Friday, June 30, 2006

Holla to all the Fashonistas out there.

I thought I should let all of you know that I decided against all other previous outfits for my reunion. And I ordered something else. Have you heard of Isabella Oliver? I hadn't, but they've got some cute stuff. Expensive yes, but cute. I bought this little top to wear with plain black pants. I like it way more that the black outfit. I just didn't like the asymmetry of the black top.

Also breaking news, no, nothing about Star Jones, today is the day I am saying goodbye to my hair. I think I'll be going all Natalie Portman. OK not quite, but I think I'll be getting about 5 inches off. I need something new and fresh. My hair is getting to long and skankified stringy. I'll try to do before and afters. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

How would you respond???

Yesterday was the day that all women dread. How do I put it without sounding like a complete sex-crazed pervert?...Mason found this one thing that I have in my top drawer that umm, buzzes. Whatever, Mason found my purple vibrator.

We were getting ready to meet some friends at the park. Mason was dressed and ready to go, but I was picking up the kitchen quick before we left. Apparently I wasn't moving fast enough because Mason went into my bedroom and was going to grab me some clothes to throw on, the same thing he does with my shoes when he wants to go outside and play. I was wiping down the kitchen counters when Mason walks into the kitchen holding "it".

"Mama what's that?" he asks.

"Oh My God!" was the first thing that came out of my mouth. Then I grabbed it out of his hands, fast!

"That's a candle." A candle. A candle? Where the hell did I pull that object from?

Apparently I was on the fly and couldn't think of anything else to call it. I guess it did the trick because he never asked anymore about it. Now I just thank God that I was home alone with him and my in-laws weren't over or something!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

She is my Prozac

Yesterday I met with my midwife. God, I love her! I left my house sweaty and panicky just knowing that something was going to be terribly wrong. I know, how pessimistic, right?

Once I saw my midwife, I started spilling my guts (a.k.a. whining) about how miserable I have started feeling. I told her everything! The spotting, didn't phase her. She said she gets a little nervous if the mothers blood type is negative, but mine isn't. Of course if it lasts a few days she wants to know about it, but apparently it was no big deal. She told me the anxiety about having another early bird was totally legit. She told me to just remind myself that the pregnancy up to this point has been pretty much "textbook" and that it is completely out of my hands and hers. Then she asked if I wanted some Prozac or Wellbutrin. I declined.

Everything else is right on. I gained 4 lbs last month and my blood pressure is still right where it should be (120/63). Now I start visits every 2 weeks, Thank God! She is like a big 'ol dose of Prozac for me. I love her.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Class of 1996

I don't think I have mentioned it yet, but I have a class reunion coming up in 3 weeks. Thinking three weeks ahead, I should be right at Orca status since I am currently at simply "whale" status right now. I am having issues with what to wear. A few weeks ago, my mom and I went to Minneapolis and I thought I'd be in a perfect place to buy a cute maternity dress. I had picked a few out at Nordstrom. Unfortunately, Nordstom Maternity is only an online deal, beh. It sucks to order an expensive dress online and hope that it fits a strangely mis-shapen 31 week pregnant body.
I have a few ideas though. I have this simple little black dress. Ok, scratch "little" who am I kidding; It is very plain, but I think I could do something sort of cute with it. But...There is this picture of this pregnant woman wearing this adorable outfit. Maybe I just long to look like her. I think I may order it. Do you like?
I meet with my midwife today. Wish me luck that everything goes smoothly. I also do the fun glucose test today! Gotta love the way too sweet orange pop. (I just totally gave away my midwestern side. Yes, I just called it POP!)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Get it while it's hot!

...we'll see if this post makes it past a half hour. I am totally in a funk. I am starting to feel like crap. I think I may be one of those lucky people that gets morning sickness at the end of the pregnancy. Every morning for about the past five days I could puke on command from the time a wake up until about noon. Good Times!

Pedro and I are at each others throats because I am so hormonal. I am driving him crazy, but how could I not be? I am driving myself crazy. Oh and a tiny secret, I didn't get hormonal all by myself. I am pretty sure there was a Y chromosome involved.

Part of my hormonal craziness is stemming from the stress I have with this pregnancy. Not a day goes by that I don't think about having another preemie. I is scaring me to death. With just about every kick or punch I feel in my belly, I wonder if my water is going to break again. And the icing on the cake, I spotted last night. I haven't since, but anytime you see blood while you are pregnant it makes you panic with fear. I go to see my midwife on Monday so I can hopefully have some of my fears reassured. But until then, I'll probably be locked out on the porch being crazy all by myself.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Witty isn't always Wise...

Him: Oooooo, those who live in stone houses shouldn't throw rocks...

Me: It is glass houses, dumbass, GLASSHOUSES!

Him: Oh yeah. oops!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

I'm Lost...

* I took down the post this morning. It was a little too heart felt. For those of you that commented, Thank You! It does help to know you are not alone. Thanks.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Friday Night Fire!

Friday night we decided to go out for pizza. The actual sit down kind that no one does anymore. The pizza was great but the whole experience nearly sent me to an early grave.
It was one of those places that has the red dimply glass candles lit on the tables, along with the very classy paper napkin dispenser. Can you see were this is going?
We sat down and Mason immediately said,"Happy Birtday Mama!" It is some correlation he has with candles and birthdays. Then he started trying to blow out the candle. We talked about just blowing it out but we never did, we just moved it away.
The next item to play with was the paper napkin dispenser. He started pulling out the napkins and all was fine until he started reaching across the table trying to put them into the candle. The first one, success! Up in flames it went! I quickly reached into the candle, pulled out the ball of fire and began blowing. IT acted like those trick birthday candles, it would go out for a second then re-ignite itself. Meanwhile Mason is yelling, "Yay, Hotdogs!!"
I finally got the flame put out and began laughing hysterically. I am not sure if it was sheer embarrassment or the fact that my son has another correlation between campfires and hotdogs, but I laughed so hard I had tears steaming down my face.
We blew out the candle after that.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Songs that Make Me Blush Meme

I was tagged by the fabulous Ms. Mamma for this meme. It is 13 songs that I love, embarrassing as they may be...So I am doing it, but don't poke fun OK?

1. The Mountains Win Again by Blues Traveler. I just love it. It is one of those songs that I like to turn up really loud until I actually feel it!

2. Kiss by Prince. Not very original but who doesn't jam out Pretty Woman style whenever that song comes on?

3. Galileo by Indigo Girls. So I am in touch with my inner lesbian...still love this song.

4. Beautiful by India Arie. Her voice is calming and I could listen to her for hours.

5. Graceland by Paul Simon. It is one of those catchy songs I can't sit still to.

6. Don't Know Much by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville. Go ahead, laugh away. I don't know what it is about this song, maybe it is the Cocoa Puff on Aaron's face. I do have a thing for cocoa puffs, I thought Enrique Iglesias was way hotter before he got his trademark removed. I digress.

7. Love Ridden by Fiona Apple. Only in small doses can I handle her anger but I love this song.

8. You and I Both by Jason Mraz. Sweet love song and he's so darn cute, I like to pretend he's singing to me, just kidding, sort of.

9. She Will Be Loved(acoustic) by Maroon 5. This song drives Mike crazy because I coiuld listen to this song over and over and never get tired of. I love to belt this song out in my car, poor Mason!

10. Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. I know you have all heard this version on movies and TV, but it is the neatest version ever.

11. Mountain Music by Alabama. Probably the only country I'll ever admit to liking. I'm just not a country girl, but this song reminds me of summer vacation in jr. high, or maybe high school.

12. Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root. Totally reminds my of High School, no I didn't have poofy bangs anymore either.

13. Closer to Fine by the Indigo Girls. Geeze, now I can't stop thinking about my "girls" I think I should go looking for my CD's.

So there you have it. Some of them are not embarrassing, but other ones definately show off my inner geek. And let's never mention the whole Ronstadt/Neville duet again, 'mkay? SO now I am tagging my friend from college Laura, and Mamac-ta. And anyone else who does it, just let me know!

FYI This took me a looonggg freakin' time!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Another Post? Wow!

I am going to try to write more, I swear. I found this blog that I can't help but describe it as freaking hilarious. It is called, Poop and Boogies. It is a blogging Dad who tells it like it is, funny! And the funniest entry ever...Purple. Go check him out!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Just a day late ...666 !

Today started out like one of those perfect days! Mason woke up at nearly 8am which never happens. It meant that I was up before him and had time to almost finish my morning cup of Java. He woke up in a great mood. We went to the Farmers Market where a vendor caught Mason eyeing up her strawberries. She asked me if she could give him a strawberry, "sure!" So I bought asparagus from her. Once she gave him the strawberry they were fast friends. Mason was talking a mile a minute, some of it making sense, some of it not. But the important stuff like "Thank You", and "More strawberries?" where crystal clear and his charm was heard for miles. So much so that other vendors where offering him things. "Can I give him some peas?" Mason gobbled them up and ate up all the attention he was getting too.

He was being so good that I decided to take him to the park that was just up the road, he was an angel there too. There were no "battle of the wills", nothing, just a perfect boy. We came home, and I made the two of us lunch. He ate like a champ and I started thinking,"God, maybe the terrible two's are over?" Just in time, three months before the baby comes...


Well, you know my awesome napper? Yep, no nap today. And with no nap comes the crabbies. I lost track of how many timeouts he had in a two hour block. Let's just say a whole lot. Between seeing how much dog hair he could successfully pull out of the dog in one hand and throwing a puzzle at me because I wouldn't make him another bag of microwave popcorn, there where many. Oh and lets not forget going over my newly dusted tables, dusting them with baby powder, NICE!

So now Pedro is home from work. He planned on playing basketball tonight, but I begged him in "favors" to take my son away. Ahhh, silence. All I hear now is the sound of my washer running a rinse cycle and my dishwasher cleaning the dishes. Pure bliss. Until my terror comes home that is...

Thursday, June 01, 2006

No Excuses! Just Lazy.

It's Thursday and I am writing for the first time since oh, last Thursday. I know, I know, LAZY! I'm pregnant and chasing a "tornado" of a two-year-old around, cut me some slack.

Exciting News!!

I am almost 25 weeks pregnant and met with my midwife today. I gained 6 lbs since my last visit, oops! What's even more scary is that I had Mason only 9 weeks from now. God, I hope all goes well this time!

Saturday I went with a friend to get pierced. She had both nipples done, OUCH! She had major balls and I was shocked that she proceeded to do the second after the first needle puncture. She took it like a trooper!

Pedro has decided to take me on a date tomorrow night. . .wonder what the occasion is? Pedro and Romantic, not so much. . .hhhmmmmmm??

Ms. Mamma and I took the boys to the park on Tuesday. We fried, the boys didn't get a thing. We can't figure it out?

I have a bunch of pictures to share, I just need to get off my lazy ass and upload them. Stay tuned. . .