Wednesday, October 22, 2008

100th Post!!

Well here I am at 100 posts. That is so wild to me. To celebrate I will fill you in on my SIX MONTH OLD!!! I can't believe it but our little bumble B is already six months old. We went to the doctor for her well baby check up and she is doing wonderfully. She has hit all her milestones and then some. She is sitting on her own most of the time. Every once in a while she still flings herself backwards. She is babbling and cooing and interacting so much. She has already pulled her knees up underneath her a few times and desperately wants to crawl and play with her big sister. Audrey loves her too. She weighs 14lbs 5oz and is 25.75 inches long. She is in the 50% for height and 25% for weight. She is petite but growing steadily so it is fine. Audrey was the same way until about 18 months so it will be interesting to see what happens. Also her hair is growing in really light along with the brown, so we'll see what happens there too. She is still social and love to smile at anyone and everyone. I'll leave you with a picture of Bitty Brianna and Big Brianna. Enjoy!

Wordless Wednesday

Corn Maze

We did end up going to the corn maze last Saturday. We had a really good time. We went to Minder Farms and they have a 2.2 mile long corn maze that we did. Auntie Bekah came with us and it was a beautiful day. What a good way to pass the time while Derek worked. Here are some pics:
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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Single mom-ing it

Well today is Saturday and I once again find myself without a husband. Not only that but usually when he works on Saturday it is just a normal 8 hour day. Not today! He is working 10 hours most likely AND he has to work tomorrow. So I am single mom-ing it for the weekend. It just stinks because he has been working 10 hour days during the week and he worked last Saturday. It is hardest on Audrey but I am exhausted too. Especially since Brianna has adopted 7 am as her new wake up time no matter what time she goes to bed. So I will be trying to find something fun to do. We might go to a corn maze today. Hmm... we'll see.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pumpkin Patching

Sunday evening we went to the pumpkin patch to pick out our yearly pumpkins. We had a great time. Audrey looked at every single pumpkin available and Brianna was just being... she is so easy. I got some cute pictures. Unfortunately Audrey didn't have her pumpkin shirt on but Brianna was decked out for the experience. Here are some pictures to enjoy of my 33 month old and my almost 6 month old, *sniff sniff*

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

6 pounds

So far between exercise and a few diet changes, nothing drastic because I am a wuss and love food, I have lost 6 POUNDS!! Hooray!!! Just thought I would update everyone.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Infected

So I have an infection. A bad one. It is on my right side and it is not small. What the doctor thinks happened is that I had a small pimple that got popped and then because of where is was, under my bra strap on the right side, it was unable to heal properly and got infected. I agree with him. Friday while cleaning I stratched at an itch under my bra strap on the side and thought I felt something but I didn't think to much of it. By saturday there was a noticeable lump. I figured it was a bad pimple that would eventually come to a head and pop. By Saturday night it was so painful that I couldn't sleep well. I ended up taking IB Profen, A LOT of it, and was able to sort of sleep. Sunday I wasn't feeling well but I figured it was from the lack of sleep the night before. I came home after church ate lunch, helped Derek get the girls in bed for a nap and proceeded to take a three hour nap myself. That is highly unusual for me. Then I felt fine the rest of the night. The area had gotten bigger and more painful but otherwise I felt normal. Well Monday came and I was fine for about the first 3 hours I was up and then I went downhill fast. I started getting flu-like symptoms and just feeling really run down. I went to the walk-in clinic at my doctors office. The doctor told me that because there was no head to the infection yet he didn't feel comfortable trying to drain it because it could lead to more discomfort for me and potentially more infection. So after mentioning to him about half a dozen times that I am nursing so whatever he gave me had to me safe he put me on antibiotics. I have been on them for almost 2 days and I think they are working. I pray that they will do the job because the next antibiotic they would put me on would make it so I couldn't nurse while I was on it. And I don't have 10 days worth of milk stored up. So I am feeling MUCH better today than I have the last couple so I think that I am on the mend. If you think of me say a little prayer.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Finally finished

I have been trying for the better part of a month to get my house cleaned up and organized. Not just straightened up but CLEAN and ORGANIZED. With the introduction of a new family member and all the equipment that entails and the addition of the treadmill some serious rearranging and reorganizing was needed. Unfortunately with 2 little kids in the house and Derek working tons of overtime it was a slow and painstaking process. However, I am happy to report.... IT IS FINISHED!!! :) My house is clean and organized. Now I just have to keep it that way. Plus, I decorated for Halloween. I love this time of year and have to say that this is the fastest that October has ever crept up on me. Usually September is a slow month for me but not this year. I am excited for the holidays because Audrey is really getting into it this year. I am sure I will have a lot to post about in the coming weeks. Including pictures of the girls in their costumes: Winnie the Pooh and Dumbo. :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

October

So October is here and this year continues to fly by. So much so that I can hardly find time to blog. I finally have my house spotless and in order. It only took me like a month. But it is refreshing and therefore motivating to keep it looking this way. I have also put up my Halloween decorations which Audrey thinks is really "cool". She is going to be a blast this holiday season. We haven't been doing too much because Derek is working an insane amount of overtime because the job site he is at HAS to open on the sixth of November because it is a casino and they have concerts lined up already. So that is hard but good. Luckily he got today off because they didn't have the materials they needed to work today so he gets to be home with us. YAY!

The only big thing lately is that last weekend we took at trip to Oregon to see some good friends of ours who moved there about 2 years ago. They have two little girls and another one on the way. It was a blast. We ate A LOT and had a lot of fun. The weather was beautiful and we got to go to a neat playground that had a fountain that the kids could play in. We also got to go to the Disney Store which was exciting for me since they took the one out of our mall this past winter. We even picked up a Christmas present for Audrey already.

Otherwise not much is going on here. Both of the girls are doing well. Audrey is HUGE! She is 33 pounds and about 38 inches tall. She is growing like a weed. We had to go and get her a whole new winter wardrobe about a month ago because we realized that her 2T stuff wouldn't last until her birthday. Brianna is doing well too. She had a cold a couple of weeks ago that made her wake up in the middle of the night for a few nights. But I am happy to report that she is back to her usual sleeping through the night schedule. She is about 14 pounds now and I have no idea how long she is because she wiggles a lot when I try to measure her but I think she is about 24 inches????? We'll see. She goes back to the doctor towards the end of this month for her 6 month appointment. I can't believe it has almost been six months. It has just flown by. Well, I think that is all the catching up. I will be back soon. Oh and FYI, I am getting close to my 100th post. So I am excited about that! :) It's the simple things.