12 weeks

12 weeks

Let's see what do I need to update?
On Monday the 9th I had a confirmation Dr. apointment. pretty much pee in a cup, yes you are pregnant here are our services. I weighed 106.7
Monday the 16th I had an apointment at WIC, they weighed me at 107.1, K also was heavier, so scale differences, more than weight gain.

I made the general FB anouncement with this photo

big sister 003

Mainly because I wanted to share my latest sewing projects, especially this one.

dragonfly gown 004
FREE Gown pattern and FREE hat pattern

Today I went down to the college and noticed they have a breastfeeding room. While I kind of scoff at these rooms, it does have a chair and an outlet, so totally would work for pumping. Of course it is a room inside the bathroom.....

I haven't had nausea for several weeks, which is good. I have just over 1 week to get used to getting up at 5, currently dragin myself out of bed at 7....

Rearanging the rooms

Background for those unfamiliar.
We live with family since my husband is no longer employed. He is in college now picking up more skills.
We have 2 rooms in the house, the Bedroom and the Family room.
The Bedroom was Cat's old bedroom, and all of us are in there. cat and I are in a Full/Double, Munchkin is in a Twin, t-Bear is in an extendable twin set to it's shortest length, K is currently in a makeshift bed.
We have gone through several different bed arrangements in that room trying to find one that gave us the most floorspace between bed, access to the window (so it could be opened and closed without standing on a bed) and separation between beds.
We tried Cat's Old bunk bed, but the youngest two were deemed unsafe with the bed (they were fighting and trying to push each other OUT) the bunk bed is 66" high.

This was what the bedroom looked like yesterday, the Kids dresser is not in the middle of the room, but down in the grey rectangle. and Munchkin's bed is actually 82" long, not 92" I put the measurement wrong into CAD.

So I measured the room and all the furniture in it, put that into CAD and started moving things around. I came up with this
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I also have a plan for the Family room which severs as Computer, Sewing, and Play space, but this post is long enough!


What a Day today is.
PaBear is having his skin graft, Cat is down helping his brother move back up. (though he will be Downtown with his GF, not here)
Hopefully everything goes well.
Yesterday Cat had his Art final, looks like he gets a 3.8? He is glad that he didn't have to leave his drawing books there for a few days while they were graded. If you know him, you know he doesn't go anywhere without a drawing book! He has his Linix finall tomorrow.
It is not snowing, and hopefully doesn't while Milo is moving.

Friday we had to pick Munchkin up from school. he was in full defiant mood, knocking over chairs trying to keep me from taking him home. He was upset he didn't ride the bus home, but the teacher had made the call that he was not going to cooperate on the bus.
Saturday we did our running around, We got the needles for the vintage toy machine, but it isn't working.
Yesterday Tuesday I get a call at 9:30 to pick up Munchkin. School starts at 9. so I bundled up the other two and walked to school. Evidently the fact they had called Mom was enough to shape him up and he was working properly and it was determined I didn't need to take him. I got home at 10:30. Not bad time, there was melting snow on the ground. He had gone into the classroom ahead of the rest of the class and no one knew where he was. He also had a bit of a fit over being given crayons over colored pencils. I blame Cat for that one, he doesn't like drawing with crayons.
Munchkin copies his father a lot, and will take Cat's opinions as his own.

Gift sewing is going well, I did stab my thum really well and so the hand sewing is slow, also my right hip is acting up from using the machine a lot.

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Yesterday I was having a small identity crisis.
"Is MOM all I am going to ever be? Does anyone want to read this current research project that is going to take me 3 months at least to finish?"
Cat thought that I needed a second moniter to do my work (honestly he is right, I am using mutlpile applications at a time (net, photo, doc, pdf) and yes I HAD to be using all those at the SAME time to do this research. He went to the 2nd hand computer store and picked up a $60 moniter. Comes home and plugs it in. Evidently I have a bad port on my video card. So after mich poking and proding and trying of things, I now have 2 moniters. It required putting in an older secndary video card. 2nd moniter is thus VERY slow, co no good for internet useage, but good for text!

We took the kids to CDA to an awesome toy shop and grandma got them each a toy. K got Melisa and Doug Horse barn (she loves horses!) Bear got a  M&D doorbell keyed lock dollhouse, Munchkin chose an M&D suspension bridge for the wooden trains. The boys LOVED playing with the Calico Critters tree house though, so I probably should finish up the wooden castle I got for them and then furniture and dolls.

Yesterdays progress

I did
  • switched over all magazines
  • gave my notice to rental office
  • made dinner plans for the next 2 days
  • boxed some books
  • pulled out more and listed them on other journal. CHEAP BOOKS!
  • Mailed in form to get kids medical records
  • found out where the closest branch of my bank is.
  • Learned there IS a Trader Joes in downish town.....
  • Printed out a custom Word search for the Munchkin!
  • Paid credit card bill
  • took out recycle (Tues) and garbage (Tues and Fri?)
To do
  • more boxing of books (hope to get more boxes
  • chatting to computer? cell phone rep about moving of coverage. oy I think I will just deal with that when I get up there! But the store is located by Fred Meyers so that's close! (we were guessing in the mall!)
  • clean out pantry more figure out what meals we can make to use up most of what is in there!
  • coordinate with Brid and gather up box of goodies for her.

third day of Christmas

On the third day of christmas The children woke up to find the christmas mice had put in their stockings:
Bear - Cars 2 Car
Munchkin Lightning McQueen socks
K - Wooden train engine.

Yup I gave Munchkin socks because he had opened K's stocking gift the day before. he he he!

Last night we went to BJ's for dinner, the GF pizza is good, but Munchkin didn't eat it. K was wild and random.
Then home for opening gifts.
Bear got a plastic tinker toys set and a childs version of PVC pipe!
Munchkin got a gear set (moving monkey?) and shape cards.
k got a baby doll that we could not remove from the box fast enough for her. and clothes. She was very happy!. She also showed her skill at using scissors.

Tonight we will open gifts from Cat's sis, then I will be ordering and purchasing from the other relatives who sent $$
I think I can make it last for 12 days!

I am enjoying my gifts from Cat. Plants vs Zombies is entertaining, the kids have even played it. Also Gmod is fun, though I am such a noob at FPS that I am slow. I let the kids play in my puter while I did something else and Bear was shooting at cat, so cat put him in a box 9all in game) this made bear mad and he went to hit and throw things at cat. It was funny but wrong.

location secured!

Today I went and secured the location!
$100 deposit, and we want to leave it clean so I can get that back!
We will be able to start setting up at 11:00, but the party will start later than that.
We will be the FIRST to use it, as the recroom is not yet open. (supposed to open on the first) So they would like any feedback on the use of the room.
Guests must park on the street!
We can be in until Midnight, but are likely to be out earlier.
No pans in the kitchen, so we will bring our own.
They will set up a few bufet tables for us.

We can NOT put anything on the walls or ceiling, but the lights are dimable!

Now on to the pics!
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4 days of Kindergarten down

So Far i have learned that:
I do not have enough time to turn on the computer during those 2 1/2 hours when Munchkin is gone. So that time is used for Cleaning and projectyness. (Today I finished my shift, well enough to try it on, hem and neckline still need finishing!)
Bear plays with K without Munchkin.
Having muffins ready to go into the oven from the fridge is an awesome breakfast (and muchkin school snak)
Lunch is screwy! Today Cat came home just before I left as he needed to do something. It's just wonky timing to have lunch around 1:15
Bear does not like walking. I got him to walk longer this morning by singing songs.
Munchkin is a twit at school just like at home.

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Last night I had a dream about my upcoming birthday party (3 months out and I haven't made anything!!!!!)
We were trying to set up in a half empty hardware store. I wanted to have access to a door to the outside, which there were several to choose from. the guy in charge was really helpful about getting curtains set up so that the shoppers would not be crashing the party, but they could still get to the aisles they needed. eventually I settled on an indoor greenhouse section of the building. yes it really was glassed in, compleatly inside though, no windows! to attach curtains to. the space was small, the size of my kitchen actually!
Okay, I need to start doing more!

Last weekend we tried to have a video chat with my in-laws. their connection was so slow that MiL called on the phone and only seemed to talk about our poor finances. No mention of them coming down, like she had mentioned ever so cassually last time we had talked (a month a go?) Yeah I wasn't really expecting to see them. I saw them in 2005 at my wedding for 2-3 days. 2007 (munchkin was 1) for about 4-5 days durring which the menfolk wired up the office, we did get to Monterey bay aquarium though. Then we saw them in 2009 for SiL's weddong, again 3 to 4 days and Bear was 1.
Oh wait, we did meet up with FiL for a few hours when Munchkin was 9? months.
We have seen Milo and SiL a bit more frequently than that.
1,000 miles away. I am not willing to fly right now.

My parents say they are coming down soon! Last time I saw my mom was for K's birth, it's been longer for my dad.

I really want to go to the Costumer's guild Bazaar on Sunday, but maybe I should clean instead? I am thinking of asking my guests if there is something they want me to keep an eye out for? Cat gave me a limit of $150.

Tomorrow we should find out which time slot Munchkin is in for school.
8:30 to 11:30 I would have Cat take him to school, and I would get him in time for Cat to be home for lunch.
9:30 to 12:30 we would all be out the door at the same time. and it would interfere with Cat's normal lunchtime. BUT I wouldn't have to get up as early!

GAH too much going on!
No I haven't found out when gymnastics classes are held for Bear.

She's a good girl

K had her 15 month check up today.
34", 25 pounds

She was terrified of the exam room!

The appointment was at 10:00 so I walked quickly there 2 miles, in about 40 minutes arriving at 10:05!

Then i sit and wait, and wait, and watched most of Disney Cars. Finally I ask. the appointment was schedualed for 11:00! I show the card they had writen, which clearly has 10 on it. apologies all around!

We get through the check up Dr. asks about what K is drinking for milk. I ask "Cows milk?" and Dr. again seems happily surprised that K is breasfeed, but yes she gets cows milk too. Then Dr. asks about sippy cups and I reply that she uses one about half the time, and before I can finish Dr. assumes the other half is the bottle. Uh no the other half is with regular cups, and me right there helping her. No bottles! I am a stay at home mom with good milk supply, why would I need or even want to do bottles, more dishes, no thank you! Having to pump, store, and yes clean, no thanks.

I hope to continue breastfeeding her for longer than I did with the boys since I do not intend to have a pregnancy to interupt. I feel that Bear was weaned too soon. He needs snuggles.

Speaking of pregnancy I have not had a cycle yet, which is longer than with the boys. Yes, I did take a pregnancy test and it came negative.