Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Little Brag Time

Alright, what better place to brag about Jaelyn than on my blog, that's what I started it for right? So last Friday we started potty training and I'm proud to announce that 9 days later (today) we have been accident free for 3 days. Friday (which was one week) I picked her up from school and she had NO accidents and even slept at nap time in her oh so favorite Little Mermaid panties. She has continued her accident free streak since then and has done and AWESOME job telling us every time she has to go potty!

These last three days we've been out to Peter Piper Pizza, playing outside, hanging at the neighbors, Red Robin, Daddy's work, and Target and have not had an accident!At Target today she informed me that she had to go potty so we checked out and ran to the bathroom and she went potty, she's doing so good, even on the big potty. I don't want to jinx myself, but I'm pretty proud of my little monster!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

2 Year Check Up

Jaelyn had her 24 month dr appointment yesterday and was a little ham through the whole thing. The doctor barley had to ask any questions about her development because Jaelyn was talking her ear off. Here are her stats:

Weight - 26.8 pounds (50%)
Height - 35.43 inches (85%)

The doctor said it was good that her height was more than her weight...Marc said he wished that were true for the rest of us :) During the routine check up the doctor became shocked and asked us how long Jaelyn had been sick for?? We were a little confused because she had just been coughing a little over the last couple days. Apparently she has a serious ear infection that the doctor said would have landed us in Urgent Care this weekend. She hasn't been acting like her ear is bothering her at all, although last night she got a hold of my ice pack and held it to her ear for a little bit. Other than that, she is the same old crazy Jaelyn.

Speaking of crazy Jaelyn, we started potty training yesterday at approximately 11am (after our hour wait at Walgreen's for her medicine)! Well, I'm not proud to report that after approximately 23 hours we've had 5 accidents and one success!! We are trying a 3-day potty training plan that I found on, basically for three days we stay home, she is naked from the waist down and we watch for signs of having to go potty. Then when we leave the house she wears just light pants and no diaper, and yes the daycare has agreed to this. Yesterday I caught her in the corner going #2 but successfully whisked her to the potty without a drop...until after she said she was finished and went back to the corner for round two! We tried to nap without a diaper (my bad) and had one accident before she fell asleep and one as she woke up. After that we decided to go outside and play with the neighbors, with shorts on and no diaper and she decided to pee in the neighbors garage on his workout carpet...of all places! I'm proud to report that this morning when we woke her up, her diaper was dry and about an hour after being up she ran over to her potty and went pee! We all celebrated and cheered for her, she was so proud. Since then we've had one MAJOR accident where she screamed and cried like she was being hurt!! We're all cleaned up and calmed down and waiting for the next opportunity! Here's a pictures of her during the process...who can resist this cute little bottom :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Berry Cobbler & Weekend Fun

We had a fun filled weekend that felt busy, busy, but it was so nice to finally have Marc home for a whole weekend. Saturday consisted of shopping and then attending my college roommate Meghan's wedding shower. I'll be a plump little bridesmaid coming up on April 9th, but look forward to enjoying the festivities with her! We topped our Saturday night off with date night and went and saw Alice in Wonderland in 3D. I enjoyed the movie, however, 3D is just not my thing...I think I'll stick to 2D.

Saturday we caught up with old friends (wow, I sound so old saying that) who we haven't seen in 3 years or so. We went to college together and had the misfortune (or fortune) of running in to Austin on one of his routine calls as a firefighter...unfortunately the call was when Jaelyn and I got in our car accident back in January! With that aside, we had a fun little play date at their house, with a wonderful lunch (yes, I had three helpings), girl play time, a trip to the park, and a scrumptious dessert (what? I made it, I have to brag). Krista and Austin have a daughter Ki, Jaelyn and Ki managed to ignore one another enough while Jaelyn strutted around Ki's playroom claiming everything as hers. The girls did great with no naps all day and Jaelyn was passed out in the car before we even left the neighborhood. Both Krista and I are expecting, 2 weeks apart, so it was fun sharing our "joys" of pregnancy! I wish I would have thought to take some pictures of our fun day, but at least I got some shots of the dessert :) (Please try not to be jealous of my photography skills). I kind of picked apart a few recipes to make this experiment, I'll post what I did below.

Berry Cobbler
¾ Cup Water
2 Tablespoons Corn Starch
¼ Cup Sugar
3 Cups Berries – Strawberries, blueberries, & Blackberries
Combine ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to boil. Cook for 1 min. Add Berries, stir and put into pie pan.

¾ Cup Flour
¾ Cup Brown Sugar (packed)
¾ Cup Oatmeal
¾ Cup Butter
Combine ingredients in a bowl, mix and top over berry mix.
Bake 350 for 25-30 min.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Today I'm 23 Weeks and I had Marc take a picture of me this morning. You would think with this being my second pregnancy I would get use to these belly shots but I find them somewhat awkward, although necessary. So here's a pic...
Along with my second pregnancy I'm attempting (again) to be a green thumb! After an unsuccessful attempt at growing my own vegetables last year, I'm taking baby steps, one plant at a time. I have to say so far not so bad...I got a cherry tomato plant at Costco a few weeks ago and I'm proud to report we have life! Not to jinx it, but it has rained so much these last couple weeks, I think good old mother nature is on my side! I think I have about 7 tomato's in sprout.

I have my first full session of physical therapy tomorrow...keep your fingers crossed they can get my spine back to it's normal position...this is getting a little too painful!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

22 Weeks...Tomorrow

If there is one thing I'm good's eating Cadbury Mini Eggs, even when I'm not pregnant I love these things!

Anyway, being pregnant certainly has it's joys and hardships. I love the feeling of the baby kicking and moving, I love the fact that I crave vegetables and somewhat healthy food, I love the continuous growing belly and as of tonight I love water aerobics :) I headed to the gym for some low impact water aerobics, although very exhausted at the moment, I enjoyed the chance to move around and not feel the aches and pains. I'm sure tomorrow will bring a different story. I'm in search of a cure to my annoying sciatic pain, it gets worse and worse by the day (minute) and apparently, according to my Internet research, all that mopping and vacuuming I did on Sunday was probably not a good idea! So if there are any of the 1% of pregnant women out there who get sciatic pain and dying to share their relief tips, I'm all ears...if not I'll continue this venture on my own.
Back to the water aerobics, I have one small bathing suit! I'm cheap and don't want to buy a new one, so do I
1) continue wearing the "tankini" that is too big that I have to safety pin at the side on the top to keep from falling down, but that the bottom half (of the top) is continuously above my belly in the water anyway and have to keep tugging at it or
2) be THAT pregnant lady wearing a bikini?

Are these really my options...? Yikes!