Friday, January 26, 2007

Hello Bandwagon, It Seems I'm Jumping On

I've been on blogger for a while and have done all I can with that blog to personalize it. I was happy with my free choice, but it seems that i want more. I've been under this process for quite sometime and eventually I will have my own domain, but until then come check me out here. Many have also made the switch, and it seems like I'm just copying, but really I think great minds think alike. So this is me on wordpress for now.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

I'm Tired

I'm tired of Rosie having an opinion on everything and pulling the discrimination card out even when it is clearly uncalled for. I'm not posting to have a discussion on gay rights, I'm just tired of how everything can be made into a homophobic situation when really it is a difference of opinon or nothing to do with gay right at all. I know I could turn it off and do something else during that time and sometimes I do, but really I like Elizabeth so I tend to watch to hear what people are saying about the current events. I guess thats the dilema I have.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Climbing My Mount Everest of Laundry, A Step Closer To My Dream

Before I start airing my "Dirty Laundry" (hehe get dirty laundry) I think I should update you on my basketball game experience. Things went ok and surprisingly I wasn't that nauseated. There were no "episodes" so I didn't suffer humiliations gallery. I was however quite disappointed with my meal. The university now offers grown up type of food along with the concession (and I thought we were going out before the game. Hmph!) I ordered a chicken breast sandwich and a Greek salad. The chicken was raw. Unfortunately I didn't notice until after I had eaten some. Gross! They took it back and was willing to make me a whole new sandwich until they found out that all of the breasts weren't cooked through. I got a full refund and settled for a hot dog. They were very apologetic.


Now back to my story.... Mt. Wonderful and I went Saturday to Halstead Mattress and ordered our bed. Yep we bought a bed. Thank you for all of your advice and suggestions on how to save money on a mattress. We decided that we needed to splurge. I also like the idea that I can have the bed made for me to my firmness specifications and Mr. Wonderful can have his. We don't need to compromise. Also the idea that it won't have someone else's "ick" in it also appealed to me. We have had other's "ick" and well, "ick". We went with the mattress maker because you get more bed for your money. We should have this for quite some time. We already have the money for it so how responsible are we? It should be here in the next two weeks because did I mention, "they are making it for me".

In the mean time we are taking this opportunity to rearrange the bedrooms, edit our wardrobes and catch up on the laundry that has so unfortunately , but due to the circumstances, been neglected. I moved all my "skinny clothes" to a bin and hung up all the maternity clothes I can stand to wear. Mr. Wonderful even vacuumed out the closet. I just need to figure out how to condense down to one dresser otherwise there will be no room in the inn. If worst comes to worst I guess I could just clean out a drawer and the wee babe can sleep there for a while.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Friday Free For All

Neapolitan Family

This morning Tweedle D, Tweedle E and I were talking about how they are so different looking. Tweedle D has dark hair and olive skin and Tweedle E is blonde and fair and I call them chocolate and vanilla respectively. Then they (or one of them I'm not good with my memory these days) said what if the baby had red hair what would I call it? I told them strawberry. The possibility is there for a red head. We have red heads on both sides.

A Tulip By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet Unless Its A Carnation

About three days ago I was longing for spring. I love tulips and the colours look so fresh. I just wanted some spring. I decided to buy some flowers at the local grocery store only to discover tulips aren't ready yet. I was greatly disappointed. I decided that I should just buy some flowers anyway and maybe they will help my mood. I looked around and found the cheapest bunch (carnations). Tweedle E was with me and his favorite colour is red so that's what I got. It didn't work. Carnations don't say spring to me and red definitely doesn't say spring. I'm glad Tweedle E is happy.

Emotional Blackmail

Tonight Mr. Wonderful wants to take the boys to a basketball game at the university. The problem is he wants me to come to all 4 hours. I don't mind basketball and under normal circumstances I would do it, but night is my worst time. I tend to need to be horizontal by 10:00pm sometime earlier. If I'm not then the episodes happen. Also the fact that the bathroom is so far away from the stands there is a high probability of me not making it there in time. Add the fact that I tend to wet myself when I am violently vomiting (why I have a bucket next to the toilet now) my desire to go is greatly diminished. Here is the kicker. Tweedle E is the one who wants to go the most but Mr. Wonderful doesn't have the patients for him be cause he grows weary of the game sooner than the other two, so in order for him to go Mr. Wonderful says I have to go. I asked if I could reserve the right to leave early and reluctantly he said yes, but I know his plan was to have me there so he could stay for the whole thing. Can you tell I'm not too excited? At least I'm getting a meal out of it.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Chrysalis

I'm not a hairy woman. I can grow the hair on my legs for weeks and the hairs may be long but they are few and far between. The hairiest part of my body (aside from the top of my head) is my eyebrows and now thanks to pregnancy my mole. I can pluck on a regular basis and my eyebrows look like caterpillars. As for my mole, well I can pluck it in the morning and by bed time I have this half inch wiry black hair coming out of it. Ok that may be an exaggeration, but I'm not far off. I wonder what other beautiful side effects I'm in for.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

To Find Out, Or Not Find Out.

Today was one of my monthly checkups an the doc asked me if I wanted to know the sex of the baby. I said I wanted a surprise but truthfully I'm still undecided.

When I was pregnant with Tweedle D we didn't know. We found out 2 days before he was born because I'm so late and they had to do an ultrasound. I happened to overhear the tech say to the doc the fetus was phallic. I don't use that word very often (if ever) so it took me a few hours to figure out what that meant but my contractions had already started so it really doesn't count.

With Tweedle E I found out. It was nice to know so I could be ready. We had a name and thankfully all the boy stuff we needed from the previous pregnancy but there was no surprise. I like surprises.

I still have a week until my ultrasound, so I could change my mind before then. What to do, what to do? What would you do?

Monday, January 15, 2007

I Have A Dream.

I have a dream where everyone can sleep comfortably in their own beds. I have a dream where price and size will not be factors in discriminating from that dream. I have a dream where back support is will be available to all. Saturday we made a step closer to that dream. Mr. Wonderful, the Wonderlings and I made our way to a mattress manufacturer to see what they had. We decided on a price range and found that we could get more bed for our money (because you cut out the middle man). They can make the bed to suit differing firmness. We settled on one model that we are interested in, but we are still looking. Today I considered calling Ryan (the manager) and asking him if I could take my nap there. They also have the best pillows I have ever laid on. I think we might have to get some of those too.


Happy Martin Luther King Day.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Catch Up and Mustard

Have you noticed how every celebrity, public person, of the female persuation has the same hair? Long and layered from the chin down. Most are going blonde again too. Makes someonelike me with shoulder length brown hair feel a little out of place. Don't get me wrong I don't want to be a blonde, I 've done it and I didn't have more fun, I just looked funny. My question is where is the uniqueness? Of course i'm just basing this on the last two days of morning talkshows that I've watched. Statistically speaking my sample isn't great. So what do I know?


One stock is doing miserably. The other is doing ok. At least it is going up. I've been told to hang on but I've already lost half. Good thing i didn't put a lot into it.


As for the resolutions. I've been really good at the napping one. Haven't missed a day. The laundry and the dishes still need some work but at least i'm trying.


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

International De-Lurking Week

Hey I forgot to let you know that this week is international de-lurking week. I guess I didn't make such a big deal about it cause I already know who reads my diary, but should you feel inclined to leave a comment do so. Have a great week.

Monday, January 08, 2007

She Lives!

Today was the first day back to school after a long, lazy Christmas break. It was nice to have a bit of a break, a little time to myself in the morning. I decided that I needed to be there for the kids because I was worried I had burned out my sister and my friends by leaving them the load for the past two months. I got up early went through my morning ritual and went with the boys to school and then dropped my husband off at work.

So what did I do with my extra morning time? I tried to keep up with my resolutions and I did some dishes.This resulted in a little nausia and a rush to the bathroom where I saw that my toilet needed cleaning. I decided to do it in stages. I put the cleaner in and let it sit for about 30min. Then I scrubbed with a brush and let it soak some more. It took me many hours, not due to the grossness but I was doing it in stages and would forget about it. It's done and I pleased with myself.

I did take a nap from 1:30 to 3:00 and thankfully I got a wakeup call from a friend who knew I would oversleep. Right now I'm feeling nausiated and tired but accomplished.

I just hope I didn't do too much. It could take days to recover.

Friday, January 05, 2007

The Good, The Bad and The Very Bad

This morning I got an email about Consumer Reports Car Seat test. If you would like to read the full report go here.

The Good
Baby Trend Flex-Loc Adjustable Back
Graco Snugride with EPS

The Bad
Chicco KeyFit
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP
Compass I410
Evenflo Embrace
Britax Companion
Graco SafeSeat
Safety 1st Designer
Combi Centre ST
Eddie Bauer Comfort

The Very Bad IMHO
Evenflo Discovery

Of course Evenflo is going to try to appeal this, but I put this out there because of my horrible past dealings with Evenflo. This just helps support my decision to not purchase anything from their company.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Thoughtful Allocation of Energy

The thought of making a resolution turns my stomach, but what doesn't theses days. I have been thinking, for weeks something that I could set a goal. Something I can do and succeed, but I'm in a non committal place right now. I have a hard time agreeing to do anything. I have some good days and those are more present than they were in the first trimester but the bad days are well bad. I find myself lying in bed and hugging a bucket and praying I the incontinants doesn't come. Yes thats right I said it. I'm 33 and I have wet the bed. I would like to see you try not to wet the bed with all of your muscles convulsing like mine do. Enough about my need for adult diapers, I'm supposed to be resolving here.

Well I decided to think about what I need and what my family needs, because despite my diva like attitude whilst being pregnant, I am still appart of a family and have two little wonderlings that need me. So here is what I came up with.

I need sleep. One of my annoying symptoms is insomnia which doesn't help with the nausia. The less sleep I get the worse it gets and then I am bucket hugging. I used to have this theory that if I took a nap in the afternoon that I wouldn't sleep at night. This just isn't so. I don't sleep at night either way. So I am going to take a nap when I am tired. I am going to turn off the ringer and ignor you when you call during my naps. If it is important leave a message.

I have also decided that I need to be helping around the house more on my good days. One job that doesn't make me sick is laundry. I can wash and dry and with some help I might even have enough energy to fold and hang. So I will do more laundry. I can also load the dishwasher, how weird is that I can't unload it but I can load it. One would think that the dirty dishes would send me into a tale spin and they do but my need for a properly loaded dishwasher out ranks my stomach. Did I mention I turn a bit diva-ish?

I suppose I could start where depends to keep the laundry down (since i'll be doing more of it), but I can't quite admit that I need them. Its only when I throw up. I could also work on my itchy skin but that isn't really a goal to improve myself, but it is taking care of me. I'll have to think about those two a little more. I'm still a little non committal.