Week 24 – June 11 – 17, 2012
Monday, June 11th: Today we started doing push-ups. A long time ago I started the 100 push-ups challenge (http://hundredpushups.com/). I blogged about the benefits of push-ups in March 2011, click here to read that post. For some reason I stopped, if I am remembering correctly I had to repeat a certain week three times and was a little frustrated. Now I am determined to try again. Our total of push-ups for the three days we did them was 112.
Tuesday, June 12th: Charlie wanted to carry Nola Mae. He didn’t last long with her on his back because it took me a while to wrap them together.
I am finally getting back to using my clothes line. I had a few items that needed bleaching in the sun. Most importantly, the reason why I took this picture is because girls’ clothes are so cute on Nola Mae and even on the clothes line!
Thursday, June 14th: After the morning of summer school we went to the park for a picnic lunch and then to our favorite library. Henry and I made egg salad for us.
After the library I made these chocolate chip cookies that everyone loved! Secret ingredient…garbanzo beans! This recipe came from the Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food cookbook. They were much better than the brownies that we made for Charlie to take to school.
Friday, June 15th: This morning we went to Waupaca to run errands and met with my lactation consultant. We have concerns that Nola Mae hasn’t been gaining weight at the normal rate a baby should. I wasn’t too worried about this because I have been feeling like she is breastfeeding enough, even though I think she sleeps a lot, and was probably gaining weight. I was wrong! She hasn’t even gained the bare minimum in the last week and a half. I left there with different things to try and plans to get another weight done in a week and a heavy weight of stress on my shoulders.
By the afternoon Nola Mae was crying, screaming, gassy, pooping and making whimpering/little moaning sounds during her sleepy times. Henry seemed very concerned and was trying to make her happy here after a diaper change.
I nursed her often and wrapped her up and carried her around and this seemed to keep her happy. During the night she had a fever.
Saturday, June 16th: The only thing I accomplished today was finishing this Mei Tai that I made for my friend Sarah.
Sunday, June 17th: What do Vater Boys do for Father’s Day? Jack took the boys to the woods to make firewood. His brother called to wish him a “Happy Father’s Day” and told me that he was building a wood shed with his kids. I wasn’t surprised Eddie had news of a project to work on. There is no sitting around in this family!
After Henry’s nap time we went to Little Falls.
Sometime I wish this cage was in our yard.
While I cooked Jack’s favorite dinner, Jack downloaded photos from the day and the boys surprised Jack by unloading the firewood from this morning.
Happy Father’s Day to the best Papa!