Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Long time no nothing

Well it's been about a week since my last blog and not for any good reason. My life has been full of potty run after potty run and cleaning up accidents a long the way. Things are going smoother, most of the time when it comes to our potty training with S. I really don't know why I haven't blogged recently, and I apologize for the handful of you that read my blog and hopefully somewhat enjoy it. Well I guess there is one good reason for not blogging...My computer!!!! grrrrrrrr. We have a cable modem, which is just as fast as DSL, which was nice. I don't know what happened recently, but it's been running like dial up, if not slower. So being a person of little patience I haven't done much on the computer. The hubby looked at it last night and muttled some computer nonsence of what was wrong, which was no help, because Mr. Computer himself, didn't know how to fix it. Why did I marry him anyway, if he can't fix my computer! ;) I'm just teasing, I love him with all my heart and would never think about trading him in for anything. But the one thing other people count on him for (his computer skills) isn't useful for my problem. I never asked if it was a computer problem or our internet company problem. It doesn't matter, I don't know how to fix and I'm losing the little patience that I have. So bare with me, if I don't post everyday, and I'll try harder to come up with topics to write about and dig up the patience and time to do it.

Monday, January 23, 2006


Well we have been working on potty training S for the last several weeks. I didn't know if we were making any progress. Especially since last week, we did a lot of running around and going to friends houses, which we put him in a pull-up whe we do, because when he is around people he forgets about all else. Well after days of being in pull-ups or diapers and not really doing the underwear/potty thing, Saturday he finally came up to us and told us he had to go potty. And he has done it almost every time since then, when we are home. So I feel like there is some success! Today when we were out he actually told me he had to go twice, but I think bathrooms outside of our own at our house, with his Ernie and Elmo potty seat on him, kind of intimidate him. So I guess the next thing we need to work on is using the toilet when we are in public. But I feel good about the progress, and no longer feel like giving up on it. Although the last several days in the morning when he gets up and is still tired, he fights me to take his diaper off to put underwear. I don't know why he screams and says "No! Diaper!" Meaning he doesn't want me to take it off and to keep a diaper on or to put a new one back on. Is this normal?

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Blogging Issues

Well do any of you ever have these problems? During the day you come up with something you think would be interesting to blog about, and part of you thinks you should blog it now so you don't forget, and the other part of you thinks, there is no way you'll forget. Well something always comes up and I don't do it then, and what happens, I forget!!! I hate that! Then it leaves me trying to think of something as interesting to blog about, which is tough and sometimes doesn't happen.
On a side note I'm still working on potty training S, which is going alright I guess. We don't have accidents at home. We are still working on trusting him while we are out. He gets so pre-occupied in things and with other kids, if we ask if he has to go he'll never say yes, unless the other kid has to go then we might stand a chance. So besides having being a stay at home mom, I decided to potty train my son and take more time out of my day on him. So that is my excuse for the lack of blogging and the interesting stories.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Unique Combos

Well today, S had an interesting lunch. He had what I would say a pregnant lady might have. Although I question that because, I never had really weird cravings for things together that they often protray on TV. Do they really exist? Pickles and peanut butter or any other thing that I wouldn't eat together when not pregnant. He had Lucky Charms along with BBQ chips in between bites. Not what I would call a good combo. I guess with having a toddler who will eat anything they like with anything else they like, it gives Jeremy and I a look at what could be, if I was like those women on TV.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The Perfect Mother

I was reading another blog the other day about someone talking about not feeling like she was a good enough mother, or the type of mother she thought she would be. It made me think of a TV show I saw a while ago. A few weeks ago I was watching Yes, Dear while I was waiting for my kids to get up from naps. For those you who haven't seen this show, it is about two families. One sister and husband and kids who are well off and her sister and her husband and kids who live in their backyard in her sister's guest house. Now they have two completely different parenting styles. The ones living in the guest house are laid back and easy going parents, while the others are hard nose, by the book, everything needs to be perfect parents. Well at times the sister that lives in the guest house feels inadiquit as a mother, because her sister is "super-mom". In this particular episode, the sister who lives in the guest house gets a job as her brother-in-law's assistant. I know there is a lot to follow when it comes to who is who. Well anyway, she got the job because his old assistants never lasted long before they quit. The first day on the job, her sister calls to see how things are going, and then asks her to do somethings for her sons school, like getting fliers for a field trip done, because they have nicer paper and a good copier, etc. Well this continues to happen every day and the one sister has do slack on her job because she is being asked to do so much by her sister, who helped get her the job, so there is some sense of a need to make her happy. Well to the point, this ends up coming up in front of all the husbands and sisters that the one can't do her job well because the other keeps on having her do things. Well turns out that all the other assistants kept quiting because of the guys wife and her using his assistant as her own. Why do I write about this? I think that all those mother's we see that look like they have everything going and can do everything, really have something they are hiding. Heck if I had an assistant I could get a lot more things done. So as mothers let just be happy we are doing our best and assume that with all those so called perfect mothers out there, they really have some things to hide. Or at least for me thinking that it makes me feel better at the job I'm trying to do

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Hubby Blogs

Well after who knows how long of doing this blog or at least trying, the hubby decided he wanted to take it up (again). I add again because he used to have one back in the day, I don't know when that is. But anyway he recently started his own. One about the business and the things that happen there. So those of you that like computers or maybe run your company, might enjoy it. Feel free to take a look. The Lucid Developer

Friday, January 06, 2006

Pick up a book

Read about this on another blog, thought it was kind of fun

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.

This is what I ended up with, I had to reach for a secone book because the first one I picked up only had 122 pages. What does that mean?

"Those we love don't always love us back or honor their commitments."

I didn't want to end on such a sad note, so I grab the next book. I didn't think I would end up grabbing three.

"We will want to keep our bodies clean and healthy because we are proud of them."

Thursday, January 05, 2006

My Potty Woes

Well the hubby and I decided after we got back from our travels to the NW for the holidays we would consider taking a more active part in potty training S (meaning being serious about it). That meant for me getting over the fact I didn't want to deal with the messes that accidents bring. I realized that no matter when I did it I would have accidents so I just needed to get over it. Over the holiday we got a big box of daipers from one of my favorite places for many things (Costco), and it will hopefully be our last for S. So on Monday, I got out the underwear and put them to use. Day one, 2 wet pairs of underwear, not as big of messes as I expected. Day two, yet again 2 wet pairs of undies. It's usually the two times he goes to the bathroom after the switcheroo in the morning from diapers to underwear. So hopefully him just remembering he has them on. Day three, only one pair of underwear we had to change, but the worst so far. I was finishing unpacking from the trip and couldn't a couple of pairs of new socks B got. I'm the type of person I'll tear everything apart again and again until I find it. I can't sleep until it's found. Well I eventually gave up and think I left them at my parents house or they are lost somewhere not in the house. Well by the time I went to go check on S, needless to say he filled his underwear. I was hoping I wouldn't have to deal with that, but I course I did. Wet underwear is one thing, but the other, just makes me sick. Well now it's day 4, we are on the same pair of underwear we started the off the day with!!!! Hooray!!!!! No accidents and it's 4:30 in the afternoon. We are still working on him telling us when he has to go, for know it's just us telling him when to go. One of these days he'll tell me yes when I ask him if he needs to go potty. I guess it's just another day in the life of a mother with young kids.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Baby Hair

I like the fact that I now have a baby girl and can do her hair. Since I grew up in a house of brothers I never got the chance to play "beauty parlor" or just do the hair of a sister. I guess often times girls play with their mother's hair, but my mom has always had short hair. I was happy when my baby girl came out with a head full of hair. She wasn't one of those babies that came out looking like they need a hair cut (not saying there is anything wrong with that), but she came out with enough hair to tell what color it was and then some. On top it was probably at least a inch to an inch and a half in some areas, and the sides were shorter and the back of her neck was fuller. Any way enough with that. After she was born and got all cleaned up, they brought her back to me with a curled mohawk on the top of her head, which left me kind of excited that I had some hair to work with. I quickly found out she had some body to her hair and that I could get the top of her hair to go into a bunch of curls, that stood straight up since it wasn't long enough to lay down. I learned from a friend how to make my own hair bows that are attached to elastic to make headbands. For Christmas we got B some baby barrets, since her hair in front is getting long enough to comb over and barret, which I think is cute. Well on Christmas day I was getting her ready for church and went to curl her hair on top and then put a barret in the front. I hadn't done this in weeks! To my surprise, she had lost a lot of hair! I didn't think I'd be dealing with this issue again at 5 months, I thought that had come and gone along with some of the other newborn issues. I was a little disappointed, I don't know why, and I shouldn't have been. It's funny because on the top of her head where she had lost her hair, she has a few pieces that are about 3 inches long. Why didn't those one fall out? I shouldn't be complaining because a lot of babies don't have hair when they are born (well I know they do, but it's just fuzz) and don't get a good amount until close to their first b-day. A friend of mine has a little girl who is a year and a half, and when I was over there a few weeks ago, I realized that her daughter had just a little more hair than B did when she was born, of course hers is a little thicker, since she is older and doesn't have that bold spot that B wore off from turning her head from side to side (which I'm glad to say is finally getting hair back). But now that I think about it, I guess there is a little bit of fear on my part that having a girl, I won't be a as creative as I should be with her hair, since I didn't have the opportunities many girls have growing up. Oh well, for now, I'll just be happy that my baby has hair, and for that matter has more hair than most babies her age, or at least the ones I know and more hair than a lot of the babies older than her that I know. At least I have hair to work with I guess.

Back to Normal

Well we are back home from our holiday vacation in Seattle. We had a good time and it was nice to have help with the kids at almost all hours of the day. We had a better Christmas than expected, or at least the kids did. I had a reminder of something I've always know, but I guess had kind of forgotten. Often times it's the small and simple gifts that are appreciated the most. Last minute we got S something fairly cheap, and it was by far his favorite present. We got him a nice gift that was more expensive, but this was something he said he wanted, but we kind of blew off. Last minute we decided to get him a cheap version of it and he loved it. He loved it! I had a hard time, at times, feeling bad that we couldn't have the type of Christmas his cousins had. We could only afford to give gifts to the kids, and none to each other. Someone asked me what I got for Christmas, after hearing her list of all the nice things she got, and try as I might, I had a hard time not having a pitty party for myself, because the hubby and I just got a $5 movie and that's it. I had no right to feel this way. After all I was home with family and where I wanted to be, and most importantly S loved his Christmas even though he didn't score as many gifts as some others. It was great to be home and made me miss and dread coming back here, once again. I want so badly to be home, but there isn't anything I can do! It's nice though to back in our own place. Don't get me wrong I loved having my parents and brother around to help with the kids, but after a while it gets hard on the kids and me I guess. I don't like having to share of room with my baby. Sound horrible maybe you some of you, but my kids are loud sleepers, they toss and turn and grunt. I always try after they are born and we come home for the first time, and have them in our room, but it usually only last a couple days. Although if we were home she might be in our room anyway since she is and was sick, and often times slept in our bed, which we never do! I know this one was really random, just a bunch of thoughts I have scattered together.