Friday, February 27, 2009

It never fails...

It absolutely never fails that if he's been quiet for more than 120 seconds it's time to go figure out what he's in to.

In this case, he got tired of his bowl that had all the marshmallows eaten out of it and decided to help himself to more cereal.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Just too cute

I'm looking foward to this weekend. Reduced kids (step kids are at their mom's) and no huge plans.
I guess you know when you are getting old - a weekend WITHOUT plans sounds like more fun than a busy weekend!!! Maybe I'll even get to sneak off to the fabric store.

It's more likely that I'll get to go to the park.
Isn't he handsome!!!





Monday, February 23, 2009

This is crap!!!

Getting morning sickness when you are 4 months pregnant just isn't right. I didn't get sick when I was pregnant with Andy. During my 1st trimester with this one, I felt aweful, but never puked. NOW I can't keep my breakfast down!

They are worth it!!!

I've heard people say how they love being pregnant. They must have very different experiences than me! I wish I could get this baby without going through the pregnancy. It takes so much energy - especially energy I would prefer to spend on Andy or pretty much anything other than being tired and sick.

For now, I guess I'll just eat my breakfast twice.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

More cool ideas than time

I love attempting to do cool crafty stuff, but very seldom does it turn out like I want. Even more seldom do I actually have the time to work on anything! One day... when I somehow have a bunch of time... and fewer kids.... OK MAYBE NOT ANYTIME SOON!!! I can still dream.

Here's my latest list of stuff i would like to attempt....






Isn't that cute? Here is the cool part - its made out of a scrabble tile! Here is the link for how to do it...


http://www.makeandtakes.com/links/scrabble-tile-pendant-tutorial


Apparently you could add your initial or rhinestones or anything else you could think of!!!


Now for my favorite... I love quilts and this one is just too cute. I think the 2nd and 3rd layers are cotton flannel, so it would be so soft...


This would be so easy to make! I love the colors - that's the part I always have a hard time pulling together.


I really want to find time for this... Couldn't you find some cute fabrics and make these super cute? You could spell out the baby's name.


Here's the link for this one...

http://www.bhg.com/crafts/sewing/accessories/diy-baby-blocks/

Maybe I'll have some time soon. Maybe before the baby comes?





Saturday, February 7, 2009

The second one isn't as much fun

I read somewhere that no one cares when you are pregnant for the second (or more) time. It's not nearly as big of a deal. Man, I had no idea how accurate that was!

During my first pregnancy, my husband filled up my car with gas and made sure I had plenty of time to rest.

This time, I don't think he's noticed that I'm pregnant yet. I actually told him that the other day, and he said he noticed that day that I was yelling at him...

Anyhow - this one is harder. I'm really struggling trying to everything done and not be completely ehausted all of the time. Being prego with a toddler ain't easy!!!

Today grandma brought my son a huge truck that holds a bunch of matchbox cars. He promptly sat down and sorted them out into piles accordign to color. Hmmm... looks like those engieering genes have doomed him. Poor kid - going to be just like daddy. :)

I've got parent teacher conference this week at his school. I think I'm nervous!!! Maybe I'm scared they will tell me my kid is less than perfection? Isn't that horrible? Every once in a while, I wonder why parents (especially me) get so excited thinking their kid is perfect. In the end, I don't know that perfect kids make better adults - and I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean their parents are any happier or love them any less... so I should just let the whole conference thing go...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Where's the "Undo" Button???

We were watching some old home videos the other day... My husband informed me that he noticed that an awful lot of them were at some obscene time between midnight and 6am. He said he wasn't sure he wanted to do that again... Could we stop being pregnant now?

I pointed out that there wasn't an "undo" button on the currently installed program.

video

This is my son playing with his toys at 5am. He had been awake since 3, and was going strong, even though I had the lights out.

I think you forget after a while how bad sleep deprivation is. Something in nature definitely doesn't let remember when you are considering another baby. Then all of a sudden you are pregnant and wondering what the heck you were thinking...

Then you remember how great your children are and how it is always worth it. You also remember that you already have kids, and your sleep is going to be interrupted for the next 10-20 years anyway, so why not go for the whole enchilada?

Still, I can't help but get more nervous as the due date gets closer and the more I suspect that this baby is a lot easier to care for inside of me than out.

By the way,I still reserve the right to be cranky when I'm tired...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Blog

I've decided to try blogging. Maybe it's a good stress reliever? If nothing else, I will be able to post tons of pictures of the new baby when it comes for friends and family to see. I think that's a worthy goal... Maybe I'll even make new friends. Please, let me know if you like it!!! (or even if you have ideas for improvements...)