Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ten Things Tuesday

1. I love my new camera. I'm still learning but getting better.

2. Going back to work full time next week. I'm glad and sad.

3. I only have a few days left to finish my 101 in 1001 list. I need to get to work.

4. I think I'm going to add to that list to do the 365 challenge. All it is is taking a picture every day for a year.

5. There is a fly on my windowsill. He's having trouble flying.

6. I love putting Connor in funny hats. I need to learn how to knit my own.

7. I'm a total newbie at photoshop. I need to get some books.

8. I made cookies for Garrett yesterday. He was happy.

9. Garrett made our washing machine work again. We still need a new one but at least we don't have to lug over bags of laundry to my parents' house.

10. I'm hungry. Maybe I'll go to lunch soon.

Monday, December 28, 2009

More Connor-this is rapidly turning into a blog about only Connor

Ok, here's one of Julia too.

Ok, here's another one

Because I find it so stinkin' cute.

New Camera

I bought a Nikon D3000 with Christmas money. I've been wanting a nice DSLR for awhile now and was finally able to do it. I still have a TON to learn and maybe a few more pieces of equipment to buy but here are some shots. More to come of course.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Please go to sleep Connor

Your daddy and I need to wrap Christmas presents.

Fussy Fussy Connor

Connor, Connor why are you cranky? We've had so many hypotheses. First it was the forceful let down, you gulping too much milk too fast. Fixed. Still fussy. That was combined with hind/foremilk imbalance. Fixed. Then he was diagnosed w/ acid reflux. First on Zantac (mild improvement) then on Prevacid (a little bit more improvement) now chiropractic treatments (we've seen the most improvement with these). So, shall we say, "kind of fixed." He doesn't seem to still have reflux pain, just crankiness and gassiness. I think I'm finally going to try an elimination diet to see if this helps Connor's intense crankiness. It was my last resort (I suppose it should've been my first resort but with very little sleep I didn't want to give up my favorite things, espescially caffeine. I think caffeine is what has kept me alive these last 3 months.) Grr. I'll keep you updated.

On a happier note, the 1st 2 weeks of weight watchers (which I've very loosely been following due to the abundance of cookies and candies this time of year, I'll recommit myself after Christmas, I promise.) I've lost 4 pounds. 2 pounds a week isn't too shabby.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Ten Things Tuesday

1. I have a generous boss. He bought everyone iPod nanos for Christmas.

2. I love my boys.

3. Lisa is going to do more pictures of Connor in January. I'm so excited!!! She's starting a business in January and I'm so excited for her to get it going.

4. I can't believe 2009 is almost over. That means I get a tax return soon : )

5. Thank you Mom for watching my sometimes crabby baby.

6. My dad is on facebook now. Find him if you haven't already.

7. Thank goodness Christmas shopping is over. The mall was CRAZY on Saturday.

8. I need help with my 101 things list. I only have around 30 so far. Maybe if the baby would sleep I could finish my list.

9. Mmmmmm, Starbucks.

10 How cute is my child?!?!?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ten Things Tuesday

1. Wow I'm doing this late but at least it's still Tuesday.

2. I got the tattoo on my wrist redone on Saturday. For some reason it had really faded.

3. French macaroons are my all time favorite cookie.

4. I'm still working on my 101 things list. I will get it done.

5. Christmas letters are written, just need to be addressed and sent out. Hope they arrive before Christmas.

6. I'm toying with the idea of "munchy monday" & posting a new recipe every Monday. Hmmm, we'll see if this idea sticks.

7. I got a very pretty scarf at the Christmas party gift exchange on Saturday courtesy of Jo Parmley's lovely tie dyeing talents.

8. Ugh, 8:00 meeting tomorrow morning.

9. Love my job & people I work with though.

10. Yuck, my house is a mess. Will my baby ever let me clean?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

101 in 1001

I have decided to participate in 101 in 1001. Meaning I'm going to accomplish 101 semi important to important things in 1001 days. I'll let you know what that date is once I finish the list and say "ready, set, go!"

Until then, here are some (if I do say so myself) very cute pictures of bath time Connor for those of you who aren't on facebook. And for those of you who are on facebook, I'm sure you won't mind seeing them again.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ten Things Tuesday (I'm a dingbat)

I've been posting all morning, not realizing it's Tuesday. Hence the dingbat comment.

1. It's so cold in the office this morning. Thank goodness for my space heater.

2. Garrett sings cute songs to Connor. He doesn't know the words to any of these songs so he makes up words that go with the situation. "Go to sleep grouchy baby" etc.

3. I've had leg cramps since yesterday. I think it's time to find some extra potassium and see if that helps.

4. I'm hungry.

5. We're short staffed today. Boo.

6. I went to bed with wet hair last night and woke up with perfect curls. Usually when I do that, it looks like a just slept with wet curls. Not flattering. But today I lucked out.

7. Time to pump :(

8. I haven't bought any Christmas presents yet. I get paid a bonus on the 15th so I think we'll start then. 10 days for all our shopping is enough right?

9. It's my birthday on Sunday. Sweet and Sour Chicken and birthday cake. Weight Watchers free day I think for my birthday :) I'll be good the rest of the week though.

10. I always have trouble with #10.

A different approach

After recomendation from my cousin Aimee and others we're going to try chiropractic treatments for Connor's reflux/colic. I have an appointment set for Thursday morning for a consultation. It would be great if we could make the little guy feel better without having to give him medicine.

I buttoned them....and they fit!!!

I just put on a pair of pre-pregnancy work pants this morning. After looking at the mirror and thinking, "hmmm, my stomach is looking pretty good." And....they fit. Two weeks ago I had to wear them w/ a rubber band. Last Thursday I decided that I'd stopped losing weight by just living and needed to do something to drop the last few pregnancy pounds plus the 20ish pounds I just didn't want. I decided to join weight watchers online. I haven't done a weekly weigh in (they suggest only weighing yourself once a week because of water weight fluctuation discouraging you) but the proof seems to be in the pudding (or pants). I'll have to update on the poundage drop Thursday morning.

Side note: Please pray for my coworker who was just handed a diagnosis of probably enphysema. She's been going to the doctors since last February trying to figure out her ongoing cough, was admitted to the hospital yesterday w/ a very difficult time breathing and given this news. She's a very active person so this is a real hit to her emotionally.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

New Medication and stuff.....

Connor has been dealing with acid reflux problems for some time now. There were a number of things we thought were the problem in the beginning but we seem to have finally figured it out. He was on baby Zantac for about 3 weeks. We saw a little improvement but not enough to say "it's REALLY working." We just had the doctor write us a prescription for Prevacid. We're really hoping this will do the trick.

Garrett and I went out last night with some friends. We went to Macaroni Grill (mushroom ravioli is to DIE for) and then bowling. I actually did better than I normally do....until the last game. I started to feel really achy and just downright crummy. As we were driving home I thought I must be getting sick. "No please, I DO NOT WANT SWINE FLU, especially with an infant in the house." It turned out to be yet another plugged milk duct. Thankfully it seems like it's going away.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ten Things Tuesday

1. I need to start posting on other days besides Tuesdays. At least Tuesdays keep me active.

2. I got new clothes this weekend. I finally have a pair of jeans I feel good in and a few new sweaters that are rather pretty.

3. I like being able to build a new wardrobe. There were clothes in my closet that didn't really fit my personality anymore but I wore them because it's all I had. I can now slowly add in things I like.

4. I kicked a box out of the way this morning and knicked my toe on it. I didn't think much of it cause it didn't hurt much......until I was walking downstairs. It started really hurting so I took my sock off and noticed my toe was bleeding. I had sliced it pretty good.

5. I'm attempting to work a full day today. Yikes.

6. Garrett's car died for a little this week but he got it fixed. It was really scary to drive it while it was sick with (what Garrett decided was) the swine flu.

7. Connor has been extra wiggly the last few nights and eating every 2ish hours. I'm thinking it might be a growth spurt. I hope!

8. We stood Connor up next to our friend's son John (who is 3 months older than Connor) and they were exactly the same hight. We have a tall baby.

9. I really want to go back to Teatro ZinZanni's. It was so much fun but at $135/ticket (for the cheap section) it's a luxury that will have to wait :(

10. I'm hungry. Lunch isn't for another hour or 2. Guess I'll eat the satsumas that Karyn gave me.