Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Can you see the drool?
Look I have feet!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
10- Today is my 10 year high school reunion, or maybe it was last week? I don't remember because I'm obvioulsly not going. I pretty much hated high school and could care less about seeing any of my old "friends," and I am having a hard time with the fact that I have been out of high school for 10 years!!!! Really 10 years, how is that even possible?! I won't bore you with anymore of my pathetic 10 year stuff, instead check out a very few of the pics from the last 2 weeks, since I'm sure you all are going crazy not being able to see my boys (and me) for so long!
Oh yeah, 25- I got a $25 gift certificate to 88 Broadway today from the Disability Expo, which we attended w/ Libbygirl and boys. Yippee I haven't been yet and could really need a drink- soon!!
Does anybody else think I look like I have a baldspot in this pic?
YEAH!! I'm the BIG brother!!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
*Eli napped a total of 45minutes on Saturday. Yes. that is all day! Have I mentioned he's not a good napper?
*Rowan does not listen to a word I say. In fact when I tell him no he says "but I ALWAYS CAN!" This not listening thing resulted in him walking on the lid to our cold frame (where we grow spinach...in winter). The "lid" is actually an old wood framed window- window meaning the entire center is squares of glass. Yes, GLASS, Rowan walked through a glass window and somehow, did NOT get cut at all. He broke 4 pieces of the glass with his hands and feet and wasn't hurt!
*I think I may have, finally, sewed a decent diaper! :) I also, not so successfully made Rowan some comfy pants.
*I made Rowan a morning schedule to help him get ready on the days he goes to daycare. He LOVES it, it's working so well I think I am going to make him more for other times of the day, especially when he has the most trouble listening. I actually think it'll help, hopefully.
*Rowan's bites seem to be getting better, and I haven't noticed any new ones. I also haven't noticed the pirate bugs lately.
*Apparently, big boys don't ALWAYS like to poop in the potty- who knew?
*I've gotten a couple of babyshower invites recently- I absolutely LOVE seeing what first time-to-be parents register for, always gives me a good laugh!!
Monday, October 13, 2008
I'm getting worried. Row has had strange bites on his body (pretty much all over) for the last few weeks. They don't bother him, I've never even seen him itch- although if I ask him if they itch he says yes- but you know he's 3. He's seemed kind of sensitive to bites in the past so I didn't really think much about it. He could walk outside and a minute later have 3 mosquito bites, his bites also tend to hang around a little longer than on other people. So tonight (after having been outside) I saw what I thought was another damn pirate bug on my arm, I was on the phone so I didn't really look at it good, I went to smack it and it jumped, pirate bugs don't jump do they? None of the ones I've seen do, and the only bug I could think of that would jump is a flea.
We don't have any pets, but I know we could still get them, but if we had fleas in our house would it make sense that only Row would be getting bit? The rest of us don't have any bites. Do the bites itch, if that's what he has would they be bothering him? Could the fleas be living happily in his room only? Is there a way that I can actually find out if we have fleas? Please help I'm a little freaked out here- and feeling very itchy!!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
not for too long, though
"Can I chase the cat w/ my monster truck?"
Aahh to be a boy!!
"Look I peed on a ladybug!" That's great!!!!!
I think I've discovered Eli's sleeping problem, he just loves me SOOO much he can't stand to be away from me, not even for a minute (ok maybe a few minutes) not even in his sleep. When Rowan was born he was in our bed pretty much from day one. I was in so much pain I couldn't even get him out of the bassinet w/o hurting, so it made since to just lay him next to me so I could easily nurse him. As he got a little bigger we tried a few different arrangements for co-sleeping (crib pushed up against our bed, our mattress on the floor next to his mattress)... The only way we seemed to get sleep was if he was in our bed. I was also working at the time so he wanted to nurse more at night since I was gone during the day (it's normal look it up). I was fine with this, since he took more at night I didn't have to worry about pumping a whole lot. Rowan was in and out of our bed usually at least one point during the night until he was 2-2.5. There were nights when I couldn't stand it and wantde him gone, but now sometimes I miss him. And although at the time it seemed like he would never leave now it seems like it has been FOREVER since he layed next to me.
I am trying to remind myself of this as it seems Eli is heading in the same direction, but it's different this time. I could sleep good next to Rowan, this time I don't feel as rested for some reason. I can't get comfortable and wake up A LOT. He sleeps much better next to me and hardly wakes up maybe once or twice a night, but in the crib it's almost every 2 hours!! I think if he went to bed and got a good amount of sleep before I went to bed it would be easier, but he wakes up a lot or won't even go down. I think we just need to get a king size bed, maybe then I'll be happy and comfy. Until then I'll just think that he loves me so much he can't stand to be away!!
On a very happy note- I think I can now say that Rowan is officially potty trained!!!! I have learned that with Eli we will do nothing and not even mention the potty, because apparently it will just happen when THEY ARE READY!! I guess all those wise mother's WERE right- who knew? :)
Monday, October 6, 2008
Now the problems-
- My internet is having some issues, only certain sites come up and others act like they are loading but never open. It's very strange. Anyone smart enough to give me an idea on why this would happen or what to do? I haven't been on myspace in days- (gasp)!!
- Eli has lost all interest in sleep. Naps- maybe a couple 20 mins ALL DAY. Bedtime- sleeping baby goes into the crib and either wakes up immediately or sleeps 20-30mins then wakes up. Repeat!! It is not working for me at all. I can put him in the Mei Tei but there is only so much I can do standing up and walking around for 2 hours- doesn't really work for me! He is finally asleep in the swing after a 30min nap this morning and then crying/fussing in my arms for 30mins from exhaustion- before FINALLY giving in. Of course soon he'll have to be woken up to go get Rowan.
-Rowan gets called a girl WAY too much, it is really starting to bother me. Boys can have curly hair- OK- I don't perm his hair it is just curly
Tip to people who can't tell if the the kid is a boy or girl- (it is usually ok to ask if it's a baby)
instead of asking the parent what is your daughter/son's name or saying is "it" a boy or girl- ask the child "what is your name?" This may help although I understand the child may have a name like Rowan that you have never heard of or maybe you know a girl named that so you are even more confused. So how about you look at their clothes. Now I don't like to do the whole gender thing with clothes, I think boys can wear pink and girls can wear tractor shirts. BUT most of the time boys are dressed like boys and girls are dressed like girls.
I actually like the color purple, but probably will never put it on my boys (in public) because I am so tired of the girl comments.
Sorry for that little ramble there, so anyway I was tired of the comments so what else could I do, but cut his hair!! Yes I cut it myself. I'm actually surprised at how well it turned out, especially since my only experience with hair cutting was when I was 20 and I sat on the floor
in front of my full length mirror and just started cutting- that did not end well- luckily I had some nice friends who fixed me up!I don't think it looks too bad, but I think I need to take a little more off the top. I will try to get some more pics posted, but I almost think the cut itself is kind of "girly"- I know exactly what i was trying to get a way from!
Wanna see why that bear is so close to Rowan's back?
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Rowan sitting in the double tree
He asked for his picture to be taken here
The joys of being a boy and not wearing diapers-
We never get our pic taken together!!
He wasn't impressed
My favorite picure (Mike didn't see the big sign that said LOOK HERE!!)
Me, Row, and Chuck E.
Mike, Row, and Chuck E.
In the tunnel on the ceiling
Going up up.....
Rowan driving some creepy kid (who wouldn't stop staring at him...)
Nothing better than ice cream from a vending machine!! MMMM!!
Chuck E. Cheese's ROCKS!!!
Showing off the cheap crap he got with his tickets- oohh!
How I was able to play so much skeeball!!!