Sunday, April 28, 2013

Day in the life, Spring 2013. Sunday

I figured that since I haven't done a DITL post in so long so at the very last minute (like 7:30 am) I decided to make a DITL post of this day.  I figured I might as well document this spring since Leigha is at such a fun age and I feel like for the most part I have a handle on things. :) 

7:20 am  I wake up having to go to the bathroom, but lay in bed for 10 minutes willing myself to go back to sleep and wait until 8 when Leigha wakes up.

7:30 am snuggle time in the bed with the dogs playing with them because we never get to play with them in the mornings anymore.

8:00 am Leigha wakes up for the morning.  I hear her music player turn on, a sure sign that she is more than ready to start the day.  At least she isn't crying.
8:30 am.  After getting Leigha up and turning on the TV to watch a little of the morning news, Richard tells me that he wants to go to Hope Depot later this morning to get some things and to get breakfast.

9:00 am  Not wanting to get left behind as he is always threatening to do, but I doubt he ever will, I rush to get dressed and get Leigha dressed too.   I manage to remember to get a picture of me, my first belly shot at 11 weeks, 5 days.  Just bloat I'm sure, but already in maternity clothes.  I also get a picture of Leigha's crazy closet.  This girl has SO MANY CLOTHES!!!  Her closet is worse than mine!!  And we're on our way!!

9:10 am We arrive at home depot.  Leigha wants out of the cart so I let her loose in the store the whole time telling her to "Follow Daddy" or "Get Daddy"  She runs after him the whole way.  Its SO cute. (I took a picture even though Richard said no pictures in the store LOL.

9:45 am  Dunkin donuts for breakfast and stopping at the gas station for some milk and OJ because neither of us feel like driving all the way to the grocery store.  We some hungry folks!  She is so excited over them that she dances while she eats the first one until we put her in her high chair so we can eat and then Richard and I both play farmville on facebook for a little while.  

10:45 am  Richard is finished with his breakfast sandwiches, I'm finished with my 4 donuts...they were SO good, I had to treat myself.  And we gave Leigha 2 donuts....we'll regret giving her this ALL afternoon.  Play time for Leigha follows with some operation and a creative way for Richard to keep her out of his Sunday project.

11 ish  While Leigha is playing quietly,I thought I would take the opportunity to try to find the new baby's heartbeat.  I can't find it, Leigha decides to try.  Afterwards we go outside for some playing on the swings and slide and just running around the backyard in general.

12:30  I realize when Leigha is supposed to begetting ready for her nap that I forgot to make her lunch.  Its too late to cook her something, so I scrounge the fridge for some graham crackers, saltines, peanut butter and some cheese cubes and a glass of lemonade.  I later add pineapple for some fruit, but she doesn't eat it.   She eats everything on her plate with the exception of the peanut butter.  She loves the stuff, but apparently isn't used to seeing it like this and she doesn't really know what it is, so she put it in her hair.  You know, because that's where you put things if you don't know what they are. LOL

I heat up some left over chicken and rice.  Its kinda watery so I put in some extra rice that I have and let it sit for a while to absorb the water.  Such a good lunch.
In the mean time Richard is putting a ceiling fan together for her room.  She has never had one before and her room always seems warm and stuffy.  We should have put one in when we were putting the room together before she was here, but we didn't.  Leigha helps after lunch.  She's a regular little miss fix-it.

1:30,  Leigha and I are both done FINALLY so I take her to her room to put her down and she picks out 2 books and then I rock and sing to her and put her in her bed.  She is wide awake and plays in her crib for about 30 minutes.

2:00 pm.  I am laying on the couch and so sleepy so I decided to take a nap.  Leigha is starting to complain in her room by this point, but I have already rocked her, read to her, and I refuse to go back in there until 3.  I'm hoping she settles down but Richard tells me she doesn't. I tell him that if I fall asleep to wake me up at 3

2:50 pm  I wake up on my own on the couch with very large poster pictures frames resting against my legs and newspaper clippings and tickets all over the floor.   Leigha is crying by this point, so I tell Richard to just go get her.  He brings her in the living room and because he is working on his project for his bonus room, I try to keep her on my lap on the couch, but she is not having any of it, so I give her the camera.  It occupies her for about 15 minutes.  I try to bring up some of her favorite song videos on youtube, she's not having that either, so as soon as its safe and I'm able to get up and off the couch, I take her back outside.  This girl would LIVE outside if we let her.  I'm positive of it.

At this second trip outside I forget the camera, but its more of the swing and the slide.  This time though, Leigha pulls out the jogging stroller and pushes it around the driveway.  She discovers that she can push it and walk away and it will roll back to her.  I push it to the 'steeper' part of the driveway and she LOVES that it rolls back to her and just cracks up with belly laughs.  We stay outside for about an hour before coming in for a potty break, after which she discovers the operation game again.  She loves trying to take the things out of the little holes.

4:00 Back outside we go.  More swinging and sliding.  Only this time she decides to show me her cartwheels in which she just puts her head on the ground and sticks her butt in the air LOL.  The little girl next door was doing cartwheels in the backyard a few weeks ago and Leigha started doing that when she would do her cartwheel.  She loves her cartwheels.   She points out airplanes, learns the words Bee, Clouds, Sky, plane, wasp and bird.  She tries to blow the dandelion flowers, but can't quite yet.  We are outside for yet another hour.  Its the ONLY way that I am able to keep her quiet after she has been awake ALL. DAY.  LOOOONG!  :D

5:00 I cook her dinner while Richard entertains her doing something.  She gets what I call butter babies, which is plain macaroni with butter.  I call them butter babies because she gets all buttery whenever she eats them.  I try to get in SOME water today.  This pregnancy, I have been HORRIBLE in my water intake.

5:30, we are eating...well Leigha is eating, I'm eating her left overs, and then after she goes to bed, Richard and I will eat some BBQ.  YUM!!!

6:30, bath time starts.   I let her play while I run her bath and get her bed ready, and get her jammies.  I give her some benadryl because I noticed she has started in with a runny nose today while playing.  I put her on the potty because she has been trying to potty train for about a month or so.  Then its dance party time.  I usually let her dance stark nekkid and its SOOO much cuter but didn't really want that video on the internet, so I threw on a pair of her shorts.  Its still cute.

7:00 quickie bath, light playing, and putting jammies on and she is in bed by 7:30.

7:30, I start the usual playing on the internet, and decide to work on the blog...which I have been doing here and there throughout the day, just typing up little bits and pieces so I don't forget.

Richard is working and I'm in bed about 10.  This computer is being stupid about uploading the pictures to the blog and its taking FOREVER!!!  I finish up this post and then I'm out.  I'm exhausted from this day and from trying to wrangle her around since she never took a nap today.  Rest assured that we will NEVER give her 2 donuts for breakfast again, and definitely NOT iced ones.  LOL.

Night all!


Friday, April 26, 2013

11 weeks

Join me on this wonderful journey as our family goes from 3 to 4

Weight Gain: I've lost weight since finding out about this baby.  At the last appointment I weighed 225  Starting weight: 232 (Can't believe I just admitted that).

Cravings:  I haven't been craving much so far,  just meat really.  Last time with Leigha I remember it being hamburgers, but this time its pretty much any kind of meat. Also, like last time, if I crave it and actually manage to eat it, I don't want it any more.

Aversions: Almost all food.  I can only eat something if i have a taste for it.  Sadly this means Richard has been eating lots of hot dogs and pizzas while i've been sustaining on crackers and bread.

Symptoms: I don't really have any symptoms other than bad nausea.  I don't remember it being like this with Leigha.  Its also already uncomfortable sleeping on my stomach like I like to unless i prop myself up on one side.

I am loving: Getting waited on by Richard.  He is very attentive and excited this time around.  He is also very understanding about me feeling sick and not wanting to eat.

Sleep: Horriffic.  I wake up at least 2 times during the middle of the night to use the bathroom and lately because of teething (I think) Leigha is waking up as well.  I'm so tired I can't hardly stand. 

I miss: My energy.  My nausea has started to get a little better over the last couple of weeks, but my energy is still on a downhill spiral.

I am looking forward to: My next appointment on May 7th.

I'm spazzing about: Having a second baby and the labor and caring for a newborn and PPD and the rash that I developed with Leigha happening again.  I'm just a worried mess.

Best moment this week: Nothing really this week other than Leigha took the Doppler that I bought and has figured out how to use it and has started to put it on my stomach.

Milestones: None yet that I can think of unless you count that the kidneys are now functioning.

Movement: Nothing yet.

It's a...: No clue!

Exercise: I did go with my new sister-in-law to a women's trade show at our convention center  and walked around their new house to see it as its getting built.  It was a fun afternoon and I got lots of walking in. 

Diet: I'm just trying to eat something each day, and trying to make it a healthy choice.

Goals for the upcoming week: Start cleaning out the new baby's room which is currently being used as storage. 

Weeks 10, 11, 12 with Leigha

Thursday, April 25, 2013


The last few months have been a blur.  Leigha is getting more and more active and vocal and opinionated as the days go by.  I really is quite amazing really how much she is growing and learning new things, which  means I'm learning new things too!!

Discovery #1
I have discovered that she likes to eat by herself.  She's a big fan of eating with spoons and forks, however she still isn't great at actually getting her food into her mouth and most of it ends up in the chair for the dogs to snack on later.  I have also discovered that if I want her to try a new food, I have to let her take it off my plate and eat it herself.  So far she has started eating and loves...banana's, apples, wheat thins with pineapple dip, dill bread dip, pomegranate juice, and CHICKEN!!!  Its only taken me a year and a half to get the girl to eat chicken. 

We were out shopping for fabric no less one day when I realized that lunch was quickly approaching with no time for us to go home and fix something.  I was going to stop and get her a hamburger, which she loves, but the line was crazy long so I looked for the next place.  Chick-fil-a.  And they didn't have a line in the drive thru at lunch, not really sure what was going on, but I decided to treat us and took FULL advantage before the cars started piling in (I have NEVER seen a Chick-fil-a in this area without a huge line when its open).  Long story short, I got Leigha a chicken strip meal, gave her the chicken and she started eating it like she had loved it all her life.  Such a weird child that I have.

Discovery #2
She has also stated potty training herself.  Its not something that I"m entirely ready for because I'm not that confident in my abilities to understand her if she tells me she has to go, but I don't want to hinder the progress either.  One night before her bath I took off her clothes and she ran to the potty.  I put her on it thinking she wanted to see what goes on, but she went potty and has every night since, and occasionally during the day as well, (both #1 and #2)  So I have ordered a potty online and am in the hunt for size 2t panties. 

Discovery #3
We have discovered that Leigha is going to be a BIG SISTER!!  :D   Contrary to what I posted a few months back on the blog about trying for another baby in December...we weren't trying.  I wanted to finish my depression meds and fully wrap my head around the idea of becoming a mom to 2 children.  But nonetheless we are SO very happy about this, even though I have my moments of panic.   I am currently 11 weeks, 2 days and my due date is 11/12/13.  Pretty cool due date if I do say so myself.  I've been to the doctor a couple times and nothing really exciting to report.  I've seen our little gummy bear at 9 weeks and its right on schedule.  It has a heartbeat of 178 which is MUCH higher than Leigha was at this stage I believe.  I'm going to have to look back and see if I can find out and remember what it was. 

I wasn't going to say anything on the blog until 12 weeks, but so many of the moms that I follow on blogs and friends on facebook have announced a pregnancy this week (I think there were 6 this week alone) that I just had to jump in on the fun and excitement too!!!  :D