March 30, 2009

In five minutes or less . . .

:: This weekend was a good one . . . and perhaps the best part of the weekend was the awesome play structure/swing set we scored for a fraction of what it's worth. We just have to figure out a way to get it to our house now . . . we're still working on that.

:: I had my sixteen week check up today and everything seems to be going well. I've always been extremely pleased with the care I've received at U of M and I was a little disappointed today. It wasn't a bad experience, but I just felt like it was a little rushed and that the doctor I saw wasn't as personable as some of the others. The doctor listened for the heartbeat, asked me a few questions about how I was feeling and that's it. OH! And we also had to see psycho Sandy. Do you remember me writing about her when I was pregnant with Jack? While she didn't offer me pamphlets on the hazards of using illegal drugs while pregnant, she was more psycho than she was the last time. I definitely didn't ask her any questions about DHA supplements, that's for sure (which I am taking again, by the way). It's hard, because I really like the hospital, but I wonder if I could find another doctor that I'd like more. I definitely want to deliver at U of M no matter what, but maybe with a different practice? I don't know. I suppose with a practice, I might end up seeing a nurse practitioner a lot, which I might not like either. I guess I should wait and see how my next appointment goes.

:: After my appointment we met Kyle's parents and Jack, his sister and brother-in-law, and my niece Emma at the Treehouse. When we arrived, Jack pretty much pretended like he didn't know us. Hmmm . . . I felt the love. He was such a stinker tonight, but we had a great bathtime and bedtime tonight. He goes to the potty two or three times a day, but still has wet diapers in between. We're not pushing it at all because he's only 22 months. We ask him every night if he needs to go, and the other times he just lets us know. His newest phrases? "Holy Cow" and "What her name?" or "What his name?"

:: Kyle's working on beautifying our front porch and back deck. I'm hoping we'll have enough money this spring to put a patio on attached to our deck, but we'll see.

:: Kyle's really enjoying coaching baseball this year. No parent problems and good kids on the team. They lost their first game, but only by one run. It's amazing how low-stress baseball season is for our household when there are no parent issues.

:: Speaking of stress free, I am shocked at how the stress in our house drops right before dinner time if I let Jack watch Little Einsteins or Veggie Tales. I can get stuff done and he's not hanging on me or opening every drawer and cupboard in the house. I'm not a proponent of tv for kids (especially at his age), but seriously . . . it's what keeps me sane during that 30 - 40 minutes before dinner.

And I would tell you more about my new etsy project, but my five minutes has turned into seven and Kyle's waiting on me to finish a movie . . . more about that later!

1 comment:

Elisa said...

I didn't know about your blog when you were pregnant with Jack but I went back and read your post about Sandy. I also met with her when I was pregnant and your description of her is right on! She's a nut case. Thanks for hosting a fun weekend, my friends & I had a great time!