Wednesday, July 31, 2013


I keep wanting to compare this pregnancy to my last pregnancy.  No secret that this time around things have been a little more uncomfortable for me.  I think mostly because, as odd as this may sound, I'm not as active now that I'm not working.  You would think that chasing after a toddler all day long would be more activity, but no.  Definitely no.  Not with the kind of job I had.  And since I'm not as active I tend to get tired a little quicker and experience more discomfort when trying to do things like rolling around on the floor with Sam.

Tomorrow I will be 28 weeks pregnant.  I was 29 weeks pregnant with Sam during that hectic week leading up to Christmas when we were crazy busy at work.  Then I was laid off at 30 weeks and worked one additional week packing up equipment and years worth of work.  I wonder if I would have the stamina to do that now?  To pack all those boxes of computers up, stack them, and prep them for shipment.  Not sure I could.  At least not without sneaking a nap on my office floor.  (I totally should have done that!)

I've been having cramps on one side of my uterus.  My back is killing me.  I pee constantly out of fear that one of these times I'm just not going to make it to a toilet during a Pencil Neck kicking frenzy.  The indigestion hasn't been as bad as it was with Sam, so YAY!  And thanks to the new mattress we got earlier this year I'm actually sleeping.  And I mean getting quality sleep despite waking up several times a night to pee.  So thankful for that one.

Other than me thinking a lot about pregnancy and having dreams about breast feeding (hello anxiety!) we have been happily busy lately.  Pig roasts, house warming parties, lots of library events, teething molars, a lost toddler war against the coffee table leg, and a Sam that has come down with a nasty head cold with cough.  So here's a few photos to make up for all the words.
Those donkeys are the biggest dogs he's ever seen!

Silly friend without kids gives a baby his OWN ice cream cone.

"Coffee table mean tu me!"

Friday, July 19, 2013

An Unsolicited Review: Addycase

I have this toddler.  This toddler who is an ipad hog.  And this toddler LOVES to get into the istore and try to install things at random.  Kids really do have magic little fingers that can do things on electronic devices in a split second and you have no idea how they did it!  He installed a skee ball game.  At least it's a fun game and it was free.

I've been looking for an ipad case designed to make the ipad more kid friendly.  Something that helped protect it from drops and slams, blocked access to the home button, and wasn't hideous.  After a few searches I found the Addycase!  The ONLY case I found that did all of the above without being military grade protection.  All the kid covers, with the exception of the Addycase, didn't even cover the home button.  Seriously?  That home button is the gateway to all things i-related that you don't want tiny fingers getting at.  What are they thinking when they design these things?

So yeah.  I bought one and have been using it for about 2 weeks at this point.  It's pretty ideal.  The soft rubbery cover has a handle to make holding and carrying it around easier for toddler hands.  It has ports in the case to allow you to use the camera (front and back), use the mute button, and plug it in to charge.  And even though the case does cover the home button, on/off button, and volume controls you can still access them with your adult fingers and a little pressure!  Plus there's no way he could get the cover off.  Not like the cover on my phone which he can remove in 1.3 seconds flat.

Sam has dropped the ipad at least 3 times, thrown in once, and spent probably too many hours playing the couple of apps I went ahead and purchased for him these past 2 weeks.  Nothing broken/cracked/etc.  Like I said, pretty much ideal in design.

Now if only the designers of apps would stop putting buttons in the kid games that lead you DIRECTLY to the istore!  And I'm not talking about just free apps.  Apps that I have paid for have tricksy little buttons attractive to tiny eyes.  But eh, at least the case solves half the problem!