L in LaLa Land

August 23, 2012

August Roundup

ImageDid you miss us? It’s that time again for my once in every 2-4 months post LOL. New apartment and daycare seem to be working out well.  I’m trying to decorate, but I was not born with that womanly skill AT ALL! I need help…desperately! I’m very plain Jane-ish but I want my apartment to look welcoming.  However, it’s hard to stay motivated to decorate with a destructive two-year-old living with you.

Speaking of my angel, the daycare change is going beautifully.  He is still going through his terrible terrific twos (depending on the hour), but he’s growing and becoming more independent each day.  We are pretty much fully potty-trained with accidents only happening overnight once in a blue moon.  I must give props to the daycare for that, because they had me put Alex in underwear after being there for only one week.  There is one kid in his class that I have “issues” with, so I’m going to have Daddy handle that because I am NO GOOD with confrontation…I’m too nice.  I’m trying to be proactive with his learning because he seems to be leaps and bounds ahead of most of the kids in his class, but I don’t want to push him too much either.  It’s a blessing and a curse to have such a smart child. LOL! But seriously, I’m running out of age-appropriate material for him.  If I can hold out until Christmas, my next gift will be the LeapFrog reader or even the LeapPad (my niece has a LeapPad and it’s amazing!).

On the home front, me and the Man are great!  We just celebrated 3 years of marriage (5 years of being together) and it’s still like when we just met.  We are both trying to be healthier, however he seems to be better at it than I am.  It’s kind of hard when you HATE to sweat!  Work is uneventful, but I love it. Health-wise, I’m on my full dose of Rebif and I have good days and bad days. I get a recheck in September, so we’ll see how I’m really doing.  New goals for the end of the year are: lose 10-15lbs, find a babysitter (we need some adult time), get this apartment looking nice, and find a church home up here (yea, I admit we have been slacking on that end).

Any new goals for my friends out there?

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July 11, 2012

It’s Been Forever!

I’m always saying that since I’m never near a computer to post anything! LOL! Let’s see, new stuff since I last posted: Alex had his 2nd birthday (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme), I’ve been working at the hospital, we moved to the north side of town (about 10min commute), and I’ve been able to make sense of weird stuff going on with me.
Second Birthday: Awesome! Close friends and family and the best thing that I could’ve purchased…A BALL PIT.


Work: I love it! I got the hours I wanted and work in the section I wanted. People are great and it’s like a mini family (most days)
Move: We had to do it. Our health and family time was suffering. The hubby and I work about 5 minutes apart and driving an hour and a half to work in two different cars was not the business. Now we have less than a 10minute commute and it’s a better neighborhood. We even got little man into a new daycare (same company, new location).


Me: Well, I had been having weird numbness/weakness in my legs and bouts of vertigo as well as other things. After numerous tests with a neurologist, I was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis). Start on Rebif this week. Both husband and baby (and my friends too) have been awesome through this! That’s all I’m gonna say about it, because this will NOT change me.
Baby Alex: He has always been a talker but now he just won’t STOP! He still has some tantrums, but what 2yr old doesn’t? I say he is awesome and annoying all at the same time! We are pretty much potty trained (minus overnight but I don’t want to push that) and the new daycare is to thank for that. I was working with PullUps potty timer/watch and they said, “put him in underwear“. Two weeks of accidents every few days and now NO MORE. The daycare is more diverse, so seeing him interact with different cultures and nationalities is kind of funny. He has taken over my Kindle that daddy bought me for my birthday, but he is learning on it. The other day I caught him spelling and I was in shock! Anyhow, I could talk about him for days…

Before…

…and AFTER!!!

What’s new in your world?

February 29, 2012

What’s New in La La Land

Quick update, but this post will be loaded with pictures.  I haven’t posted since our trip to Oklahoma, but not much has happened. Well, actually that’s a lie.  We had Christmas, grandmommie visited, mommy turned 30, daddy had surgery, mommy had surgery, and Alex grows each day as a toddler.  His vocabulary is amazing!  I worry about music on the radio because he picks up EVERYTHING (but he doesn’t know what those words mean).  We’re getting out of the temper tantrum phase, so my nerves are a little better. I passed my MLT certification and start working at the hospital on Monday (yay! excitement!).  Daddy and I are even looking at houses, seeing that our commute is over an hour long for the BOTH of us.  Anyhow, here is the past few months in pictures:

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January 8, 2011

Dear Daycare

Once again, my annoyance with his daycare class leads me to this letter:

Dear Daycare,
What the hell are you feeding my child?
Love, Me

Over the Christmas vacay and every weekend, my child is “regular” (read: he is having a bowel movement everyday). About Tues/Wed, he is stopped up like a cork. So bad, that he is crying and shaking trying to get ANYTHING out. I do daily belly exercises and baby yoga to help him. I have inspected each daily report and I’ve come to the conclusion that it must be the rice cereal. We feed organic brown rice at home occasionally and oatmeal cereal doesn’t seem to cause the problem either. So Monday morning I’m headed there to let them know (with a doctor’s note in hand)! It makes me wonder tho, HOW MUCH cereal are they feeding him to cause a blockage like that?

November 21, 2010

Ebola Monkey Virus Kid

So this weekend hasn’t been too well for The 3rd.  He has a runny nose, a sore throat with a really bad cough, and a slight fever (which is probably from the teething).  I swear, every weekend I get him feeling 100% but on Monday when he returns to daycare he’s back to feeling icky.  And the reason why? Besides the fact that he is in daycare, there is ONE child that has been sick since DAY 1.  I don’t mean a little runny nose either, he has yellow-green mucus running from his nose and mouth.  He loves giving hugs and can walk so I have now dubbed him the “ebola monkey virus kid”.  I hate that I can’t do much for the baby, but I have been nursing like crazy and using saline drops to break up his mucus.  He acts like nothing is wrong thank goodness.  What have your home remedies been? (keep in mind this lil one is still only 6mths old) And what can I say to the daycare (trying to be as nice as possible)?  Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

September 18, 2010

My Son is my Alarm Clock

Filed under: Daycare,Eping,Motherhood,Work — L @ 3:58 pm
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Ever since I started working at the hospital (630am-3pm), my son switched his schedule along with me and wakes up at 5am for a morning feed. It’s almost like he is making sure that mommy is awake. Unfortunately though, before I started at the hospital, daddy threw his back out. Like super bad. The doctor doesn’t even want him to lift our 13lb son! Thank goodness for family who has been a big help. I love being able to take care of my husband, but its starting to be a pain, and it’s only been ONE WEEK! Sometimes, I wanna nap but I can’t leave him alone with the baby. God forbid if he falls or even drops the baby when he has a muscle spasm.
In other news, I’m still hating the daycare. For one, they fed my lil man rice cereal because he hit 4 months old. I asked them not to and they want a doctor’s note (since she said closer to 5-6mths). What is THAT craziness?!? Then, when his teachers speak of him getting solids, they tell me “he won’t want your milk anymore” or “how will you keep up??”. My response has been, “we’ll do just fine thank you”. Luckily for me, the hospital has been very accomadating with my pumping situation (it IS a hospital). Other than that mess at the daycare, everyone loves my son. I hope they don’t spoil the mess out of him!
Working at the hospital has been awesome. I felt weird asking for breaktime (which I can work with the ones already provided) and a place to pump. My director (a man) went straight to a nursing mom and asked her for the info and showed me the way! There are a lot of mothers that work there and its cool to hear stories about the different stages. Plus, I’m geting to do something I love, and that is working in the lab!

August 27, 2010

Teething

Filed under: Daycare,Motherhood,Teething — L @ 12:40 pm
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So now everyone is mentioning my son is teething.  I, however, have been saying this for the past few weeks.  It started with the excessive drooling, the bearing down on mommy (yep, my nipples knew first), wanting to have everything in his mouth.  You know, the typical signs.  No one, not even the hubs believed me.  Yesterday the daycare mentioned it and NOW it makes sense. Um hello?!?!? I’m his mother! I know when my son is teething.  The poor boy sucked a red mark on his arm just to ease his gums.  I’m tempted to run out and get some Orajel for his poor gums or should I do like our mothers did and put a lil liquor on it?  Please know that I’m kidding (no alcohol for the little guy yet).  Anyone got some home remedies for me?

Drunk (milk drunk that is LOL)

P.S. The daycare also told me that he spit out the formula cause it was so nasty to him. Yay for breastmilk!

August 2, 2010

Adventures in Breastfeeding

So my son started daycare today.  I was hurt slightly, I think dad missed him more since he is the WAHD (work at home dad).  I knew even though my mother works at the daycare, the staff in the infant room was not well versed in bottle feeding a breastfed baby. 

I knew I should have written down instructions because I’m extremely attached to my “liquid gold”.  Instead, I measured out 4-4oz bottles as well as giving them an extra bag (thanks Lansinoh) just in case which would last until 6pm.  At 1145ish, they call my husband (who in turn, called me) for “more milk because we ran out”.  I freaked out! How did my child eat ALL that food in approx. 4hrs?!?!?  I know that breastmilk digests more easily than formula, but were they sticking a bottle in his mouth everytime he made a peep?  I called the hubby to freak out, but he was already taking my frozen stash up there and he was HOT so he didn’t want me to break that mood (did I mention I LOVE this man?!?!).  In the meantime, I pumped on the way home from school (yes, PWD).  I guess I was in panic mode and had suction on a little higher than expected, so I was sore by the time I got home.  When hubby arrived, he calmed me down greatly.  Turns out, my son likes to “nurse” his milk.  At about 2-3oz, he will pause (whether to burp, look around, smile, laugh) and then continue to drink the other 1-20z.  The lovely workers (yes, that’s dripping with sarcasm) fed him 2oz, laid him down and was wondering why he was screaming for more food every 45min-1hr.  So with him eating every hour, they freaked and thought they would run out.  He didn’t, and ate just the 4-4oz bottles by 6pm.  Thank goodness I know my baby and kudos to daddy!

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