Wednesday, September 24, 2008

the latest

This is Bradie on Monday.  She spent the better part of the morning tossing her cookies :(.  Poor little thingy!  BUT...

WE POOP ON THE POTTY NOW!!!  Not one of those capital letters is exaggerated or unnecessary...its a freakin' big deal!  WOOT!  We are SO proud of our girl.  It is funny how I have used the flu as a catalyst in some parenting sticky spots before- Bradie was weaned during a bout with the flu at thirteen months and now all it took was a little diarrhea and voila, stool on the Stool. :)
Beauboy has been a crazy man lately!  He has one tooth and is working on two more.  In the process he sucked his upper lip so hard that he developed an big blister that turned into a pretty unsightly cold sore.  So added to the profuse drooling,  Beau's looking a bit ogre-ish right now.  And, as if the teething isn't enough, Beau is trying very hard to crawl!  He's doing the baby rock on all fours right now which is super cute.  Not so cute though is that for two nights in a row he has woken up and babbled for about an hour!  Last night he went from 9:45 to 10:45 just talking.   So mommy tensely listens waiting for the cry to crescendo but it never happens.   Then he likes to wake up at 4:30 am to start his day.  Oh, the joys.  I try not to do the math on the sleep I am getting because it might depress me.
Just a random Kyle shot here...he's totally "man" enough to rock the pink blankie.  I love this kid.  He likes me...sometimes.
Let's see, what else?  Ah yes, The Office starts up again tomorrow, supplying me with fresh quotes to geek out on.  My obsession with the Daily Plate is working- I have lost 8.5 pounds since August 26th!  Probably half of that is water of course, but the pre-pregnancy pants ain't lying!  Also motivating me is the specter of type 2 diabetes.   Having the disease during pregnancy WAY increases the likelihood hood of developing it later in life.  The shocker?  It hasn't been too terribly difficult.  I am eating pretty much whatever I want, but just less of it.  I am prioritizing things like ice cream and beer and peanut butter (three of my top faves!), having them once or twice a week instead of everyday (or until the six pack is empty or the carton has been scooped out!)  Just being aware of exactly what I eat seems to be the biggest key for me- I just didn't realize before that one beer with dinner for a few days REALLY adds up.

Phew! Off my soap box now, thank you for indulging me!


Christy said...

yeah for poop on the potty!
yeah for crawling!
yeah for boys with pink blankies!
yeah for the office starting tomorrow!
yeah for losing weight!

I'm Tiffany Jeanne said...

It's about time we heard from you! Congrats on the weight loss and for the "stool in the stool"...stool is such a nursing word. I hate it...why not just go with crap??? Wait, little kids can't say that.

Anyway, now that I've geeked out on your comments page, I'm gonna quit now.

Love ya!

I'm Erin Leigh said...

Oh, I am so happy for pooping on the potty. I will not lie to you. I was just getting ready to ask Tiffany where you've been cause I have definitely missed you on the blog. I LOVE reading your updates they always make me laugh really hard! Please post more... You're a breath of fresh air!
PS... I love John Krasinski!!! If I wasn't married, I would fly to Scranton, PA and find him and definitely try to kiss him!!!
I'm so glad you blogged again... I missed you!

Cara Grube :) said...

Poop on the potty rocks! Now, instead of changing poopy diapers you get "Mommy, I'm done!" Oh, wait, you still have poopy diapers too...well, 1 outta 2 ain't bad!

I have to agree with the girls...your posts always put a smile on my face, too :)

The Wisers said...

I just wanted to send a hello your way! Your "little people" are wonderful!!! Hooray for Brady...poopy on the potty is TERRIFIC! And baby Beau is such a handsome boy!

sara said...

Melanie! You have a blog! Hooray! How come I can't leave a comment on it? I just wanted to say that Jonah is getting SO big! I love his little face...the grass photos were probably my favorites :)

I'm Erin Leigh said...

please post some more... We miss you!