Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Why yes, I did go to the gym yesterday. It had been a few weeks so I took it pretty easy. I do feel better physically, but I woke up from my nap early yesterday (horrors) starving! I kind of wonder what the point in going to the gym is if one is going to be so hungry that they eat back all the calories they just burned. Sigh.

Let's see, Lily has been alternatively extremely funny and extremely irritating. Right now she's pushing all the buttons on the printer, trying to get it to do something. It's so cute watching her grow up and become more independent, but it's also frustrating when you tell her for the 100th time not to play with the cat food. (Or eat it). Did I mention that her horse's name is Moo Moo? We have an interesting household. Last night I heard Pedro tell Lily "Grab the bowl Lily. Be careful don't drop it."


I didn't laugh although it was quite funny. I ran into the kitchen and rescued Lily while Pedro cleaned it up. I'm seriously thinking of switching to all plastic dinnerware for a few years.

I hope everyone has a good New Year's Eve. I've been very introspective lately - partly the holidays, partly just life. Hopefully, a new life will be joining our family next year. I'm not putting too much stock in it being a girl (shut it, Pedro) because the ultrasound was done so early. It will be what it will be, right? :)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Kung Fu Noodle

I bought Kung Fu Panda on Friday and we've now watched it 5 times. Po, the Panda, works in the noodle shop for his dad and throughout the movie we're subjected to shots of dumplings or noodles. It finally drove us downtown to the dumpling and noodle place. I know, right. Advertising is a billion dollar industry for a reason. Lily grabbed Pedro's chopsticks and did pretty well with them. She also inhaled a lot of noodles. It's the first time, since she was able to walk, that she's actually stayed at the table to eat. We did not complain although Pedro had to go and get his own noodles. Then we went for a little walk on the downtown mall and bought a toy horse for Lily. It was a nice evening. Our little social butterfly LOVES going out.

Oh yeah, onto the other news. I had another ultrasound today with a specialist. Just to rule some things out. I think they have newer machinery than the regular doctor's offices. I found out today that Dr T came up with the markers used to determine fetal abnormalities. So I felt good knowing that he was the doc doing the ultrasound. We got some more pictures but Pedro (shut up Pedro you know you moved the pictures to a weird place) left them behind. I called and they're in my file waiting for me. Sigh. Anyway, drum roll please.... It's going to be another girl. I told Pedro we're going to start a double X chromosome only club. His worst fears are being imagined.... :)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

It's Christmas!

I've had a lovely low-key Christmas with Pedro, Lily and g-ma. Gosh, I'm really tired now and neither my brain or my fingers want to work. :P Oh for the love of turkey! I watched this old SNL video and all I can think of in my head is "I wish it was Christmas today". Thanks Betsey Booms. argh Anyway, someone very sweet sent me a beautiful Christmas centerpiece. I was very touched. It's gorgeous. :) I hope the cats aren't eating all of the flowers off of it. HMPF At this point the baked ham was still in the oven. Apparently, my dollar store meat thermometer was right.

Lily got a lot of presents today. She especially loved the baking set and dvd player. There is a little red and white checked apron in the baking set. I caught her wearing it. I don't know how she figured out how to put it on or even why she'd want to put it on. Maybe she saw the picture? Anyway, she puts it on to "cook" now. It's too funny. Sometimes I look at her and wonder where the toddler went. She just doesn't seem 2. She obviously has great role models. :P I almost typed "roll models". I think I need to lay off the pecan pie.

Hopefully, tomorrow we can get out and do some shopping. I may let Pedro get a flat screen tv. But he'll have to promise to get rid of the old one, post haste. I just had to look up post haste, cuz I thought, what the heck does that mean, anyway? Merriam Webster deemed me archaic: it means with great haste. That's what I get for having had older geeky parents. :P Well, I think I'm done. I wanted to get some pics up for g-pa, who's working. Lily got Horton Hears a Who, Party Edition. Beat that suckers!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Beware: the Zombie Invasion

I may be the next victim as Lily tried to take a chunk out of me last night. She was on my lap, facing Pedro and I thought she was nuzzling me. I let out a bloodcurdling scream when her teeth started clamping down on my skin. It somehow doesn't look as painful as it was, in pictures. I hope that made sense. It's the end of a long day. I've been making up classes I've missed so I had class from 9 to 2, met Pedro at the dealership at 2:15, then went home and slept from 3 until 5:22. Yeah, the last part was a mistake. I thought Pedro would wake me up for school. I usually leave at 5:20. So I was late, but I made it to night class too. SIGH.

I didn't vilify Lily too much for biting me. Pedro was playing this annoying video game where you have to feed people sprouts and then make sure they fart so they don't explode. Lily hated it. I think that's why she bit me. *grumble* I took this picture just a few minutes ago. It is really cold in my neck of the woods right now. I think it's 10F outside. It's around -12C. Oh yeah, it's cold. So there's a roaring fire and BG is sprawled out in front of it. I call this look "dead cat". Anyway, I really should be getting to bed. I have another long day tomorrow. Plus I got cool new sheets to sleep on. We've been so broke-ass poor for so long that I finally got to replace the stained sheets with holes in them. Go me! I know, I chose to be a stay at home mom with all the financial sacrifices that entails. But it still feels nice to have pretty new purple sheets. :) Merry Christmas to me!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


My awesomeness, mortals! I am the proud owner of a Hello Kitty Teacup Alarm Clock. Lily thinks it's technically hers, and I may pretend from time to time but it's really mine. It's so hard to find alarm clocks and one so cute! You push down on Hello Kitty to snooze. Awesome! I still haven't finished my Christmas cards. I'm so, not into it this year. I'm getting a little better energy wise but I'm still pretty tired. I sometimes wonder when I'll ever feel rested.... Sigh. At least now when I wake up after weird dreams (twice a night, at least) I'll know what time it is. :) The little lemon slice is a nightlight. AWESOME!

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Aftermath

Well, I've been doing some laundry today. Most of my cleaning towels are soaked in either baby puke or baby pee. It's been a fun two days. :P Lily's been playing with the closures on her babyseat. She's been putting one of her babies in the seat and doing it up. I'm very tired and I feel like I'm not making sense. Pedro would probably argue that I rarely make sense so this is nothing out of the ordinary. Then I would punch him, and things would generally go down hill from there. Rhetorically speaking, of course. Although, we do live on the top of a hill....

You can try and tell me that this isn't the cutest picture ever and I would say you are made of fail.

I hope the doll isn't telling her to kill her parents.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Cranky Pregnantpants and her sidekick, Barfarina

It was an interesting evening. I really wanted to go to Pedro's work's Christmas party. And we did go. However, my shoulder, which has been acting up, really started spasming, and Lily, who never misses a chance to act up, was touching all the art in the gallery that she could. I didn't get much of a chance to eat because Pedro was standing with his friends having fun. (he'll pay for that later) And, of course, someone had to watch Lily. She did look cute, in her party dress. Good thing I took this picture cuz I had to throw out the dress. Why? Because it was covered in vomit.

We parted company after the party (where I think we stayed 35 minutes) and I went by myself to Whole Foods while Pedro and Lily headed on home. She spewed in the car. Sigh. And I missed a class for all of this. Sigh. That's okay. I really preferred being at home and resting tonight. My shoulder is still tight. I haven't been to the gym because of my cold, which still lingers (malingers). I try to do my exercises at home but it's more difficult. Like, when Lily decided to help me with my wall pushups by leaning against the back of my legs. That's probably why my shoulder hurts!!!!

On the plus side, Lily did scarf down a lot of strawberries once I got home. I've been making smoothies again too, trying to be more healthy. Of course, I still hate veggies but I'm working on it. Does salsa count as a vegetable?? Tortilla chips have corn, that MUST count. :P I felt kind of bad for Lily's dress. She did choose to wear it tonight and was really patient with me getting her all dolled up. Oh well, I'm sure there will be other pretty dresses. :)

Her Divaness:

Jingle bells, Santa smells

Well, okay, I'm not sure that Santa smells. Maybe like Christmas? I still haven't finished my Christmas cards, or wrapped any presents. It's just like that this year, okay???? I push myself to do all the other things I need to do in my life that I don't have a lot left over for the "fun" stuff. I'm skipping class tonight to go to Pedro's Christmas party. Then, as I'll be home much earlier than normal, I will finish my cards and wrap the presents. Hopefully, tomorrow I'll get to the post office and mail some things off. PHEW Well, that's the plan and lately things don't always go according to plan. Sigh.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Actually, Lily pronounces it FEESH! So it takes me a minute to figure out that she wants to watch Finding Nemo. You know, as hard as it is running after a toddler (and they do run, thank heavens for hoodies) it's a fascinating time, watching them absorb so much information.

I have been a little busy today trying to clear up clutter. It's like usually I don't see it, but lately it drives me crazy. I've gotten to the point where I just throw things out if I haven't used them in a long time and they're just sitting there irritating me. It's hard for me, in one respect, because I am an only child and therefore the steward of two people's "things". I want Lily to know her other two grandparents although she'll only learn about them through pictures and pretty jewelry (thanks mom!).

I should also be a bit more vigilant than I am right now. Lily didn't want to wear a diaper this morning. No wet spots yet. I have her potty in her room and took the best picture of her sitting on it and playing video games. I will NOT be posting THAT picture. I have some standards.

I know, surprise, right?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

What's drier, the Gobi Desert or my bedroom?

I know it rains, at least once every decade, in the desert. I had a vaporizer going last night to try and help me sleep with my cold. Where the heck did all the water vapor go? None of it reached me. I swear the walls and furniture sucked it all up. Usually, I feel suffocated by the humidity - not last night. hmpf I may try running it today, and then again at night. I mean there was NO condensation on the glass doors. Do you know how weird that is????

In other news, I'm still totally not prepared for Christmas. Sigh.

Friday, December 12, 2008

My my my my stuffed up nose-a!

I feel like I should be feverish but I don't think I am. I have such a tickle in my nose and I sneeze so hard I shake the windows. Oh but the sinus pressure. Good grief. And I can't really take anything!!! I do have a Neti pot but I don't think hot water will be enough to blast through the mucous. This is a really pretty post, no? Yes, that's Lily busting some moves to the right.

And when did it become December 12th? I haven't even done my Christmas cards yet. They will not be Lily ones as I didn't have the time to make my own cards. Heck I don't even have the time to sign the ones I have! Alright, I might have the time but I'm too darn tired to get around to it. Sigh. I ordered Chinese food for dinner. About enough for 8 people. The restaurant through in free soup. Which we through in the toilet. Anyway, I ordered crispy duck and for a moment I was transported back in time to the Saturday mornings my mom and I would venture into Chinatown. We'd go into these dark restaurants where they didn't have forks and get the best food. Or sometimes we'd order food. We'd stand outside the glass window in the front, where they'd have all the ducks or slabs of barbeque pork hanging. We'd wait until we got someone's attention and then point out what we wanted. Then, of course, go inside and pay or go inside and have them serve it to us. Those were such fun times. :)

Anyway, what was my point? Pedro made about 5 lunches out of the rest of the chinese food. It made me sick to smell it after I'd eaten it. I'm also starting to feel like I look pregnant. Or maybe I'm just stuffed full of duck. hmmmm I did buy a cute maternity dress for Pedro's Christmas Party. It'd so cute how the little pleats in the front make my lump look all delicate and ladylike. Ish. I've also been researching used cars to see what might be a better fit for my soon to be larger family. It's a very frustrating process. Mostly I'm looking for something safe, good mileage and a big backseat. Color it mission impossible. Sigh.

I wish this was me....

I just yawned and my ears sort of popped. I wonder if the congestion is finally leaving my head?? Then why does my throat hurt so bad? Sigh. I know that colds and flus are unrelated but this is the first year in two or three that I haven't had a flu shot and I'm sick almost all the time. I wonder if pregnancy has something to do with it? And I can't get a flu shot while I'm sick. argh

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sick (still? again?)

Lily and I both seem a little under the weather today. I felt pretty good last week but I think one of the rug rats gave me a cold on Friday. It's kind of a bad time of year to not feel well - I have a lot of things to do. My Christmas cards are still sitting here looking at me. I got some presents in yesterday which need to be packaged and mailed. And me? Sitting here in my pajamas wishing Lily knew how to make me a cup of tea.

Lily has been talking more and more, and by that I mean she's making more sense. She says things like "Riley, where'd he go?" Or, "what do you want to do, mama?" Something I ask her all the time. Mommy's answer is easy: sleep. :) The funniest was when she introduced her Winnie the Pooh to her Christmas ornaments. All of them are named Baby so the conversation went something like "Baby, this is Baby mine". It went on for a few minutes in that vein. :) I'm hoping that because she has more reasoning skills that she might be convinced to start using the potty. No breath holding going on over here.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Alright, I'm just trying to be dramatic. I honestly do not know what to do with myself. I'm so used to having Lily around that I am a very confused mommy at the moment (although well fed - yay bagels!). Pedro and Lily went down to g-ma and g-pa's house. Apparently, they're having some fun. :) Pedro got his Christmas present early. A 5-ton log splitter? I wasn't sure I heard him right. But I heard the glee in his voice and some machinery sounding thing in the background. I'm so glad I made him wait to buy one.

My day "off" was kind of lame. Maybe if I wasn't pregnant I could've had some wine and relaxed but as it was I felt like I was dying, I was so tired, and so had a nap, of sorts. The cats are also confused by the lack of toddler but not so much that they didn't come and werfle on me while I was trying to sleep. You know, "could've" is underlined as a mistake but "werfle" isn't. Really spellcheck??

Stacy and I went to check out this place that does Christmas lights every year. They also have live bands (Bluegrass) and food. I was also hustled into buying some apple butter. LOOK if you're like me and have an apple butter "thing" then you know that the store bought stuff is just not that great. So when you see a kettle over a bonfire with apple butter being cooked up and some smooth talking dude comes along, you might just buy 3 quarts of apple butter. That's all I'm saying. I gave one to Stacy. So hmpf. I also pretty much demanded a piece of sweet potato pie from her when we got back. I love being pregnant. FEED ME!

Photos by Stacy. :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

I'm a Survivor!

I made it through a 3 year old's birthday party! Mind you, Lily didn't fall asleep until almost 12:30 last night so she and I were both tired. But she did pretty well. I mostly collapsed on the sofa every few minutes. :) I also ate about 18 sausage rolls. I'm not sure what else to call them. They were lil smokies wrapped in crescent roll dough. OMG The dough was kind of sweet and the smokies were kind of salty.... This was me "Gosh these are so good, I'll just have one more". "Okay, I keep on eating these, I'll just have one more". "umm, I really need to move from here, I'll just take this one". Sigh I didn't eat lunch. :)

Lily was on the chair but that little boy pushed her out of the way. Not to worry, Lily snagged the seat beside the birthday girl. Then the there was a little battle to blow out the candle. Lily was second to try but she only moved the hair on her forehead. :) Then things were moving too slowly for Miss Lily who started eating the icing. Sigh. Then someone gave her a fork. Do you know how hard it was to keep a 2 year old from cake when she has a utensil? When she was unsuccessful, Lily picked up a plate and slowly moved it in front of everyone else's to make sure she got the first slice. Myself and two other parents were cracking up. :) Although the little blond girl across the table from her looks like she can already taste the cake. SHE kills me. :)

Lily had some banana pudding while she waited for cake. I had some pudding too. It was the shizzle! I'm going to have to beg the hostess for the recipe. I usually don't like banana pudding but this was more of a whipped cream consistency but very rich and flavourful. *drool* I did have a good time. I was so tired that I was glad Lily was kept busy by the other kids cuz I was mostly flaked out on the overstuffed sofa. :) We went to bed after midnight and I was half asleep while she was still roaming around on the bed so I know her butt was tired when we got up this morning.

I don't know if I'm so overtired that I can't sleep. It took me forever to fall asleep this afternoon with Lily. I felt like I wasn't breathing and then I wasn't sure if I should breathe through my nose or my mouth and then I just couldn't get comfy. I finally fell asleep and then Pedro called. Talk about taking his life in his hands. All in all, today was pretty good. Lily and Pedro are going to grandma and grandpa's house tomorrow so I hope I will spend a lot of time at the Land of Nod before going out to look at Christmas lights with Stacy!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I don't like Cheese!

Well, I like cheese but apparently Lily doesn't because that's what she told me about 10 minutes ago. I asked her how someone could not like cheese and she rubbed her chin and said "hmmmm". She cracks me up so bad. She's having a good time with the Christmas stuff too. There are these little ornaments called Baby's 1st Christmas and Baby's Second Christmas. She carries them around with her everywhere and calls them "baby". I couldn't leave the house with her today because she started to cry and say "baby". She was fine once I brought them to her. Sigh.


"Lily you have pretty hair"

"I know my hair pretty" *hair flip*


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Not Beyonce

But close. Is it wrong that Lily likes Single Ladies by Beyonce? Is it wrong that she shakes her butt? Lily, I mean. I figure that it's not in a bad context and she looks cute. :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

O Christmas Tree

Being tired and not particularly creative, yes, Pedro got us a Christmas tree tonight. It's a very nice one, but freaking huge. Ow. I just gave myself carpet burn on the bottom of my foot! I have an itch. NEVERMIND.

It was so peaceful tonight hanging out with Pedro. Lily put herself to sleep before I got home. Go Lily! The tree was up and there was a fire going. It was just such a beautiful feeling. Until I had to get up to do the dishes. SIGH

Class was busy tonight. A couple of massage ladies showed up to get waxed. I was sort of counting on a relaxed evening, that's why I didn't have a nap today. I know, poor me. I was working hard! At least I did a good job on the eyebrows. :) I have a facial to do tomorrow night, cuz one of the school people is coming in and then I have another one to do on Thursday cuz a mom is coming in. WHEW It's almost like work!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Fetus Gump

Well, the ultrasound went well. Everything looks good so far. I kept asking the tech if she was sure there was only one baby in there. I did see hands moving around and it looked like it was waving hi at one point. So much more camera ready than Lily!

Unfortunately for daddy, he was wrangling Lily and missed most of it. Oh, we have pictures but they're pretty grainy. The really good news? It's normal sized. At 12 weeks, Lily was already the size of a 14 week old so this is awesome news for me!

Big Day

Today's the day I get the ultrasound. We'll see who's set up shop in my baby factory. I know, I'm weird. Lily refused to go to bed until very late last night and then woke me up at 5:30. Maybe she thinks I look better with bags under my eyes???

Wish me luck!