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10 weeks on April 30, 2009

Posted by The Mom in Uncategorized.

I have been doing Wei.ght Wat.chers for 10 weeks & have lost 10% of my start weight. I have shrunk out of my pre pregnancy jeans & am nearly out of their replacements. One of the charity stores in town has 3 pairs of the next size down jeans & have held them til I can try them on on Tuesday. I plan to only rent them for a while because they are definitely a transition size.

I will also be bringing in the now too big clothes because if I keep them I expect/allow myself to “grow” back into them.


I got sloppy April 24, 2009

Posted by The Mom in allergies.

Coming up to J’s birth and the prospect of leaving D overnight I became very on top of always having his allergy meds with him. For a long time after J was born I had them with me whenever we were out of the house (the house is almost dairy free). 2 weeks ago he went with my sister & niece for a little while & when he came back I didn’t put his meds back in my bag.

On Tuesday we went to the local country estate. D & M played football for a while but stopped because D’s eyes were “atchy” (a cross between itchy & scratchy). We went for a little walk during which D started to cough. We promptly headed back to the car & came straight home. After Zirtek, ventolin & an ice pop (to take down the swelling in his throat) he returned to normal and no longer had a “bad voice”. It was scary. He wasn’t tested for hayfever/asthma etc when he was tested last year but clearly he needs to be.

What I realised in all of this, other than the importance of having the meds with us, is that I didn’t have a dispensing tool for the Zirtec in the bag. What good is an anti-histamine if you don’t have a syringe to measure out the required dose? There are now 2 2.5ml syringes in the bag with everything else, including the mini spacer & ventolin.

No drinking, please April 9, 2009

Posted by The Mom in Uncategorized.

We are visiting my parents for the weekend. When we visit we go swimming. Because J can be in pool for a shorter time than D, I bring a towel for J & a dressing gown for me. When J has had his swim I get out, put on the dressing gown, get him out (he stays with my mother or sister in the interim), wrap him in his towel & nurse him on the bank (about 8′ from the edge of the kids pool) while I watch D & his cousin swimming.

Today the pool was quite cold so we didn’t last long. Not long after J started having a drink, in the most discrete way possible, the life guard looked down at me (from on high) and the following conversation ensued:

LifeGuard: You are going to have to go into the changing room to do that.
Me: Excuse me?
LG: You are going to have to go into the changing room to do that, there are children around (waving toward the kids in the pool that wouldn’t notice me if I had a sign over my head)
Me: No I don’t
LG: I know you are feeding the baby but you are going to have to go into the changing room to do it.
Me: You can’t make me go anywhere
LG: You are going to have to go into the changing room to do that (slightly more forcefully this time), there are children around
Me: My son is in the pool & I am not leaving him
LG: Is there someone in there with him?
Me: My mother is but I am with him too & I am not leaving him.
LG: Listen, my boss will be on to me & I’ll get in trouble. You have to go into the changing room because there are children around.
Me: Go ahead & call your manager. You can’t make me go anywhere.

At this point I will add that while I am overwhelmingly pro breastfeeding I am not militant. I was more covered than the swimmers & did not want a fight.

He climbed down & walked to the other end of the pool where he was met by a woman who I presume was his manager. They chatted for a while & he went & sat on another bank of the pool. No one else came near me & when J was finished he sat up, sucked his fingers & we watched his brother swimming until J decided to poop on my lap, at which point we hastened our exit.

I have to say that I have now heard it all… I shouldn’t breastfeed my infant because there are children around 🙄

Phase II April 5, 2009

Posted by The Mom in Uncategorized.
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D is moving into his own room. There is a good chance he will come back into my bed more often than not but he will start the night in his own bed. The bed is ordered & the Spiderman bed clothes are sourced.

He is excited about the bedding & about the chair that he can store his costumes in (blanket box with a lid on it). We wil have to wait & see how the actual move goes down 🙂