Thursday, September 30, 2010

A few questions for you ...

I love learning about my fellow bloggers, so if you have time, please take a moment and answer this little survey? I'll answer myself in the comment section.

1. What shoes are you wearing right now?

2. What are your favorite shoes?

3. What was the last cd, album, song, piece of music you purchased?

4. What was the last concert/show you went to?

5. If you could meet and band/singer (dead or alive), who would it be?

6. Back before IF, how many kids did you imagine yourself having?

7. After the IF diagnosis, how many kids are you wanting? (or how many do you have now?)

8. Do you believe in the death penalty?

9. Do you go to church? If no, do you believe in God?

10. If you were having your last meal, what would it be?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


We all know my personal opinion on how I feel about cosleeping with an infant, but this post isn't about that (whew! I know! Not another nancy-on-her-soapbox-post!)

I have a totally different opinion about cosleeping with a toddler or older children. I love it!

When one of the girls has a nightmare or just wakes up scared of the dark, they come to us in bed and gets in. This period of cuddletime is one of my favorite things to do. We don't make it a habit though, as I still believe our bed is just that. ~Our bed~. As soon as they are sound asleep in my arms, I carry them back to their own bed. But those moments of having a child fall asleep and sleep soundly in my arms is beyond wonderful.

Karl just woke up crying and did not want to go back down. So I scooped him up and brought him in his big bed with me. (we have a full size bed in his room.) it took awhile, but he finally fell asleep in my arms.

To be honest, I wish cosleeping with an infant didn't have risks of death. I would have loved to sleep with my babies. It's just such a peaceful time. And nothing competes with that sort of bond with your baby. I'm perfectly content though that sleeping with an older child or toddler is no longer dangerous. So when I get to do it, I will gladly let one of my children in bed with me.

I do want to be careful though, especially with Karl. I don't want our bed to become a permanent family bed. I still believe our bed is our bed. And children, for the most part, should not disrupt our one personal sanctuary. But on the rare occasion one of my children feel the need to sleep with me, I'm happy as can be to share my space.

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Let me talk about the weather.

I know, super fun topic, huh?

Colorado weather is weird. It always has and always will. But I do love it. It just takes some getting used to. After 13 years, you'd think I ~was~ used to it though.

It is unseasonably warm right now. High today will be 85. Which sucks. See, although 85 doesn't seem hot, we don't have air conditioning. (most older homes in Colorado don't have a/c. it's not just us) So it gets hot in the house. Not as bad as when it would get in the 100s, thank goodness, but still. It's warm.

Our saving grace is our attic fan. We have a huge fan installed in the attic opening and when we open the windows, it sucks in all the outside air and pushes the air into the attic. So our house gets as cold as it is outside. Then I close up the house to trap all the cold air in and all the hot air out. So our house does stay cool most of the day. It's late afternoons and early evenings that suck.

The weird thing is the temperature is in the low 40s at night so when I wake up, the house is freezing and I have to turn on the heat to get it to at least 60. Strange, I'm running the heater on the same day I wish for an air conditioner.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Another weekend is over.

Its Sunday night, another weekend is over. Although since I'm not working, it doesn't really matter what day it is. Except I get to spend time with my fabulous husband on saturday and Sunday.

Today was my day "off". Tom went to a football game yesterday from like 10am - 7pm so he wanted to reciprocate and give me a day off too. Except it didn't turn out that way. I went grocery shopping with all three kids in tow and then after a short break in between, we went to two different targets. I was just supposed to exchange one of karl's sweaters for a larger size but I ended up shopping some more. I freaking love that store. I spent $350 of money I don't have. I need to start leaving my debit card at home when I to there.

I just took a bath and then gave the kids a bath. Karl is in bed and the girls are watching TV. I kept them entertained all weekend which didn't involve TV, so that's good. Now they are just winding down with a cartoon before bedtime.

I think the hubs and I will watch a few episodes of top chef before we hit the sack. I have something like three - four episodes dvr'd. Its one of the few shows my husband and I watch together.

What do you and your husband do to wind down a weekend?

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Has anyone seen any good movies lately? I'm thinking of going to go see inception. Thoughts?

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bitchy or schnarky?

I've been awfully bitchy and judgmental lately. I will be the first to admit it. Its like I want the world to follow my rules. I need to get a better attitude!

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Friday, September 10, 2010

A fine line.

There is a fine line between tooting your own horn and bragging.

Tooting one's own horn is just sharing something the writer is proud of. Then there is flat out bragging. The latter has been irritating me in some of the blogs I've been reading. Sure, you're happy about this and that. I get that. Hell, I do it myself. But we don't need to hear about it in every post. We get it. You're happy about x, y and z. We just don't need to read about it in every other sentence. Its going to make me stop reading all together. And that sucks.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

The hunt is on.

I have finally gotten my shit together and I'm now officially hunting for a job. Its scary out there, I hope so badly that I get one fairly soon. I really should of started earlier but I just wasn't ready. Now I am.

Wish me luck girls! I really really really need some.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dear pregnancy gods...

If you are listening, please help my dear Shayna get her bfp she has dreamed about. I know you've given out some well deserved pregnancies lately, like tigger and Emily. They worked for years for it and you finally pulled through for them. Shayna has been trying for years and years and I think its her turn.

So please, can you send out one more for a deserving woman? Pretty please?

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I'm losing it!

I'm down another two pounds this week. Yay! I'm sitting at 136 lbs. So I've lost 14 lbs on my diet so far.

I shouldn't say diet, since I'm still eating anything I want. I'm just eating less of it. Portion control is where its at. It takes awhile for your body to get used to it and I didn't lose any weight for the first 3-4 weeks, but now its just melting off. I'm glad I stuck with it. Only 6 more pounds to go. I'm so damned proud of myself. Toot! Toot!

Today is house cleaning and laundry day. How do you spell boring? What are all of you doing on this fine Tuesday?

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Monday, September 6, 2010

I had to call 911 for my husband.

Yesterday my husband had a hard day. We were in the garage getting things together to go to the balloon festival and I heard something hit the washing machine. I assumed my husband dropped something. Five seconds later I turn to look for him and he is in the floor, having a seizure.

As quickly as it started, it was over. He hopped up telling me he was okay. But then he started feeling shaky and really weak. Off to the phone I went to call 911.

They were there within minutes. All his vitals checked out fine. They didn't think it was a real seizure, instead something to do with low blood pressure. They said they were comfortable with him staying home and watching how he felt.

Nothing has happened since. But it wad sure scary! I hope it never happens again.

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