Sunday, August 30, 2009

I Did It!!!

I did it, I did it!!! I hemmed my new pair of maternity pants. Now, since I'm am all of 5'1" tall on a good day, you would think that I do this all of the time. But, for years my mom did it for me. A couple of years ago, she decided I was old enough to do it myself, so she taught me how. Since then, I have been hemming away, right? Yeah, um NO. I have been mostly just rolling up my pants or just waking on them. Terrible I know...moving on. This pair of pants I bought were 5 inches too long, a little bit too long to just roll up (trust me, I tried last Thursday).

A few phone calls to my mom to refresh my memory, then I started pinning my pants. Next the hard part...I had to cut them. This I have never done before...I have always been able to just fold and sew. Who would have known cutting away a little fabric would cause such problems???

After many trials and errors (3 to be exact) I finally got it right! Now I have to go press the hem and they will be done.

Are they even? Who knows... Do I care? Not so much. Who's going to be looking at my feet anyway? They are maternity pants. Everyone will be looking at my growing tummy!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

School - Week 2

Week 2 of school is now done. How did the week go you ask?

Monday was just as I expected...or maybe even worse. It was worse than any day last week when I dropped him off. He cried which I was expecting. I wasn't really expecting him to latch on to my leg and beg me not to go or take him with me. And when the teacher finally took him, I really didn't expect him to yell for mommy. Good thing he didn't do that last week, or I would have lost it...bawling with him. But this week, I'm better...I'm over the crying. I still feel bad for him, but I know he enjoys himself once he warms up.

Tuesday and Wednesday were much better. He still wasn't real excited to be there...told me he didn't want to go. But he put a brave face on (possibly for Mommy) and didn't cry. Although Tuesday he told me that all the Mommies were staying at school with the kids that we are staring at an almost empty parking lot.

Thursday for some reason unknown to me, he went back to crying and yelling for Mommy. I told him this morning that it was because we forgot his Mommy's kisses sticker. This morning went really well...I would say the best morning so far :) He was running to the classroom, pretty happy to be there. Got just a little bit sad when I said it was time to go, but after a final kiss and hug, he said "bye mom" waived and I left.

The teacher said he is starting to come out of his shell and talk more...even if for now it is mostly to her. He did tell me that Cole is a boy and he is funny...and that he laughed 5 times today. I think a little girl there might have a crush on him. She came and told me and Caiden that she liked the sharks on his shirt this morning.

So, all in all, it was a better week, but again, Monday will be interesting.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Camera Critters 8/22

Camera Critters

For this week's Camera Critters I'm asking a question.
Am I the only one that has a dog that insists on not only laying next to you, but in between your legs? Seriously...he will jump up on the couch, bed, or where ever you are at and nose and paw your legs until you let him lay between your legs.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday Thunks 8/20

Thursday Thunks - stupid questions that you love to answer
Welcome to the August 20th version of Thursday Thunks!(which we always seem to post on Wednesday)Where we make you think a little bit before you blog!This week we will answer some crazy questions brought to you by Berleen, the number ziltch and the color of spider webs.

1. Your thoughts on hunting? Not for me, but I'm not opposed to it for the most part...lots of my family goes hunting.
2. Swine Flu vaccine... will you get it? I don't think so.
3. What is one job/profession that you think there are just too many of? Ummm...telemarketers
4. I want to go on a diet, what advice will you offer me? Don't come to my house.
5. You are going out on a date with someone for the very first time. When you get into their car, you see a box of condoms on the floor. What do you do? Check to see if there are any unused ones in the box. If there are, put them in my purse (they are expensive you know ;) )
6. Name something in your bathroom that shouldn't be there. Probably a book or magazine
7. What was your Kindergarten teacher like? I want to say grumpy, but I don't really remember
8. What kind of oil do you use when you cook? EVOO
9. If someone takes an unflattering picture of you and posts it online, do you beg them to take it down or do you laugh at yourself with everyone else? Depends on what the picture is.
10. What brand of dishwashing soap do you use? Cascade complete...the off brand stuff just doesn't work as well.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

First Days of School

Monday was Caiden's first day of Preschool/Daycare Center. Before Monday he has been at an in-home daycare all of this life. I can remember my first day of Preschool and how much I HATED not knowing anyone, so I was really dreading Caiden's first day...but I had been talking up going to school and how much fun it would be to Caiden for a while.

So Monday came and off to school we went. As soon as he got there, he declared to the teacher that he was 4 and that he got new shoes that can make him jump! He stuck close to me, until we found a cool train track/road thing that he could build. Once he started playing with that, I told him it was time for Mommy to go to work...and with a waive he said "Bye Mommy!" Wow, that was pretty easy! I spent all day at work on Monday wondering what he was doing, how he was doing and hoping he was having fun and making friends. When I picked him up, the teacher said he had a pretty good day. Cried once that he missed Mommy, but then was better and went to play. Caiden told me about some of the fun stuff he did that day and he seemed like he had a pretty good time.

Tuesday came and it was time for school again. Drop off was a little tougher, he wanted me to hold him and didn't want me to go. I told him I had to go to work, and the teacher took his hand and they went to find the toy animals. I could tell he was on the verge of tears, but I didn't see any before I left. When I picked him up, he was not playing and running like the day before, but was sitting in the chair outside next to the teacher. We was thrilled to see me and told me about the picture he colored and that he got to paint. He took me inside to show me his art work.

Wednesday, Day 3. I told my mom last night, I think it was going to get worse before it gets better. I hit the nail on the head. This morning he wanted Mommy to hold him and he cried on my shoulder, which of course made me cry. He didn't want me to go, but I promised him he would have fun. I took him to the table and asked him to color me another picture. He wanted a hug, which of course I gave him, but then I found myself stuck in a headlock with my 4 year old's arm around my neck...not letting go. After a few more hugs and kisses (and a raspberry or two on his cheek) and walked out...tears rolling down my cheeks. He was still sniffling when I left. I gave him a star sticker at home, which I kissed before I put it on his shirt. I told him that sticker would be my kisses for him and he could wear it all day. I "recharged" it a couple of times before I left...I hope it helped.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Miss me?

Did everyone miss me? Sorry I've been MIA, but I have a good reason I swear....well a few reasons actually. I have been in a math class all summer long that just finished last week. I now have a couple of weeks off before my next class starts. When I haven't been in class or attempting to do my homework, I have been resting. Yeah, I've been pretty lazy lately, but again I have a good reason...I swear!!!

The reason I have been neglecting my blog among other things is because....

I'm pregnant!!!

I have known since right after the 4th of July, but because of my PCOS, I had no idea how far along I was. I finally got to see the Dr. and get an ultrasound last Friday and they gave me a due date of March 6, 2010. Which puts me at 11 weeks tomorrow. We were totally surprised when we found out because the Dr. had told me we probably wouldn't be able to get pregnant without fertility medication....2 months later, WHAM....I have a little baby growing inside of me.

Can you see it? It looks like a little gummy bear. Really...have you seen a cuter gummy bear?

So, now that the word is out...I'm going to be on the lookout for all things baby for a while. It seems like forever ago since I have been pregnant...I feel like I forgot everything! Did you know I'm not supposed to eat hot dogs? Really??? Nuts!

So that's the big news in my little corner of the world!