Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Family Heirlooms - Starfox Edition

Justin informed me last night that he is going to pass down his legendary Starfox Jacket to our daughter.   He claims that the jacket is probably worth like a million dollars and will be very cool, in a retro sort of way,  when she is old enough to wear it.  For all of you that don't know, I am married to a Starfox legend (at least in his mind).  When Justin was younger he beat out a bunch of kids playing the Nintendo game Starfox at his local Toys R Us.  But he didn't place #1.  He placed #2 so he won a jacket with the Starfox logo on it.  He keeps the jacket in a safe place (his bedroom in Douglas) as he does not want anyone tampering with it.  I think in his mind he envisions our  daughter walking down the street one day in the future and someone will say "Where did you get that jacket?  It is so cool"  and she will smile and say  "My Dad is a Starfox Legend"  As lame as it is, it just melts my pregnant heart!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Everything is Swell....

and by Swell I mean SWOLLEN!!!   I seriously feel like a beached whale.  The swelling started at the beginning of last week and has gotten worse.  After a scare that sent me to the hospital on Friday, when I thought I had a blood clot, it was actually a pocket of liquid that has collected in my calf from all the swelling.  It is so attractive.  So I am off my feet completely for the next few days.    Justin informed me I should be thankful my ass has swollen to counter balance the swelling in my stomach.  He lovingly told me that my ass is my anchor because I would have probably fallen over without it.  As much as I wanted to punch him for saying this, he did have a point.  He always makes me laugh and without the laughter I probably would have gone crazy!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Smashing Pumpkins Vs Eating Pumpkins

I grew up in the city and we never left our pumpkins out on our porch as we knew that someone would come along and smash it all over the ground.  Our pumpkins always sat on a chair looking out the window until after Halloween when my mom and dad would throw them away.  Now that I live in Suburbia, I don't have to worry about them "crazy kids" coming around and smashing my pumpkins.  So for the past three years I have gone to a farm and purchased multiple pumpkins and gourds to decorate the front of my house.  And every year since I have lived here the damn squirrels, bunnies, chipmunks, etc have had a field day eating my Halloween display.  I am thinking next year I will have to go back to my Boston Lockdown ways and keep the display inside.




Monday, October 17, 2011

Who's laughing now? My mother

My mother came up to see me today to help me out with a few things.  When she arrived I let her know the errands I needed to run and the places I needed to go.  She suggested I wear a sweater because as she put it "It's breezy out today".  I kept my tank top on because in my world I am still in a heat wave.  It may be in the mid 50's but I am sitting inside with the AC cranked!  I think back to when poor Moe was going through the change and I would laugh and laugh at her hot flashes.  Whose laughing now?  Moe.  And when I tried to put my sneakers on to leave the house today, she watched me struggle for a few moments before she intervened and had to properly put both my shoes on and tie them.  All those years I laughed at her crocs and I will tell you they are looking better and better the bigger this belly gets.  And when I waddled out to the truck and she had to offer assistance to boost me into the front seat, I swear she was giggling under her breathe.  Lesson learned today?  You never outgrow needing your mother!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Justin is excited for the baby's arrival because....

Justin is getting ready for work this morning and he looks at me and says "It is so exciting, she will be her soon.  What is even better is I get to claim her on my taxes this year.  Money in the Bank!"  I am so happy the birth of your daughter will some how turn into a money maker for you!  

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Help Wanted - Strong willed person to hold my hand during labor

So today I had my weekly appointment with my MFM.  We started fetal stress testing today which was kinda neat.  I have had 10 ultrasounds this pregnancy and half of them in 3D/4D.  But we haven't heard the baby since our first appointment.  Today we got to hear her.  She sounded like a galloping horse.  After the test, my Dr offered me a flu shot which I happily excepted.  As she rolled up my sleeve to inject me, my husband turned a light shade of green.  The Dr recommended he get one well.  He told her that would not happen.  He said "I just about passed out watching you inject her there is no way I am getting that done"  I think I may need to re-think who will be with me in the delivery room.  If he will pass out at the sight of a needle how on earth will he handle what goes on during labor?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Possible career choices for my daughter

My daughter is going to be one of the following when she grows up.  It is the only explanation as to why she feels the need to move around and kick all the time.  And by all the time I mean I only sleep for two hours a night and between 4-6 PM Daily.  That is it!
  1. A Karate Professional
  2. A Soccer Player
  3. A Yoga Instructor
  4. A Gymnast
  5. A Heavy Weight Boxer
  6. A Rockette
  7. A Punter in the NFL
  8. A Street Fighter
  9. Kick-Ass
  10. A Tae Bo instructor
  11. President of a Fight Club
  12. Time Traveler to 1992 when "Jump Around" was the #1 song (too bad she wasn't like Papa Tom, he cannot Jump Around at all.  See our wedding video for proof)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What is more embarrassing?

Not sure what is more embarrassing- The fact that I wore leopard granny panties to my Dr's appointment and she commented on them.  Or the fact that my mom was with me at this appointment and said "You wear leopard granny panties?' with a sense of disgust in her voice.  These granny panties will be the end of me!

Monday, October 3, 2011


I woke up this AM and I could not get my wedding ring on.  My fingers have swollen to the size of plump sausages.  They don't look that bad (or that is what I am telling myself) but no more wedding ring for me.  Now I look like an unwed pregnant mother.  Maybe that is what I will go as for Halloween!