This week has been a pretty average week, so I'm just going to share scattered thoughts, since none of them amount to a post on their own:
--It's Claudy's spring break! Which is great for him, but too-responsible me has told my work that I'd go in for full days. I'm not looking forward to working all day while my boys are at home...but it will help save up for the new baby. I guess I should look on the bright side and be grateful my work allows me to get extra hours. And, I normally get home later at night (because of going in late in the afternoons) so it will be great to get off at 5pm and have an entire evening all together. If any of you know of fun, evening activities we could go to as a family, let me know!
--The weather has been fabulous. For the first of March it's been high 50's...and with the sun out it's felt like pure spring. I took Carter to the park and he had forgotten that he likes slides...or perhaps they're too daunting this early in the season. Instead, he fancied himself with chasing/throwing wood chips at me.
--Carter has discovered "Spider Man" on netflix. Oh, boy. Like we need him whining for yet ANOTHER TV show. Sometimes I hate TV...it's great when I need to get dinner done, but then I wish he'd forget about it cuz he always wants it on and thinks I'm a bad guy for making him play. Why is it soo addicting??
--I had my monthly OBGYN appointment (28 weeks). I've finally gained enough weight! After only gaining 5 pounds in the first 24 weeks, I gained six pounds in the last month. And, I've felt it. I wish it would be slow and steady instead of BAM here I am! But, I was sooo relieved. I'd rather be a whale, than think that my baby isn't healthy/growing enough. I also had an ultrasound to check the placenta fluids and all is well, so that is no longer a concern either. PHEW! I also passed the glucose test (with Carter I failed it the first time and was borderline even on the second test.) And, to top it all off I got to see sweet Calvin in the ultrasound again and he held up a #1 sign with his hand. So fun.
--I feel dumb, but I JUST discovered that the Provo Towne Mall has a play place for kids. We always drove up to Orem. But, I have to say I like this one even better. The Orem one I think is for older kids. Plus, this area is confined. Carter ran off at the Orem one and half scared me to death. It took Claudy and I like ten minutes to find him and I was certain someone had stolen him because they wanted an adorable toddler. Carter loves it and so do I! Thanks to my friend Colette for telling me about it a few weeks ago. Her son and mine had fun playing...and she spoiled us with his first carousel ride at the end...plus we topped it off with french fries and lemonade. Carter was in heaven! We've been back multiple times since.
--We were so incredibly blessed! My mini laptop bit the dust a few weeks ago. While I should have expected as much, since it wasn't that expensive, I was devastated. We only have the two laptops, and Claudy is constantly on his for school. It's where all my recipes are, it allows me to blog, and I take it with me to UFAN meetings to take notes. It's been my companion and I shuddered to think what it'd be like with no Internet access (since my phone doesn't have it either.) THANKFULLY a very kind-hearted, generous fellow at my work's IT department fixed it for free. I gave him some snickerdoodles, but that definitely can't repay him for his awesomeness. Thank goodness for kind people!!!!
--Carter had his first rice krispy treat! He passed the prick test or gelatin (which is in marshmallows). Normally, I wouldn't dare give him something until he's passed both the prick and patch allergy test...but I just couldn't contain myself. And, he seemed to have no bad reactions to it. It was fun to have a treat the whole family could have that didn't include some expensive gluten-free flour mix. We did sub out coconut oil for butter, but other than that it felt pretty average...which was great!
Onto another great week!