Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bed Time Battle

Attention mothers who are control freaks or at least schedule Nazi's:
I realize I'm about to have 2 kids so absolute schedules are not always possible (if ever) 
BUT Gabby is out of control right now when it comes to bed time.  Must be a phase? I'm not sure what happened to my little sleeper.  She was the best sleeper from 7 months old when I decided to sleep train her. Until now.  I pretty much need some moms to tell me what worked for them with 2 year olds who refuse to go to bed period.  When does she need to quit napping? Is that the problem here?  She just fell asleep after 3o min of me tickling her back, like most nights now.  I have no problem with this except for it won't be possible for much longer and I hate her to rely on me to actually fall asleep.  She won't let Shaun put her to bed anymore....See the problem. There is only one of me.  She throws major tantrums about pretty much everything now too. 

Is she done with her crib?
Too old for naps?  
Waking up too late in the day/going to bed too late?  Obviously, it's 11:00 by the time she's really asleep every night!


Wakes up at 9, naps at 2 or 3 and goes to bed too late! 10:30ish.

Leave your thoughts or advice even if you're stalking me. I'm way too close to delivery date have this struggle much longer.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Still 34 weeks?

Didn't find out a whole lot at the Dr. Today.  I figured he would wait a little longer to do another ultra sound because it is still pretty soon.  I go in 2 weeks to get the ultra sound to check the baby's weight.  That will determine a lot more.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

First day of Dance


Mind you it was her first day...She has no clue what is going on. But it didn't phase her! I love it. I hope she always has this much confidence.

Today I took Gabby to her first day of "ballet".  She totally LOVED it!! I think she was just excited to wear the outfit.  Maybe the reason she is still wearing it at 5pm....
She was really nervous at first but they let me stand in the room in the doorway to watch.  When I waited in the mom room she came looking for me a few times but went back to dance as soon as they put music on. I think in another week or so she won't even look back.  I can't believe my little baby is a toddler in dance class who {tries to} follows the teacher!  What a cutie!! I love you Gab!!!
I also could not get over how much she looked like her daddy today.  She always does but she just totally resembled him today more than usual.
I wonder who Stella will look more like.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Too big to eat, sleep or breath

Today when I tried to put my uggs on I nearly fell over and could barely get my feet up too my hands.  It dawned on me that I'm pretty much a valid handicapped citizen now.  Seriously.  I can't sleep very good now because I can't get comfortable or even catch my breath.  At least my Dr. assured me that I'm not out of shape, it's just that my lungs are being compressed by vital organs and the home of Stella.  
At least I still feel pretty dang good, just disabled.


I've totally moved into nesting mode this weekend.  I am SO not the type to spend hours and hours {enjoying} organizing and cleaning.  On Friday night I got out all of Gabby's baby clothes and sorted through them getting out all the stuff I needed for Stella.  Made a HUGE D.I. pile and then took it all to my sister before taking it there.  I cleaned out tons of space and made more room in my storage room! Wahoo.  I had saved every onsie and poo stained jammie she ever wore.... I didn't get rid of one thing! SO not like me?  I must have considered everything she wore to be sacred.  Then I organized all my downstairs closets! It was amazing. As good as a great date night probably.  Saturday night Shaun took Gabby for a few hours while I cleaned out my whole pantry!! Loved it.  I had crap that expired in 2006.  I was pissed off at myself because I've moved twice since then and I packed all that shiz both times! 
Next thing for me to tackle is organizing the toys... All of Gabby's toys are still in ghetto gray bins (from moving of course).  I am finally getting some toy storage from PB.  Can't wait for UPS to come this week!!

Oh the things a mother gets excited about.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Stella check up

I had my first 2 week appointment today. Interesting news.  My Dr. is kinda stumped because if we are going by my first ultra sound I'm 31+ weeks today.  But I measured at 34 weeks today?  He is thinking my original due date (Nov. 21) sounds more like the baby's size but we still are taking my due date week-by-week for now.  I Feel HUGE! I could technically be 5 weeks away from having this baby! Time will tell.  I was tested for Gestational diabetes today which he thought I may have due to the baby's size. BUT, nope. I was surely clear of that.  In two or 4 weeks I will have an ultrasound or be poked with a needle in the belly (ouch for baby and me) to check the baby's lung development and size.  My Dr. is scratching his head this week.  He cannot induce a c-sectioned uterus so I'll have to go into labor myself or take the baby c-section again. We'll see.


Monday, October 6, 2008

French Toast the YUMMY Way

Lately I have been on a french toast kick. At least 3 times a week I make this for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  

What I use:
Wheat bread
eggs
cinnamon 
frosted flakes 

Make your batter however you normally do. Crush up frosted flakes on paper plate and dip the bread in the flakes (both sides) before you put it on the griddle.

SO delish!!! (I'm slightly pregnant so It may be gross to the general public)


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Spoon Me


Just incase you all haven't already tried Spoon Me, it is fabulous!!! It is the same thing as Pinkberry I'm sure-ish.  It is so wonderful, like heaven in a dish with fruit!
I'm a fan, I hope you are too.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

More California pics






As you can tell, gabby did a whole of dancing at my cousins wedding. She danced 80% of the time. 
So, She needed a LOT of this!
Pregnant sisters!

Sweaty family picture
Daddy daughter shot

She loves her grandpa!

Lots of pictures I know, but we had a lot of fun and it was a great day!