Sleep: Sleep is okay, its getting out of bed that hurts. I have diagnosed myself with SPD AKA Pelvic pain. It's just super sore when I wake up and get off the bed from naps.
Clothes: Still rocking my pre-maternity pants Cravings: Well I gave up Sweets for Lent. I keep wanting to cave, but David is holding me accountable. I wouldn't be able to make it if we didn't have Sunday cheat day.
Symptoms: Heartburn has been tamed thanks to Zantac. Doctor said it's safe.
Movement: Yesterday I didn't feel him move much, made me a little scared. I was drinking ice water and orange juice to wake him up.
What I’m looking forward too: The glucose test... I want to get it out of the way, and I really don't mind the drink. I chose Lemon Lime flavor this time. What I miss: Hard Cider
What's been happening: We got Stella, Claire's room is a disaster, I'm trading my marketing skills to get a window seat made in the front room, I want to have a spending spree at Ikea, I picked out my outfit for my maternity pictures in April, getting ready to print Claire's birthday invitations, and I gate grocery shopping.
We've been going back and forth about getting a pet. I'm just not ready for a dog, especially since David wants a puppy. He also wanted a cat.
So after debating, weighing the pros and cons, we decided it was time.
Claire loves kitties and I thought it would give her someone to play with while I have time with baby Dillon. I knew I wanted cat and not a kitten. I don't have time to house train it. I also wanted one that likes kids and dogs. I have been searching for a month and then 2 nights ago a cat came up for adoption that fit the bill!
Her name was nalani. She's 5 years old, brown short hair tabby, family moved away, they had kids and a dog, so she was perfect.
We drove all the way to Bellevue tonight and she was the only one that wanted to play. So we adopted her right then and there!
We brought her home and she's just been exploring and climbing in our laps to be pet and to purr. So far so good.
David's been watching videos on how to build a cat tree. He's never owned a cat, but he really wanted a pet that would sit in his lap that he could pet. Looks like she fits the bill there too!
Her new name is Stella. "Classy beer, classy name." As David would say.
So we started doing prayers before bed about two weeks ago. Claire sits in David's lap and we all fold our hands and pray.
Last night I thought Claire was ready to say prayers. And by golly, she said one.
Side note, I always start my prayers with "dear Heavenly Father" so Claire says:
"Father, Nonnie, Dee Dee, and dinner. Amen!"
Then tonight after I prayed I asked Claire to say her prayers. She says: "people, people, people, dinner, amen!"
She must be very grateful for her dinners. It melts my heart to see we have started a habit that we will continue for the rest of her life. And the fact that she caught on so quickly and I "think" she understands what we are doing.
Want to know how sweet Claire is? Sweet enough that 2 four year old girls were fighting over her at the playground. They wanted to hold her hand, hug her, go down the slide with her, etc. Both the girls were so sweet too. And Claire was loving the attention.
On a side note, a mom with her 2 boys was not paying attention at all. Like turned her back and talking on the phone. Her youngest boy (probably 3) was hitting kids, pushing them, hitting them with his toy gun, hitting parents, and the final straw was jumping over another kids head and knocking him off the stairs. It was horrific looking. One of the moms yelled "whose kid is this?!" I pointe at phone mom, and she picked up the kid and took him over to his mom. The mom didn't understand what had happened. She told te boys it was time to go and he starting hitting his mom.
David thought it was all crazy, but I explained that when these moms don't pay attention, us other moms have to parent them all! I can't stand unattentive
To top off her unattentiveness we walked past the Lego store and while she was looking at stuff in the store, her oldest was out of the store walking in the mall!!! Watch your kids people!!!
Well Claire has been showing interest in the toilet for a while now. I keep saying I'm going to start potty training, but keep coming up with excuses.
So on Sunday I decided to just start trying. I put on big girl panties and explained that we go potty and poo poo on the big girl toilet. Then in the next 2 hours she piddled 3 times and we called it a day. Everytime she started I rushed her to the toilet to finish.
I plan on trying it once every week and then bumping it up to more in a few weeks.
I keep thinking it will be nice to have her trained before Dillon gets here.
Claire loves to touch skin. Like wants to always hold your hand, wants to cuddle, rub your skin, push back your cuticles, tickle you, etc. She's been like this I think since the cruise (13 months) when we started napping together.
My brother used to be the same way. He liked rubbing ear lobes or elbows for a long time. I think Claire is going to be like that too.
Something about touching other people calms her down. She likes to rub my arm and say "Soft". It's one of those things I have to write down, because I want to remember it. It's going to be sad when she gets older and no longer wants to hold my hand when we watch a movie or take a nap together.