30 September 2011

WTF?! Friday

It's time for WTF?! Friday. I'm so glad this week is over and I'm looking forward to a nice, chilly weekend lounging around the house. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

 The other day I checked my spam inbox on my email account and saw that there was junk in there from myself. I’m perplexed as to how this has happened. Is there a parallel universe with another me trying to connect via email? Probably not. Do hackers really think spoofing my email address is going to make me think I sent something to myself and click on whatever virus they're looking to spread? They really have a better chance of that happening by sending me job offers where I can earn a million dollars a year by working from home. WTF, hackers?!

I’m not going to say I am smarter than technology developed by ingenious, nerdy, white men but sometimes I'm smarter than software developed by ingenious, nerdy, white men. Microsoft Word can be extremely useful but can also really piss me off. I'll type something along the lines of, "It's going to be a beautiful day," and good ol' Microsoft let's me know I am incorrect and tries to replace "it's" with "its". I took third grade English. I know when and how to use a conjunction properly. WTF, Bill Gates?!

I've never been a huge meat fan, especially now that I'm pregnant, but occasionally I do love a good burger or tasty ham sandwich. I completely respect vegetarians and get why they don't eat meat and find it disgusting. Sometimes animal rights activists need to lighten up though. Exhibit A: The New York Post ran a story in their food column about delicious, crispy chicken along with a photo of a chicken posed "seductively". The ad was meant to be funny as anyone with a sense of humor can clearly see. PETA called it "offensive" and compared it to necrophilia. Yeah, who wouldn't want to jump that sexy chickens bones? WTF, PETA?!

Gone are the days when teachers were allowed to beat students with rulers for misbehaving. It seems they've come up with a new way of scaring young, impressionable minds though and that's by having sex with their students. Yet another FEMALE teacher is now under investigation after nude photos of herself circulated the school, followed with rumors that she was having relations with her students. The investigation proved she was giving more than extra credit to at least three boys. Minus that crazy look in her eyes and maybe with a little more color on her skin, she wouldn't be so bad of a catch. Oh, right, the pedophile thing. WTF, creepos?!

29 September 2011

I'm pregnant, What's Your Excuse?

I am ready for this week to be over. It hasn't been a bad week, I just had a bad day.

 Someone was a jerk to me today and in a "joking" way called me fat.

Instead of the hundred thousand smart ass remarks I could so easily have replied with I just rolled my eyes and walked away. I would have been fine and would have contained my feelings but he came up to me and apologized and I realized I did feel hurt and started crying.

Once I start crying it's hard for me to stop. He went and told everyone how "bad" he felt cause he made me cry so everyone made a big deal and came up to me while I was sobbing and comforted me.

This was helpful and humiliating. I wish I had turned into the crazy, angry hormonal pregnant chick instead of the crazy, weepy pregnant chick and said hurtful things back.

The thing is I think he's happy he got such a strong reaction and caused a bit of drama. Some people need that attention and he definitely is one of them.

This is why I keep my distance from people in the work place. We don't need to be involved in any way shape or form outside of professional talk.

Don't joke with me, I don't know you and don't like you. (Okay, I like all of my co-workers aside from this one and enjoy talking to some about personal stuff.)

Anyway, I know I'm not fat and if I am then suck it, I have another human living inside me.

Enough about that though.

I'm excited because last night I got together with my mother in law and (future) sister in law and we started planning the baby shower! We set a date (October 23rd) and talked about the basics. This is going to be the first baby shower I've ever been to but it sounds like fun.

It's really, really nice of them to plan this all and put it together for me and my little girl. Three more weeks until the shower and nine more weeks to go until my due date! Life is good and I'm happy despite the minor trouble today.On top of that I'm damn proud of this big belly! It's a great, beautiful thing.

27 September 2011

Deja Vu

I really have a new-found appreciation for interior designers. After trying to figure out the perfect nursery I realize it's not so simple. When you look at a room that's already pieced together you think it's going to be a cinch to replicate. Oh, sure, I can find a piece of furniture like that. That wall color shouldn't be too hard to match. All I need is bedding in that shade. I had a great vision of what my baby girls room would look like with an awesome picture of my dream nursery to help guide me. I'm finding it much harder than I thought to put together though. I have the crib set up and the walls painted but that's as far as things have progressed because I just can't make decisions. My mother in law is going to make the bedding and curtains and I need to pick out fabrics. This is extremely difficult because I'm not seeing the fabrics as a finished product. I'm seeing them as large pieces of material that don't seem like they belong as a crib set or drapes. It might have been easier had I just went with already made bedding and tried to match curtains but I do want my mother in law to add her touch of love and customization. Plus, the bedding I've come across all has little butterflies or flowers on it, which is so cute, just not what I'm looking for. I know this isn't a big deal. I know my baby isn't going to care what I pick and I know whatever I do choose is going to look great. This is exactly how I felt when I was wedding planning. I knew it didn't matter what my dress looked like or what my color scheme was but I found it really hard to decide and ended up rushing it all last minute. I'm not going to say I was displeased with my choices but I do wish I spent less time being indecisive and more time properly preparing. I have nine weeks until my precious bundle of joy is due and I've had until this point to get things in place. Why is this such a challenge for me?!

23 September 2011

Introducing WTF?! Fridays

Please welcome WTF?! Fridays. I decided I need a way of venting at the end of the week so have come up with this series to let out a few the things that made me scratch my head or made my blood boil in the recent days. Most of which consist of everyday grievances and bad parenting . So if you've found that this week was a bit stressful and want the blog world to hear about it then by all means join along with me.

1.More rain!? Literally two weeks ago we were hammered with rain. There was major flooding in some areas. Electricity was lost. Trees were uprooted. Squirrels were displaced. Do we really need to suffer through this again? On top of that it’s going to be in the mid to high 70’s so that probably means humid and gross. If it’s going to rain it should at least be nice and cold so I can bundle up and drink hot cocoa. WTF, weather?!

 2. A kindergartner brought his mothers crack pipe and meth to school for show and tell. Not only is it ridiculous that she’s a mother and doing drugs but the fact the child was able to get a hold of these items is terrifying. Makes you wonder how many kids are living under these circumstances that we just don't hear about. What's even sadder is that she's probably too high to even care and too addicted to seek proper help. WTF, mothers?!

3. I was researching what to pack in a hospital bag for when I have the baby. On that list was nutritious foods for your labor partner. This was written for the expecting mother. I love my husband but I think he can fend for himself on that one. Also, Doritos aren't really part of a balanced diet. It also suggested cassette tapes to listen to to help you relax. I think the article was a little outdated and confused. WTF, whoever wrote that piece of information?!

4. People would seriously rather stand on the metro then take the seat right next to the big fat pregnant lady? I know I look hungry but I'm not going to eat you. It's nice if you respect my space but my ass does not need that much extra room and it makes me feel like a leper or homeless person when you refuse to be beside me. WTF, strangers on public transportation?!

19 September 2011

Planning Ahead

Finally being productive, Saturday we went to Target to register for baby items. I have to say that I am glad I have two sisters who have two kids each. It's given me experience and I have people to turn to for all my baby questions. Target was helpful and gave us a little package at guest services when we registered with all sorts of coupons, samples and a list of necessities to register for. That being said, no list or person can fully prepare you for the confusing world of baby registry.The terminology used is puzzling. Sleep 'n play, sheet savers, receiving blankets. Seems like a no brainer to anyone who knows what the items are but for first time moms this is so foreign. Why not just call them pajamas, waterproof mattress thingys and flannel blankets? It just makes it that much easier. There are also items that you're just not sure about. Do I really need a nursing pillow? And items you have no idea how many to register for? Bottles, onesys, pacifiers. My sisters told me not to put a lot of clothes on there since that is a very popular shower gift anyway. Speaking of baby showers, I need to have mine soon. My friend from work is going to help me plan it along with my sister, but she's really disorganized and procrastinates more than I do so I'm not too sure how much help she'll be (my sister, not my friend). It has to be sometime soon because my friend will be gone for two weeks in mid October and by November I am going to be so big and probably not very friendly. I want to be comfortable enough to open presents and organize everything and have it ready for baby. I know I have time but I always put things off until the last minute and then scramble to get it together. This is something I don't want to rush.

15 September 2011

From the Heart

The most heartfelt part of our wedding day was by far our love letters to each other. We decided not to write our own vows so this was a really nice personal touch. I was a little apprehensive about it at first because I was worried about being so emotionally vulnerable in front of a large group of people, even if those people were family and friends. Now I'm posting it for the entire world to see.

Matt's letter to me:

I love you, Sean, because you are the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing I think about before I fall asleep.

You always have my best interest in mind.

You are the most loyal, loving, honest and beautiful woman I have ever known.

You deserve to be treated like a queen, yet you appreciate every small thing I do for you.

Since I have met you, day by day, I appreciate life more and more.

You have shown me just how comfortable and selfless a relationship can be.

More importantly, you will make a a great wife and a wonderful mother.

My letter to Matt:

I love you because every morning I wake up and am reminded of all the good in the world when I see you.

I love you because even when I can't see any good in the world and am feeling more than cynical (which happens quite often) you make me realize just how amazing life is.

I love you for sticking by my side through everything thus far and I love you for the hardships we will endure together in the future.

I love you for the husband you will be and the father you will become.

I do. Today. Tomorrow. Forever.

12 September 2011

Quick Update

Today I had a doctors appointment for my routine checkup, glucose testing for gestational diabetes and RhoGAM shot since I have a negative blood type. I didn't have to fast before drinking the sugary beverage they gave me for the testing, but I still felt a bit light headed and hot afterward. I assume I don't have diabetes but won't know for sure unless my doctor doesn't call me in a few days. I'm now going in for doctor visits every two weeks. I'm excited that I'm seven months pregnant! It seems like it's passed by pretty quickly and I'm so glad I've made it this far. I've gained about seventeen pounds, two cup sizes and some nice stretch marks on my breasts and bum. Thankfully places only my husband sees, though the nurse offered to give me my shot in the rear since it's less painful there. I politely passed. The average size for baby at 29 weeks is 15.2 to 16.7 inches and 2.5 to 3.8 lbs. At least that's what the photo posted below says. I am curious as to exactly how much my little one weighs but my doctor said it's too early to know. I hope for her to be at least six lbs when she's born and if she takes after either Matt (9 lbs) or I (10 lbs) then she should have no problem!

11 September 2011

Give-a-way Winner!

As I promised, it's time to pick a winner for my give-a-way! I used a random generator to choose a number from 1-20 (that's how many people entered) and here are the results! The winner is Shannon from Sitting in a Tree! Go ahead and email me your address Shannon and I'll have your goodies sent to you asap! I will definitely have more give-a-ways in the future so stay tuned for more chances to win some free stuff!

06 September 2011

Hope everyone had a good Presidents Day. I mean Verterans Days. I mean...

Anyone know the history behind Labor Day? There seem to be a lot of little holidays that are just thrown in the year to give people Mondays off. I'm not complaining about having an extra day to spend doing nothing, just curious. This was yet another typical weekend. Lately we've been wanting to go on long drives with no destination in mind. It's so relaxing to roll the windows down, enjoy the weather and look at pretty scenery. You know what else is fun? Not having any idea it's going to be cold and wet outside and wearing a sleeveless dress and flip flops to work while everyone else is dressed appropriately. It's not my ideal fall day since it's gloomy and came so suddenly but today definitely feels fall-esque.

Now on to one of my favorite parts of fall: fashion. I haven’t purchased a single maternity item and am 12 weeks away from having baby, so I don’t think that’s going to happen. I find my options are much broader when I shop for regular clothes just in larger sizes. I’ve also found that maternity clothes aren’t so flattering and a bit expensive. This summer has been easy since I have been living in dresses. Fall should be somewhat easy too. Leggings, boots and tunics. The only hard part is going to be having to put some effort into getting dressed in the mornings. Slipping on a dress and heading out the door has spoiled me a bit. I put together a collage of items I love, most of which are simple fall staples. I didn't bother to look at the price tag of them while composing it on Polyvore (some of these items are outrageously expensive) because honestly I can’t afford to shop anywhere but Target and Ross anyway. I will definitely be looking for bargains on articles like the ones below though.

Fall 2011

Oasis kaftan top
£15 - oasis-stores.com

Single breasted jacket
$130 - topshop.com

Herve Leger bandage legging
$1,150 - net-a-porter.com

H&M knee length boots
£40 - hm.com

Clutch bag
$94 - lodis.com

Purple scarve
$20 - delias.com

Nude Pink lipstick
£4.90 - dorothyperkins.com

04 September 2011

Who Wants Free Stuff?!

I reached 100 followers this weekend (eek!) so as I said in the beginning of the summer I will be hosting a give-a-way! I'm giving one lucky winner Pureology Nanoworks shampoo and conditioner. This is a great product. It's sulfate free, anti-fade, repairs, enhances shine and smells so good. All you have to do to enter is be a follower and comment on this post letting me know you want the goodies. I'll keep it open until next Sunday when I'll announce the winner. Good luck!