Monthly Archives: November 2007

Baby Bump Update

No new photo this time.  I am feeling way too fat.  Sorry guys.  Maybe in a few weeks when the Christmas photos begin.  For now I am sitting in self loathing at the site of my body and face in the mirror.  Not that I am that vain but since I have pretty much given up every form of exercise except:  running to the fridge or bathroom, chasing my kids around the house or hoofing myself up my tri-level home, I am feeling pretty round. 

Now on top of that and running out of thigh room in my pants,  I am starting to dream that I am going to be giving birth.  The dream was so real last night I had to really remember this morning on how far along I was and also realize my doctor appointment today was only for my 29 week check up and not to be induced.  I told the nurse to just write down fat in place of a number for my weight today.  She thought I was joking.  But hey, nothing like starting a week off my slamming a cold disgustingly sweet orange drink first thing in the morning, then getting poked with a needle and hour later ( I HATE NEEDLES), then weigh in.  Seriuosly, what about a nice papsmear instead?  Baby is doing great though, she moves a lot and the doctor guesses she is about 3 lbs.  Only 11 weeks to go. 

I do think for some reason that the 3rd pregnancy must be the longest.  I mean I already know what the birth will pretty much be like, I know my children will or won’t get along and I think I am just ready to get on with the show already.  Plus it is super exciting knowing I am having a girl so the rest is not mysteriuos until she arrives.  I think that is partly why I am not even interested in what I want for Christmas this year.  Seriously people are asking me and I don’t want anything, just my three babies. 

Since I am just lazing around the house most days I have decided that I have to stop that.  I am going to being a new routine, already checked with my doctor so MIL and DAD it is ok.  I am going to work out, 10 minutes a day on my eliptical.  I know…  I am sure I will be dropping pounds and sweating now 🙂  Well at least I won’t feel like a total fat a*s.  And walking up the stairs every morning at work I won’t feel like a big looser as I huff and puff at the top.

Of course as I am thinking about going to do my 10 minutes I wondered if I could still have a piece of pumpkin pie after, or should I have one before. 

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What I am Thankful For…

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for so much.  My boys, my hubby, my growing baby, my new kitty, my extended family, my career, and in general my life I have built along side my hubby.

 I wish all my family, friends, and readers a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope you have a lot to be thankful this year.

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Cracker Barrel

train.jpgSo hubby is working 2nds this week so I decided to take a night off of cooking another box of macaroni and cheese.  I have a craving, sue me I am pregnant :), for Cracker Barrel.  Hubby pretty much hates the place, he says because he does not like the food but I know really it is because they don’t serve beer.

So I got home a little late from work and off we went.  J of course wants to know what Caker Barrel is and wants Chinese instead.  Can you say heartburn?  I have been waking up dying from it each night and end up sleeping sitting up in bed for the past two nights.  So sorry, pregnant mommy wins.  As we drive the boys have to have a competition to see who can see the most Christmas lights.  Why is it with each holiday my kids get fixated with one or more houses with holiday decorations and then beg, cry and carry on for me to drive by them each day.  I am sure a few of our neighbors think we are stalkers.

We finally make it.  J is shocked to see that it is right next to Burp in Burger – did you know that is Steak and Shakes other name?  I had no idea until my kids told me.  J accuses me of driving in circles because we had already passed one on the way.  I love 5 year olds! 

Before they even get in the door they notice that this is not your typical restaurant and see candy through the windows.   Z wants candy and J wants a souvenir.  Wow, we have not even opened the door yet.  I forgot to remind them – DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING, but it is too late.  They are in 7th heaven and beeline for the candy section.  Oh boy, this is going to be fun.  And I thought I only came for the roast beef.  We finally get seated, and then the fighting over that triangle game they have on the tables begins.  They both have to have one and then they are upset that each of theirs is missing a peg.  I try to explain it is supposed to which is lost on Z but J kind of gets when I attempt to show him how to play.  We order, they refuse to eat and I try to enjoy my roast beef.  I realize they would have rather had my meal over a baked bun cheeseburger and heaven forbid macaroni with specks of pepper.  Oh well, at least hubby is not here to complain about his $7 thrown in the garbage.  He, he, he, he.

So we leave but once again have to go through the well placed gift area.  We walk out with 2 pez dispensers, a Christmas bingo game (on sale), and it must be the hormones – a really cool fiber optic gingerbread train that I am so in love with and the kids love too.  It too was on sale.  I think I may have to go back and get the other pieces that match because I really like it (the photo does not do it justice).  Ah, just what I planned, a $60 trip to Cracker Barrel.

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Tag Your It

I got tagged by my blogging buddy in San Fancisco – Fog City Mommy  So here goes and watch out, you  may be next 🙂

The meme: 7 random facts about me

The rules:

Link to your tagger and post these rules.

Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.

Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).

Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

1. I have 2 tattoos and will probably get one more that is symbolic for my kids before I am done.

2. I originally went to college to become a physical therapist

3. I had to take basic Algebra in college 3 times before I passed ( I hate Math, sorry Dad :))

4. I started this blog to keep family in Arizona, Iowa, Colorado, New York and Alaska in touch but some how I have 30-100 readers a day, go figure.

5. I love to ski but I have not in 5 years.

6. The most influential people in my life have been my Grandma O. and my dad.

7. I love who I am, the life I have, and the people in it.

all right, tag! the following people are it…

Big Binder

Look Mom Look

3 In Under 3

The Diaper Diaries

Mommin It Up

Mom To Two Boys

Eastowners

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Grand Rapids Santa Parade

We embarked on a possible new tradition this morning.  Hubby and I decided to take the boys out to see the GR Santa Parade.  At least that is what I think it is called…

 I forgot my camera or I would have some fun photos.  Seeing as how we never have gone before we were not really sure what to bring, and even growing up in GR my dad never took us as kids, I am so deprived.  🙂  We did learn that next year we might at least bring a blanket and hubby some gloves and hat.  But despite being a little under-prepared for the parade we did manage to dress warm and bundle up the kids to enjoy over an hour of floats, dogs, Grinches, fire trucks, local news anchors, Girl Scouts, high-school marching bands, and giant balloons that made up the parade.  The kids really liked it and loved being able to have a second chance at trick or treating right where they stood.

Since we will have a baby next year I am not sure we will all make it next year but who knows, this is Michigan and the weather could be so different.  But for this year it was a great memory and a fun thing to do as a family this Saturday morning.  I was feeling pretty proud of living in GR this morning.

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Belly Bump Update

belly21.jpgbelly1.jpgSo a few people have asked for a belly bump update so here it is, baby belly at 28 weeks.  My little man J took this for me tonight. 

I finally got the comment – “WHEN are YOU DUE?” in that shocked and amazed voice like I was going to be birthing triplets.  I don’t feel that big but judge for yourself, BUT KEEP YOUR COMMENTS TO yourself if you do think I am huge 🙂  Thanks.  My ego can’t handle it right now, I am pregnant, hormonal and fragile.

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Busy busy bee

I feel like this week has flown by but yet it is only Wed.  I have been at an Interpersonal Communication class for the past two days.  It reaffirmed what already knew about myself.  For anyone who has taken or is familar with the DiSC behaviorial testing I am a strong D.  D= Dominance, i= influence, S= Steadiness, C= Compliance.  By reaffirming my D behaviors it helps me to deal better with people that do not behave like me.  I thought it was interesting to find out about other personalities and realize why I may clash with some and bond with others.  It will hopefully help me relate and work with these other behavior types better.  I even took a lot out of these classes and thought about how they can help me relate even better to my kids based on their own behaviors and personalities. 

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