Tuesday, May 25, 2010

&%#$ Facebook!

I feel so dirty finally getting a facebook, and now that I am there, I remember even more why I didn't want one. However, I am going to tough this one out for awhile. I got the account for the sole purpose of posting pictures and videos of our kids for the extended family. Ricky is really bad about keeping those things up to date, and family members are always asking me to kick him around a bit and post more Judah pictures.

Now, with the second kid only a few days away (I pray) this has become even more of a necessity to keep the family updated. With my own account, I can upload the pictures and videos of the new baby, and continue to keep everyone in the loop; without harrassing Ricky, that is. However, that doesn't mean I have to be happy about it.

I think Judah may finally be understanding that there will be a new baby in the house, although he doesn't understand what all that entails. Ricky and I started telling him there was a baby sister in momma's tummy about a month ago, and he's been so clueless. However, the last day or two, I've noticed his eyes light up a little more. We've been telling him where the baby will sleep and how the baby will cry. I showed him some pictures of kids holding babies so that it might possibly click a little more. We'll see I guess. Ricky and I know that Judah will enjoy having a sibling... after some time. :) He is so social and doesn't like being by himself. Having another kid in the house will open him up a bit more, I think. He did phenomenal when Kayla (my niece) was here everyday, but the difference is that she went home every night.

I already see him being so nuturing, in a manly way, of course. He has his favorite stuffed bunny, lovingly named "Bunny." He treats the bunny like a family member. He takes it in the car with him, and he'll tuck him in when we put Judah to bed. Gives Bunny a hug and kiss and says "night night." So cute. Today he put Bunny in his play car with him and pretended to strap him in. So they rode off together, just him and Bunny. I hope he gives his sister just as much affection.

Monday, May 24, 2010

So I have been jumping on the trampoline since Friday night. No luck so far.

I am just sitting and waiting.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Week 36

I woke up this morning, and I decided that it's time. It's time to come out, baby. (Still nameless.)

I want to scream and cry because I can't take it anymore. I may live through one more week, but after that, Ricky may need to use vacation time to stay home and take care of Judah, because I simply won't last.

Week 36

God, give me strength for today.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Judah 21 mo

I had to write down what Judah had done this morning before I forget it forever.

He woke up in a really good mood. Sometimes he needs to "finish" waking up for the first 20 minutes or so of the morning. But today, he was ready to go! He has a long satin ribbon that he's become attached to over the last week or two. While dragging it behind him, he discovered that Bailey (our cat) will chase the ribbon, and Judah found this hilarious. It was quite entertaining to watch these two play with each other, and every time Bailey pounced, Judah would laugh and laugh.

Not long after he'd finished his breakfast, I turned on some music. He loves to dance. He was in the living room, and as I came out of the kitchen, he was doing some sort of move that looked like he was trying to use a hoola hoop. It was so cute and I laughed and said "Look at you shaking your booty!" He smiled and repeated "Shakin' booty!" over and over again. HILARIOUS! Of course, this left me smacking my head. Judah has started repeating EVERYTHING, so Ricky and I are getting used to really trying to watch what we say, but we are doing poorly for the moment. We're working on it...

After he was done dancing, he asked for daddy who had already left for work. I told him that daddy was working and would be back later. I guess, in an attempt to comfort himself, he ran to our bedroom and grabbed Ricky's slippers. He walked, or more accurately, trudged around in them for the next 15 minutes yelling, "Daddy shoes!" I wish Ricky could have seen that.

So my little boy is getting so big. He's also entering the terrible two's so Ricky and I are going to be developing a lot of patience over the next few months.... well, make that the next few years.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I had a rough day today...

I thought for a bit that I might be going into labor, but luckily I didn't get my hopes up. After Judah got up, he was in such a good mood, but my fuse became super short. Shorter than it has been in quite some time. I would start shaking I was so mad about... I'm not sure, but I was mad about SOMETHING. My back and lower abdomen started hurting significantly (this is why I thought I may be in labor) and I got really sick. It all happened so fast. I had to fix dinner and get to church by 7:15pm, and I was scheduled for childcare. Hooray.

The beginning of my day was fine. This was all after I had missed my nap. It's not uncommon for me to miss a nap, but the reason I did may have been what put me in such a mood. I was on the phone almost the entire time Judah was sleeping. We have been getting way too much junk mail for the previous house owners, so I have been calling these random places asking them to take us off the mailing lists. So I talked on the phone for 2 hours with a dozen or so costumer service representatives from companies all over the country, and not all are friendly or competent. I figured out my new budget (always a mood lifter *sarcasm*) and did some research on some church payments, and a bunch of other "not fun" things in general. Oh yeah, and talked on the phone with a relative that I would rather not be related to.

So I missed my nap to do a bunch of tedious and mind numbing things. Then when Judah got up, I just stressed out and had a hard time controlling my emotions. On top of all this, I am losing circulation in my legs, so they are cramping a lot, and my stomach hurts really really bad from stretching. These last few weeks are just the baby getting bigger really quickly, so where I already had no room, she's pushing on even more to make even more room that I don't have. It's a painful process.

I wish she'd come early so we could skip this last part.

One of the positive parts of my day was grabbing a latte on the way to church. For me, it's one of those simple pleasures. I also got to leave church early because no other children showed up for the childcare, so I was off the hook. Not that I always hope to leave early. I usually quite enjoy being there, but not during this stressful and painful part of my life. So now Juju is in bed, and I get some down time to chill and wait for Ricky to get home. Also, being on a positive streak, I keep in mind that my pregnancy is really not that bad at all compared to many others who actually have it bad. I also was given money from the hubby for a massage. So I will most likely get a massage this weekend, although I still need to call and schedule it. You'd think that I could have done that today seeing as I was making calls for 2 hours, however, it didn't go that way for me.

I will try and call tomorrow. I will also be seeing my Grandma Neta tomorrow at the mall, so that will be a good mood lifter as well.

So this is me, signing off from my terrible day, with higher hopes for tomorrow. I'm going to bed early.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Great Wolf Logic

On Monday, Ricky, Judah and I took the trek down to the Great Wolf Lodge. It was a great drive, and we are lucky that it is so close by.

We walked in, and my aunt and uncle had just checked into the room, so we all headed upstairs to get into our bathing suits. The water park is really great (for those that are thinking about taking children). Because the entire park is indoors, you don't have to worry about sunblock, and rain, and all those other things. They keep it around 85 degrees at all times which was a tremendous help with Judah. He is so skinny that he doesn't regulate body temperature that well.

Unfortunately, the kids are just a little too young for the park. We got there, and it is very overwhelming with water flying everywhere, and it being so loud. There is a great area for toddlers where the water is a bit warmer and it's shallow. Almost like a huge bathtub really. :) Judah was able to enjoy that a bit, but he didn't want to let us go because he was so scared. Plus with other children running around, you have to keep your eye on him at all times. If he were a year older, he'd be running off by himself and be able to hold his own a bit more. Conner was pretty scared too, but I don't blame him since he's 3 months younger than Judah. Once again, I'm sure if he were a year older he'd be more apt to get out of the box and explore.

Harvey and Liz only stayed the day, while Ricky and I were able to stay the night. The next morning, it wasn't as crowded and Judah warmed up even more, although still wouldn't do anything without Ricky or I there holding his hand. We want to go back again sometime, but we'll have to wait at least another year.

It was nice to have the extra long weekend as well. Just hanging out and having family time was well worth it. We don't have more than a few weeks with just the 3 of us. We want to soak it up.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Merry May

I really wish that we would start getting some nice warm weather. Ricky, Judah, and I ventured to the park today. We have great fun for 10 minutes before it started sprinkling, and only 5 minutes after that it turned into all out rain with wind. That makes you cold fast, especially if you are a toddler. We had to go back to the car with a less than successful park visit behind us. Ricky has some yard work to do as well, but he hasn't been able to all weekend because the rain was so inconsistent. It would stop raining for a half hour or so, and he'd go to the garage to pull out the lawnmower or weed whacker, only to have the rain come again before he could even get started.

Frustrating. Even the weather forecasters go back and forth. They say "sunshine" and then say "scattered showers", "No, wait. Sunshine." "No, no. We've got scattered showers..." No one can tell what will happen here. We have a birthday party this coming Saturday, and for now the weather forecast says partly cloudy, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that they don't change their minds.

So here we are in May finally. Ricky and I have a long weekend. HOORAY! Tomorrow we are going to the Great Wolf Lodge for FREE! What a blessing that is. We have been wanting to do something fun with Judah, but of course, the weather has been less than cooperative. Just a zoo trip would have been fine, but not in Seattle. That's asking too much. We know that we won't get much of a chance until late summer to do a fun outing because of the new baby coming soon. An overnight stay, and a long weekend, and lots of fun with Jujubee and my aunt and uncle is just what we need. I am happy to be getting more time with Ricky as well. The weekends get away from us too quickly.