Okay, so I have been truly awful about posting lately….My whole house got sick, and of course, I got slammed with this “cold” the worst. I happen to think it’s pneumonia or tuberculosis, but my doctor assures me otherwise,lol. So for the past week or two, I have been literally laid-up hacking up every internal organ in my body, having sweats and chills, not being able to breathe, losing my voice, and just being generally BLAH. I have been *starting* to feel a tiny bit better over the past few days, but I’m still not back up to par yet.I am still coughing like mad, and I have more chest congestion than I thought was humanly possible. So that is why I have been pretty much MIA lately.
I do have some updates. My scheduled C-section has been changed from January 19th to January 14th. I am not going to argue with 5 less days of being pregnant. My body is ready to be DONE already! I’m sure my family is ready to be done with it, too! This is the home stretch, and Momma is cranky. I don’t know what has taken over me, but one minute I am fine, and the next I am screaming at someone or spontaneously breaking out into sobbing fits…My husband can LOOK at me wrong or fart too loudly and I am ready to fight. I mean, it really doesn’t take much to irritate me lately. I am snappish, I am nasty, my body is in constant pain, I can’t sleep comfortably, and I am just SO tired of being pregnant. I mean, I have literally been either preggo or recovering from a c-section for about 2 years straight. Talk about a hormonal roller-coaster. My body feels like it’s going through Armageddon and in a way, I guess it is. I never really had a chance to fully recover after having Sophie, and then BOOM, here comes Xander on the way. My body is very angry with me, and makes no secret of it!
And the amount of stress during this pregnancy has been soooo overwhelming, too, which I am sure doesn’t help much. There have been so many challenges and hardships we have had to cope with, and all while getting used to having a new baby and a new pregnancy. Dan lost his job and was unemployed for a couple of months in the early summer, and then went to a job that ripped him off and shorted his pay every week, and now he is at a new job with a reputable company, but we’re still struggling to catch back up. And with the holidays and Sophie’s 1st birthday FAST approaching, I am under so much stress. It makes you feel awful as a parent to not be able to provide much for your kids during the holidays. And now we have the unanticipated extra expense of needing to scramble and get newborn diapers before Xander is born, and it looks like we may not even be able to have a party for Sophie’s 1st birthday now. Just too much going on all at once. I have luckily been able to win a few presents for the kids, (more for Sophie, since Kyle is 10 and VERY picky,lol) so that takes a little of the burden off of us. I am still trying to win more, but I’m doing the best I can, and I am sure the kids won’t hold it against me if this year is a little tighter than usual. Christmas isn’t ABOUT the presents anyway, and I want my kids to know the true meaning of Christmas anyway. 🙂
Oh!! There is good news, too! After turning into a human pin-cushion and worrying myself half to death, my 3 hour glucose screen came back 100% fine. No diabetes for me! Yay! I was really worried about that. Diabetes is a scary diagnosis, and I cannot imagine how nerve-wrecking it would be to battle that while carrying a baby. So thank God it came back fine. I just wish I hadn’t failed the 1 hour test, cause going back for the 3 hour was pretty brutal. But it was worth it to know that me and Xander are healthy.
So that has been my life over the past couple of weeks…I have been really sick, really hormonal, in pain, stressed out, and hiding under my proverbial rock to avoid snapping at those who don’t deserve it. I really don’t know what’s gotten into me, but being preggo has made me a big, giant meanie! So I think I am going to lay low. The last thing I want to do is yell at anyone for no reason. And I have been doing just that on a regular basis recently. I guess I have a VERY low bullsh*t tolerance level right now, and don’t need anyone pushing my buttons. I am not a mean person, and the last thing I want to do is unnecessarily go off on anyone because my hormones have turned me into a psycho, grouchy,crying mess!
6 more weeks….Can I survive it? Am I ready for another baby? It still doesn’t feel 100% real to me. I cannot believe that very soon we will have another child. It just doesn’t seem real. This whole pregnancy hasn’t seemed real…well, aside from the vomiting and the aches and pains and the contractions and the moodiness,lol..I just don’t feel ready. Guess it’s time that I really get used to the idea!
For Anyone Who Loves A Child, Progress Cards Can Help Deal With Life’s Tougher Issues
I am pleased to say that I have recently been given the opportunity to review an awesome product called Progress Cards. This system was developed by Scott Ertl, a long time guidance counselor who wanted to find a more effective way to teach children how to identify and communicate their thoughts and feelings in a healthy, productive way, as well as teach kids realistic coping skills for many common childhood issues, such as homework struggles, bullying, friendship tips, jealousy,honesty, the death of a pet or loved one, good sportsmanship, and the list goes on and on…(No, really, it does! There are 60 different topics!)
Here is more info, taken from the Progress Cards website:
Do you want to help a child, but you struggle to find the best ways to help?
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Do you wonder how to advise your child with bullies, friends, and siblings?
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I was very excited to learn more about this program. I am the mom of a 10 year old, Kyle, who has many different issues he needs help coping with. There have been a lot of life changes, and he has been through a lot. His father was abusive to me, and he still has memory of that, he then had to cope with our divorce when I left him, and later my remarriage and the birth of his sister, Sophie, after almost 10 years of being an only child. And now he has a brother due just one year later! Not to mention, we just suffered the loss of our beloved Shih-Tzu, Mojo. That’s a lot for a kid to have to deal with in just 5 years or so!
Kyle is also a very sensitive child, and has also been the target of bullying at school. As a parent, it’s not always easy to know the absolute right thing to say when your child is hurting. Seeing them cry leaves a mommy feeling helpless. I wish I could fight all of his battles for him.(and believe me, being this pregnant, I am crazy and hormonal enough to want to go put the fear of God into the little brats that are mean to my baby.I know that this is not something I can realistically go do.)
Progress cards can help, though. They offer REAL solutions that can teach a child to find their confidence and fight their own battles, and do so the RIGHT way. These cards are worded in a way that a child can understand, and even have a progress chart on the backs that your child can track their progress with as they practice their newly discovered problem-solving skills. Progress cards are a great tool in teaching children how to be accountable for their actions, as well as how to cope with many of life’s more challenging issues.
These cards are available as a download, and can be printed for use. I reviewed and shared these cards with my son last night, and he was very eager to learn more, and to have an alternate source of ways to deal with his feelings. Sometimes he doesn’t want to talk to mom or dad, and he doesn’t necessarily want to go to his school’s guidance counselor.These cards offer HIM a wealth of resources that he can refer to privately and without embarrassment, and they also are wonderful for opening the doors of communication between children and parents. So needless to say, he was thrilled to get to use these! He even wanted to go get a pen and paper and take notes, until I promised him we’d print them as soon as we go buy some ink for our printer!
Parents enjoy the convenience and confidentiality of purchasing and instantly downloading professional advice on common issues that children experience without having to take time to schedule an appointment with a school counselor or psychologist.
My Progress Cards would like to offer the following samples for FREE for my readers! That’s right, for FREE! So go and take a look and see just a small sample of what Progress Cards have to offer, and I guarantee you’ll want to be back to purchase the whole set! Which for 34.99, is more than worth it! These can also be purchased individually, for .99 cents a piece or LESS if you buy one of their mini-packages!
Anyway, here are your free product samples and how to get them!
The Progress Book provides 60 different areas for children to rate themselves on a scale from 0-10. Some areas are strengths, while some are weaknesses. Children know what they need to do to improve some of the areas, but they need help in other areas. Some children can get excellent suggestions from friends, parents or teachers in some of the areas. However, even the best parents need help at times when looking for solutions to some problems children go through.
Here’s a link to download the free Progress Book: http://www.progresscards.com/Free-Progress-Book.html
Progress Cards help children manage and express difficult feelings, learn tips to improve behaviors, and learn effective coping skills to deal with divorce, death, bullies, and much more. With school and fall sports now starting, how about 2 free Progress Cards for Friendship skills and Sportsmanship tips?
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I am very excited about this product, and I know all of you moms, dads, grandmas, aunts and uncles, and friends of a child will be, too. I look forward to using these with my children and teaching them how to be stronger, healthier, more confident kids!
***No monetary compensation was received for this review. I did receive a full set of Progress Cards to facilitate my review, in order to give my honest opinion. My opinions and views are 100% my own, as always.***
As many of you know, Dan and I have made the transition to cloth diapering. With Sophie still in diapers and Xander on the way, it was the smartest and most economical choice for our family. I mean, who can afford sposies for 2 very different sized babies? We sure can’t! So anyway, we have been telling everyone for many months now that all we need for Xander is diapers. A friend already gave us a ton of boy clothes, and we have more toys and books than we have places to put them.
I am not getting into specific detail, but for whatever reason, our baby shower isn’t including any diapers, even though months ago we were told that it wouldn’t be a problem to have a diaper shower. Okay, so plans have changed, and at the last minute. We’re not MAD at this decision,and the shower idea family went with is a very cute one,but now we’re left in a very sticky spot. Our kids won’t be able to have a Christmas now, and I think we probably won’t even be able to give Sophie a special 1st birthday party. My husband started a new job, and they are going to be nice enough to give him a week off, but it is going to be unpaid, as he has no built up vacation time he can take. So we need to now figure out how to pay our bills, provide some sort of Christmas for the kids, worry about Sophie’s birthday, and as it stands, we only have 1 newborn diaper, 2 covers, and maybe 4 prefolds. Which we know isn’t even enough to diaper a newborn for a whole day. So literally, all we need are newborn dipes. I have been buying a bunch of one size diapers over the past few months as the budget will allow, since these will ultimately get the most use since both babies will be able to fit into them eventually, but that leaves the newborn dilemma….It looks like poor Xander isn’t going to have anything to cover his little butt! And while my scheduled c-section date is January 19th, we both have a gut feeling he will be arriving a little sooner, and we need to be ready. So I am scouring through my stuff to see if there is anything I can sell, which is a joke because I already went that route to get the one size dipes and now pickings are slim, and I am frantically entering any and all diaper giveaways and toy sweeps in hopes of compensating for our lack of ability to have Christmas now. (And as any other mommy bloggers know, you can enter all day long and not win anything!)
So here is where I need advice. I am a CD newbie here. For a newborn, I know I will be needing covers, fitteds, and prefolds, or even newborn size pockets or AIO’s. My question is this: How many can I really expect to need if we will be doing diaper washes every 2-3 days, and what is the most cost effective way to go about doing this? Are there any great deals out there? Which companies or products are the best for newborn diapering for the best prices? How many covers, prefolds, etc will we really need? How much money do I need to somehow come up with to achieve this? Are there any creative ways I can improvise? And no I don’t mean wrap the baby in a towel,lol
Any advice here would be GREATLY appreciated. We need to try and scramble to take care of this, and we’re not quite sure how we’re going to pull it off, and I would like to just know and fully understand what I am looking at here. And who better to ask than other CD Mommas who have been there, and done that? I just really need to know what I will truly need and how much it will realistically cost before I go and try to sell my organs on the black market,lol
So ladies, HELP!!!!! Please! We’re kinda stuck here, and I could really use your educated and much more experienced advice! Thanks!
So I went today for my 3 hour glucose test. Or should I say yesterday, cause it’s well after midnight? Anyhow, that is now out of the way. I am nervous as to the results, but I am really praying that everything turns out alright. I guess I won’t know until either I get the dreaded phone call from my OBGYN or I go to my next appointment on the 22nd. I am thinking that if something is wrong, they will call me sooner, so I am hoping for no word at all. This is one case where silence would probably be in my favor. I don’t have a good feeling, though. I don’t know why…. Maybe it’s because I am a worrier by nature, or maybe I am just too darn paranoid for my own good. We shall see.
Anyway, Dan was a sweetheart and went with me. Yep, he sat there in the boring and freezing cold waiting area with me for over 3 hours while I was turned into a human pin-cushion. He is such a good guy. I mean, how many husbands would want to do that? And he even got me Taco Bell afterwards, cause he said I deserved it after seeing the amount of holes I had in my arms. They couldn’t find my veins as usual, and now I look like a heroin addict. Thankfully, it’s chilly here, and I can wear long sleeves till the bruising subsides. But I am SORE. I hate getting blood drawn. It’s not a needle thing…Give me shots all day and I am fine. I just don’t like the idea of something that belongs in my body being taken out of me over and over…Ick…Makes me queasy. Especially since I have the world’s most stubborn veins,lol
I guess it could have been worse. We didn’t have to tote Sophie along, since her godmother and good friend of ours offered to take her. That was SUCH a blessing, since I don’t think she would have enjoyed being stuck at the lab for well over 3 hours. Plus, she has such a good time over there. She actually has a crush on Melissa’s husband, and it’s the cutest thing ever!
So now I can’t sleep, and I am entering more sweeps, but I thought I would update here since I have been doing a crappy job of it lately with everything going on. I have a house full of kids tonight, though, so I am hoping I get drowsy sooner than later! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
So I got tagged in a FB post by one of my favorite people, my friend, Erin. Really, she friggin’ rocks! But since I never get on FB lately, except for Flash giveaways or to click “like” on pages for sweeps entries, I thought I would post my own answers here instead. Things have been so crazy lately that I haven’t been posting nearly as much as I would like. So here, this is SOMETHING,haha
1. Last beverage: Umm…whatever the blue mountain dew stuff from Taco Bell is called. Yep, it was a Taco Bell night for me while the guys had my chicken and dumplings. Xander controls my appetite right now,lol
2. Last phone call: I really have no idea….I haven’t been on the phone much lately. If we’re not counting Dan calling from work, then I would say Erin would be the last good chat I have had. It’s been a few days, though.
3. Last text message: I live in the stone age and this does not apply.
4.Last song you listened to: The Golden Girls theme song,lol
5. Last time you cried: When I failed my 1 hour glucose test.
HAVE YOU EVER:
6. Dated someone twice: My husband. I dated him when we were kids, and now I am married to him, many years later. Other than that, no.
7. Been cheated on: Unfortunately.
8. Kissed someone & regretted it: Yep.
9. Lost someone special: Sure.
10. Been depressed: I am a woman. I have low self-esteem. I have been preggo for almost 2 years now. What do YOU think?
11. Been drunk and threw up:Yep. But I don’t drink often, so this isn’t an issue,lol
LIST THREE FAVORITE COLORS:
THIS YEAR HAVE YOU: (2010)
15. Made a new friend: Ehhhh, not really. I tend to keep to myself. Less drama that way. I would love to make more friends, but I would take quality over quantity any day!
16. Fallen out of love: No
17. Laughed until you cried: Of course! I am married to a goof and I have amusing children!
18. Met someone who changed you: This year? Nope. Sophie was born on the LAST day of 2009, so I can’t count her!
19. Found out who your true friends were: I already knew that.
20. Found out someone was talking about you: Yeah, and why they would, I don’t know. Jealousy is a tacky quality, and these people might as well have velvet Elvises and pink flamingoes on their lawns, as tacky as they are.
21. Kissed anyone on your friend’s list: Sure have.
22. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life: A good number, if not most.
23. How many kids do you want?: I have 2 and 1 more on the way, and then TUBES WILL BE TIED.
24. Do you have any pets: Yes.
25. Do you want to change your name: I’m used to mine after 29 years, although I must admit that Brandy sounds like a stripper name!
26. What did you do for your last birthday: Nothing special.
27. What time did you wake up?: 7:00 AM-ish
28.What were you doing at midnight last night?: entering sweeps or sleeping
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for: Xander to make his arrival into the world.
30. Last time you saw your Mother: Hahahahaha….Do you KNOW my mom? She never wants to see anyone!
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: I wish I had better self-esteem.
32. What are you listening to right now: Cheers in the background and Dan and Sophie are both snoring.
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom: Yep….cringes…..I do not like him. Not one bit. Blech!
34. Who is getting on your nerves now?: No one. Can’t say anyone is irking me lately.
35. Most visited webpage: OLS
36. Whats your real name: Brandy Leigh Nelson
37. Nicknames: Muffin
38. Relationship Status: As taken as it gets…Married and preggo…and loving every moment! Okay, except for the aches and pains and sickness….lol
39. Zodiac sign: Cancer
40. Male or female?: Female
41. Primary School?: Lincoln
42. Secondary School?: Key …
43. High school/college?: Lee
44. Hair color: as in right now … dyed Kardashian black,lol
45. Long or short: Long
46. Height: I broke out the tape measure. 5 ft and barely 4 inches
47. Do you have a crush on someone?: Just the hubby
48: What do you like about yourself?: Heck, I dunno. I’m nice. I’m loyal. I can cook. I love my family and friends.
49. Piercings: Ears ONLY
50: Tattoos: one on my leg and one on my arm
51. Righty or lefty: Righty
52. First surgery: That brought Kyle into the world.
53. First piercing: Ears
54. First best friend: Sarah Weiss?
55. First sport you joined: tee ball
56. First vacation ?: Buffalo? Hershey Park? I dunno.
58. First pair of trainers?: Do WHAT now?
59. Eating: Nothing
60. Drinking: Nada
61. I’m about to: get me some snuggles
62. Listening to: TV
63. Waiting for: Sleep
64. Want kids? : I have them.
65. Get married?: I AM married. And happily, at that.
66. Career: Mother
67. Lips or eyes: Eyes
68. Hugs or kisses: I like both 🙂
69. Shorter or taller: taller
70. Older or Younger:Older, but not TOO old. Dan is 4 years older than me.
71. Romantic or spontaneous: Why can’t they be romantically spontaneous?? I AM KEEPING ERIN’S ANSWER.
72. Nice stomach or nice arms: definitely arms. I do not like a 6 pack.
73. Sensitive or loud: Sensitive
74. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship …I don’t do hook-ups.
HAVE YOU EVER:
76. Kissed a stranger: There was that one night at the bar with Dan when this girl who I will not name kissed me. I should have known her, cause we went to school together, but I didn’t have a clue who she was….I remember nothing. I was intoxicated. Dan filled me in the next morning. But that would be it. I don’t generally kiss strangers.
77. Drank hard liquor: See above answer. That would not have happened sober,lol
78. Lost glasses/contacts: I don’t wear them .
79. Sex on first date: Absolutely not.
80. Broken someone’s heart: Doubt it .
82. Been arrested: Never.
84. Cried when someone died: Of course!
85. Fallen for a friend: Yeah, and now I am married to him.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
86. Yourself: Sometimes .
88. Love at first sight: Didn’t believe in it until I met Dan again.
89. Heaven: Absolutely. I am too terrified of death to think that there is nothing after this.
90. Santa Clause: I’m a mom. I AM Santa Claus,lol
91. Kiss on the first date: Depends.
92. Angels: Sure do.
94. Had more than 1 girlfriend/boyfriend at a time: Nope. One is difficult enough,lol
95. Did you sing today?: Yep, to Sophie!
96. Ever cheated on somebody?: No.
97. If you could go back in time, how far would you go?: I would love to go back to 1969 so I could see The Doors live.
98. The moment you would choose to relive?: My wedding. It was small, but it was everything to me.
99. Are you afraid of falling in love?: Not at all
100. Are you afraid of posting this as 100 truths? What kind of moronic question is that?!
I am happy to announce that Xander Eric Nelson will be born (tentatively) on January 19, 2011 at 7:30 AM. Which probably actually will put his time of birth around 8:30, considering they need to let the anesthesiologist do his thing and get prepped and all. I am eager to finally be done being pregnant. I have basically been pregnant or recovering from a c-section for 2 years now, and I am DONE. Tubes will be tied, and no more babies for me! Of course, we wanted one more, we were just hoping for a bigger age difference, as Xander and Sophie will only be 12 months and a couple of weeks apart. This has been hell on my body, and honestly, I would like to feel like ME again. No more nausea, no more aches and pains, no more waddling like a penguin and needing help to sit up and be rolled out of bed…. It sure will be nice to finally be able to hold my baby and have life go back to normal again.
In the meantime, I am stressing, big time. We’re in the final 3 months, and it seems that there is too much to do still, and I don’t have the energy to get it all done. The nursery STILL needs to be organized and put together, (and still looks like a tornado hit it!) and we still need to figure out how we’re going to get newborn and small cloth diapers for Xander. We have a lot of one size dipes, but they will be far too big for him, as they do not fit newborns, apparently. And of course, I have told everyone that ALL we need are diapers, and no one seems to be taking us seriously there. A friend was generous enough to give us a whole wardrobe of boy’s clothing that her son has outgrown, and we have all the big gear we need. We have a good amount of toys and books. Smaller things like pacifiers and socks are needed, but we can handle that part easily on our own. Literally, the ONLY thing we NEED is diapers. That’s all! Heck, even some tiny gdiapers and small covers with some prefolds would work…and they aren’t that expensive. But it seems that nobody understands our need to switch to cloth, so we won’t be getting help in the one area we need it. Now don’t get me wrong. We appreciate anything anyone sends us for Xander. And I am sure we will love all of it. But there are times when the need to be practical outweighs the desire for cutesy things that we already have. And with Christmas coming up, Sophie’s birthday a few days later, and Xander coming shortly afterward, this is just causing a lot of stress. I mean, as it stands, we can’t really do much for the kids for the holidays. I know that they will understand, but it makes me feel bad as a mom that the needs for our new baby are going to keep the kids that are already here from getting anything good from Santa this year. Ughhh….Too much stress! So in the meantime, I am entering as many diaper giveaways and blog sweeps for toys in hopes that I can somehow compensate and give my kids the Christmas they deserve. Hoping that random.org is my friend in the near future,lol
I am also stressed due to the fact that I need to take the 3 hour glucose tolerance test. I am scared at what the results may be. I don’t eat sweets, I am not severely overweight, how can I possibly be diabetic? How is this going to affect my life? How is this going to affect Xander? Will we be okay? I hope it comes out alright, and that I am fine. I am just dreading the nasty goo and having my blood drawn over and over and over again. I know it’s necessary for mine and Xander’s well-being, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it!
Oh, and to top it all off, our dishwasher is broken, and we can’t figure out how to fix it. Our repair deductible is CRAZY and we can’t afford to have it fixed or replaced. And with my back giving me the kind of pain it has been, I have to rely on Dan to get to the dishes when he can, and hope he does them properly. I am very, very afraid for my Pampered Chef stoneware! lol…And of course, Kyle doesn’t wash them properly and has a habit of breaking things.
It’s been a VERY stressful past few weeks! I hope things get better soon! I hate to complain, but this is just what my life happens to be at the moment, and not everything is always rainbows and butterflies. Just needed to vent. I feel a little better now. 🙂
How old are the last two people you kissed?
10 months old, and 33 years old…My 10 year old doesn’t let me kiss him anymore!
Who was the last person to text you before you went to bed last night?
No one….I don’t even know where my cell phone IS,lol
Has anyone said they love you in the last week?
Will you be in a relationship in the next couple months?
Definitely. That’s the thing about marriage. It lasts more than a couple of months,lol…At least you HOPE it does! haha
When was the last time you had a conversation with your last ex?
Ick….I unfortunately HAVE to talk to him every 2 weeks when he picks Kyle up and drops him off. I wish I didn’t have to, but I do.
Has the last person you kissed ever made you cry?
Oh Lord yes!
Ever cried while you were on the phone with that person?
Are you worried about anything right now?
Plenty….I am worried about my health, since I failed the glucose test, I am worried about Christmas and Sophie’s b-day since money is tight and we won’t be able to do much, I am worried about somehow getting enough newborn cloth diapers for Xander before he is born since that is ALL that we need for him,(and we desperately need them) and I have repeatedly asked people not to get anything else for him, since we have boy’s clothing and pretty much everything else, but I don’t think anyone is hearing me there,lol…I am worried about Dan’s kidney stones, I am worried about my mother-in-law’s pneumonia, I am worried about a few friends, I am worried about money issues, I am worried about my broken dishwasher, I am worried about finding a home for Pugsley before Xander is born, etc….. I am a worrier!
Who was the last person you texted?
Didn’t I say I am stuck in the stone age?
Do you wish you could take one thing back?
Sure. Of course. Who doesn’t?
Is there a guy who knows everything or almost everything about you?
Yep, that would be my Noodle!
Are you mad at anyone right now?
What color are your eyes?
What do you have pierced on you?
Just my ears and my cartilage.
Have you ever fallen asleep texting someone?
Not that I recall.
Have you hugged anyone in the past 72 hours?
Name all of the people you have texts from in your phone?
Like to cuddle?
Do you hate the last person you kissed?
Depends on what my hormones are doing at the time,lol
Do you think the person whom you like will break your heart?
i hope not 😦
Do you have any text messages that you don’t want other people to read?
uhh i don’t think so.
Where is the last person you kissed?
at work, or crawling around, depending on what kind of kiss you mean!
Are you trying to grow out your hair?
My hair is LONG….I actually need a trim!
Is your best friend in a relationship?
Is your ex currently in a relationship? If yes, how do you feel about that?
he sure is. i don’t care – good for him 🙂 Although I find it funny that his girlfriend makes him have cats and he HATES cats, and that while he always verbally abused and put ME down for my appearance, (and I never hit the 200lb mark, not even close) SHE has GOT to be 275-ish. Now I do NOT care how big a person is. I am not hateful like that. I just think it’s funny that he always tore me apart and then wound up with someone way larger than me. Petty? Probably. But you don’t know my ex or the kind of person he is, so I take my amusement where I can get it.
Do your parents like the last person you kissed and the last person you hugged?
What is the last song you listened to?
Oh wow…The Happy Happy Birthday song on Sprout! haha
Do you honestly have feelings for someone at the moment?
I married him, so I would hope so!
Are you happy?
Not lately. Too much stress.
Are any of your friends taller than you?
most of them are!
What was the last thing you drank?
Day been rough?
What is on your wrists right now?
Are you ticklish?
Yes, and I hate being tickled!!
What’s the biggest annoyance in your life right now?
Wow…I really don’t want to answer this, because the answer is more than likely 75% hormonally driven.
Are you an alcoholic?
I don’t really drink. And being that I am pregnant, I don’t drink at all. But even when I am not acting as a baby factory, I only drink 2 or 3 times a YEAR…
Have any memories that you’d like to forget?
Too many of those.
So tell me something about your last ex?
he’s an abusive prick. ‘Nuff said.
When was the last time you wanted to punch someone in the face?
Wanted to? Yesterday. Did? Couldn’t tell ya.
Is there anybody you wish you could be spending time with right now?
Sure, plenty of people. I get lonely a lot!
Are you excited about anything?
Of course! I’m excited about Xander being born, my tubes being tied, and having my body back!
Which would be more meaningful to you: I love you a lot, I love you so much?
i love you so much.
Would you rather grow old with someone or be single forever?
grow old with someonee.
Has someone of the opposite sex ever told you they loved you, and meant it?
I certainly hope so!
Could you go a day without eating?
Yes. I could.
Does the last person you shared a bed with mean anything to you?
I don’t share a bed with anyone who doesn’t mean something to me.
Do you know anyone named Joshua?
Yeah, Dan has a cousin named Josh.
one on my leg and one on my arm.
Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance?
That really depends on what they did.
Have you ever seen your best friend cry?
Who were you last in a car with?
myself and Sophie.
Last person you kissed on the lips said that you were the only one they wanted, would you believe them?
Oh come on now…Not fair to ask these types of things while I am hormonal and insecure and feeling like a fat, bloated cow…I HOPE he would mean it, but with the fact that Megan Fox and others like her even EXIST, I don’t know if I would believe him.
Would it be weird if the last person you kissed called you?
Okay, so this morning has been nothing but a big pain in the butt. I had to go to my doctor’s appointment, and I SWORE it was at 10:30 AM. So while I was leisurely getting myself and Sophie ready at around 9:00, I glanced at the appointment card that was on the fridge. And then I began running around like a chicken with my head cut off. My appointment was at 10:00 AM. So I had to GO. It takes about a half hour to 45 minutes to get there with normal traffic in the morning, and to top it off, it is raining quite steadily today. In Virginia, at the slightest sign of inclement weather,rain included, it also seems that no one remembers how to operate a motor vehicle. So I am trying to rush to the doctor’s, and I am stuck behind some idiots doing 25 in a 55 zone. Grrr….AND some old lady almost hit me as she made an illegal left hand turn into an intersection while she had a red light. Wonderful. By this time, I was completely and utterly frazzled. I made it there with less than 5 minutes to spare, and of course me, Sophie, and her stroller all got soaked. So we walked into the doctor’s office looking like a couple of drowned rats.
To make matters worse, the waiting room was PACKED. I then find out why. My doctor, the greatest doctor in the world and the ONLY doctor that doesn’t scare the crap out of me was stuck performing surgery this morning, and it caused the whole office to get backed up. So I had to see another doctor, and I was not at all happy. So I had to sit in a packed waiting room with a baby who was getting crankier by the second, and they FINALLY called me back to the office around 11:00.
Then I get some not so great news. My dreaded glucose test I took a week or so ago? FAILED. By 6 lousy points. They want to see the sugar levels 140 or less, and mine was 146. So now I have to take the even MORE dreaded 3 hour glucose tolerance test. This test is pure hell. They take your blood, which I hate having done, 4 separate times. Once upon arrival to get a fasting measurement, and then one every hour for 3 hours after drinking this HORRIBLE, nauseating 100mg sugary syrup that tastes like flat, thick orange soda. And I don’t even like oranges, let alone orange goo. Wonderful. Just frigging wonderful. Sophie is screaming the entire time I am in the office by the way, since she was sleepy and couldn’t fall asleep. And then I also find out that I am anemic and need to take iron supplements. Great. Iron pills mess my stomach up something fierce, as if I am not sick enough on a regular basis to begin with.
The upside is, they are scheduling my C-section now, and will call me with the time and date soon. So we will know very shortly when we can expect to welcome Xander into the world. For now, I need to mope, I need a bath, and I need a nap. I am one cranky Momma!
I normally don’t blog about giveaways I am entering, but I want to win this one ever so badly. OurOrdinaryLife.com is giving away a Little Tikes Picnic ‘n Playhouse to one very lucky winner! With everything going on with my pregnancy, Dan changing jobs, losing our dog, Christmas AND Sophie’s first birthday fast approaching, not to mention Xander’s due date being a couple of weeks later, we have not been able to really budget much for the holidays. So I have been entering a TON of giveaways in hopes of giving the kids a better Christmas/birthday than we can provide at the moment.
While I was reading other Mommy blogs, I came across this ADORABLE playhouse being given away by the generous folks at Little Tikes and Our Ordinary Life! Just look at how cute this is!
Wouldn’t this be the PERFECT gift for a little girl’s first Christmas and birthday? I know you all want it just as badly as I do. Head on over and enter yourself for this awesome prize at the following link:
This giveaway is open till December 1st!
As many of you know, at least those who are Facebook friends, our Shih-Tzu, Mojo, passed away last Thursday night. It was very sudden, and it hit us pretty hard. (Part of the reason for my lack of posts in the past week.) Here are some photos of our much loved friend. He is missed more than we can say. Guess that means Kyle will be wanting a new friend for XMas,lol
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My name is Brandy. I am 29 years old, (How the heck did THAT happen?!) and I live my life as a wife to my goofball man-child of a husband who I love dearly, and as a SAHM to my 10 year old son, my 11 month old little princess, and we are currently pregnant with the next one. He is scheduled to be born on January 14th, unless Mother Nature says otherwise! My biggest passions in life besides my kids and my husband are cooking ,(Just call me Betty Crocker with an attitude!) beauty stuff…Really…I am all about all things girly. I have and use so many beauty products that I have overrun all of our storage in the bathrooms and have started taking over bookshelves,lol… I also love music, love to read, and love my family and friends. I am also a cloth-diapering mommy and love all things fluff. I also love to support WAHM businesses and love trying out new products, especially beauty, baby, and other family friendly items. Hopefully, you will find my ramblings at the very least amusing, or maybe they are things you can relate to as a mom or a woman. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to stop by! Due to the pain-in-the-buttedness nature of WordPress, I do NOT have a GFC widget for followers. However, I DO have a Networked Blogs widget, and would love you to pieces if you would subscribe to my blog. Leave me a comment, and I would be thrilled to follow you back! I can also be found on the Blog Frog Community!
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