Friday, November 19, 2010
Nothing much really but...
Camy is now sitting up on her own, a few days shy of being 5 months old. She also almost goes from her belly to sitting and crawls backwards a little bit. She's almost 16 pounds & growing SO fast!! Everyone always comments on how happy of a baby she is.
Connor is... a 2 year old boy. He's so tempermental, into everything, stubborn, creative, imaginative, talkative!! We had to take him out of school for financial reasons, but he doesn't seem to mind. He always just told us about how much he cried when we dropped him off at school, so maybe he wasn't ready yet. He surprised me the other day & counted to 9 all by 'self'. He knows Happy Birthday now & sings it when asked.
PLUMP is still doing well. I'm working on mostly customs, trying to get my massive waitlist pared down before tax season.
We are CLEANING the house, preparing to host Thanksgiving next week. Crazy for a couple that doesn't like to cook. We've been cooking crazy lately though, raspberry pie the last two nights (Brian says the best pie he's ever had, seriously), Pot Roast, Drop bisquits & Apple dumplings tonight. No wonder we're fat. :D
Ohh, we also just had our first family trip to the sequoias, to see General Sherman. It was so fun!!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Mr. SnoopaFrickenhootie, the newest addition to our house. I don't know where his name came from, it just came to me. But, he helped me put Connor to bed last night, helped me tell Connor a story about the red dragon eating all the residents of Perez Town, right next door to Sifnskesville. The residents of Sifnskesville were getting nervous, so asked the local night, Sir Connor, to slay the dragon. So Sir Connor got dressed 'self', got on his horse bullseye, and to make a long story short, slayed the dragon. But not in time to save the pappels (pacifiers). This is Connor's first full day in two years to not have a pappel. He is taking it OK so far, we just blame the dragon for eating them. Is it horrible to lie to your kids??
Friday, September 24, 2010
Cafemom is making me delete this to add Camy's info, so here it is!!
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|52||Sep 5, 2008||12 lbs, 0 oz||24 inches||remove|
|59||Sep 12, 2008||12 lbs, 10 oz||24 inches||remove|
|64||Sep 17, 2008||13 lbs, 2 oz||24.25 inches||remove|
|71||Sep 24, 2008||13 lbs, 8 oz||24.25 inches||remove|
|78||Oct 1, 2008||13 lbs, 14 oz||24.25 inches||remove|
|85||Oct 8, 2008||14 lbs, 4 oz||24.25 inches||remove|
|92||Oct 15, 2008||14 lbs, 11 oz||24.25 inches||remove|
|99||Oct 22, 2008||15 lbs, 0 oz||24.25 inches||remove|
|105||Oct 28, 2008||15 lbs, 7 oz||24.25 inches||remove|
|113||Nov 5, 2008||16 lbs, 0 oz||26 inches||remove|
|120||Nov 12, 2008||16 lbs, 4 oz||26 inches||remove|
|125||Nov 17, 2008||16 lbs, 9 oz||26.5 inches||remove|
|141||Dec 3, 2008||17 lbs, 4 oz||26.5 inches||remove|
|148||Dec 10, 2008||17 lbs, 8 oz||26.5 inches||remove|
|155||Dec 17, 2008||17 lbs, 14 oz||26.5 inches||remove|
|176||Jan 7, 2009||18 lbs, 8 oz||26.5 inches||remove|
|183||Jan 14, 2009||18 lbs, 12 oz||26.5 inches||remove|
|190||Jan 21, 2009||19 lbs, 1 oz||26.5 inches||remove|
|197||Jan 28, 2009||19 lbs, 6 oz||27.5 inches||remove|
|211||Feb 11, 2009||19 lbs, 8 oz||27.5 inches||remove|
|227||Feb 27, 2009||20 lbs, 9 oz||27.5 inches||remove|
|260||Apr 1, 2009||21 lbs, 6 oz||27.5 inches||remove|
|280||Apr 21, 2009||21 lbs, 9 oz||27.5 inches||remove|
|287||Apr 28, 2009||21 lbs, 9 oz||28.5 inches||remove|
|365||Jul 15, 2009||22 lbs, 5 oz||29 inches||remove|
I just told Brian that I didn't think Camy was going to keep up with Connor, as far as milestones went. Connor started crawling at 5 months, and started walking at 10 months, so he was definitely an early mover. Camy is 3 months now & hadn't really shown much interest in moving much. Then, I set her down (09/22/10) on her blankey & next thing I know, she's rolled from her back to her tummy!! She had already went from tummy to back, which is easier, or so I'm told. So... I should have just kept my mouth shut. That's just what we need, another small moving target. Other milestones... she's giggling more now, likes to be bounced on my knee. She still sounds stuffy & snorty, so I made an appointment to see a pedi. They were SHOCKED that I didn't have a regular pedi, that she wasn't seen on a regular basis. She asked WHY Camy didn't have a doctor, I told her that she didn't NEED one!! She's growing, meeting milestones & happy, I don't need some overworked, under-qualified clinic doctor to tell me that she looks good. Plus, I'm not entirely decided on the whole vaccination thing yet. Connor is fully vaccinated, but some of the stuff I've read in the last year just scares the hell out of me. Brian's no help, he just says 'whatever you think honey'. Which normally is nice, but I'd like some help with this decision.
Connor is still going to 'school' 3 days a week for half a day. He's pretty upset with us making him go this week. Brian's been home because of his hernia, so Connor's against school. His teacher, Miss Blair, says that daddy gets the brunt of the tantrum. He quiets down about 5 minutes after he gets there. He seems to really like school, & its helping with his speaking & sharing skills. He's getting to 3 & 4 word sentences & LOVES to do everything 'self' now. Today (09/23/10) he wouldn't let me help him in or out of the truck, he's getting so dang big. Ghost light, scary monster tree, ninja diaper, really daddy, Percy the train, ThomaS and LOTS more, he's got the gift of gab, just like his daddy.
Brian finally has an appointment with a general surgeon. I have no clue what we're looking at, but I've got to find a way to bring in at least another $800 a month. He was supposed to be making $1800 minimum, and just found out that his work comp check is going to be around $500 every other week, so, we'll be short another $800 now. We definitely don't have enough in savings to cover that. For those of you wondering how on earth we live on $1800 a month, we DON'T!! The $1800 was just 'his' share of the costs. The remainder unnamed number comes from our savings, since I only really work for 4 months of the year, we save as much as possible when I'm working so that we can make it thru the year. This year... IDK, hopefully we'll squeak by.
PLUMP is doing well. I didn't do as well in the Congo this month as normal (www.hyenacart.com/cuties), BUT I went WAY overboard this month. I think I had 30+ dipes up for grabs this time & I usually have about 15. There's still some up, so I discounted them & got another round of sales. I'm working towards hopefully stocking MY store on the 6th of next month. Having my grand re-opening. www.hyenacart.com/PLUMPdiapers. I still have a pretty hefty customs & wait-list going, along with two reviews from well known bloggers in the CD world. I really need to hire some good help. :D
Did I forget someone?? Oh yeah, the last of us Sifnskes... I am supposed to be involved in a weight loss challenge thru CWCB. The first week I did great & lost 2 pounds. I got busy with Congo & 'forgot' the second week & gained almost a pound back. I haven't done anything this week & have no excuse and am sure I'm gaining again... Ugh. I need some will power to make me use my will power. I'm so lazy when it comes to me.
Well... Camy is now awake again (1:41AM) thanks to Brian's stupid friend calling at 11:40 and disturbing her good sleep time, so I'm off to nurse her & hopefully get her back in bed.