Friday, February 29, 2008
I haven't posted any pictures in a while so I just snapped a couple quick ones. They aren't very good, but it's hard to photograph sick babies. Emma wouldn't look at the camera because she was playing with Smarties. She doesn't want to go to sleep tonight. I don't know what to do with her. One minute she seems to be getting better and then all of a sudden she snaps. I know her ear probably hurts, but I also know she needs to sleep and that I'm not going to hold her all night. We're not starting that habit! Thanks to Krista's tips about the cloth diapers, I'll try to continue using them with Emma. I'm going to wait until she's feeling better just to make it a little easier. We got paid today and I completely forgot to deposit Scott's check! Usually that is the first thing on my list. I am just so out of it. These past 2 weeks have got me pretty worn down. Lynn's supposed to be stopping by tomorrow. Yay! Emma always seemed to like Lynn. Right now Emma's standing in her bed talking to herself. I don't want to go in there cause it will only make her mad, but I also don't want her to keep Abby up. Uhg! Yep... I went in there and now she's screaming. Fantastic.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I also need to quit using the cloth diapers on Emma. Her poor little butt just kept getting more and more red after I started using them. She has the weirdest skin. We have never had a problem with any brand of disposable ones. You would think that the cloth ones would feel even better on her tooshie, but I guess not. I'm going to let it clear up and give it one more shot just to make sure it wasn't caused by something else. I would like to be able to use them, but that's OK. Abby has been fine with them, but her skin isn't nearly as sensitive as Emma's. Poor girl. I will definitely get my money's worth out of them even if just Abby can use them. Hopefully they won't bother the new baby though.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Our boss, Jeremy, got Emma a new movie - Madagascar. She seemed to like it. Not as much as Cars though!! She still isn't feeling well. The most she's eaten at one time since Wednesday was half of a chicken nugget and a couple fries. My poor baby! I guess she's not going to starve to death, but I thought she would have her appetite back by now. She's been drinking, just not eating. So I 've been giving her some of Abby's formula. Hopefully that will help make up for some of it.
I really need to start cooking again. We were doing pretty good about not eating out all the time. Then I got tired... We have been eating out nearly everyday, at least one meal a day it seems. And when we eat at home, I just throw in a frozen pizza! I'm a horrible mother! Emma hasn't been eating anyway, so I guess it doesn't matter as far as that goes. Oh well. I need to find some recipes for healthier things. I think I just make the same 5 or 6 things over and over again. None of which are particularly healthy. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know. The only problem is we're picky eaters (well, mostly me).
Monday, February 25, 2008
I finally got my newborn pictures of Abby ordered from Kara. They look great! I will probably need to be ordering some more, cause now family members are asking where their copies are. I just told them they can have some wallets, but we aren't made out of money!
The cloth diapers are going great. We've been using them for a few days now and I've only had one leak. It was overnight though. Now I just know that Emma needs at least 2 extra liners for night time. Abby did some modeling for me so everyone can see. What a cutie!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I haven't had any complaints with the diapers - no leaks or anything. I might have to get Emma some 2T pants though and cut them off to hem them. She doesn't have much space in her pants. It's kinda funny though. I don't think I needed to buy as many as I did though. It seems like I will have to do a load every other day anyway due to the size of my diaper pail. That's ok, at least I have them just in case. They will come in handy though if I end up having all 3 kids in diapers at the same time. Emma's definitely still a little young.
I had my first prenatal doctor visit Tuesday morning (before everyone started getting sick). Everything was fine. They said I was measuring in good for how far along I should be. That concerned me a little since the always say I measure small. We'll see how it goes. I passed out and threw up when they took my blood though. I'm awful at giving blood! I didn't have a chance to eat breakfast that morning cause Emma didn't wake me up until 8:00 and I had to leave at 8:30. I survived though!
Friday, February 22, 2008
On a brighter note, we got our cloth diapers Wednesday. Since I got sick and the kids were having some pretty unpleasant diapers, I decided to wait until we were feeling a little better. I started using them today. My only problem with them is they put some extra junk in your trunk. A lot of babies we know could use the extra padding to hold their pants up. Emma on the other hand, has enough junk of her own! It's kinda funny. So far, so good though.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Abby hasn't been up to much lately. She's laughing a bit more and we're still working on trying to eat solid foods. She had her first applesauce tonight. For some reason she thought it was funny. She seemed to like it though. She keeps pushing it out with her tongue, which is a pain. I'm still waiting to pick up our new diapers. It should be any day now. They are being shipped to Walmart, so I'm just waiting for an email saying they've arrived.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Today, I was forced to leave the house, because Abby had a doctor's appointment. She's 4 months old now and weighs 16lbs 2oz. She had to get 3 shots. How sad! I also went to see my doctor and scheduled my first prenatal appointment, which is next Tuesday morning. I thought that was a little odd, be cause they usually don't want to see me until I'm 10 weeks along and I will only be 7.5. Oh well.
My friend Krista just had her baby last night, so I went to visit her in the hospital. He's having some breathing trouble, but should be completely fine. It is her 3rd boy. How crazy! His unbilical cord was tied in a knot and he was only 5lbs 13 oz. They said he wouldn't have lasted much longer with the cord like that. He just wasn't getting any nourishment. So far they haven't had any major issues though.
I had a very exhausting day. I felt like I was constantly doing something. I did take an hour break to watch Reba when it came on TV! Now I have to work in the morning. Hopefully I don't just pass out.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
We started a new ladies Bible study at church last night. We're going through the book of Colossians. It seems like it should be a pretty good one. Last night we were there for almost an hour over the amount of time we were supposed to be there. Hopefully that doesn't happen too often cause I am apparently the only person who can get Emma to stay in bed. She was up until about 9:00 last night. Not good, since she still got up at 7:30 this morning. Oh well.
I can't wait to get our income tax return! I've got big plans for it. It's actually pretty much been spent already. How sad. :( We have a few credit card bills to pay off and completely get rid of FOREVER, we are switching to cloth diapers, which will save us a ton of money in the long run, we have to fix the A/C in the van, and Scott wants to get a macbook - if we have enough left over. We should though. I mostly can't wait to get the diapers! I'm really excited about them. New cloth diapers are just like regular diapers except you throw them in the washer. They are realy cute too and there is no folding or pinning like back in the day. YAY! Can't wait! (Is it sad that I get excited about diapers?)They also have a cute name though - Kushies.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Emma's new thing is runnning in circles and sqealing at the top or her lungs. She's not mad when she does it. I guess she just likes the way it sounds or enjoys the reaction she gets out of us. It can get a little irritating after 10 or 15 minutes though!!
My mother should be coming down within the next 2 weeks. She hasn't been down since Abby was born. I told here she should just move down here cause she's missing A LOT. These babies go through a lot of changes when they're little! I don't think she'll ever come down to stay though. :(
I have to go to the doctor on Thursday for a "professional" pregnancy test. Not that it's really necessary - I know I'm pregnant. (Why else would I want to go to the doctor? For fun??) Then they will schedule my first actual prenatal appointment probably for early March.
Monday, February 4, 2008
I couldn't get Emma to look at the camera. And this is the best one I could get of Abby. I had to make it black and white cause the lighting was awful and made the color look all crazy.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Mike and Wanda got here around 6:30ish. We decided to go to Tumbleweed instead of Outback. We didn't get there until about 7. I had no idea it was that late! When we got in the van to come home, it was already 8:30. Emma usually goes to bed close to 7:30! She was very well behaved for it being so late. She keeps surprising me with how good she is when we go out! That 's a good thing I guess. It seems that whenever we go out to eat there is always another kid somewhere in the restaurant screaming or crying or throwing a fit. Emma just looks around and when she spots the kid she says, "Cry? Cry." It's kind of funny. It seems like she is concerned - like, "is he gonna be ok?".
Friday, February 1, 2008
It's way too cold here! I wouldn't mind doing all this stuff if I didn't have to bundle up babies and lug them to the car by myself when I've got the wind blowing Emma's hood off and Abby's blankets are flying everywhere!! When will spring get here!?!? Tomorrow we're supposed to go out with Mike and Wanda (my dad and stepmom). I think we will be going to Outback Steakhouse. I have never been, so they're taking me for my birthday dinner. And on Sunday we have a superbowl party we've been invited to. What a busy week!!!