Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ode to Potty Training

That day has finally come
It is actually here
We've put Luke in "big boy" underwear
And I fear the end is not near.

We've picked out our favorite designs
And bought our little candy
But every time I hear "Uh Oh Mommy"
It can't be fine and dandy.

I really should learn
To not expect so much
After all, it is just day two
But you ask about my laundry? Well, it's a bunch!

I know these things take time
So I shouldn't get so worried
After all, it's no big deal to Luke
He isn't in a huge hurry.

We'll keep going strong
And I'm determined to not give in
But I'm afraid there's no turning back now
So hopefully, this ordeal is a "WIN WIN"!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Holy Yoga!

I am bound and determined with this pregnancy to not gain as much weight as I did with Luke. I didn't go completely overboard with him, but I'm sure that some of the weight gain contributed to my high blood pressure. Anyways, I've been seeking out different ways to keep in shape with this little one. My number one motivator? I'm in a wedding in May, four months after the baby arrives. Now, honestly, I don't think that I will ever be one to be super skinny. I'm not planning on even being a little bit skinny at the wedding. But, I would appreciate some non-frumpiness. We'll see.
I have been walking with a friend who is also pregnant nearly every day. I'd say we walk about 3 miles. That helps. But what happens when it gets cold outside? I'm nervous. I'm nervous that I'll balloon up bigger than a blimp for months 7-9 and then I'll be in trouble.
So, I did some research. First of all, I love the show, "The Biggest Loser". I always get super motivated by watching it. Trainer Bob said that the number one thing that people can do to stay in really good shape is to start some kind of Yoga program. "Hmmmm," I thought. I am skeptical about Yoga. I've always thought it to be very "New Agey". So, I did some more research and found "Holy Yoga". Isn't that a crack up? At first I thought of "Holy Yoda. May the force be with you." Anyways, despite the absolutely hilarious name, I ordered it. It's supposed to be Christ-centered. I ordered steps 1 and 2, and just got them in the mail yesterday. I'm planning on starting my "Holy Yoda, I mean Yoga" on Tuesday. I'll keep you posted on how it goes. But for now, "May the force be with you." This may go over like a pregnant pole-vaulter (no pun intended)!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I've been super motivated today...which is way unlike me as of late. I must be in my "super energy" phase of pregnancy, which, I must say, I am enjoying. I've made cookies, bread, and started early this morning cleaning up the house. For those of you who know me well, cleaning house is very enjoyable for me. It's a quick fix. At the same time, I have had extra bodies here in my home for the last few days. I am watching a friend's two boys. I don't mind having them around, but the house does seem to become cluttered much, much faster. I was going good cleaning the house and getting tons done, when I ran into this...

My super motivated attitude had fizzled. Then I thought, "I could post a blog!" Of course! The perfect solution to divert my attention away from cleaning. I knew I would love this blogging thing!
Hmmm...what should I blog about? I went into the bathroom to wash up, and as I washing I thought, "I love washing my hands." That's it! I'll make a small list of some of my favorite things. Perfect. So, for the next half hour, I roamed around the house looking for some of my favorite things. This is what I came up with...

Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom soap. This is my all time FAVORITE scent, although any B&B soap is super fun to use. Why is that, anyways? Hand-washing made fun.

Awaken Sea salt scrub by Arbonne. I love this stuff so much that when I first ordered it, it was all gone in a week. Little did I know that it was supposed to last 45 days. Oops. Caution: May cause bum-bruising. Very slippery in your tub!

Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium. The ONLY thing that helped Luke to fall asleep on his own. We even still hear it playing from time to time in the middle of the night. This thing is a miracle. Thanks for the advice, Ripleys!

Uppercase Living. Love it. Enough said.

OK. Seriously. This music box is awesome. It's a radio, CD, cassette and record player all in one. There is nothing better than the sound of a record. I'm constantly jammin' to Chicago, Whitney Houston, and The Beatles, to name a few. Gotta have it.

The Sham-Wow. My sister-in-law and I were talking about how we were fascinated by this product that we had seen on Infomercials. Then, I had the chance to see it first hand in Branson. It is amazing! This guy poured two 2-liter bottles of Diet Coke on it and it did not leak through. Amazing. I do love it, it works and yes, I can be conned easily.

Need I say more?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Attack of the Worry-Wart

OK, so I'm a worrier. Not just a little worry here, a little worry there. I am an obsessive compulsive, nail biting, nerve-frying worrier. It's not just that I tend to worry about things, it's more that I am an over-thinker. Can I get an "Amen"? Please? Anyone?
Should I start a blog? Is it too trendy? Will people check my blog daily like I stalk others' blogs? Is my house clean enough? Am I ready for this new baby? Why does Luke have diarrhea? Is he dehydrated? Is the baby moving enough?
So, do you get the picture? The worst part is, I know this worrying is something I'm not supposed to do. I keep telling God, "But YOU made me this way!" Ha. I guess the moral of the story is that there is no moral. I'm worrying about worrying. SOS!!!!!!!

p.s. So, as you've guessed, I've started a blog, but I'm waiting to tell others about it until I figure out what the heck I'm doing...I'm impossible!!!