Thursday, November 15, 2007
Ellie's dong great. She's taken a few steps toward being potty-trained -- she seems to be aware of when she's going in her diaper, and she's done a #2 in the potty to match her #1. But overall, she's still diapered.
Tina's doing OK with the pregnancy. She's back on her old friend Zofran for nausea. No actual upchucking yet, but she's been feeling sick when she's not on the pills. She's also having migraines, which contribute to the general difficulty of getting through the pregnancy. This is the last time she'll bear fruit, that's for sure.
Work's going fine. The house is OK -- Ron (Pappaw) put in a new set of front doors for us yesterday to replace the dog-ugly ones we had.
We still have the cats too. Yay.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
This morning we took Ellie to the Pumpkin Fest in Harrison, Ohio. She had some fun, picked up two tiny pumpkins, and rode a horse. Prior to this she's been afraid to ride animals, but I think her trip to King's Island got her over the fear of getting on stuff that moves. She loved riding the horse -- she called it the "zebra horse" because of its black and white colors. I'm happy she wasn't scared.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
(Yes, I know, I'm telling the world of our kid's bathroom habits. She's 2. She gets potty-trained. Nobody reads this that we wouldn't tell anyway, so I don't think it's a big deal.)
I've been pretty busy lately and haven't been able to post much. Tina's been pretty nauseous, so I've been drafted into housework duty on top of work. No actual sickies yet, but enough feeling-like-sickies that she can't really get much done.
So we'll try to catch up occasionally. Please bear with us...
Sola Scriptura - Sola Fide - Sola Gratia - Solus Christus - Soli Deo Gloria
Saturday, September 29, 2007
First, Cream of Wheat.
Second, fruit, particularly pluots. (They're a cross between a plum and an apricot. Very plum-like but not quite. Very sweet & juicy, quite good.)
Third, Spicy Italian sub from Subway.
Later, I think I'm going to go out to satisfy my craving for a new Honda Civic Si sedan. Hey, if she's gonna order me around, I might as well have a fast car to fulfill her requests in.
Monday, September 24, 2007
You know, in case you care.
The park really strongly recommends that pregnant women don't ride the rides. And, well, Tina's pregnant.
The baby's due on May 3, but given all the post-delivery complications from Ellie, Tina's definitely having a C-section. The first ultrasound went fine; heartbeat was good, no pictures of anything identifiable yet.
We're not finding out the sex of this one either. Mama's orders.
So we get to chronicle all the food ins and outs and other pregnancy happinesses over again.
Initially, just like last time, pasta and anything wheat-y or grain-y is usually out. Large slabs of beef, unlike last time, are also not good. This time, there's a lot of desire for fresh veggies, salads, and other alien things. Plus the occasional odd craving (today: fresh-baked cookies).
It's slightly less fun this time around, probably because Tina's dealing with Ellie and also watching her sister's kids, so she's a lot less flexible. The nice thing is that so far, the feelings of nausea have yet to come to...well, fruition, I guess. So Tina's overall probably better, but she's still not feeling great.
Name options: Amelia June is pretty much set in stone for a girl; Benjamin Reagan is the current favorite for a boy.
Tina couldn't ride anything...see separate post above for why...
She really really didn't want to stop riding the log ride. Not only was there a big going up and going down, but there was also "I got all wet." And lots of giggling. Oh boy, was there giggling.
We couldn't even get her distracted with ice cream.
Reagan's mom was worried that Reagan would be afraid riding by herself. So Reagan got to ride with Ellie, who enjoyed the heck out of the ride. It was a pretty simple affair -- riding around in an oval shape with a pretty fast whipping around the ends. Ellie just loved it.
Reagan was a little worried-looking throughout.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
My family was once again able to come into town. It's nice that Ellie's b-day is close to Labor Day weekend, so we can have the party on the long weekend and people can visit from Clevelandish places. And this time we had a big enough house to put them all up in.
Enjoy the pics.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I generally showed up in the right room and at the right time,
although I didn't realize that Monday classes didn't start until 4:00
PM, so my early-afternoon Monday classes didn't meet. I did figure
that out before the class time, fortunately. But I did end up being
prepared to teach on a day I didn't have class. Better than the other
way 'round, I think.
Ellie seems pretty OK with my "going to work" every day. Tina probably
would like a break from being on Ellie duty 100% of the time, but I'm
not on campus late most days, so it's not too bad. Plus she can always
go 'round the corner to Mammaw's and plunk Ellie in the pool.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Well, not really. "Crappaw" does what he calls "moonwalking," which is nothing like the actual moonwalk. (Given the tendencies of the original moonwalker, that's fine with me.)
So he started this trend of Ellie's paternal grandparents walking backwards with goofy looks on their faces, which Ellie seems to have learnt.
We've moved into our new place. It's pretty big, so Tina gets to decorate lots of stuff. She's right now at this very moment crooning over various pictures of daisies to put on the wall. (As if she needs more stuff with daisies on it. The 25-foot moving truck was chock full, and 76.4% of the things in it had daisies on them. Really. I counted.)
I have about a week and a half until classes at Xavier start, so I have a little time to get my new career figured out. Fortunately I only have one course to teach (I have 3 sections of it, Monday & Wednesday afternoons and Tuesday evenings) so I don't have to prep for multiple courses. I'll also be back up in Michigan about the 20th of September to wrap up my dissertation, God (and my advisor) willing.
Ellie's having a ball, swimming at Mammaw and Pappaw's house almost every day (at least, almost every day we're not in Cleveland, where we were the last few days). She's getting to play with her cousins too. It's a good time for her. She's talking very well, singing a lot, figuring stuff out...I really wish I had some objective way of figuring out for sure whether she is in fact the most perfectest little kid ever, because I think she is, but of course I'm biased.
The only problem she has is that she's growing up and getting bigger, so she won't be my little monkey forever. Well, she'll be my monkey forever, but she's a lot less little than she was. And I like her little.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Here's our new place. We're moving there in just over a week (I started to type "a couple weeks" but hey, it's coming up fast!). It's really neat-o. Lots of white walls to paint and hardwood floors and bedrooms.
Plus it's close to Mammaw & Pappaw Ron's cement pond. And Aglamesis. And not too far from Xavier, where I'll be going every now and again.
Well, really, it was my gad-jee-ation, as my parents were wont to remind me every thirteen seconds.
And I didn't actually gad-jee-ate, because my PhD won't be totally done for a few months yet. But I walked in the big ceremony deal and got the goofy hood thing put on me.