Saturday, July 30, 2005

Of Ginger Ale and Saltines

Alright folks it has been a full week of the sickness shit and I am done! I am taking back my life and running with it! Yesterday I dropped off Julia with my dad so she can spend the night and in the morning go see "Dora the Explorer" Live. So, Jon and I had the entire night and most of today for ourselves. Which in parent terms means- DATE NIGHT YIPPEE!!! What did we end of doing? Well he did take me out for dinner where I tried to eat, took me to the mall where I tired to not puke, and then took me home where I did puke and was in bed by 8 pm. So sad I know. He was so good about it and has been my little slave, but I am so done and just want this part to be over. I am being a total complainer and I know it will all be over soon, but I just didn't feel this way the first time around so I am freaking a little. And when this is all over I swear I will never eat another saltine or drink ginger ale again :)

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Sorry to be such a downer :)


Thursday, July 28, 2005


I have mentioned before that my Grandma's husband was in the hospital and he has been in a coma for about 3 weeks. They have finally figured out what was wrong and he was diagnosed with West Nile Virus yesterday. He is the second case in the county I live in within the last week. Unfortunately, there is no cure and his age will work against him. I hate to sound like a public service announcement, but please read the link I provided so that you educate yourself about it. If it can happen here, it can happen anywhere and I just urge you to see how you can protect you and your family.



My Blog

It has been brought to my attention that my blog looks similar (for a lack of a better word) to one that was designed by another designer at Ciao My Bella. For the record, I picked the image to use for this blog and was given a design that I was happy with. It is total pure coincidence that we used the same image. I mean it came from a free image web site- it going to be used more than once. I just feel like I am getting included in something I never wanted to be a part of. This is my blog and I am 100% happy with what is looks like. So if you have come from another website so you can see the similarities, please know that it really is not a big deal :)

Thank you and for those who are here to read what I have to say everyday I really appreciate it :)


Wednesday, July 27, 2005

The Two Questions

There are two questions that people ask a pregnant woman when they find out they are having a baby. With your first child you are happy to answer these questions and you really have an idea what you want. Second, third, or possibly fourth child, it starts to not matter as much.

The first question is

1- Do you want a boy or a girl? To be honest it could be a giraffe for all I care. Just as long as it is healthy and doesn't make me sick for the next 6 weeks. Yes, it would be nice to have one of each, but whatever pops out is cool with me :)

The second question is:

2- Do you have names picked out? I can say that we do have some names we are toying with. I try everyday to convince Jon about a another one, but he seems stuck on a couple of them. Then I decided that I am just going to be a total shit about this and when people ask this what I am going to tell them
-Girl name: Mariah Carey (Insert our last name) Because I am such a huge fan of her music and her sense of style (ha ha) that we couldn't think of a better way to honor her.
-Boy name: Ricky Martin (Insert our last name) Because this baby was conceived while we were "Living La Vida Loca" one night and we thought hey why not honor the creator of the Latin music movement.

What do you think? Do you think that I could actually get people to buy that? I swear that is what I am going to tell people. I can't wait to see if my gullible mom buys into it :) (you know I love you mom)

Got better stories I could tell people?


PS You know I am kidding about liking Mariah Carey right??

The New Me

Aren't I pretty?? Thanks to Ciao My Bella for creating my vision :) I love it and I think that it suits me just fine!

I promise I won't stop blogging. I was just feeling sorry for myself yesterday :( I am a control freak (like you may have noticed) and me feeling sick all the time makes me feel out of control. I just need to get over myself- I tend to have to do that from time to time. Thanks you guys for wanting me to be here. That means so much to me :)

I promise to post something worth while later!


Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Nothing New

I feel like I should take a break from this whole blogging thing since all I have to talk about is the fact that I feel like shit all the time. You guys don't want to hear that anymore I am sure. I mean how many days in a row can I talk about wanting to throw up? My husband thinks we are having twins and I swear to god if that is true one of you is either having to come and live with me or take a baby home with you :) (you know I am only kidding) My mom is a twin so it could happen- so there I just jinxed myself. Anyway, I am hoping that this part goes away and I can just get my glow on. That was the part of the whole pregnancy thing I loved the best :)

So tell me- what is new with you?


Monday, July 25, 2005

An Open Letter

Dear Hormones,

I know there is a lot going on with my body lately and I know you are enjoying the little party you are throwing in there, but it has come to my attention that I think you are abusing your privileges. I am usually totally cool with you since you only come around once a month and really don't cause that much havoc, but lately it seems that is all you have been doing. For example, my face has now become one big pimple. You also have pimples popping up in places that I didn't know a pimple could grow. They are also the kind that are impossible to get rid of and make up can't cover. The other issue I have is the one you are causing in my stomach. Didn't they teach you in hormone school that it is called Morning Sickness, not ALL DAY sickness. Please can you give that part a rest. I have another child you needs my attention and doesn't want a mommy who can't even fix her lunch because it looks gross. I understand that I will have to deal with your lengthy visit, but maybe we can come to some kind of compromise. I am willing to deal with your issues on the days my child goes to school, so maybe every Tuesday and Thursday you can make me sick? Just trying to come up with ways we can live with each other. Thank you for taking the time to listen to me and hopefully we can come up with a working relationship for the next 7 months.

Your host and friend,

PS- Facials rock and I will be starting a petition in the near future to make it mandatory for all women to receive one on the government's dime :)

Friday, July 22, 2005

When They do it Themselves

I just had to post this. Julia decided to get ready for our little break and dress herself. Little does she know it is going to be 111 degrees where we are going. She told us she was going skiing :)



Shhh- don't tell, but Jon called in sick this morning so the 3 of us can take a little break to Palm Springs, CA. Don't ask me why we are going from a place that is hot to a place that is hotter. Anyway, there will be swimming, eating (my favorite part), and I am getting my first facial ever! When I called to make my appointment at the resort spa they told me to get there 20 min, early so I can get in my robe and slippers. You know what I said to me- instant heaven :) So I hope that you all have a great weekend and that you stay cool :)

Ever had a really cool spa treatment??

Thanks for reading!


Thursday, July 21, 2005

Make it Stop!

Ever since I read Mouthy Mom's post dissecting the song "Holla Back Girl" by Gwen Stefani, I can't get the damn song out of my head. It went as far as me repeating it when I was trying to fall asleep last night. I think it is a cool song and that album rocks, but it gets annoying when you turn on every radio station and they are playing it. Ugh! It is like Barney- I still have those songs stuck in my head every so often and Julia doesn't even watch that show anymore! Maybe I should be more like my husband, who once he gets a song stuck in his head, makes up obscene words to make it more entertaining. He would have so much fun with this song!

Got a song stuck in your head?


Wednesday, July 20, 2005


It is so freaking hot here I think that I am going to melt into a big pile of skin. Doesn't that sounds super gross? Anyway, playgroup day is Wednesdays and today we resorted to taking the kids to the air conditioned playground at McDonald's. I used to be a big fan of fast food, but ever since I have been on a diet I was kinda grossed out. Today was different. Julia can eat a whole cheeseburger in one sitting which is good considering she eats nothing. I, on the other hand could eat those french fries till I was blue in the face. What do they do to those fries? I heard they used to fry them in animal fat- is that true? Whatever they do to them they are soooo good! So bad for me I know, but when can I start blaming those bad cravings on the baby?

What is your favorite fast food?


PS My grandma's husband is still fighting so that is always a good thing. Thanks for the advice- it means a lot to me you guys care :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2005


I need some help and I figured who are the best people to ask- my blog friends. Anyway, my grandma married a great gentleman about 4 years ago. This was her third marriage and her second husband died. Well now Tom (her current husband) is in the hospital and his chances are not good. It saddens me because he is so good to my grandma and she does not need this to happen to her again. The other thing is Julia absolutely adores Tom. She talks about him all the time and whenever she sees him she is attached to his hip. Jon and I discussed whether or not we tell her that he died if he does. I think that if she knows then she will not expect him to be there when she visits, but Jon thinks that it will just confuse and upset her. Now she is 3 and she may not get it, but I want her to be able to know that he is in a good place. So my question for you is- Do you think we should tell her if he passes? And if we do what do we tell her?

Thanks you guys!


The Part I Forgot About

You know the last time I was pregnant was almost 4 years ago. I remember some stuff like throwing up every morning, headaches, and wanting to go to sleep at 6 pm every night, but I don't remember my boobs hurting so bad. Air can't even blow on them without them hurting! I am afraid to put a bra on every morning because I know they are just going to hurt and it even hurts to take the bra off. Ugh! I just hope this part goes away soon or I am going to have to go braless and that is not a pretty sight- trust me!

What part of pregnancy do you remember the most?


Monday, July 18, 2005

Short and Sweet

Here is Julia's new haircut. I thought it would be easier for summer and swimming. I think it makes her look older. Sure made her a bit more sassy for sure!

Hope everyone had a great weekend :)


Friday, July 15, 2005


Just some random thoughts for the end of the week

-Found my keys yesterday. I am not going to tell you where since it was like the first, second, and third place I looked, but still did not see them. Okay, I will tell you-in my car. Actually in Julia's car seat. So the whole time I was driving around combing the streets for my keys she was sitting on them. I think she didn't tell me on purpose :)

- Saw "War of the Worlds" last night and it has been a long time since a movie has stressed me out. My ass actually hurt when we left since I was tensing every muscle in my body. Tom Cruise really didn't have to memorize any lines for this one, which made it ok :) It is just becomes unbelievable when he gets himself out of every situation that deals with huge, mean, killing aliens. He is 5'4 for godsakes! Anyway, when I got home I told Jon that I will be digging us a basement starting next week :)

- It is so freaking hot here! As we Californians like to call "earthquake weather". No breeze, still, stale air. So my thanks goes out to whoever invented central air :)

- So excited about Harry Potter book 6 coming out tomorrow. If I wasn't so tired I would be waiting in line at midnight tonight. The last book left so many questions that I look forward to getting some answers. So you all know what I will be doing this weekend :)

- And yes the morning sickness has started. Hopefully that is just today though. Ginger Ale is my best friend right now. I look forward to craving cheeseburgers one of these days :)

Well I hope you all have a great Friday! Weekend here we come!


Thursday, July 14, 2005

Yes I am Blonde

Yesterday, Julia and I went to the mall so I could spend a ridiculous amount of money on skin care products. You see, I am not a zit girl and now that I have zits I am freaking out :) Anyway, I drove home, took Julia out of the car along with my purchases, changed my clothes, got Julia ready for a nap, and then noticed I could not find my keys. Well it is the next day and after a whole search of the house the keys are no where to be found. Today I will try again, but how is it a key ring with like 8 keys, a key chain with a little Hagrid (yes from Harry Potter), and a gym membership tag disappear into thin air? I am trying to think positive, then I think about the possibility they were on my car somewhere and when I left again yesterday with my spare key they flew off on the road. Does anyone have psychic abilities and are willing to help me find my keys? I am seriously considering buy a metal detector too! I am so lost!


Wednesday, July 13, 2005


Do you have one of those friends that you know you could call up at any time of day and just vent to? Or one that will honesty tell you if your butt looks too big in those pants? Well I have one of those and no matter what we have ever gone through she is always there for me. I met Summer in 5th grade and we didn't like each other very much. She is going to hate me for saying this, but Summer was a little boy crazy :) It seems even in 5th grade there was some kind of drama and we ended up not being friends at all. Then I signed up for drama class freshman year in high school. We were assigned to do a play and had to pick partners. Summer and I ended up doing a small scene together along with 2 other people. From that day on we were attached at the hip. It is like we are part of each other's families we know each other that well. Her parents even took me to Alaska with them when we were 16 for 2 weeks. Then my parents took her to Disneyworld with us when were 17. Lets just say we have been through a lot.

I just wanted to write this post to let her know how much I appreciate the love and support she has given me over the years. And now that I am going to have another baby she is just as excited as I am and that makes me so happy. So Summer I love you so much and I am so glad that we have managed to stay the best of friends for 15 years. I owe you my husband (that is a whole other story) and I think we have done pretty well for ourselves. I hope that when we are old and grey you will still come over and look at our yearbooks and giggle over people from high school :)

Love ya,

PS Yes now with all the hormones floating around I get a little sentimental :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

You Know When

You know you are a Mom when you have played your child's "Dora the Explorer" computer game and are determined to master it. Then your 3 year old comes up and says "Mom, that is not where Boots goes. Duh." Yes folks she is freaking genius!


Monday, July 11, 2005


Okay I know I am like a smidgen pregnant, but shit I have cried like 5 times today! I cried when Jon touched my belly, I cried when I saw the zits on my face, I also cried to my friend Leila about the prospect of getting fat. Don't get me wrong I am so happy, but I am also kind if freaked out. 2 kids- can I handle that? 2 kids and a husband- can I handle that??? Anyway, this is how I am feeling today and if this is any indication about how I am going to be the next 9 months then there is trouble ahead :)

Thanks for your support and wishes. You guys really are the best!


Saturday, July 09, 2005

Grown Up

Have you ever bought a piece of furniture that 1) Did not come from Ikea and 2) Was actually something that you might have for 30 years? Today Jon and I bought bedside tables that I know will be in our room for a long time. He didn't even have to put all the pieces together- they came already made! When he brought them upstairs to their final resting place, I said to Jon "It took us 9 years, but we finally have grown up furniture." Now if we could just do that with the rest of the house we will finally be adults :)

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Thanks for reading!


Thursday, July 07, 2005

I'm Sorry

Sorry you guys- I so suck lately. I promise to post something one of these days. There is just nothing exciting going on around here but me and my PMS rants. And I am positive no one wants to hear about that. I am also very sad about what happened today in London and it just angers me that we have people like that in this world. If only I can put a plastic bubble around those that I love :)

Thanks for continuing to read even though I suck :)


Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Bad Housewife

Yes I feel like total and complete crap today. I looked on the calendar and realized that it was PMS week so I informed my husband he should move out. I just need it to be quiet and that doesn't seem to happen to often in my house. And the best part is the hubby left 2 garbage bags (and I am so not kidding) full of clothes and said "Can you take these to the dry cleaners for me?" So now I get to go to the dry cleaners looking like a bag lady. Oh god I can't wait for payback time for this one :)

Sorry for complaining :)


Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Too Much Fun

I am tired and need to do the laundry :( All I want to do is sit in front of the TV and watch all my shows on TiVo. I promise to post something worth while later. I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Can't wait to read your blogs and see what you did :)


Saturday, July 02, 2005

Some Fun in the Sun (if the that damn marine layer goes away)

Today we are driving to my in laws house in Marina Del Rey, CA. It will be 3 days with the best group of in laws a girl could ever ask for. I mean it- I got so lucky in the department. Anyway, I get to see my SIL and my niece Isabella who I have not seen since she was 1 month old and now she is 9! I also get to see my nephew Colin who I have not seen at all and he is 5 months old. My goal is to be the favorite aunt so I will be spoiling them all weekend long. So food, drinks, sun , and fireworks- can't get any better than that :)

I hope you all have a great holiday weekend. Lisanne- I hope your 4th of July cookout that you have been planning forever is a hit! Happy 4th of July and much love to you and your families!


Friday, July 01, 2005


I finally weigh less than my husband! Yippee! I think the last time I weigh less was when we were first together 9 years ago. God I was cute back then :) So I want to thank the makers of South Beach high protein cereal bars and of course Diet Coke because with out them this would of not been possible. And of course the cute trainer at the gym that everytime I look at him I seem to work out just a little harder :)