Friday, September 28, 2012

Another Healthy Appt

Went for our 28 week check today and everything is looking good.  Strong heartbeat although baby wasn't moving much thanks to the sugar coma I'd induced by drinking my glucola. With Nate, I tested high at the one hour and had to go back for the three hour.  The one hour stuff isn't bad.  But I remember the three hour  being disgustingly sweet.  Here's hoping we can avoid that this time around.

My jaw practically hit the floor when Dr. Sine said she'd see me in two weeks.  How are we already at the point of visiting every two weeks?  We compromised though with my already scheduled 32 U/S in 3.5 weeks.  So we're back on October 22nd to see the little one on the big screen again.  Can't wait!

Update: Good news is that my glucose tests were well within normal so I can skip the three hour!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Rabbit and The Dark

Happy Jewish New Year!  We celebrated Rosh Hashanah yesterday with morning services and then the easiest holiday dinner I've ever made - restaurant reservations.  After traveling all weekend and playing catch up on work, there was no time or energy for making dinner.  Being served (and cleaned up after) was exactly what we needed.  Nate was a big fan of the "goldfish" (gefilte fish - he renamed it, not us) and the matzo ball soup.  Aaron on the other hand, was not a fan of brisket that wasn't made by me or his mother.

Nate was adorable in services.  He doesn't quite grasp the concept of whispering just yet, so we spent most of our time in Temple Shalom's quiet room.  We could see and hear the services, but they couldn't hear us.  When recapping the day's events, Nate told us his favorite parts were the rabbit and the dark.  That's the Rabbi and the Ark for those of you not fluent in Nate-ese.

Friday, September 7, 2012

More Travels

Last Saturday we hopped on a plane and headed to Louisville to visit Cullen and Ashley in their new place.  I've written many times about what an angel Nate is on flights.  We've flown dozens of times, short and long flights, all without incident.

He must have read these posts and decided to make a liar out of me.  He had a major meltdown for the first 30 minutes we were on the plane.  Buckling in his car seat was the cause and nothing was talking him out of the fit.  Not treats, toys or even an offer of apple juice, a treat he's never had.  Although we usually subscribe to the "ignore" theory in handling temper tantrums, it's kind of hard to do when you're on the plane and the flight attendants are saying he has to be buckled in before the plane can take off.

Of course just as quickly as it started, it stopped and he was happy for the remainder of the trip.  Thankfully we had really lovely people sitting in front and behind us.  I took a great piece of advice from Dawn and offered to buy those around us a drink.  No one took us up on the offer but I think that helped express that Aaron and I were well aware how frustrating it is to be subjected to a screaming two-year-old.  If Nate's any example of a typical child, I'd fly with a six-week-old a hundred times over before a 25-month-old.

Temper tantrums exhaust both toddler and parent.
Once we got to Louisville, Meghan and Ashley picked us up and the fun began.  Nate was in heaven with two aunts and two uncles to wrestle, play, and mess with.  We visited the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.  Nate got a mini bat as part of our tour and I happen to know his Aunt Ashley and Uncle Cullen bought him a special Christmas present while we were there.

Although he fell asleep during the factory tour, he managed to squeeze in some batting practice before hand.  Not sure it sunk in though because yesterday he ran around with his mini bat calling it a golf club and putting things on the ground.  I know he idolizes his uncle but the sports cross over is starting to confuse him.

And to round out the baseball themed week, back in DC we went to see the Nats and the Cubs play last night.  Nate loved it, lots of dancing and clapping.  And hot dogs!

It was an exciting game not because it was at all close (sorry Cubbies) but there were two times during the game that both teams rushed the field.  A first for Nationals Park.  In the past our family has been torn on who to root for at Nate/Cubs games but as time goes on, we're falling more solidly in the Nats fan base.  But still, neither of us could bring ourselves to root against the Cubs.  They're just such lovable underdogs.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


There are a lot of things that amaze us as we watch Nate grow and develop.  But this morning I was really surprised by the interaction that took place as we were all leaving the house.  I picked up Nate's bag and told him it was time to go.  He responds, "To the doctor?"  Aaron and I looked at each other confused by what he was asking.  Then it dawned on me that the last time we did our usual morning routine was Friday and that morning included a visit to the OB.

Me: "No buddy, no doctor today."
Nate: "Yes, go see Dr. Sine."

Not only did he remember what we did four days ago, he remembered the name of a doctor he met only once.  Meanwhile I can barely remember what we did yesterday.