Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kiddie Pool and other Assorted Items

Wow, it was HOT today. In anticipation of the exceedingly high temperatures, I turned on the hose to fill Isaiah's kiddie pool at about 6:00 this morning so it would have all morning to warm up before I attempted to put him in it. It paid off because he got to play in it just before lunch and it was still plenty cold, but he didn't seem to mind too much. He mostly stood and splashed around and didn't sit down in the pool at all. He preferred to play the "Get In....now Get Out" game where he was constantly going in and out of the pool. Of course, he needed Mommy to give him a hand every time, so I got rather sick of that game pretty quickly. He screamed bloody murder when it was time to come in and eat lunch, but I guess that is to be expected, right?

Ah, now the photo above was taken when we went back in the pool for the second time. This time, it was around 4:45 so the pool had several more hours to heat up and it was MUCH warmer. Still refreshing, but definitely more comfortable. As you can see, Isaiah was very willing to kick back and relax a bit more this time around. He still played his annoying "In/Out" game a lot, but it really was a lot of fun. It's amazing how much energy playing out in the sun like that zaps out of you because that kid ate like a pig at dinner and then absolutely crashed later on in the living room. He snuggled with me on the couch for a good long time and then I was able to put him to bed at 8:05, which is really early for the current season. I'm pumped to get him down at 8:30 lately! I'm hoping it actually stays good and warm for the weekend because I am already making plans to bring Isaiah over to his Aunt Ashley's apartment so he can swim in her BIG pool!

On to other business! I had a routine prenatal checkup today and nothing extraordinary to report on that front. Baby's heartbeat was at about 147 beats per minute, blood pressure was good and low (even with a toddler throwing a tantrum in the chair next to me), and everything is measuring right on target. I did gain 10 pounds since my last appointment, but.....and I cannot stress this enough......I DO NOT CARE!!! I let the whole weight gain thing really get to me during my last pregnancy and I have decided to be completely ambivalent this time around. I've got enough to be concerned with in my life then to let that bother me, so whatever!!! I'll deal with calling Weight Watchers come October.

One other thing I want to rant about briefly, so bear with me. I knew it was a bad idea, but I did it anyway. I watched Jon & Kate Plus 8 last night on TLC. Here's my beef about the whole hour long "divorce special." These people keep repeating that they're going to do what's "best for the kids" and over and over they repeat how much they are willing to do for those kids. Now, I am a mom too and I would, of course, go to the ends of the earth for my kids. However, my marriage comes FIRST. That's right....I said FIRST. I was a wife before I was a mommy and I will go back to being primarily a wife when my kids are grown. And, let's face it, there is nothing more beneficial to the upbringing of a child than a set of parents who are committed to loving one another because that love translates to the child. That being said, I think that the Gosselins are being very selfish and I feel sorry for those eight babies. I used to really enjoy watching the show because I saw a couple that loved God, was real, relatable, and doing the best they could. What it became was the typical reality show syndrome: drama filled and all about money. If they really wanted to do what was "best for the kids," they would have figured out how to take a hiatus from filming the show and focused on getting their butts into marriage counseling and re-committing themselves to each other, and to their family. I guess they figured it wasn't worth the effort because the checks will still come in, right? But, like they said....it's been a tough "seven or eight months." Well, best of luck to you Jon and Kate. I won't be tuning in anymore. I wonder which of the kids will write the first "Growing up Gosselin" tell-all book?

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