Friday, September 26, 2008

Another busy week... they always are!

The weekend was packed full of getting small projects actually done - not just started. It felt good to finish off some of the items on our to do list, that never shrinks!

Tym ended up getting Annie's cold - and so did I. So that was at the begining of the week. Now that we are feeling better, it's been a whirlwind getting ready for Paul to arrive tonight :)

I had a natruopath session on Tuesday - and she did acupuncture for the first time. She did concentrate more on my cold to fight it off then anything, but also did some points on my toes - the same point we did the chinese herbs with Tym. Tym never really moved around with the herbs, but this little guy sure did move around a lot when those were in! We will be doing it again Monday. Flip boy Flip!!

I am now doing chiro once a week, naturopath once a week - I really 'should' be doing massage once a week since i am so sore - and the midwife every two. It's a lot of appointments to try and schedule!

Aside from that I've joined the Board of Directors at Tym's school. We had our first meeting lastnight and it's really good to get an insight as to what's happening behind the sceens. There are some changes coming and it should be good :)

Lots of fun things planned for the weekend with Grampa- hopefully he's not to jet lagged!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's been a lovely week.

Tym has been doing great with the weaning. Friday and Saturday were a little touchy and she was a bit more upset that she couldn't have breast milk. We did not get naps in on the weekend - I think weekend naps are going to be done for awhile, unless we are in the car at the right time. The past 2 days she hasn't even asked for it! It's weird, but nice all at the same time.

The weekend was pretty low key puttering around. She is really enjoying swimming now. I bought her a floaty thing to go around her waist and now she doesn't want you to touch her at all when she is swimming, even when she can't touch at all. it's fun to watch. She really enjoys swim class as well - hopefully by the summer she will be safe around the water more or less :)

This morning Tym and I were coming downstairs. Meag was getting some oatmeal going for us all - in her undies and sock.

Tym - Mummy! You're Naked!
Deah - That's how we like her isn't it?
Tym - NO! Go put clothes on - I don't want to see your bits!
Meag goes to get dressed - we finish oatmeal.

We seen the midwife on Monday and things are looking good. Good BP again. Measuring 2 weeks ahead like last time. We had the visit mostly with the student midwife, who we have until the end of Nov. And she was definitely a student - and has some learning to do about client personal care. When we are talking a bit about concerned breech - saying that might just be how your uterus is shaped, isn't exactly what one wants to hear. Way to be supportive and ease our worries that he will be head down come birth!

I am feeling good - tired but good. No hearburn or anything like that. Short of breath, low back is starting to hurt a little and it's just not as easy to move around anymore. I am seeing our chiro once a week for right now to try and get my pelvix lined up, apparently it's rotated which can lead to breech presentation.... So hopefully we can get that fixed :)

Tym loves this baby. And is sooooo excited about this baby. Lastnight as I was putting her down, she scooted down sing and snuggle the belly. Of course he goes crazy when she does this - so he's kicking me like no tomorrow, she's wraps her arms around my belly and is singing. She them says that she needs her pillow - grabs it and snuggles in. Half way down the bed, with her pillow, snuggling her baby brother - she falls asleep. it was the sweetest thing ever! I wish I had a camera upstairs with me at this point.

Discipline for who?

Tym: What's that mama?
Deah: A new book.
Tym: What's it called?
Deah: 1-2-3 Magic Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
Tym: Why children?
Deah: Because I already know what to do with Mummy!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Boob Cake anyone?

So last weekend was pretty busy... A large part of my energy was spent getting ready for the weaning party on Sunday... Making the cake... Prepping Tym a little more.

I was a little concerned that it was not going to go over very well - since more than once last week she told me she didn't want to have a party... That she loved BreastMilk.

However we didn't back down. As I mentioned before I've been ready for a few months - it was just a matter of doing it and getting Tym excited about it.

Saturday was a weird day - since it was the last time that I nursed her down for a nap... We layed in my bed, and I tried to embrace our last nursing session. It was weird as I was trying to stay determined to nurse her all the way to sleep no matter how uncomfortable it was - thankfully it only took 5-10 minutes. I was glad to not have to worry about having to do it again, but I was also very sad. My baby girl is growing up. Yes I know that she's far from a baby, and weaning at 3.5 years of age isn't like she grew up over night. But it definitely is sad - even if I didn't enjoy the nursing because it hurt a lot, I still love the snuggling and closeness it gave us.

Since Saturday I've been going back on forth on being stoked that she's not nursing, to missing it. We were definitely both ready to wean however....

Sunday morning was just a lovely morning (she didn't ask to nurse, I didn't offer) - we had cinnamon buns and got ready for the party. She LOVED her Boob Cake - as you can tell on the picture!
Esther and her family, and Ivy and Sarah came over. We all enjoyed some Boob. Tym wanted us to see the Happy Birthday Song - but to the tune of Happy Weaning Party Tym, it was cute. She got a couple small presents as well - including 2 JugHead comic books (which she's addicted to now).
Meag put her to bed Sunday night - she was exhausted. Cried for me - no change from when she's tired. I was concerned about Monday morning - as she's such a whiny suck in the morning... She asked for it once, I told her that there was no more breastmilk and explained that she was a Big Little Girl now. (She's informed us she's not quite a big girl yet.) And she rolled with it! I made sure to give her lots of snuggles and stay close. We tiptoed around to make sure she wouldn't flip out and it worked. Not 1 single tear.
I was concerned about lastnight as it was my turn to put her down. Much to my surprise, she asked once, I said there was no more and she rolled over! Not a tear or why or anything! HOLY Crap! This morning same thing.
So all in all the weaning has gone fabulously. I won't be having a bath or changing around her for a few more days, that's for sure. But so far, she has proven to be the Big Little Girl.
No nursing since Sat folks. I wonder when I'll start to get uncomfortable and want her to be nursing again!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Who needs sleep...

So apparently Tym was up for 3 hours last night... It will be intersting to see how cranky she is tonight!

This weekend was busy and lovely all at the same time. We got the closet re-done and it looks fantastic :) Meag can finally see what it was going to look like - and is glad she trusted me and my design :)

The new matress got delivered, so we all have lots of room to sleep again :)

We got lots of little things done around the house that needed it. We actually brought up some baby bins and started unpacking! Crazy! So we have diapers, receiving blankets, towels and such all unpacked. 3 bins down - 25 to go! OYE! And there will be room in our room for the crib once we sell the cabinet we had in there.

Pepe in back in the country! (or should be) and is coming over tonight!! YAY!! :) can't wait to see her again. And swimming classes for Tym start tonight! :)

Today starts my 3rd trimester! Holy Crap! I am so glad that we've gotten ontop of the million little projects we want to do before he's born - so hopefully in another month when I don't want to move, I won't have to!! He's been moving a lot - I think he's transverse still, lots of lower movement still.

We watched the Buisness of Being Born on Saturday night - and it was awesome :) I would highly recommend it.