Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekend Plans

Seeing how my weekend plans (sleeping from now until Monday morning) have been shot all to heck I guess I am going to go along with everyone else's plans. But I'll probably be grouchy along the way, just so you know.

Tink has been invited to a birthday party for one of the little girls in her dance group. I usually ditch the party invites as soon as I see them, but this little girl has been Tink's friend for a while through dance and her mom and I dance together. We also do play dates for the girls on occasion, so I agreed to go to this one.

I have 15 hair bows that need to be made this weekend. I should have already had them made and delivered. I don't even have the clips for some of them and for one I need gray ribbon. Where am I going to find gray ribbon?! So, needless to say I have been slacking on these. In my own defense all I want to do when I get home from work everyday is go to sleep. I make sure Tink has her homework done and play tea party or a game with her then I am out. Luckily Hubbs has been making dinner on most nights, otherwise we would all starve.

Then we have church on Sun morning and someone has got to go to the grocery store! Sadly, it's not going to be Hubbs going to the store.

Honestly, this is usually nothing for me. I could do all these things in one day and think nothing of it. Right now I am just REALLY tired, whiny, crabby and nauseous.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's funny how sometimes you end up being friends with someone and it seems like you have been friends forever. It's like that with me and my friend Whitney.

We went to school together waaaay back when. Whitney was a little younger than me and I remember seeing her in the halls, but I'm not sure we ever even talked. She was then best friends with Hubb's twin Court, so she spent a lot of time at his house growing up.

Fast forward ALOT of years and add facebook and blogging in there and Whitney and I have ended up becoming friends. We kept saying we were going to get our girls together to play, they seemed so much alike. We finally made a date and met up to let them play. Tink usually doesn't warm up to people very fast, so I was a little shocked that within a few minutes of knowing Whitney and her 3 kids she was actually talking to them. Our girls are like two peas in a pod! Silly peas!! They were instant bffs.

All three of Whitney's kids are pretty awesome. And it's like Whitney and I have known each other forever. We have them over for dinner and play dates often.

The best part is, Hubbs even likes them. He usually shuts himself in the bedroom when I get company so he doesn't have to socialize with anyone. But seeing how he grew up with Whitney he actually likes her and stays to socialize and cooks for us. He likes her kids too. Amazing!

Speaking of Whitney and the kids, they are on their way over tomorrow evening for pizza and baking cookies. Guess that means I need to quit blogging and get my house cleaned.

Nice try!

On the way to school today:

Tink: Mom, if I'm really good at school today can I get a prize?
Me: No. You don't have a choice about being good at school and you're not getting anything until Easter.


With Tink I craved Chick-fil-a sandwiches.

This time I am craving

pot roast with gravy and potatoes and carrots

open faced hot turkey sandwiches with mashed potatoes and gravy

fresh strawberries


salads with baby greens, mozzeralla cheese, chickpeas, olives and loads of tomatoes


homemade french fries

Hubbs it seems is craving things like cookies and little debbie cakes. Ick!

I'm off to eat my lunch, I'm starving!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

My heart is hurting.

A dear friend of mine is going through a very hard time right now. Even though we are hundreds of miles apart and I haven't seen her in years my heart is breaking for her. Please know that I love you dear friend and am praying for you.

St. Patty's Day shennanigans.

Yesterday after school Tink was brimming over with stories of her day. They all included a pesky leprechaun that somehow got into the fortress they call a school (apparently he makes an appearance here every year.)

Looks like the litte bugger got into the school early yesterday morning and wrecked havoc on all the class rooms. Books and nap towels were pushed into the floor, chairs overturned and some put on top of the tables. Luckily Tink's teacher remembered to put out a leprechaun trap and the little trickster was caught. He was never actually seen by the kids, since seeing a leprechaun is bad luck, but the trap was still in the class room and Tink swears she heard him calling "Let me out!" That's proof enough for me!

Tink estimates him to be about 6 inches tall since the trap was only about the size of a shoe box.

And he left behind some gold covered chocolate coins for the kids. The teacher was taking him outside to be released into the wild after school.

Sounds like a fun day to me.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Call from Hubbs

Hubbs - "How's your day going?"
Me - "I'm extremely nauseous today."
Hubbs - "I think you're pregnant."
Me - "Ya think?" I'd laugh if I didn't feel so sick.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I could barely get my jeans buttoned this morning.

Not good.

Tink came in while I was getting dressed. In baby talk she tells me "Awww, look you're getting a cute wittle pudgy belly. How cootie!"

Thanks Tink, momma loves you. And apparently she sees no need to wait for the baby to be born to talk baby talk to it or to me.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Baby News

Most of the people that Hubbs and I have told about the baby are very happy for us.

His mother, not so much.

When Hubbs called and told his mom her response was "On Purpose?" Hubbs told her "Nope, we haven't figured out how that happens yet." That was the end of it. She moved on to another subject.

Yesterday we went to Hubb's Grandmother's 93rd birthday. The entire family was there, we have not seen any of them since we found out about the baby.

The ONLY people who congratulated us on the baby were Hubb's step dad, Hubb's brothers and their wives and Hubb's sister and her boyfriend and the lady who lives next door to Hubb's mom. My MIL didn't even speak to me. Man, she's even lovelier than I remember her being when I was preggo with Tink.

Surgery for TInk.

Tink's surgery on Fri was a success. I was less nervous than I thought I would be. I think all the prayers helped. Thanks!

I had to get up at 3:30 to make sure we made it to the hospital before 6am. So momma was very sleep deprived. Tink was a little nervous that morning. Once we got to the pre-op room and all the nurses and the dr came in and talked to her she was ok. The anesthesiologist gave Tink the option of having me go with her to the o.r. until she was asleep. This made Tink feel much better.

When it was time to go back to the o.r. Tink decided she didn't want me to go with her. Hubbs and I waited in the pre-op room. The surgery only lasted 25 minutes total. The dr brought us out pics of Tink's belly. Looked good. No ulcers or other visible problems. Tink woke up smiling and asking to go to school.

We didn't let her go to school, but we did take her to breakfast. She ate like she was starved then slept the whole way home.

I was so proud of Tink. My baby is such a big girl.

Now we are waiting on the biopsy results to see if there is an acid problem in that belly.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Apparently I need a zipper.

So, I was just talking to hubbs and was complaining about a supplier for my bow business taking two weeks to ship items they told me would ship within 5 days. Of course when I called the supplier out on this she deleted all my comments from her facebook page and then told me it didn't take two weeks to ship. What!? I ordered and paid for the items on 2/24, they just shipped yesterday 3/9. That's two weeks!

This makes me and my business look bad. I am a little ticked. I told the woman as much.

Hubbs pointed out that when I am preggo I somehow loose all ability to keep my mouth shut. Oh well. What's a girl to do?

Anyone else have this problem?

The keeping the mouth shut problem, not the sucky supplier problem.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The ones that didn't make the cut.

We already have baby names picked out. I'm kinda weird like that. When I was preggo with Tink I had her first name picked out way before she was conceived, it did take us a while to come up with her middle name. We could not compromise on a boys name. Luckily we found out early on she was a girl so we quit worrying about it.

I have had an ongoing name list since Tink was born. This time we sat down as a family and went over the list as soon as we found out there was going to be a baby. I had tons of names that I liked. Hubbs had no additional suggestions, but vetoed most of mine. Tink had suggestions of her own, most did not make the list of options.

Tink's list:
Isabella (her favorite imaginary friend's name, also her new best friend's name)
Bella (imaginary friend #2)
Arabella (also an occasional imaginary friend)
Corrine (name of a soccer team mate's little sister)
Anyone noticing a pattern?

My list:
Thomas (Hubb's Dad's middle name)

Mary (name of both my grandma's and Hubb's grandma)
Piper (Tink has decided this isn't even a name.)
Mary Grace
Mary Claire
Arabella (Tink's only suggestion that I included in the list)

(Hubbs was pretty certain I had a presidential theme going.)

The list was much longer, these are just a few. None of these made it.

Big News!

Tink has surgery on Fri of this week. We have been managing her belly pain with acid reducers for 18 months now. The meds just aren't totally kicking the pain. We went for a ped specialist consult and they want to see what's going on in there. She is now scheduled for an upper GI scope and biopsy. Hopefully we get some answers. I am going to be a wreck the day of the procedure.

We also have good news.

We have a baby on the way! Finally!!

We have been trying for almost two years now. In fact the last time I visited my ob/gyn she wanted to send me to a fertility specialist. I declined. I told her I had put the matter in God's hands and if he thought we needed a baby, he would give us one. And he did. I am feeling so very blessed.

I am only about four weeks along right now. It is a little early to start telling everyone. But Hubbs decided he can't wait, we must tell now.

Tink was the first person we told. She is thrilled with the idea of being a big sister. As long as she has a little sister. She's determined it's going to be a girl.

Hubbs is sure it's a boy.

I just want a healthy baby and an easy pregnancy.

Tink is already picking out which toys and books she is going to give the baby. She is planning on teaching the baby to read as soon as it's born. Poor baby, it's going to have two mothers and I'm the less bossy of the two.

Last night at my dance class the other women all prayed for me and the baby and Tink. I have never had anyone pray for me before. I was extremely touched and cried. Being a part of these women is a great blessing to me. I am so happy I stepped out of my comfort zone and joined the class.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Today I went through my friend list on Facebook and deleted a few people. I feel bad about this. Sorta.

In all honesty, I feel this is something that I have needed to do for a while.

Most of the deleted friends are people I haven't talked to in 15 or 20 years and was never particularly close to even then. One was a woman who was considered my closest friend until about 2 months ago. I'm not really sure what happened to the friendship, but it has gone downhill very quickly and I fell it is necessary to cut her out of my life completely to rid myself of the negative feelings I now have toward her.

I'm feeling better already.