Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
we were going to stay the night, but I didn't go prepared to do that, so we'll stay on Wednesday night instead. my mom will be coming over to pick up the kids while I go to an appt with H and Garrett, so we'll just head over there afterwards and stay the rest of the day!
Hunter burned his finger tonight a little. that boy is so stubborn, don't know what I'll do with him! he was sitting in front of the fireplace and papaw told him 4 times to not get close to it cause the 'fence thing' (whatever its called) was hot. did he listen? why no! so when he DID touch it (of course) he got a scalded finger tip. : I don't think its blistered, he kept it wrapped in an icy towel the rest of the night.
oh, Garrett did achieve a milestone today! he can put food in his mouth! using the pincher grasp, he can grab it and actually feed himself now! he was doing it with his snacks today! (I was reading yesterday, I think, in Dawn's journal where Kyle started doing this too! LOL) so that's cool, usually he just opens and closes his fist or looks at it, wondering why the snack is still sticking to his hands. LOL!
I did get pics of the kids and stuff from FL, but they'll need to be resized and stuff. I cant wait to do scrappages with a bunch of them!!
Sunday, January 28, 2007
G is still sooooooooooooooooooo cranky today. its driving me bonkers and I don't have anyone to help.
on top of that, the power supply to my monitor went out about an hour ago. that was a birthday gift almost 4 years ago and the warranty ran out last year. I'm going to check into the limited lifetime warranty, but who knows if that'll cover it. I'm using this emachines monitor that was given to us and well, it works, but is streaking pink across the images and is very dark overall. yes, I've adjusted the color and all that stuff too. not to mention half my desk is now taken up again. I'm in a pity party mood.
I wish my mommy were home.
its frigid outside today too. we didn't go to church and we're not going anywhere cause its so cold out there!
G has gone poo for me some, but I'm sure he can go more. one thing about when he gets a butt pill, the poo that comes out smells sooooooooooooooooooo bad! guess cause its been waiting to come out so long or something, but man!
G's already starting off today with some of it. oy.
but he did sleep great last night again! that's 4 straight nights of undisturbed sleep! I'm loving it and will be soooooooo spoiled when he quits.
this morning he's trying to impress me by trying to CLIMB! its just my footstool, but still!
ya know, I think part of his crankiness is his missing his biggest brother. C plays with him so much and G really loves hanging with him.
its also poop day. gotta go tend to him and hold his legs to help him out.
I decided to take the boys out today. we stopped at best buy first. I have a gift card and wanted to upgrade my RAM for my puter. the one on sale was sold out, so I got a raincheck on it. I did get some ink since that's something I desperately need too and got a free pack of paper as well.
after that went to the mall to JCP. more gift cards! my sis and BIL ended up meeting us over there and they were a HUGE help with the boys. I got me a few items and seems like most of the store was on special, so I got some good deals! I got 5 shirts, one skirt, one pair of jeans and one pair of athletic pants for $58. not bad I guess, but I'm just not used to spending that kind of money on myself. its all on GC though, so I'm not really paying for it. and at least I got some new to my clothes. plus sis gave me two cardigans that she couldn't wear cause of the wool content, so that's 2 more things!
stopped and got the boys some chicken nuggets for going shopping with me today then headed home.
Garrett slept awesome last night, down about 10 and slept til 8! I didn't sleep that well though. he didn't nurse before going to bed so I woke at 2:30 with aching bbs and couldn't rest from then til he woke up. I did nod off a few times, but very lightly cause I hurt so bad. :P figures I'd miss out on such a great nights sleep.
but he's been super cranky ALL day. my gosh, he needs a chill pill, seriously. and I have no one to pass him off to now.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Could also be from the pillow I put in his crib for him to sleep on. its a very flat pillow, almost not a pillow, just enough fluff to call it a pillow. I put that in yesterday in hopes laying on it could help elevate him enough to help him breathe better. he loves pillows anyways.
he's also been in a very talkative mood again. DaDa, MaMa, NaNa are his words of choice. he even said Mama while crawling to me yesterday. *awwwwwwwww* he was upset cause I was 'way' over there and he was looking for me.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
I sewed up a curtain to go in my bathroom this morning and I'm working on a gift right now for someone. Figure I should get all I can done while I can before things change around here.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
I got caught up on laundry (been working on it a couple days now *blush* ) so that was my big thing. also went through Garrett's tub of clothes and found some stuff he can wear that I'd forgotten about! WOO! hopefully what he has will get him through the cold season. and forgot to mention my mom took us to CARES this past Friday and let me pick out some stuff for G (18m stuff) to help stock up. cool!
my days stay dang busy with such a nosey body in the house. I used to at least know he'd be in one area of the house, like the great room or the puter room, but now he's anywhere. night before last he crawled from the kids rooms to our room, which is across the whole house. he's also pulling up. he'll get to his knees if he pulls up on things, but if he uses our hands he'll pull up to standing (even without moving our hands, don't know what the difference is ). he gets SO happy when he stands himself up too, he just knows he's a stinker. LOL! so with this I'm expecting some sort of cruising/walking when or by the time he's 8 months. *egads* that's a month earlier than the C or H.
he's flipping his lips too (don't know what you actually call this), but he'll take his hand and go back and forth across his mouth (I taught him, I'm so proud! LOL ) and makes b-b-b-b-b-b-b- sounds.
I also weighed and measured him today since he'll be 7 months on Wednesday. he's slowed down quite a bit of course. he's 29 3/4" and 20 1/2lbs.
C and K will be going to Florida this weekend with my parents! they're going down to pick up a load of flowerpots for my mom to use in her mum garden for the coming years. she asked if the kids could go for the adventure, as well as helping to load up the pots. so C and K are VERY excited about it. already asking what they should pack! LOL!
oh and on a funny side note, Gavin and katlyn both got a Mario tee for Christmas (Mario from Nintendo, its one of their fav characters). well, I had to almost PRY Gavin's off his body, plus his Nintendo theme pj pants yesterday so I could wash them. they keep hiding them and wouldn't put them in the laundry!!! LMBO!!! I told him they'd be walking on their own soon if he didn't cough them up! thankfully his Mario is fresh... er now. katlyn, that's another story. yikes!
and another successful nap time today, though it was shorter. G-man slept for 40 minutes this afternoon and about 40 more this evening on his pillow.
night time has gotten much easier for him. when he's done nursing, he lets me know he wants to be laid down in his bed. so I lay him down and he gets his blanket and goes to sleep. yeah, I'll take that!!
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
he showed me tonight while crawling into the kitchen. he didn't want to go in cause the floor was cold, so he sat up to just view stuff! I kept watching him and one look he was cocked over on one butt cheek and my next look he was sitting! :D I told dh "he sat up on his own!" dh said "he's been doing it" (since he was watching him do it and I missed it LOL! ).
on the bad side, this boy's not slept much today, at all! he wont sleep once he's laid down. hope that's not a bad omen for tonight. he's getting harder and harder to lay down. I remember it being like this with the other kids too as they reached 7 months and later since they were mobile and doing stuff, it gets harder. *ugh*
on good news, he's pooping on his own right now! yes, he had a butt pill last night but he actually farted a few times today! (seriously, this kid doesn't fart without help!) and he's a stinkin' so hopefully we've got a good one in there. (amazing how that would totally make my day!! : )
in the BEST news, NO ONE woke up sick last night!!!!!!!!! G woke around 4:30 to eat, but that was it! wonderful!!!
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Sunday, January 07, 2007
I'm so glad dh was off work!
I'm feeling better today, just very weak. I did get a shower casue I felt so nasty. had some soup a bit ago, gotta get my energy back.
Friday, January 05, 2007
Garrett slept really well last night. :) he was up at 6 to eat, then back down til 9! which was great cause it took me forever to get to sleep last night even though I was so tired.
BUT our big news of the day is
Garrett's first tooth is coming through! its his bottom right one and half of it is through now (as in half the top, so I can see one corner and not the other yet LOL )! I was doing my daily check this morning and PRESTO there it was!
so I can definitely attribute his recent crankopotomous-ness to teething! (egads, what's this say for the rest of them?).
on the plus side, he has taken to not baring down when he finishes nursing lately, so that's a big plus! its only a once in a while thing.
those adorable gummy grins are almost gone. *sniff*
for me, still feel cruddy, just in my head. cant get up really quick or it pounds like a hammer up there. :P
I did get my floors vacuumed, it was driving me bonkers! now gotta find some food!
the day hasn't been bad though. besides a late start, the in town stuff went fast since I already did my walmarting yesterday. made for a much better day!
dh is on the way home. he wanted to get in before the rain hit bad down in Nashville since the people drive bonkers (worse than usual LOL) when its raining.
oh, didn't see any other damage outside from the winds last night. thank goodness. we did see several trampolines, garbage cans and other odd stuff laying around the area going in town today. some roof damage to a few places and such as well.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
been taking tylenol and it helps a lot.
they say strep throat is making the rounds around here :P dont know if that's what I've got or not since we dont go to the dr for every day things like this stuff, but its on the way out now.
Canaan has had a form of it as well, he's been mostly coughing (which is normal for him when he gets a cold).
otherwise, went to walmart today to fill a script for dh. went ahead and did our walmart shopping while there. stuck to my list too. only spent $58 and that was with a DVD travel case for the van (to hold the DVD player my parents got the kids) which was $10.
also got me a new Oneida pasta spoon cause my old plastic one has been missing for months. dont know what the kids did with it and I used to have two!
while there though we got grossed out. while in the electronics area looking for the case, this young girl (maybe around 9) was standing at a cart with her little brother and just started getting sick all behind the magazine rack at the end of the aisle. and the kicker was we were just feet away from the restrooms! : and she KEPT doing it! WTH? her parents were freaking of course when they came arount the corner and I'd told the associate who was helping us what she was doing. he was real thrilled. ha.
we also seemed to have lost paci while out today. *eek!!* so he's using a spare for now and dh will stop and pick up a new pack on his way home.
Garrett's been working on his pulling up on stuff. he's getting more efficient at it. its so adorable watching him reach for people to get up. dont know what it is about those little hands grasping out, but its dang precious!!
he's learning to play at his toybox too. got pics of him digging around in it to get the goodies.
I finally got the tree out of the house today! now need to move the couch back around and redo a few things. I'm feeling the 'declutter urge' hitting, so stuff better watch out!
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
all the kids are staying at moms too (except Garrett of course), but he's passed out now and will hopefully rest well for me tonight. he was only up once last night around 1:30 then slept til around 7:30-8. he's eating better again (sorry if I repeat myself, too lazy to go back and see what I've updated on LOL! ) and is taking about 3 containers of food a day, sometimes he'll do 4. the rest is nursing. my milk supply has amped up now so at least he's not starving at night.
I worked on a few scrappages yesterday. I've not done too much since my 20 week u/s so there is a ton to catch up on! I got 2 more LO down, so that much less to do. LOL!
I've got a ton of pics to resize and upload as well. stuff from NYE and just around the house stuff.
I've started having to share my OL time with C! egads! LOL! he's found a kids OL place that his cousins hang out at and he's all over it. kinda scares me cause ya just never know who's out there, so I sit with him often and we talk about him 'making friends'. he's all excited about it, so I let him play and it takes out of my OL time. LOL
oh, my toe is doing well, just some discoloration around it now, but no limping. Gavin's head MUST be fine cause with how he's acting, you'd never know he had a knot the size of a real egg just 2 days ago!
ugh, my heads hurting, so I gotta get off here and find me some tylenol.