Saturday, July 28, 2012


I'm still here!!

I have had stuff to say, but by the time I get bug to bed at night I'm SO VERY TIRED.  I water the plants, take my shower, watch 20 mins of TV and go to bed.  Yep, that's my life these days.

First I wanted to thank everyone for their comments on my terrible two's post.  I did call EI, and we are in the process of setting up the home visit.  Bug seems more interested in learning the names of things, so I'm hoping that's a good sign.  She seems to want to talk more, just can't quite figure out how.  So we are also getting her ears checked just to make sure that there's no fluid in them.

We had her 24 month check up on Thursday.  She is now 32 inches and 26.1 pounds.  She's smack in the middle of the percentiles.  Not that I care much about them, but this kiddo still seems tiny while seeming huge at the same time.  Crazy, I know.

She turned 2 (OMG, she's 2?!!!) on Wednesday, the 25th.  I took the day off and her GodMother flew in for the day.  Unfortunately K wasn't able to get out of work, so we actually opened up her presents on Thursday, when he was home.  It was very nice.  But on Wednesday we went to the park and played for as long as my arms could take it on the slide.  She swung some too, but she LOVES slides.  We had a blast!!!  Then we had mac and cheese and corn for dinner (her favorites) and she crashed at bedtime.

Yesterday, our sweet little angel baby Holden turned 2 up in heaven.  His parents and younger sister celebrated with cake, ice cream and balloons being lifted up by the wind in the short break in clouds during the rain.  I was sorry I couldn't be there, but let them know that I was thinking of them.  They seem to be doing so well these days, but I know how hard it must still be.  Their daughter just turned 8 months old, and boy is she a cutie.

All in all things have been going good.  I've been trying my best to ward off the tantrums, sometimes successfully, but trying really hard to figure out what it is that she wants to communicate to me.  Some days are better than others.  I really think that EI may be able to help.

All else is well in our lives.  K is working too much, I'm stressed about my work (too many big projects).  But the pregnancy is going well.  I'm almost 17 weeks and most crazy symptoms have dwindled, although not gone away entirely.  I am starting to feel movement, but not too much of it.  I've not put on much weight, but have quite the baby bump.  Those people that I haven't specifically told about the pregnancy have pretty much figured it out by now, although I don't know if/when I'll announce it on Facebook.  K wants to, maybe I'll let him and I'll leave it alone.  I just know of at least 1 person on there dealing with IF, and I'm not sure if there are others.

Well, Bug is calling for attention, so off I go.  Have a great day everyone!!


  1. So glad you decided to contact EI - I really think, if nothing else, it will ease your mind :) Sorry things are kind of stressful with work right now - that certainly no fun. Also, I can't believe you're almost halfway through this pregnancy!!!! Ultrasound soon, right?!

    1. I can't believe it either! Ultrasound next Tuesday, but we won't find out the gender. We like the surprise at birth!

  2. How did I not respond to this already? (I've only read it three times.)

    Happy thoughts for the ultrasound on Tuesday. I only found out Fynnie's gender in advance. It was anticlimactic (let's all thank Google Chrome for their spell check... I just typed out something that was entirely reminiscent of Clamato... it was not Clamato). Cool to only pick out one bedding set, but that was it.

    Sending love to Holden's family and those who love him.