I have been a bad blogger. But I had my reasons. My entire family was sick. Jack had yet another trip to the ER after vomitting 13 times in an hour. Jason came down with an awful cold, I got two colds (although pretty minor) and then there was the whole holiday thing, yada yada.
At any rate, I am back.
I have lots of updates so I thought I would break them into categories. Easier to keep track of my thoughts that way.
* After another trip to the ER on November 19th, Jack is feeling much better. Since people are temporarily lactose intolerant after stomach viruses (who knew?) we still are giving Jack soy milk. This is to give him a chance to recover and build up some of the good bacteria in his belly. He took the ER visit in stride. After vomitting literally 13 times in less than an hour, our pediatrician told us to hightail it to the ER. That amount of throwing up is NOT normal. Coincidentally we had been to the Children's Museum the day before so I am pretty sure that is where he picked up the latest bug. I am going to place my child in a plastic bubble for a few months.
* Jack was home with me exclusively for 10 days. Between being sick, having days off from work myself, and having a daycare provider with sick kids, we spent a lot of time together. I tried to keep us busy with trips to the Children's Museum (fail!), the grocery store, trips to visit my in-laws and other random things. Boy this child is active. Seriously.
* The other day Jack was home with me and clearly in need of a nap. He was being a holy terror and I said to him "Jack, you are driving Mommy nuts". He looked back at me and said "Nuts". Clear as day. Jason and I could NOT stop laughing. It was so funny.
* Well, after settling on baby Cal's name, it appears we have changed our mind. We decided that even though we love the middle name Charles, Cal Charles just doesn't sound right. So Jason and I talked and decided we will probably go with Calvin Wyatt. This is not set in stone so we will see what Cal looks like when he is born and then decide for sure.
* I am 33 weeks along which means Cal is going to make his appearance in 6 weeks or less depending on if I happen to go itno labor early.
* We pretty much have everything we need for Cal with the exception of diapers. Jason's Mamo asked us what we needed and when we told her diapers, she said "I will write you a check and you can buy what you need since I can't shop". This makes us happy! We are hoping it's enough to get all our cloth stash and buy a couple of packages of newborn diapers so we don't have to cloth up in the early days.
* This little guy is running out of room. His kicks are becoming much stronger and the rolling is down to a minimum.
* Work has been slightly crazy. That's another reason that I haven't blogged as much. I am working or tired after working that I don't feel like updating.
* I am getting to the point in my pregnancy where I am getting uncomfortable. My symptoms have not been nearly as bad as they were with Jack though. When I was pregnant with him at this point I had so many things to lament about: Heartburn, terribly painful hips, swollen hands and feet, pregnancy carpal tunnel and a hard time sleeping because all of the above. This time my main complaint is just a hard belly and having trouble breathing. Thankfully my hips are doing okay so far since I religiously sleep with my pregnancy pillow. I don't have a hard time sleeping (yet).
* I had my 32 week appointment yesterday even though I am 33 weeks. I am really trying not to freak out but there were some things that came up that were slightly alarming. My doctor didn't seem overly concerned, but I am. My blood pressure was up (138/85) which is high for me. When the nurse weighed me, she asked me to step back on the scale because she thought she had made a mistake. Apparently, the last two appointments my weight has held steady but yesterday, I was up a total of 10 pounds. That is a ton for me since I have only gained 14 pounds the entire pregnancy. After my BP check and my weight gain, the nurse said she would do my urine dip and come back if there was protein in my urine. If there wasn't, she wouldn't come back and not to worry. Well, when I was talking with my doctor, she did come back. I did have protein in my urine. I know enough about pre-eclampsia to know that all of these are symptoms. I was asked if I had any noticable swelling, which I don't think I do. My doctor said that if my BP was high at my next appointment we would chat. I have no idea what he means. But in the meantime, if I have any headaches, dizziness or noticable swelling I need to call immediately. Well that sure puts my mind at ease.
* I made a lot of fun things for Thanksgiving. I made two pies, one pecan and one pumpkin and two casseroles: Sweet potato and green bean. They were all a hit at our family gathering. I felt accomplished. I haven't baked/cooked that much in a long time!
* I have maternity pictures this weekend. I am nervous because I haven't had professional pictures of myself done since our wedding. I hope I don't look like a whale. I am on the lookout for some cute boots to complete my outfit. Thankfully my friend Jenn is doing the pictures so I know even though I might look terrible, the pictures will turn out beautiful!
* I got my hair cut on Saturday and it feels wonderful. It looks better, I feel better, my head is lighter and it's a nice boost to my self esteem.
* Jason is putting in his notice very soon. As soon as he gets his vacation paycheck in hand, he is giving his two weeks. We are nervous and well, nervous. We can afford this but it's going to be such a huge transition for him. Not only for his schedule being turned upside down but to take care of two little boys.
That's about it for now. I am sure I forgot some stuff since it's been so long since I posted.
I hope everyone is well and gearing up for Christmas!