Thursday, September 23, 2010

4 Quick Takes (cause I'm too lazy to come up with 7)

1. I had a Dr. appointment on Friday for 28 weeks.  I failed the one hour glucose test, and I'm anemic.  I googled the anemia to see what the symptoms were:

Easy fatigue and loss of energy
Unusually rapid heart beat, particularly with exercise
Shortness of breath and headache, particularly with exercise
Difficulty concentrating
Pale skin
Leg cramps

And wouldn't you know it, I have EVERY SINGLE SYMPTOM.  Never mind the fact that I'm pretty much pale all the time though.  But still.  I've been on the Iron supplement (which is very temper mental I might add) Since Friday and I am STILL anxiously waiting for some of those to go away.  Though I'm sure I'm screwed because I AM pregnant after all and some of those symptoms just simply come with being pregnant.  Lucky Lucky.

As far as the Glucose Test.  That's to test for Gestational Diabetes.  Now A LOT of women don't pass the one hour.  It's fairly common and not SUPER accurate.  They use it more for screening to see if you need further testing or not, which is a good thing I suppose.  Either way I spent my Tuesday morning sitting in the clinic for 3 hours while I couldn't eat and had to drink something that tasted pretty much like solid sugar water and try to keep myself from Horking it up.  Either way I passed.  I didn't fail a single one of the 4 blood draws they did.  So I felt irrationally irritated that I had to spend basically 4 hours out of my day sitting there for no reason.  But I guess better safe than sorry.

2. Adam's company is celebrating their 10 year anniversary and for that they are bringing all the employees plus a guest to the Renaissance Festival.  I am SO thrilled about this for a couple of reasons.  Mainly because I WANTED TO GO SO BADLY.  Second.  It's free.  They are providing transportation, food, ticket entry.  How much better could it be?  Of course it would have been cool to go with Lily but really Adam and I could use some adult time outside of our house.  So I'm thrilled, and the weather is supposed to be nice too which is an added bonus!

3. Our new Super Walmart opened up here last week.  I am happy about this as it's the only real competition for grocery in our town so hopefully we can save a little money by shopping there.  Well, this past weekend we decided to go over and check it out, and as everyone knows you CAN'T go to Walmart and not buy something. (I think it's a law actually)  Well the whole shopping experience was fine until the check outs.  Now If I ever had to complain about something with regards to walmart, it's their check outs.  They never have enough open and you literally spend more time waiting to check out than you do shopping their massively huge store.  So we pick a line, they were all long so we just picked one.  I swear we stood in line for at least 15 minutes still being like 3rd in line.  When they CLOSED THE LINE.  Oh we were not the only irritated people in that line, as we had all been waiting forever to check out and we all had to find new lines to stand in and just pray that they didn't do the same thing.  Whatever, I was ready to just abandon our cart and leave but we had gotten Lily a pumpkin to put her Halloween candy and she was pretty excited about it, so we decided to just suck it up and find another line.  We only waited about 10 minutes in that line.  For the self check out.  Blech.  So Walmart, reluctantly I will go back, but I will not be happy if I have the same experience this time.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

28 weeks....

Where on earth does the time go?  I mean, I thought my first pregnancy went fast.  That was NOTHING compared to this one having a 2 year old in the mix too.

There is still a lot I would like to get done before Claire makes her first appearance.

Still so many of her things that need to be cleaned/prepped.
I still need to get her some diapers and formula.
Drag out the baby stuff and wash it all up (toys, etc)

Last time I had pretty unrealistic goals of things I wanted to get done while I was home on maternity leave.  Yeah, they never got done, and I highly doubt anything will this time either.  So I don't know.  I don't think I'll plan anything for that time.  Just take it day by day and see what happens.  If I get stuff done, great.  If not, that's fine too.  Especially since it's over the holidays.  I'm sure it will be a very hectic time.

Adventures in Pottyland.

It's that time.  That time in every kids life when using the potty really becomes a part of your daily habits.  You know when you get candy or a special treat for using the potty.  In my daughters case the reward last night was getting to wash her hands.  She LOVES to wash her hands and there was no need for it, so I told her if she went potty she could wash her hands.  I've never seen a 2 year old whip off their pants and diaper so quickly.  She hopped up and went potty.  She got to wash her hands.  She was happy.  I was happy.

Fast Forward to after dinner.  She gets down and walks over to her potty chair and takes her pull-up off and sat on the potty, all without us asking if she had to go or her telling us she had to go.  And she went!  Such a big girl.  This time her treat was some candy that daddy brought home from work. 

Fast Forward again to after bath time and we are laying in my bed getting her all dressed and ready for her story and bed.  I go to put my foot under the blanket and wouldn't you know it, the girl peed in my bed.  Sigh.  So you see it's all a guessing game in Pottyland.  We aren't actively pushing her to use the potty, just more encouraging her to let us know if she has to go so she can sit on the "big girl potty".  So far she's doing pretty darn good.  I think we'll have this down soon.  But then again, in Pottyland, you just never know.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Why a new Site?

Ok guys so here's the deal.  I needed a new site all together instead of just creating a new blog with the same info for a couple of reasons.

1.  Blogger and google were giving me a hard time and wouldn't let me link my new email to my old blogger site.  After MANY days of trying to get this straightened out I figured it would just be easier to make a new one.

2. It's not JUST the simple life of Lily anymore.  Soon there will be a Claire in the mix and I figured I should include her in the title.  Especially since there are so many more things to talk about with a baby than a 2 year old.  Not that Lily isn't interesting, they are just at different stages and don't grow/develop at the same rate.

3. Just Because.

So I hope you'll join me and follow me!  Leave a comment on my blog here with a link to your blog and I'll follow you too! (since yes I'm too lazy to go back and re-enter all the blogs I was following.) will be deleted in the coming days but all of my posts have been imported here so we don't forget all about miss Lily's Babyhood.

Thanks guys!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"I not a pirate, I Wiwy"

As said by my Two year old Little girl.  She is no longer my baby, and it's becoming painfully obvious by the things she says to me.

For example.  Yesterday in the car on the way home, the radio station was fuzzy so I changed it to a new one and from the back seat I hear this...."Mommy, I no like this sing, it be over soon?"  Hmm.  Since when does she has opinions on music selection in the car.

*sigh*  My 'baby' is growing up.