Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
He wants to walk so badly and has really taken to his walker. Once we showed him that it would allow him to get around and see what was going on everywhere he loves it. He pushes it around everywhere and also thinks everything should be pushed around like this little walker. He'll stand up, put his hands on chairs, tables, his big jumper and push them around the room like a little tank. Yesterday I was feeding him and he stood at his walker - he'd take a bite, walk around a bit, return for another bite and so on. As for talking, he'll do the mamamamamama thing so I'm pretty sure we're going to say he says mama. yup. he does. He'll do dadadadada too but not nearly as much. It's only fair - Connor said dada first so I was due. Although he doesn't say the word NO yet, he's thinking it. Anytime we say No to him, which is often since he's threatening to walk, so he's into everything, he smiles and shakes his head vigorously. I love it. It cracks us up - we tell him no just to see him doing it. It cracks him up too!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Congrats to the winners: If you won, please send me an email (my email address in profile) with your email & mailing address and I'll get the coupons to you. If I haven't heard from the winners in two days (by Monday at midnight) I'll choose another winner.
PS - If you didn't win, never fear...Purex is challenging you to "Prove it to yourself" by offering a free sample of Purex Complete with Zout. Go to http://www.freesamplepurex.com/ and get yours.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
A. Age: 30 - I'm good with being 30. Seriously. I can't believe I'm 30, but I'm good with it. :)
B. Bed size: We've always had a queen. Jeffrey desperately wants a king, but we have sheets and everything for a queen...seems like so much effort.
C. Chore you dislike: Dishes, and pulling weeds.
D. Dogs: nope. we lack both the time and patience to deal with anything that won't eventually end up taking care of us in our old age.
E. Essential start to your day: seeing my boys. I hate when I leave for work and they are still asleep. It's rare, but it makes me so sad.
F. Favorite color: I think Green is my favorite color. Jeff and I were talking about this last night and it was always purple, but I really think it's green now. Yes, green. It's decided.
G. Gold or silver: Silver
H. Height: 5'4"
I. Instruments you play(ed): Recorder in elem. That's it. I sang in choir though so I'll say that.
J. Job title: Resale and Disclosure Manger, Mom, Alumnae President. I got a lot of hats :)
K. Kids: Connor & Noah
L. Live: Arizona
M. Mom’s name: Barbara
N. Nicknames: Linds, mom...I think that's it
O. Overnight hospital stays: 3-one for each c-section and when I had my gall bladder removed
P. Pet peeves: People that can't spell correctly, poor grammar, "not my job" mentality...there are too many to list.
Q. Quote from a movie: "I wish I liked anything as much as my kids like bubbles" -Knocked up, "Tattoo on the lower back, might as well be a bullseye" -Wedding Crashers,
R. Righty or lefty: Right
S. Siblings: only, but 3 SIL
T. Time you wake up: 5:15am
U. Underwear: yes please
V. Vegetables you don’t like: Peas. Gross.
W. What makes you run late: Having two young children
X. X-rays you’ve had: numerous
Y. Yummy food you make: Meatloaf, casseroles, mexican food. I like to cook - when it's somewhat simple.
Z. Zoo animal favorites: Owls, duh.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Neither of our boys have ever been really attached to a blanky or a stuffed animal or anything really. Until now. Luckily, it's an attachment that's easily replaced, cleaned and switched out. Noah's obsessed with socks.
Daycare told us that he's always taking his socks and crawling around with them - all day. They also told me that if one of the other kids takes their socks off they always find them with Noah. Creepy, right? Yes is the answer you're looking for. I know. (shame) Fortunately for all of us, he doesn't scream until he has them - he just loves toting them around everywhere. They are great for distraction too.
We noticed it at home too and just kinda laughed at it. Then I noticed when I was looking through pics of the last couple weeks that I have a LOT with Noah and his security socks.
you can't see it really well, but he's holding onto a red sock here
trying to get Connor's socks off
Monday, March 14, 2011
this is a typical picture. Connor annoyed by all the picture taking and Noah trying to escape
this would have been a really great pic had the weirdo guy on the right not yelled Cheeseburger at the last minute, distracting bear. Thanks random guy, enjoy your beer.
Awesome parenting tip #345: Make your own baby gate so you can enjoy watching the game
photographic evidence of why germs spread like wildfire in our house
Friday, March 11, 2011
So thrilled that I pulled some of our constantly multiplying laundry out and started a load up. We don't really use fabric softener that often since I have two little boys with sensitive skin. We just usually use a free and clear detergent and then toss some free and clear type of fabric sheets in the dryer and call it a day. My laundry is going now so I'm anxious to see how it worked.
So I've heard of Purex of course and I've heard of Zout but this is the combo of the two products that promises to clean your clothes and take on your toughest stains. With two dirty little boys I know tough stains for sure. (I just wish it could do something about jeans with holes in the knees!)
The product contains three enzymes to fight the stains:
1. Protease: works on protein based stains like grass & blood - both common in my house
2. Amylase: handles starchy stains like chocolate & tomato sauce - again, common stuff here
3. Mannanase: works on guar, which is more common than it sounds (but just as gross). It's in ice cream, salad dressings, bbq sauce and lots of other foods. This stuff is sticky which is what makes it so tough to get out of fabric
(don't be too impresssed, I took this info straight from the Purex fact sheet they provided me with so that I'm actually giving you accurate info)
GIVEAWAY - Purex gave me two coupons to give away here!! Hooray free stuff :) Each of the coupons will get you a FREE bottle of Purex complete with Zout Cleaner so be sure to get your entries in by Friday, March 18th at midnight. You can enter 3 times, so read on:
1. Visit Purex.com and in a comment come back and tell me what you think of the Purex Crystals they are bragging about. This is a brand new, not even out everywhere product. You must actually click through to Purex using THIS link, otherwise this entry will not be valid.
OTHER ENTRIES (to be done after mandatory entry)
2. Become a follower of this blog (see top right hand corner of blog). If you are already a follower, give yourself an extra entry by posting that in a comment.
3. Tell others about the giveaway via Facebook, Twitter, or your blog and leave a link to your post in your comment.
Thanks for checking in. I'm excited about this Purex thing. A way to try new products, let the manufacturers know what I think and give away freebies to my friends and those who read my blog!
Monday, March 7, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
A couple days ago he started with pink eye - grossest thing ever - but we got it all fixed like immediately with an antibiotic eye drop. The next day the tell tale runny nose came and then yesterday morning he woke up with a fever. Excellent. Jeff stayed home with the boys yesterday and took him to the doctor. Hello RSV.
RSV is our nightmare. Connor had it at almost the exact same age as Bear and was out for 3 weeks. Horrible. It was tough. I remember he was the same size as all the kids in his class and then he was home with RSV for three weeks, eating much less than normal, and when we took him back we all noticed that he was a head shorter than his besties. Seriously though, there was a noticeable difference.
Yesterday while Jeff was home with the boys, my throat was super sore all day long. Last night it really hit the fan with full on hacking and junkiness. You're welcome. Jeff's not feeling stellar either but I stayed home with Noah today and Jeff took Connor to school.
Noah's eating hasn't slowed at all so I'm not worried with that happening. He is all boogery and has a hacking cough every now and then. The fever is gone so the worst thing we're dealing with now is that all the snotty mucus sits in his tummy and he usually spits up his first bottle in the morning. It's not like it's a symptom, it's just that his tummy is all full of nastiness from the drainage all night. No fun.
These next two weeks are doctor's appointment-palooza. We have his 9 month well visit (ha) on Tuesday, his Pulminologist follow up is Friday and then his ENT surgical follow up is the following Wednesday. I think it's really safe to say that once those three appointments pass, we will have had nearly 25 doctors appointments (just for Bear!) since Thanksgiving. No joke.
I feel so icky...and I am trying to get work done but Noah seems to be just as obsessed with my laptop as I am. As long as he's still fever-free tomorrow he's heading back to school. He's not contagious anymore and they will do his breathing treatments there which is great. We do a steriod treatment in the morning and night and then another albuterol breathing treatment every 3 hours. Poor baby :)
Ok, well I'm off to try and get a little bit of work done. Hope you're having a great week...it's almost over!