Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Weekend update: happy (late) Memorial day!

I want to primarily give a huge thanks to all vets, past and present, who do or have served our country. It is awesome to me that our service men and women are so brave as to risk their lives for our country. I thank God for all of you.

We had a phenomenal three-day weekend. If you know the automotive industry, you know that my husband doesn't get many three-day weekends. So this one was especially special! Saturday was a nice long walk followed by some time watching Gage play and watching some Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory. Ridiculously good times. Sunday we did some laundry then went to a BBQ at our friend Andria and Ben's house.

Monday was a day we had been planning for a while, a little cookout with Brian's dad and my parents. We all loaded up and headed up to Golden Gate Canyon State Park. It was a pretty nice day except for a very cold wind and a kiddo who thought a nap wasn't necessary. We had a nice cookout, but we weren't able to hike, due to the business of our sleep deprived, wind blown son. Gage ended up having a great time just playing with a pan and some rocks. All of the adults had a blast, of course.

It was a nice, relaxing weekend with family and friends. Just the kind I like the most! We had hoped to get together with our friends Alecia and Ari, but they had lots of other stuff going on, so hopefully we will see them soon!

Today was the start of a new tactic with Gage. We are going to spend two weeks primarily at home, adhering to a fairly strict schedule of wake time, meal times, nap time, and bedtime. We are hoping that this will lead to more structure and easier bed times. We will also adhere to a stricter bedtime routine. The theory is that these changes will lead to easier sleep training, next time around. We shall see. Bedtime was at 9:00 PM, it is now 9:14 and he reflects no desire to sleep. Sigh. If I remember tomorrow I will post our schedule so you can see.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The power of self talk

Recently, I made a comment to Brian that was meant in jest, but taken quite differently. I said something along the lines of, "Oh, I meant to, but it just slipped my feeble brain." I do this a lot. I have always been a bit of a self-effacing person. I have never been too good at taking compliments, and I have never been good at talking myself up. Quite the opposite, I'm pretty good at telling myself I'm NOT good enough, I'm not smart enough, I will fail again, why even try? Once, someone close to me was telling her husband that she didn't want to get any new pictures of the two of them taken because she was fat and ugly. Her husband told her, "I don't like it when you talk about yourself like that. I would never let anyone say those sorts of things about the woman I love, so I won't let you say those things about you, either." It really hit home with me that he loved her a lot. But interestingly enough, it didn't make me rethink my OWN habit of negative self talk.

It is so easy to fall into the habit, especially for us women. Feeling a little down, or unhappy... it is so easy to verbalize the thoughts of, "I look so fat in this dress." "I forgot to do the dishes, I'm such an idiot." "Oh, I'm so dumb, I can't believe I forgot that again!" These things become part of our vernacular. We get so used to wanting to be humble, meek, liked, and not seem over-confident, we easily fall into the trap of playing down our strengths. What we don't realize is the chasm that builds between our true selves and what we want to portray. Negative self talk also is an obvious slap to God's face, because it is like telling Him that He did a pretty bad job on us!

What we may NOT realize is that our negative self talk tears down not only us, but our families and relationships as well. Tell someone you're stupid enough times, they may just start to believe you. If someone else thinks highly of you, they may just get tired of hearing you talk badly about yourself. After all, they probably wouldn't up with that sort of insulting language ABOUT you, what makes it ok for them to hear it FROM you?

But back to my specific incident. I told Brian that something slipped my "feeble brain." I meant it to be funny. I know I'm not dumb. Apparently, however, he had heard enough of my negative self talk. In a very calm, very level voice, Brian asked me to stop saying things like that because it was upsetting. I sort of blew it off at the time, to be honest. But later, I was mulling it over, and realized how much of a sign of his love that request was. And how could I not honor that? I told him I would stop the negative self talk. I realized also that my negativity would be just the thing to help Gage breed a negative image of himself, which is the polar opposite of what I want for him. I want him to grow up knowing he can be or do anything he sets his mind to. He doesn't need to get mired down in thinking he isn't smart enough for something he dreams of.

You see, our kids are sponges. And it is just as easy to help them learn positive, Godly messages as it is to help them learn that they just aren't good enough, their gifts aren't special enough, they weren't made for that dream. If we just give our thought processes and speech patterns a little tweek, we can fill our children with positivity, optimism, and light. And isn't happiness one of our goals for our children?

Thank you, Brian. For opening my eyes to what self-deprecating humor and fishing for compliments really does to a spouse. And let's face it... if you've ever fished for a compliment, you probably know that the resulting compliment is so not fulfilling. Now, when your husband tells you out of the blue how nice you look, THAT is a good compliment. As a result of all of this, I am on a mission. I want to remove negative self talk from my vocabulary! It isn't cute, humble, or funny. It isn't something that those who love us want to hear. It certainly doesn't breed motivation to fix the things that we really would like to improve. Most of all, it is something that can easily be passed along to our kids in such a way as to stunt their positive self views.

Are you with me? Will you work to cut the negative self talk out of YOUR vocabulary, too?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Health chat... oh boy!

I've been avoiding blogging about the slightly more serious aspects of my life this week. I guess I was somewhere between deciding whether I wanted to share or just keep it to myself, but I like to be kind of transparent here and real, so I will tell you about it. I had my yearly check up at the doctor a few weeks back, and because of some symptoms as well as some family history things, the doctor recommended having a blood work up done. I got in to do it a few days later since it was fasting blood work.

On Wednesday, while Gage and I were driving home from my friend's daughter's preschool graduation (which was awesome, by the way) the doctor called. She told me my blood work showed a couple areas of concern. One was my triglycerides, which are a little on the high side. Interestingly, they are higher now than they were last year, when I was 25 lbs heavier. And they are quite a bit higher. Also interesting is that we eat much healthier than we did last year! Go figure. Also an issue was higher-than-normal TSH levels, indicating subclinical hypothyroid. I got put on a low dose of Synthroid to try and even this out. I'm really hoping that the med will help with a range of symptoms relating to the thyroid; if not I guess it'll be back to the ol' drawing board. Or doctor's office, as it were. So if you don't know about Synthroid, you have to take it first thing in the morning and avoid food for 1 hour, for best results. This has been an adjustment!

Also an adjustment is the cold, hard realization that my weight, such as it is, is contributing to an ugly health problem. Right now I'm fortunate in that it is just my trigs that are high and not my overall cholesterol. But I'm not very old! What happens as I age and slow down, if I stay the way I am? High blood pressure runs in my family. I don't want that. My best prevention is to get this weight off now and actually embrace a healthy lifestyle. I don't want to keep doing this false start thing I've been doing.

I deserve to lose this weight. I deserve to be healthy. I deserve to look and feel my best, and I deserve to be an active, healthy role model to my son. He DOESN'T deserve a momma who would rather sit on the couch than chase him around a park for a few hours. He deserves a family who can share with him the BEST that Colorado has to offer, the outdoors. And Brian deserves a wife who is happy, healthy, fit, and active. And most of all, Brian and Gage deserve a me that actually likes myself, and I can't say that when I'm 55 lbs overweight.

So here I go again. Not motivated by vanity but by health. I will get this weight off; I will cut the fat. And when my trigs get retested next year, there will be improvement. If there isn't, at the very least I will know that the weight is not the issue. I have lost 30 lbs in three months (years ago, for our wedding); I can lose 55 in one year. I don't have a concrete plan just yet, because I'm kind of just feeling my way through this new realization. But so far I'm working on eating smaller portions of healthier foods, and being more active. I've committed to holding myself to one dessert per month, and it has to be a good one to motivate me to pass the rest of the month. Brian and I have really been enjoying leashing up Chevy, seating Gage in his jogger, and taking some loooong walks. It's a good start. And for now, that is all I need. I have time to flesh out a plan. But I have a start. And I have a whole lot of motivation. There will be ups and downs, I know. But I'm committed to sticking this one out, to not quitting this time when the going gets tough. I'm kind of excited about my new life.

Friday, May 27, 2011

A day at the the grandparents' house

Gage was up bright and early this morning, so he had an early nap. After his nap, we headed over to my parent's house so he could burn off some energy in the nice weather! We had thin crust veggie pizza for lunch, and then headed off to the park. Gage had a blast, and played a lot by himself and a little with a boy three days younger than Gage.

After the park, Gage was really in the mood for a bath! He was sweaty and covered in sunscreen. So my mom and I threw him into a bubble bath and he had a great time playing in the tub. It was bath night tonight anyway, so it was good to get it out of the way. We came home and are relaxing a bit while we wait for Brian to come home to start our long weekend! We have lots of big plans this weekend including a trip to the mountains.
My son sure is awesome!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Biggest Loser finale and how I'm the biggest winner!

If you don't want Biggest Loser spoilers, skip this paragraph. Still with me? Ok! Hannah and Olivia, final three with Irene. All of them looked phenomenal and I loved how confident Irene looked! Her whole transformation was really neat. I knew she wouldn't beat Hannah and Olivia though, when I saw them all together. Hannah looked gorgeous and so did Olivia, but Olivia's hair is so short it makes me sad. I was surprised that Olivia beat Hannah. But how neat for them! Hopefully they will all keep the weight off. I was amazed by the at-home contestants this year! Almost all of them really rocked it. Especially Dan and Don, the twins. They had such bad attitudes, we were sure they wouldn't do well at home. But wow, they looked great! Olivia's hair didn't make me as sad as seeing that they are going to have washed up tennis loser ANNA KOURNIKOVA replace Jillian Michaels! So very awful. Especially considering that on the show, Anna K. looked emaciated, not muscular and healthy. I would be so mad if I were Jillian, that I was being replaced by an ex tennis player who was known more for her ability to attract male viewers than her ability to play tennis. Maybe she'll surprise me. But wow, seems like a bad decision!

End Biggest Loser spoilers/talk.

Tonight was the night Brian and I were planning to celebrate our anniversary. My parents were coming over to watch Gage and we were going out, just the two of us! I got some sort of bad health news this afternoon (nothing terrible, just sort of sucky) so when Brian came home early, I was ecstatic! He brought us a little treat, and we took a long walk (4.75 miles) as a family. It was SO nice. Then we got ready for dinner, my parents arrived, and we went to Joe's Crab Shack. We had lots of fun and some great food, and look forward to taking Gage one of these days. We got home to a sleepy, freshly bathed baby (thanks, Mom!) And now said baby is fast asleep.

What a great day, and a great anniversary celebration. Thanks to my mom and dad for watching Gage, and to Brian's dad for taking us out Monday night. Everyone has made our anniversary so special (even if it was last week, haha!) I have such a wonderful, thoughtful husband who supports me through all my ups and downs and makes life beautiful. I can't imagine me without him and I love him so much.

I am feeling like the biggest winner tonight!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Weekend Update: It's Monday and the world didn't end edition

Well, the Rapture didn't happen. Let me tell you how shocked I am... ok, I'm not shocked at all. No one will know the date the world will end. The Bible specifically says that the Rapture date isn't known to anyone other than God, so clearly Harold Camping wouldn't know, seeing as how he is definitely not God. Although, with weather like we've been having, I guess I can see how people could have thought the Rapture was coming. Brian and I took Gage and Chevy on a long walk Friday evening and saw this:
We were pretty glad that this storm completely passed us by, although we were all set with Gage's rain shield on his stroller and jackets with hoods. We also had an umbrella, just in case. It was a pretty crazy looking storm! I hear it's going to be a bizarre weather year, with global climate change. (I don't want to debate climate change, but I will tell you that from all I've read/heard, people aren't the cause. The earth changes over time, and we experience differences in weather, so that's likely what we're going through now.)

Speaking of crazy storms, please keep the mid-west in your prayers. The tornados, the floods; it's a terrible circumstance. If you don't pray, at least keep them in your thoughts. They need all the positivity they can get. Because, of course, some ugly rain storms and cloudy days like we've had here are nothing compared to what they've suffered with the floods and tornados in Missouri and Minnesota. Scary stuff.

Saturday morning, Gage slept in until about 9:30 or 10:00 AM. I laid around with him until he was ready to get up, then we started our day. Brian had to work, so we just hung around and did a few things around the house. When Brian got home, we had lunch, and struck out to get Gage out of the house. We took him to a big park near us to play on the equipment. He really loves going down slides. He also loves climbing up and down the steps on playground equipment. But after a lot of playing, and quite a bit of walking around, we discovered that Gage was so tired he could barely take another step. At that point, it was time to take him home, so we took him back to the apartment. He was in bed by 8:15 PM and out like a light shortly there after. It was one of those nights that it would have been nice if he could sleep alone! Brian and I could've enjoyed some alone time. Instead, I lay in bed while Gage slept next to me and watched streaming Netflix on my phone.

He also happened to sleep in on Sunday! Gage woke up at 9:30 on Sunday morning, and after Brian did some dishes; I made us a nice brunch of silver dollar pancakes, blueberry compote, whipped cream, bacon, and eggs. We all ate really well and enjoyed our meal. After breakfast, Gage had a nap, then we decided to go on a little walk to the gas station and get some drinks. After we got our drinks, we decided we'd check out the little playground in our apartment complex, so we walked over there. It's pretty small, and we decided we'd keep walking instead of having Gage play there. We walked down to the big park that we'd been to previously, along the Cherry Creek river trail. It was really nice out, warm but not hot. We went through some nearby townhomes and through a nearby neighborhood, walking 3.35 miles before heading home. Gage was terrific for the whole walk! The same couldn't be said for Chevy, who felt it necessary to bark at and chase every single rabbit, prairie dog, other dog, etc that she saw along our walk. She was tuckered out when we got home though, which was nice.

We finished up laundry, ate dinner, and headed off to bed. It was such a nice weekend! It doesn't take lots of money or extravigant destinations to make a nice weekend with family. Sometimes it is so nice to just explore the area around us, and connect with those closest to us.

And, of course, chuckle at those who actually believe some guy could predict when the Rapture would happen.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

New design

Ok, I think I've gotten the design stable for now. Let me know what you think of it! Is it easier to read? More pleasant to look at? I hope you like it - I sure do!

Now, I'm off to play with my little fella and enjoy my Saturday. You enjoy your day, too.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Bear with me...

I'm working on a redesign of the blog in the next few days. So bear with me - if you visit and it looks a mess, come back in a few hours. Chances are good it'll look better. This layout is new and weird, I know. But it isn't permanent!

A happy, nice Friday... that was semi-sunny.

Gage and I woke up and headed over to my parent's house to try and burn off some Gage energy. The day was sunny and bright and I was so excited that we would be able to play outside today. My mom called me as we were on our way and asked if we wanted to have lunch before we took Gage to the park. Since it was 11:50 AM, I told her sure. We decided that she would just watch for us and meet us out front. We went and had Greek food, and Gage had a grilled cheese. Sort of. He also played with keys, said "roar!" at a floral arrangement a whole bunch, and threw lots of stuff on the floor. He ALSO colored for the very first time. We've tried to get him to color on kid's menus a lot of previous times, but today he actually did. It was pretty neat, and I brought the page home to show Brian, who was properly amused. Now I'm fighting the urge to put it on the fridge. I had to fight some serious pride when the hostess came over and asked how old Gage was, and when I told her he was 17 months, said, "How is it that he colors so well, and my 22-month-old daughter isn't interested in coloring at all?!" It's because Gage is cooooool. It's actually because kids are all developmentally different, and there's no sense in comparing, but c'mon. I get to have momma pride from time to time. He's a prodigy, I tell ya! He put crayon to paper. Haha.

After lunch, we headed back towards my parents' house, where we planned to walk Gage to their park that's about a block and a half from their house. As we pulled into their neighborhood, it stated to sprinkle. As we got into their house, it started to pour. We bundled Gage into his slicker and my mom and I into ponchos and headed out into the yard in the rain. (I'm pretty sure my dad took some pictures of me in the poncho. That makes me sad because the ponchos are their camp ponchos. I swear I could smell camp toilet on mine. It was bright orange in addition to smelling like camp toilet, although that was probably psychosomatic.) He ran around the yard like a mad man for a while and enjoyed the fact that everything was slippery and the grass is really long. After he'd fallen on his butt about 1,000 times (oh, I'm exaggerating, he probably fell about 950 times) the rain slowed down, and we decided to take advantage of the spotty clouds and head to the park. Armed with slicker (for Gage) and umbrella (for adults) we walked to the park. Gage proceeded to go down the slides many times, go up the slides about as many times (with adult assistance, of course) and even go down the BIG kids slide, which he would not be dissuaded from. He had a blast and proved beyond a reasonable doubt that he is, indeed a very serious daredevil. Be still my racing heart, he is going to put me through what I put my mom through, in terms of all the racing and what-not. Ack.

When it started to sprinkle and Gage decided the stairs to the slide were a good place to lay his head, we called it a day and headed back. Good thing, too, because he threw a massive tantrum on the way back to my parents' house. My dad walked ahead to go get the mail and Gage flipped; he wouldn't hold my hand, he didn't want to ride in the stroller, he didn't want to PUSH the stroller, and he didn't want to be carried. I explained his options, but he wasn't having any of them. Since when I tried to hold his hand, he tried to wrench away or lay down, the only option was a stroller ride for safety. He banged his head on the stroller and shrieked like he was being stabbed. After a little while, he calmed down and I asked if he wanted to walk and hold my hand. He grabbed my hand from the stroller, and when I got him down, I explained that we were all going to where Poppa was, and he could walk and hold my hand. He did so calmly, and was very pleased when we caught up with my dad. After a snack I brought him home.

We got home amidst heavy rains and waited in the car until it quieted down enough that I could take him in without getting him soaked. When we got home, the apartment smelled awesome due to the green chile pork roast I had cooking in the crock pot. Brian got home, we ate, and the food was DELICIOUS. Even Gage liked the green chile pork roast - so much so that he had his VERY FIRST EVER bite of food, unassisted, from a utensil. He speared a piece of pork on his baby fork and popped it right into his mouth! Brian threw his arms up, I clapped giddily, and Gage looked at us like the coolest thing ever had just happened. It was really cool!

After dinner, we decided to take a rain walk. It was pretty clear, not TOO cold; so we bundled up Gage, threw his rain cover in the stroller basket, and headed out. We walked a little over 3 miles, covered new territory, marvelled at the beautiful storm cloud formations, found a pond/wetland, and overall really enjoyed ourselves. We also found some cool townhomes that we wish we lived in because, well, they probably don't have mouse-infested balconies. The balcony, it is still dead to me. Anyway. It was a terrific Friday with some sun, some storms, and lots of good times. I sure do love my family.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happy Anniversary to me!

Happy Anniversary to my fantastic husband. Brian makes my every day a little brighter. He lights up every dark facet of my life and makes everything better. I can't imagine life without him, and May 19, 2007 will always be one of the best days of my life.

I haven't been feeling very bloggy lately. We have been having miserable weather, Gage hasn't been sleeping well, and I am having many, many hormonal issues. I don't try to make my blog a place where life seems perfect, but I don't think you want to hear me make lengthy complainy posts. So when things are a little tough, I tend to just get a little quiet.

I'll be back soon, hopefully with more news than what I've currently got, which is roughly none. Weaning? Not working. Developing independent sleep habits? Nothin' doing. I have a lot of research to do, and I'll have some time to do it soon. Starting next week, I'll be spending pretty much every day at home, with only trips out for grocery shopping. Why would I do this?

I really want to get Gage on a schedule. I think that's the key to this whole sleep mess, and I can't get him on a schedule without being home. Otherwise he naps in the car, then won't nap at the house or go to bed at a decent hour, depending on the time of the car nap. The only exception will be Wednesday, when Brian and I are celebrating our anniversary, and when I promised my friend Andria that we would go to her daughter's preschool graduation. So if anyone wants to see us, you'll have to come visit! I think we can still swing lunches with my father in law on Monday too; I will just have to keep Gage awake all the way home! Fun times.

Hopefully it will make a difference! Anyway, see y'all soon. Can't believe Brian and I are four years married and nine and a half years together!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wild and wacky Wednesday

If your idea of wild is trying to stay dry in the rain and snow. In mid-May. Good ol' Colorado weather. The only thing you can count on is that you can't count on the weather. It was some much needed moisture though. It has been really dry here! It was just a little bit of a bummer because my mom and I had planned on shopping for pool floaties, baby pool, and outdoor sand box today. So that was a bit of a strange shopping excursion in this weather! More about that in a bit.

Can I ask you to pray for the south again? Now they're being hit with massive flooding. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

So this morning, my parents came and picked up the little fella so I could go to a doctor's appointment without a little spectator. Then I was meeting my parents and son at my parent's house. As I left the doctor, it was hailing on me. 35 degrees, according to the Subaru. Got to my parents, and my mom and I set out for lunch and shopping. We took my parent's super awesome Nissan Murano since the car seat was already in it, and it was in the garage. It is fun to drive the Murano because it feels like a bus compared to my little Sube. We met my sis-in-law for lunch, and then she decided to join the shopping excursion as well.

We started at Toys/Babies R Us for a baby pool for Gage to have at my folks', a floaty for him to have at the pool here, and a sand box. We ended up finding the floaty and the pool, as well as swim diapers, swim diaper cover, another ball (Gage has many), a couple toy trucks, and a bubble mower. We did not find an adequate sized sand box. We decided to check out Walmart, where my mom got a vat of bubbles, a welcome mat, and a Royal Wedding edition of People magazine. But no large sand box. I did notice in that particular Walmart, they have all the summer stuff right up front... next to the memorial flower arrangements. Is that not creepy?!

Anyway, after Walmart, Gage was done shopping; he had run out of fun times. So we went back to my parent's house, I swapped the car seat back into the Subie, and we struck out for home.

Hopefully Friday we can actually try out Gage's new pool set up.... but I won't hold my breath. I'm counting on the weather to do the opposite I want!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday with Gage... never a dull moment!

Gage is currently obsessed with three things. It makes him a little extra hilarious, very amusing, and sometimes just the littlest bit irritating. I will tell you about his three current obsessions. I imagine you will crack up!

1) Gage has realized that he can grab your hand and take you to what he wants. A lot of the time, on the way to showing us what he wants, he forgets where he is going or gets distracted, drops your hand, and starts doing something else. He won't like it if you go back to doing whatever you were doing before, though. He wants you to stand there while he does whatever he got distracted by. He has started "asking" to watch A LOT of TV, which he shows you by dragging you to the TV and pointing to the remote. He doesn't watch hardly any TV, so this is kind of surprising to us! Guess he wishes he watched more. Goofy kid.

2) Gage is obsessed with going places. Outside for walks, outside to go to the park, car rides to somewhere (anywhere), it doesn't matter. He will drag you to the front door repeatedly and grab the handle, then point at you, then back at the door handle as if to say, "Hello, open this and let's go somewhere already!!" It is really funny, unless it is 11:00 at night and he is refusing to sleep because he wants to go somewhere. Then it isn't too funny at all! When all you want to do is sleep and he wants to go somewhere... it is the tiniest bit irritating. Until he smiles up at you or gives you a hug, then all is right with the world.

3) Gage is currently obsessed with books. This is really cool! I love that he is so into being read to right now! We were going to go to story time at the library this morning, but I woke up with a crushing headache and forgot about going until it was 10 minutes until story time. Then I felt like a failure with a crushing headache. I hate forgetting things that are for Gage. So we are going to try story time Thursday instead. But we've made up for it by reading tons of books today! Over and over and over....

We also went to Target and did a little shopping. I also got a sun hat so when Gage and I go to the pool I don't get a wicked burn on my face. Tomorrow, my mom and I are going shopping for a floaty for Gage to use and some water/sand toys for her to keep at their house for him. Should be fun for all! I can't wait to take Gage to the pool. I have a feeling we'll be going a lot!

I have sure been looking forward to spring and summer this year. Gage is gonna love it!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Weekend Update: Happy Mother's day!

I hope you're having a nice one, if you're a mom, and if you're not, I hope you did something nice for your mom. We took my mom a plant, pastry, and cake. She loved it, and Gage loved playing in my parent's yard. He is tuckered out but of course he napped in the car for an hour, so no nap at home.

Yesterday, we took two really nice, long walks, one to the park so Gage could play and the other around our area. We also went to Walmart for a couple things, got one of their make-at-home pizzas, and were sad to discover the ham on it was grey-blue. So needless to say, we didn't eat it. I called and they said to bring he receipt in and they'd credit us back. Unfortunately, they hadn't given us a receipt. Sigh.

I guess that's all I have for now. We are trying to get Gage comfortable with his crib again, which will take a little time. Our attempts at cry it out made him hate the crib; he fusses as soon as you even start to put him in it. So that's a hurdle to be overcome. Seems we have a lot of hurdles right now.

Anyway, hope you had a very enjoyable weekend and mother's day.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Finally Friday!

It's almost the weekend, yay! So I didn't do a Things I like Thursday yesterday because I had nothing I was particularly into. That makes two weeks in a row, so probably I won't be regularly doing that anymore. Once in a while probably!

Gage has made no more sleep progress, but starting tonight we will work on night weaning. I still think that is really important for him right now. He has not been very interested in sleeping til around 10:30-11:00 PM. Hopefully this too shall pass! He is clingy today but doesn't seem sick or anything. Just seems to need sons momma time which is just fine.

I'm a little down today. Not sure why, but I think I'll just chalk it up to hormone fluctuations. It's nice to have Gage wanting to be close on a day I'm feeling down!

I don't really have anything else exciting to talk about! Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Time to redouble efforts....

And PRAY, PRAY, PRAY for our troops. Huge thanks to my sister-in-law for letting me know Osama bin Laden is dead. That is wonderful news to be sure! We were letting Gage watch his all time favorite show, the Upside Down Show, while he had a snack before bed. When Cara texted me, we were getting into bed. I verified with Fox News on my phone and sure enough, there was the news.

The Taliban is sure to retaliate. Pray for the USA, pray for our troops, please!!! This is a wonderful day for us... and a scary, uncertain one, too.