Tuesday, August 31, 2010

8 weeks/kidney bean

Today I am 8 weeks pregnant and our little blueberry is the size of a kidney bean.
Blueberry has webbed fingers and toes and can move it's elbows and knees.
I can't feel it though....lol. I loved feeling Brighton move and I can't wait to feel this one move

I am convinced this one is a girl. So far this pregnancy is completely different than Brighton's and I did a funny little old wives tale trick to determine the gender. I used a necklace with a pendent (my hyperlink isn't working so here's the link to the necklace I used: http://therustedchain.bigcartel.com/product/plant-seeds-necklace) and held it over my belly and it moved around in a circle denoting that it was a girl (it would move back a forth if it was a boy).
So I think it's a girl
So I've been feeling pretty sick these last few weeks. I can hardly do anything. But I do because Brighton has to eat, and so do I. My house is a disaster though. I don't care. It's not that bad, I just haven't picked up Brighton's toys.

So Brighton is doing well too. No progress on the potty training front. I've put it on the back burner for now. I don't think he's ready yet.

It's been alot cooler here lately so we've been able to play outside. We go to the spray park alot and just play in the front yard.
We also just recently got netflix and we can live stream stuff through the play station! So I've got Blue's Clues, Backyardigans, Wonder Pets and Thomas the Train lined up and ready to go. I don't like him to watch too much TV but it's essential some days when I'm too sick to function in the mornings.

Ok that's if for now.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

potty blunder

Man, I wish Brighton would be potty trained already. He totally knows when he was to pee or poop but he just won't do it. It's kinda frustrating.
This morning I stripped him naked and when he was ready to pee (after holding it extremely long) he cried and I dragged him to the bathroom and stood him on the bench and he dribbled and peed in the toilet! I praised him so much. He was really excited and we called Daddy and he was exctied too.
Then like 10 minutes later he peed on the floor. Blah. I was mad! I didn't scold him. I didn't think it was necessary. He knew what he'd done and he was already upset about it. So I put a diaper on him. He's already peed again.

I know it's a process, its just that he knows what to do, but he's just being stubborn.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

blueberry/7 weeks

(I'm going to try to post pregnancy updates when I get the baby center emails. lol)

This is how big the baby is now.
A blueberry
I was going to take a picture of a real one but I must have eaten them all...

So even though little blueberry isn't so big, i definatly know he/she is there. (I don't like to say "it"). I have been feeling nauseated 24/7. I go to bed sick and I wake up at 4am sick and I wake up at a sane hour like 9am, sick. Blah. This is not cool. I was not this sick with Brighton. Maybe once or twice I felt a little nauseated if I thought I could make it to work before I ate. But not this one, I have to always have a full stomache. I have no food aversions yet, so pretty much what ever is in my reach I eat, and I've stocked the fridge with fruits and veggies galour. I have actually lost 10lbs. I don't know if that's a good thing or not, but I could use to loose a few pounds anyway so I think I'm good.

The other thing that is really bugging me is that I pee like 20 times a day. I'm not exaggerating. In fact I think I'm under estimating. Again, I don't remember peeing this much this early with Brighton. Maybe it's because I was working full time and I was distracted by that. I know I need to drink alot of water, but if I drink too much, i'll spend all day in the bathroom! Yesterday I waled to the park with my neighbor, I peed right before we left, 10 minute walk there and I already had to pee. But I didn't. We let the kids play for like 45 minutes. I still didn't pee. Finally we got ready to leave and I peed. I should have gone like 5 times in that time period but I didn't want my neighbor to think I was weird. lol

Ok so that's all I have to update.  We've told Brighton there's a baby in mommy's tummy. So know he likes to see my belly and say "baby in there" although now he says "mommy in there", "daddy in there", Brighton in there" "dinosaur in there". Yeah, I'd like to see that happen!

I found mmy camera so hopefully I'll get somemore pictures up here.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What are "die-sores"

On Saturday we went to the Museum of World Treasures to vote for the name of the new Dinosaur they have on exhibit.
Brighton loves dinosaurs right now. We have a Dragon Tales video and he calls them dinosaurs, or as he says it "die-sores"
So we picked up some new friends in the gift shop and he carries them every where now.
The grocery store, Beki's house, to bed.

He's such a sweetheart. I love him so much. He was handing them to me and wanting me to play too so I did.
He also tried counting them. "one....two...free...one....five" yep he only has four of them, and I guess four and one sound similar.

He also loves to run so he was running the length of the front yard. Sometimes he would hand me the "die-sores" and sometimes he want to take them running too.
I think it's safe to say it was the best collective $4 his Grandpa Woody and I spent.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Adventures in Potty Training

Funny and true story: One day, while in the bathtub, I stepped out of the bathroom for a second and while in the hallway I heard a *plop* and a giggle, then another *plop* and more giggles. I ran back in the bathroom thinking he was pooping in the bathtub. Nope, he wasn't acutally pooping, he was standing up holding his bath toys at his butt cracking and letting them fall in the water! He does this alot now. He stuck a dime between his butt cheeks and when he bent over it fell out and he said "look mommy! I pooped!" If only my child really pooped money.

So Brighton is 2 (27 months) and we are working on potty training. We cloth diaper so he can feel exactly when he pees. He also knows when he needs to pee or poop because when he's naked he freaks out about it. We just can't get him to pee and poop on the potty.  He asks for his diaper to be put on if he's naked or he'll tell me as soon as he goes that he needs changed. I think it's going to be a longer process than I originally thought. I've tried bribery, and he doesn't really get it yet. Does anyone have some good potty training tips. I've been doing positive reinforcement lately.  Brighton seems to respond better to that than to being put in timeout and yelled out.  So when we're on the potty I just try to praise him and tell him he's a good boy for sitting on the potty, and that he needs to pee on the potty.

Back to School WINNER!

Congrats to Lindsey! The winner of our back to school giveaway! I'll try to post another giveaway soon!
Thanks for playing!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

5 weeks

Today I am 5 weeks pregnant! I can't wait until April to hold our new little bundle. Mitchel is also excited. He's been telling everyone so we went ahead and announced it this last weekend. I'm going to try really hard to keep this blog updated with how things are going!

So far I've felt ok until Monday night when I started getting super bad pains in my stomache and lower abdomen along with some queasiness. I've had no spotting so I think it's just normal pregnancy pains. I've consulted some friends and family and they don't seem worried. I haven't made my first OB appointment yet, but I'm calling this week to set it up. If the pains continue I'll ask to be seen sooner.

I'll be pregnant pretty much the same time period as I was with Brighton. He was born in May and this one will come in April.

I'm not working full time this time around which I am very greatful for. I do work part time for my friend Beki (http://www.therustedchain.com/) helping her with her jewelry business. And I also started a job over the weekend taking care of an elderly woman (she's 101!) She's super sweet. I get to her house around 7:30 and sit with her until she's ready to sleep, I fix her a bed time snack (she likes to tell me to eat too), then she takes her meds and goes to sleep. She usually gets up about 4 times a night to pee so I help her with that. I don't get the best sleep, but it's only 2 nights a week on Friday and Saturday. I think I can handle it.

Please stay tuned for more fun updates. I'll try to post weekly and include stuff about Brighton too. We haven't really done much lately because it's been sooo hot here, like 110 some days, but hopefully it'll start cooling down and we can get outside and play. I'll also include pictures now that i've found my camera!

Monday, August 2, 2010

back to school shopping/giveaway

I love back to school time. Everything seems fresh and new, kids walking to school in new jeans that are a bit too long (thanks mom), colorful backpacks stuffed with new pencils and notebooks.

I love school supplies too! I don't really know why, but I love shopping for pens and pencils and notebooks. We, of course, don't need any of that yet seeing as Brighton is only 2, but it's still fun to browse the aisles at Wal-Mart and Target.

I know that it can be stressful and expensive for parents, but I really can't wait to start back to school shopping for B. We will have so much fun!

Ok that's it! Maybe since I love school shopping so much I'll do a back to school giveaway.

Follow my blog and you could win a $20 gift card to Wal-Mart or Target. Make sure you suggest me to your friends please!

You can also follow me on Facebook And Twitter  for an extra entry each if you'd like.

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I will draw the winner on August 15th!
Good Luck