Sunday, May 28, 2006

All in a Day's Work

You learn something new every day. I did not know that the Consumer Reports people gave advice such as the kind we received from them today. Evidently when our specific make and model of television has some sort of wire shortage or other such problem you should just buy a new one. Hmmmmm, who knew?? Luckily for me Brian was well learned in this Consumer Report advice and so he could pass the information on to me. So, we are now the owners of a new TV that will soon be hung on the wall out of reach of little fingers carrying Weeble Wobbles. It is possible that those little fingers may be responsible for current TV dilemma since holding the Weeble Wobbles is not enough entertainment and they most bang the characters (Jack & Jill to be exact) against the TV.

In other news, I'm currently concerned that I will be banned from checking out library books since my Ben & Jerry's Phish Food ice cream managed to drip on a page of my current book. The ice cream turned out to be much more trouble then it was worth considering that this evening when I was on the Ben & Jerry mission I was fast stepping it through the frozen food department and my flip flop found a small puddle of water and I took a tumble right in front of the Lean Cuisine dinners.

All a day in the life of a stay-at-home mom.

Oh and this photo is completly unrelated but I just love little boy pictures of Brian and I wanted to share it. Note the Purdue shirt...we also have a photo of him in Harvard shorts/pants(?)....a little foreshadowing, eh?

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Kendall and I have been hanging out at home all week. She had her one year check up on Monday, she received two shots (MMR and Chicken Pox vaccine) and since then she has slept horribly and been extremely clingy. I called yesterday to see if she is having some kind of reaction and they want me to bring her back in today. Tuesday we went to story time at the library and to the gym. Yesterday her friend Anna was going to come swim in the pool but they got stuck in traffic and decided to turn around and go home. Our new Bible study starts next Tuesday so Kendall and Anna will be able to play together then.

Just got home from the doctor and Kendall has one ear infection and the other ear is gathering fluid so it's on its way to an infection too. That explains a lot! Poor little Bug

Monday, May 22, 2006

You're Fired

If blogging were my job I would be fired. Week before last Brian's dad, Ron, was in town visiting and we had Kendall's birthday party. Last week Kendall and I were in Pensacola all week. We had a great time seeing everyone. Every time I go there it makes me wish that much more that we lived there now. I am, however, happy to be back and getting back into our schedule (I just wish our schedule occurred there). Kendall had her one year check up today. She fell even lower off the bottom of the growth chart in weight. He was only slightly concerned and said that we will just monitor it. I started to wean her off of nursing today, we skipped her morning feeding. She is in the 10th percentile for height and he said that she was smart and that she looked mischievous. She was showing off for the doctor and showed him all her tricks: "Kendall what does a bear say?" "Roooooawwww"

Blogger isn't uploading pictures right now so I'll add some once it's back up.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

This time last year I was sitting in a hospital room knowing that tomorrow I would have a c-section. I was feeling excitement and a lot of fear. Would she be okay? Could I do this?
Here is a little remembering:
Sunday night Brian arrived in Louisville after driving from Boston with Justin & all of our stuff (the day following HBS graduation).
Monday morning we closed on our house and then spent the entire day negotiating on his car. We arrived at our house at 4pm and started to move in. I was 37 weeks pregnant so I plopped down in Kendall's room with Lorie and assembled her crib and changing table. It was my one true night of nesting.
Tuesday morning I had an ultrasound scheduled. Kendall was breech and they wanted to see if they could maneuver her around. Brian wanted to come but he had to be home for our appliance delivery. Lorie wanted to come too but she was teaching that day. During the ultrasound the technician kept saying how little fluid was in there. The doctor came in and kept asking me, are you sure your water didn't break?? They wanted me to go home and pack and go to the hospital. I cried the whole way home, I called Brian hysterical, I called my mom hysterical, and I left multiple messages for Lorie. Brian was in the driveway waiting for me when I got home, I just hugged him and cried (and he said "did you know you just pulled into the neighbor's grass?"). Lorie saw that I had called a billion times and knew something was wrong, she met us at the hospital. I hadn't sent in my pre-admission forms, I hadn't called a pediatrician yet, I hadn't taken the hospital tour yet, it wasn't time. I spent the night getting "hydrated" the next morning I had another ultrasound with the same results and they scheduled my c-section. Kendall was born at 4:06 the next day. Five pounds 13 ounces and 19" of pure joy. My heart that loved so much grew immeasurably more that day.

I've slept in this house only one night more then she has. Sometimes I have to creep into her room at night to make sure it isn't all a dream, sometimes I want to pick her up and cuddle her because my arms feel empty without her. All the time I love her, all the time I love my husband because he loves her and works so that I can stay home with her. My life will never be the same, thank you God.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

My Internet No Workie

Just a little note to let you know my internet is down (Kendall and I are at the library updatingt his). So if I'm not responding to your email that is why. It should be fixed by the end of the week (lets hope)!!!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Whetever Happened to Cows & Dogs!?!?

So Brian and I were trying to think of ways we could be stimulating Kendall's brain. My friend Karin loaned me some cute Baby Einstein flash cards that Kendall is loving. Well, I decided we needed to get more since she is so excited about learning (my little genius). Today I picked up some animal flashcards. The box had a picture of a cute little penguin on the front. Well, we got home and I started looking through them and they had the following animals:
red spotted newt, spadefoot toad, piranha, komodo dragon, tuatara???? White sturgeon, sockeye salmon, peregrine falcon, mud puppy, eastern hellbender salamander, caecilian (worm like creature), lamprey, bullhead catfish! Whatever happened to dog, cow, kitty, fish...?!?!?! Well, Kendall started crying when she was looking at the pictures so I think that these may be a little too advanced or maybe scary is a better word.

We had a fantastic busy weekend. Kendall got pretty wound up I think because she has had a couple of bad sleep nights and poor nap times. Or perhaps she is having nightmares about the Eastern Hellbender Salamander.

Note: even the spellcheck doesn't recognize most of those animal names.