Friday, June 27, 2008

1st Appointment for Peanut

Sheesh I got all excited and it was just that stupid appointment where they get your life history, weight blood and pee, and give you bags of information and samples. I didn't even see the actual doctor, but I do in three weeks.

Since I am healthy and low risk I don't get an ultrasound until 20 wks because it's not covered by insurance until then (unless there's a problem). I was lucky last time to get two in the first trimester because I am Rh negative, but I guess since I had all the injections that that is no longer an issue for me. I wish I could see the little jumping bean though, oh well!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Back to the Museum

We were back at the museum today but this time with Melissa and her little ones, Grace and Nicolas. We had a great time visiting the toddler room again, and today Nicolas showed us the dinosaur exhibit. We had lunch where I got a birthday rice krispie treat, and rode the carousel. Fun Fun. More pics...

Finally my first prenatal appointment is tomorrow...stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Product Endorsement of the Week

Cures the craving for M&M's but they have fig inside so they're nutritious too. YUM...I could have eaten five more bags. I found them in the pharmacy aisle for some strange reason.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Let me set the scene...

It's a beautiful summer day and we've spent alot of it outside. We went to stroller aerobics this morning and played at the park afterward. Tessa was begging to go outside again this afternoon so I dumped out her bucket of outside toys and let her go wild.

She wandered around inside the fence while I sat on the stoop and watched. She chased the dogs, scooped mulch into her bucket, pushed her toy mower and rocked on her fish. What a happy babe.

Once in a while she plays with the mulch and tries to eat it...this is pretty normal. I think playing with the chunky mulch at the park is her favorite thing about going. I spied her at the birdfeeder with her hand full of something brown and she quickly toddled over to me making a horrible face...this was not mulch.

Yup she had a big mouthful of dog poop.

We ran inside and tried scooping it out with a paper towel but she wouldn't open her mouth eventhough she was obviously disturbed by the stubborn! Finally she spit out a huge wad of poo. Now it should be noted that I had to try VERY hard not to barf, VERY very hard.

I washed her hands and face with soap, made her drink like a whole sippy of water and brushed her teeth twice. I think I was definitely more grossed out than her, as long as I could smell the poo I was on the verge of barf-dom, so we washed and washed until the smell was gone.


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Our New Fave Place

Tessa's Grammie and Grampie got us a family pass to the Indianapolis Children's Museum for her first birthday. We finally got there, and I don' t know what took us so long! After a couple of failed attempts to go with other people, Tessa and I decided to go it alone and it was great.

I think we are going to go several times a month since we have the pass and it's easy for us to get to, and most importantly Tessa really enjoyed it.
They had a huge toddler/baby room that we spent about 2 hrs in. While we were there they did story time and music time with instruments. Above is a picture of her at the water table, she wasn't quite sure what to think of that (the water was super cold so she didn't want to stick her hands in it)
I was also really impressed with the food court. I was afraid it was going to be all hot dogs and cookies but they had some good healthy food too, including a toddler restaurant where Tess got her green beans and potato smiley cakes.

After lunch we rode the carousel but my camera was in the stroller. She was sort of dazed and confused by it really, but we were approaching nap time. Maybe she though it was some trippy weird dream.

Thanks Grammie and Grampie!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Logged Back In

After a couple of junk food laden days I decided I needed to start using with this pregnancy as well. I remember why I really loved this website. You log your food intake and while it keeps tabs on your calories it also helps you know if you're getting enough iron and calcium, etc in your diet. All tailored to pregnant needs of course.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Oooh Shiny!

My house that is. So my birthday is coming up and I told Jeremy that the onliest thing I wanted was a maid to come and 'deep clean' the house.

I know it seems silly for a stay at home mom to have a maid at all, but this was a one time thing and they cleaned windows and according to Jer actually got on their hands and knees and scrubbed the kitchen floor. Wooh! That never happens around here.

This may become my annual birthday present, we'll see. I will just say that my tub has never been this clean in the 3 years we've lived in this house. So happy birthday to ME!! Now that we don't have to clean for a while Tess and I will have to come up with some summer activities.

We made ourselves scarce while the maids were here and went to play with Tessa's cousins

I now know the answer to two food questions. First of all no, toasting your sub at Subway does not make the meat okay for pregnant consumption. Deli meat and hot dogs must be heated to 'steaming hot' before pregnant women can eat them, according to So that's the end of that.

Secondly, a 14 month old just shouldn't be fed taco bell, period. I'm blaming Jeremy who wanted taco bell after church for his father's day lunch. She ate a bunch of pintos and cheese which I thought was a healthy option for her, not taking into account the red sauce they put on top. Diaper rash is back today with a vengeance.

Poor kid for have stupid parents that feed her beans with hot sauce. In our defense our burritos made us both it's fair to say no one in our house should have taco bell.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tessa Hated Art Time

Note to self....when a baby has a strong routine that includes doing only one activity in a high chair (eating), that may be the only activity she ever wants to do in said high chair. When she discovers that what she thought was her snack (paint brushes) actually taste like paint, she might thow a fit.

This was a short lived activity and I did most of the painting, but hey it was fun.

I think I had my first craving yesterday. I really really wanted lunchmeat. I started thinking about it at breakfast, a bagel with ham. I ended up getting a Subway Club for lunch. So I have a question. Pregnant women are supposed to cook their lunchmeat so they don't get lysteria. Does having the Subway people toast it count as enough cooking?

Tessa has started clearly saying "Rosie" which is sort of exciting. I thought I was just imagining it at first but you can definitely hear it and she says it directly to Rosie, not Hayden, and yes she does know the difference.

I didn't want to post this but Mom wanted me to know anything to make her happy. I'm a little famous in North Vernon, must be a slow news day: If only those two skinny chicks weren't there making me look bad.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

All Wrapped Up

Our Moby Wrap came in the mail and although it's really for the new baby we thought we'd give it a go in the toddler position. Jeremy went on a walk with us over our lunch break and Tessa and I walked like this while he walked the dogs. I know it looks strange but it is crazy comfortable and also not as difficult to do as it looks. We walked for 25 min and it didn't hurt my back at all. I wonder if carrying the weight on my back is bad for me since I'm pregnant and all but I will ask the doc when I see him next week. I have a feeling the Moby Wrap days are numbered until the next babe comes.

Tessa has been working on using a suction plate and a spoon. Actually getting food ON the spoon is the hard part, getting it to the mouth is easy. You can see that yesterday she had some yogurt, which required an outfit change afterward.

Peanut (baby #2) is treating me very well so far. No morning sickness yet, just tired sometimes.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Random Pics

I know it's been a day or two since I shared pictures. Here are some random ones from our 'great flood weekend' in North Vernon. Enjoy!

Tessa and I shared and ice cream, then she shared the cup with Hayden.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

We're Home!

Well after taking a somewhat convoluted route home which avoided all rivers and interstate closures we made it home today!

We could definitely see where water had been on the roads in Greenwood but it is mostly receeded in our area. There are still many areas south of us that are pretty bad I guess.

Jeremy's investigating a leak upstairs in our guest closet and is getting ready to check out the crawl space for damage. Other than that it seems our life is back to normal!

Tessa is currently eating bing cherries and staining her hands purple :)

Saturday, June 07, 2008

We're Okay....Just Stranded

Some of you may have seen on tv the flooding and evacuations in Indiana. I just wanted to let you know that we are fine and according to our neighbor, so is our house.

We came down to Mom and Dad's this weekend to so I could sing in a memorial concert and it looks like we are currently stuck here. All roads leading home are closed and our home county is currently under disaster emergency.

There are more storms in the forcast and water expected to rise tomorrow so we are just making ourselves comfortable down south. Luckily we are comfy and flood free in Mom's house and have the pups with us.

In other exciting weather news we had a tornado here in North Vernon two days ago. There were many fallen trees on the farm but no major damage. Jeremy was excited cause he got to help Andy play with the chainsaw today. Boys!

I will keep you all posted! Prayers needed for our friends back home. Here's a local news story on the state of our state.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Boo Hoo!

This is Mommy's pity party :(

I weighed myself this morning and I've gained about 8lb since the time we started the weaning process. Argh!

I'm not even blaming pregnancy yet, and my diet hasn't changed that much (aside from the giant tub of popcorn I had on Saturday). I'm blaming weaning and all the body/hormonal changes lately.

This was a wakeup call for eating healthy! I'm hoping to either lose or not gain much in the first trimester. Wish me luck!

Monday, June 02, 2008


Either I'm way overly preparing or I'm just in the mood to shop (I think the latter)but I've been looking at baby stuff online and stuff for Tessa's room. The good news is we hardly need to buy anything, yay!

But I did just bid on Ebay on a Moby Wrap. I have a feeling this baby will be in a sling alot more often than Tessa was, so I can I have my hands free for the 2 year old! This thing is pretty can wear it like 10 different ways up until they are 35 lbs.

Jeremy and I are going to go shopping for twin beds sometime soon. If we can find a good priced twin bed and dresser we will buy the rails (or put it on the floor)and try that as Tessa approaches two. We figure a toddler bed will last for 6yrs but a twin will last through college....makes sense right?

I guess we'll just try putting her in the bed when the time comes and if it doesn't work we'll figure it out! It seems like everyone I've talked to agrees it depends on the kid.

Aside from the shopping and whatnot I don't feel pregnant, haha. I'm sure it will sink in one of these days (hopefully not the day I go to the hospital).