Why Born in a Barn?

Well, we live in one. Kinda. Want the extended version? Click here.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

No such luck.

You may remember a post about ordering my nursery chair. I hope I don't return this.

Well, we did, return it that is. It was super uncomfortable. Not only was it hard, but the way it angled I felt like I was going to fall forward out of it. If you are considering purchasing it, I highly recommend NOT.

I have found another one I love and is super comfy. It is local, so I was able to sit it in first. I did have to come to terms with the fact that it is nowhere near the deal of the last one, but it should be worth it. Photos to come, once it is here!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bump it.

I know, I'm always a week behind. But, I take all the bump photos on Fridays, which is week change day! (Or, if I am a slacker, Saturdays. I usually wear nicer clothing & have my makeup done on the weekends so that is another reason, ha.)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Yes, that came out of his mouth.

My husband really is amazing, but sometimes, well, sometimes he says things that just make me shake my head. I will repeat them back to him with my "what the fvck look", giving him an opportunity to realize the ridiculousness and possibly change the wording or just full out retract the comment. But, he tends to stick with his original comment, seeing nothing wrong with it. He does this quite a bit. So, in honor of these wtf comments, I feel the need to start this series of blog posts. Yes, that came out of his mouth.

Me: Let's try to guess how much weight I have gained since my last appointment 4 weeks ago.
Husband: 10 pounds.
Me: Umm, they told me I am supposed to be gaining about a pound a week. It's only been 4 weeks. So, how much do you want to guess?
Husband: 10 pounds.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Only in my family, part 2

If you missed the first part of this post, you can find it here: Only in my family is this considered normal.

So, I returned the crackers to my parents the next time I visited. I kept the potato, since it may have ended up right back in my purse anyways.

Fast forward to last Friday. I got a notice from the post office that we had something to be picked up. It wasn't delivered because it lacked enough postage, $1.47 too short to be exact. First thing Monday morning I went to the post office to pick up the mystery package. I didn't recognize the writing and wondered who the hell it was from and what it could be while walking back to the car. I felt the envelope, attempting to guess what it was before opening it, and the only thing I could think of was seeds. Very odd. As I was opening it, something small & white fell out on my lap, which freaked me out a little, but didn't stop me from continuing. Once I ripped it all the way open, guess what I found? Crackers. The freakin crackers I made fun of my dad for taking.

So, only in my family is it totally normal to not only get crackers in the mail, but to have to pay for the extra postage.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Only in my family, is this considered normal.

I guess I should give a little background info, so you can understand why my main story is "normal" when it comes to my family. My (step)dad has always loved to play tricks on us growing up, and still to this day. There are too many to list, but his favorite was the the potato hide.

What, you never showed up to school with a random potato in your backpack? The first time I found a potato in my backpack I just left it in the bottom of my bag and went about my day, knowing my dad was loving the fact that I didn't notice it before I left the house. This continued randomly throughout gradeschool.

The other week we went out to dinner with my parents. I was giving my dad a hard time because he was taking his extra cracker packages home with him. I mean, come on, how could I NOT make fun of him for doing so? I mean, he was acting like an old person that hoards the extra food from restaurants.

So, I wasn't surprised when the next day I noticed my purse felt heavier than normal and I found a potato & some cracker packages in the side pouch. Since this is already so long, I'll leave the rest, and the main reason for my post, to another day.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

What a difference a year makes.

It is bittersweet to look back at the past year, even two, to see how far we have come. To be honest, I don't think I will ever be able to have a Mother's Day that doesn't involve some sadness thinking of the past, even with how happy and lucky I am right now.

To all my friends that are still going through infertilty treatment hell and those whose babies were taken too soon; I am sending extra thoughts and love your way today. I hope next year at this time you are rocking your baby or anxiously awaiting a first ultrasound, first kick, or arrival.

Happy Mother's Day.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Another hurdle

24 weeks. That's what today marks. I have been itching to hit this milestone for a while now. 24 weeks=viability. Now, this is obviously not an invitation for little man to make his appearance any time soon, but it is one more hurdle we have managed to reach and get over. This hurdle deserves celebration and another sigh of relief.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Favorite money-saving sites

The following is a list of sites that are my favorites for daily deals/money saving sites. The deals change everyday, and you want to check them out early because hot items go fast! I starting stocking up on my cloth diaper stash with these sites over the past year +. If you have any to add, please leave me a comment!


http://www.babysteals.com/  (This site actually  posts a deal every morning and night. I snagged an ergo sport for half-off last week! Score!!)





This site offers numerous deals, adding new ones each day. This is my referral code, but I am pretty sure you can sign up without being invited.

This site works the same way as zulily, as in there are numerous deals each day. Again, this is my referral code. I have been a member/going to all these sites for over a year now. I am posting them bc I think some of you will love them too, not for the referrals. But if you want to sign up through my link, bonus. :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Drop back and punt.

We can now see little man's kicks from the outside! I mentioned they were extra strong today, so why not check to see if we could see them. We didn't have to wait long to know that it wasn't too early.