Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

We had a Valentines Day party at our house Monday! The boys had fun, we had a candy tower display, roses from my boys, Panda Pillow Pets, and for dinner heart shaped pizza's! They boys made their own and had a lot of fun doing it!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dear Non-Preggo!

I did not write this- found it on the internet, it is too good not to share!

Dear Non-Pregnant Person,

I hope you find these guidelines helpful in your interactions with pregnant women, as failing to follow them may result in serious physical harm. If you are thinking, surely she doesn’t mean me – then you should probably read this twice.

1. The appropriate response to a couple telling you they are having a baby is ‘Congratulations!’ with enthusiasm. Any other response makes you a jerk.

2. Through the wonders of science, we now know that babies are made ONLY by the mother and father – not grandparents. Unless the baby is in your uterus or you are the man that helped put it there, you may not ever use the phrase ‘my baby’.

3. On the same note, unless you made the baby as defined in 2, the pregnancy, birth, and raising of the child are not about you. You do not have input. No one wants to hear your opinion unless they ask for it…

4. The body of a pregnant woman should be treated the same as any other body. You would not randomly touch someone’s stomach if they were not pregnant, nor would you inquire into the condition of their uterus, cervix, or how they plan to use their breasts. Pregnancy does not remove all traces of privacy from a woman.

5. Likewise, no woman wants to hear comments on her weight…ever. A pregnant woman does not find it flattering that you think she is about is pop, must be having twins, looks swollen or has gained weight in her face. Telling her she looks too small only makes her worry that she is somehow starving her baby. Making such comments invite her to critique your physical appearance and you may not act offended. The only acceptable comment on appearance is ‘You look fabulous!’.

6. By the time we are 20-30 years old, most of us have picked up on the fact that the summer is hot and winter is cold. We are hot/cold every summer/winter when we are not pregnant. We don’t need you to point out that we will be miserably hot or cold before the baby comes. Nor do we need to know how badly you will feel for us because we will be pregnant during the summer/winter and how glad you are that YOU will not be pregnant this coming summer/winter.

7. There is a reason that tickets to Labor & Delivery are not yet sold on Ticketmaster. Childbirth is actually not a public event. It may sound crazy, but some women really do not relish the idea of their mother, MIL, or a host of other family members seeing their bare butt and genitals. Also, some people simply feel like the birth of their child is a private and emotional moment to be shared only by the parents. You weren’t invited to be there when the baby was created, you probably won’t be invited to be there when it comes out either.

8. Like everything else in life, unless you receive an invitation, you are NOT invited. This includes doctor appointments, ultrasounds, labor, delivery, the hospital, and the parent’s home. You do not decide if you will be there for the birth or if you will move in with the new parents to ‘help out’. If your assistance is desired, rest assured that you will be asked for it.

9. If you are asked to help after the birth, this means you should clean up the house, help with cooking meals, and generally stay out of the way. Holding the baby more than the parents, interfering with breastfeeding and sleeping schedules, and making a woman who is still leaking fluid from multiple locations lift a finger in housework is not helping.

10. The only people entitled to time with the baby are the parents. Whether they choose to have you at the hospital for the birth or ask for you to wait three weeks to visit, appreciate that you are being given the privilege of seeing their child. Complaining or showing disappointment only encourages the parents to include you less.

All the Pregnant Women in the World

Feb 13th

Well here's a picture to restart my 365 posts!We are all now well and it was a balmy 55 degrees today so most of the snow has melted! This is a picture of the boys with a PBR girl at the bull riding they went to with Pepa Randy, Stacy & Brett, they had a great time!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Wonderful Idea!

I love reading blogs of other Mommies they inspire me and at times baffle me at all they can get done in 24 hours. Some day I want to be Super Mommy when I grow kids my be grown by then but at least I have a goal right??

The latest greatest idea I've seen is 'Dear So & So'  from the blog 3 Bedroom Bungalow pretty much every Friday she (and lots of her friends) write letters and let their inner evil out...I wanna play! Yeah I know its Tuesday but I'm a rebel that way and honestly with the preggo brain problems I have I'll forget on Friday =0) forgive me if its long I have a lot to get out- so here we go!

Dear Snow,

Go away, thank you. I've had enough! You were pretty at first but after a week of being snowed in I'm over it. I see that you want to visit again tomorrow and I'd really like to cancel our date. You also tend to over excite the weathermen, then in turn inturupt my beloved 'stories' hour's before you are due to arrive to let me know just how bad you are going to be to my plans and when you will get here...go bother someone else!


The Cold Preggo

Dear Third Trimester,

Please be kind, I'm a woman on the verge of madness, I can't take much more. I really would like that nesting instinct to kick in and while your at it, a burst of energy to go along with it would be great! My house is in a sad state and that darn maid hasn't show up yet! 

The Tired Preggo

Dear City of Konawa,

Bite me! Fix your water and sewer plants! I'm sick of you raising your rates with no improvements in site. I should not have to boil my water before drinking it once a month or more- and really have you seen the white junk in the bottom of the pan when you boil it? I'm so not drinking or cleaning with that! Oh yesterday when I finally got around to bleaching the tub and tub toys was it really the time to start backing up water in my tub, toilet and floor? Really I could have done with out cleaning it all twice. Oh and that cute game we played at 1:00 am this morning when the water again backed up in the toilet and the tub and then overflowed the toilet soaking my bathroom floor- you win, I give- no rematch pretty please? 
The Preggo in Soggy Socks

Dear Hubby,

The first think you say to me when you get home should not be " You look terrible!"

Dude I know it, I feel it, lie to me. I'm suppose to be glowing dang it. I'd also look alot better if I you did the dishes you promised to do two days ago. Just sayin'.

The Preggo on the Couch


Dear Sweet Baby,

Mommy loves you! Why do you hate her? That thing you like to kick that's my bladder. I'd really appreciate you not doing that anymore. It never did anything to you. Oh and I know I'm always late but I'd really appreciate it if you'd be on time okay? A little early would be great as well! Oh and one more thing if you could come out with a name tag on with what you'd like to be called I'd be really grateful!
The Mommy Preggo Running to the Bathroom

Dear Everyone Who Wants to Know The Babies Name,

I'm not tellin'! You can't make me, you can suffer for the next 7 weeks...okay so not really.  I'm not tellin' because I have no idea, mainly. We are kicking around three names, and I'm going to have to look and her before I choose, I work best under pressure- I need a deadline. 

Also I'd really like it if everyone could keep their thoughts on my names to themselves, telling me how much you dislike a name makes me cranky no matter who you are- and more likely to use it just 'cause you don't want me too. Most of you have had your children already this one is mine, I've earned it, I'll name her whatever I like. If you don't like it, well I really don't care I'm not asking your permission or for your approval I'm just letting you know!

:::I mean that in the most loving way a hormonal woman can::: 

After a few wonderful previews of names early on and your reactions you will all find out after I have her, I figure its harder to tell me how much you hate her name if I'm holding her at the time...should you still feel the need to make unhelpful comments you will find yourself at the end of the visitation list...oh and food for thought I really don't care who you knew with that name that you disliked, if you think it sounds like (insert phrase of your choice- an old lady, a stripper, a cemetery, a nut house, a boys name, etc)  if you think it flows, or if you think you have a better name for don't, I'm cranky please don't push me or I may rename you ::insert evil laugh here:: The only appropriate reaction is "what a lovely name" even if you don't agree just go with it.


The Preggo that has read every baby name book ever written....


Dear Insomnia,

You suck, I do not need to practice what it will be like to have sleepless nights. I'll have a newborn soon, she'll take care of all that promise! 

The Tired Preggo

Thank you all for reading I feel so much better!

I'm baaaacccckkkk.....

Did anyone miss me? Sometimes it feels like I'm blogging to myself....that's okay its kinda like my family I talk and nobody listens. However this is better because you can't talk back- okay technically you could use the comment button to let me know your thoughts but I can delete them...I'm mad with power I tell ya!

After being sick way too long my boys are feeling better! We did end up getting a large snow storm last week but no pictures were taken due to the fact we were all too sick to go out in it. The boys begged and stared longingly at all of the wonderful 8 inches of snow we got, I got to play mean Mommy and tell them no way! School was called Tuesday - Friday which was nice because Jaxon and Brett were too sick to go anyways. Jaxon ran a fever for 10 days he ended up with strep, scarlet fever, and a virus. Poor little guy lost about 5 lbs and he has none to loose! This is what he looked like a few days into the illness it was actually getting better at this point-

His face was really bad but between him shivering and not having my flash up I couldn't get a good pic of it.

Brett & I are still not feeling 100% but the fever is over so thank goodness for that! I'll start back on my pictures again. I think I'll start doing a 7 day wrap up instead of a post each day .... 'cause we all know how good I am at posting everyday =0P.