web analytics

You Know It’s Going To Be A Bad Day When…

1. You go to brush your teeth and your toothbrush is already wet…and you don’t know why.

2. Your child ate the last cherry cheese danish despite repeated death threats from the pregnant lady to leave them the hell alone.

3. A solicitor rings the doorbell repeatedly at 8:30am, undeterred by the No Soliciting sign on the door.

4. You see your toddler smell his hand, make a foul face and then wipe said hand on your sofa.

5. You realize that the neighborhood pool opens today and you must put on your maternity whale suit.

6. You put all the kids in the car to go get Chic-fil-A for lunch only to realize your soon-to-be deceased husband took your keys to work with him by mistake.

7. You step on the scale to torture yourself….and it breaks.

8. You get an email from your child’s swim team manager saying that last years suits are not acceptable, you have to shell out $46 for a new suit that looks remarkably identical to the one you already own from last year.

9. You have a pantry, cabinet, fridge and freezer full of food but nothing looks good enough to eat…and someone ate the last cherry cheese danish.

10. You receive a shirt that you bought off ebay and were really excited about only to find that the seller is a big fat liar because the shirt looks like shit.

11…..well I don’t have a number 11 yet but it’s only noon so the day is still young….



PREGNANCY WEEK TWENTY: CANTALOUPE

Baby’s digestive system is busy creating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion and dead cells), which will fill the first diaper after birth. And, speaking of the diaper situation… baby’s genitals are now fully formed!

How Far Along: 20 weeks, 5 days
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +6 pound so far

Maternity Clothes: All maternity, all the time
Gender: We’re having a BABY GIRL!!!!!
Best Moment this Week: Realizing I’m half way there now!
Movement: She moves all the time and it’s so cool to watch my belly move when she rolls and flips
Food Cravings: French Fries, Coconut Cake
What I Miss: Being able to drink beer….and wine….and hard liquor
Sleep: Pretty good this week except for the bathroom visits
What I am Looking Forward to: Buying cute little baby things again
Symptoms: Supercharged emotions, Heartburn

I know I’m supposed to be posting a picture this week, it will be added later when I find my stupid USB cord for the stupid camera. Grrrr….



PREGNANCY WEEK NINETEEN: A MANGO

Vernix caseosa, a greasy white substance made of lanugo, oil and dead skin cells (yum) now coats baby’s skin, shielding it from the amniotic fluid. (Picture yourself after a nine-month bath, and the need for protection makes sense.) You might actually get to see the vernix at birth, especially if baby is premature.

Week Nineteen Highlights:
How Far Along: 19 weeks, 3 days
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +6 pound so far (but I think I might have lost some this week being sick as a dog)

Maternity Clothes: All maternity, all the time
Gender: We’re having a BABY GIRL!!!!!
Best Moment this Week: Watching Mase’s face when he felt his sister kick
Movement: She moves alot and she’s already very predictible
Food Cravings: Sweet Tea, Honey Buns, French Fries
What I Miss: Being able to take real people medication for this horrible cold/sinus crap
Sleep: Hardly any this week, I’m too sick to sleep
What I am Looking Forward to: Feeling more like a human when this sinus mess goes away
Symptoms: Supercharged emotions, Headaches

This has been a bad week at the Semi-Domesticated house. We went last week to the pediatrician’s office to do Maia’s Kindergarten check up and Mase’s 2 year check up. A snot nosed brat who should not have been sitting in the well child room sneezed on me and I got sick. I’ve been sick for over a week now and I think I’m going to have to go to the doc today. One half of my face throbs and I’ve got a fever so I’m thinking Sinus Infection. Damn that snot nose brat!

Bad week. A very bad no good week. Boo.



PREGNANCY WEEK EIGHTEEN: A SWEET POTATO

Your fetus has become amazingly mobile (at least compared to you), passing the hours yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking and swallowing. And, baby’s finally big enough that you’ll be able to feel those movements soon.

Week Eighteen Highlights:
How Far Along: 18 weeks, 1 day
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +6 pound so far

Maternity Clothes: All maternity, all the time
Gender: We’re having a BABY GIRL!!!!!
Best Moment this Week: Finding out that we are having another daughter
Movement: I think she’s going to be a soccer player like her mama, she’s a kicker!
Food Cravings: Sweet Tea, Fruit Salad, Brownies
What I Miss: Nothing this week; really enjoying this point in my pregnancy
Sleep: Better except for having to get up to tinkle 1-3 times a night
What I am Looking Forward to: Finding the perfect name for our new daughter
Symptoms: Excessive Tinkling, Supercharged emotions, and Severe Headaches

Our newest daughter is absolutely healthy and the picture of perfection. She measured 5 days ahead, which is consistent with my first ultrasound at 7 weeks. I cannot even describe my relief and joy right now. Maia is super excited and already throwing out name suggestions, although I’m not sure Sparkles is going to make the cut this time. Matt is in shock and already looking up the nearest convent. Poor thing.
Here are my 2 favorite pictures from the ultrasound this morning, her profile pictures:



PREGNANCY WEEK SEVENTEEN: AN ONION

Baby’s skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints.

Week Seventeen Highlights:
How Far Along: 17 weeks, 3 days
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +5 pound so far

Maternity Clothes: All maternity, all the time
Gender: We find out next Monday; Matt and I both predict BOY but the kids are saying GIRL
Best Moment this Week: Having someone tell me I am so small to be almost half way done
Movement: I’m feeling some very defined movements now….so sweet
Food Cravings: Cheese Bread with marinara sauce, Sweet Tea, Fruit, 3 Muskateers Whipped Truffle Bars….Oh Mylanta, are they good.
What I Miss: Nothing this week; really enjoying this point in my pregnancy
Sleep: Better except for having to get up to tinkle 1-3 times a night
What I am Looking Forward to: Our big ultrasound next week
Symptoms: Excessive Tinkling, Supercharged emotions, and Severe Headaches