Friday, July 25, 2008

is that Oliver?

He doesn't even look the same anymore! (that's still his favorite giraffe though)
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It certainly looks like it. I hope he's praying that his brother comes out soon!!
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Two more weeks!

I had a dr's appointment yesterday. The NST was fabulous, as usual. The dr I saw looked over my sugar readings and said she wants me to go on insulin for the rest of the time. Only once a day, right before bed. Of course, I'm not too happy about it so I asked if I could have until Monday to get my diet under control. NO MORE CHEATING! Super strict diet again. She said that's fine, a few days won't make too much of a difference. She said I need to test 4 times a day again. That sucks!

So anyway, I've been trying to figure out how to get this child OUT before Monday. I've walked almost 2 miles each of the past two days. (I walked until I couldn't walk anymore) I ate spicy chili for dinner last night. I'm going to try doing a little yoga today to see if that helps, maybe bounce on the birthing ball. I've been sitting with my legs uncrossed...that's really hard for me. Anyone have any other suggestions on how to get this kid out?!?!?!?!!?

Oh yeah, she also said they won't let me go past my due date. She said I should pick which doc I want to induce me if I get close to the date. Yippee! One more reason to get him out sooner rather than later!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


When I was a kid we didn't really have assigned chores. We did the dishes sometimes or cleaned up our room or swept...a few things here and there. Bob and I were talking last night and decided it would be good for Oliver to have chores. Then we started discussing what he already does. The list was very long - I was pretty suprised!

Here it is:

Feed the dog (twice a day)
Put away shoes
Put dirty dishes on the kitchen counter or table
Put away his clean clothes
Pick up toys in the playroom
Clean up spills/messes - as long as they are small
sweep (although he doesn't actually clean anything this way he LOVES to sweep)
dust (he gets more cleaning done, and he loves the swiffer!)
Throw away junk mail...or any other scrap of paper he can find...or wrappers from food...or any trash, really.

I guess for a two year old that's a pretty good list. He's really helpful in other ways, too. He gets diapers when he needs them, picks out and (mostly) puts on his clothes, and washes himself in the bath. Hopefully all this helpfulness will continue when Roy is born and I NEEEEEED all the help.

He's a good boy!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

new tactic...

Oliver has had a fit lately when it comes to going potty. I don't know if it's because it cuts into his playtime or if he's just sick of sitting in one place or if the new wore off and now it's just a chore but he screams bloody murder any time I try to take him. I've tried everything! I tried more toys, less toys, books, flash cards, songs...everything!

Well, now I'm trying something new. Oliver loves stickers. I have a shoebox full of stickers that I don't use for anything. So now every time he goes potty he gets to pick a sticker out of the box. This has worked a few times, but still doesn't work every time. I guess it's better than nothing. Especially if I can get him to poop on the potty ...poo filled cloth diapers are no fun! I've only been doing this for two days so maybe he'll catch on to the "sticker for pee" soon and will do it every time.

Monday, July 21, 2008