Monday, January 25, 2010

OMG My Horrible Day...Continued.

Wow is all I can say! Later Saturday afternoon I started feeling sick. I was nauseous. Really nauseous. It just kept getting worse and worse. It finally got to the point that I couldn't even stand to be up anymore, and I went into bed around 6:30. Miguel put the boys to sleep. I ran to the bathroom and vomited. I HATE that feeling. I don't know how anyone could make themselves do that on a regular basis. It is the most disgusting feeling ever. Miguel ran to the store to buy me some ginger ale and some medicine to make me feel better...but I ended up throwing up like 4 more times during the night. I was up ALL night long. I kept Miguel up all night long too. The diarrhea that went along with this was just horrid. On Sunday, I was still nauseated...all day long. I didn't throw up anymore, but I was very dizzy. Every time that I got up I thought that I was going to pass out. Then, Miguel wasn't feel so well. Colin was back to normal, thank God. I ended up calling in to work last night. There was no way that I could work if I couldn't even stand for more than a minute without feeling like I was going to drop.

So here we are Monday morning. I don't feel sick anymore, but I'm still not feeling quite right. The upside...I got on the scale this morning, and I lost a little over 5 pounds! yay! Though, if given the choice, I'd have kept the 5 pounds to not be sick.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

My Horrible Day...Sickness

So we got up this morning to go to church, and Colin started throwing up. He threw up like 4 times from 7:30 until 9:00. I felt sooo bad for him. Then, Brennan was in his high chair, and had a blowout of EXPLOSIVE diarrhea. It was EVERYWHERE. At that point I decided that we probably shouldn't got to church. The bad thing was that Miguel had already left for church, and I was warming the food for the lunch that I do every i still had to drive the food to the house that the lunch was at...and this week it was in Burleson (about 1 hr 15 mins from our house). Yikes!

So, I was giving the boys a bath...since one was covered in vomit and the other in poop. I forgot that the food (chili) was warming and ended up burning it. Really really burning it. There was NO saving it. So, I packed up the boys, ran to the store, bought all new ingredients to make a quick new batch and hurried to the checkout line...where Colin puked all over the floor. Yuck. I felt terrible taking him into the store knowing he was sick, but I had to have food for the lunch!

We got back home, where Colin threw up a couple more times, and I made the chili. It definitely was NOT my best, but I did the best that I could with the time that I had. I had to have the chili in Burleson by 12:45. I packed up the boys again, and made the trek to Burleson. Colin threw up 3 more times on the way, and then FINALLY fell asleep. I dropped off the food, and turned around to go back home. I hit my hand on my seatbelt and broke one of my new pretty nails! UGH! Today was just not my day!

We finally got home, and I made Colin his 'sick bed'. Basically, it's a blanket on the floor covered with smaller blankets for him to lay on. When he throws up, I just remove a layer of blankets. He doesn't tell me with enough time to get him to the bathroom, so this works. He is currently watching tv.

Friday, January 22, 2010

A Day of Pampering

This afternoon, my mom and I went to a day spa. Miguel purchased a gift for me LAST Valentine's Day that I never used, and decided that it was finally time! I got a pedicure, pink & white tips put on, and had my eyebrows waxed. Along with my new haircut, I feel great! Thank you Miguel!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Haircut

I got my hair cut today, and I must say that I absolutely LOVE it! I think this cut defines my face, and it's definitely the best cut I've ever had! It's what I wanted last time, but didn't quite get. My stylist is amazing. I just love her! Oh, and I enjoyed drinking a mimosa while being styled!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Haircuts & Pictures

I took the boys for haircuts today. Surprisingly, Colin didn't cry at all, and Brennan cried the entire time. Usually, it's the other way around. After haircuts, I took the boys to have pictures made. I take the boys every 3 months for pictures until they are 2. Since having Brennan, I always have pictures of the boys together as well. It's a great memory that I'll have of them while they are small. Also, I always have Mother's Day pictures taken with me in them with the boy/boys.

Anyway, the pictures will be back next week, so as soon as I get them, I'll post them!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Brennan's 15 Month Appointment

Today Brennan went to the pediatrician for his 15 month appointment. He is doing well. He got 3 shots...which, of course, he didn't like. He's a small little guy...weighing in at only 21 lbs. 2 oz. (10-25%) and 31 1/4 inches long (50-75%). The crazy thing is that he eats...all the time...and A LOT! I guess he's just gonna be small! He's still not walking. He stands and will take a couple of steps here and there. The doctor said that he HAS to be walking by his 18 month appointment. I'm not freaked out, b/c the same thing happened with Colin. Colin walked 1 week before he turned 18 months. I guess that I just have slow walkers...and that's ok by me! I brought up a concern that Brennan really doesn't say too many words yet...mama, papa, more, *tries* Colin, uh-oh. That's about it. Doctor said that's fine. He just on the slower side of 'normal'. He said that 3 words by 15 months is considered normal.

I'm taking Brennan for his 15 month portraits tomorrow, so I'll post them as soon as I get them back!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Jaida's Birthday Party

Colin just loves Jaida! We got to celebrate her 3rd birthday (a little early) with her today. She had her party at Chuck E. of Colin's favorite places. He had a blast! Brennan is a little yound ot really enjoy the place, but he was there too! Happy birthday Jaida!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Days 1-3 of Reading

Like I stated in an earlier post, I've just started teaching Colin to read using a method in a book that I purchased. The first 2 days were gravy! Today, the lesson was a little longer than the first 2, and Colin got stuck on 1 particular section. We didn't make it through all of today's lesson yet...maybe half way. Right before dinner, we'll try to bang out the 2nd half.

Colin is doing great! He is still excited each day to learn. It's only been 3 days and he can already identify and make the 'a', 's' & 'm' sounds! Yay Colin!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Teaching Colin to Read

I've been wanting Colin to learn to read for a while now. I was a very early reader, and he shows the same potential and eagerness as I did (so states my mother). He's always reading books...either making up stories based on the pictures, or memorizing them from when we read them to him. We read to him ALL THE TIME. He just seems to ready to learn! I've ordered (and received) 'Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons'. It came recommended by a friend who had some friends use the system. The lessons only take about 12-15 minutes per day, with a maximum of 20 minutes if there is a lot of redirecting. I've read through the beginning of the book where they explain why and how the system works. It seems like it really will work! I plan to do 1 lesson per day 5 days a week. We will see how that goes! I plan to start tomorrow!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

15 Months Old

My baby Brennan is 15 months old today! I can't believe how the time has flown! He's turning into such a big boy! Not quite walking yet, but almost there! I'm taking him for his 15 month portraits next week, so I'll post his official pictures when I get them back! His 15 month well baby check is next Monday, and I'll post his stats then!

15 Month Comparison

Colin - TOP Brennan - BOTTOM

I think they look very different now. Both super cute, just in their own way!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Double Pink Eye

Poor Colin was complaining yesterday about his Left eye 'getting bigger'. It did look a little puffy, but I just thought that he was rubbing it. I also noticed a little yellowish gunk coming out of it, but didn't think too much of it. He then slept over my mom's house last night, and when he woke up this morning both eyes were puffy and had green gunk coming out. GROSS! I just got back from taking him to his pediatrician's office, and he has conjunctivitis in both eyes. He has some Vigamox drops to put in, and hopefully he'll be feeling better soon.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Project 365: Week 1: January 1 - January 7

Week 1 summary. All of the pictures and the explanations can be found on my smugmug.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

New Year, New Template

Ok, so it's definitely time for a new look. I've got this one up now, but it still needs some, why is my title off center? All problems for Miguel ;-) to fix when he has time. I'll learn this stuff one day. Yeah, one day. Until then, you are stuck with this. Ha!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

My Cutie Pie!

I took a few pictures of Brennan today that I thought were just, I had to share. I think I have a little heartbreaker in the making...The rest are on my smugmug.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year

A fresh start to a new year. What will this year bring? I'm not one for resolutions, but there are still some goals/things I want to do this year...

  • Well, if I find some free time, I'd like to change up my blog layout a bit. This one's getting old...and, it's for the summer.
  • I'd like to do more reading. I LOVE to read. I always have...I just don't have the time to do it as often I would like.
  • I want to teach Colin to read. I want him reading by the time he turns 4. He's a smart boy, and loves books, so I think he will be open to learning!
  • I want to be healthier. I want to eat healthier and to exercise more. Shedding a few pounds couldn't hurt either ;-)
  • I want to save up some money. You never know with this economy...and I think it's important to have a decent amount in savings. This one is important to Miguel too, and we've been working on it recently.
Those are just a few of the many things on my metal 'to-do' list.

BTW - I did great last night! I got tired around 3:00 am and got my second wind around 4:30 am. I think that I could totally switch to full nights!

Project 365

I've decided to participate in Project 365. Every year I say I'm going to do it, and then I don't. This year I AM! Casey, Emily, & Bonnie are also doing it. I don't think that I'm going to post every day on my blog, but I will post everyday on my smugmug with a description of the picture and then I'll post a weekly summary of that weeks photos on my blog.