Wednesday, June 27, 2007


So I'm breastfeeding. Jack is 6mos old and I still have not had my cycle return. This is a good thing and a bad thing all at the same time. I mean, I don't think I need to explain to you why I think it's a good thing, especially if you're a woman but it's a bad thing because I was hoping to be able to start ttc #3. I want my last 2 children to be close in age and the closer the better. I have my reasons.

One being I worry about getting pregnant at my age because in the ttc world I already have one foot in the grave. This never really would've bothered me until I had my pregnancy with Jack and they kind of freaked me out putting me through rounds of testing. Yikes!

Two, although I love being pregnant, I want to get this out of the way.

And three, I want the two to be close. Friends close. Not that they can't be "friend" close further apart but they will be more on the same page closer together.

Anyhow, I've been watching my cycle very carelessly. We haven't had protected sex once since Jack has been born because I don't care if I get pregnant. I've taken my temperature (my choice of birth control) a handful of times just to note whether or not I ovulated. In the past I could always feel when I ovulated so I figured I would probably feel it again. So, I think it was Saturday the I last took my temperature, although I'm not 100%, it could've been Friday, whatever, it was 97.2 which tells me that I had not ovulated. This morning I get up and I think to take my temperature and it's 97.9 indicating ovulation. I did not feel ovulation this time and I'm bummed (not terribly bummed being as how Jack is only 6mos old) to think I may have missed my first month ttc because I wasn't more on top of things. Thing is though, I don't know when I ovulated. My best guess would be either yesterday or Monday. The only time we had sex was last night so I'm hoping I ovulated yesterday. I guess I'll know in about 2wks.

Bottom line here: God knows what I can handle.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A weird phone call

You'll never guess who called me yesterday. My ex mother-in-law. It's funny how she called me right after her family had a get-together. She said that she found out my new last name from last year's Christmas card and she called information to get my number. Now, maybe this is true but I have a feeling that ex gave her my number when he saw her on Sunday. I'm sure she asked and he handed it right over but she wouldn't tell me that.

It was an odd conversation. I mean, I always did get along with ex's parents and I even said to Bill one day that it was shame that I didn't / couldn't keep in touch with them but there were long pauses where she didn't know what to say so I had to keep filling in the blanks. She called me and I had to keep coming up with the topic of conversations. Mainly b/c so much time has passed so there's not a ton we can talk about plus the fact that she's my ex-husband's mother but it was nice to hear from her. I will admit though, I was a bit relieved my dad called on the other line and it was time to end the conversation.

I have a feeling that that won't be the last time that I hear from her since she was the one who went of her way to get my phone number and made the first call in probably 3yrs. We'll see.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Sitting and crawling

Jack has become real good at sitting these days. He's no pro at it just yet as he still loses his balances from time to time but he's close, real close.

And he's trying to crawl. He gets up on his hands and knees and rocks now, sometimes he goes forward and sometimes he goes backwards. I can't believe how quickly he's learning right now.

Before I know it, he'll be pulling himself up and taking his first steps.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Jack's 6 mos check-up

6 MONTHS!!!!

Today Jack weighed 17 lbs 4 ozs (50%) and he was 26 1/4" long (45%).
His head circumference was 44cm (50%).

They were real happy to know that he was still on breastmilk. He has a touch of eczema which they weren't too worried about. He also had more vaccinations today that he did real well with. Each time now he seems to cry less and less.

Also, I found out today that a boy will have grown to have of his adult height by the time he's 2. So when Jack's 2, I'll be able to double his height for an indication of how tall he'll be full grown. Interesting I thought.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


We're on vacation this week with MumC and Brian up at Bethany Beach in Delaware and the weather has been so-so.

The first day we were here the weather was nice, beautiful even. Jack had his first day at the beach that day. He seemed to like it but then again he likes being outside. He got to dip his toes in the water and sit in the sand. As soon as MumC sat him in the sand he got a whole handful of the stuff. I didn't care for that so much because he eats his hands still and now they were covered in sand. Bleck. He even got to take a nap on the beach in the stroller. However, all good things must end and that's when I felt the first few drops of drizzle. At that point, we packed up and went back to the condo but not before I burned my shoulders pretty good. 3 days later and they still hurt.

We got some great pics! I can't wait to download them (I didn't bring my USB cord for the camera).

We've been out to dinner every night except for tonight and MumC made us spaghetti. It was so good but now I feel full as a tick. It was my best meal all week!

Tomorrow Shannon, Ronnie, Kyle and Ainsley are coming over and we will spend the day with them before heading home on Saturday so that Austin can spend Sunday (Father's Day) with his dad.

I'm going to wrap this up now. Goodnight!

Monday, June 11, 2007

5th Grade Graduation

My first baby is already graduating 5th grade!! I said it before and I'll say it again, "How time flies!"

Today was Austin's graduation. I'm so proud of him. He's so proud of himself. He looked so grown up in the suit that he HAD to wear with the tie that Billy gave him to wear...awwww...

I'm a little upset that the camera decided to act up today and all the pics we got were really dark. Now I need to call ex to see if they got any real good pics of Austin graduating.

The ceremony freaked Jack out. Everytime everyone clapped he cried. Anyhow, we're off to the beach now!!

Thursday, June 7, 2007


Today is Ainsley's birthday. Ainsley is my niece and she's turning one year old. I was at her birth and I remember it like it was yesterday. She was a couple weeks early so she was just a tiny little thing weighing around 5 1/2lbs but she had the longest feet and fingers any newborn (other than her brother) I have ever seen. She was also covered in vernix, you know that white sticky stuff that protects the newborn skin from the amniotic fluid. A baby born at 40wks doesn't have this but the earlier they are born, the more they have, she seemed to have a lot.

Alas, she already one! How the time flies. Happy Birthday to my beautiful (and only) niece, Ainsley! xoxoxo