Sunday, September 30, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Needless to say, Turner was throwing one fit after another and not minding at all. Kelly and the kids came over with pizza beforehand and we had an hour before we needed to leave. I think I took Turner to his room 3 times with the spanking spoon in that 1 hour. I called Mimi crying and they came and picked him up. It broke my heart, but I knew that I couldn't take him and ruin everyone's night. I just pictured me carrying him around the Forum kicking and screaming all the way. I also think he has to learn that there are consequences to his actions. He was given a ton of chances, and he was very sad to not be able to go.
I am doing a bible study right now one the book "Don't make me count to three" by Ginger Plowman and it is a great book about getting to the "heart" of the childs behavior and focusing on that instead of just wanting the outside package to look all pretty and neat. I am trying to handle things differently and this book uses totally different approaches than ones I have used in the past. It is good stuff!! I definitely recommend the book!
Even though the night didn't start off as I would have liked, the rest of the kids enjoyed the show and I am glad we were able to go.
I think I titled this post wrong--three paragraphs on disciplining Turner and one sentence about Disney on Ice:)
Thursday, September 13, 2012
I am not a teacher and had a difficult time trying to teach Turner. He knows his letters, recognizes them, but just has a hard time writing them. He can trace them perfectly, and then you have him do it on his own and he can't remember. But today he had me go upstairs with him. He wrote his name completely on his own without me writing it first, with the exception of the "e". We practiced that a few times but he knew that letter came next. So proud of him! We have been working hard and I know he was thrilled with himself as well:)
Saturday, September 8, 2012
At first I was very nervous. I had been tested for a clotting disorder and it had come back positive. The doctor told me I needed to take an aspirin and folguard daily before I became pregnant and throughout the pregnancy. Well, since I wasn't planning on having anymore, I never started taking the meds. So I was so scared that I had messed up and that this baby would result in another miscarriage. I am 13 weeks today and so far everything is going great! I had a little spotting Thursday night and was a nervous wreck, but the quick trip to the doctor yesterday ended in me getting my very first baby picture in 4D, who has a healthy heart rate of 157!
I hadn't started blogging when I was pregnant with M and T, so I am looking forward to being able to document everything throughout this journey. The past two weeks I have felt pretty good and the past two days I have had a TON more energy. I hope this is how the 2nd trimester is going to stay! In the beginning I stayed sick, and just completely exhausted. I can't tell you how many times I just passed out on the couch with M and T wide awake running around. I have never done that before, but just couldn't seem to keep my eyes open. Zofran has been a miracle drug to help with nausea and I am so thankful for it. It is probably the reason that I gained TEN pounds this past MONTH! I about died while getting weighed yesterday. I definitely have to slow down or will be in a lot of trouble in a few months. With Turner, I threw up the WHOLE time, and I always said that if I hadn't I would have been as big as a house. I kind of like to eat while pregnant, and since I am not as sick anymore (Praise the Lord), I am going to have to be more careful!
A few thoughts on my plans for this pregnancy (which I am reserving the right to change my mind at any time!!!):
-I don't want to find out what we are having. Kevin wants to know. Ultrasound tech told me yesterday that I am the patient and she won't tell either of us anything unless I ask her to. Sorry Kevin:)
-I don't want to be induced this time. I would love to go in labor on my own.
-Kevin THINKS he is naming this baby. He says that I named Turner and at that time I told him if we ever had another one, he could pick out the name. I totally don't remember anything about that conversation:)
-We are trying to decide if we should try and move or turn the playroom upstairs into Maddie's room. Either way, we have a lot of work ahead of us and need to figure it out soon. Been praying that God makes it clear whatever we are supposed to do!!
-The kids are so so excited!! I think we waited until 11 weeks to tell them and they were thrilled. Maddie has been saying she wants a brother and Turner has said both.
Both of our families are very excited for us and Kevin and I are both excited as well. Kevin is never home right now, so I will be glad when football season is over. It has been a crazy crazy few months but we are definitely blessed beyond measure and realize that every single day!!!
Monday, September 3, 2012
I LOVE all these kiddos! Most of these buddies have been friends since birth! These are some of the kids of our friends in Sunday School. After church last night we went to the gym for our ice cream social. We decided to put the kids at one table so all the adults could sit together at another. Love our Church, Love our Sunday School Class, and love all of our kiddo's little friends!! So Blessed!
Saturday, September 1, 2012
We had a big time this morning at the Delta Fair! It is amazing how much money is spent there in such a short period of time. My kids loved the rides, the food, the petting farms, the shows, and even walked the entire time without begging to sit down or be held. I realized that we no longer have a stroller for either of them. Turner has gotten too big for our Sit N Stand, so I was a little worried about them whining....but they were golden!! I also realized without the stroller, I don't want to lug around my big camera and case. So today we are stuck with phone pics. I am thinking a small camera might be on my Christmas wish list this year.
We are starting a new month and I have to do better on my blogging. August wiped us all out and I am hoping for an easier month. We are getting used to our morning routine of getting everyone ready for the day and we have all adjusted to having Aubry here with us-we love her!! The kids can't get enough of her and some days Maddie will cry saying she doesn't want to go to school and miss anything we do at home. Which trust me.....lately hasn't been much!
The fair was fun and we are looking forward to enjoying the rest of our weekend! Everyone will be home on Monday and it will be nice to hopefully do nothing and relax!