Wednesday, June 30, 2010

So I visited the lactation consultant today. I normally steer clear of these people. I find that the lactation consultants are normally really weird and kind of weird me out. Today wasn't so. I got to weigh Josh then feed him, and then weigh him again. They do this so they can see how much he is in taking. Apparently I am still making enough milk. This is pretty reassuring. I also bought a mothers milk tea, and some fenugreek supplements. I hope they bring my amount back up to when it was. I would feel alot better then.

Thanks girls for the advice and support.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I have been doing pretty well at nursing Josh, up until these past few days. I am starting to be worried about my milk supply. I am not sure that I am making enough anymore. I am getting depressed think that this could be the end of nursing. Does anyone have any good tips for me on how I can increase my supply?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Doctor Visit

As promised here is your doctor update.

Josh weighs in at 15lbs 13oz. That is in the 25th percentile. He has dropped from his curve. We are going in to check his weight again in two months. Doctor isn't too concerned since he still looks good, and everything else is moving along just fine.

He measures 26.5 inches long. This is the 50th percentile. This is a bit of a jump, he was at the 25th percentile last time. So I guess he has been focusing on growing long instead of packing on the pounds.

Josh got three shots today, and one oral vaccine. He seems to be taking them pretty well. He just always seems sleepy for the rest of the day.

I also got a shot today. I was due (over due) for my tetanus booster. So I got that. It is now lumped together with diphtheria and pertussis. It will be nice to know that I won't be passing these onto my kids.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Today I was a busy little beaver. I cleaned my kitchen. Babysat for a friend. Installed four outside lights. Removed and re grouted my shower. Made a trip to target. I'm sure I will sleep well tonight.

This week I have also changed all my outside locks. Re keyed them, so one key fits all three locks. Changed out some of the inside door handles and hinges. Mowed the lawn. Installed a couple of flip outs on my kitchen cabinets.

Isn't home ownership great. I wonder if I will ever stop coming up with new projects.

On my list of things to do is continue to change out door handles. I am changing all of them out from shiny brass, to brushed nickel. Paint. Hanging more pictures on the walls. I would really like to put in a tile back splash. Shop for more furniture. I have empty rooms. And who knows what else. So if you are ever feeling bored feel free to come on over, and I'll put you to work.

Monday, June 21, 2010

6 Months

Joshua is 6 months old. I can't believe how time has flown by. He goes to the doctor on Thursday. I will give you all on the stats then. This 6 month mark is bitter sweet for me. Kris left when Josh was 3 months old. That means everyday that goes by is one more day that he is missing out on his life. He has now missed half of it. We are now upside down on days that he was around for. On the other hand, its one day closer to him coming home.

Hope your weekend was filled with fun things. More to come later this week.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

T Ball

Today Kyle Started T Ball. He loved it. Much better than Soccer last Fall. This time, he participated in drills, listened to his coach. Didn't throw one tantrum. I am so proud of him.

Kyle running with his team mates during their warm up. He is the one with a cap on.

Before the game.

After the game. One happy little boy. He didn't want to go home afterwards.

Monday, June 14, 2010


Last week we spent in Kansas visiting relatives. Many of our family had not yet met Joshua, so it was a good chance to show him off.

Who wouldn't want to meet this little guy? He got to meet his Great Grandparents that live in Kansas, and a couple of Great Aunts and Uncles. He is very much loved.

We also visited one of Kansas' Zoo's. I was surprised that it was free to enter. That I think is such an awesome thing. Its not a very large zoo. But for children to be able to come and see and learn about animals for free is awesome.

Josh went swimming for the first time. Kyle and I went down a water slide about a dozen times. When going down on our last trip, I was thinking to myself that I was having fun going down, but would have never gone down by myself. I am thankful that Kyle is still little enough to need me for somethings.

We also visited a farm, Kyle got to ride around on a lawn mower, climb on a tractor. He was in heaven.

One of my favorite things about visiting my husbands family is seeing the wind farms that are going up in Kansas. I like that they don't even remove the old windmills. There are a couple of old ones right next to the new ones. It's amazing to me to see the difference.

We ate out a lot. Some how I managed to gain 5 lbs. I don't really know how this is possible in a week, especially since I am still nursing. But oh well, I guess I will have to work harder to take it off again.

Even though our visit was good, I am happy to be home, and sleeping in our own beds. I still have to unpack, and clean my house. But its good to be home.

Friday, June 11, 2010


This year I have been thinking a lot about my life, others lives. Comparing the two. Trying to be more thankful for what I have, and not to think to much on what we don't.

This year is not quite half way over and I have a lot to be thankful for. We have two beautiful healthy boys. We bought our first house. My husband and I are both healthy. Things in general are going pretty well.

I often wonder what our lives would be like if something was different. I think I have come to the conclusion that I don't want anything to be different. We are very lucky. We have so much more than many people.

I have been thinking that I want to try and stay positive. Not let the little things get me down. Focus on the positive. Try and be the person that I want to be. If I think about the negative I forget about the positive. I want it to be the other way around. So if you know me in real life, and hear me saying something negative, please remind me to stay positive.