Once again i have nothing to talk about except to complain about my health. Terrible morning sickness still, sinus problems, nose bleeds, bloating, etc. etc. etc. The list goes on and on and none of it seems to be getting any better, unfortunately. This is just going to be one of those miserable pregnancies.
Issues with my MIL have slightly improved since my last post, only because my husband and I have made a conscious decision to not send our daughter to her house anymore on a regular basis. She sees her about one time per week now on our terms (which is the way it should have been anyways) and she has alot less control. I no longer feel the need to be polite to her when telling her things only because she has stepped over so many boundaries, disrespected Joe and I as parents, and frequently neglected Zoey (then lied about it) in the past 3 years.
This will NOT happen again with our 2nd child. Now that we know how his mother is, particularly with her grandchildren and her need for control of everyone, we have more insight on what to do and not to do in the future. From now on she will have limited access to our kids with either Joe or I (or both) present. Sadly, this is just the way it has to be and she has no one to blame but herself.
In other "news", Zoey is doing well in school. Shes only 3 but she can now write her name, our names, and her entire ABC's without help. Joe and I are going to start working on teaching her to read small basic words since she can now instantly recognize letters and the sounds they make. If any of you have kids that are 2-3 and older and also own an iPad or iPhone i would suggest purchasing the Dora Skywriting ABC's app, $1.99, because it teaches/allows kids to write the letters themselves then shows a photo of an item that is associated with that letter. (like A is for Apple). To them its like a video game and it makes the whole process alot more fun :)