Happy New Year!!!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Happy New Year!!!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
I am 2 cm dilated, baby is not engaged enough to start anything. I am going Friday to the hospital for a 10 AM induction. My doctor said to be ready because chances are baby will come since we made it official and scheduled it. I pray not, I want to be home for the big Santa reveal! Some feelings: Glad to know the end is near but I hope things go on their own naturally, do not like inductions at all! Sad to know I won't be this little one's sole protector after Friday. Wondering if this is my last time pregnant, ever? Excited to meet him/her. Nervous for a complication-free birth. Happy that everything has gone well so far and my body is hanging in there. Teeny-bit irritated that I have to go the day after Christmas, no rest for the weary! Panicked, do I have everything ready? Sad because these are my final moments as just P and Z's mom, going to have to be even more of a time-manager. Mourning the loss of my daily chocolate habit- gotta get back in shape. Thrilled to literally share the news of our little bambino in a few days with the whole world!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
On another note...
You have got to be kidding me?! My kids are sick with the stomach flu, AGAIN! What is this some kind of cruel joke? I swear I cannot catch a break. If I get it, so help me, I will have to cause severe bodily harm to someone! Back to laundry and Lysol-ing...
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
No baby, yet. I have not progressed any further from last week, although when I complained to my OB, he said, "well you are a week more along." Yeah buddy, try 40 weeks, time to get this show on the road. I will not be able to be induced until the 26th. Nice huh? So if baby decides he/she really likes it in there, at least I know that I'll be going on the 26th. That just seems like a long way away with Christmas (and in laws) coming between now and then. I am becoming the master of deep breathing since heavily drinking is not a possibility. A funny note, when I came home from my doctor's appointment, Parker met me in the garage. His little hands were outstretched and he said, "mom, where is da baby? I want to see it nooooow." He apparently thought I was going to the doctor to get the baby. Oh, I love that little man.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
They are sucking me in again! The ads are already on, the Us blog has been talking about it, and I keep scanning the mags at the grocery checkout for information that might have been "leaked." Why can I not resist "The Bachelor?" I keep telling myself I won't watch it this time, but I am finding myself excited to know that Jason is engaged, the guy deserves it, I was totally rooting for him last time. Ugh, I really should not be rotting my brain with this mindless television, I should be watching Nova or Discovery Channel, I just can't help myself!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
For the past few weeks, the kids have been playing office. I don't know how it came about. They have these boxes, phones, clipboards, name tags, mailboxes, cups of coffee (go figure!), and they insist on paging me all the time. I totally crack up at their imaginary phone conversations with mad customers. I still haven't figured out what their office does, but they are definitely having fun.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Why aren't my floors mopped?
Why do I always complain about not having enough time in the day?
It's because of projects like this one. Last week after I came home from the grocery, I was putting things away and bags of chips and paper towels kept falling on my head from the top of the pantry. So right then and there, I took everything out and starting doing "my thing." Organizing, sorting, purging, and finally labeling. It is such a sick addiction. I couldn't help myself, I just had to do it. I found out, I buy way too many canned tomatoes, by the way. My husband came home from work in the middle of the mess and Zoe said, "Dad, can you believe she gets all this stuff in there?" Our giant kitchen island was completely covered with the stuff from the pantry and I was scrubbing shelves and baskets. (My husband claims I am part elf because I can cram a lot of stuff in a tiny area. So this was really funny to me at the time.) Despite the fact that this seemed random, I've actually wanted to do it for a long time. I like the results, everything is in such better order and it is easier to find what I need after grouping things together. I must note, I did not buy new matching baskets or anything, just used what I had. I have tons of baskets and containers, oh, don't get me started on that...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
I'm at the grocery late at night, not a big shocker there, when I swear I had a vision of my future. I saw this teeny elderly lady pushing one of the gi-normous carts with her purse securely on her forearm browsing the magazines. In her cart she had a bunch of bananas, a 2 liter of Dr. Pepper, and two cans of soup. In her hands, she had three "rag mags" as I call them, trying to decide which one to purchase. She looked at my cart (which was completely overflowing as usual) and said, "Oh sweetie, I remember those days of full carts and big gallons of milk." We exchanged a few nice words and I thought as she walked away, that will be me someday, getting just a few necessities at the store. Maybe I'm sentimental because it's Christmas or maybe I'm overly emotional because I am pregnant, but on the way home I reminded myself to enjoy things right now because they won't be like this forever. The big grocery bills, hectic schedule, loud house, 85 loads of laundry a week, and muddy footprints on the floor will be distant memories someday. I promptly came home and gave my kids kisses as they slept and didn't even complain when my husband wanted to watch an HGTV gardening show, again!
Friday, December 5, 2008
another funny kid story:
Parker was brushing his teeth this morning, I was standing with my arms folded across my chest. Thanks to my low-cut maternity top (why do they all have to be so low?! Is that to make us moms to be feel good about something being so huge?) my a-hem cleavage was rather pronounced, shall we say. Parker said, "look mommy, you have a butt 'dere now!" Thanks buddy. Hurry up baby, I want normal sized ta tas again!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Gather up all your children's holiday books and put them in a central location (basket, shelf, whatever). During your reading time, encourage your child to choose a book from this location. It will help you to have discussions about what Christmas is really all about for you as well as continue to build your child's excitement until the big day (not that they need any help!). I also use this time to talk about expectations on Christmas day, like saying "thank you" for gifts, even if they are socks, books are great discussion-boards! This is one of the only times a day when my kids are truly attentive (and still) so it is great to have some quick talks. We read our holiday books all year long but to have them all in one place for just a few weeks makes them seem a little more special. My kids tend to pick the Rudolph and Frosty books most often but I also like to read the ones that explain Jesus' birthday, the manger and all that good stuff, this just makes it easier. I think the same would work if you have an extensive DVD collection. We don't have a lot but I made sure the ones we have are moved to the front of the pile for easy selection.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
No way am I going to share my current weight, even if I knew what it was, which I don't since I stopped looking about three months ago. The nurse asked me all kinds of questions to add to my hospital chart making it seem really real, this is going to happen soon. I finally got "checked", you know, to see if I was dilated and strangely I was kind of excited. Maybe it's because they have changed my due date about 5 times and I really feel like I have no idea when this baby is going to make its grand debut... either way, my doctor said I wasn't even "a little bit" dilated. Shocking since I feel like he/she is coming like any day, wishful thinking I guess. I suppose my peewee is just chillin' in there, enjoying the warm, cozy space. I'll keep you updated... the one funny thing that happened is this: the nurse says, "please give us a urine sample." As all women know a trip to the OB/GYN isn't complete without the cup experience. I know this, I promise, I've done it like a million times, or at least it seems like it. So I write my name on the cup, get ready to "go" and I sit down and forget to collect the sample. Yep, I just sat there and held it while I pottied. I stand up, holding the cup, still, not even paying attention until I had to wash my hands. Then I realized I forgot and had to go out and humbly tell the nurse what I did. I asked her if that happens a lot, it's got to right?! She said, "no, not really." Gee thanks for not really trying to make me feel better. I'm going to chock that one up as my biggest pregnancy brain fart.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Look how cute! It is teeny, meant to hang on a tree. Ignore my hand, it looks like a giant man-hand right here, boy I need a manicure!Here is the basket all done up with its accessories. It is called the "Little Shopper." Don't you just love it!? I haven't bought too many baskets in the past few years (living on one income will do that to you) but I do try to get this one each year. They do look so adorable on my Christmas tree. I just love the whole experience of a new Longaberger, the smell of the stain on the basket, checking for the weaver's signature, putting in a liner and finding a proper place for display, just gets my heart racing. I'm such a geek.Here are some of my other tree trimmers. I love their petiteness. Not exactly practical but hey since I don't splurge on shoes anymore a girl's got to have a vice.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I really wanted to just figure out if I had any bottles left and what nipples I needed for them, even though I plan on nursing our new baby, I like to have a few for backup. So with both my kids home sort of sickish, not sick enough to be laying around, sick enough to be bugging me! I spent the whole morning cleaning and reorganizing three cabinets in my kitchen. How does this happen? I swear I didn't mean to do it! Oh well, I have a full box for Goodwill (old mismatched glasses) and I realized I have no nipples for bottles. I then remembered that I quit giving Parker a bottle (when he was about 18 months old) when he chewed the last nipple to pieces. I think these small tasks are what multiply into major overhauls for me, yes now I am seeing all kinds of things that could be purged. It's a sickness I tell you. I can't stop myself!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
On a lighter note...
I think now is a good time to make a list of all the holiday stuff you want to do. Whether it be baking, visiting friends, caroling, special shopping, or other traditions, you should decide what you want to do and get out that calendar. Put those things on there before you get to booked up to squeeze anything else in. I have already decided on some baking days and I am looking for a day to shop with my best friend from college. These are things I don't want to miss just because we are busy. I am also going to schedule wrapping days and post office days so those things are left to the last minute. While having a new baby kind of limits my plans somewhat, I am still going to try to make a schedule I can stick with hopefully creating a less-stressful holiday season.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Zoe says: I am thankful for my nice teacher.
isn't that so sweet?
Parker says: french fries
hmm, I don't quite know what to say about that
I say: I am thankful for my two awesome kiddos.
which they promptly gave me a big hug, unprovoked
My love for Noggin just went up about 50%.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
show us those muscles Parker
I love this one... Zoe posing (she is totally Sharpay-diva!) and Max getting a good sniff of the treats! This is my life.
update: the candy we all seem to be eating first therefore I am assuming is our favorites: Reese Cups, yum!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Another shot of the tags... I copied these tags (sort of) from a scrapbook designer featured in a magazine. The pumpkin is two different circles with pop dots in between. They look much cuter in person. Also, I have to share how "green" I am, the treat bags are recycled from Zoe's preschool party treats last year and the tag string is from a Gap shopping bag. I cut strings and cords off bags all the time, they are usually very easy to remove. Gap Baby has the cutest ribbon ever!!!
Also just a note: from my extensive personal research, the food that gives the yuckiest heartburn and should be avoided in pregnancy is... bacon. (For my preggo friends out there!)
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Zoe "really, really, really," wanted to be Sharpay for trick or treat so we tried on the costume, bought the costume, brought costume home and now she doesn't like it. Urgh!
I am supposed to go to the classroom party at the kindergarten center Friday but have no babysitter for my 3 year old. Urgh!
As of Friday, I have about 6 weeks to get all my holiday stuff ready, just in case baby comes early or even on time. Urgh!
It is supposed to be cold on trick or treat, do you think Zoe will wear a t-shirt under the costume that she hates?! Urgh!
Is it too early to say "Bah humbug?" and does that apply to Halloween?
Friday, October 24, 2008
1. Wow, you must be getting ready to pop!
2. You must be due any day now.
3. Look at that belly!
4. Are you sure you want hot sauce ma'am? You'll give that baby heartburn!
5. Were you really little to begin with? Because you are really showing now.
6. Is that baby going to come soon or what?
7. Are you having twins?
8. Is your husband really big? How can you grow such a big baby in there?
These are all comments I have heard in the past three days. I am not exaggerating. Only one of these is from someone I actually know (ahem, my husband!) and I won't tell you which one. Can you believe the nerve some people have? I try to brush it off and just laugh to their faces but it kind of gets to you after a while. I mean come on people, I'm pregnant here! Major hormone surges, tears flowing like water, emotional wreck, ya get it!?
Here are the only things I think people should say to a pregnant woman:
1. You have such a beautiful glow.
2. Your hair looks fantastic.
3. You have such a perfectly round belly, just like Rachel on "Friends"
4. You hardly show at all.
5. You are tiny, are you sure you're ____ weeks along?!
6. You have never looked better.
7. Pregnant women are the most beautiful women on Earth.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This is the inlaid top, you can't see the basketweave around the edge very well, but it is there and I love it so much.
Another view, we actually got 6 chairs for this beastly thing and when the leaf is in, we'll need them. For now, the four of us will continue to enjoy our nightly dinners here, until little peewee joins us.This bad boy weighs about 300 pounds, it is a solid piece of loveliness, have you ever heard anyone gush over a piece of furniture so much? I know I am a nut job. Eating mac n cheese at such a grand table sure makes it taste a lot better! Bon appetite!