Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Quick question for anyone who may still be out there reading my blog (by the way, I appreciate the comments from my last post, thank you!!!).....

I know that Halloween is still a month away, but with this new little bundle coming in October, I want to be fully prepared for my favorite holiday.

I LOVE handmaking my Halloween costumes, but last year I gave in to a few costumes that were in previous Gymboree collections...a bee and a ladybug. Coordinating. Glittery. Adorable.

This year, I snagged the darling peacock costume for my 4 year old, and I would LOVE an idea of what my 3 year old could wear to coordinate with it. Any thoughts???

Thanks. :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

How is it?

I am coming up on 9 months pregnant here and I have to admit that this pregnancy has been a real eye opener for me. It seems like every 'typical' pregnancy symptom out there has decided to befriend me this time around. I am not here to complain, I have too many friends who would like to be pregnant but are not. I realize I am lucky to be pregnant at all, and I should count my blessings...but I DO have to wonder.....

How is it possible to be on my third pregnancy but to have it be sooooooo new and different? How did I manage to make it through those crazy nine months TWICE and not ever have to deal with the craziness of:

Placenta Previa

Gestational Diabetes (quite possibly the worst thing ever)

Horrendous Stretch Marks (never got a single one before- am now covered in them)

Linea Nigra (um, ew.)

Nosebleeds (every single day.)


Extreme Fatigue

Nesting (not necessarily bad!)

Nausea- Okay this one was with all three so it's nothing new.

I find it so intruiging that I am experiencing most of these things for the first time, and I wonder if it's because I am having a boy this time around? The first 20 weeks felt exactly the same as with the girls, and them WHAM. Craziness ensued. I think my least favorite thing is the Gestational Diabetes. If anyone out there has Diabetes, I am SO sorry. Seriously, my condolences. There are some days where I would literally kill for a cupcake. I have CRIED over the fact that I want a baked treat soooooo bad. The only thing holding me together is the knowledge that in 6 weeks or less, I will be able to put on a few pounds purely made of sugar.

If you are at RISK for diabetes, take care of yourself! It is not fun! I have to prick myself 4 times a day, fast 2 hours between meals, and deprive myself of anything tasty. I will definitely be making sure that I try to avoid 'real life' diabetes as long as possible. (With a mom who is a diabetic, it's basically inevitable.)

Anyway. Thanks for letting me ponder and yes, possibly complain just a tad. Wish me luck that these next few weeks will fly by!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Snot Bubbles.

I know I am horribly MIA lately, but I have refrained from posting simply because all I want to do is complain. A lot. But that is for another time. Right now I have to share what I FINALLY watched, and yes, I know I am behind the times because this was all over facebook a month ago...but I just could not bring myself to watch it.

Seriously? I had to pause it a few times so I could put my face in my hands and bawl. The little girl who is sitting on Santa's lap? Nearly killed me. The little blue-shirt boy in preschool? Seriously. Dying. All the little ones really got to me since those are my kid's ages.

Anyway, if you haven't seen it yet, watch it. It will make you bawl- in a good way.