Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summertime Craziness!

Summertime means one busy mommy!!! We are still potty training, but things are looking up. Well, sort of. We had an interesting night last week. Aidan decided to poop all over the floor, and then run his tractor though it. He then brought his tractor to Josh and said "daddy my tractor's all dirty" He had it everywhere!!! I had to steam clean carpets at 10:00 at night, just what I wanted to do after working all night. UGH!! It took me two days, and about 4 different cleaners to get the smell and the stains out. AWFUL!!! On the upside, he is at least starting to tell us when he has to go potty, but he refuses to poop in the potty. Oh what to do???
Aidan started swimming lessons this week as well. He is doing great, he is quite the fearless one. I have been taking him to the daycare in the mornings, and he is then riding the City Bus with the daycare kids. I opted to take him myself, but he is really acting out lately, and I was afraid he would be glued to me if I tried to leave him. This is working out well for us though, it is day two and Brandi (our daycare provider) said that they all knew what to do and what to expect. She is AWESOME! Go Brandi!!! I am helping out at the daycare next Friday, July 3rd. I will be staying with the babies, while Brandi takes the big kids to swimming lessons. It should be interesting, I think I'll be watching 5 babies! I hope I can handle it. :P
Miss Kendal is turning into quite the drama queen lately. She is having major separation anxiety from her mommy. I went on a walk tonight for like a half an hour. She cried the whole time, as soon as I got home she stopped. O what to do with this baby girl? Kelly, my mother-in-law is taking both kids off our hands this weekend. This will be the first time I have ever left Kendal over night. I hope that we (she and I) can handle it. I will miss them both so much, but Josh and I really need a break. We need to spend some quality time together, no computers, no kids. Just us!! I can not tell you the last time we have been without BOTH kids. It will be a bittersweet weekend.
If you haven't heard by now, I may be going back to work full time. I had an interview earlier this year with IKON. I did not get the job at the time because I could not work past 5 o'clock. Well, the supervisor contacted my friend and asked if I was still looking for a job, so she emailed me right away. I called them back to set something up, but I haven't heard anything. I did run into the lady that interviewed me over the weekend, and she assured me that she would be calling me very soon. Still waiting though, so I guess we'll see. I want to see what they have to offer before I make my final decision. It is going to cost an arm and a leg to send both kids to daycare!! I will keep you posted on things if and as they progress. That's all for now!! I promise I'll have some pics soon. I bought a cheap kiddy pool, we somehow miss placed out big frog pool. No idea where it is, ugh! Anyhow, I will get some pics up soon. I promise. :)

Friday, June 5, 2009


Wow! I guess that it's been a really long time since I've blogged. Not much really to report, just the usual. I've been in kind of a rut lately, so I haven't felt like talking to anyone. :P I don't know why, just kind of in a mood. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I'm still trying to lose this baby weight, and it's not coming off as quickly as I would like. That's all about to change though....My good friend Amanda and I are tackling it head on. We are getting together on Sunday and coming up with a program to do together. She has downloaded the Slim in Six videos, and she has all the Weight Watchers material, so we are ready. We are going to do this together, so we can encourage each other along the way. I hope it works!!!! I'm so ready to have my pre-preggers body back. Ugh, I hate feeling this way!!!

On the upside, we are taking a new approach to potty training. We are letting him go naked from the waist down for most of the day. It kind of grosses me out, I'm not a naked person. I have blankets and things all over the place, because I don't want him sitting on things without clothes on. I'm just weird like that. We thought about this approach a while back, but we honestly thought he would just pee all over everything. To our surprise he is actually running to his potty on his own to go. It was funny because, I couldn't figure out how he was getting water in his potty. Then I realized it wasn't water, he was actually going in his potty!!!!! Yay, Aidan!! We have had some set backs this week, but we will get him back on track. I'm letting him take a break for a day or so, he started resisting again and I don't want him to feel pressure. For some reason, he does better in the evenings most days. I'm hoping we can get this done by the end of the month. I'm so sick of potty training!!!!

Miss Kendal is doing okay, she is still very tiny. Her personality is really coming out lately, it's so cute!! She definitely knows her mommy and daddy. She smiles so big for her daddy everyday when he comes home. I can tell it really just brightens up Josh's day. He thought for so long that she hated him, now they are really starting to create that special father/daughter bond. So sweet! She still doesn't have any teeth, and she still isn't crawling. She is sitting up on her own for long periods of time, so at least her back muscles are getting stronger. We have stopped putting her in her Jumperoo because the doctor said her calf muscles are a lot stronger then they should be. She wants to stand on her tippy-toes and never flat-footed. We have to stretch her calf muscles to try and loosen them up. We have even limited her time in the exersaucer for the same reasons. She is pretty much on the floor all day now. She can scoot herself all over that blanket though!! She wants to crawl so bad, but she just can't figure it out yet. I just keep telling myself that she will get there when she is ready. Her eating habits are getting better, she is eating almost full jars of baby food and taking almost 6oz of formula at a time. It's such a relief! She is still on the Soy formula, and the only downfall is that she is still having constipation issues. We are giving her prunes on a daily basis, and it seems to be helping. We think the formula has to much iron in it for her small body. I mean people, she is smaller then most 3-4 month old babies. She is that tiny!!! We tried changing her formula on our own, but that was a disaster, it was giving her abdominal cramps again and everything. We decided to just stick with the Similac and try to help her out by giving her the prunes or pear juice when she needs it. So far its working.

Well that's about all I've got for now. As things change I'll keep you posted! Wish me luck on the weight loss!! I'm staying positive and hopeful to lose a good portion of it in the next 6 weeks or so.