Thursday, April 28, 2011

So Busy!!

I'm sorry I haven't posted an update in a while, but Passover just sort of took over my entire month of April, and the semester isn't finished yet for school. I've missed so many classes - when I was sick, Passover, and then yesterday because my car battery died. (Seriously...not the best time for that to happen! But at least all it took was a jump and we were back in business.)

Anyway, half of my husband's immediate family stayed with us over Passover, and everyone had a great time. The twins went wild over "Auntie Beh" and "Uncle Joe" (aka "ABehBeh" and "AJoeJoe"). There was a lot of laughing and even some potty success! I bought the twins some cloth training pants, and hopefully they'll come in the mail soon. I just want to get them out of diapers already! Sure, they're young, but there's two of them and Tzipora. I'm getting sick of diapers. lol

I've discovered that Tzipora really isn't gaining weight - she's still at 10 1/2 lbs. I think maybe it's because she cut out an overnight feed and goes 10+ hours without crying or waking us up. She'd go even longer, but I have my alarm set for 7:45am so I can be on time to class and such. She just lays there and sucks on her fingers, so we have no idea that she's even awake. I'm going to be a lot more strict about waking her up at 5am for a feed and I'm not going to let her sit and nurse for an hour at a time during the day, because for the vast majority of that time she's basically sleep sucking and not getting any milk. I'm going to poke at her so she drinks quickly and I can get in more feeds during the day. Any expert breastfeeders out there with ideas on getting her to eat more and quickly? Cuz even though I might spend 4 hours per day with her on the breast, her weight is completely stagnant...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Why I Walk My Dog

Post contributed by Josue Durham

I love walking my dog each and every day, since it is so important that I do. By walking my dog he gets the exercise that he needs, and since he is a golden doodle he needs a lot of exercise by nature. He has a lot of energy and loves to play, and walking him right before dinner is a great way to get him to settle down a lot at the end of the night. Although it is nice to be able to walk him at night, sometimes it is dark when I come home, and this is why I set my home security alarm from before I leave the house. If you have a dog, especially a large breed dog like a golden doodle then you are going to want to make sure that you walk your dog everyday, so that he or she c! an get the exercise that they need to stay strong and live healthy. There are many different places in most communities that you can walk dogs if you don't live in an area that suits walking your dog. Make your dog the best they can be and make sure that you take care of them.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I Need a Vacation!

BlogHer this year is in sunny San Diego! I've never been to California, myself, but I hear it's gorgeous. It's the weekend right before my birthday, too, so what a way to celebrate! I would give anything to go to the BlogHer conference this year, but it's crazy expensive and I would need someone to sponsor me. But I don't think there's any chance Shmuel would let me fly cross-country with the baby by myself for a weekend. :-( *sigh*

Is anyone else out there planning to go to BlogHer? It's too bad I didn't go to last year's conference, which was in New York City. That would've been super easy for me to get to! Maybe they'll decide to hold it in Boston next year... :-) That would be super amazing!!! But I do really need a vacation... We were supposed to go to Israel for Ziva's wedding, but my school vacation didn't coincide with her wedding date. I'd love to get down to Florida to go to Disney World and Universal Studios, but I don't think Shmuel is up for a big trip with all of the kids. That's why it would be SOOO AMAZING if I could go to BlogHer. Shmuel would stay with the twins at home, and I would take the baby for some bloggy fun in San Diego. We might even be able to sneak in a trip to the San Diego Zoo! I love animals. :-)

Any of you guys ever been to (or live on) the west coast?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bath Time...Need Help!!

The twins *hate* bath time. They know when it's coming, and Dovid will cry himself into throwing up every.single.time. I am completely stumped as to why they hate taking baths! I've tried getting into the bath with them with no water...and Dovid puked all over me. I tried showing them how much fun splashing dice. I need some serious help here, otherwise my kids are going to be the dirtiest ones around. It's totally gross!! Please help me!!!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Random Cuteness

The twins were just being themselves, and I wanted to capture it on video. Dovid decided he wanted to clean, and Chana wanted to go outside. :-) Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lots of Ramblings

So many things going through my head at once! Here's everything that's going on in no particular order:
  • Chana is starting to talk in full sentences, and it is SO cute!
  • Tzipora is smiling a lot more often now, and it's adorable.
  • She's also sucking on her fingers just the way I used to as a child. Here's picture proof:
  • I just started taping the TV shows I watch using my DVD recorder rather than my VHS, and I LOOOVE it! I blip through commercials super fast and I don't need to rewind. I can even choose if I want to watch Days or Biggest Loser first without rewinding/fast forwarding.
  • Dovid fell the other day and got a cut on his chin. Poor dude! We took him to the ER and they used glue on it, but the glue came off within 12 hours. Oh well! At least the cut is healing ok on its own.
  • One of my best friends just found out that she's expecting after nearly a decade of unsuccessful trying. I've been dancing around with a grin on my face all day since I found out. Please say a little prayer for her that this is a sticky baby (or babies)!!!!!
  • Passover is coming. YIKES! Thank G-d for my mother-in-law who is basically cleaning the house for it.
  • I'm really looking forward to having my sister-in-law come to visit starting next week. I hope she decides to stay for a really long visit. :-)
  • My Atkins dieting has been going ok, but I'm still not really losing weight particularly quickly. I'll lose a pound, then gain back half a pound...rinse and repeat. It's kind of frustrating that I'm giving up all of my yummy carbs and not seeing the scale encourage me to keep going. *sigh*
  • As of tomorrow, I will have breastfed Tzipora for as long as I breastfed the twins...and we're still going strong!
That's all for now! :-)