Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
the thing I'm looking most forward to? working out again. no kidding.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I was pretty desperate. I really wanted to let him cry it out, but he was too young. Most of my awake moments I felt like this:
Then Chase got RSV and he was religated to sleeping in his carseat in the family room under a tent with a cool mist humidifier for 3 weeks. After that, I got serious. I bought the book, Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth which pretty much advocates most of what I already believed - a consistent schedule, okay for baby to cry a little after 4 months old (cry 10-15 minutes) - but mostly what I liked about his approach is the developmental explanations for infant/child sleep patterns and how to soothe a baby to sleep. Most important factoid: catch baby BEFORE he gets too tired and put him to sleep - at least every 2 hours.
So we got the crib all set up in Chase's room. Bought room darkening curtains. Bought a mobile.
Most important - bought a sound white noise machine.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I wanted to give a quick update on my situation. the surgery went well on Friday - took about 7 hours when it was all said and done. They totally reconstucted my nose and you should see me now - I look like Frakenstein - two big swollen black eyes and face, 'S' shaped snake stitches on my nose - but the cancer is all gone. Do you want to see pics - or would that be too gross??
thank goodness for my husband who took three days off work to take care of the kids while I'm on pain meds. Go hydocodeine!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
So this great and wonderful car playcenter was a little.....er.......BIG for him. Hold your comments. I thought he was ready for it since he can hold his head up and his body straight, he's just not quite tall enough yet.
So then, I got to purchase this fabulous little pre-sitter chair called a BUMBO. I guess it was a specialty item a few years back, but now you can buy them at Target and I love it. Gives Chase a opportunity to see the world from a different perspective.
He wasn't too sure about it at first.....
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Remember when I was worried about that spot on my nose?
Went the dermatologist and as it turns out I do have skin cancer. It's called basal cell carcinoma. Should Alanis Morrisette write a song about me? Considering I'm a nut about sunscreen and never sit in the sun and always try to keep my face covered. Go freakin' figure.
The dr did a biopsy so he can correctly identify the type of carcinoma it is. It should take about two weeks to get results. Then, we'll go from there. I was super dramatic when he identified it and said, "I cannot be killed off by skin cancer - I have three little boys at home!!" But he reassured me that it is really no big deal and we should be able to shave it off. Until then, I get to walk around with a bandaid on the tip of my nose for the next few weeks, but hey I'll take it if it means I have a non-serious cancer.
Monday, June 9, 2008
So we leave the church office and we see the santuary and Blake wants to go in. They have the communion table set up and it has a big gold cross on it. A woman who works at the church comes in and says to Blake, "You're welcome to talk to Jesus while you're in here and next to the Cross." I ask Blake if he wants to and he says yes, but he looks tentative. He is worried about how you pray in church and I tell him it is just like at home where we keep it quite casual and our prayers almost sound like conversations with God - I think it encourages the personal relationship with God if you talk to Him like a friend. So Blake takes a deep breath and this is his prayer,
"Jesus, thank you that I got to come here today. This church is very nice. I wish I could be a grown up. Because I want to be the boss. Amen."
I love that child.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
His most favorite thing in the whole world is airplanes. For Christmas, we bought him Microsoft Flight Simulator and it has become his most favorite thing in whole world - Mine too, because I can pretty much get him to do most anything if I threaten to take it away if he doesn't mind (cool your opinions child psychologists out there)
Our most recent plane trip to Utah took us from our little Salem airport on this great little jet
So a word of warning, if you happen into a conversation with Jackson, be sure to remember what types of aircraft you flew on recently and what cities you went into and how fast it took you. He will give you all the facts and figures of your trip from there.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
I've been in Utah for the past week - we're back now (obviously) - but laundry calls, gotta get my garden up and running, and just adjusting to life back in the small city. I'll post very soon so please come back and say hello!