Monday, December 19, 2011

Another Anniversary

Aren't we so young and thin? 7 Years ago we were. Yesterday Ryan and I passed a mile stone in our relationship. It is hard to believe that it has been 7 years since we got married. Marrying Ryan was probably the best decision I have made. He is a wonderful, patient man and I am so lucky to have him as my husband.
The other night Ryan and I were reminiscing about our "dating" relationship. I say "dating" in quotations because we never really dated officially, we kind of just were friends and then one day decided to get married. In fact our families did not even know we were dating or in a serious relationship. Ryan and I knew each other for just over a year when we got married. We hung out with the same friends and did a lot of things together. I had a hard time deciding to actually date Ryan because he is only 1 inch taller than me (and I loved to wear high hills), but he eventually beat me down and I went out with him. He was the only guy that actively pursued me. I loved that about him, he was persistent.
I love you so much Ryan! I am so happy we are together. We have a great life together and I can't wait for more ups and downs throughout our life together. You are a wonderful man!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Potty Training

Can I just start by saying that I hate potty training? It is not my idea of a good time. Some people say it is so easy, but I personally think those people are liars or extremely lucky..... no offense is that's you reading this. When I potty trained Isabel she was one of those kids that just wanted to please me and did everything I asked her to do. She was fairly easy and I was lucky. Lucy has been a different story. She has gone potty a few times on the toilet, but I think it was luck more than skill. She is very funny though, she loves to sit on her little toilet. She also loves the ipod. So, she is only allowed to play the ipod while sitting on the toilet. She will sit there for half an hour sometimes (mostly because I forget that she is in there). I have decided that Lucy is potty training herself along with my ipod. I am not interested in fighting her or cleaning up potty messes at 7 months pregnant. So, we will see what happens. I really would love for her to be potty trained, but I am not going to force it any longer. She and the ipod can have a good time together.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Bring on the Wooden Legs!

So some of you know that with this pregnancy I have experienced horrible leg cramps. When I say leg cramps I don't mean "charlie horses" or cramping in my calves. I mean terrible, horrific, extremely painful cramps. Not only do my calves cramp, but the sides of my leg, all around my ankles, and up and down my shins. Did I mention it all happens at once too. Cramping everywhere all at once. Yeah, it's been pretty bad. I wake up in the night and pretty much start crying while Ryan tries to rub my legs.
So, after dealing with this for months off and on. I decided maybe my doctor might have some miracle answer. I have asked doctors in the past and they always say something dumb like "drink more water" or "eat more bananas". So I asked my doctor and here is what he suggested:
Wear compression socks
take a calcium supplement, a vitamin E supplement, a Magnesium supplement, a vitamin D supplement, and my prenatal vitamin daily
Deep calf massages in the evening
Stretching before bed
I was pretty skeptical of his advice, but I thought I would give it a shot. I am shocked and amazed, but since I started doing all this I haven't had a single leg cramp. It's been 3 weeks and I am cramp free. I am truly amazed that it worked. So, I wear these ugly socks everyday and I am feeling so good.