Friday, January 29, 2010
A little Anna Rant
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Happy Birthday Alex!
Today, my Hunk is 36!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Meet Baby Four
Monday, January 25, 2010
Derek and Amanda: Glowing from Within
Meet my brother Derek and his beautiful wife Amanda. A little over a year ago they meet, feel Madly in love, and were married. Since then, they have been taking the "marriage ride". Ups, downs, and finding their way in life together. Through all of it they are still Madly in love. Coming this spring they will be welcoming their first baby into the world. They've decided to name him Hudson. We are all so excited for them. In February they will be going to the Temple to be sealed together for Time and Eternity. What a blessing it is to have that opportunity. They absolutely glow! Congratulations Derek and Amanda. We love you and can't wait to meet your little guy.
A Terrible Two Argument
Mom: "Come here Mycah. Lets change your wet diaper."....sitting there with new dry diaper in hand.
Mycah: "NO! I NOT wet."
Mom: "Yes, you are, come here, lets change it."
Mycah: (nasty look in her eyes) "No"
Mom: "Ok, fine, wear a wet diaper, I don't care" (proceed to get up from the floor)
Mycah: (in hysterics) "Noooo.....Change Me! Change Me!"
Mom: "Ok Mycah, this is your last chance" (back on the floor with dry diaper) "come here"
Nothing more said from me, I get up from the floor and proceed to do other things. As I'm doing this, she is throwing a MAJOR tantrum at my legs. Of course this is unacceptable behavior and she gets to have her tantrum in her room. After screaming there for a few minutes she comes out and says "change my diaper?". Of course she lets me.
Question: WHY did this process have to be so draining and time consuming???? It would have been sooooooo much easier if she would have just let me change it the first time. This seems to be a typical thing with Mycah. This is the SAME argument we have when trying to potty train! So NOT Successful! It is so annoying. She is turning Three in a month, which experience reminds me that those terrible two's last from 18months old to just about 4!!!!! Yay! My goal, get her potty trained when she turns 3. The diapers are coming off, and she can walk around the house NUDE! She knows where to put it, she just needs to buck up and put it there.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
C.I.O. Starts Today!
C.I.O. otherwise known as "Cry It Out". A method I am not too good at. I usually avoid it to save myself the stress. So what is driving me to this today???? Well for starters, Logan is 8 months old next week! Can you believe it? He has a Nuk hooked to him at all times. This purpose, to make the baby quiet. To make him sleep. To make him wait. All of it...not working so well. I wish I could say that he is a great little sleeper. But I'm afraid that NUK is becoming a bigger problem. Dejah had hers till she was 2. Mycah, till she was 1 1/2. Today it is over for Logan. Last night he woke up crying 5 times!!!!!! FIVE....FREEKIN' TIMES!!! The night before, I can't even count. It has been consistently once or twice a night. Now me, being Prego/Sick/Tired, doesn't handle this well. Especially knowing that in about 4 1/2 months I will be tossing and turning and waking up to pee throughout the night. In about 7 months, I will have a new baby waking me to eat. So with all this on my mind, I am realizing that my "baby" needs to grow up quick. I'm hoping that he will learn quickly how to sooth himself to sleep and give me good nights and good naps. Wish me luck in my new challenge this week.
Biscuits and Gravy
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Just The Way It Is
Ok my #2 reason for not blogging. I am completely full of negative energy. I am not much fun to be around right now, and my entries would reflect all of it. I would have to change my blog titles to the "Anna Rants". Sick, Tired, missing most of Church every Sunday, not doing my hair EVER except to go to Sacrament on Sundays. My growing body that never got a chance to re-coop from my last baby. I won't get a summer to ride bikes or ski, or do anything physical for that matter. Fussy demanding children, my lost ability to make a meal for my family. I practically live in a bath robe and dread going anywhere. Really this list could go on. Yesterday I was thinking I should write down all the things that put a smile on my face despite all those negative things. So here it is:
When Logan wakes up from a nap or in the morning, and I come in, he sees me standing there and gets excited and smiles and squeals and starts shaking his legs and arms like crazy. When I sit to feed him a bottle he gets squirmy about half way through and wants to slap my free hand like he's giving me high fives. He is starting to crawl....somewhat. He gets into a bear crawl position and gets his legs going, but he just can't figure out yet how to get his arms moving. He LOVES the remote and cell phone. He gets really mad if you take it away from him, and he prefers them to toys.
Mycah is my cuddler. I can always count on her wanting me to hold her. I love that she loves books. She would let you read to her all day if you would. She has the biggest cheesy grin....but the poor girl has so many big teeth I'm afraid she is doomed for braces. She is tiny. Going on Three and weighs 20 lbs. It makes it fun tossing her around. Despite her tiny size, she will eat almost anything and will try everything. She is not picky. I love that! She loves doing dishes or helping out with whatever I am doing. The girl can hold her own. If it comes to a fight....she'll more than likely win.
Dejah is so grown up. She is my HUGE little helper! So many times Logan is just upset and she makes it all better. She carries him around the house like a little friend who needs help. She is his constant entertainment! Dejah can be found every day with pencil and paper. She loves to draw and write. She is eager to learn and loves school. Being the oldest, she tends to get the brunt of clean up, but she's a trooper.
I love my kids. I guess that's what keeps me smiling. I wish I could give them more. I wish I had the energy to keep up with them. I guess this is a unique time in my life where thing just need to be let go. This pregnancy has really thrown me. I'm still working on being excited about it, but I guess that may just have to come in time. So for now, I am trying to channel my negative energy into a little more positive.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Remedy the Morning Sickness
A combination of Vitamin B6 and Unisom (sleeping pill) = a much happier me :)Why is it, that I don't find about tricks & remedies until I am on my last baby?? Thankyou to my good Friend Andrea for filling me in on this one. My nurse actually said that she could give me a prescription for the nausea, but I opted for this first. So for now the constant nausea has subsided somewhat. The sleeping pill knocks me out completely at night, and I feel pretty drowsy during the day, but I think I can handle being tired better than tired AND sick.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
8 Weeks Pregnant
So Much Catching up to do....Read on....
Also this last week, I was assigned to Jury Duty. This was a postponement from November. Lucky for me Alex was off. Do you realize that there are NO EXCUSES when it comes to Jury Duty???? My "I'm nursing" excuse back in October only gave me a couple months postponement! It doesn't matter if you are a stay at home Mom and have NO ONE to take on your daily schedule for you. It doesn't matter if you are sick. It doesn't matter if you are related to someone in law enforcement. They don't care if you are pregnant, disabled, or don't have any transportation....YOU MUST REPORT! Crazy huh? And, they have NO sympathy over there. Ok with all that being said, my number was called on Wednesday, only it was put on stand-by, so I didn't know until 9:45 that morning if I was going to be driving into town for Jury Duty, or if Alex and I would get to spend the day at Bogus Basin (via, gift from Alex's Brother and Sister-in-Law). Call made....SKIING!!! Yay.
We haven't been skiing/boarding together for two years now, thanks to pregnancy. Even with that we get to go about once a year. Something I really hope to change in the future. A long time ago it used to be "my thing". I loved it! I had season passes and went tons! Having a family truly means sacrifice. For a time at least. I love my kids and I can't wait until they are old enough to come have fun with Alex and I doing the things we always used to do. We had a blast and practically died we are so out of shape. Not to mention skiing prego is interesting. It was beautiful and sunny up above the inversion that blankets Boise. Thankyou Hart and Jory for watching our kiddos.
Friday morning...last minute, my Sister here in Boise and I decided to surprise our Sister in Twin Falls for a girls day. She is so close to having a baby so I thought she may like to "get out". It was a two hour drive. She was Shocked to see us. We saw her new house, gave her a pedicure, visited alot, then took her out to dinner...her choice. She picked a local restaurant in Twin called Tomato's. Some kind of Italian/Pizza/whatever place. I was going to give a restaurant review (I still may) IT WAS AWFUL!!! Don't go there!!! But it was great to see Heather. :) Now she can have a baby with pretty toes.
Sunday, our church time has changed to 9am. We love it. Now we can rest during our afternoons. Well, during some "rest", we got up to check on the girls who decided to head outside to play. As we were looking around Alex noticed some scissors in the girls bathroom and some big chunks of hair on the floor!! I was terrified to think it might be Mycah's. The poor girl has no hair as it is. But the length of the hair told me it was Dejah. What would drive her to do such a thing? Anyway, I loaded up my kids and drove out to my Mom's for a visit. While I was there, I gave Dejah a hair cut to "even it out".
Well that is some of my week in a nut shell. I have a few things to add. So I'll do that later.