Wednesday, May 29, 2013

10 Months Old!

My little guy turned 10 months old last Friday! I can't believe its been 10 months! Here are the stats:
  • Weight: 22-23 lbs--I'm guessing. Our scale is not that accurate.
  • Height: 31 inches--he's a tall guy
  • Diaper: Size 3 but should be 4. When we finish this box we will be moving on to the 4s
  • Clothes: size 12 month with a few 18 months, he is not a fan of shoes.
  • Teeth: he has 6 teeth-2 on bottom, 4 on top. Two more are coming in on the bottom
  • Toys: He loves his activity table and his stacking cups the most. His GA Tech volley ball is still a favorite. Moo is still his favorite book. Playing outside is also a new favorite
  • Walking: not yet, crawling everywhere and walking along the furniture but no walking on his own yet.
William is growing every day and it is amazing to watch! I can't believe this little guy is almost one year old.


Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm linking up with Jennifer for another Thursday's Thoughts.

Thursday Thoughts
-When should I expect my little guy to start walking? He's 10 months old and has been walking along the furniture for a few weeks.
-How did I ever work 12-13 hour shifts? Eight hours seems to take forever!! Maybe it's because I'm missing my little guy the whole time?
-We got our first farm co-op box last Thursday. This week we are experimenting with kohlrabi. I had never heard of it before. I'll let you know how it goes.
-I am trying to do better with my food choices and exercising. I have lost all my baby weight plus a few extra pounds. But nothing is toned like it was before the baby. It seems like no matter what I do it doesn't get any better. Maybe I should just give up??

So What! Wednesday

I've been away for a while but today I'm back linking up with Shannon for another So What! Wednesday.
So What Wednesday
Today I'm saying so what if:
  • I haven't blogged in over a week. I started a new job, we were away for a long weekend, and I've been trying to spend all my free time with my little man. I've been busy.
  • Speaking of starting my job last week, I cried like a baby leaving William for the first time. It was horrible. I seriously doubted whether I should have gone back to work.
  • I've been waiting for naptime so I could start watching last seasons True Blood. I got it with my credit card points so that's like free, right?
  • I am addicted to these Flipz white fudge coated pretzels...thanks to my father in law.
  • The house desperately needs to cleaned--I haven't mopped in a week. See items 2 and 3 for the reasons why.
  • William turned 10 months last Friday and I haven't figured out his birthday party yet.

  • My lillies in the front yard finally bloomed. I have been working on them for years. I am so excited about this.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

So What! Wednesday

So What Wednesday

This week I'm saying so what if:

-Today is our third anniversary but I can't kiss my husband. I am still considered contagious until tomorrow. Sad, I know. I hate strep throat.
-Next Monday, I start orientation for my job. I am so nervous about leaving the William. I know after the training I will only work every now and then but I'm still nervous about leaving him. I think this is normal
-I want a dog, I think. I know we can't have one any time soon for various reasons but I really want one anyway. William gets so excited when he sees this old lab that walks in our neighborhood. His owner is always nice and lets the baby pet him. I think we will have to get one someday. Every little boy needs a dog, right??
-We did really good on our meal plan this week so far but I'm so looking forward to going out tomorrow for our anniversary and choosing something random to eat. Sometimes it is nice to not have the whole weeks worth of meals preplanned.
-I really want some Coke. I have been trying to avoid it but I'm tired of water.
-I'm trying to do better about exercising. I want to look decent in a swimsuit this year after being huge and pregnant last year! I weigh less than I did before I was pregnant but my stomach definitely isn't as toned. Any ideas? The treadmill just isn't cutting it. Plus I am struggling to avoid all the bad food around me.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I am Alive!!

I know it has been a while since I posted. Why, you might be wondering?? Strep throat! It is one of the most horrible things ever. I couldn't even swallow water on Sunday my throat was so swollen and gross. I started my second around of antibiotics yesterday. I went last Wednesday to a doctor thinking it was really allergies but maybe a sinus infection. Wrong--strep throat. He gave me antibiotics. They never helped, if anything I got worse. I found a new doctor yesterday and learned the original antibiotics were never going to work. Strep in this area is resistant to them. So basically I wasted almost a week getting worse and potentially infecting everyone around me. The only good news was that I lost 3 pounds from Wednesday to Monday. So I found the secret to weight loss--strep! This morning I am feeling soooo much better. I think the second doctor knew what she was doing and those new antibiotics are great!

Let me tell you it is hard to take care of a nine month old while running a 102 fever and feeling like crap all day. Plus, I think he's teething again so he wasn't in the best mood ever. Plus, I think he can tell when I'm feeling bad and it effects his mood too. I have never felt more run down in my life, but I tried to muster as much energy as I could to play with him but it was hard. It makes me wish more of our family lived close and could/would help out during times like this. My sister-in-law offered to watch the baby but she has 3 of her own and I didn't want them to catch it if I'd already given it to William.

Hopefully, I will be all better by Thursday! Our anniversary is Wednesday and we are going to a super nice resturant Thursday to celebrate! We haven't gone our somewhere really nice in a while. I bought a new outfit a few weeks ago just for the occassion. I probably haven't bought a nice, new, special outfit for me since before I was pregnant. I am really looking forward to it!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

So What! Wednesday

So What Wednesday
This week I'm saying so what if:
-I got a job yesterday and I'm more afraid of how the baby will handle it than the job itself.
-Speaking of my new job, I went in for my drug test today and they took 2 tubes of blood! I hate needles--HATE THEM! This was my least favorite part of the hiring process--worse than interviewing.
-My husband's cousin and his wife are on their way here now and have I don't anything to the house--NO! Oh well, I didn't promise a super clean house just a bed to sleep in.
-We had Mexican food last night-cilantro lime chicken with Spanish rice and black beans. We have having Mexican food again tonight--taco salads. Don't know why I scheduled it that way when I was doing our meal plan. On the plan for tomorrow-leftovers! I'm probably going to change that. I love Mexican but 3 nights in a row might be a bit much even for me!
-I got the final book in the Sookie Stackhouse series yesterday in the mail and I've almost finished it. I am sad about this.

What are you saying So What! to this week?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


We have been so busy here lately. Bill's parents came down this weekend so we were busy with family stuff. It rained all weekend so everyone was couped up inside. It makes for a full house with 7 adults and 4 kids stuck inside. It continued to rain all day yesterday. I am so over the rain. Hopefully, it will be better today and I can get this little boy outside. He is so tired of being couped up!

I missed a call from Huntsville Hospital Human Resources yesterday! I am hoping this means I got the job to work occassionally as a pharmacist again. I definitely miss it but don't want a full time job because I won't to be able to spend as much time as I want to with my little boy.

I am so far behind reading the blogs I follow. I am strongly considering removing some from my following list. When I started following some of them, I felt we were in similar situations or they talked about something that appealed to me. Now, I have changed and some of them are not in the same place I am. Reading about someone going out all night partying seems so far removed from where I am now.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday iPhone dump

I've never linked up for this one bit here goes.

-This week we borrowed an activity table for William from my sister in law. He loves it. I am already getting sick of the sound of it but he loves it so I'll get over it!


-William is really excited about laundry. He loves it--playing with it, watching me fold it, just playing with the basket. I'm sure when he is a teenager I will be begging him to fold his laundry.
-This is the crazy looking plant Bill got me for winning his office pool NCAA tournament. I love it! It is such a vibrant bright color. The petals feel like paper--it is strange!

-Wednesday, we went out for sushi for lunch. William was really interested in the chopsticks. He ate almost all of his rice off of them and refused his spoon. It was cute.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

Thursday Thoughts

-I keep wondering when/if my son will ever go to sleep without having to nurse to sleep. I am so over it.
-I need new recipes. I feel like we are in a food rut. I've been trying some from Pinterest but not a lot have been catching my eye.
-I need new book to read. I'm kind of in a rut here too. Reading all the same sorts of books.
-I must go jeans shopping. I hate jeans shopping. I hate trying on various styles/sizes. It is so frustrating but I am still wearing the 4s I got while I was pregnant. I can't fit in my 0s and don't think I ever will again :( I need to go buy some jeans that fit! Even my husband has been saying I need to go shopping.
-I have been watching The Lying Game on Netflix. It is based on a book by the lady who wrote the book Pretty Little Liars. It is another teenage drama. I like it so far.
-I am still conflicted about this one year birthday party. I want small family and close friends. My husband wants large pool party. I didn't realize people did large parties for turning one!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

So What! Wednesday

So What Wednesday

This week I'm saying so what if:
-I'm going to the grocery store today and Coke is the number one item on my list. I haven't been sleeping well--this momma needs some caffeine!
-my husband's parents are coming this weekend and I've done nothing to prepare.
-I haven't cleaned the fans in our living room or bedroom since the baby was born. They are gross and really high up there!
-I wish I could afford to pay someone to come do all the cleaning jobs around the house that I hate--see item above.
-I watched a lot of the Teen Mom 2 marathon this week. Seriously girls! Janelle: one of the worst moms ever! I feel so sorry for her son. Chelsea: if your hair looks like a fried disaster no one will trust you to do their hair! Leah: what's the hurry to have baby 3 and husband 2! How old is she 20-21? Enough of that.
-I have been watching too much trash tv here lately during the baby's naps. See above.
-I have typed all of this on my blogger app (which I hate) bc the baby refuses to nap in his crib today for some reason and he's sleeping in my lap. I feel like we will never get naps to work. The majority of the (95%) require him to still be nursed to sleep.