My Fitness

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thinking About Hospital Stay #2

Just some quick thoughts I had today.

Learning from my experience with my first labor and delivery, I'm not letting anyone other than Felipe and Caleb into my hospital room when Baby M is born. Absolutely no one. About a week after I get home, depending on when I go home, I plan to have a "Come Visit the New Born" party at which point everyone will be allowed to come over and see the new little one for a couple of hours.

I don't know if hospitals allow older children to stay the night at the hospital. If not, then Felipe will stay with Caleb and only come see me for a couple of hours during my stay. -I'm perfectly fine with this. Caleb is welcome to stay during the whole L&D process but that is up to his daddy because Felipe would have to take charge of him. I'm not a screamer or anything else that Caleb might find disturbing, so he might just get excited about everyone getting excited. I'm not sure how much he'll understand at 17 months. He won't be able to go home with anyone because we co-sleep and that requires mommy or daddy to be present, I insist.

And final thought, Caleb is a big boy now. I hate breastfeeding. Caleb LOVES breastfeeding. I used to just feed him whenever because I felt that I had no other obligations so why not. But now I am simply tired of it. So I'm weaning him. But he doesn't like sweet foods like applesauce or yogurt. Today he ate a LOT of shredded cheese and chili (Hormel chicken chipotle).
Perfectly nutritious but odd. He also liked peanut butter bread. I used to only buy honey wheat bread but once I started sharing my bread with Caleb I, of course, could not give him bread with honey in it. Luckily we only have a few more months and he'll be out of the "danger zone" of honey-induced botulism.

Monday, February 14, 2011

This Past Weekend and Valentine's Day

This past weekend I was feeling really discouraged about Felipe's job hunt. Hopefully, he'll be off at OCS soon though.

While I was feeling so low, Felipe decided I just needed to get out of the house. Whenever I'm feeling so sad he likes to buy me something to try to cheer me up. This is the perfect time for a wife to take advantage of her husband's giving nature and get whatever crazy thing she's been wanting. Well, I did not take advantage of my husband and only let him buy me ONE shirt. It is beautiful:

At church and at our obgyn's office there are those children's play kitchen sets. At each location, Caleb has loved to play with them - there's so many knobs and buttons. I was really hoping to get one for Caleb whenever we came into some money. But on the way home from the mall we saw one on the side of the road with a "free" sign on it! So now we have one and we didn't even need to wait!
The stove even lights up and makes noises. Caleb loves it!

Then later that same day we sold our Vue for $5000! We sold it through craigslist.

And today is St. Valentine's Day. We celebrated this strange holiday with a picnic in the park. Caleb fell and hit his head a couple of times but I think he had fun too anyway. We got a bucket of KFC and ate it by a water fountain.

I wish I had gotten a pic of Felipe and me together but every time I tried the camera would mess up :/ I'll try again later.

This video is really boring:

This video is really funny and short:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Snow Days!

Caleb was sick when it snowed here over the weekend. But I thought he was better one morning and so I took him out in it. He loved it! Well, he loved it when I was holding him! He was fascinated by all the flakes falling as we stomped around outside.

Caleb is getting better and better. I expect he'll be perfectly fine in just a day or two!