Wednesday, April 28, 2010


This week is turning out pretty rotten for a number of reasons, among them being that P has worked every night until 10:00 pm plus all day Sunday. Yesterday we had a phone call on the answering machine from the fraud department of our bank. Apparently some one used our card, and that is card in the physical sense at a Walmart for $200 in Bloomington, IN and OfficeMax for $175. It's all under investigation, but the card was terminated. New cards on are on the way, should be here UPS on Friday. They will require a signature. P is in Chicago and I work all day. WE NEED THE CARDS BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO NEW YORK ON SUNDAY. We have our debit cards at least.

Serious, I would like a refund on my week; thank you very much.

Friday, April 23, 2010

V stories

I've had so many things I want to blog about lately. P has been working insane hours again and it is all I can do every night to keep the place from falling down by doing the minimum. Victoria has been funny lately though. Some of the adorable things she has done:

* I gave her a piece of bread to eat with peanut butter (her ped recommended it) and jelly. I cut it in half and put it on her plate. She was so sad I cut it in half and tried to fit the two pieces together again like a puzzle. It was adorable. She ended up eating it though.

* One day last week I took her across to the central mailbox to get the mail (our sub isn't all posh or anything, so don't get that idea :). She kept pulling on my hand in a direction we don't normally go and repeating something over and over. Finally, I noticed she spotted the two ducks that hang out eating from bird feeders in the sub. What she was saying was "quack, quack ducks" over and over. We went over and looked at them and she would lean back on her haunches and move closer and closer until they flew away. This week's obsession is with a neighbor's bunny statue that she thinks is a real bunny.

* She loves it when I say the names of all the kids in her class and seem so surprised - "how does mommy know that"? Then she says "hi ____", "Hi ___" and I do the ones she doesn't. It is her favorite new game.

* The other night in the bath I told her "I love you" and she said "I love you" back. I cried. It was a beautiful moment.

* We are done with the High Chair. I bought her a booster that fits on a kitchen seat and she is so much happier at mealtimes.

* The amount of talking she does lately is stunning! All those months I spent talking to her nonstop are paying off. She "tries" out words and will repeat what you say. The most frequent things she likes to say are "no, mommy", "sleepy baby", "baby bear", "elmo", "no way!", "I need", "flower".

* She knows all the animal names- horse, pig, sheep, cow, dog, cat, bird, goat and the sounds they make. She also knows the colors blue, red, purple, black.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I finally broke down and made an OBGYN appointment. I want to get my FSH levels tested and see what they are. I've tried to reduce the amount of inflammation in my body per my Rheumatologist. He suggested - 5 teabags a day of decaffinated Green Tea, Fish Oil capsules, and continue my iron and Vitamin D. He said if my arthritis symptoms and Sjogren's symptoms become worse that he would start me on Plaquenil. And that would mean no pregnancy. I also have been using this free application for my Iphone that helps you calculate your "fertile" days (if I have any, ha ha), your cycle data, and your intercourse numbers. TMI, but we need to have more intercourse. P has been traveling so much lately, and I've been so tired, that we need to step it up a notch (I'm sure he doesn't mind). I don't think I could get him to do anymore infertility treatments; certainly not IVF, maybe a cycle of Clomid (useless in the past- but at least it is something).

I'll keep you updated. Mrs. Spock has a fabulous post about infertility today.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Night Leftovers

* Yehaw! It's Friday. Tomorrow I have BIG plans. I am going to hit my organization's Mom to Mom sale and then go shopping. For myself. For clothes. For me only. My MIL and GMIL in law are here on the way North from Florida. Thus, the extra help.
* My husband has been in Maryland for two days and did a one day trip to Boston. His fligth home tonight has been delayed by 2 hours. SO much for not seeing him for three days.
* Vi loves to play the "Sleepy Baby" Game. You cover her up with a blanket and sing sleepy baby. And she goes nuts. Really.
* I may be in for a change at work. And this may be good.
* I went to the Prosthodontist today. My implant surgery is scheduled for July 7th. It's outpatient/conscious sedation. Awesome. Oh.. and it's going to be $4000 out of pocket.
* I've had a strange craving for Coconut Cream Pie.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

We had quite a nice Easter weekend. My family was upset that I didn't come and visit, but a 9 hour round trip in traffic with a toddler that doesn't like to sit was just too much for me (and my ears!).

Friday Vi's school was closed and P had the day off. I did not but decided to use a vacation day :) Since the weather was forecast to be warm, we went to the Toledo Zoo, about 50 minutes' drive. I had heard really good things about the zoo, and the Detroit Zoo was not as nice as it used to be due to mismanagement (pretty much like the rest of the city). Appartently other people had the same idea, because it was a 30 minute wait to turn into the parking lot. We unloaded and hit the exhibits. We saw the polar bear, the wolves (sleeping), the gorillas (V's favorite), the penguins (V attempted to throw her hat in, but we caught it just in time), elephants, meerkats, rhinos, giraffes (a baby giraffe), orangatangs, turtles. It really is a nice little zoo. P would lift V out of the stoller and carry her up close to the exhibits, and I would follow with the stoller. It worked out very well, and V was quite excited!

On Saturday we cleaned the house and P;s brother, girlfriend and his two teenage children had offered to come over for the Holiday. I also went to the gym that morning (score). P made a nice dinner - ham, mashed garlic potatoes, salad and I made deviled eggs. I wanted cheesecake for dessert, but P made fried Snickers bars.

Sunday the company was still here and I took V and I to 8:30 mass (no one else would go with us) It was very crowded. V was pretty well behaved. She sat nicely and ate her Cheerios until the beginning of the Homily. Then I let her walk around next to the pew, where she cried "no, mama". I took her out and let her run around the vestibule which she went nuts over, because it is SO FUN to run around in a church entry way! She kept walking by the church nursery door and wanting to go in, it was empty for the early mass. Finally I went in and she was delighted to play with the toys and I could hear mass via the speaker. Right before communion we went back to our seats and she kicked up a fuss. I took our stuff and carried her up to communion. She cried and fussed and tried to sit down. I took the wine (the host has gluten) and we left.

When we got home we gave V her basket. We have a great video of her tossing the toys and books, etc and going STRAIGHT for the candy. She has developed a taste for candy, despite us rarely giving her any at all. She loved jellybeans and when I wouldn't unwrap a mini-Hershey bar for her, she took it to all the adults to try and get someone to open it for her. The egg hunt (12 eggs) was a great success. I led her to the eggs and she eagerly picked it up and started looking for the next one.

All in all it was a good weekend.

Happy Easter!!