Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I miss my blog

I miss my blog.  I think of things to write every day.  Then life happens and I don’t get a chance to post, or I am too lazy and just want to veg without thinking.
Ethan is changing almost every day.  His words are getting better each day.  He says so many cute things I should really be on here at least posting one cute thing he says each day. 
There is one funny thing he started doing - but I sort of taught it to him.  When I would ponder what to eat for supper, sometimes I would see Ethan and tell him we were having Roast Ethan for supper - then I would pretend to rub him with oil and spices and then pick him up and hug him and tell him I was going to throw him in the oven.  Now he does the same thing to me - "We having Roast Mummy -I rub with butter, now 'pices, now roll Mummy into oven".  He then proceeds to roll me around the living room until I am "done".  I am usually too busy laughing to protest much.
Ethan’s potty training is going so/so.  He now pees on the potty 95% of the time we put him on there. We usually only end up getting him to go about 4 times on the weekend – once mid morning, once before his nap/quiet time, once around supper time and then before bed.  There are SEVERAL times in the day when he will yell loudly that he does NOT want to go on the potty. We are still a long way from putting plain underwear on him.  We keep telling him he can go poop on the potty, but I think it will be a while yet before he does that. 
Ethan is still getting sick at least once a month (fever, cold), but his infections are getting further apart. I upped his Vitamin D intake last month, so I’ll know soon whether or not it is helping any.
I am busy trying to get in shape (yes, STILL).  I bit the bullet and paid for 3 months of Weight Watchers online.   I tried to do it using Sparkpeople, but I wasn’t getting the motivation I needed.  I like that Sparkpeople tracks fitness minutes, so I am still using that to keep track of how much exercise I am getting.  Weight Watchers seems a little easier for me to follow, especially since they allow you to eat fruits and veggies as much as you want - based on the Points Allowance system they are “free”.  I like that because it encourages me to eat a banana when I am hungry instead of a piece of bread.
Anyway, on the health side of me trying to get healthy – I saw an ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat specialist), but he wanted to refer me to an ENT that does sinus surgery as her specialty so I have to wait until July 17 to see her.    Thankfully I started going to massage therapy and the chiropractor again, it seems to ease the headaches somewhat.  And now that I am truly exercising regularly I notice my headaches aren’t as bad either.  Maybe because I force myself to breathe through my nose, making my sinuses clear naturally?
As a family, it is getting easier to do things together.  Ethan is a little more able to try new things now that he understands what we are talking about.  He remembers past outings as well, and looks forward to things now.  It is really fun to watch J  We go to a picnic spot in the provincial forest sometimes, and he really enjoys it. 

**I will update this with pictures soon, but I needed to post something, it was driving me crazy***


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