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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Teething sucks. . . and other thoughts =)

LOL. It's just the beginning of teething for the girlies, but they already hate it, and so does mommy! Their little gums hurt and they just scream and drool and poop and scream and chew and drool and scream some more. I feel so bad for them! We give them Tylenol to try to help with the pain and we hold and rock them like crazy, but it doesn't always work. Bummer. So far their sleep schedule hasn't suffered too much. Maybe going to bed a bit later or getting up a bit earlier, but all in all not bad. We consider ourselves lucky. Then again, we know the worst is still yet to come.

In other news, we LOVE our nanny.

Best decision we made. If you can afford it, go for a nanny over daycare. The nanny comes to your home so you don't have to take your kiddos out, and she can even help with the baby laundry and dishes. LIFESAVER. And the girls absolutely love her. It makes me kind of jealous to be honest. . .they get so excited to see her, which is great! But I don't think they get that excited to see me!

In girls news, the girlies still haven't rolled over. They just have no desire. They just lay on their tummies during tummy time and scream. Because obviously we don't have enough screaming going on in our household already and need more! HA! Of course they thrash around on the blanket and kick their legs and move their heads around, but that's it. That's the extent of their effort. Slackers =). Oh, and they are refusing to smile for the camera anymore. I think they think that the camera is stealing their little souls or something. I get out the camera and they immediately stop talking and smiling and just stare and glare. I hope it's just a phase!

We went and test drove cars on Sunday. Okay, we're not getting a minivan. I didn't like how they drove (They were so slow to accelerate - I felt like I was driving my 4 cylinder Cutlass Sierra from HS!) and I didn't like how I felt behind the wheel. I felt like a soccer mom. And while I may be a soccer mom in 10 years, I'm not now. I don't know, maybe the Highlander commercials have brainwashed me, but I would really prefer an SUV with all of the amenities of a minivan (which ironically the Highlander doesn't have - in my opinion). Of course the only problem with getting this "perfect" SUV is that this is WAY more expensive than a minivan would be. We found a vehicle that is perfect for our needs - a GMC Acadia - SLT2 package. It has 4 wheel drive, captains chair's in the second row and a 3rd row bench seat, a whole host of amenities including the rear hatch release (just like the minivans), DVD player/entertainment system, leather seats, sunroof, auxillary jacks, navigation system, back up camera and sensors, heated seats, the list goes on and on. The coolest feature was that when I was driving it the speed is actually projected up on the windshield. When the turn signal was on, that also projected onto the windshield, as did the volume for the radio. Craziness. To the tune of $30K for a 2008 craziness. Yikes. A Mercedes SUV from the same year is only a couple thousand more. Yikes again. If you look really hard you can find a 2009 for $30K, but they are usually several states away (I know, because Si has made it his mission to find one of these cars in our price range, regardless of it's location). If you drove it though, I think you'd love it as much as I do. I never should have driven it! Now I can't stop thinking about how awesome it would be to have one. . . . higher car payment here I come. . .boo. . .

Oh, AND the TV went out today - talk about MAJOR DRAMA. 5 days before the 9th annual Super Bowl Shindig AND in the middle of a blizzard. Luckily it was only the bulb (it's a DLP rear projection TV). We had just replaced the $200 bulb in July, so we were irritated that we needed to replace it again, but at least we didn't have to replace the whole TV. And the picture is so nice and bright again! =). Crisis averted!

Okay, that's all for now! I wish we could get a break from the snow, but it is Nebraska in the winter, so its to be expected!! Here are the girls sporting their snowflake outfits fron great grandma while it's snowing like crazy outside! Note that they are sitting up. . .they love to sit up now and hate to lay. They are growing up. Sigh. Have a great night!



  1. I can't believe how fast time is flying! Our babies don't look at all like the newborns we brought home from the hospital.

    To get Adam to roll over during tummy time I put a little tiny pillow under his chest. You could also roll up a receiving blanket and stick it under their chest. This did the trick for him because it got him up a bit and not so pissed off. Might be worth a try?

    I can't wait to drive the Acadia!!!!

  2. You're the 2nd person I've read about their 3-4 month olds teething...I'm scared, I thought we had several months until we had to deal with that. We got a Honda Odyssey (bc we had to get a mini-van with 3 car seats) and we LOVE it. Our kiddos are doing the same thing with the cameras, they will be talking up a storm but as soon as I put the video camera on them, they just stare at me:)

  3. btw, maybe I am old but your nanny looks sooo young! LOL

  4. Sheila - ooh, that's an idea! I kind of feel like that's cheating though! LOL. But hey, whatever works! I know the pedi will not be happy if the girlies haven't rolled over by the time of our 4 month appointment! I'm interested to see what you think of the Acadia, and the other SUV's you drive - make sure to report back to me!
    Meghan - I KNOW. I thought we had months left too, but Bri started this teething madness about 10 days ago, and Olivia just joined in on Monday. UGH. So far it hasn't been too bad, but I was (and still am!) dreading the (full) onset too. And just when we were getting fully into the schedule of things and sleeping peacefully through the night!
    LOL - the nanny IS young - 19, and a college student. Ah to be 19 again! Everyone looks so young to me now. . . I think there are 12 year olds driving cars. . .I have no sense of anyone's age anymore!
    Oh, the Odyssey! Great features! Nice work, and yes, with 3 car seats you don't have a ton of options. With two car seats we have more options but still not many. The Acadia has the inside of a minivan (with pass through 2nd row seating), and for the most part is just missing the sliding doors. But you pay accordingly! How are your little ones doing?

  5. MJ - My guy who is just 5 months today has been teething since 4 months too! UGH!

    Megan - Its not cheating - it just gets them more into it. After awhile you take away the pillow and they know what to do. Adam doesn't need his pillow to roll over anymore! But he does need some sort of motivation! HA!

  6. Do you leave them alone with the nanny. I've been looking at daycares because I'm not sure my paranoia will allow me to get a nanny. And on the subject of cars, I'm the woman who exchanged a red sporty sedan for a white minivan. LOL!!

  7. Too cute! Love the nanny picture - I agree it is SO AWESOME to have reliable childcare right in your home. We had such great luck with nannies for C when I was finishing school. I hope we can have similar luck when I go back to work at the end of the year.


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