Wednesday, July 28


Ter now weighs 15.2 lbs...up from 14.7!  Aparently stuffing babies with baby food and booby works! yay!

Thursday, July 22


Tonight I started to wean ter off the boob but just for sleep.  This way when I transfer him into his own bed then it will be easier (hopefully) then it was with cy.  Tonight I wrapped ter and cuddled/rocked him until he fell asleep.  It took about 14min.  So not too bad.  I remember with cy that from about 10 months until about 2 yrs we had trouble getting cy to sleep on his own.  It took forever and each night was SO stressful!  I do love nursing baby so I am going to continue until he weans himself like his older brother did (at 14 months).  Just not to fall asleep with.  It helps that my mom watches the boys in the morning while I work so she already gets him to sleep this way without the boob or bottle.  Both my boys have refused a bottle or pacifier.  When I have him totally weaned off sleep booby then I am going to move the baby matress into our room and put it on the floor for him to sleep on.   Baby steps...  
Another note we had a great day.  Q did not work today so he played with the boys all morning while I worked and managed to clean the house too!  Yay
Then the boys and I played....with coloring, blocks, went for a walk, cy buttered and cut bananas, cy also folded cloths, ter army crawled everywhere!  Cy helped me make snacking cake which did not turn out...then after they went to sleep I made so playdough for tomorrow!

Monday, July 19

New Tooth

Ter's top front tooth just came in the other day!  He is not sleeping so I am tired.

Tuesday, July 6

Marcus David Varner

My sister had her new baby on Canada Day.  He weighed in at 7 lbs 8oz.  A cute little boy.  I cannot wait to meet him this weekend.  I have only seen him in pictures.

Around here things have been crazy.  My dog Taffee who is 11yrs was just diagnosed with bladder cancer.  We always thought that she would outlive our other dog Koeywon who is also 11 yrs.  We are unable to do surgery because of the part of her bladder the tumor is, also it would cost upwards of $10 000 and we just do not have that kind of money.  We are giving her pain medication and watching her closely for any changes.  My poor baby!  We have only had her for 7 yrs.  Before we adopted her from absentee owners we think that she was abused because she has fear of people and severe separation anxiety.  7 good years is better then 1000 bad ones.

Ter our 8 months old has stopped gaining weight.  We had to take him in for blood work yesterday.  It was awful!  They wrap him up in a blanket then hold down his arm and take blood...real slow because his veins are so small!  I am so grateful that hubby Q came with me becuase I would not have been able to do it myself!

This past weekend we went camping in Sylvan Lake.  It was so much fun.  We actually stayed in Gull Lake just 20 min away.  Cy played at the beach until 9pm with some other kids he had met there.  Ter loved camping...being outside in all the fresh air.  I also fit in a 12.8km run as part of my half marathon training.  My feet were killing me after!  They feel much better now with having 2 days off of running.  That was the farthest that I have ever run before.