Friday, April 29, 2011

Final Days of Pregnancy

So I'm almost done with my very last pregnancy and I'm having mixed emotions.  I'm very anxious and scared to see what the rest of my life will be with 3 kids. I feel like I was almost a pro at handling 2, not quite sure how I'll handle 3.  I'm also very nervous about giving birth...did the first 2 naturally without drugs so I'm not going to punk out this time.  There is a small part of me that's like, ef it, get the epidural and be done with it. But I'll ignore that for now.
I find myself wishing that I hadn't been so hormonal during the whole 9 months and been able to enjoy it more. I had really pleasant pregnancies with Kayla and Elyse and this one plain sucked.  I wish I could have been nicer and more patient with the girls too.  I feel like I ripped them off because the last months of just us were basically me being a raging bitch. Nothing I can do about it now but I'll probably always feel guilty about it. Anyway I've done my best to try to prepare mentally, emotionally, and around the house so now all I can do is hope for the best...fingers crossed.
On another note, big shout out to the kind soul at Publix who stopped my husband from buying lettuce when my list called for cilantro. Proud to say he only called 2x during his shopping trip and one of the calls was to see if I wanted a deli sandwich.  Next time I'll make the list a little longer ;-)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Project Distraction

For the past month I have put off anything baby related. I was working on my projects and having a little love affair with my sewing machine...I heart her.  It's a fun distraction to create something for no real reason.  The ladies at Joann's Fabric know me already. They must wonder what the hell I'm up to all the time.  Anyway, here are some of the things I have been distracting myself with.
Sewing machine cover
Mod Podge and fabric covered box

Fabric covered boxes
I love my boxes. Don't love my lack of common sense to measure the depth of the cabinets, so they hang off the edge...o well.  I put the things that I don't use often in there so I can clear some space in my minimal cabinets. Gets the job done. The other boxes are for my cookbooks.
Plastic garbage bag holders
Of course I needed 3, one for the kitchen, one for my bathroom, and one for the baby's room.  By far the easiest and quickest of all the projects.

My recovered rocker. Took a while and is not perfect, but again...o well. At least it's not filthy like it was before. And it now has a zipper so I can take it off and wash it.  I still have to Scotch Guard it, another day.

Now that I have most of the projects out of my head (still have a few more ideas) I'm able to concentrate on baby things.  We even chose a name. I've been procrastinating for 9 months and it took us less than 5 minutes to agree once we had found the right one. Which is great because I didn't really have too much time left. Getting a little anxious to see how life is going to change around here. I've been trying to organize and streamline everything around here with what little energy I have left.  Hopefully the girls will adapt quicker than me.
Yesterday morning I found the girls playing with their baby dolls and Kayla said, "I'm pretending I have a lot of children, like you Mommy!"

Inspiration and ideas for my projects came from the following tutorials and blogs

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Tomorrow I have my 37 week appointment where my OBGYN will tell me if I'm dilated or not and we'll start discussing my labor plans.  My husband tells me, "Wouldn't it be funny if she tells you the baby is ready to come out NOW?"
My sense of humor must have left with my patience because that so does not qualify as funny...


Listening to the radio with Kayla in the car and Katy Perry's "Extraterrestrial" starts playing. Kayla now really listens to the words of every song and sings them-or the parts she can make-out.
Kayla: Mommy, what's "extraterrestrial"?
Easy enough question to answer, next...
Kayla: Mommy, what's "alien sex"?
O good Lord...not easy enough question to answer. Awkward!!

BTW: my answer..."I don't know"

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Trying to win a few things

A lot of the blogs I follow are always giving away really cool things and I never enter. Today I decided what the heck, you never know. And if my lovely 5 followers wish to you can enter too ;-)
First, I wish I could win this,  It's a really cool, and pretty small looking (conveniently) word press. There are so many things I can think of to do with one of these, but of course it's not in the budget so let's see if I win.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Day at the Beach

Yesterday I took the girls to the beach. It was 5 moms and 8 kids, all between the ages of 5 and 2, plus my pregnant belly.  Between the moms, the kids, beach bags, sand toys, 3 umbrellas, 5 beach chairs, and 2 and a half coolers, we must have looked hysterical. I love going to the beach because it's such a calming, relaxing thing, even with kids. They don't need to be in the water every minute because the sand is so entertaining. And luckily my girls behaved GREAT! I was in love with them when I saw what the other moms had to deal with.  Not to say that any of the kids behaved badly, but my girls are more independent. Whenever I take them somewhere they are very content to do their own thing and enjoy themselves. I don't get spoken to unless it's for basic survival, drink, bathroom :-)
Unfortunately, within 20 minutes of being at the beach one of the curious kids picked up a Portuguese Man of War, another touched it and then touched her face, and one of them accidentally touched one of the boys on the stomach with it. Not fun for them. Luckily it wasn't my kids, but I felt really bad for the 3 of them that had to deal with that. It was really crazy for about 40 minutes.
To help Kayla understand what happened I compared the situation to the scene in Finding Nemo where the father and Dory had to bounce on top of the jelly fish.  She couldn't remember the name of the jelly fish that stung her friends so she kept calling it a "man of armor". 
What I hate about the beach is the clean up part.  Sand sticks to kids like glue. By the time I got home, fed the kids and scrubbed the crap out of them and their scalps it was 10pm. I put them to bed and Kayla says, "Good night, I love you, sleep tight, don't let the suit of armor sting you!"  LOL, she really does crack me up.

Friday, April 8, 2011

More Random Kayla-ness

Conversation with Ricky while driving to Baskin Robbins:

Me: O look there's the Charter School I wanted to register Kayla for next year.
Ricky: What's the difference again?
Me: It's a public school but the standard of education is higher, kinda like private school.
Kayla: PIRATE SCHOOL?? I like pirates, I want to go there!


Monday, April 4, 2011

Joys of Pregnancy

This morning I woke up drenched in sweat...head to toe, literally.  I was sweating under my chin.  I didn't even know I was capable of sweating there.  Last person I saw sweat there was a chunky baby...not me.  The AC was on 74 and I had the fan going.  Thank God I will not be pregnant during the summer...although it might not make too much of a difference the way the temp has been going up around here.  Very done with being pregnant.
On a brighter note, during the entire pregnancy I have been repeatedly asked if this was my first child.  Today I was told it's because I look too young to have more kids :-) My cashier at the supermarket told me I was aging very well and I looked much younger than my age. She's my new BFF.