Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day Four...

My Little Nugget Girl:

Today is Day four of potty training, day four of not having even one successful potty.

For the second day in a row you woke up dry. I was thrilled and placed you immediately on the potty where we sat for 20 + minutes. We read "Where is Baby's Belly Button" and "Where is Baby's Pumpkin" to exhaustion. I'm pretty sure you can read them alone now :) I even gave you your milk, while on the toilet, in the hopes that drinking it would trigger your already full bladder into finally relaxing and going in the toilet. To keep up our time spent on the potty, because I just knew you would go any second, we called daddy on the phone where you told him all about the books he knows you read on the toilet :)

You were off of the toilet, in a pull-up, for 10 minutes (while eating breakfast) before you peed in said pull-up.... it's driving me crazy.

You have been dry for the rest of the morning. You excitedly exclaim "I Dry" when you go to the potty, never using it. And you stayed dry until you were sitting at the table eating your lunch, when you peed in your 2nd pull-up of the day.. sigh..

You refuse to wear a diaper now.. "I want that one" you say while pointing to the cabinet that, you know, holds your pull-ups "Panties"...

I don't want to push you to do something you aren't ready to do, however, you repeatedly come to me and tell me that you have poops on and I figure if you can say it, then you can say it before it happens...

I want you to have time to adjust to being out of diapers so that when baby sister arrives you won't feel compelled to regress... Can I get your help on this one?

Today I am Thankful for:

A husband who works endlessly for me and our girls.

And for Sugar Mama who, after seeing the fabulous fannies, on a shoe commercial told me "Mommy you need to get you one of those".. Me: "A pair of those shoes?".. Sugar Mama: "No one of those tushes" :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

In All Directions..

It's astounding to me to open my dashboard on blogger and be reminded that it's been over a week since I posted last. I have never been an every-dayer, but over a week is a long time.

Lively Situation is alive and well, just going in all directions. This little lady is doing things to my body that sucks the energy right out. I find myself exhausted... well beyond exhausted but that's the only word my brain can form :)

Here is a list of the running things in my mind-everyday:
Microorganisms and their lives from microbiology
All world history before 1600
How to determine a specific microorganism on a culture in laboratory
When was the last time I took the nugget to the potty?
Alphabet sound recognition
How to count objects to 30 and recognize those numbers
sight words
Is today dance and/or cheerleading?
Did I set the DVR to record Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill and/or Grey's Anatomy?
Phonics Books
Progress Reports
Skill Rings
What is your phone number/Address/country/state, etc?
What bills are due, did I remember to pay that bill?
Carpool at a time when I would sell a kidney to take a much needed nap
When is the next time I can take a nap?
Bedtime is 8 o'clock, why are they constantly missing it? Oh yeah is it dance or cheerleading?
Did we read for Awana's this week?
Will we have enough time during the week to add the 3rd day of cheerleading practice?
Switching the Nugget to a toddler bed before she begins to resent baby 3 for taking her bed.
Effectively switching the nugget from her room to Sugar Mama's room which has too much furniture as it is.
What type of bed will Sugar Mama need in order for her and the Nugget to share a room?
17 weeks from now I need the nursery to be done... without the nugget it in.. will the nugget be upset?....

I promised myself I would include pictures of our finished bathroom and playroom, the gender party, new pictures of Sugar Mama and the Nugget, etc.

I am simply exhausted and unable to function some days. When I was sleep training the nugget I journaled every day because when she finally started to sleep through the night and we were friends again and/or when she asked later in life from being traumatized I wanted to give her and myself a one on one account of what I was feeling. I did it everyday for months and months. I thought about doing the same thing in her potty training. Well here that is.

Day Number 3: You refuse to use the potty. You also refuse to go back to wearing diapers, you instead, prefer pull ups. So I take you every hour. You pee in your pull up during the 20 minutes you sit at the breakfast table, or during the minutes you are not sitting on the toilet reading a book :) and when you are in your crib for nap time. a.k.a. as the safe times to pee and get away with it. But I learned my lesson, I can't clean pee up out of the floor 7 times a day... so here we are: Day number 3 and no success :/

Today I am thankful for:

The day I look back on this time and laugh. I will, I know because I've had others where the pressure threatened to over take and I was in over my head, but I wrote it down and looked back and thought wow, I'm so glad I came out on the other side... I'm looking forward to that day :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lively Situation Baby Number Three..

This post was supposed to include pictures but I am so pooped out right now I simply cannot search out my memory card to upload. This weekend was crazy busy with the gender reveal party and all the studying from the 2 tests I have this week :/

Sorry Grandma and Grandpa I will post the pictures in the next post (whenever that will be :)

We had lots of supporters for Team Blue/Boy with about 20 people and only about 5 - 6 people supporting Team Pink. A lot of our friends and family said they were just "hoping" for team blue :)

Drum Roll....

Baby Number 3 is...

A GIRL!!! That's how we do it here at the Lively Situation. We are team pink all the way :)

We have 2 girls with the cheering bug and if we can get this little girl on board we'll have our own squad :)

So Thankful for: Baby Number 3 being healthy and active in utero. I have been very healthy with no specialists or unnecessary appointments and that's a huge blessing :)

Love to you all!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Big Day Tomorrow...

Today was a beautiful day that was neither Summer nor Fall. It was some where in the middle with blaring sunshine that warmed the face but didn't burn it, a breeze that blew right over your warm skin but never made you cool. There was not a cloud in the sky and the girls and I enjoyed a 2 hour play time this morning and another hour feeding the ducks down the street this afternoon. It made for a lot of eaten lunch and some very sleepy girls. Sugar Mama is on break this week and what a perfect week it has started out.

Tomorrow is the big day. We will hopefully find out the sex of baby number 3. I will refer to him/her as tater tot for now :) Sugar Mama is beyond excited, and the Nugget couldn't care less :) We are excited about this for obvious reasons but also because the hubs and I are hosting a gender party for our family and friends on Saturday. The hubs and I will find out the sex of baby number 3 tomorrow and the grand and great grand-parents will find out by chomping into a cupcake on Saturday. The inside of the cupcake will have frosting that will be dyed to match the sex of the baby. Everyone attending is also going to wear a shirt that reflects their prediction of the baby's sex :) My grandmother is so excited about this.. she just thought it was the neatest idea. But, I cannot take credit. I got the idea from a friend on I am hoping the baby reveals itself.. other wise that will be one sad gender reveal party.

This party is also the reason that we are painting/painted the girls playroom and bathroom respectively. I took before and after pics of the bathroom which is finished but the playroom needed to be taped off, and since I cannot paint with baby number 3, I did all of the taping. I just started pushing things to the middle of the room and forgot to take the before picture but once I have it set up once again I will post those pictures. I never posted the before pictures because I was fairly certain I had gotten the colors I needed.. and I was right!! The bathroom is so cute and Sugar Mama found a PERFECT color for the playroom :) It won't be finished until the end of the week, just in time for the party :)

Lastly, I started to ponder on some things I would like to do for this blog. I would like to start a Media Monday posts for everyone to share Media that they've come across that they would like to share. For instance we have/had a great band at my church that I wanted to post about. I've since learned that they don't sing together anymore, but it would have been nice to share their ministry with you. You don't have to share but I would like to see what types of music, books, groups you like to listen to. Thoughts???

What do YOU think baby number 3 will be?

Today I am Thankful for:

The little kicks of this tater tot. It is so nice to be reminded through the day that he/she is hanging out in there content with their surroundings. What a blessing.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I'm Saving My Fork.. For the Best Is Yet To Come...

I read this line in "The Noticer" in a part that described a man dying from cancer, and the fear that surrounded that man about dying.

I use this blog to document my life. One day I hope my children and/or grandchildren read the one's I save so they really know about my life. Things I wish I had of my own grandparents/parents.

With that being said. These are words that have never been put into any conversation form with the single exception of my husband, and only then in limited portions. Not because I don't trust him but because it is something that has crippled me since I was 7 and have just never spoken of... no rhyme or reason... just there it is.

I've been saved since I was 7... I've written that before. But shortly after I made that decision, and I don't know how I know, I just know that I know not long after that I started to have panic attacks. Usually late at night as I was lying in my bed, about to go to sleep, with everything quiet and my mind racing.

I know that I started to panic about what would happen when the world ended. I had walked that aisle because I knew that I didn't want to go to hell, the rest was still a mystery. So at 7, 8, 9, as recently as over the weekend I would start to panic about what happens next. I do not know what waits on the other side and as a child I would panic about being a place where I didn't know if my parents would be there, and if they were would they know me?... now it's about my husband and children, but the question remains the same...basically what happens? Also that this world wouldn't exist. My favorite stores, my school, my church, what would happen to those things.. this world, when judgement had been passed and the rest had been written.

I've prayed about it lots... because it's paralyzing to have that type of panic and still not have the answers you seek. I finally broke down and told my husband, years after we had been married, and still I've never told him any of this.. only that I panic about things I do not understand. So I decided to put these words here. To give God the glory for the words that were written in that book today and to stop giving the devil so much control over my time. The best is yet to come. That still makes me panic because I don't know what that means, only that he promises no more tears, happiness, glory, grace, etc. I cannot say here that I won't ever panic again, because chances are I will... there must be something in my mind, but now I'm not the only one who knows about it, and if you know me in real life I hope this doesn't make you thing I'm crazy. Just trying to be honest.

So here it is..

Today I am Thankful for:

Knowing that this is not my lot in life. That even though I absolutely do not know what happens on the other side, I have taken comfort in knowing my loved ones are there. It's still a mystery but one I will not have to face alone, in either space, here or when I get where I'm going.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Happy Holiday Weekend

I was going to include pictures of the two rooms I want your advice about, but the hubs took my memory card by accident so I'll post them tomorrow.

In about 2 weeks the hubs and I are hosting a gender reveal party for our friends and family for baby number 3. We will find out 4 days before the rest of them :) We are having everyone over, BBQing and then we will let my parents and grandmother cut into cake that will be dyed to reveal the sex of the baby. My nanny is so excited about this idea :)

Anyways 2 rooms that I would like to prepare are:
1. The girl's bathroom
2. The playroom
I would like to paint the girls bathroom a green color that matches a green in their shower curtain hangers. I am unsure if this color will clash with the brown polka dot shower curtain and pink rug...
The playroom is currently a mustard yellow color and I want it to be bright and fun. Sugar Mama says she wants it to be purple.. I think I'm on board as long as it's not neon purple or anything that's blinding :)

Do you have any suggestions? Any colors that you have used in a bathroom and/or playroom that has brightened up the room or made it look so much better? I will post the pictures tomorrow because taking them with my cell phone won't give you a clear idea of what the rooms are like.

Today I am Thankful for:

The upcoming holiday.. I got out of school early, and do not have to go back for an entire week :) Also thankful that the hubs has a job. God is good all the time.