Thursday, September 30, 2010
When I went and changed my blog to 3 columns instead of just 2 it effected the size of my banner and the width of my background. Sounds like an easy fix right? WRONG. It took a good chunk of my time today in order to get it all in line but guess what?!??!
I did a little face lift on my header also (since I had to completely remake it!). I hope all my hard work is just a little more pleasing to the eyes.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I was making my rounds and taking my routine 30 minute bathroom break and walk in to a FLOODED bathroom. Apparently my sink trap/drain/overflow thingy can only handle so much water.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Dear Husband who I love so much,
I love that you work hard all day for me, and bring home the bacon so that I can attempt to be a sucessful stay at home mom. I don't mind doing laundry, or dishes, making dinner, or taking care of/ incubating the kids, but can I please PLEASE ask one teeny tiny favor? I have the nose of a K9 drug dog. I can smell things LITERALLY from a mile away. So can you please, not put disgusting dishes that smell as though something died in them a week ago in the sink? I can tell you that cleaning nasty dishes is one thing, but cleaning puke out of the sink BEFORE doing the nasty dishes that made you puke in the first place...not near as fun!
Your some times uncontrollably crazy PREGNANT wife.
I think this pretty much sums up my day. :) I hope yours is a million times more pleasant than mine.
Monday, September 27, 2010
I'm going to say this is Country Themed in order to lessen my picture options, other wise this might go on for days!
and of course....one with Emily for all you out there who only read this for her. Sad how fast they grow up!! :'(
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Don't worry. I'm sure little Claire was resting soundly at a perfect temperature inside my belly for all the sweating I was doing. I drank all of my water (curtousy of the very generous caterer who had one employee follow the two crazy pregnant photographers around to make sure we did) and ate as much of my delicious food as I could.
With all that said. I'm taking a beating today! I slept until **:30 (I'm too ashamed to really admit the time) Woke up with a headache, morning sickness for the first time in a few weeks, and SORE legs. Not to mention, Claire wakes up when I lay down (yep she's one of those) so with me resting all day she's getting pretty temperamental at my laziness. I'm going to have bruises from her kicking soon!
Today is supposed to be another scorcher. It's 3:00 and I haven't even been outside or looked outside for fear I might melt. I would rather bask in the cool air of my swamp cooler, than think about the heat.
On the brighter side, we are only supposed to a few warmer days and then it's supposed to start feeling like Fall again. But is this really the brighter side of things? If you've had kids, or you were a kid with a low immune system (me), then you know exactly what going from the hottest day of the year to Fall weather means....
DEATH BY FLU!
I remember it well growing up. Always around Halloween I was on my death bed, sick as a dog, with the flu.
So guess what I'm doing tomorrow?! Because I think I would rather take the very very minimal side effects of a pregnant woman getting the flu shot, over the possibility of being dehydrated, famished and possibly be heaving so hard to put me in to labor, I'm calling and scheduling me and Emily an appointment for the flu shot! I've never been so excited to get a shot!!
On a side note. Emily got a new baby cousin yesterday! or maybe I should say Claire get a buddy. Aaron's cousin Katie gave birth to Addison Lynn Goodwin (I like how it all rhymes) at 7lb 13 oz. and 21 1/2 inches long. She perfectly healthy.
I'm excited about this girl addition. FINALLY another little girl for Emily and Claire, since I seem to be the only one spitting out all the estrogen in this family!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Alright, since clothes and food are 2 things we knew that we were getting ourselves into with another child in general, we will leave those out of the equation. Let maybe add a little more to the budget for being girl clothes.
300 dollars a year extra
X 18 years
5,400 EXTRA dollars I will spend on another girls clothes than I would a boy.
Socializing expences/allowance: I could be off base here but when I look at Matt and Kaylee. Kaylee seems to be more of the social butterfly and is always out doing something. I feel like girls just socialize more. So lets say...an extra 20 every 2 weeks, that's 40 a month. Multiply by 12. That's 480 a year. Over 18 years: $8,640.
I hate to say this because I had everything in life given to me by my amazing parents who worked so hard so that I could have a great life, BUT I'm going to make my girls work for their vehicle...then match whatever they have by the time they want a car. But none of this counts because I would do the same for a boy.
What about the big one....a wedding!!! Working in the wedding industry has done 2 things to me:
1) Showed me what a lifetime of saving can get you for a wedding....front page of a magazine!
2) Made me realize that to have everything go together smoothly...it's STILL going to cost a pretty penny.
The average price of a wedding in the US is around $20,000. For here on the central coast it's actually around $32,000.
So with just these few things, a girl has put me into debt $46,040 more than a boy would!
Unforturnately you can't put a price on the screaming, yelling, hair pulling fights that Emily and her sister will get in to. You can't put a price on the amount of tears shed over stupid boys, the broken hearts and "best friend" drama. Or the amount of GREY HAIRS she will give her mom! (I should have factored in my own hair bill and the cost to get those bad boys covered up!
IF I were to look on the bright side...which is hard to do when you're crunching numbers and thinking of everything that could go wrong. BUT if I were to look on the bright side: I would see that even though they might...MIGHT hate eachother from the ages 13-18, once they both reach the age of 20, they will be the worlds best of friends. That is something that I did not ever get to experience that I am now glad that I can give to Emily.
I guess you can't put a price on a happy child. If I can give my children a happy, healthy, life and I can do a good job raising them, then no dollar sign can change that!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I'm 18 1/2 weeks pregnant today. That is a week and a half away from my half way point. That freaks me out just a little!! Baby started squirming the day that I turned 16 weeks, so I've been feeling "baby it" move around for 2 1/2 weeks now. I think it's funny how you can tell a babies personality in utero. Emily was fiesty. If I pushed on her head then she would flip around and kick exactly where I pushed, and she kicked HARD. This baby is alot more mellow. I push on this baby and I can feel it turn away, if I push again it will just roll to the other side of my belly. However, its a cuddler. If I just lay my hand on my belly I can feel it move from where ever it was hiding and nuzzle into my hand. Again, Emily was the opposite. If you put your hand on my belly should would kick it repeatedly until you moved it off of her. And it held true when she was born. She didn't want to be swaddled, she would lay on her side no matter how many times I placed her on her back, once she got older you could not just sit her on your lap and relax, she has always been a mover and a goer, and she's STILL fiesty. It will be interesting to see if my theory holds true here.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Yep, I said it. I'm giving up on the whole 365 thing. It's a fact...I just can't do it. I have a hard enough time getting on here to blog! How in the world am I supposed to put a picture up every day?! Well the answer is: I'm not. Enjoy my blog but my efforts are going to be deleted in 3....2....1