Sunday, June 26, 2011

All About Bray!

I thought that I would write this blog and dedicate it to Bray and what all he is doing now.  He is 23 months and in a couple weeks will turn the big 2!! It is so crazy to think that he is almost 2, I feel like I just brought him home from the hospital.  I miss the baby stage when they depend on you for he is walking, talking, and throwing I guess you could say we have hit the terrible 2's.  It is his way or he will throw his tantrum know matter where we are, and I know this is normal but sometimes it is hard to deal with.
He is talking so much now and his new phrase is "I want that" or "I want more that".  His other favorite word is "mine"!!

We are working on sharing his toys with his friends and learning to play nice.

 He likes to call me "Mawcie" and not mommie because of my father in law!! He thought it was funny to teach him my name and now he will not call me mommie.

He also likes to pretend to be daddie and sit in his chair.  Since Matt is home in the summer and watches Bray he is very attached to daddie.  Every time I go in his room to get him up he is always asking "where daddie?" with his hands out looking around.

He loves to go to the pool and drink the  I tell him to keep his mouth closed but he thinks it is funny to drink the water...YUCK!!

He is obsessed with animals...dogs, cats, monkeys, horses, cows...etc. The only problem is that he calls just about any animal that is in a field a "oofalo" because he loved the buffalo at his great grandpas.

He calls airplanes "choos choos" for some reason.

He will only watch "hot dog" aka Mickey Mouse on TV.  This is the theme for his 2nd birthday party!

He loves to run!! He thinks it is funny to run away from us and run into the street. I get so freaked out when he does this and it is hard to get him to see it is not safe. We are working on that one though.

He will only wear his croc shoes or his vans....he does not like to wear his nike shoes.

He loves trucks!

He loves his special night night blanket.

He no longer uses a papi and I will admit I am a little sad because he looked to cute with one  It just means he is growing up way too fast!

He loves to clean, he normally always has a wipie or a clothe cleaning the furniture.

He is down to one nap a day and still likes to sleep in some days.

He can count 2, he forgets 1!!

He loves babies and I know he will make a great big brother when we decide to have another child.

It feels so good typing everything about Bray at this time because it makes me proud of how he is growing up and what he is learning.  I am going to start doing more of these to look back and remember what he was doing and at what age.  I cannot wait until his party and I am excited to start school soon to learn more about photography! Hoping to get some practice soon and post some new pictures! If anyone out there would like to share what programs they use to edit photos I would love to hear from you!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

A Little Frustrated!

I have been having some health issues and I want to be fixed! I have had some stomach problems again so I went to the doctor and they did some blood work and found out that I have hyperthyroidism!! What the heck??!!??  So they told me to go to my regular doctor and get it treated...I went today and thought I would get some pills and fill better but of course that sounded too easy.  I had to have more blood work done to determine if I can be treated there or if I need to go see an endocrinologist.  I thought that this may be why I have been so exhausted and not feeling well but the doctor said that is probably not the case.  This is what makes me frustrated...I do not have that many signs of hyperthyroidism, I have more of hypo than hyper...I am just feeling lost and want to be fixed.  I feel like I have no energy to do things and that affects how I take care of Brayden and what we do as a family.  I always want to nap, my stomach hurts, I am sick to my stomach, or I just feel like crap.  I feel bad because I always complain about something but I do not feel anyone understands how I really feel.  I am exhausted by the end of the work day and don't want to do anything when I get home but go to bed. I want to workout but I have no energy to do it.  I want to take naps but that is not always possible.  Today I was very tired and when we got home from the doctor I took a 2 hour nap!! I felt really good after my nap but then we went out to eat and it made me feel sick so we ended up not taking Bray to swim and I felt bad.  I hate that we plan things around how I feel and my naps...I want to be fixed!! So I am crossing my fingers that the blood work comes back and we can get a plan together to fix me.  Hoping I do not have to go to the endocrinologist.

Sorry for the frustrating blog today but it feels good to let it all out, I know it could be worse but I hate that this is hurting how I live day to day.  

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Party, Work, Stress...Lots Going On!!

WOW!! It has been awhile since I have written a blog!! I have had so much going on lately that I have not had time to sit down to type my blog.  First of all one main reason I was not blogging was that we were throwing my mom a surprise birthday party so I had been getting ready for that and I did not want to blog about it which was hard because I was so excited yet stressed about it.  My aunt flew into town and so did my moms best friend from high school.  My aunt came in on a friday and the party was not until saturday evening so we had to keep her hidden so we did not run into my mom anywhere.  The party was such a success, she was surprise and mad at first because she said her house was not clean enough to have wonder where I get my  cleaning anxiety from, thanks mom!! Anywho we had tricked my mom into thinking she was going to my brothers house to do presents then they were going to go out to eat.  Well, when she got to his house my aunt opened the door and my mom was so shocked.  She then walked inside the house and saw Matt, Brayden, me, and Matts parents.  Her friend then walked down the stairs and asked for some more could not believe that they both flew in to see her.  Then about 20 minutes later people started showing up and we had mom open the door for everyone.  She loved her party and was excited to have everyone there.  I was relieved to have the party done because it was stressful getting everything planned out and worrying about letting something slip to her about the party.  It was nice too because I got to spend time with my mom, aunt, and her best friend on Monday...we had a little girls time that was much needed!!

Everything else was going great because we are getting ready to go on vacation, then we have Brayden's party in July, and I start my photography class.  There is a lot to look forward too.....BUT...and yes that is all caps because Matt hurt his back yet AGAIN!!! Of course he can workout to P90X but he can lift Bray into a cart and hurt his back.  So this past Friday after my stomach doctor appointment (thats a whole other issue going on), I had to take Matt to his back doctor for an injection.  We get there thinking they are going to give him an injection which is what he normally gets to help his back but that was not what happened when we got there.  The doctor saw how bad his back was and wanted an MRI before injecting him.   So off we went to get an MRI and now he has to wait until Wednesday to get the results to determine if his back has gotten worse which would mean surgery or that he is ok to just get an injection.  We are hoping for the injection but I know its only a matter of time before he needs surgery.  His back was so bad it took him about 30 minutes to get out of bed and he almost fell in the kitchen because his back and leg was cramping.  So having this happen is stressful because he cannot help me with Brayden and now I will have to take him to daycare while I am at work.  Too much going on at once stresses me out way too much!!  I still have to buy everything for Bray's party and get stuff done before we go out of town.  I feel like I need to clone myself just to get everything done!

I am hoping this next week goes well...I know I am excited to get my hair done on Tuesday and get it more blonde!!  I love my hair color now but I want a little brighter and then I will go darker again in the fall.  Getting my hair done always makes me feel better! Plus I was able to order some new clothes and they come in this week...just crossing my fingers everything fits because it is so hard to buy online since you cannot try the clothes on.   I am also hoping to figure out my tummy problems, I have to go get some bloodwork done on monday and see if any of the tests tell us anything...

Well I am off to bed...hoping to write more often but I cannot promise is a picture of my mother and I at her party!!