn't quite warm enough yet to bring Logan so we had hired a sitter. The game was called because of weather but we already had a sitter lined up - and we all know how much i suck at remembering to hire sitters so I wasn't about to miss out on an opportunity to go out.

It was nice and we will do it again - very soon.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Take your child to work day

I hate this day with a passion. Luckily I am not teaching today due to a very nice maternity leave.

I love the idea of it but why oh why does it have to be during the school year.

School loose thousands of dollars of funding for this day - Finding is based on attendance and when half the school isn't there that adds up to a lot of money.

Teacher loose an entire day of teaching because you can't cover new material when half the class is gone. You usually cn't get your low kids caught up either because those are always the kids that are gone.

Apparently it is so the kids can use what they learned back in the classroom the next day - but come on like we have time as teachers to fit more into our already cramped curriculum, plus what about the kids that didn't get to go with their parents - oh well you can't participate in today's lesson either

I have a fantastic idea let's do it the day before school starts - the first day of school is always a waste anyway - now you would have something specific to talk about

Sunday, April 19, 2009

breakfast with a toddler

I awoke this morning to Mike making breakfast for Owen. As I stumble my way into the kitchen I see him making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Mike tells me that is what he wanted. hmmm - he must have learned some new words overnight that i was not aware of to ask for pb&j. Now keep in mind this is the child that usually licks off the jelly and doesn't eat anything else. Mike went to go get ready for church and I am sitting here while Owen is actually eating the pb&j. Little did i know the secret was to serve it for breakfast instead of lunch

Monday, April 13, 2009

oh my

I have an interview tomorrow - for an awesome job that I WANT SO BAD. not because i don't love my job and not because i feel that i need a new job but because of what it would mean for my family.

It would force us to move closer to the city which in turn would completely change our lives. My husbands 3+ hour commute each day would be less than a hour. This would mean that we would only need one car -that means selling the other car. It means my kids would have their dad home by 4:15 and he wouldn't leave in the morning until 7 This would give him over 10 hours back a week.

Of course we would be leaving our church, friends, and the home that we love with the huge yard in exchange for a smaller home with a bigger mortgage. But i think it would all be worth it - of course except for the part were we would have to find a new babysitter

Also it is a pretty cool job

Sunday, April 5, 2009

way too early

I was busy feeding Logan at 4 something this morning when all the fire alarms went off - mike reset them twice and they kept going so we packed the kids in the car and called the non emergency fire number

they came out and checked everything but could not find why the alarms are going off - they did say there had been some power surges in the neighborhood the last couple of days and that could have caused it. So now at 4:50am we came back into the hose - Owen has decided it is morning and is going to be crabtastic today. Hopefully i can convince him naps are a good thing. I need a nap desperately.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Still sick here

We are all sick and having no fun during what was supposed to be our fun spring break week.

The only good thing is that because I am not taking Owen to the sitters this week is I haven't had to get dressed or leave the house

Although I am trying to figure out how to get a nice hot shower in with a 2 yr old and an infant - With an infant it is easy but the 2 year old is the problem plus i can't leave the baby in the pack n play because Owen will climb into the pack n play with him or worse. I have to keep an eye on Owen when Logan is in the pack n play. Owen likes to climb up on the couch and peer into it.

oh well i guess i will have to wait for afternoon nap time

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Not the carseat!

So Logan was not sleeping real well at 5:30 am and I was definitely not ready to get out of bed for the day. We have the snap n swing where the car seat snaps into the swing - normally an awesome feature that i love. So I put Logan in the carseat and set him to swing where he sleeps for another 3hours. When he wakes up I realize that not only is he totally soaked so is the car seat. UGH

So I scream down to Mike to help me. I strip down Logan who is covered in pee and poop. Strip down the car seat, bathe Logan, throw the seat cover and straps into the wash. Of course all of these pieces can be washed but they all require to be air dried - no chance in having the sun soak up the wetness since it is supposed to snow today.

To make things even better we are supposed to go to a birthday party this afternoon and Owen is sick. He started hacking up a lung last night and it is worse today. Plus now he is also dripping snot everywhere. So I was planning on going with just Logan since the mom is one of my BFF's and we rarely get to see them because we moved away from where they live. Plus she called me yesterday upset because lots of people called to say they weren't coming because of the snow - LET me add that it has not even started to snow yet - I still see grass outside and clear skies.

So I currently do not have an infant carseat, i have a convertible that i need to resize and install before i can go anywhere

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Not sure where he found that

Since Owen split open his forhead we have been trying to make sure it doesn't scar. It is healing nicely and we have been putting miderma on it three times a day. He is getting used to the routine and gets mad when I forget or haven't done it yet.

This morning I got him dressed and said okay we need to go put the miderma on your head, but just as I said that Logan started crying and needed to eat. So i changed Logan's diaper and headed to my comfy chair. Owen was apparently trying to help out mommy get everything done before we needed to head out the door. So he went into the bathroom and reappeared with a tube very similar in shape to the miderma tube but unfortunately it was preparation H. He got really mad at me when i refused to put it on his forhead so I had to hide it under the baby blanket that was on my lap when he wasn't looking.

The miderma was in the drawer at his level were it always is so I am not sure where or why he grabbed the preparation H from. Oh well - I was a little tempted to put some preparation H on his head just so he would stop screaming but that wouldn't have been very nice of me

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Words words words

Owen has quite the vocabulary - He can say lots of words, string words together and actually makes sense
BUT he refuses to say his own name or his brothers name

When you ask him to say Owen he points to himself and says Ut OH
when you ask him to say Logan - he gets real quite and says BABY
you can give him almost any fruit and he will tell you it is an apple

yesterday he even started saying walmart - well at least he knows were to shop

Thursday, March 19, 2009

to buy sell or stay

I know it is a horrible time to sell a house - we love our house don't get me wrong but we found our dream house - of course the location is only great for us not for most people so it is going into foreclosure - It is RIGHT by the train station but since Mike commutes by train it kinda makes sense for us. It is gorgeous. three finished levels, bigger rooms, fireplace. I would totally miss my hot tub - boo - but it is a really nice house - although i wonder if I would be able to sleep through the trains - I have lived by trains before in my life and it is not like we are that far now but this is by a train station and not just any station - the station that is the end of the line and the train yard - luckily the train yard is in the opposite direction of where the house is.

So we are debating putting our house on the market - although if we don't get this house then i don't really want to move but we can't put and offer in until we have an offer on ours and guaranteed funds - it is a huge gamble - after all we could end up selling our current home and regretting it.

We need the equity in our current home in order to afford the new one - otherwise i would think about renting ours and buying the new one

No longer sure what to do but excited about a new adventure

Friday, March 13, 2009

Really that was too hard?? really?

So i got a new glider for the nursery since the other one is horribly uncomfortable to sit in for long periods of time. I LOVE MY NEW GLIDER - I have actually fallen asleep in it. but that is besides the point
the point is the old glider.

it needs to go - we decided to donate it to our church nursery since the ones there shouldn't even be sat in with how bad of shape they are in - seriously the seats are falling through them. So last weekend we loaded up the back fo the explorer and Mike was supposed to take them to church. He had to work the sound booth at church sunday mornign so a great time to take them and unload them when the church wasn't totally packed. Well apparently that was too difficult. It was raining - but he could have pulled right up to the building to unload them. Of course he also did not take in the two casserole dishes that belong to another church member who brought us a meal after Logan was born. I am pretty sure the dishes wouldn't have gotten damaged from the rain

I tried not to get annoyed because he said he would do it on Monday night - well Owen got hurt Monday night so we did not end up heading over to the church.

So that brings me to today - When he asks me if I would like to take his car today so I can unload it at church - really - hmmm- you want me to do that with two kids under 2 ?? I wanted to smack him. so here is why we need the car unloaded ASAP. I have to take my sister and her boy to the airport at 5am tomorrow. Then I have a baby shower to go to and I promised to help bring the gifts back to her house with my large vehicle.

I am a little annoyed right now - because he couldn't handle one thing that I had been asking him to do for a month

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

quick call 911

On our way home from the hospital Mike tried to stop at McD's and buy ice cream he promised to Owen for being a brave little lion in the hospital. They were out of ice cream - boo!!! Mike was a little upset that McD's made a liar out of him since we now had no ice cream.
Don't worry Owen got his ice cream the next night

But it reminded me of a news story from a few days ago where the lady called 911 not once but 3 times after McD's was out of chicken nuggets - seriously what is this world coming to if people are calling 911 when a fast food restaurant is out of something.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My accident prone son

Owen is very accident prone. Last night I went outside to put the infant car seat base in Mike's car, we have just been using my car but we had some things that needed to go over to church and we needed his bigger vehicle to do it.

As I am coming back in the house i see Owen at the top of the stairs running and falling straight into the corner of the wall next to the fridge. I run upstairs as Mike is trying to get to him too - But Mike is holding logan and can't quite get him. Owen is crying pretty hard and he has a pretty bad gash above his left eye all the way up his forehead.

We run around really quickly trying to grab thing we need and rush off to the emergency room - which by the way is incredibly far when we have an injured child . We both decided if we ever move again it is going to be closer to a hospital.

So after a wait with a 3 weeks old and a crying toddler whose head is bleeding - where I am thinking PLEASE get us out of this waiting room where 90% of the people are sick with the flu. Like I need my 3 week old to be around those germs.

They call us back and of course they put us in the same room we were in when he broke his femur - oh the memories. He was very good and only screamed after they strapped him to the papoose and actually started working on his head. They numbed his forehead and then glued it back together. SO yeah for no stitches. I really really hope it doesn't scar because it is going to be one ugly scar

Sunday, March 8, 2009

the real purpose of crib bumpers

I have decided after the past several weeks with our new baby that the true purpose for crib bumpers has nothing to do with the safety between the bars factor. No the real purpose for the crib bumper is to keep the spit up in the crib when the baby projectile spits up all over the crib - Although this morning some did manage to get on the carpeting too. But the amount that would have been all over the room was drastically diminished by the bumper. Of course i have washed the bumper more times since Logan came home from the hospital than I did in the first year of Owen's life.

Of course in the process of getting the sheets off and putting the new ones back on I had to take the mattress out of the crib. In n attempt to put the mattress in the crib I almost took the ceiling fan out . It did make a very loud noise when I hit it. Then I went to clean up the carpeting. I got out the resolve and a roll of paper towels. I left them there and finished getting ready for church. When I went to change Logan diaper my big boy helper followed me and got very angry when I wouldn't let him play with the Resolve.

Owen "Mine MIne Mine Mine"
Me " No dangerous, yucky, eeeewwww"
Owen "MINE" proceeds to cry at the top of his lungs

Me" want to help me change the baby"
Owen - back to normal "yes"

oh well at least he is easily distracted

Friday, March 6, 2009

Let's Play..

where is mommy's hairbrush today?
For some reason my little man likes to take and hide my hairbrush - I can never find it.
yesterday it was with the cd's in the living room, the day before in the diaper basket in his room, today I have no idea where it is. The house is clean but the hairbrush is still hiding - Good thing I have a back up hairbrush that was hidden from him. I will have to find my hairbrush somewhere

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


We took Owen and Logan to the train station this evening to visit Mike's friends that he rides the train with. Mike and Owen stood on the platform as the train pulled in. I don't think a toddler has ever been more excited than my son seeing the choo choo that up close and personal. Mike said he was shaking from the excitement. When the train went night night and left he was very upset though - of course only until we got to McDonald's and then the world was good again

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

PB&J minus the PB and bread

I gave Owen a nice peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner last night since we were in a hurry to eat. so I put a bib on him and give him the sandwich cut into four. I go about making dinner for the rest of us and cleaning up the kitchen. As I look over to him he is covered in peanut butter. He has peeling the bread apart and is busy licking the jelly off of each sandwich.

The funny part is that I NEVER buy jelly because neither Mike nor I like jelly - we just eat peanut butter. But Owen's sitter said that he really like the pb&j sandwich when she made it for him a few weeks ago. So Owen likes jelly but not the bread or peanut butter - not sure how to feed a child just jelly. silly boy

Then he hid the rest of the sandwich pieces next to him in the highchair - apparently mommy will never find them there. At least he didn't feed them to the dog this time. The highchair got a good scrub down along with Owen

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

don't eat the diaper!

things I thought I would never have to say in my lifetime. Owen has become big boy helper to mommy during the frequent diaper changes of an infant. He places the dirty diaper in the top of the diaper champ for me. The diaper champ is in the hallway between the two boys rooms so he runs to it places it in the top and runs back into the nursery to check on the baby. Well I still have to go and flip the diaper champ so the diaper goes inside because for some reason Owen can't figure that part out. Unfortunately if I forget to flip it over Owen brings me the diaper to show me that I forgot.

Last night I forgot and got comfy on the couch to nurse Logan, the phone rang, and I was in the middle of a conversation with my younger sister. Owen came out holding the diaper proudly to show me that I had forgotten but here is where it got interesting - try to get an almost 2 year old to bring you something when they don't really want to. I am stuck on the couch mid feeding and trying to coax Owen to give me the diaper, cell phone pressed to my ear with my shoulder. My sister is laughing hysterically as I start to yell not to put the diaper in his mouth. NONO the diaper is for wearing not for eating bring mommy the diaper - yucky gross eeeeew take the diaper out of your mouth - All the while Owen is smiling at me about 5 feet away thinking this is a great game mommy lets play again.

Where are the authority figures

I drive by the high school everyday when I drop Owen off at the sitters in the morning. I find it interesting that by the time school starts and I am driving back home I always see several students walking away from the school into town. So obviously this is a problem. I am assuming these are kids that live somewhere along one of the bus routes, take the bus to school, meet up with friends, and then leave the building.

So here is what I want to know - why do we not have some sort of authority figure outside the school directing these kids back in or a police officer writing truancy tickets? We live in an area that lots of kids have to ride the bus in order to get to school. We are in suburbs but there are lots of lakes and it is a pretty big area that the high school district covers.

Before I was on maternity leave I would see these kids walking back to school just before 3pm - I am assuming to get back on the school bus to go home.

I am just wondering why the district is not more concerned about this - my kids will go to this school someday and i would like to believe if I see them get on the bus that they are at school and not doing who knows what somewhere else.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mommy I learned a new trick

So we are still adjusting to the life of being a big brother
Owen found a new trick and though it was pretty funny to make mommy mad. So right now he is screaming his head off in his room due to a time out

His new trick is to blow bubbles of spit and then 'kiss' the furniture, walls, appliances, etc. So needless to say after giving several warnings he headed to time out - How do you keep from laughing at the toddler that is doing everything he possibly can to get negative attention. I would much rather he be a good little man and spend the time snuggling and reading books with him instead of disciplining him.

He seems rather cranky today I think maybe he did not nap as he should have.

Projectile Spitup

i have a very talented infant - He can projectile spit up and completely miss himself - So there sits mommy covered in spit up trying to figure out number 1 how he missed himself and how she is supposed to be able to get up and not cover the completely clean infant in his spit up that is now covering her.

This is how our night started last night - I am pretty sure it didn't get much better after that. i think i might have gotten one four hour stretch of sleep but i am not completely sure since my brain is no longer functioning. Owen decided it was time to wake up at 6:30 and yell up and down the hallways again. I tried to get him to snuggle in bed with me and watch Elmo but he was not interested. Mike bought new sheets and I am pretty sure Owen wanted nothing to so with the satin that now is on our bed - He gave he a very weird look as he went sliding off the bed with the pillow he was trying to wrestle. Luckily we have one of those platform type beds that is only a foot off the floor. Great for your toddle to climb up and off of - not so great for a very pregnant lady to try and get out of. Glad I am not pregnant anymore.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Why is it that the toddler always calls for the parent that is not there. All week when Mike was at work when Owen woke up he called for Dadda and was mad to see me at his door. So today, Saturday while I am trying to sleep after being up all night with a newborn who does Owen call for - MOMMA!!!! - He was not so happy to see Dadda at his door.
Come on kid give up a break there are two of us and we both love you.

So he proceeds to call for me as I try to sleep down the hallway. But as soon as I get up to take care of Logan the only person he wants is BABY!

Then when I try to give Owen attention after changing and feeding Logan he starts calling for DADDA!

I can't win and I don't know why I try :)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Don't wake the baby

Owen was very upset this morning to wake up after daddy had left for work - Mike leaves pretty early so I am ussually very happy when Owen does not wake before Mike leaves. Unfortunately that meant Owen running up and down the hallway looking for daddy. We were sitting in the living room watching Sesame Street when he decided to go look for him again. I assumed he went into out bedroom and since I am not moving so fast these days I gave him a minute or two before i went to get him.

I found him in the nursery pulling on the bumper in the crib and talking to the sleeping baby. ACK! apparently Owen does not appreciate all the work that it takes to get a newborn to sleep for an extended period of time. He was very upset when I picked him up and tried to quietly get him out of the nursery before Logan woke up. The entire time he was yelling BABY BABY BABY

I am glad he loves his little brither but DONT WAKE THE BABY!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I am covered in spit up

Who came up with the myth that breastfeed babies can not over eat because I am telling you right now it is completely untrue.

Logan gorges himself then proceeds to spit it all up all over me, him, whatever piece of furniture we happen to be habitating. I am on outfit number three today and I think he is on outfit number four or five and it is only 4:30 - we still have quite a few hours left in the day,

So the question become how do you limit and not undernourished an infant? I seem to have this mastered at night because I am tired and only let me him for about ten minutes or less a side than put him back to bed and he has only been getting up about 2-3 times a night. I have been feeding on demand during the day and that obviously isn't working for either of us.

i think i need ti start keeping better track of when he is eating and start a schedule - Owen was a total schedule baby, but i didn't start that until about a month old.

i promise i did shower today and not just in spitup - so if i smell oh well

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Insurance companies

seeing as I have two kids under two we decided another kid any time soon would put both of us in the loony bin. SO I talked to my dr about birth control options that would be best for me. We are not sure we are done with two kiddos but we are definitely done until they are a little older.

So we decided that an IUD was the best bet for what we are looking for. I called my insurance company to make sure it was covered since the dr told us that not all insurance companies cover it. Interestingly my insurance from school does not cover contraceptive. I am also on Mike;s insurance so I never paid attention to which insurance was paying for birth control before. Personally I think our insurance is insane since schools employ 90% women and they don't cover birth control??? Isn't paying for birth control cheaper than paying fora baby to be born, maternity leaves, etc?

so apparently I work in the dumbest district around.

The good news i that Mike' insurance covers it 100% - although someone mentioned to me that I should have also asked if they covered removal because apparently their friend had to pay for the removal of the device even though insurance paid to have it inserted - another random anomaly of insurance companies. We will pay for you to have ti put in but when it expires in 5 years you have to pay to get it out - although if you don't get it out it could cause some major complications - things that make you go hmmmmm

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

he bit me!

And no the child that bit me was not the one who was nursing,

Mike went tot he chiropractor last night and left me with the two boys for a very short period of time. I had Logan in my lap and had just finished feeding him. I was reclined in the lazyboy and Owen wanted to come visit me and baby. He was attempting to climb up onto the foot part of the chair and I was helping him up the best i could with one hand. He took a big old chomp right into my leg. He got a quick smack on his diapered caboose but I think me yelping in pain scared him more. He spent the next 15 minutes snuggling in tears with me and Logan. I am hoping this ends any biting episodes we may have.

Owen is currently playing basketball with his books. I am not so sure how long his basketball hoop it going to remain vertical as he keeps putting books in the basket - silly boy

Monday, February 16, 2009

obviously not a first time mom

There are so many stories I could tell about out memorable hospital stay. we had some great nurses and some I wonder what they were thinking.

One of our great nurses came in very apologetically after realizing she had been on shift for over 2 hours and had not been to our room yet. We were at the end of the hallway and were apparently the only non first timers on the floor. So the other first time mom had taken a majority of her time up. She asked what we needed. I wanted a motrin and a stool softener. To which she laughed and replied that I was definitely not a first time mom because no one ever asked for that the first time around.

Oh well - I guess the second time around you know what you need and aren't afraid to ask for it - I felt much better after my stool softener kicked in. We were also more than happy to not see the nurses every hour . It paid off to be at the quiet room at the end of the hallway with all first time moms on the floor. Mike and I enjoyed the quiet without a toddler as much as possible before coming home to realize that yes we are now the parents of two.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Welcome Logan!!

I went to my 37 week appointment and found out I was 3 cm dilated and it could be anytime. I had been having contractions on and off for a few days so I was ready to hear there had been progress.

That evening I had a prenatal massage and was having contractions every 6 minutes. Exhuasted we went to bed. I did not sleep well and woke up about 1:30 to use the bathroom. I climbed back in bed and slept until about 2:15 when I decided to get up and start timing my contractions. They were still not consistent but strong and hard. Much different than my last pregnancy. I thought that I really just needed to use the restroom and kept going to try to poop. Little did I know I was really taking a page from Janel’s book and using the toilet as a birthing stool. I also didn’t realize that what I was feeling was the urge to push.

I woke up Mike around 3 and told him we weren’t in a hurry but we needed to get ready to head to the hospital. I took a shower/ Mike took a shower and we left the house at 4am, We dropped Owen off at the sitter and by the time we got on the road I was having contractions every 2-4 minutes. It took us about 35 minutes to get to the hospital – Mike was driving 95 most of the way because the contractions were coming harder and faster. By the time we got to the hospital I was having constant contractions, one on top of another.

I scared the ER register – I almost had the baby in the ER waiting for the OB nurse. We got to the hospital at 4:55 – I got into L& D at 5am. They checked me and I was at 9 almost complete. I was told to scoot down a little as they were trying to set the room – My water broke at 5:03 and I instantly felt the urge to push. The nurses tried to calm me down as they got an IV started and called the on call dr.

As soon as the dr came in I started pushing. I did about 3 big pushes and Logan was born at 5:16.

My dr walked in about 10 minutes after he was born. I think I got one small stitch – but not real sure – I feel great and was up and about within a half hour of his birth.

He is nursing great, His face is a little bruised from the rapid decent down the birth canal and he has similar spitting up issues as a c-sec baby because he didn’t have time to get the fluid out of his lungs.

Owen loves 'his baby' and we are all doing well

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Guess where Elmo is??

Apparently Elmo and Cookie monster belong in the ktichen cabinets wedged between cereal and rice. They both gave me a surprise greeting last night when I went to put some food away. Of course that also means that the pancake mix belong in the living room next to the TV.

I am still baking baby and thoroughly uncomfortable - come anytime now little boy

One of my students asked me yesterday what happens if the baby never comes - NEVER? yikes that is a scary prospect. I re-assured her and myself that the dr will eventually make the baby come.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Beware the baby sock

yes beware the baby sock you have read right - my washer started smoking yesterday when I had about 20 loads to do, I got through one before it stopped working and started smoking. My dad can down today to fix it. Mike and him took the entire thing apart to get to the source of the problem a slightly burned baby sock that apparently got sucked into the pump. Needless to say baby socks are dangerous to my washer. Never thought about it before. I guess i should start putting them in one of those netted bags.

My dad thinks it got in between the two steel baskets when I was pulling the clothes out since my belly is so big right now I probably didn't notice it getting wedged in at the top of the basket.

Oh well I guess lesson learned - although it did happen to our babysitter a week ago so I guess I should have learned that one already.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

9 months in

So I am now 9 months into this pregnancy and a few students are still just figuring out that I am pregnant - within the last two days two students have asked their teachers if I am pregnant - after snickers and laughter from the other students I hope they figured out that yes the lady with the big belly is indeed pregnant. i thought they taught that stuff in health class - apparently these kids were absent that day

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Still here and still pregnant

I can barely believe it - I have made it to 36 weeks - no more preemies for me - I am going to pack up all the preemie clothing now - I have to go to Babies r us and return the preemie outfit i bought - don't worry i bought a newborn outfit the same day.

I took my life in my own hands today and cut my bangs myself - my hairdresser is on maternity leave and I really needed to have my bangs trimmed before my baby comes - i think they look okay and knowing how fast they grow I am sure it won't be too bad to fix after she comes back . i can see again which is the important thing. We will see what my students say tomorrow - because they have a talent of being brutally honest

Thursday, January 22, 2009

tech teacher asked to cut back on internet usage

no i am serious and you did not misread the topic. I teach technology including a class called INternet - I was told today that I am one of the top ten 'offenders' for internet usage - ummmm - i am pretty sure i use the internet all day in order to teach - SO here I sit trying to contemplate how to cut down on my internet usage. I think my new goal is to have as much internet usage as possible - maybe i can log on to all 32 computers and pull up the internet all day - now wouldn't that be fun :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


tell me why i had to explain to an 8th graders that clorox wipes are not meant to be used on skin?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Interesting place to find that

How many times have you gone to change a diaper and found a cell phone? well at least it wasn't the cell hone i use. The funny thing was that he had a onsie on so he put it down the front of the onsie and tucked it into the top of the diapers. We are dressed in many layers here due to the extreme cold so He had on a sweatshirt, onsie, and jeans. I didn't even notice it was there until I started to take off the diaper. It is 'his' cell that he carries around calling people so it did not have a battery or anything in it.

owen is obsessed with trains - completely - every-time we go over train tracks I hear choo choo for the next 15 minutes - this morning he got the thrill of his life when the train blew its whistle as we were crossing the tracks - He was so excited he was still jabbering on when we got to the sitters. I am not sure her kids enjoyed the enthusiasm of Owen at 6:30 am.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

best buy is silly

we went to buy a WII today with Mike's gift cards. They wouldn't give us one because they can't sell them until tomorrow when they open - How lame is that??

We did go over to circuit city and got some awesome deals on some of the WII components, but have enough $ on his gift card to buy the system at Best Buy. So we have not yet decided what to do tomorrow since church starts at 10 when they open. Mike is working the soundboard so he can not go to Best Buy, so i may have to skip church in the morning to go buy one. hmmmmm.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

mommy wants a nap

well we are back to our normal routine, working, going to the sitter, etc

but now that Owen is done to one nap and I need to play all afternoon with him I am just simply exhausted from life. I miss nap time!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

books books everywhere -

my son loves books - in fact they are everywhere in our house - maybe because i used to teach kindergarten adn i brought my classroom library home with me. But Owen does love books. We have boxes and shelves of books for Owen all around the house. My living room has a box of books that are now spread across the entire room because he has been 'reading' all afternoon. Apparently books also made great balls for basketball. He is talking up a storm and reading to me all afternoon - now if only he would have taken a nap

Monday, January 5, 2009


my back hurts but that isn't the only ouch in the house.

Mike managed to chomp into his finger yesterday changing the wiper blades on my car. He was and is still bleeding but i refuse to look at it so I really hope it heals soon.

Owen fell again. Okay he is fine - this time he managed to scrape up his nose on the ground. His first day back at the sitter too - she felt horrible he was walking to the car and tripped on his new shoes - at least he walks for her. He seems to think mommy should carry him everywhere.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

What time is it?

because I am pretty sure the sun isn't up and the child should not be awake. So for an hour Mike tried to get him to go back to sleep. He finally gave up and came back to bed while the child cried at the baby gate in front of his room. I gave it another 20 minutes or so and went and got the child who immediately started wildly pointing toward to the kitchen. He wanted milk, so I got him a sippy and set him down in front of cartoons in the living room. It was still very early. Said child is standing in the middle of the living room watching cartoon when he starts crying at the top of his lungs and then throws himself to the ground. HUH?? I think I have a two year old here visiting today. Does anyone want a non sleeping, crying, tantrum throwing toddler?? I should mention that he was up late last night too - we put him to bed at his normal time but he was talking to his dino for over an hour and a half.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Yes I am nesting - no surprise it finally got to me - I scrubbed our bathroom top to bottom - Mike is afraid to use ti now. But seriously it was gross. My hairy husband doesn't do a very good job cleaning up after himself when he shaves or cuts his hair. So there was hair EVERYWHERE - seriously gross. I told him he better start cleaning up after himself when he shaves - he thinks a beard might be a good idea now.

We finally shampooed the carpet in the living room. After having a child pretty much live on the floor for 7 weeks in a stinky cast it needed to be done and badly. It looks so much better now. We re-arranged some furniture and hung up a picture we had been talking about for over a year. We also moved a great deal of Owen's toys down to our lower level. I am reclaiming my liviing room for living.

Owen started walking again yesterday. It has been a great two days watching him toddler all over the house. He seems to finally be comfortable with his legs again. yeah for small miracles. He is sleeping better in his big boy bed and even napping some. We finally went from two naps down to one but it seems to be working out great.

Only one more day home with my little man until I have to go back to work - very sad but I do have a maternity leave coming soon :) Although not too soon. I am praying everyday that this one comes late.

Friday, January 2, 2009

What's with the aversion

Owen now hates diaper changes no matter how wet or stinky he is. He throws a fit when i try to change him - even in the morning when he wakes up, he starts screaming nonononononononono and tries to struggle away until i pin him down to get a new diaper on him. I don't know why this just started. He used to be so easy to change and now it is nearly impossible between my growing belly and his wiggling

Thursday, January 1, 2009

tyke light

my favorite new toddler item. Owen loves it. I never though snuggling with a piece of glowing plastic would be so cute.

It is a great invention. Small enough for kids to e able to carry around with them, rechargeable, safe to leave with them alone. Easy turn on and off.

I didn't like nightlights because he could go over to the outlet and pull them out of the wall and then there was an exposed outlet. The tyke light solved that problem and it now Owen's new bedtime playmate