Monday, September 22, 2008

Starting weekly checkups!

Well, Justin seems to be measuring right on track- had my 36 week appt today, and everything looks good! Now I start going every week! I've only gained 32 pounds total!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

My new toy!

After a lot of hassle, and a long wait, the stroller has arrived! This is the one item we decided to splurge on, and I was determined to find one that I liked that was not made in China. I went with an Inglesina Zippy, and so far I like it a lot. It is light enough for me to take on the bus if needed, and folds almost as compact as an umbrella stroller, though it performs like a full featured stroller. Right now, Amy is having fun pushing her dolls around in it. She's also been wearing her halloween costume (she's a monarch butterfly) around the house all day- I finished the skirt yesterday- one more thing done!

Fall is here!

I took the picture up top from my front porch this morning- you can see the reds starting to emerge on the right hand side! It was a balmy 41 degrees this morning! We are already starting to pile the blankets back on the beds, and yesterday I had to fish my slippers out from their hibernation under the bed.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Amy's new dentist

Well, Amy had gone to a pediatric dentist last month- went pretty well, except he said she had 3 cavities that needed filled- he said they would bring her in, do the gas, and it would take 2 appointments- because there were 2 on 1 side, 1 on the other. Oh, and parents are not allowed in the back- you hand them off at the door. And she would have to take the whole day off school- once for each appt.

This didn't really set well with me for some reason. Maybe it's the norm to do these days, and I am just overprotective, who knows.

Well I ended up calling my dentist (I hadn't actually gone to see him yet, but had him picked out) His office is a lot easier for me to get too, and yes, they do kids, too. I explained that she was afraid of needles, but took a risk and promised them she would not freak out (I ended up bribing her with toys!)

Her appt was yesterday- turns out the cavities were tiny enough- he told her it was her choice whether to get "sleepy juice" (novacaine) or not.

She chose NOT! He told her if she changed her mind, she could at any point- well, she sat through the first 2 with only a slight whimper- and they only took about 5 minutes start to finish- then he asked her if she wanted to get the other one finished off, and she said yes! another 2 minutes, and all 3 were fixed, no numb mouth, no gas, no missed school, and she came away from the dentist office saying that yes, it did hurt a tiny bit, but really it wasn't as bad as she thought it would be- and no shots!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Justin Gregory!

Thought I would post a new picture this morning- I am 35 weeks along now, and we have decided on a name! He will be Justin Gregory, and I hope he comes a little earlier than 5 weeks from now! He has started to drop, and loves to stretch his legs out into my right side!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Amy had her first night of homework last night- how fun! The homework itself was not bad, but I was shocked at the weight of her backpack- I should have weighed it, but didn't- though it was probably close to 20 pounds! This morning, I transferred everything over to a rolling backpack. There is no way I could make her carry that amount of weight on her shoulder every day- she could barely pick the thing up!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Fifth Grader!

Today is Amy's first day of fifth grade! I can't believe how fast the time has gone! In this school, 5th grade is considered middle school, and they change classes and have a homeroom. Amy is excited that her homeroom teacher loves animals and insects just like she does! There are 17 kids in her class, which is a combined 5th/6th grade.

I've decided I love uniforms- our school clothes shopping this year consisted of 1 pleated skirt, 2 shirts and a sweater! That was all we really needed, since most everyhthing from last year still fits. This morning when she was getting ready, I did find out we will need to get a new pair of dress shoes for Chapel, since the ones I just bought in June, she has managed to outgrow!