Okay, here goes! More playing catch up! Soon we’ll be back to the regularly scheduled blogging. At least that’s the plan!
Dec 30-Jan 5
Ever year we try to get together with one of my friends to make cookies. Normally this happens before Christmas but with the way things worked out it just didn’t happen. We did end up going down and visiting and making cookies and tarts before the new year. We made spritz cookies but then realized the spritz machine required batteries which we didn’t happen to have. So we rolled them out and cooked them like sugar cookies. The little man absolutely loved the owl shaped cookies! He also managed to fall and bonk his head while we were there. Why is it that he gets over it so fast and I feel horrible about it for days? Poor kid. He took it pretty well though. Love him!I’ve been having issues with chiropractors for awhile now. Anyone who knows me knows I left my last one because he was a bit of a jerk. He was one of the best chiropractors I’ve ever seen so this was frustrating. But NO one tells me or my child that my husband is mean because he doesn’t want my 4 month old getting chiropractic care. I finally went and found a new chiropractor. This one seems to have issues getting me in pretty quickly. Schedules me but then when I get there tells me I didn’t have an appointment. The person that works the front desk just seems annoyed to be helping me. And to top things off if you haven’t been there in 60 days they make you redo all the paperwork including when things first became an issue. I put someday within my first year of life, apparently that wasn’t the right answer. Bah, whatever. I’m in search for a new office that feels more welcoming. I’m sure this guy is a fine and dandy chiropractor I just haven’t experienced it myself.
My little nephew had his 1st birthday! I can’t believe he’s already a year old! Crazy how time flies. They had a nice gathering at their house. I made him a neat little storage box with his name mod podged on the top in Seahawk colors. His parents are huge football fans so they loved that. I also gave him a coin set from the year he was born and the Chinese year of the dragon stamps. Awesome little keepsakes for the year he was born. Jan 6-12
This week we started a creative movement class at the YMCA. Little man is really enjoying it. They did a little dance, worked on jumping, did an “obstacle course” where they jump over dots, roll or somersault down a mat, crawl across the mats, walk on a balance beam and run around a cone, to end class we played with a parachute. The little man is really interested in the parachute but a little afraid of it as well, I think as time goes on he’ll get more comfortable with it. Little man is really enjoying having the time with other kids and seeing what people are doing. As he sees kids do things he’s a little more likely to try it.
We made an unplanned stop at a local park we’ve never been to before. The little man LOVED the “bounce”, aka teeter totter. He had a blast. It was a bit chilly out but we enjoyed a little fresh air!I headed off to the physical therapist finally. I’ve just been waiting for the new year as I knew that my pelvis was already out of place but I also realized that I didn’t want to meet my deductible twice. I have something called Symphysis pubic dysfunction, or SPD; this is where the ligaments that keep your pelvis aligned get too relaxed and it goes out of alignment. For me, it feels like someone is stabbing me when I walk. It’s not fun and I had this happen with the little man as well. The PT did seem to help so that’s exciting.
It was another MOPS week. We had a speaker in who talked about the various personality types and how to nurture those personalities without changing them. Sadly this would have to be the week that we had to go help out in the little kids room as there weren’t enough workers. Bummer as I missed the last two types and I’m certain that my child is one of those.
My dad celebrated his 40th year of working with the company he works for. The company he works for took us out for a nice dinner via a limo ride. Dad could bring five people with him, which is perfect as that meant my mom and then the four of us kids could all go. It was pretty neat to get to go out with the just the siblings and parents, it’s rare that we get together without all spouses and kids.
So, I started going to counseling again. I was incredibly relieved to find out that my counselor I saw when I was pregnant with the little man now accepts my insurance. She works on cognitive therapy as well as mindfulness. OH, why do I need a therapist? Because I have crazy anxiety when I am pregnant. Sure I have a little here or there normally, but when pregnant it’s just too much. I like to think I’m normally a pretty grounded person. I blame it all on the hormones. I am better this go round, but having someone to talk to and help me learn ways to redirect my thoughts is so very very worth it to me.
We had our 16 week checkup, everything is going well. This is one of the first appointments that the hubby wasn’t able to make. We just don’t get up early enough to schedule appointments for times that work great for him. The heart rate was a nice 145. The little man and I stopped and had lunch together for the first time as just us before the appointment. It was fun and he was really well behaved (thank goodness since it was only me!).We finally announced our pregnancy to most people. I announced it by posting this lovely picture on Facebook that was taken by Reed Photography, we love her you should check her out if you’re in the area.Oh… and it rained… and rained… and rained. So the little man went out and played in the rain puddles for the first time. We went and had dinner with my hubby’s cousin and her husband. He had a hockey game following dinner so we went and watched part of it. The little man was glued to the glass! Can’t wait to take him to his first Silvertips game! Such a good time!Jan 13-19
We had our second week of creative movement. The little man is enjoying it more and more! He’s really enjoying having the teacher show him what to do and trying to do what she says. I hope this says good things about him in school later in life. I have had headaches/migraines on and off since a few days before Christmas. Not much seems to really help them. I did manage to get in a massage which is always nice. It helped my legs and such but my headaches are still just as crazy. (The below picture is just because it’s currently one of my favorite pictures of the little man).I went out for a moms night out, we had a game night. We played Bass Ackwards; it’s an interesting game, nothing amazing. The goal is to not get to start from finish. You want to guess the wrong answer to the question on the cards. The information is interesting, but the replay value isn’t great. More important then the game though? I got to spend a fun evening with some of the girls and that’s always nice!
We went and had dinner with my parents and then went out to dinner with some friends at the end of the week. We kept busy. Busy is good.I had hoped to get caught up this week. But life happens and appointments happen. So I’m posting this not quite caught up. SO one more week of catching up and THEN we’ll get back to the regular stuff. I hope.