Monday, June 30, 2008

Catch Up

I tend to start to write about something then never finish. So, here you go. Updates.


  • No, we don't have a new one yet.
  • They say it will be delivered tomorrow. (I'll believe it when I see it.)
  • I'm worried about what they will have to do to get the old one out. It did not sound like it was going to be an easy job.
  • We had 2 choices of dishwasher that would fit. One cost about $950. The other was $600 but was not as deep as the expensive one. We went for the cheaper of the two. Hopefully I can still fit most of our pots in there.
  • The first thing I am going to do is rewash all the bottles. They don't seem to get as clean washing by hand.


  • His last urine test results still showed a slightly elevated pH level. We are going to repeat the blood & urine tests in a month. They will also test for celiac disease and check his thyroid.
  • His next appointment is July 17th with the Growth & Nutrition clinic.
  • His new thing is chewing his food for awhile then opening his mouth and brushing it out with his hand. EXTREMELY frustrating. Not the way to gain weight.
  • He does like the Tofutti ice cream sandwiches I found at the market. Those he will swallow.
  • Still refusing to drink from a sippy cup. I think I purchased every style out there.
  • He is a monkey. A very strong monkey. He was trying to look out the window but too small to reach the widow sill. So he used the radiator vent to boost himself up enough to reach the sill. The was on his tippy toes as he tried to see out the window. Then only one foot was touching the vent below. The he was HANGING from the widow sill and Pulling himself up to see out the window. This kid is freakishly strong. I wanted to take a picture but I was afraid he would fall when I went to grab it.


  • Meghan is still in that stage where she does not want to nap during the day but can't quite make it to bedtime without one. It is better if she does not take one because then she at least goes to bed at a reasonable hour (reasonable being before we go to bed). But, if she does not nap there is a good chance you will find her passed out at dinner time.
  • We are trying to teach her that she should go to the bathroom BEFORE it is an emergency.
  • She is still obsessed with the Backyardigans and wants to watch nothing else.

The Grocery Game

  • I am still using The Grocery Game to shop.
  • I generally save anywhere from $30-$75 each time I go to the store.
  • Most of the money I spend is for Sean's milk-free/soy food that is never on sale.
  • I don't use the CVS list every week. Just once or twice a month to stock up on things.


  • Thursday is my last day (yipee!!).
  • I really have nothing left to do except clean out my office. I am finding dusty software beta guides from 1997.
  • I bought a new laptop to use from home. It's pink. Ryan believes I choose pink just so he would not want to use it.