Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Choose Happiness!

What a great day!  Finally.  I feel like my happy baby was back today.  I had the best day, being very productive around the house, and lots of fun with Jacob.  It was the worst year at work ever, and the worst end of the year, and the worst beginning of summer.  But now it's time to get over it and follow my own philosophy... choose happiness.  It's a much better choice than letting things that are out of your control make you miserable.  It has been tough lately.  But it's looking up, because I'm making it that way.

Jacob (and I) had so much fun at Ryan and Griffin's baseball game.  They are so awesome!  I cannot wait until Jacob can play.  Maybe he and Zachy will be on the same team at some point.  Jacob did his best ever walking around at the game on all the nice flat grass.  He is getting the hang of walking while holding onto only one of my hands.  And he's realizing that he can balance better if he's flat footed.  I think real walking is in his near future.  He's going to love the lawn at Maui Sunset!

And now I choose sleep.  Good night all.

Hold on tight!

Thanks, Jonny!

Well my awesome brother cleaned my car for me the other day and it looks and smells brand new!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!  I have not seen so much as one piece of dog hair in it, a truly amazing feat.  Hmmm, that makes me wonder, could you come clean my house?!  As I said in my text to Jonny, this more than makes up for all the times he was mean to me when we were kids.  LOL!  It's more like the other way around.  Like the time HE took the blame (because I conned him into it) when I switched the hard boiled eggs with the uncooked ones.  What a good brother!  So needless to say, Pili has been banned from my car.  Now it can sit in the garage, all clean, while we are away, waiting for us to find a lucky buyer for it when we get back.

I seem to have found some motivation today.  I got my driver's license renewed- I noticed the other day that it was going to expire while we were away.  I took care of some business at work.  I vacuumed with 28+ pounds on my back until he fell asleep in the backpack.  Then I sat in the sun for 45 minutes.  :-)  And I just finished changing the bed and cleaning the bathrooms.  Whew!  Hopefully I don't have to clean again before we leave.  Now it's almost 4:30 and I'm waiting for Jacob to wake up so we can go to Ryan's baseball game.  I'm not waking him up- he needs to sleep.  Yesterday was a very tough day for him.  I think he was feeling fussy from the MMR shot last Friday.  I've been meaning to research it.  I can't think of anything else that could of caused it.  He slept well last night and has had a better day today.

Four days and counting!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Jacob and his best buddies!

Get ready!

The count down is on!  We leave in 6 days!  We fly out at 6am next Monday morning so we are staying overnight in Burlington on Sunday, July 4.  I can't wait to get there and take that first breath of Maui air.  Always one of my favorite things.  I feel like I should be doing more to get ready but it's hard to pack, especially Jacob's things until the last minute.  I also need to clean but today is just too muggy.  Maybe tomorrow.  I can't seem to focus or get motivated.  Maybe Ted's worries are rubbing off on me.  I'm hoping I will feel better once we have the house and Pili's plans finalized.

Jacob got his MMR shot Friday.  I was really dreading giving that one to him.  I am trusting the professionals and praying that everything is okay.  They said if he has a reaction, like a fever or rash, it will happen in 1-2 weeks... of course when we are away.

People keep saying to give Jacob benadryl on the flight to make him sleepy.  I don't like the idea of drugging him but if it makes the trip easier on him...  I asked the nurse and she said it was fine but to try it ahead of time because some times it hypes babies up.  So I gave him some yesterday around 11am before his nap and he slept 3.5 hours.  Pretty nice!  But then last night he work up at about 1:30am.  I rocked him for a while, then he started spitting out his pacifier and laughing hysterically.  Finally he made me laugh too.  He played with his new favorite little cars and went back to sleep a just after 4:00.  Could the benadryl have done that more than 12 hours later?  Seems unlikely but I do wonder.

More things to debate... do we bring the car seat on the plane?  We've got three seats so we could, but I don't know if it would be helpful or just one more thing to carry.  I really wish I had a crystal ball.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Yes! The answer is yes!

Yes, Jacob is doing well but he's also been very fussy.  Turns out he has thrush, which I think is a yeast infection.  It's on his bottom lip a little and his butt a lot.  He started prescription diaper cream yesterday and now it's worse.  Hopefully tomorrow it will be better along with his fussy behavior.

Yes, Jacob is still tip toeing around but I do see progress.  We've been working hard every day and he can now stand with help for close to a minute while playing on flat feet.  Of course the second I let go or he gets excited enough... tip toes return.

Yes, Jacob is a big boy!  He weighed in at 28 pounds 12 ounces.  But that's 2 ounces less than two weeks ago and puts him at the 90th percentile.  He was 32 inches tall and at the 75th percentile.  Dr. Wood said he could switch to 1% or 2% milk and try peanut butter.  He got his hepatitis shot and will go back next week for the MMR shot.  Yuck, I hate shots.

Yes, this has been the worst year at work ever.  I hope it gets better but I'm doubtful. I just want it to be over.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wow, I can't believe it's June 9!  My baby turned 15 months old yesterday!  And I have 5.5 days of school, plus 2 days of a class, left before summer vacation begins... a week from Friday... if I can just make it! 

Well our never ending debate about Maui continues.  Right now were contemplating taking two days to travel out to break up the 24+ hour day it takes to get there.  If we go straight to Maui, we have to get up at 2am, leave Burlington at 6am, arrive in Maui at 2pm (which is 8pm East Coast time), and then are up until 9pm (3am to our bodies)... all with a 16 month old!  We could leave Burlington at a more decent time, stop in CA for the night and then go to Maui the next day.  It would cost more, of course, but might be a little easier on us all.  Why do we seem to over think everything?!

Jacob is amazing!  Although he's had some tough days/nights lately, he seems to be back to himself.  He's up to 16 teeth, is cruising around (still on his tip toes), makes kissing sounds now, and is into everything!  He's very adament about what he wants and throws a little temper tantrum when he can't have what he wants... I'm afraid it's just a taste of what's to come!  I hear someone shaking their crib- gotta go!  :-)