Friday, May 20, 2011

Week 25

It's been an interesting week, but I remembered to write! And Yes that's a fake tattoo... we couldn't help it. It's Charlie's first tatoo!
Well, over the weekend Jay took me camping, the weather was just perfect! So we went up to Willard Bay. We could only spend the one night, but it was a lot of fun. Gabby really like playing in the lake. We were also able to get our camping gear in order. That was a little expensive, but now we're set for the summer.
Speaking of camping, we're still planning on going to Capitol Reef next weekend. It won't be with as many people, but there will be a Brandy and a Miya. So it'll be fun!
Monday was nice and short for a Monday.
Tuesday was Jay and my 3rd Anniversary! It's funny, it really seems like we've been married forever. I don't mean that in a bad way, I just can't imagine being not married. But 3 years, wow.... It was a simple one. We went out to P.F. Chang's (SOOOO YUMMY!!!!) then we went to the mall in Sandy. We each bought a t-shirt (mine has Pikachu on it!) and we bought the Peanut a's cute.
Wednesday was.... I don't remember.... I think it was long and boring.
Thursday, yesterday, I had a hard time doing anything. I didn't have the motivation and I was pretty depressed. We put Pongo to sleep in the evening. Sigh, it needed to be done. But it's just so hard to make a decision like that, not that it was really mine to make. I'm proud of the parents for doing the right thing. It was hard to buck up enough to go to Desert Star in the evening. The show was pretty funny though, they made me laugh out loud. Which is usually hard in the first place, but I was so sad at the moment that it was really impressive. Sheer-luck Holmes. Hee hee. The olio wasn't my favorite. it was country, I love country. But people should leave it to country singers and that's that.
And today.... well, currently I'm forgetting about laundry. But I'll start again soon. I just got done babysitting my great-nephew (I think) Alex. OMG I've never been alone with a baby before. Luckily it was only for an hour.... oy. He started out happy and cute. He just kept 'talking' to me and I talked back. Then he started crying a bit, but it was quiet little crying. I picked him up and he stopped so assume he just wanted to be held. Pretty soon he got sleepy looking so I put him in Charlie's future crib. That turned out to be a mistake. He was happy for 5 minutes, he kept looking at the Lion King bumpers and giggling and giggling. Very cute. But I think he remembered he was hungry and soon he got super upset. I picked him up and walked around with him a bit because that made him happy again. But, like I said, he was hungry..... so I tried to feed him. The only problem is I had no idea how to feed a baby. He would get a few sips in and then cry some more...... Luckily, just then Gram came home!!!! YAY! It took her 5 seconds to calm him down. She fed him (he only ate a little though), burped him, and had him asleep in less than 5 minutes.... Grandmas.....All I can say is that I'm in trouble come August. But I think it'll be better. I mean, I knew what Alex wanted, that wasn't the problem. I just didn't know how Amanda wanted things done with her baby. I don't want to mess things up for her or anything. I don't know if that makes sense. I just think I'll be more comfortable with my baby. Plus, they'll have me feed him at the hospital and stuff and tell me if I'm doing it wrong. :D
The rest of the day? Well, there's still the laundry. I was planning on cleaning a ferret cage, but it's still rainy so that'll have to be put off another day. SIGH it needs to be cleaned soooo bad. We'll see. Later.
THEN, Jay and I are going to stay at a hotel tonight (still celebrating our 3 years)! There's a swimming pool, I think that'll feel nice. So I'm excited for that!
As for Charlie this week. Not much change. Still random movements. Hard enough for Jay to feel though! :D
Well, that's all for now. Hopefully next week I'll remember more.

Quote: "Dogs' lives are too short.  Their only fault, really. " Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lazy Brooke

Well, I forgot to write last week, but at least I remembered that I was going to write every week.
Week 24, holy cow. I'm almost to my 3rd trimester already, I can't believe it. I think things are starting to heat up, in pregnancy terms anyway. :D Baby has just gone through his first growth spurt I think, I swear my tummy just grew 4inches just this week. What I think are baby movements have gotten a little stronger, Jay actually felt him for the first time on Monday. I think he has a pattern too. I never feel him in the morning, but late afternoons seem to be his active times, just after dinner and I have a full belly!
All this growing seems to have it's negative effects, on me anyway. HEARTBURN!!!! Worst thing ever.... blah. In the past all it has taken to get rid of it was a glass of milk, which I hate. But these past two weeks, when the heartburn kicks in, not even 3 glasses of milk helps (in fact it just makes me need to pee in the middle of the night.) So, I broke down and have been taking Tums, but ONLY if I can't handle the heartburn anymore. I've heard mixed reviews on tums during pregnancy, but my medicine sheet my doctor gave me said most antacids EXCEPT peptol bismol are fine. Plus Heidi says she's had them through all 3 of her pregnancies, and her boys are fine.
Another problem? Sleeping....every hour or so I have to flip over, I think baby settles and it makes it uncomfortable. And I'm not supposed to sleep on my  back, but that's usually how I fund myself in the morning, sigh, I'm trying though. I've given Jay's strict orders to turn me over if he sees me on my back. And he's been a good Nazi about it. I also have been getting some pretty bad headaches, but the doc says that's normal.
Speaking of the doctor. I had a prenatal appointment last Friday, doc says baby is doin well and I'm growing like I should! YAY!
So what have I been doing with all of my free-time?! Well, you HAVE to see my baby's room! It's mostly been a gram project, since I've been in school. But since I've been off I've started helping. It's SOOOOO cute, mostly done now! LION KING! Best baby theme ever!

I've also been trying to clean and make sure everything I need to get done for my teaching classes next semester gets done. But that's not nearly as fun, so it doesn't happen much. I also get pretty tired pretty quickly. But, once again, I'm trying.
Mother's Day was fun. Brandy wasn't there, she's in Boston (Hope she's having fun!)But Carrie and Jayde were there. That was pretty awesome! I hope mom had a happy mother's day..... I wish Dad would come to the party. Stupid Steven and Jason didn't either. Silly siblings.
Well, that's all I can think of right now! I'll try to remember to write next week!!!!
Qoute: "Perhaps it was the eyes of the wolf, measured, calm, knowing.
Perhaps it was the intense sense of family.
After all, wolves mate for life, are
loyal partners, create hunting communities
and demonstrate affectionate patience in pup rearing.
Perhaps it was the rigid hierarchy of the packs.
Each wolf had a place in the whole and yet retained his individual personality.
Perhaps it was their great, romping, ridiculous sense of fun.
Perhaps it was some celestial link with the winter night skies
that prompted the wolf to lay his song on the icy air.
For the native people who lived with the wolves,
and the wolves once ranged from the Arctic to the sub-tropics,
there was much to learn from them.
Is it any wonder that the myths of many tribes characterize the wolves
not as killers but as teachers?"