Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Fun!

Well, all in good humor. I was on my pal Mandy Dake's blog and she posted a picture of herself to share with all her blog friends so I thought it would be entertaining to share a photo of myself today. I am thirty-five weeks pregnant and totally ready to be done. We had a bit of a blood pressure scare yesterday but it corrected itself with some rest and a few bottles of water. All is well today. Blood pressure is slightly higher than it probably should be, but not scary high, so we'll take it. I am a gigantic massive pregnant lady and having sciatic nerve pain, which basically means that my left butt cheek hurts like hell and it's hard to walk like a regular person. Tylenol works wonders, though, so we're all good. Wednesday was my last day at work, thank goodness! So yesterday we just bummed around and didn't get anything done! Today has been slightly more progressive. I have done three or four loads of laundry and I went to the mall because Old Navy had fifty percent off clearance prices. I bought Emrick the cutest cute outfit for next winter and a stuffed pink hippo. Jacob claimed the pink hippo, but I paid a dollar for it, so who can complain? I also bought myself a pair of flip-flops, trying to get excited for spring. It's just around the corner, right? Time to start thinking Crocs and sandals. I tend to rush these things, though. Oh, well. I'm off to wash more clothes and eat.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

You Won't Believe This One...

OK, first off, I hope everyone enjoyed meeting my husband. He really is a wonderful man. I just love how he had to tell everyone that I was making dinner and it was hot dogs. That's what happens when I'm expected to make dinner. You either get Pizza Hut or hot dogs. I don't cook. Maybe I'll throw something in the crock pot now and again, but that's as good as it gets. Most of you know that, but for those of you who didn't, my husband just totally spilled the beans. Can't hide it anymore. He put it out there for the whole world to know. Oh well. And about the tongs. How could we be married for two and a half years and not know that we didn't have tongs? It never even came up! We didn't have them and didn't know that we didn't have them! Then I go to use them and they're not there! Because there never were any! So now I feel this giant need to go buy some tongs, even though I know in my head that it will be another two years before I even think I might need them. To end this particular Tuesday post, I am leaving you with a list of things that are today:
-Giant tantrum over candy at seven thirty in the morning
-Entire bottle of Dr.Pepper dumped out INSIDE my purse
-Pop machine ate my money
-Spilled bag of cereal, trauma when having to throw said cereal in garbage
-No naps
-Burger King didn't give me the onion rings I ordered, didn't notice until I got home

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Tonight ladies and gentlemen, we have a very special guest....

That is right, this is Brian, Mandi's husband writing tonight. You see, for a change, Mandi made dinner tonight and is complaining that we don't have any tongs to get the hot dogs out of the boiling water. She also left me alone with the wee one and the not-so-hairy-anymore one for a couple of hours today while she went out shopping with her mother. It wasn't a very exciting time, I finished making cookies while Jacob was in his room and supposed to be sleeping. He never did. Then we played "Don't break the ice" and watched Winnie the Pooh. Tomorrow we are going to Cedar Rapids to the Playstation to play. I've never been there, but I hear it is fun. Now, something that gets my blood a boilin', fat, lazy people who park in the fire lanes in front of stores. Are you really that lazy? Some exercise would probably do you some good anyways. If you can't handle the cold, dress warmer or stay home. This is Iowa, you should be used to the winters we get. Lastly, it is just more dangerous for everyone else. What if there was a fire or an emergency while you left your car unattended. Or what about how narrow the lanes are already, and there are pedestrians (whom nobody yields to anyway) and other motorists trying to get through. There just isn't enough room with you parked there, and there is absolutely no reason why you should be parked there. Well, my hot dogs are getting cold, so goodnight all and have a wonderful night.

Friday, January 23, 2009

All In a Friday Morning

Jacob used his step stool to climb onto his changing table. He helped himself to his diaper rash cream and decorated. Hope this isn't how the whole weekend goes.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oh, Yeah...

I want to start off by sharing that I didn't work today. I turned cartoons on for Jacob and proceeded to sleep on my couch snuggled in until 9:30 this morning. Glorious. When I wok up, for some odd reason, I decided to cut the dog's hair. By myself. With scissors. So I stuck him in the bath tub and snipped away. I would post a picture for all to see, but I don't think you really want to see it. Why do I do these things? What on Earth would ever posses someone to cut a border collie's fur with scissors? I should know better, I've tried it before. Well, at least he's not shaggy anymore. And he will never know the difference. Just don't make fun of Max if you see him wondering the streets with his knapsack and a can of baked beans. Yes, he looks like a homeless dog. On a totally different note, it dawned on me in the middle of the night last night that I am about to push a brand new totally unwritten human being into this world. She will have a story completely and utterly different than any that has ever been heard. Yes, I have given birth before, but not to her. It won't be the same. I have held a baby before and snuggled the sweet innocence. But not hers. Why would this come as a shock to me now, after hauling her around in my uterus for almost nine months?

Monday, January 19, 2009

I'll Try, But Only for You...

I am having a hard time finding things to blog about. I am becoming more and more negative as the days go on. I'm a gigantic fat pregnant lady that no one wants to be around. I might be stinky, too. I'm not sure. No one has commented on it, and I can't smell myself so it must not be too bad. I'm pretty sure that there are people out there who read this blog, how ever, no one leaves comments so I might just be blogging to myself. Wouldn't be anything new, I talk to myself all the time. Jacob will say, "What? What, Mommy?" and I'll have to tell him never mind because I wasn't talking to him. Anyway, the point is that I try not to be too negative on my blog because I want people to enjoy reading and possibly come back. Most of the time, like the times when I'm not a gigantic pregnant lady, I can think of thousands of things to blog about. Like the giant squirrel I saw in the Burger King drive-thru today while picking up lunch. Or the fact that Jacob got a new 'big' bed yesterday and loves it more than anything. But, my brain keeps getting fogged out. Then all I can think is that if Emrick decided to be born, I could go in to labor any day and the doctors would most likely just let it happen because I am far enough along now to have a baby. Her lungs should be perfectly healthy and ready to breath real air like the rest of us. I keep thinking about the car seat that I still need to wash and the hospital bag that I still need to pack and the bassinet that I still need to retrieve from my parent's attic. The list goes on and on. I keep wondering what this Emrick girl child will look like and how Jacob will react to me being gone from him for a few days. And that makes me cry because I have never been gone from him for more than hours at a time and can hardly stand the thought of sleeping without him under the same roof as me. Even though I know he will be perfectly safe and most likely happy as a clam with Grandma and Grandpa Hild. I worry that he won't be the same boy when I come home with a baby in my arms. So, while I will try to continue posting regular normal-people posts on my blog, they may be fewer and further in between. Because, in my case, being eight months pregnant also means that one thought immediately leads to another that is most likely unrelated. Then I can't get back on track for long enough to form a full paragraph that actually makes sense. So, I will try my hardest to make sense in my blog. But, only for you, my faithful blog followers.

Friday, January 16, 2009

A No Go On the Picture Taking

So, I would love to have a handful of wonderful photos to post here today. But, I don't. I took those two pictures yesterday morning, put my camera away and never touched it again. I guess I'm saving the batteries for when the baby is born. Who knows. Burger and I went to dinner last night and Jacob stayed with my parents. It was a nice relaxing time. We ate to our hearts content at Hu-Hotts and both of us waddled out of there. Today is a stay at home kind of day. We don't have to go to work. I thought about going to Story Time at the library, but it's in the negative degrees outside again so we'll probably just stay home. We'll see how bored I get in the next hour or so. Possibly I will get some housework done today. Wish me luck.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Odds and Ends

Jacob had his hair cut yesterday. Now he looks like a normal person again instead of like Burger when he takes off his hat! Also, those are new pajamas. I got them 50% off at Target the other day. Target is having massive clearance sales right now and we got a bunch of stuff for good deals! Yay good deals! Anyway, the point of this post here today is that I remembered last night while laying restless in bed that I have not touched my camera since Christmas. Sad, huh? It's just been in my bag, waiting for someone to love it. So I decided that today would be my National Get Your Camera Back Out Day. Everyone is welcome to join in! Just photograph anything and everything you can think of!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Super Tired

I have been super tired lately and barely able to get anything done. Our house is a wreck. I finally took down the Christmas tree last Friday and thought I was doing pretty good. I have been forgetting to take my prenatal vitamins and am hoping that my lack of nutrients is the problem. Take some vitamins, problem solved. I remembered to take them this morning and have been feeling a bit better. I did the dishes and put a roast in the crock pot for dinner. I still have a whole list of things that need to get done, but probably won't. I would post it here, but you're already bored enough!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Today is a lovely day. For many different reasons. For starters, Burger is home from school. That means a lot to Jacob and me and also Burger! My dad came over to help Burger put our new water heater in which is really exciting! I think my dad is doing most of the work, but hopefully Burger is learning! My parents got us the water heater as our Christmas present and we are so grateful! We are all tired of taking lukewarm baths. Jacob has been helping the men work on the water heater and learned what channel locks are. Also this morning we learned that Jacob can open his own package of Lightening McQueen fruit snacks and pour his own juice into his own sippy cup without spilling and get the lids on the cup and juice container tightly. Good news, huh? We had absolutely no indication that he was up to these things. Then, out of no where, he shows up with fruit snacks and a sippy of juice. He doesn't even drink out of sippy cups anymore but they are kept on the bottom shelf. All the other cups are kept up higher and so I'm assuming that he thought about it, but knew he couldn't reach, so opted for the sippy instead because he was just that thirsty. He didn't even tell us he wanted a drink, he just got his own. Now that's what you call taking initiative. Good thing we're close to popping out another one or I might be kind of sad about his new found independence.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Forgotten News

After reading my comment from Shannon on my last post I realized that I never did mention anything about my appointment the other day. It went fine. The hospital is building a new wing so there is a ton of construction going on right near the OB/Gyn part of the hospital. Parking is hard to find and I had to park about a mile away, seriously, and walk all the way around the building to get in. In the freezing cold while dragging Jacob behind me. Jacob is always very well behaved at my appointments, he loves it when they listen to Emrick's heart beat! Everything is looking good, measuring fine. My blood pressure is fine, but she did request that I check it at home at least once a week. It was about week 34 when I started having problems with Jacob, so I still have about two or three weeks before I start to get really worried about it. I brought my swing home from work today and Jacob was really excited about that! Things are starting to come together. We need to get the bassinet out of my parent's attic and wash that up. Clothes are washed and most large equipment is now at our disposal. In other news, Burger is doing very well in school. He had a test today and got 100%. I am ready for him to be home and so is Jacob. Also, I am in love with gummi SweetTarts.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Big News!

Jacob pooped in the potty today so we went to the store so he could pick a new train. He picked Lightening McQueen. Yes, that's my big news. You got anything better?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Is It Really Only Tuesday?

Burger is gone for the week, my Christmas tree is still up, all of the bowls are dirty in my kitchen, and Jacob has been in my ear for an hour now asking about his McQueen that he lost at the movie store. We need to leave for work in 5 minutes or risk being late. It's COLD outside. And I have a doctor's appointment in the afternoon where they will weigh me, take my pee, and send me home telling me that my baby and I are just fine. All in all, we're having a great Tuesday.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Thank You 2008

Everyone has to write the ceremonious good bye to the year that just passed and a review of the big things that happened. I would hate for myself to be left out of the crowd. So here it is, in 2008:
-We bought our first house together
-Decided to and quickly succeeded in conceiving another spawn, which they say is a girl child
-Carried said child in my uterus for over half the year, including the entire summer months
-Watched Jacob learn to talk with haste and precision
-Met new friends at the public library Story Time
-Watched Burger put new flooring in our new dining/living room, in our first house
-Taught Jacob how to sleep in a bed instead of a crib
-Taught Jacob how to use the toilet (though he still chooses not to most of the time)
-Started to dip my hands in scrap booking
-Took about a million beautiful photos of our boy child
-Told Burger and Jacob how much I love them an uncountable amount of times
-Spied on Jacob while he played Thomas the Trains just so I could watch his imagination at work

In 2009 I plan to:
-Continue living in our first house together
-Watch my dad and husband install a new water heater in our first house (Thanks Mom and Dad!)
-Give birth to girl spawn and hold her close to me
-Teach Jacob how to wear underwear instead of baby diapers
-Share my children with my parents and watch the joy
-Continue falling more in love with Burger every day
-Continue falling more in love with my kids every day