Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Crud. Crud. Crud.
Monday, November 27, 2006
and a family one, just for fun . .
and one of Alyssa and my Thanksgiving art project . . .
big brothers Evan and Charlie!!!
And a special shout out to my wonderful husband who stayed home from work today to watch Alyssa(I don't think he really was TOO upset at staying home, though). And bonus points to him for doing lots 'o dishes while I was gone!!!
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
You are The Star
Hope, expectation, Bright promises.
The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised
The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.
What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
The entire family (dogs included) headed to my parents house for the weekend, mostly to celebrate the first of 3 Thanksgivings at Kikki and Charlie's house today. I ran home after we ate to pack up everything as quickly as possible so that we could get back on the road and stop to chop down a Christmas tree on our way home. I packed so quickly that I forgot my bottle of Tums.
My sweet, wonderful, can't-live-without-them-because-I-have-constant-pregnancy- induced-heartburn Tums. And then the damn tree farm wasn't even open!
Maybe ice cream will have the same soothing effect as Tums. Its all about the calcium, right?
And before I wrap up, a little "audience participation" portion . . . in your opinion, is the singular of Tums still a Tums or is it a Tum? Things that Adam and I get to ponder before bed.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
We had a great time at the concert last night. One of the highlights of the evening included getting to eat all my own croutons at dinner instead of having to share/give them all to Alyssa! Our seats were really good, no annoying distracting neighbors (although the people in front of us were tossing back the beers pretty quickly and I was annoyed because I could have gone for a beer or two!), they played lots of good "oldies", and did lots of fun "improv" songs. I think Adam enjoyed it more because they played some older songs that he knew. I'm not completely in love with the new album, so I was kind of glad to see them stick to the "classics", but I was bummed they didn't sing the "Nun" song that's my current fave from the new album.
I called my Dad (my parents were at the house watching Alyssa) when we were got out of the concert to let him know that we were on our way home and he told me that Alyssa was still "up and kicking". I didn't really believe him . . . I couldn't believe that she could still be awake at 11PM at night and not having a breakdown, but sure enough at almost 11:30 when we got home she was sitting on the floor happy as a clam playing with blocks. My parents bring out the night owl in her! On the up side, both of us can be sleepy/lazy together tomorrow.
Bun had a great time at the concert, too. He definitely had some faves . . . I swear during "Million Dollars" he had his little head up under my rib cage and was head banging his heart out. As Julai said . . . he's going to be a "Ladies man". She's punny!
Eric ~ Hope you got to hear "Old Apartment" either via voicemail or home phone.
Angie ~ Sorry for harassing you if Eric wasn't around ~ please forgive me!
Monday, November 13, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Its November 11th.
This is so wrong.
I blame stores/merchants/malls for putting out decorations and advertisements 3 months before Christmas since my body/psyche is still used to the holiday season being approximately a month long. Adam blames me because I bought a decorative sled in October. But it was only $5 and I wanted to get one before they ran out or only had crappy, scuffed up ones left!!!
Regardless I'm starting to feel panicked about getting my shopping done. And then I start panicking and thinking I'll have everything bought by December 1st and I won't get to enjoy any TRUE holiday shopping. I actually love shopping during December. Not with a kid on the weekends, mind you ~ I either have to go during the week with child (good time to get the Santa photo opportunity in) or on the weekend sans child, but I love the crowds and the bustle and the lights and the decorations and the chill in the air. I love the holiday season!
If I could go back and tell my "first time pregnant self" these type of stories, I think I would make my toes curl.
Monday, November 06, 2006
*Total weight gain so far is about 8 lbs, which CeCe complimented me on. Not too often that someone compliments your weight GAIN. lol
*Blood pressure was normal
*Heart rate was in 150s (I would still swear he was a girl if going by the heart rate; Alyssa's was always slower, but girls are supposed to be faster)
*I'm measuring 27 weeks. CeCe told me not to be concerned about that, and I'm not because I was consistently measuring 4-6 weeks farther with Alyssa and she turned out just fine.
*He's breech right now, but again I'm not too concerned. Plenty of time for the little guy to flip flop many, many times.
I have my glucose test next appointment (keep your fingers crossed that I pass it so that I don't have to give up sweets and goodies for Christmas!!!!). After my next appointment I start going every two weeks. Where has the time gone?!?!
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
I didn't get a great vibe from any of the moms, so I'm not sure that this will be nearly as great of a mommy-mommy bonding experience for me, but its really fun to get out and do something different with Alyssa, especially since it gives us some special time before the baby comes. And she can go to 2 "free plays" during the week, so hopefully Adam will be able to take her to play every once in a while, too, and they can have some daddy/daughter time.
PS ~ Out of the 4 girls in the class, two are named Alyssa . . . guess we weren't nearly as creative as we thought!
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Halloween 2004 (approximately 2 weeks old)
Or at least I didn't before last night.
Before my beautiful sweet child ate 3 smarties, 2 fruity/frootie tootsie rolls, and part of a sucker. Before my beautiful sweet child ran laps around the inside of her crib, twirling her diaper over her head, and squealing like a crazy woman. And this was an hour after her normal bedtime.
Okay, so maybe sugar does have an impact on kids.
I blame the whole experience on Aunt Julai for giving her the smarties, btw. See her pushing her devil candy on my poor innocent baby?!? The horror!!!!!