Friday, August 29, 2008

a play date

Jacob and James had a great time at the playground on thursday. Earlier this week I noticed Jacob trying to hand his mitt to his shadow so he could play baseball. I felt so bad. He just wanted someone his own size to play with. He's been really missing Sarah lately. I'm so glad it's only a little more than a week left and they'll be back. I think we'll have to plan to go visit as soon as possible when she gets back!

Monday, August 25, 2008

I have chocolate on my finger!

Not words you want to hear from a 2 1/2 year old sitting on his potty not actually eating any chocolate! We had our first poop success although I have to say it was hardly anything, but we made a big deal anyway because he tried his hardest. My boy is growing up!

In other news, I spent a few hours in hospital last night. So far everything came back ok, but I'm still in pain! We still have no explanation for the pain and I am not waiting for one of the doctors to call me with some ideas and what they want to do next. I'm actually surprised they haven't called already. They were supposed to discuss it at their morning case study meeting and then call me. I'll call them if I don't hear from them by 11:00 or so.

I'll try to keep you all updated.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Where have I been??

Well home sick :( I am not on bed rest but I have another appointment on wednesday next week to see how things are going. As of right now everything seems ok. So since that was all good I decided I would just get sick. Not really but that's what happened. I really don't know what is wrong I just feel crappy. I have pains in my stomach which are concerning but I think it's totally unrelated to the pregnancy. If I have no relief after trying some things today I'll have to call the doctor and see what they think. Dan ( the best husband ever ) was able to find someone to be at the office so he can bring me some stuff to help me feel better. I'm glad he could find someone because I can barely walk let a lone drive to the store. So that's where I've been. Now I have to find a way to get myself out of this chair and back to my couch. Jacob's been taking care of me and he's been pretty good. I'm lucky he's been so nice and tomorrow is saturday. I'm sure he only has so much good left before he gets tired of mommy just sitting around all day.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

bad day

I going to the doctor at 12:00 praying my blood pressure isn't too high. I am pretty swollen and water is only helping a little. I'm hoping it's just me being crazy and it's not as bad as I think. Anyway, I am supposed to stay off my feet and keep drinking water until I leave so I guess I should get back to that. I'll hopefully post when I get home provided my blood pressure is low enough they let me come home. She said it's very early for pre eclampsia but if can still happen. I guess we'll wait and see.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


You're probably all sick of hearing about potty training from me. Well that's my life right now. Jacob had a great day and is finally getting the hang of it! He now goes right away or with in 15 minutes instead of sitting there for 45 minutes waiting. I'm so proud of him. He earned himself $1.25 because he went 5 times! And the day's not over yet! I think we can get at least 1 more time as long as we are not out all night. We have a few things to do before our crazy weekend. I'll be at my parents all day tomorrow helping prepare for Saturday and My brother and sister-in-law will get there around lunch time. Since they are staying with us we are trying to get the house ready tonight since we wont be home tomorrow. Dan's going to go straight to my parents after work and we'll all have dinner together. My Aunt and Uncle and Cousin are also coming up from NC tomorrow and should arrive around lunch time also. I'm so excited they are able to come. We don't get to see them alot since we don't have a ton of vacation time. We hope to have enough money to go there next summer again for vacation but with gas prices we're just not sure. Sometimes they'll stop by around Christmas if they are in NY seeing family. This year they'll have more of an incentive if they go to NY because they can stop in and see the baby! I can't believe we'll have another baby in december! I'm being reminded by tons of kicking and flipping as I type this. I'm starting to think this baby never sleeps which is scary! This post is so all over the place it makes me laugh. Don't you like my no separate paragraphs?

Well I guess that's all for now. Busy weekend ahead of us so I'll post updates early next week!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I just don't get it. As soon as we think we're getting caught up with bills something happens. I broke a window in our family room today. If it were anywhere else I'd just leave it and board it up for a while. This is the room we spend most of our time. It also only has 2 windows so with all the bags I have on it right now not much sunlight is coming in. I hate having to have the lights on, but poor Jacob only likes it to be really light when he's playing. Now that he's asleep I can deal with the way the lighting is with the light off. It took me forever to get it cleaned up. I was using a towel to kill what I thought was a fly ( actually a bee ). My dog was freaking out and Jacob wasn't too found of it either. I never thought a towel would break a window. Apparently it was already weak. I'm glad I did it and not Jacob when he was playing and threw a ball near it. He would have been so upset. He was good to stay away while I cleaned it up. I did cut myself, but it's not that bad. Hopefully Dan can replace it tonight. It is a standard size window and home depot has it in stock. Now we just need to figure out a few financial things to still be able to pay all the bills. It never ends! I feel so dumb for breaking a window and it couldn't have happened at a worse time.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Is it the weekend yet?

It's been a rough week. I'm so glad that tomorrow is friday and then it will be the weekend. Not that I'll get much of a break but I get some. Dan's been helping my dad out with a lot so he'll probably be there most of the day but I usually go over too and then I have my mom to help with Jacob. It gives me a little break. Friends invited us over for dinner Saturday night so we're looking forward to that. It should be fun. They have 2 kids that are around Jacob's age so he should enjoy playing with them also. We're again struggling with the whole money thing. We just realized the commission check that's coming tomorrow is basically spent! That kind of sucks, but part of it is going to pay a bill so at least we wont have to pay that bill later this month. Most of the rest goes towards the carpet we just got in Jacob's room. Thank goodness we don't have to buy anything else to finish his room. We already have all the trim and Dan will work on getting that up a little at a time in hopes that Jacob can sleep in there maybe by monday. If not we might just put it off until next weekend after my brother and his wife go home. They are staying with us for the weekend. So now I have a lot of cleaning to do but that's ok. I don't mind because I needed to get it done anyway. It will be good to have the house clean again. I think I might have to recruit Dan to help me a little each night next week so we can actually get it done. I wanted to get a good cleaning done and have Dan take some stuff up to the attic for me also. The hall closet needs to be organized badly so I can fit more in it. That's one bad thing about this house, there's not enough closets. And of course when we added the hallway and redid Jacob's new room we didn't put in a closet! Oh well. It's something we'll have to add before we want to sell which isn't for like 10 years so it's no big deal. By the time we sell we'll have done a lot to this little house. It will be nice and hopefully sell with out any problems. Our next house needs to be exactly what we want though. I don't want to have to move again for a long, long time after that. It should be our last house before we retire and get something much smaller. We'll see how everything goes.

Ok enough nonsense rambling. I should go get some rest before Jacob and Jack both get up and the craziness starts all over.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

a little regression

So today is no where near as good as yesterday. Jacob successfully went on the potty 3 times yesterday. So far today nothing. He did however pee on the dinning room floor. He doesn't seem to want to sit on the potty today but we're trying to make it fun and a good thing. I know he has to go but he's being stubborn and I'm sure he'll just pee on the floor again if I'm not too careful. It's very frustrating and I'm beginning to wonder if it will ever happen. Maybe yesterday was a fluke. I don't know. I know it was only 1 accident but he just doesn't want to be on the potty today and I feel like I'm being mean. I don't want this to be negative but today I think it might be. I don't want to go back to diapers. He's been good so far. I just wish today was a little better. I was hoping for a better day. Nothing is interesting enough today to get him to be convinced to stay on the potty. He's been naked for a while so I can watch him more carefully and know when he starts and get him on the potty right away. We'll see how that goes. Any advice?

Monday, August 4, 2008

And another

So after I updated Jacob was successful once again! I'm so proud of my little boy. Two times yesterday. This is huge for him. Nothing yet today but he hasn't been awake that long so we'll see what happens. I promised him a new toy if he has a good week. The carpet comes tomorrow in his new room and then it will be almost ready for him. A few last minute things and then it's done for him. He will likely be in his room by the end of the week. I'll post pictures of the progress later this week. We still have some painting to do but he'll be in the room before that's done. I think I'll paint the big yankee symbol next weekend and all the retired numbers should be able to go up with in a few weeks. Dan still has to cut out the circles for me and then I can paint them.

Nothing else new. I'm so proud of Jacob. I hope this week will be the turning point for him with potty training. All I need him to start doing is knowing before he goes so he can tell me and then we'll be much better. Right now the poor kid has to sit on the potty every 20 minutes and he sits there for a while. It's been working so I don't plan to change it just yet. If anyone has any tips please let me know. I'm willing to listen to any advice and try anything if this doesn't work for him.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

We're having success

Yup that's right Jacob has successfully peed in the potty 2 times in the past 3 days! Finally we're getting somewhere! I'm so proud of him so I had to share. I just found out my best friend had her baby so I'm so excited for her! I think that's all for now. I'll update later I have to go wake up Jacob.