Family Starter Kit: (Includes 2 Gallom Cans on Hard Winter Wheat, 2 Gallon Cans of White Rice, 1 Gallon Can of Pinto Beans and 1 Gallon Can of Quick Oats) $23.70
Black Beans: 1 Gallon Can $4.25/ can
White Beans: 1 Gallon Can $4.15/can
5 Gallon Water Jugs: $4.76/jug
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Max 1 month stats:
Holding head up for a short time.
Rold over last night for the first time!
Weight 10lbs. 11 oz.
Down to one night feeding at the most.
Despite the extra work- Max is soo cute, and James has become cute to me again ( he was a little devil for awhile and therefore not in any way cute.) When they can play together I know they will have so much fun.
For those of you who said that I "looked good" after labor- thanks for your comments- but it was all planned. I looked like Death after James so I was determined to get cleaned up before this Labor. I was also induced so I had it all scheduled. The labor was less then 2 hours and I pushed through 3 contractions. Can it get any easier?? Healthy baby, Heathly mom, I left the hospital after 24 hours and haven't looked back. It was a total miracle birth and we feel soo blessed.
Life has totally flipped itself upside down though!! Here are some reasons why:
#1 Reason: Baby Max
#2 Reason: My husband has declared himself as a Biology major (Even though he already has a Finance degree.) Rob is now an aspiring dentist!! Can anyway say: "I am almost 30, I hate my job, what am I going to do for the rest of my life Crisis"?? Good luck- I am behind you a 100%, but am now a single mom 85% of the week.
#3 Ken & Kamie (robs brother) are moving back to SacTown! Ken is taking a job with Neillo Jaquar and their Mapelton house is for sale! I am soo sad to see them go- but I am so happy for them too. I will join you soon. The thought of this winter approaching makes me ill so I will visit for the whole months of January and February if that is okay!
#4 James is now a defiant Toddler with mischevious faces and the ability to say: "No way Mom!" and run away while I am helplessly feeding baby. A guy at a store the other day told me to buy a leash because it will decrease the running after him and yelling factor. What a jerk.
#5 I cant go to the gym with the little guy until he is 3 months old so I am feeling the effects of a saggy, atrophied body and miss the endorphine effect on my brain.
#6 Rob bought a cruise to Mexico in Nov/Dec. We are going with friends Lizza and Jared. You'd think this would be a good thing right??!! But you dont have a breast feeding 3 1/2 month old you need to leave behind. I will be running to the nearest fig tree to hide while I pump my milk. Sounds stressful mentally to leave my babe. Thanks for the suprise trip.
On The Bright Side:
#1 I have 2 CUTE, healthy kids
#2 I have a permanent residence in Cali at K & K's house.
#3 My husband could be a Dentist and get us all free dental work.
#4 I have my whole life to explore and travel- so what If I have to be a home body for 3 months while baby is little.
#5 I bought a Zooper double stroller that will save my life. It is coming in the mail tomarrow- equipped with inflatable tires, and full sun shade for each kid and it fits the infant car seat. Can we say:"Mobile again!!"
Eating Tomatoes from our Garden#6 I am going on a cruise. Beach!! and a good excuse to buy some fun red sassy heels and a slutty bikini.
#7 I have learned I need to chill out. I use to be super laid back. I have turned me into a scheduling, organized perfectionist fanatic. I want to be fun again. 2 kids have taught me that cleaning is the last thing that is important and that having fun each day and showing love to each other is the most important thing. I decided to live for my own expectations, not others.
#9 My Good Friend Lizza who had baby Elsie at the same time who is also leaving her baby to go on the cruise.
I have a lot to be grateful for!! If I sound sarcastic and ungrateful it really is the post partem!!! At night when I can lay down to sleep I am happy and grateful. I really want to be a good mom and create a happy, loving home. Please remind me of this if you see me and my face is haggard and I am yelling at my toddler. Thanks for reading my post. We will try and be better with pics.