Monday, November 19, 2007

And so it begins. These are the two little lines that tell me that things are about to get very interesting. Not really sure when I'm due exactly, but it does appear it will be sometime in July 08. My first OB appointment is on December 7, 2007 so we'll have a clearer picture of things then.

Monday, November 12, 2007

I've been thinking about New Year's resolutions lately. Not really sure why, considering it's only November, but thinking about them none-the-less. I've been starting to compile a list of things I would like to resolve to do come 2008. Here's my list so far.

1) Take better care of my skin, teeth & bones. Nothing shows one's age more than those 3 things. So in order to accomplish that, I'm going to floss more, use more sunscreen and work on my posture.

2) Teach by example. There is nothing worse than a parent preaching some concept to their kid, only to turn around and do the same thing they're preaching against. Welcome to my childhood.

3) Nurture my marriage. Sometimes the people you love the most get taken for granted. Or maybe that's just me that does that. Either way, it's time to nurture the relationship that means so much to me.

4) Read outside of my box. In college, I read textbooks. When I was pregnant, I read childbirth books. When I became a mom, I read parenting books. I've always been rather utilitarian with my reading, perhaps it's time for a good novel!

5) Work on my vegetable garden. We've been in our house for 4 years now, and every year I intend to get my garden going, and every year I wind up with just radishes and tomatoes. I really need to plant all the other seeds I have saved up.

6) Have the floor redone in our house. We keep putting it off, but it's really time. Hardwood in the dining room, living room & hallway. Cork flooring in the family room. Still haven't decided what the kid(s) room should have.

7) Go away for a vacation, without Xaelen. As of yet, we haven't left Xaelen with anyone overnight. Jamaica is really calling my name. Perhaps for our 5 year wedding anniversary in January.

8) Have Xaelen sleep in his room, by himself, the whole night, without waking. Is this possible? I really really really need this to be possible.

I'll keep adding to this list as more ideas develop.

I wonder whose cheeks he has?

This is my favorite picture currently. I just want to eat him up!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

18 Month Check Up Issues

Yesterday Xaelen visited the Dr. to have his wellbaby visit. Usually, everything is peachy keen and we go about our business. This particular visit was less than stellar. First they checked his weight and height. He is now 32.5 inches tall (50th Percentile) and 23 lbs (10th Percentile). Here's the issue, he was 23.5 lbs at his 15 month check up. He actually lost weight. How is it possible that this chubby cheeky monkey is losing weight?!?! I am guessing this might have something to do with the amount of exercise this kid is getting. Adazm takes him to the disc golf course daily and there is usually no stroller involved. That would be easily 1-2 miles of walking during their 1.5 hour visit to the course. Not to mention the visits to the zoo, the swimming time, the running around in circles for no good reason time.

The other thing the doctor brought up was a potential heart murmur that she is hearing. How come they never noticed it before? I was told to call Children's Hospital Cardiology department and schedule an appointment. I called. Left a message. Waiting for a call back.
I am hopeful that this is just a precaution and everything will be just fine. I hope. I hope. I hope.
On a lighter note, Xaelen is a talking machine. He repeats everything he hears. He even tried repeating the words from a song on the radio - "Don't bring me down... down down down down down.. " So cute! I'll try and post viedeo of his chatter as soon as I figure out how.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

18 Month - Picture Slideshow

Where did all the time go??

My little family

My little family
Mama bear, Papa bear & Xaelen bear

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San Diego, California, United States
I'm gLobey, also known as Rita, also known as Mama. I'm a married mother of two awesome boys named Xaelen (age 3) and Quillan (9 months). They are super cute! My other half is Adazm, he's quite cute too.

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