Thursday, July 31, 2008


For the last few nights when I get up with Brady to feed him his tummy has really been growling! I feel so bad for him because it is so loud and he is so eager to eat. We arent doing anything different then usual, so he must just be using all those calories more then usual.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lucky for Cal....

he is a good brother in law. He is sort of an outlaw, and not your typical WI packer fan. Last night while chris was visiting Shel and Cal, they snuck this outfit on Brady!

Friday, July 25, 2008


I completely feel like a cow. I have mastitis. Ouch!!!!! Really, ouch! It came on fast, and hurts incredibly bad. Yes, I know I am a ninny with a low tolerance to pain, but this really hurts. I started an antibiotic yesterday, dr. said it would get worse before it gets better and it did. But now I think things are better (or the pain pills are just taking effect). I had to take yesterday and today off work to empty my breast every 1-2 hours during the day and every 2-3 hours at night. (another reason I feel like a cow)

Dr. thinks it is just a odd thing- it usually happens in the early days of bf'ing when there are sores to allow bacteria in. It's been 7 months, and this hasnt happened yet. Hope it never happens again too! It seriously hurts bad!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

oh crap

I think my heart has slowed down. Thank god my 5 yo neice stayed calm.

Brady and I are at my sisters hanging with her 3 kids today (yesterday and tomorrow too). He has been playing really well, crawling around. I talked with the kids about safe toys for brady too. Somehow he found something though!

I looked over at him, and he was doing really funny thing with his mouth. So I ran over, and felt around and felt something hard in there, but I could not get it out! I freaked out, and asked the kids to pull this thing out while I pry open his mouth. Stuck to his tongue was a rubber thing.... about the size of a quater. Taylor pulled it out of his mouth, calmly like a pro.

Monday, July 21, 2008

the next 3 days

Yesterday while I worked, Brady spent the day with his cousins Olivia and Lydia (and Aunt Stacia and Uncle Neil too). Sounds like they had a good day together, and Brady took a special liking to Uncle Neil. After work I picked him up and we drove to my parents house. Of course I was hungry and thirsty. ;-) (during college dad always said I came home to eat thier food and drink thier beer)

Today. tomorrow, and half of wednesday Brady and I are hanging out with Jason, Breanna and Taylor. It is 9:15, and they are begging to go swimming. We hope to go to the park and play, go to visit Grandma Rose, and do some other fun summer things.

I took one extra day off. Because of working this last weekend and next weekend, I already have today and tomorrow off. But with traveling with a 7 month old, an extra day is needed. I need this break from work, it is just getting to me. I relate seasonal work to being bi-polar. It is extremes- work your ass off an d have no life for a good portion of the year, and the other portion hardly work and get a life. Why didnt I think of this seasonal issue before I went to school for Horticulture?

I best go check on Jay-haug an Tay-haug, they are feeding the horses because I said they could go swimming after thier chores are done. I am sure they are racing thru.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


I went to the dentist today. I knew it wasnt going to be pretty. With my PPD I neglected myself and my teeth for sure! (which is very common) I have one cavity on the outside of a lower tooth, and 6 teeth are being watched! yes, 6! I have been properly caring for my teeth for the last couple months, but I know I teeth barely got brushed for many days during a few months.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Toot, Toot! here I come!

Here is how we got that picture!

Dad and Mom love this photo.

This is where Brayden hangs out while I putz in my flower beds. He is on the front porch, lovin his exersaucer. See my flowerbed in the background?

Monday, July 7, 2008

my morning

Chris locked his keys in his truck at work this morning. So, on my way to work I was gonna drop off his spare keys. I set them just behind the steering wheel to remind myself not to forget them. They fell down into the steerwheel column! He got them out, but I was 45 minutes late for work.

I am paying bills today, and hoping to balance my check book. I have not had the time to balance my check book in over 3 months. We just keep putting $$$ in it, we arent going to bounce a check, but I need to get the account under control! This is so not like me. I normally balance the check book every 2 weeks.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

our july 4th weekend

we had a great family weekend! I had thursday-saturday off. Chris had friday-sunday off.

Thursday evening we had dinner with friends that have an almost 8 month old, Devin. So cute watching the 2 babies play together!

Friday, the 4th of July I unsuccessfully slept in (Daddy and Brady were making way too much noise). Brayden took a 4 hour nap! I took 2 short ones, and dad took 1 nap. Then we went to the Swen's for a party. Brady got to go swimming for the first time ever! He really enjoyed it, and did so well. We then took him to the city fireworks. He was a little tired, rubbing his eyes, but he stared into the sky watching them. I think he enjoyed them.

Saturday we went to the Biegel family reunion. We surprised Chris's parents. We made a last minute decision to go, we all had fun and Brady did so well. We shared with Brady's "grandma that boils me", that we gave her that nickname (fondly!). Chris came up with that nickname because Grandma is always bundling him up worried that he is cold. He is a hot baby, and likes to be kept cool.

Our family really needed this nice weekend together. I jokingly said to Jen today (here at work, and she is about 32 weeks prego!) that I think I took a double dose of Zoloft because I am so happy today. Maybe more time with my family is just what I need to be happy?