Reporter Turned Mommy

The Ides of November

on November 9, 2012

Blake only has a few more days left as an only child.

(Here is he dressed up as a cowboy for Halloween. Trick-or-Treat night was only a few days ago here in the Cleveland area because of Hurricane Sandy)

While we are so excited to welcome his new sibling into the world, I also feel guilty that I won’t be able to give him 100% of my attention once the baby is born.  I’m sure there will be some rough days, but I also know our little guy is going to make a GREAT big brother! He talks about the baby all the time and says he can’t wait until he has someone else to play with! Parents, any advice on how to handle two?

As for me, I’m feeling pretty good, considering I could go into labor at any moment!

(Not the greatest picture of me, but it’s the most recent! Dean was dressed as the “Man in the Yellow Hat”  because Blake was supposed to be Curious George but he changed his mind!)

Yes, I’m uncomfortable and wobbly and my balance is totally off, but I’m feeling well enough to go see MADONNA LIVE IN CONCERT tomorrow!

I’m so excited! Maybe my water will break to “Like a Virgin”! haha I can’t wait to VOGUE!

In addition to all the excitement surrounding Baby #2, we’ve also had to deal with some health issues with our nine-year old Schnoodle, Bailey.


Bailey was just diagnosed with diabetes and I now have to give him two shots of insulin a day. Luckily, he is a very good and docile dog, so this hasn’t been a problem. I got very overwhelmed, though, when I tried to test his blood sugar. The vet instructed me to prick him on his ear, take his blood and test the sugar. It was much harder than it looked and it’s just not something I can add to my plate right now. Luckily, the vet told me to just keep giving him his insulin shots and I can bring him in for periodic blood sugar testing. I can’t imagine trying to take care of a two-year old, a newborn, give Bailey two insulin shots a day AND test his blood sugar twice a day. I am only one woman! :)

So from a diabetic dog, to Madonna to getting ready to pop, that’s what’s going on around here! I hope to update the blog at least one more time before I go into labor. Mother Nature will determine if that’s possible! Have a great weekend and I will be sure to post some pictures from the concert. You can always follow me on Twitter or check out my Reporter Turned Mommy Facebook Page for updates.






2 responses to “The Ides of November

  1. Wish you the best. I”ll be thinking of you. Poor little dog. My son was older, and he did get a little jealous. Honestly, people say the younger ones…two and under do adjust best. My son was almost four. He did well the first week or so, but when she was like three months old, he complained because she didn’t do anything. He really warmed up when she could crawl and interact more. Prior to that, he would say that she just took up space.

  2. bob says:

    Bailey was just diagnosed with diabetes and I now have to give him two shots of insulin a day.

    I am so sorry to hear that. Before my last dog passed away from kidney failure, the vet had us giving her fluid with a needle and an IV. The vet swore to me that the dogs hide was very think and that she wouldn’t feel the needle. I have to say she behaved like she didn’t feel anything.

    I’m sure Bailey will do just fine, and the treatment will be rougher on you than him.

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