Saturday, January 31, 2009

Email from Home

My husband and I e-mail... here is where you would say, isn't he home right now???? Looking for work???????? And I would say, yes, as a matter of fact he is! Yet, we still find e-mailing as a great way of communication. Ok, I guess that could also mean that we STINK at communication but it works for us, so there....

PLUS, as you probably know, my laptop is in my ROOM...Near my BED... Where I watch TV... It is a great set up. I am thinking I need one of these. My birthday is coming up. . . maybe I will get one then and my life will be complete.. (or completely a waste) Anyway, I recently got an e-mail from Peter regarding one of his favorite past times which would be. . . . Making me feel old. We are the same age, but, he has this crazy nack about numbers . . . and calculating them, and if you know me at all you know I am not good with numbers. (Forget the fact I was a financial advisor... I am VERY good with software, ok??) I am just not good at adding on the "fly".

Usually, Peter will just come up with this kind of information at a completely random moment.. but for some reason, he decided to e-mail it to me. Normally, he tells me when were are eating lunch, driving in the car or doing something else totally random. I was going to keep a log of all of his "calculations" so I could share them with you, but, I can't seem to get my log going, so, now that he gave one to me in print, I will share. I think he REALLY missed his calling as a statistician. (Is that even a profession?) Well, if it was, he would do well. . . .

Now, welcome to my world....

Led Zepplen's final studio album came out in 1979, 10 years before our sophomore year in High School.
Third Eye Blind's "Jumper" came out in April 1997, nearly 12 years ago.
In 2 years, Nirvana's Nevermind will be 20 years old.
Next year will mark 30 years since U2's 'Boy' came out.
In perspective, our freshman year of high school was 31 years after Elvis' "Jailhouse Rock" and Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly With Me" came out.
When Abby is a Freshman in High School, 'Boy' will be 37 years old.
Our Freshman year of High School, Nat King Cole's "Unforgetable" was 37 years old.

Feel old now? Me too.

Then I got an e-mail from Abby.

Dear mom it saes nothing of a kind about where to go!

I know that won't make sense to you, but, I loved it. I still can't believe that I can get an e-mail from my 7 year old... hilarious. Never mind the fact that she could have walked into my room and asked me about it... She had to e-mail me. I guess she is learning how we roll. . . No talkie talkie.. Just E-MAIL. (Maybe I should get her hooked up on FACEBOOK!)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Endurance . . . .

Waiting for a baby is like waiting for a pot of water to boil. You just wait and wait and wait... Wade coming 10 days early ruined me into thinking that I will have all of my babies early from here on OUT! Since then, I automatically moved this babies "due date" up 10 days and started counting from there. . .. All through this pregnancy I have thought, "this baby is going to come early!"

Clearly... I don't have much by way of "mother's intuition". Peter has known that since I was pregnant with Abby, because I SWORE she was a boy and said I knew by, "mother's intuition". When we found out "he" was going to be a "she" I was forever labeled as a mother with NO intuition and I have proven that fact, once again.. boldly, and nobly... (I should REALLY just learn to not listen to myself)

This baby is coming on her own timetable and the only thing that has REALLY gotten my goat this week has been that I have had a drop dead evil cold for the past 7 days... I mean, I didn't go to church last week because of this cold and it just got worse and worse and worse... When I would lay down to go to sleep, my lungs would start to rattle, and I would have a complete coughing spasm and cough until my head started to hurt and I had nothing left to cough. I was feeling despair in a whole new way. No sleep + No Baby= Crazy Emotional Frustrated Crying.

I kept thinking I would "get better" and finally decided that wasn't going to happen and went to the Dr. today. She gave me an antibiotic and I almost kissed her. I am happy to announce that thanks to my antibiotics, I might actually get some sleep tonight... Three cheers for getting SOME sleep. I have a whole new outlook on being OVERDUE! ;) I think I might actually make it now!!! Regardless, thanks for "checking" up on us. Good news will be here soon enough.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Remember when your mom said, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." ?

Enough Said.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Next Love Guru

I think I am going to go into business. You got friends that need some LOVE advice? Just send them my way... because remember when I said this????

Well, here you have her admitting to it... Yes, that is right! Deanna Pappas admitted to making a MISTAKE. She said, "We realized that we were two totally different people who wanted totally different things and we lived our lives in totally different ways and it was never gonna work. I loved him sincerely, but it would not have worked in the long run."

Lemme at her. I could have saved her a WHOLE lotta time and a WHOLE lotta heartbreak... All she needed to do was listen to ME, (Or her sister who said the EXACT SAME THING) Either way, I think I know how to call 'em when I see 'em. Need some LOVE advice? You know where to find me, and it ain't the hospital.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

All Dressed Up With No Where To Go. . .

Alright, I dreamt it. I am NOT REALLY having a baby. It is all just a fabrication... a LIE. (You could tell by the pictures of the bulging belly, right? I mean, that is CLEARLY just an over indulgence of COOKIE DOUGH).

That is how I am starting to feel anyway. The reality of having a baby seems to be getting further and further away. I know my widget (floating baby) is missing from my sidebar, but, I am still not to my due date (Due Feb 2nd) So, I guess I am being a little hasty, but, I had high hopes! After all, Wade was 10 days early and this baby is BIG and ready to come on out. She has been working on it for a while... (contractions everyday that never get close enough to time but are persistent enough to a-drive me crazy, b-make it so I can't sleep and c- make me feel the need to get everything "ready" to leave the house d-the answer is all of the above)

So, I have now cleaned my house for the 3rd time.. Yes, the THIRD TIME. All the bathrooms all the floors, dusting and all the laundry.. for the LOVE, CAN'T I JUST GO INTO LABOR?
I have not had a full nights sleep in two weeks.. Between having to go to the bathroom (every HOUR last night) or having persistent contractions that are JUST uncomfortable to keep me up. And now, I am so run down, that I have a dirty rotten head cold. No amount of Emergen "C" has been able to knock this puppy outta the park.. so, here I am... head cold and all.. still waiting.
I guess it has given me time to be more "prepared" maybe little "K" just was waiting until I finished her Initial for her room.

I got one of those paper mache letters from Joanne's and covered it with the fabric from her valance and soon to be dust ruffle.. Of course that is not done! It probably won't be until I officially move her in.. After all, Wade is inhabiting her room right now, and it is unclear as to when that transition will take place.
I also got her diaper bag ready. Is this not the CUTEST DIAPER BAG? Made by my one and only MIL quilter extraordinare! (Really she is) I got to pick out the fabric and VOILA, she delivered it on her last visit. SO cute, and just what I needed to carry K's stuff in.
Here is her bag all ready to go.. I guess all I need to do now is get her an invitation!!! I have head flower: CHECK! Go home outfit: CHECK! Booties from my SIL: CHECK! Super YUMMY ORGANIC SWADDLING BLANKIE from the sweet blogger Kelly. (She is so thoughtful, seriously, we have never even met in person!) She checked out my registry and SURPRISE! It showed up on my door step. Seriously sweet. The bag has a few other items. Chargers, Cameras, etc.

This belle is ready for the BALL! Clean bathrooms AND ALL! So, come on little baby.. come on out!
OH! I have given you a little Poll to entertain yourselves (some of you are checking my blog just to see if I have gone into labor yet.. checking my tweets... You are lovely, thank you for being excited for me) so, now, when you come to visit and find that I am STILL HERE, at least now you can VOTE... (You might as well have something to do while you are here, right? ) ENJOY!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

No News is BAD news

when you are pregnant. Yep, we are still here... waiting, waiting, waiting...

I have to admit, I am going to miss this bump in SOME ways.. (Not in the getting up, rolling over or going to the bathroom ways) but there are SOME ways... Like

I can actually hold a book open with my belly while I am curling my hair in the bathroom, thus leaving my hands free to do my hair AND read at the same time.. beautiful......

As a TV tray.... I can put that plate perfectly balanced on my belly and blog AND watch TV all at the same time!!! (She has tried to kick it off before)

Or as a way to ignore my toddler when he is asking for a "sippy cup juice" for the millionth time. Believe it or not, when I was trying to take this picture, there was a few minutes where I couldn't even see him under there...

Oh, and although I can't take a picture of it, well I could have, but I am not going to get back in the bath to do it, I will miss this belly as an Island... Yep.. an Island.. Jaxon noticed it first... "HEY MOM! You have an ISLAND!!!!"

Hopefully, we will find ways to enjoy a baby instead...

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Bachelor RE-CAP

Ahhhhhh, there is nothing like an episode of the Bachelor to make me forget about the fact that I am NOT in labor right now. This week was particularly rewarding because the girls are finally starting to show their true colors... I have to imagine there are times when they watch the show back and say, "Why on this good earth did I SAY that?" Hence: excellent reality TV.

I realized by analyzing this episode that what makes it different than other Reality TV shows (say, Momma's boys) is that the girls are SERIOUS! And although they might cast a villain or two, they don't try to go as "over the top" as some shows and just let the girls come after each other... "naturally"... they don't HAVE to create drama.. cuz, there just IS.

Here is just a quick run-down of Jason's options this week.

Natalie: "I love bears!" (what?)
Stephanie: "My dead husband" Was kissing the face a little too much {motherly]? Or was that just me?
Megan: "I am deep." Does she ever smile except when she is with Jason?
Melissa: "I had a breast reduction! They were double f's!"(Was she trying to make him feel bad?)
Nikki: "I am a control freak and a perfectionist" "I always have a back up plan to a back up plan" "The Toothpaste is next to the mouthwash, I am VERY organized" (I personally can't get past the sideburns)
Jason: [To Nikki] I LOVE that dress! (Did you SEE that dress? Or did you just see what that dress showed?)
Shannon: "I just don't know what to say" "I just want to be the person who completes you""I am so ready to be a mother""I am just emotional all the way around" (Enough said, Shannon)
Naomi: "I've only been with one person" (That is ONE way to distinguish yourself!)
Lauren: "Megan is just mean, I am AFRAID OF HER!"
Erica: "Did you just look at my b**bs?"
Molly: "It would be very typical of me to fall in love in this situation!"
Kari: If you can tell me who Jill is without looking at the website I will send you $1!

Of course he kept my two favorite Trainwrecks from this week, Shannon and Megan so there is bound to be the MOST DRAMATIC ROSE CEREMONY EVAH next week. :)

PS- I am guest posting at The Bingham Diaries Tomorrow! Check it out!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Where did the time go?

Peter and I went out last night (hopefully as a last hurrah.. Dr. 10:50 Monday morning) and he said, "I don't even remember what Wade was like as a baby..." WHAT? Wade was the best baby! That is probably why he doesn't remember. Honestly, I enjoyed my time with Wade more than any other baby. No, offense, but, as a first time mom I was stressed out, had major nursing issues and constantly wondered if she was hungry? Wet? Tired? I had no idea.

I felt a little more in control with Jaxon, except for the fact that he was constantly sick.. and therefore GRUMPY. He was a typical GRUMPY baby.. Memories of HIM as a baby stuck with us for quite some time and was excellent birth control. But, WADE. WAS. WONDERFUL. (Seriously) Pretty easy going baby.. I felt like I knew what I was doing and enjoyed my time with him as an infant sooooooo much.

We are still enjoying Wade quite a bit. He has a great personality and is pretty easy going as long as he is not hungry.. Then he turns into a little angry bear, but who doesn't?
In effort to jog Peter's memory a little, I went through the picture archives to remind me of our little Wade. Even though I can't WAIT to get this new baby into the world... it does seem a bit surreal that we are actually going to have ANOTHER newborn in the house. Exciting, but, overwhelming at the same time.

Really, the time with Wade went so fast. I see that picture of him sitting up (in the blue shirt) at about 6 months old and it seems like time just flew by. He grew up so fast! We are still having the greatest time with him, and unlike Jaxon at this age, his language is increasing exponentially. Here are some of his latest tricks.. I'll understand if you don't watch them.. they are more for the fam anyway! Enjoy
Peter and Wade do their "forced laugh" routine.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Never Fear.. ABBY IS HERE!

If you would have asked me a few weeks ago how Abby was doing. I would have told you that she was absolutely driving me bonkers.. and that she is a typical middle child... And you would say, "Middle Child? Isn't she your FIRST?" And I would say, "Funny, you should say that. Yes, she is, so, why doesn't she ACT like a First born? All responsible and such?" And you would look at me quizzically without an answer because you don't have one.
I know.
It was bugging me too. She was acting out, complaining, seeking for attention, and saying that she gets "NOTHING" because she has a brother who is Autistic and a Baby Brother and they get "EVERYTHING!" Great news when we have an infant about to enter our family, no?

The weeks leading up to Christmas Abby was being the most needy and disruptive child on the PLANET... but this morning when I came out of my room at 7:27 a.m. (a totally reasonable hour), I looked at Wade's door, and it was OPEN, with the LIGHTS ON... which would generally mean that SOMEONE ELSE has gotten him out of bed because he has not yet figured out how to crawl OUT of bed.
I walked into the kitchen and saw this:

Jaxon dressed for school and sitting with a bowl of cereal at the kitchen table. Wade in his high chair, with a bowl of cereal and Abby saying she had already changed his diaper... Then I saw Abby, happy as a lark, saying, "Don't worry mom! I am taking care of EVERYTHING!" and getting ready to make herself scrambled eggs on the stove. Luckily, she hadn't gone as far to try to turn on the GAS RANGE yet as she doesn't know how and would have likely blown us all up. REGARDLESS. Thus started my FREAKY FRIDAY, with Dr. Jekyll, I mean, Abby.

I have to hand it to her, she started my day out in a pretty great way!

THANKS ABBY! You're a great girl!

PS- Jaxon had consumed his "snack" as instructed. ;)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

at the end of my rope

* Image courtesy of flickr

See the pattern? Nesting happens about every other day. I knock myself out and then can't get up. . . it is the AGE I tell ya. I am extremely uncomfortable because, well, lets just say that this baby is practically between my knees.. mkay? Not so comfy, no.

HOWEVER, that is not the ONLY thing that has me in a tizzy today.. No, no it is not. I know that would be enough, but, it is not. I am having one other little problem that I just can't seem to get under control and that would be JAXON. (Your shocked I am sure)

The kid wakes up at the crack of DAWN (I really don't know what time he gets up, and I don't WANT to know) and is on the hunt for FOOD. I know this ISN'T the first time I have posted about this issue...
Yesterday, he consumed a baggie of Valentines Candy that Grandma had bought for the kids while she was here.. went to school, and threw it up. (gross, I know)
TODAY, he got our our hand juicer, cut an orange in half (with a very sharp knife) cut his finger, made a little bit of juice (he really can't apply enough pressure to juice the whole thing) cut open a bag of chips and got a band aid for his owie... He ALSO, re-arranged all the furniture in the basement. The kid needs to live on a farm, where people wake up at insane hours to do things like milk cows.. He would be soooooooooo happy. I see a strong future for him on a dairy farm.

My question to you. WHAT ON EARTH SHOULD I DO??? I am worried the kid is going to hurt himself attempting to FEED himself! Yet, I just DO NOT have the ability to pull myself out of bed at whoknowswhattime.... help.

Last night I told him he could have a banana in the morning and if he didn't do that he would be grounded. He did everything BUT that, so, today, he was grounded from TV for sneaking... and tonight, we made him a morning "snack" and left it on the counter. I guess we will soon find out how efficient his grounding was!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Nearing the Finish

The Dr. today, was much more pleasant than PAST EXPERIENCES. [Note to self: if you can see a Dr. INSTEAD of a nurse practitioner, DO IT. No offense to any nurse practitioners.. this one just put me through the ringer..]

Status still the same.. I started to describe it here, but thought better of posting the status of my nether regions on the world wide web. It might not be such a fab idea...

If today is any indication though.. I think I am well on my way... There is not a dirty piece of clothing in the entire house.. I. AM. SERIOUS. I did all the laundry, and then, once the kids were out of baths and in pajamas I washed all the clothes that they were wearing. I told you OCD gets a little outta control .

If I am still here by morning, the kitchen floor is going to GET IT!. I guess after that, I will have to work on the dust ruffle. I have already cut most of the peices. (I won't have anything else to do!) For some reason, my body just can't seem to stop. I move from one chore to another in an endless stream of busy-ness. At this point, I guess I should just embrace it, because I will have the cleanest house EVER to bring a newborn home to. :)

If history repeats itself, I will be too tired to MOVE tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Over and OUT.

I am OVER the nesting bug.... I was too tired today to even THINK of doing any projects other than trying to maintain a household.. (don't worry, to all of those who requested services, I am sure the bug will bite again)

I want this baby OUT, and if her squiggling all around is any indication, I think SHE wants OUT too! (Dr. tomorrow, i'll tweet an update)

Cravings are still in full effect:

Me: Oreos sound good (spoken to the universe as if the husband sitting next to me won't hear)

Husband: [laughter] [more laughter] Ok, honey, I'll go get you some...

Me: No, you don't have to...

Husband: [rising from chair] It's ok honey....

Me: I want double stuffed ones. [I am going to live it up while I still can]

Dear Oreo:

You have started skimping on Double Stuffed Oreos. I noticed because I haven't had one in at least a couple years and they are not NEARLY as big as they used to be. Please don't let the economy effect your quality. In the mean time, please tell me what I am supposed to do with the left over cookies that I have from taking them apart and mashing two halves with the frosting together.


Concerned Consumer

PS- Who knew Jason would be such a Floozey! He is almost as bad as BOB!

Monday, January 12, 2009


Don't you know it! I told you about when OCD meets the Home-handyman but I already knew what would happen when OCD and Nesting collide. Since this is my fourth pregnancy, I knew it would come. I have been PLEASANTLY surprised that it had not yet hit in full force. When I was pregnant with Wade I would stay up until 1:00 or 2:00 a.m. sewing curtains for the living room, kitchen and nursery, sanding and painting chairs and a whole MYRIAD of TO DO things left on my list... Oh, I was spry I tell ya.. But you gotta remember, I didn't have a 21 month old at the time and I was not 35 years old.... (apparently my Dr.s are on to something, cuz I don't have NEARLY what I had!) and I felt invincible. Not so much this time around... You will RARELY find me out of my bed (with DVR remote in hand and lap top on lap) past 7:00 p.m. Yep, times have changed.

Oh, ya, I have washed some burp clothes, bought some newborn diapers, and the crib still has Wade in it, so, it is up.. Not such a hard job. I thought I might escape it all together until this morning hit. Last night I was up most of the night with good 'ol braxton hicks contractions.. Not enough to make me time them, but enough to keep me awake for much of the night. Of course, that put me in a NOT ENOUGH SLEEP LAST NIGHT dither and as soon as my in-laws flew the coop at 8:00 a.m. this morning, I was off like a shot! (Oh, didn't I tell you we had company last week? Sorry for the lack of posting)

Thankfully, my MIL tried to lighten my load by washing her sheets and towels but OH NO. That would be FAR TOO SIMPLE my friends. FAR TOO SIMPLE. What about the AIR VENTS? YES, THE ONES IN THE 12 foot ceiling.. Don't THOSE need to be REPLACED? [Stupid question, of course they do] oh, but, don't you need to wash the COVER to the VENTS??? Because look at that thick layer of DUST on them.. .You can't just CHANGE THE FILTER and not CLEAN THE COVER... can you? What about your dusty blinds? You did the ones in your family room before Christmas.. but what about the ones in your bedroom? OR IN YOUR BATHROOM, or ALL OVER THE HOUSE???????? What about bathrooms, bath mats, towels, showers and tubs?

What about last minute CRAFTING? How 'bout a cute letter for K's room? a new DUST RUFFLE for the crib? How bout sewing an Easter Dress for Abby with some of that CUTE AMY BUTLER FABRIC??? Oh ya. That too.

I guess there is just NO STOPPING ME NOW! (got anything you want to ADD TO MY LIST?)

*Dont' worry, I am so exhausted now that I will be heading to my bed in about 15 minutes to watch... if you don't know the answer to THAT one, you shouldn't be reading my blog. :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I am being ABUSED

So, I am 35... Getting ready to have my 4th child.

I guess this makes me a "high risk" pregnancy.

The Dr.s are trying to kill me by making me come to the Dr.'s office EVERYDAY.

No WONDER my blood pressure is HIGH.

They have made me collect Urine for 24 hours.. Have you done it? It is SO FUN. (So fun to wander to the refrigerator in the middle of the night with a cup full of pee...)

Really, because it is already SO FUN to do it every time you go to the office.

They have made me lay in their office for an hour hooked up to a monitor.

They have made me take Glucose tests.

I have been poked in the finger

In the arm


They have made me have ultrasounds (ok, those aren't that bad)

I have passed every single one of their tests with FLYING COLORS.

But seriously.. the next time they ask me how I am feeling or why my blood pressure is "a little high" I am going to say,

Do you think it will work?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Rough Re-Entry

  • I missed the Bachelor because my DVR decided Oprah was more important... NOT!
  • My kids woke up 30 minutes EARLIER than they were supposed to. . . Grrr
  • Wade woke up 1 HOUR before he was supposed to
  • I had to tell everyone what to do SEVERAL TIMES (like they had never gotten ready for school before)
  • We couldn't find Jaxon's backpack (still looking)
  • All the sippy cups were dirty (is there anything WORSE than THAT?)
  • I had to take Jaxon to therapy at 7:45. And no, I didn't have time to brush my hair, change my clothes OR put on a bra. (I love being seen in public like that don't you?)
  • I have to clean the house for company
  • Our garage door was open all night
  • I fell down this morning and skinned my knee (it was NOT graceful)

On a happier note:


(it might just make up for all the rest)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Refresher Course

It really is too bad that I haven't been able to blog about EVERY Season of "The Bachelor". I know, I can't believe I watch it either. But, like I have said before, there is something compelling about Reality TV. (I did NOT say REDEEMING, I said COMPELLING) Anywho, think what you want, but my Tivo will be set for Monday night.

In the mean time, enjoy this "Scrapbook" of the "Bachelor". I have to admit, I giggled through most of it. I mean, sometimes I just can't even BELIEVE the outcomes. Don't worry, I never have high hopes for an actual success story, it is more just the ride [horrible train wreck] that I find interesting [entertaining].
If you have watched it before, you will see what I mean. I mean, remember the Cosmetic Italian guy??? Yeah, I hardly do either. Too bad he probably did that show for publicity, but I still can't remember his name. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Don't you LOVE winning???

I sure do, and I won THIS yesterday! I have only won ONE other thing in my life, so I feel pretty fortunate. Especially because she is going to be bed-bound for the next few weeks... PLENTY of time to put together my handmade item... RIGHT? Just kidding.. Happy recovery Mombabe.

So, part of the "winning" is that I am to PAY IT FORWARD

You know what that means, right? I am given to.... I give to someone else... then you give to someone else and SO FORTH! Well, it just so happens that I am capable of such a thing, and I know JUST what I am giving.. So, you wanna be IN on this one... Here are the RULES. Copied DIRECTLY from MOMBABE BINGHAM TOTALLY COPYWRITED AND EVERYTHING.

{The Rules}

--Be one of the first three bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me.

--Winners must post this challenge on your blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift for the first three bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!

--The gift that you send to your Three Friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the Spirit and the Thought That Count!

--When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate Linky Love!

If you are not one of the Top Three Commenters on this post, you can still play along. Please take the button and post it on your blog; start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same!

SO, REMEMBER... it is good... :) Pass it forward.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Everyone Loves a Package

Especially one that you forgot about... one that you weren't expecting. When the MIL was here helping with THIS, I ALMOST talked her into making me a cover for my infant car seat. I know, that would have been CRAZY! I am trying to stick to the "fix it up, or do without" mantra from President Hinckley with our new baby since times are tight. My infant car seat is as old as Abby, (don't tell me they have an expiration date!) so, it needed a wee bit of sprucing up. Unfortunately, I have already given all of Abby's baby clothes away to others with new baby girls (come ON! She is 7!!!) So, if you want to help out with dressing my baby, or keeping her warm or WHATEVER, I have added a baby registry to my sidebar. [Bless you]. Anywho...

I had seen on-line that you CAN actually make a cover, but my WISE MIL decided that she would rather PAY SOMEONE ELSE to make that cover than try to help me make one herself. (Smart lady) I was happy to receive the gift and it was a lot cheaper than buying a new seat, so we picked out the fabric and away it went.

I forgot all about it until yesterday when it showed up at my door! Hmmm? Package? What is this??? It was all bundled up in a cute little tied up roll .........along with a SUPER cute special gift! (Thanks sooooo much Kate!) Anyway, I guess now that Christmas is cleaned up, I can carry forward with the rest of the baby prep. I will keep you posted on how it goes. At least now I have a super cute (not so old and hammered looking car seat! I am SURE she will be snuggly and warm in this little seat courtesy of Kate's mad skils.

As I was putting the straps back in, I became a little overwhelmed [Scared to death] that there will be a wee one in this basket soon. It all seems like such a great idea until it is almost ready to come out!!! Either way, she is COMING and her basket is READY. I wish I was feeling more ready...

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Alright, so, I said I would post pix of Christmas when I got out of bed (cankles are a little better thanks for all of the love and concern). I got out of bed yesterday to clean up Christmas and I was able to grab the cable to my camera while I was up. So, here is my CHRISTMAS FLASH BACK! Don't worry, it'll be quick.
There was of course, the Christmas Trampoline (in which we trapped Aunties and cousins.) We actually set it up the day school got out (Peter-4 hours all by himself set up) and did a fun scavenger hunt to "find" the Trampoline. I videoed the whole thing, but didn't post it because I was getting irritated through the whole process....pregnancy.
There were EXTREME close ups with VERY EXCITED kids.

There was a Christmas Puppy (not ours) but too cute to not mention.

Christmas Jammies

There was GREAT GRUB including this, this and this... not to mention a PRIME RIB COOK OFF (Post the recipe Chelle!) and GREAT COMPANY! (What else do you expect from the Stewart Crew)

There was lots of "getting what they wanted" (except for Jaxon... who wanted something un-obtainable $$$)

And LOTS of Swimming in a beautiful heated to 94 degrees pool. Thanks Lori and Val, it was AWESOME! Hope yours was just as gooooood.


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