Monday, September 13, 2010

September Update

Things have been pretty busy around here. By the end of the day I'm too tired to think, let alone make a blog post! 1st trimester is definitely wearing me out. Thankfully it's over in a week, so maybe some energy will return. I hope! I'm 11 weeks now, 12 is usually considered 2nd trimester. Thankfully I haven't been nauseous or anything this time, just completely exhausted. I've been very hungry too, except I have a lot of food aversions and nothing we have in the house ever sounds good! Everything I'm craving is more restaurant food. Like Arby's chicken club sandwiches and Olive Garden. Yes, I have some expensive cravings this time around! Their salad and chicken fettuccine are so good! We've actually gone twice in the last couple months, but I don't see that trend continuing. It doesn't help that the boys have such a limited variety of foods they'll eat and Dan is never home at regular mealtimes because of his schedule. So I often don't have much motivation to make something just for myself. It's not like I'm gonna eat an entire hotdish and we've been running out of room in the fridge for extra containers lately. I still can't eat much ice cream. I had a bit at Mom's birthday party and it was ok but didn't taste the same. It's weird because I can eat candy and other sweets just fine, but ice cream tastes too sweet and is almost gross!

Dawson has preschool on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. He gets on the bus at 8:30am and comes home at noon. Tuesday they both have Occupational Therapy (OT) at 11am and then Speech at 2:30pm. Wednesday is OT at 2pm. Thursday is Speech at 2pm. Mondays I keep open for medical appointments and I often have OB appointments on Thursdays. Dawson has an allergy appointment this month too. His face broke out at the state fair in the horse barn, so I want to get some environmental testing done. He already reacts to bug bites too, so I want to see what we don't know know about. I'd prefer not finding out about anything else the hard way!

Dawson is looking so much older lately I think!
Tyler is looking a bit older too, but still has that cute baby face. He's so happy to be off chemo this week!
This is their favorite thing to do. They wait for each other at the end of the slide, so they tackle each other at the bottom. Such boys! Tyler stands more to the side, but Dawson usually ends up knocking him over anyway, resulting in giggles from them both. So cute!
Since Dawson has a trike now, Tyler seems to have decided he can claim his ride on toy back.
Dawson's trike
Spent this week asking around and finding out who carries adjustable waist jeans. I did find those brands at Once Upon a Child, so he has some that should fit him now. He currently has a few pairs that fit, but those don't match much of what he has because they're red and blue. Here's Tyler's skinniest pair of jeans. They used to be Dawson's, but he never wore them because they'd cut into his belly too much. Tyler can walk right out of them!
Got a few baby items last week. One being this swing. Got it off Craigslist. Tyler is still plenty under the 25 pound weight limit, so he got to try it out. Dawson wanted to sit in it but I told him that it's for a baby. He looked over at Tyler! He still thinks of him as Baby and even calls him that sometimes. We have that habit, trying to get away from that. I also got a Baby Papasan chair and a reclining space saver high chair from a friend. I just need a couple more things as far as baby gear.

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