Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I had my 16 week appointment last Thursday. Nothing too eventful. When the nurse checked the heartbeat with the doppler she said, do you hear all that noise? The baby must have been moving around like crazy, she had a hard time getting a read. Then she said "they are really moving around." Both Keith and I were thinking "they" - but we think she just meant "they" as in babies at this stage. So then I thought, oh boy, we have another Dylan on our hands! When I was pregnant with the boys, Dylan was always on the go making so much more movement than Carter. True to this day, that kid just has more energy!
Only big complaints for me at this stage are headaches and some back pain, I'm going to give a chiropractor a try next week. We'll see if that helps. Otherwise, not feeling too bad and growing plenty!
Our next appointment will be Feb 9th and this is the big ultrasound appointment! With the boys it was so much fun having all the ultrasounds, this time they just do them early and then this one as long as all is good. You would think they would want to check in sooner to make sure all is growing / developing right, but what do I know:) So I have decided for right now I will have them right down the sex and put it in an envelope for us and then we can decide how we want to find out. I actually did this before with the boys, but I gave that to my brother, so he was the only one who knew we were having boys the entire time.
Otherwise, I would say I'm not too prepared this round! I'll probably give it a month or two before I start digging out all the baby gear and going through all the totes.
We also found out last week that we are going to a gap between when I go back to work and there is an opening at our daycare, so I'm on the hunt for a solution there. I started to explore the nanny route and would love that for a few months actually, but I think it will just be way too expensive. If we had the boys home too it would be OK, but I don't want to pull them out of school. So I would prefer a home in Polk City or I could do Ankeny too. If you have any suggestions, I would take them.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
The boys are having a Valentine’s Day party at school and I thought they would enjoy picking out their own to do and also thought we could pick up a few items and kill some time. It was raining out, so I assumed cart selection may be minimal, but was happy to see ONE of the large obnoxious carts with the two seats on the back, so I was rushing the boys to snag it and…..bam a lady grabs it from me about 5 feet away. Her girls looked 5-6ish, I imagine them walking through the store maybe wouldn’t have been too rough. But that’s the luck. So two carts it was. Keith doesn’t mind pulling two carts, but it’s not my favorite, especially on a busy Sunday. So then we made a stop at the bathroom (luckily I convinced them to go to the girls, generally they will only go to the boys- which I don’t always mind, but Keith gets tired of). OK – 10 minutes later, with extra clean hands, drinks at the water fountain, we are off for some shopping. Managed to get most our groceries and on our way to the puzzles and Carter says he has to go number 2:( Grrr.... this is tough, sometimes they are serious, sometimes they aren’t. He had tried earlier, no luck. I convinced him to hold it a bit, thinking he may forget, then he said he really had to go so I got a bit nervous. So we rushed to the front of the store, parked our carts by a register hoping nobody would take them, and we were back at the bathroom. And another 10 minutes in the bathroom and false alarm- “all empty,” as Carter puts it. And we are back to our carts happy to find all items were still in our carts, which was great, as I really didn’t want to tackle the busy food aisles for a second round. Picked out two new puzzles and then attempted to find Valentines. Either we were looking in the wrong spot or they aren’t out yet! I can’t imagine that they aren’t out, but we will be heading back to find some next week. We weren’t able to get by the sticker aisle without a purchase. Then off to check-out. Overall, the boys were really good, I just got a bit overheated with my winter gear and all the bathroom business.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
I must say the boys seem to be getting pickier by the month. At least they used to eat about any piece of meat or fruit we put in front of them; unfortunately, that is no longer the case! In general they like almost all of the same things – there are a few things that differ:
Carter likes bread – this is big! Forever they didn’t like bread, so that eliminated any sort of sandwich. Of course you have to be careful – no butter! He has even been eating hot dogs on a bun! Dylan – he won’t touch it!
With a Christmas miracle Carter ate a deviled egg! I am still shocked by this one – they helped me make them, so he ended up tasting it and liking it. However, now he says he just likes the white part. I’ll take it!
Dylan will eat applesauce and I don’t think Carter will unless he does at school.
For a couple weeks Carter was eating carrots – because they are crunchy and because papa likes carrots! Last night he wasn’t having it.
So if you have a kid who will eat anything you set in front of they ENJOY!!! I’m not sure how we got to this point – I swear they loved vegetables when they were babies and I tried really hard to keep them trying new “healthy” foods – but the things they would eat just kept shrinking. It’s not really something I feel as though I can force on them outside of trying to offer them healthy options with each meal. So here is the big list… you can imagine how hard it is to feed these two some days:
-Absolutely no on yogurt – how I wish they liked this fresh, healthy snack. Even tried the frozen ones like popsicles, yogurt milk shakes and got them excited about “pink milk” – FAIL – mom that tastes like yogurt!
-Cheese – now they do eat cheese on pizza, mostly because I don’t think they realize that it’s cheese when it’s melted. I wish they liked cheese so I could give them string cheese for snacks.
-Almost any vegetables
-This breaks my dad’s heart, but they don’t like ice cream, about the only sweet they pass up!
-They LOVE mac and cheese – Dylan says it’s his favorite, but generally it has to be Kraft. I have given them the Annie’s a couple times and passed it off like kraft and it worked. Sometimes they will eat the homemade kinds like in restaurants – but that is about a 10% success rate
-Pasta is generally a success –unless you make it fun with corkscrew pasta….. FAIL!
-Yes – even if the veggies are small in soup, they pick them out (I’m afraid they get that one from me!)
-Dylan is starting to get particular about pizza, not eating the crust and one day we had some at the restaurant that was just cheese and he wouldn’t eat it because it didn’t have pepperoni
-They like to order corn dogs, but the peel the hot dog out of the breading
-They used to eat rice with about every meal (because it was all they would eat) and I think they had enough – so now they barely eat it.
-They won’t touch any sort of dip or dressing – they do LOVE ketchup and have that at about every meal.
Generally they say everything is yucky, even if they like it. I’ve learned to take yucky as compliment.
They sure do LOVE cookies – they are always saying, I ate a good dinner, now I can have a cookie – HA. A good dinner by like three bites. You know how to get your kids to stop asking for cookies…..give them a Fig newton. Keith thought they would be a “healthier” alternative and it was because they wouldn’t put them anywhere near their mouths and didn’t ask for cookies for about three days!
Sunday, January 15, 2012