Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Running, running, running, I just keep on running

Whew! I think we are finally getting into a semicoherent schedule. The last few weeks I have been running and running and running. I feel like I'm not accomplishing things but I suppose I am, just not things you can see around the house. In other words, it looks like a bomb has exploded in my house, just when I get things picked up and cleaned up, another bomb explodes. Sigh, one day I will have a clean house, it's just so stinkin' hard to keep up right now. Well, lets see, lets get all of you caught up on the exciting events of the last few weeks. Cakes had her first day of preschool on September 3rd. She loves it and it is great for her to be going to preschool. I love that I get to take a shower three days of the week without any burning microwave muffin incidents.

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I decided to sign up for WIC again since sushiboy has cut back on hours and we could use a little assistance. The lovely thing about WIC is that they use the BMI charts to measure whether you are a healthy weight or not. These don't work for me. So, according to WIC, my prepregnancy weight put me into the obese category. NICE. They also told me I needed to only gain 15-20 lbs the entire pregnancy and since I've already gained 30 I needed to try not to gain any more weight. Well, since I've eaten pretty healthy and I don't think I look obese and my doctor tells me my weight gain this pregnancy has been good and I'll probably gain another 10 or so these last 13 weeks or so I think I'll listen to my doctor and not the nutritionist at WIC. It's always lovely to hear you're obeses, especially when you're not. Now don't get me wrong. There is definitely a few pounds to lose on my body mabey 10-15 more, I don't think that makes me obese. Probably just normal.

Cookie's birthday was on sunday. I can't believe it, six years ago I became a mom for the first time. The time really has gone by quickly. I'm so glad to have him for a son. On sunday we also had a huge regional conference for all 134 stakes in this area (a stake is a group of wards, a ward is a group within a certain area for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). It was obviously broadcast to all the stake centers from a building in the area. We had some speakers from the first presidency and quorum of the twelve speak. I was looking forward to it. I try to do the right thing and take my kids to church every sunday and teach them about the Savior and His life and to try to be like Him. However, church has been difficult lately. Cookie has been terrible. It's like I'm dealing with a two year old. He will make lots of noise, or bug all of us or just be a general skunk. It has been difficult. We've been taking away video game priviledges when he behaves this way. Sunday was the WORST. He lost priviledges for a full week. I guess it's time to change tactics because this obviously isn't working. My mom had some great ideas and we'll be trying those. I sent Sushi to take cookie to get a two wheeled scooter on Saturday afternoon and also something from the toy store with the money his grandma gave him. Sushi went nuts. He came back with two sets of legos plus the two wheeled scooter and another set of legos that cookie chose with grandma's money. He also came back with a small set of legos for cakes and a barbie for cakes. I just had to laugh. At least the two had fun. On sunday night we had one of cookie's favorite dinners, roast with mashed potatoes, corn, green salad, and scones. After dinner we had cupcakes and icecream. I think cookie had a good birthday other than losing video game priviledges for a week. He certainly got spoiled plenty! His friend birthday party will be this friday. I'm sure I'll have plenty to post about that day.

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Well, that's the major things that have been going on, I hope life has been simpler for you!

4 comments:

HoosierGirl5 said...

Awwww....they all look terrific. I can't believe how much they both look like Sushiboy! And don't you believe them about your weight...you look fine to me, and I should know!

Happy Belated Birthday to the Super Son of Sushi.

J.

bon said...

Holy freaking CRAP! Obese? There is NO WAY! Dude. Now my panties are all in a bunch to learn that WIC, a program that is SUPPOSED to be there for the health of women and children is using such a deeply flawed tool as BMI. BMI is proven to be nearly USELESS in terms of determining health!

Grrrr!

Seriously...

go here and have a look,
http://flickr.com/photos/77367764@N00/sets/72157602199008819/

and then read
http://kateharding.net/but-dont-you-realize-fat-is-unhealthy/

Am too tired to try and remember how to imbed links in comments. In our ward there is this former football player that has, perhaps, two ounces of fat on his body, is a paragon of fitness and a deputy sheriff... according to the BMI he is like, two pounds shy of "Morbidly Obese." Is crap. Luckily you are an intelligent woman... I cringe to think what kind of really bad choices some folks could make, based on what this WIC rep said to you. That you should not gain anymore weight???? To a woman entering her third trimester???? WHAT THE FLYING????!

Nostrils flaring. Breathing hard. I gotta go to bed. Grrrrrr!

Sushiboy said...

Yah BMI is flawed. Doesn't take account a lot of things. Bone structure for one. and many other things.

My favorite is the nutritionists at WIC saying she is obese, then giving her coupons for 6 gallons of milk beans, and carbs out the wazoo. Actions speak louder than words.

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

Happy Birthday Cookie!