Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thursday rambling

Baby #2 Updates:
  • I am 28 weeks, 5 days now. 
  • My next OB appointment is June 6.  I hoped and planned to go with my friend Britt since we are both going to the same OB (80 mile drive) and our schedules have been off until now since she is on her weekly appointments.  But, she is already having some contractions and making progress, so I'm doubting she will still be pregnant by then even though her due date is June 15.
  • My physical therapy has really been helping my hip pain and they cut me back to one session per week.  I am also sleeping with a pillow under my bump now for support which helps immensely.
  • Still no name, still working on it!
  • My friend Jess is planning a shower for me tentatively the weekend of June 16/17.
  • I ordered some fun new summer maternity tops last night.  Motherhood Maternity was having a sale, that for clearance items it was BOGO and other tops were buy 3, get the 4th free, so I ordered 6 new tops. 
Austin Updates:
  • Austin is 3 years, 4 months now. 
  • He is still full of energy and always keeping us on our toes.
  • He has been extremely stubborn and opinionated lately, gee I wonder where he gets that from? Some days he drives me crazy!
  • At the same time sometimes he can be mild and well behaved, I can never predict how he will be though, it's anyone's guess.
  • He still has certain words/terms for things even if we tell him the right way to say something.  Like my Mom is always "Papa" which she is okay with since I think she finds in endearing in light that my Dad passed away so she is Grandma and Papa.  He can totally say the word Grandma, and we always tell him that she is Grandma, but he calls her Papa.  For candy he says something between "can-can" and "tin-tin", and suckers are "Popsicles" which I think he associated with the word lollipop. 
  • He loves pretend play right now.  He is always pretending to be a doggy.  Sometimes he will be a kitty, bird or froggy, but mostly sticks with doggy- my poor deprived pet-less boy!
  • He loves to play games and is really into Candyland now.  He also loves Mario Kart Wii, and is really getting very good at it now, like scary good for a 3 year old. 
  • His transition to big boy bed went way better than we ever anticipated.  He loves it and sleeps well in it.  He seems to not grasp that he can get up on his own because when he wakes up he always calls for us to come and get him.  I'm okay with that though because I don't have to worry about him wandering the house alone, or trying to come in our room and get into bed with us.  The only down side is he wakes me up to take him to the bathroom, but it's really not that big of a deal to me. 

Other life updates:
  • We missed out on another job.  This time it was a BLM job in Buffalo, WY.  Dustin interviewed for it, but it was kind of advertised funny, so we wondered if they already had a person in mind for it. 
  • We are still looking forward to applying for the Fort Collins Forest Service job, and are now kind of hoping the announcement is delayed a couple more weeks so he wouldn't have to start until after the baby is born in case he gets it.  They actually posted the call for applications, but then pulled it back down as they said there was some problem with how they did it.  We still haven't seen the revised announcement.
  • The nice thing about knowing about the Buffalo job is now I can move forward with preparing for the arrival of the baby.  I have been in a little bit of limbo since packing to move and packing up a room for storage means different strategies.  We will be in our current location until at least after she is born so I can proceed with readying our office room for Austin and transforming his current room back into a nursery.
  • I am about half way through my current book club book A Prayer for Owen Meany.  I read it back in high school, but it's fun to reread it. 


  1. Fun post! :)

    I think it's them being 3. Marlee has been so defiant sometimes lately...and driving me crazy! lol

    Can't wait to hear her name! :)

    Boo for not getting the buffalo job! Then we could have met up since there's a bigger town in the middle.

  2. Thanks for the updates!!

    Devon is definitely the same way with her bed. She's been in it since she was 20 months old and she still won't leave it in the middle of the night. I'm glad for it though for the same reasons you are.

    That's super adorable that Austin calls his grandma Papa. Eric's dad passed away in 2008 and I know his mom would feel a bit like your mom I'm sure. She loves it when Devon talks about Grandpa Trigstad; especially since she never met him.

    I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well and I'm glad you have been able to keep your hip pain under control!

  3. First time visiting your blog and commenting on it; how exciting to be planning for a new baby and having a precious son too! That was about the age range between our kids,3-1/2 years. Sorry about the job, but I have to agree, trying to move and get ready for a baby could be overwhelming.

    have a great weekend!



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