Sunday, February 19, 2012

I did it!

Another goal down:
  1. Potty train George
  2. Have a healthy baby boy without needing to be induced (please!)
  3. Gain no more than another 15 lbs this pregnancy
  4. Finish baby #2's quilt before he gets here (still waiting on the fabric!)
  5. Breastfeed through the end of the year
  6. Save enough money for Glen to get his Masters without taking out a loan (we're only 1/3 of the way there and we are halfway through our available saving time...)
  7. Graduate from BYU with my bachelors (Graduation is set for the same day as my due date so I will probably not be walking... Sad day)
  8. Get Glen started at ASU in the Fall in the program he really wants (come on ASU, you need him!)
  9. Find a good daycare for George when Glen starts school (I would love to keep him home but thinking about two babies and working full-time is scaring the crap outta me) I think it will help him learn social skills as well. He needs interaction with other kids and adults!
I can't walk with at my commencement in April but I will be walking in August! I can't wait!! I don't have to write any more papers or take any other exams!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

31 Weeks (7 Months)

At the request of my sister, Candice, here is my lame baby belly:Cellphone picture... bad quality...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My Valentine!

My gift to Glen didn't get here in time for Valentine's Day so once again Glen outshined me. He got home from work with beautiful roses in a pot that I can water and keep alive and plant one day. This I prefer to a vase of flowers that will die. He also bought me a new cup so George can stop stealing mine and have my old one. I use it to make sure I get enough water every day and it has a screw on lid so there is less spilling.... That's a problem I have. Then Glen made me a delicious dinner complete with appetizers, steak, baked potatoes, asparagus and croissants. It was so good! And we were so full. My sweetheart always thinks of ways to make me happy. He even used his piano lesson money so it didn't come from our joint bank account. This means nothing to most wives but for me it's huge. Otherwise I feel like money was wasted on me that could have been used for clothes for George or Glen or groceries or bills. I obsess. I love my husband, best friend and lover. He is the best! And he is a fabulous daddy to his little boy. Thank you, honey!

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Good, the Bad and the Tired

George and I have a new routine. We used to go downstairs about ten and he would go outside for an hour or so and then lunch. Then we go back upstairs and watch a movie and I pray he falls asleep. But I decided I need to start exercising again. So, after lunch, I put him in his stroller and we walk for an hour. Usually he wants to get out of the stroller after about ten minutes so I have to take lots of snacks and things to distract him. After about 25 minutes, he is usually out cold and sleeps for two to three hours. This has been awesome! I get to work out and he takes a nap!

However, it's not all sunshine and rainbows. Because he is taking a nap, he thinks he can wake up earlier. The naps started Monday and Tuesday morning he was up at six, Wednesday it was 5:30 and Thursday it was 4:45. On Thursday I decided I wasn't going to get up that early so I told him to go back to sleep and after much coaxing he finally did. This morning he was up at six again. Six is okay because that is when my alarm is set anyway so I can go downstairs and have breakfast and read scriptures with Glen, clean the kitchen and shower before work starts at seven. However, he was sleeping until anywhere between 6:30 and eight last week. I have to decide if I want the quality work time while he takes a nap or if I want the extra sleep and get-ready-without-George time in the morning. So far I choose work time and sleepiness.

Maybe I'll wake him up from his nap early but that usually means angry crying for twenty minutes and a bad mood for much longer. I could also put him to bed later but that means less alone time with Glen before we both pass out at ten. We cherish that time sitting on the couch without the boy. And what happens when I have a newborn getting up at 3 am and then George at 5:30? I'm glad Glen will be almost out of school by the time the new one comes. And I am taking the full maternity leave. Last time I only took about a week off. It's hard not to work when you work from home but I will do my best this time. I will need lots of naps.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Month, New Post

There isn't much to say about the past couple of weeks. Work has been slow so I've been working on my courses. I am just about finished with my degree! I can almost taste it! George has been learning every day. He knows all of the letters of the alphabet and will point them out every where we go. He does the same with numbers 1-11. Eleven is my favorite because it sounds like "lelele"which is very close to what violin sounds like but with emphasis on the second syllable instead of the third. We just figured out that George has been removing the bricks from the brick border we paid $700 to be put in. You'd think after paying that much the mortar would hold the bricks enough to not allow a two year-old to remove them. He has a pretty fun imagination already. He builds train tracks out of his letter/number blocks and takes his train across them. His train tracks double as a walkway for his Buzz. He has given up naps. This is no bueno. He has done this before but usually it is just once or twice and then he takes a nap the third day but we are going on four days. And the days he does take a nap they are really late in the afternoon, like five. We take daily "walks" which usually consist of him riding his bike for five minutes and then leaving it in the middle of the sidewalk and then I take it back to the house and we walk around the neighborhood VERY slowly as he looks at every rock and closes every garbage can. But at least we are out of the house. I almost wish he would ride in the stroller so he would take a nap but I do like that he is an active kid and not lazy.