Sunday, August 29, 2010


I decided I would try something new with R. in an effort to get him into going on the potty. Every pee in the pot earns him a sticker. We introduced it yesterday, but he didn't get much diaper free time. Today he's been diaper free a majority of the day, and we've had zero accidents. 5 pees in the potty so far, and one poop in a diaper. In my cowardice, I put a diaper on him for his after lunch poop. I couldn't deal with the possibility of having to clean poop up off the floor today, and he almost always goes about 30 minutes after lunch. (then I made dh change R.'s diaper, hehehe). He had been doing soso up until now with the potty, going occasionally, but still making puddles on the floor. Today was SO DIFFERENT! He recognized when he needed to go, and went. On his potty. Every time.
I decided to try stickers, rather than a candy treat, because he is very into them right now, and I don't like the idea of using sweets as a reward. I found him several pages of different kinds of stickers. Right now we are on Tonka trucks and cars. I also have some Thomas trains, and some animals, and maybe one other kind, I don't remember.
We did put a diaper on him when we went out later today, and I noticed that he didn't tell us when he peed in it. I think it will be a while before we can leave the house diaper free, but today was a really encouraging start!

I think we might be in the weaning process. Not entirely sure, but he's nursing a WHOLE lot less lately, and he's become a bottomless pit for solid foods. He'll nurse around 7:30AM right before he gets up, then frequently not nurse again until 3PM. then maybe once before dinner, and again at bedtime, then his 5/6AM suckle. So we're down to 4 or 5x a day, which is a drastic decrease. I know my supply has begun to drop, because now when he goes 7 and 8 hours without nursing, I am not engorged- where as I would have been before the pregnancy. I'm not pushing him one way or the other. I DO try to offer him food and drink before nursing, to see if that will satisfy him, and frequently it does. I will probably be a little sad if he weans, but I feel good because we did meet our goal of nursing until age 2. I would like for him to continue to get the benefits of nursing as long as he can, but if he weans, he weans. It has been a very precious time that I will always cherish, regardless of when it ends.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

weekly swim log, etc.

3850 yards swum this week.

I'm pretty much recovered from R.'s party, getting ready for it, then the day of just about exhausted me. It took a few days, but I'm finally back up to speed- which is still pretty slow most of the time. Feeling pretty good though. No more swelling in my feet, no real nausea yet. No food aversions yet, thank god. Still very tired by the end of the day. I could go for a nap about 3, but R. stopped taking them a couple months ago, so no luck there. I did go Friday and take a blood test at our clinic on base. It was positive. So now Monday or Tuesday I have to call and set up my first prenatal appointment. I am really disappointed this is the route I have to take. But with such a great possibility of us moving before the baby is due, we simply can't afford to pay out of pocket for a Midwife, if we aren't going to deliver with her.

I've been knitting along a little at a time on the first hat in a commission of 3 hats and a scarf. Now that I have finished the ribbing, it should speed up. It's nice because once again, I get to use stashed yarn. I've been trying hard to use stuff out of my stash lately since I have so much put back. I never did take pictures of the newborn hats I finished. I should do that.

Still no word on orders yet, or where we might be going next. J. says now they've told him 2nd week of September. Sooo, about two more weeks, since this month is almost over.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

weekly swim log

3500yards this week. Not bad for a fat, tired, pregnant lady. I did 20 laps today, and 20 yesterday, 13 on Wednesday, and 17 on Monday. My feet and legs were starting to cramp towards the end of today's swim. 20 twice in a row is hard. But I needed to make up for only doing 13 on Wed. I didn't leave myself enough time that day, to get a whole work out in.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Let the...

swelling and fatigue begin. Bleh. I am beyond exhausted today, and my feet and ankles are swollen and sore. I think I did too much today. I did 17 laps in the gym, groceries, then portraits for R.'s birthday (in one week!) Here's a sampling:

He is absolutely, hands down, one of the most beautiful children ever :)

We're having a little party for him this year, on Sunday. When you ask him about his birthday, he tells you that there will be cupcakes :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

weekly swim log

3575yds for the week, over a 4 day span. I'm still having issues with my fins chaffing my toes, even with the swim shoes. So I got online today and found a product called swim socks that I am hoping will finally solve my problem.

So far still pregnant. Told my mom today, she's very excited. I'm still feeling pretty good, but starting to get a twinge of nausea when I don't eat often enough, especially in the morning if I don't eat breakfast. I'm wicked tired in the afternoons, and fall asleep almost as soon as my head hits the pillow at night. Ug, and can we say, discharge??

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Officially Late

Period is officially late today. I've continued to test positive, and the lines are getting a little darker every day. So far so good. We haven't told our families yet, and I need to get in touch with a local midwife to see if she can see me. I think we are both really interested in having this baby at home if at all possible.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

weekly swim log, etc.

3500yds swum in the pool this week. I want to keep up my exercise routine. I feel a lot better. I sleep a lot better- even on the days I don't go.

The last week or so I have been knitting infant hats to go to the shop. They knit up really quickly, and they are so cute. So far I have almost 3 finished. Still weaving in the ends on the 3rd. I'll have to take a picture when they are all done.

Friday, August 6, 2010


Wheeeeeeeeeee!! at just 11dpo, I got a faint BFP last night, and a digital confirmation this morning. If everything goes well, we'll be welcoming a new little one into the world sometime during the 3rd week of April, 2011 (edd of the 21st). I only tested so early because of the awful nausea I'm having already.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


My inlaws are driving me up the fucking wall this week. J. failed PT last month, so now he has one more chance to pass or he'll get discharged. He's on remedial PT for about a month, then he has to retest. His mother is acting like it's the end of the world, this huge family emergency. She's been in orbit over it. She's gotten my bil all stirred up. She's been calling J. and harassing him almost daily. She's calling me too, but I refuse to take her calls. I know exactly what she will say, and I absolutely will not be badgered by her about J.'s diet and exercise. Nor will I nag him about it. And I'm not especially worried about it. By and large I cook healthy nutritious foods, and he's working out 6 days a week now. He's trying really hard because he doesn't necessarily want a general discharge. It wouldn't be the end of the world, but he would lose his GI Bill, and VA benefits. What it really comes down to is she can't the thought of him leaving the air force. Well it's going to happen, sooner or later. She has this fantasy that when she no longer get child support for my sil, J. or M. will move back in and support her. Because she won't get a job and support herself. She thinks we're going to buy her land and build her a house and let her live off of us. Fat chance. Not while J. and I are married.

No gym today, I woke up early with tummy cramps and upset. It's better now, but I still feel sort of weak and run down. In a little while, I've got to go find a pair of swim shoes that fit better. I need to wear them with my fins, to keep them from rubbing this awful blister on my toe. The pair I borrowed from J. are ok, but too big, and they make the fins a little tight.