Wednesday, November 12, 2008

And Here's What I Think

You guys were ~fabulous~ in answering my few, aka 10, questions. These are all questions I have a very strong opinion and/or argue with my husband about. So let me give you my answers, which of course, are the absolutely CORRECT answers to each of them. (oh, how wrong some of you were! ~wink~)

1. How should the roll of toilet paper go on the roll? Overhang or underhang
~ Overhang. And yes, if it's the wrong way, it needs to be changed. Of course some of you have brought up exceptions, which I will always accept, but in the case of no pets, etc, overhang is the only option. If I come into your house and it's underhang, I will assume you are stupid. Or your husband changed the roll.

2. When changing your sheets, how should the top sheet be put on?
~ The design/front of the sheet needs to be facing the bottom sheet. This includes solid colored sheets, as there is always a front and back. This is so when you get into bed, you have both sides of the softest sides of sheets against your body. And it looks pretty too.

3. How do you store sweaters in your closet? Hangers or folded?
~ Sweaters need to be folded so you don't have shoulder nipples. Although I do hang my cardigans on special hangers, avoiding the nipple look.

4. Do you wipe forwards or backwards?
~ I don't argue this if you are a girl. Front to back should be the rule. But I want to challenge that it's not the ONLY way to do it. I was never taught this technique and I swear, I can't do it front to back. Now, I don't pull all the way forward during the wipe, I stop at the perineum, which of course, after 36 years of practice, I think I'm skilled enough to continue. I'm not a walking infection. It's a problem for me though, because I have no idea what to teach my daughters. I'm working on the front to back technique but I can't show them how cause I'm apparently front to back stupid.

5. What color socks do you wear with black tennis shoes?
~ I have black converse which have white on them, so I think I can get away with white socks. But if I see someone with solid black shoes and white socks, I'll point and laugh. Yes, I will.

6. If wearing a white shirt, what color bra should you use?
~ The bra should be the color of your skin. If you are a white girl, where a nude/tan bra. If you are a black girl, wear a black bra. Nothing sticks out more than a white bra underneath a white shirt!

7. Is it ever okay to wear pantyhose with open toed shoes?
~ No. Never ever. Never. Ever. And those toeless pantihose? Please, so dumb looking. Please do not ever do this. Ever.

8. Is it ever okay to wear socks with sandals?
~ Nope. But exceptions are okay, such as being a little kid or a nurse who wears crocs for comfort during the winter. Too cold to wear your sandals without socks? Guess what? It's not sandal weather. Put some shoes on.

9. Is it okay to shout out to your husband/boyfriend "spank me daddy!" while having sex?
~ The "daddy" part is only okay if you have a daddy complex. And if you do, well, you've got a teeny bit of a problem.

10. Is asking 10 questions still considered "a few"?
~ Nope. But I'm a rebel.

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On to some baby talk ...

Had u/s #16 today. Baby boy did great and got a perfect score on his test. And he's growing right on target. Well, maybe a little less, as last time (4 wks ago) he was in 40th percentile and today he was only 34th percentile. I'll be talking to my doc on Friday about that. Anywho, he's weighing in at 1425 grams, which is 3 lbs and 2.26 oz. So I'm happy with his gaining but I need him to really keep growing on target. As you may remember, the cord issue could show problems around 32/34 weeks if there are problems. Seeing a decrease in percentage scares the ever living crap out of me. The next u/s is next week, but there won't be another growth scan until 34 weeks. I can already tell how anxious I'll be.

Here's today's 3D picture:



Oh - and the tech and I snuck a peek into my file and I passed the 3 hour GD test. Yay! And, he's totally head down again. Another "yay!" for the day.

23 comments:

Hollie said...

1. How should the roll of toilet paper go on the roll? Overhang or underhang
~ I agree with you, overhang!!

2. When changing your sheets, how should the top sheet be put on?
Now way! Design should be on top.

3. How do you store sweaters in your closet? Hangers or folded?
I agree, they should be folded. I also have a new technique though. Hang a sweater over a jacket. That way the sweater hangs softly. Probably better for lightweight sweaters.

4. Do you wipe forwards or backwards?
~ Front to back...

5. What color socks do you wear with black tennis shoes?
~ I don't have black tennis shoes, but if I were wearing long pants, I would probably wear any color socks.

6. If wearing a white shirt, what color bra should you use?
~ Agree, nude bra

7. Is it ever okay to wear pantyhose with open toed shoes?
~ No.

8. Is it ever okay to wear socks with sandals?
~ Nope.

9. Is it okay to shout out to your husband/boyfriend "spank me daddy!" while having sex?
~ no

10. Is asking 10 questions still considered "a few"?
~ Nope

Glad to hear the baby is doing good. Hope he keeps growing big and strong. It is so hard to not know how much he's growing.

Jen said...

I'm so happy you passed the test! He looks absolutely adorable and perfectly sized to me. But I totally understand your worry, I freak out over everything...

And don't come to my house, my toilet paper sits on my toilet (in the master bath at least). We managed to take out the roller and never install one...

margelina said...

Totally with you onthe sandals/socks thing. It bugs me when I see peple do that. This is not a good look, for anyone, ever.
And about the wiping issue...until you explained your side did I realize I read it wrong in my sleepy state last night...I can't go front to back either. I just explained to my girls what you want to avoid getting into the front part, and they got it.
Awesome pic...look at his chub!

Io said...

Oh, how I want to grab his cheeks and the kid ain't even born yet...

KatieM said...

Whoo-Hoo for the double yay at the end!! Oh, and if I do say so myself, Karl is quite the cute little baby =)

Lisa said...

Congrats! Look at those cheeks! I bet you can't wait to pinch them!!

Morgan said...

aww he's so cute!!!

Jenera said...

That's a good U/S shot-looks like a cutie already!

I'll be thinking of you over the next few weeks with growth and stuff. Maybe your guy is like mine and is stubborn and would rather wait until the last minute to do anything, lol.

Carrie Ann said...

Congrats on passing the GD test!! that's great news. (trust me - GD sucks ass). Loving Karl's chubby cheeks ;)

Jennifer said...

It's funny that you blogged about the forward or backwards "issue." I'm with you. I've always gone forward and I know 'they' say you should go backwards. I don't know how to. I've tried it's weird and I can't do it right (coordination?). I don't get infections. I'm careful about treating each "area" separately. I now have a girl and I actually thought about how would I teach her if i don't do it.

Karl (I can't type it without accidentally typing my last name) is CUTE! Glad all is well.

Kaci said...

He's already handsome!

I think I'd just teach them to wipe by stopping. Seems easier than trying to explain that you don't do it "right" when in fact your way is fine.

Mel said...

Hi Nancy, totally unrelated to this post, but I remembered that you were talking about making onesies for Karl a while ago. I just came across this site and thought it might work for you: http://www.simplycolors.com/artikel.php

nancy said...

Hey thanks Mel. And I don't think I've ever seen your blog? I've just added you to my reader so you'll now be getting comments from me. I don't know if this is good or bad!

Kristin said...

Oh wow...he is already adorable. Its so damn hard not too stress about any negative possibility when you have been through IF. Keeping my fingers crossed for the best possible outcome.

Beth said...

Loved your answers and glad your u/s went well. Lucy was a police officer for Halloween. Since I work for a police department I only felt it necessary to bring her to work w/ me to fit in w/ everyone else.

Seriously? - Erin said...

Ha! We agree on a lot. I have a dog though so overhang is not always the smartest option for me, she pulls it.

By the way, I went to take a shower last night and guess what? Out of shampoo. I am going to be the worst mom...

Misty Dawn said...

Too funny Nancy!!

Yep, that is great Karl is growing strong and you passed your GTT.

Miss Tori said...

One of my girl friends had gotten a UTI and was told it was from the way she was wiping, back to front. She said that she just couldn't wipe front to back.

I asked her if she was wiping between her legs or from around her hip (meaning coming from behind to wipe your butt). She said she was wiping with her hand between her legs. I told her to try reaching around her hip and wiping her butt that way, and she'd never heard of doing that before. And voila! It worked for her.

So for those of you who can't figure out how to wipe front to back, try reaching around your hip behind you to wipe your butt.

As for me, if I've only peed, I wipe from the front. But if I've had a BM, I wipe from the back.

Just thought you'd like to know a different method to approach the (w)hole wiping issue. lol

JamieD said...

Sweater nipples?!?! I love it! I have never heard that before, but that is exactly what they are.

Yay for head down!

Christina said...

I should have added #7 and #8 to my public service announcement post. No one should ever wear socks or pantyhose with open toe shoes or sandals of any kind!

Amanda said...

Hooray for a good appointment! Did you have a different u/s tech? I did today and she totally measured the boys differently from the other tech (much much more conservatively for Baby A).

Yay for passing the GD test!!!

jenn said...

I'm so glad you passed the 3 hr GD! Yay! & that everything is looking good with Karl- he is gorgeous! I really doo want to squeeze his perfect cheeks!

sacredandscarred said...

In agreement with Miss Tori