Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Where is this coming from...

Picking up Bug from school today, and his teacher walks him to the car, rather than one of the other teachers who normally runs the pick up and drop offs.  This is either a good thing or a bad thing.  Usually it's a good thing.  Not so much today.  Bug bit one of his classmates.  WHAT?!?!  When I asked him about it, he said that the other child wouldn't share the new toy cars, so he bit him.  I am just at such a loss.  We haven't had any issues with Bug biting in over two years.  I don't know if it is because Buddy has started to get into some bad licking/biting habits, or if it's because Max (great brainless wonder of a dog) plays kind of rough sometimes and nips or what.  I just don't get it.  Talked to Hubby about it, and we are still deciding what is an appropriate punishment, because biting is never ok.  I just don't know why all of a sudden he would act out like that.

On a different note, I had my blood drawn yesterday by the best phlebotomist ever.  Normally my veins are really difficult to stick and I am deathly afraid of needles.  But I didn't even feel the stick yesterday.  From now on, any time I am going to have to have a needle poke, I want her to do it.  Today I hit 29 weeks, and I am getting very tired of contractions.  I told Dr. C about it yesterday, and he said as long as they go away within an hour or so, not to worry about it.  If they go on for three hours, I need to make a phone call to L&D.  It might be because baby girl is quite active and she is just irritating my uterus (and me in general when they happen), but as long as they stop and I don't start bleeding or leaking fluid, it's fine.  Joy.  But I am measuring about a week and a half behind schedule.  I can't help wondering if it isn't because of my inverted "T" scar.  Because I obviously didn't have a problem getting massive with Buddy.  I got to the size of someone carring twins.  I'm happy to stay small, but I hope she is growing well.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Now I want one too...

One of hubbies co-workers is expecting a girl also.  She is due in four weeks, and I just bought this outfit in mint green for her.  Now I am seriously considering a similar purchase in lavender for myself.  I love ebay.

I love TIDE.

We purchased a new to us Bosch washer and dryer front loaders.  I am in love.  They use WAY less water than our old dinosaurs, and the washing machine is so quiet.  I have had to keep going back and checking to make sure is it running.  And I have also started using Tide.  Yes, it's expensive, but after just one wash, there was a huge difference in the color of my clothes.  Especially the whites.  It is worth it to me to pay the extra for nice bright whites.  And, because machines are still in their "novelty" stage, the boys want to help me with the laundry so much more than before.  Which is you know, great, but also not so great.  But I don't want to discourage them in any way, because one day, they are going to have to do their own laundry. 

On the note of children, we started doing "Responsibility Charts".  If they get all of their stickers for the week, they get a dollar.  So far, there has only been one week where they didn't get that dollar.  I know it's not much, but Target's dollar section is the best.  And on Saturday mornings we make a trip.  If they don't see anything they want, they can save it for something they want that is more expensive.  The whole purpose of the charts to two fold.  Learn responsibility for your things and as part of the family, and money management.  Hopefully we have lots of success.  Fingers crossed.

I am reading a book that I think I am going to have to reccomend, but more on that later.  In the mean time, I would reccomend popping over to this blog tolovehonorandvacuum.com and doing some clicking around.  She is awesome.