Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I got the results from my blood test today and I don't have diabetes! They have recommended though that I get checked out every now and then to make sure it stays that way. I have joined weight watchers so hopefully I'll continue to lose weight and will not have to worry about it!
Anyway just wanted to make sure I marked this special day!!
Monday, January 26, 2009
I guess she's already over the photo thing...sticking her tongue out!
Well I think my last entry was a little premature! Getting Mackenzie to sleep in her own bed is proving much more difficult than I ever imagined. She screams! I mean really screams!! It just breaks my heart and my ear drums then stresses me out, so I have kind of given up. Going to sleep in general however seems to be tough for Mackenzie because the last few nights she had cried and screamed and that's with her going straight into my bed. I guess I'm just creating my own problem here, but I figured in order to keep my sanity I'm going to spoil her a little. I just don't want to get myself all stressed out about it when I'm on my own. Maybe that's a bit of a cop out, but it's my excuse for this week!
We had a pretty good week last week. On Wednesday I had my check up to make sure I'm healing up after the birth. It was a little frustrating after I was kept waiting for an hour to be seen. Luckily Mackenzie stayed asleep the whole time! She woke up as I was just pulling into the house so that was a bonus. On Saturday I had to go do a diabetes blood test to make sure that I don't have diabetes permanently so fingers crossed I get good news back from that!
Mackenzie in her new Marie outfit, getting ready to go meet Sophia!
On Thursday Mackenzie and I went to meet her friend Sophia. My friend Jennifer gave birth to Sophia about four weeks after me so it was great to see them both! Mackenzie and Sophia basically slept most of the time, but I'm sure with time they will become the best of friends! Sophia is so tiny! I had already forgotten how small Mackenzie started out!
Mackenzie is starting to smile and talk a lot more these days! She is so cute when she smiles! I have been trying to get it on camera for some time and finally had a bit of a breakthrough this week! I try to get as many shots as I can for John, but some days as soon as she sees the camera she gets upset!
I have started school this week which I'm hoping Mackenzie will allow me time to get things done! I'm doing two classes, and they both seem to have a heavy work load so I'll either be up all night doing it or I'll get a little tougher with Mackenzie and she'll "sleep" in her bed! Today was a little tough. I've done a lot of one handed typing! Fingers crossed I get my work done!
John is doing good and heads out to sea tomorrow. As per usual he can't tell me how long he'll be gone for, but I hope that I get to hear from him through email. He's been a little under the weather these past few days. I imagine all that travel finally caught up with him! He gets to talk to Mackenzie on the phone when she is awake, which she enjoys! We just hope the rest of his deployment flies by so he can come back home!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
As I have already mentioned I've been trying hard to get Mackenzie to go to sleep on her own in her own bed! It's been really tough! She cries and cries and cries, then screams which as you can imagine is not what you want to hear! Up until today I've given in and picked her up, put her in my bed and let her sleep with me. Today I remained strong and she eventually went to sleep!! She slept for a little over an hour so we are getting somewhere! I have just put her down for tonight too and it was only about thirty minutes of crying before she went to sleep! Fingers crossed we have turned a corner! So here's a pic of my angel sleeping!! The highlight of my week!!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Mackenzie in her party dress
Me and Mackenzie at the party!
Brittny and Mackenzie
Sasha with Mackenzie
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Mackenzie and her Daddy!
Me and Mackenzie!
I've just dropped Mum and Belynda off at the airport and it's just me and Mackenzie with the house to ourselves. I have to admit I'm a little scared, but I'm sure once we are into our routine we'll be fine. I think Mackenzie is going to be learning the hard way though that she can't be carried around all the time. With all those extra bodies in the house she only had to whimper and someone was there to pick her up!
I want to say thanks for all the advice from my last post! Now that we are by ourselves I'm definitely going to put some of that into action. Lets hope I'm strong enough to allow my little girl to cry a little...she does have an heart breaking cry! She also doesn't really like to be swaddled so I could be in for some tough times. Anyway it's bath time...so I'll write some more on the weekend!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Mackenzie sleeping in what has become her bed!!
Well time is just flying and it's hard to believe that Mackenzie is 5 weeks already! Where did the time go? She's so much bigger now and has given us a few social smiles which totally made our day! I am yet to get one on camera though! We do seem to have come across a few problems though (hence my title) which I didn't anticipate happening so soon! Mackenzie fights her sleep! Her eyes will be hanging out of her head and she gets rather upset, but sometimes it takes a long time to get her to sleep. Then our next problem occurs. She will not sleep in her own bed! We will have her asleep finally and no sooner do we put her in the crib she begins to stir, then she's wide awake and eventually crying. We soon give up and place her in her favourite sleeping spot...in the middle of our bed! She then eventually moves over to me where she will sleep right at my side. Last night she was rather restless so she spent half the night hitting me! I'm already doing what I said I wouldn't do by letting her in our bed...any ideas out there on how to get her out?
Next week Mackenzie and I will be back on our own. John leaves on Monday and then Mum and Belynda leave on Wednesday. It is going to be strange to have an empty house again, but it will also be a great opportunity to get into a routine. We have been going out a lot, so it will be nice to have things get back to normal. Who knows, maybe Mackenzie will settle into a better sleeping pattern!?! I can only hope! I am enrolled in two on-line classes which begin on the 26th so it will be nice to have her on somewhat of a routine so I can get some study done.
So this weekend will be a quiet one for us. Everyone needs to start getting organized and packed up. On Sunday the Chargers will be playing and hopefully winning so we are looking forward to the game. It seems that ever since John came home they have won, so hopefully that tradition will continue. We would love to see them make it to the super bowl!!