Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I know I've been a total blogger slacker lately. It's not just my blog that I'm avoiding. I haven't even looked at my friends' blogs in a few weeks. This phase seems to be lasting longer than usual, but I am trying to come out of it. It doesn't help that there are a bunch of things that consume my time that I can't write about. I have to stick to the safer subjects, which I'm not as motivated to write about.

But, as an attempt to overcome the staleness of my blog, instead of taking a shower right now (yes, you see the time stamp correctly), I'll give you a few updates on us.

*Kate is all about being almost 3. Currently she is in a heap on the floor that is supposed to be a time out. She crinkled up her sister's school page then refused to give it back to her. She loves running away from Padyn holding something of her sister's above her head (as if Padyn isn't taller than she is.) She knows how to push all of Padyn's buttons and doesn't hesitate to do it-even when she knows it will get her in trouble.

*Oh, and then there is this milk thing. She still wants her milk heated up. She gets milk twice day-when she wakes up and when her quiet time is over. Lately, her requests have gotten more bizarre and if the temperature is not just right, she could end up in a 30 minute screaming tantrum. Apparently her milk now has to be "hot and cold." Basically, she wants me to heat it up too hot to drink then add a splash of cold milk. You see why this is difficult? Sometimes I don't give in to her insane demands, but you can see where this is going-screaming heap of mess of floor. Not fun for anyone.

*While Padyn still complains about going to school everyday, she clearly is very happy in kindergarten. She's got her best bud that she plays with everyday, a nice bunch of kids in her class who seem to treat each other very well, and plenty of books to read. She's gotten pretty good at sounding out basic words and we are working on sight words. She wants to know how everything is spelled and quiz me on simple math equations. At least she seems impressed that I know what 4 + 1 is.

*Padyn's favorite thing right now is computer time. I only let her look at a couple different websites. If I let her, she'd be on it everyday for hours at a time. Good to see she follows after her parents.

*Out is the tent, but hanging in their pjs for the afternoon is still a fun game. The castle recently reappeared as a new favorite toy and fort building also seems to be making a comeback. We talk a lot (or whine a lot) these days about"shared toys" versus "special toys." Kate is pretty good at being willing to share with her sister and Padyn is pretty awful about it. Padyn has reached expert levels of tattling and and acting like the Mommy.

*The whining (on Padyn's part) and the bickering (on both their parts) is driving me crazy. I've been trying to not yell but some days it is so maddening I think I'm going to come out of my skin. I'm such a crank by the time they go to bed because I'm so sick of refereeing all day long. I really really really need wine. Of course, even if I had a little, it would just exacerbate the acid reflux and would be of no use.

*Me? Well, still pregnant. Couldn't really tell you how far along I am. I know I'm in my 3rd trimester and after my appointment next week I have to start going in every 2 weeks. That makes me think I'm getting closer to the end. My glucose and iron levels are good, so that's nice. I would hate to have to cut out the sweets or have to go on the constipating iron supplements. This little guy is super active and loves to kick anyone who puts pressure on his bedroom (aka my stomach). People tell me I don't look that pregnant but I certainly feel pregnant. I'm starting to get really tired in the afternoons and I have started trying to sleep sitting up to avoid the acid reflux feeling. (I really haven't been good about cutting out the foods that are supposed to be bad for it.) There are no pictures of me (blame Daddy) and no names yet.

I guess it's time to go take a shower now since I'm pushing into dinner time...


Erin said...

You sound like you need a much-deserved break. Hope things settle down soon (or at least for a couple hours so you can relax without fighting or whining) :)

Ah ha! I found it! said...

Hey you - some friends of mine have had good luck with papaya extract and almonds for the reflux...sorry - reflux stinks. Next time you are staring at a whining heap on the floor - you can rest assured that there is another whining lump just a few miles away in Woodland! Gotta love it!!!

McReynolds Family said...

Your days sound eerily familiar to my household. No rest for the weary! Now Emery Anne is talking, so no moments of silence anymore around here. Glad you are feeling well and you are getting closer to a baby boy! I was glad to read your post. I miss you and it is nice to hear you typing at least. Hope the daily pressures and stress are not getting you down. I will be praying for peace and extreme patience. Plus, in a year or so, we can take another family vacation or better yet, maybe a girl's only trip!

Stacey said...

So many comments I could make, but I'll quickly add something that may be useful: Try Zantac if you haven't already for the acid reflux. Tums worked fine with pregnancies #1 and 2, but just wasn't cutting it this time around. Zantac has been a miracle worker for me.