Sunday, October 18, 2009


Okay, so anyone who has read any of my previous posts knows that I have been wanting a baby but have resigned myself to wait until I closer to being done with school. Well, that is not an option now. I just found out about a week ago that I am pregnant!!! On one hand I am surprised but on the other I kind of expected it. I didn't do much to prevent it so I must be expecting it... I wasn't expecting it to happen so soon. I just got my Marina IUD out just over a month ago. According to my last period, I am 5 weeks pregnant... Wow, I will be due in June 2o1o.

On the other hand, I have another cyst that is causing me some pain in my stomach, so that isn't fun. This pregnancy I am determined to not gain so much weight. I still have half of the weight that I gained with "D", and will no get as big as I was with him, I am doing everything that I can to prevent it, but it is hard. I am hungry a lot more that I was before, and I am totally exhausted most of the time. Other than that it is going well so far.

I am still a little scared because it is so early and I don't want something to happen and it not work out, so I am trying to not get too excited.

I will keep you all posted.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

School, Time, Fun, LIFE....

I cannot believe how fast this quarter is flying by. I am am nose deep in homework and reading but still feel like I am actually learning something. Which is amazing. I am glad that I am only working one day a week, I actually have time to study and try to take a breath. I love being home with "D"! I just wish that we got to do more fun/educational stuff than me studying so much, but I still love it!

We have been doing a lot of art activities, and he is loving every minute of it. Any ideas for fun things for us to do/make?

Also, we are down to speech therapy once a week, as two weeks ago I got a call from Cascade saying that they had talked to Molina and that was our last visit, they called me on the morning of, which pissed me off a bit (I like to know these thigns ahead of time.) So we met with that speech therapist that day and that was it, I miss her, but the other one is GREAT! So we still have speech twice a week.

Also, "D"'s Apraxia seems to be almost resolved, he is talking up a storm, but still stumbles at times. The Dysarthria seems to be a bit more of an issue, his voice still sound funny to me, but that might be just my hearing... I don't know, but the therapist says that she isn't worried about that too much.

But I am loving this "free" time with "D" and Carl. But the money thing is taking some getting used to, I have never had to be so strict with myself, when I had money I am used to spending it right away and then being upset with myself later, but now I HAVE to save it... We will see how it goes.

"D" got pictures taken yesterday at Walmart, their prices have gone up and they are more like the other studios now, the pressure and everything...

My Review of Bendaroos 500-Piece Mega Set

Originally submitted at Toys R Us

Bendaroos amazing flexible building sticks! It's magic wax super strong string gives children hours and hours of pleasure and fun. Bendaroos is the toy that always gives kids more and new fun things to do. They are never bored with Bendaroos! Easy to use, the enjoyment is endless simply unbend...

Fun to build!

By Lyndsey from Seattle, WA on 10/11/2009


4out of 5

Pros: Good Variety, Lasting Fun, Easy To Use

Cons: Messy

Best Uses: Long Term Use, School, Art

Describe Yourself: Parent

Primary use: Personal

These are fun, they work a lot like they are described in the commercial. You can build with them, take them apart and build with them again, but they make a mess. They are sort of hard to take apart because they are so sticky.

They are definitely a toy for young kids to play with older people with. They are a lot of fun and you can build some great stuff with them!


My Review of Mighty World Construction Set

Originally submitted at Toys R Us

Transformable construction truck features easy snap-fit assembly. Adjust the suspension height to high, medium or low. Features doors and hood that open, removable axles, lights, bumpers and more. Includes 2 construction worker figures and accessories. For ages 3 yrs. and up .

Great truck for active boy

By Lyndsey from Seattle, WA on 10/11/2009


5out of 5

Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Engaging, Imagative, Multi Racial, Realistic, Fun

Cons: Could be tougher

Best Uses: Home

Describe Yourself: Parent, Student, Busy, Working, Thrifty, Mom

This is a great truck, my 4-year-old son LOVES it. The best part is that everything works, he loves to take things apart and this offers that, the doors open, the hatch opens, the wheels turn, etc. He also likes the cement blocks, that actually stay together. An added benefit is that one of the men that comes with the truck appears to be either light skinned Black or Hispanic.

The only problem is that it requires adult help to adjust the height of the truck and some of the parts don't come off easily (which is also a good thing, so they don't just fall of either), overall the truck is great.

I will definitely buy more toys from Mighty World!