Thursday, April 26, 2012

32 weeks: Waiting.

It's been a whirlwind of crazy times around our household. I've got lots to post about but I'll share more about other things once I can!

I had my 32 week appointment yesterday and I'm now waiting which sucks. 

Let me back up a bit to explain. Last week, I started itching. It was odd and random since it wasn't all the time so I thought it was something like allergies or something of the same realm. Then, a week later, it was still around and when I was itchy, it was bad. I wanted to literally claw off my skin. I mentioned it at my appointment thinking I had PUPPS. 

I don't have a rash and then she mentioned something called cholestatis, which is a pregnancy induced liver condition which affects the flow of bile. The only symptom is usually the symptom I have-being intensely itchy. 

Of course, I asked Dr. Google and he scared the crap out of me talking about high risks of stillborn, premature labor and a higher risk of inhaling meconium. Everything I read recommended early delivery which would throw my VBAC out the window (attempting vbac means you can't be induced!) 

She ran some blood tests and so here I wait. I was told to call today for results but the bile acid test was still pending. I did though find out my platelets are still stable (about 25 below normal though which isn't too bad) and whatever test she ran for hypertension came back normal. 

Luckily, we have a busy weekend ahead of us which will help if I don't hear back tomorrow!

Catching bubbles with this kid helps too.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The thing about toddlers.

Those parenting books don't tell you everything about life with a toddler. I don't think they do it on purpose, it's just almost impossible to really explain their bewildering behavior.

They dont' tell you that you'll walk into Kohl's and leave carrying a screaming toddler.

They won't tell you that your child will run away from you at the store yelling, "You can't catch me!" and then throwing a pile of Kelly Green t-shirts up in the air like it's raining.

They don't tell you that your child will have to sleep with a cat blanket, the 'puffy' blanket, the blanket with the 'balls on top' and the green one and that he will need to have 423 stuffed animals in his bed and a line of trucks next to his bed.

and that he'll still get up out of bed, 154 times, ask for a drink and beg you to lay in the room or hold his hand.

or that your child will decide that the only way to eat green beans is to take out the tiny little beans one by one leaving a trail of shredded green beans

or that you'll come back from the bathroom to find your kitchen floor covered in chocolate chips.
or that he'll decide 'I don't like to take a bath' or 'I don't like to eat,' and even, "I don't like to go to bed!"

They don't tell you that you'll hear them repeat the same thing 920 times in the span of five minutes.

They don't tell you that they will throw themselves on the ground, scream and cry for 20 minutes all because, "I want do it!"

They don't tell you that the sweet, little child can switch into a kicking, screaming mess at the drop of a hat.

The toddler is truly a complicated little being.

They have more insight than you could imagine or that they could say something so simple that it brings you to tears.
They notice just about everything and find amusement in the simplest of things.
They say things like, "oh that is just perfect!" after you let them feel their baby brother kick.
They tell you "I just love you, momma!" and nothing else matters.
That is until they are throwing shirts off the shelf at Kohl's and all the old lady's are staring at you.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Eggs, bunnies and bubbles!

There is something about holidays that are so much more now that I'm a mom. I find myself giddy if not more than when I was as a child. I was so excited about Easter this year. My lovely husband said it best, there is nothing better than to watch your child have so much fun! Easter is so much more than eggs and all that but it was fun to enjoy those too!

We started our weekend doing a little eye throwing dying. 

 Brady was so into it this year but I think we had many casualties. At least they turned out pretty!
On Easter, we spent the morning as a family. It's hard to believe next year we'll have a 9 or 10 month old and a 3year old! 
After Brady finally settled down to nap, we headed to my IL's. Brady doesn't just get his love of animals from his momma but from his Nana too. They are so gentle and sweet with him too. He surprises me in how brave he is around these giant creatures. I, while I love them, am not so brave, especially when there is one who likes to lick you.

I was told by my husband that our Easter Bunny was a mean one since he brought bunny crackers, fruit snacks and yogurt raisins but his grandparents made up for it. I don't think the kid has ever had so much sugar in his life and even though I hid it all, he kept finding more!
The simple act of egg hunting was such a huge success. I may not of had more fun watching him!
 I can say there is something about this picture that will always make me smile.

 Even after we found all the eggs, he insisted there were more.

 We ended the weekend right..with lots of bubbles. We finally got out the bubble blower he got for his birthday! To say it was a hit is quite the understatement.
Good thing he's cute. It totally makes up for all the fun tantrums we've been lucky to endure lately. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What I'm loving lately

Life has been busy in this household lately but life is treating us good and there is a lot to love. 

 This weekend for one...our first trip to the Circus! Both Blake and I don't think we had ever been as kids and so we were excited to go! Brady rode a pony and I think he smiled the entire time. I loved watching his face as he watched the show but had to laugh as the kid decided he needed to help clean up the trash around the arena. Can you tell his obsession with trash trucks has just grown?

 I'm loving the sweet little flowers my baby brings to me. I come home from work to a cup full of 'flowers' and he tells me, "I got you flowers, momma!' I mean, how can you not love that? I also have to add how much I love hearing him call me momma. Sometimes, he will call me mommy and there is something about his little voice calling me momma that gets me.

 Another thing to add to the list? Passing my glucose test. Yep. I wasn't sure it was going to happen but this lady is purely elated. My platelets are stable too. Double whew!

This show. Season finale was this week and I'm going to miss it. One of the best shows on right now.

The weather. Well, when it's not 90 in April. Yes, that happened.

Sleep. I can't get enough.

Getting into the "let's get crap done' stage. I love getting stuff checked off the list and organized. My productivity level at work is that of a person on crack. I'm dead serious, someone asked me the yesterday if there was smoke coming from my office, I was working so fast, ha!

This weekend, we organize the basement and I'm oddly excited. Sounds fun doesn't it?

Life with this kid. Of course, it's always top on my list. Yesterday, he was in a really lively mood. I called home to let Blake know I was on my way home and I hear Brady's response, "I LOVE Mommy! and trash truck, and Daddy too!" You can't help but smile when you hear that!

 I always tell him, "Do you know that I love you?" "Yes. I love you too.'' Like I said, there is a lot to love.