Sunday, December 28, 2008


I am 27 years old and I think this is the first Christmas I finally understood the true spirit of things.
Everyone that knows me, knows I love presents. Sorry I do. Christmas is about family and food but the presents always made me happy.
This year I got presents, but I didnt care about them at all.
Scotty and I were talking about this and he feels the same way. Christmas is not the same from before you have kids to after. There is no bigger present or more special way to spend Christmas than with a toddler. They make it soo exciting. The look on their face, their excitment about everything, their appreciation for everything. Its trully magical. This was one of the best Christmas ever. Tyler is at such a great age. He opened all his presents on his own, said thanks to santa and has been playing with them nonstop.
The kitchen we got him was a huge hit.
My parents did come up, they cooked an amazing meal and we had fun playing board games, but nothing will top his excited look on Christmas morning or our hapiness to be able to give that to him. If I never get another present in my life, I am okay, as long as I can recreate this magic again with him and our precious little girl.

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and their 09 is full of everything they want and need :)

ps..FOrgot to you can see from the pictures, Scotty's chocolate covered strawberries were a hit!!!


Saturday, December 13, 2008


I saw this thought it was funny and decided to share. Enjoy and make sure if you are extremelly pregnant like I am, go pee first before you read it *wink

Pregnancy Jokes

Q. Should I have a baby after 35?
A. No, 35 children is enough.

Q. When will my baby move?
A. With any luck, right after he finishes high school.

Q. How will I know if my vomiting is morning sickness or the flu?
A. If it's the flu, you'll get better.

Q. Since I became pregnant, my breasts, rear-end, and even my feet have grown. Is there anything that gets smaller during pregnancy?
A. Yes, your bladder.

Q. What is the most common pregnancy craving?
A. For men to be the ones who get pregnant.

Q. What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
A. Childbirth.

Q. The more pregnant I get, the more often strangers smile at me. Why?
A. 'Cause you're fatter than they are.

Q. My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
A. So what's your question?

Q. What's the difference between a nine-month pregnant woman and a model?
A. Nothing, if the pregnant woman's husband knows what's good for him.

Q. How long is the average woman in labor?
A. Whatever she says, divided by two.

Q. My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
A. Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

Q. When is the best time to get an epidural?
A. Right after you find out you're pregnant.

Q. Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A. Not unless the word "alimony" means anything to you.

Q. What does it mean when the baby's head is crowning?
A. It means you feel as though not only a crown but the entire throne is trying to make its way out of you.

Q. Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A. Yes, pregnancy.

Q. Does pregnancy cause hemorrhoids?
A. Pregnancy causes anything you want to blame it for.

Q. Where is the best place to store breast milk?
A. In your breasts.

Q. Is there a safe alternative to breast pumps?
A. Yes, baby lips.

Q. What does it mean when a baby is born with teeth?
A. It means that the baby's mother may want to rethink her plans to nurse.

Q. How does one sanitize nipples?
A. Bathe daily and wear a clean bra. It beats boiling them in a saucepan.

Q. What are the terrible twos?
A. Your breasts after baby stops nursing cold turkey.

Q. What is the best time to wean the baby from nursing?
A. When you see teeth marks.

Q. Do I have to have a baby shower?
A. Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly.

Q. Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A. When the kids are in college.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Ughgh latetly I refuse to believe I gave birth to this kid. Dont get me wrong, some days he melts my heart and makes me soo happy I am a mom. Other days I am questioned why didnt we just get dogs and were done with it.

So today he had a doctors appointment go get a physical or else he wont be able to go to hourlly care anymore. I need a break from him here and there, so to get his physical today we go.
We get there and get back to the room. The nurse gets his weight and when she goes to get his height, he starts flipping out.
Then when we get in the room to talk to the doctor, all hell breaks loose. Munster didnt like the doc from first look. He started crying for absolutly no reason at all. So the doctor is trying to look in his ears and he is flipping, he is trying to look inside his nose and mouth and ds is screaming bloody murder. By the time he goes to listen to his heart and belly, 2 nurses comes in wondering what kind of torture device is the doc using. Nothing is calming him down. Finally the doc just fills out the forms and does a quick physical and I bolt out of there.

We get home and he goes to sleep without even crying. He was tired from waking me up at 5 am and from all the days excitment.

I dont know what to do somedays. It seems like I am the person that is supossed to comfort him, cant for the life of me.

Now most afternoons, he wakes up smiling. Today he woke up cranky as crap. He wasnt listening, he was defiant and he just kept throwing fits and tantrums. By the time dh walked in the door at 4pm, from the look of my face, he knew it was a shitty day.
I pretty much dumped Ty on dh and went to take a shower. A very long shower. BY the time I am out of the shower, he had already emptied the dishwasher and was cooking dinner, and ds was sitting on the kitchen floor by his feet drinking his juice and munching on a cookie. I means seriouslly? is this the same kid that half an hour ago was acting like the world was ending?? And is this the same husband that I have to nag to get anyting done, cooking dinner and doing dishes without me asking??

Either I need medication or someone upstairs saw how desperately I needed a break.
I dont know, but either way I am thankful.

Here is to better days and soon the ability to get drunk :)

Trying times with a toddler and Christmas shopping..

So Saturday I designated "Christmas shopping" day. We left the house around 10 and hit the mall first. I ordered the 2 small gifts from my parents and will pick them up this week since they have to be engraved, I hit the Disney store for my godkids (I had already found what I wanted online first and found that store carried) and of course they dont have what I want. So we walk around and I am trying to find a kiosk that sells handmade ornaments for the Christmas exchange, well we walk up and down the mall and there is no kiosk. So I felt like I didnt accomplish crap.
By 1pm we head home and decide to let the kid sleep and me relax for a bit since I am having some cramps.
Well kid doesnt sleep. Dh is in the mood to shop so he decides to just screw and drag a tired kid to AAfes to look for the rest of the Christmas presents and buy his lights for outside. We get to AAfes and dh in all his brightness decides to make ds hold this little car toy to keep him quiet. Dude are you nuts?? Whatever. Here we are looking at lights and he is trying to convice me to spend 15 bucks a box on lights for outside. Uhh no I dont think so. Considering he wanted 3 boxes, that was out of the question. I knew walmart had it cheaper.
So I grab ds a couple of toys for Christmas and head to the cashier. Dh takes the little car toy he had ds hold away from him so we can pay for the rest of the stuff and leave. Ds throws a fit. He is tired, cranky and dad just took away a toy.
Now I am one to pull down his pants and swat his bootie in the middle of the store so he wont do it again. Dh thinks that looks like trash and he just tries to talk to ds and calm him down. Yeahh didnt work. I didnt know where to stick my face.
God if its one area we disagree its with ds. I am seriouslly debating dragging his arse back to counseling so we can try to get on the same page when it comes to ds, or I dont know where we will end up.

Well we argue a bit in the car and ds falls asleep. Dh still wants his stupid lights. I remind him that ds is asleep and he didnt bring the stroller. He says he doesnt want. He wants his light. So to Walmart we head. I had to buy a couple stuff anyways.
We get there and spend 20 minutes trying to find a cart with the baby carriage in it so he can lay down a sleepy ds. By the time we find one and he puts ds down, his arm is probably asleep an he is rubbing it like crazy. Inside I smirk. Evil I know. :)

Anyways, I get everything I need and we end up finding his lights for 8 bucks a box. He gets his 3 boxes and everything is great.
We get to the cashier to ring for everything and our card gets denied...UHh I dont think so. So I am sitting there calling the bank to check our balance and figure out the money is in the savings and I only have like 20 bucks in the checking account to cover a $200 bill at Walmart. Last week when I asked dh to transfer the money from the savings to the checkings he didnt do it. He told me he did it though. Want to talk about looking like trash?? LOL> Here we are at the cashier with a huge line behind us and me on the phone transfering funds from savings to checkings so we can pay our bill. Everyone is looking at us. I wanted to crawl in a hole and die. But we did the transfer, the card went through we paid, I apologized profoundly to the cashier and the people behind us and we left.

Dh hung his lights and the rest of the day went without a hitch.
Ohh except that I cant find my 20% off coupon for Bed bath and beyond. My parents big present is coming from there and since it costs about $150 bucks, that coupon is kind of necessary. I been saving that coupon for a month and now I cant find it. Just great.
I give

We got home, ate, played with ds, cleaned and then dh went to rent a movie. He rents "The Happening". OMG dont waste 2 hrs of your life. The most stupid movie ever ever.
I feel asleep during the end. I cant believe how badly it sucked..

Dh wakes me up towards the end and says he is going to return it, go get some ice coffee and rent another movie. HE gets Hancock. Fine good movie. I didnt like that he didnt end up with the girl and dh accused me of trying to make his manly movie into a bitch sobbing lovefest.
Ughh its time for

On Sunday things went a bit better. We went to a birthday party for a 2 yr old little girl at our playgroup. They had a huge playroom with every toy imaginable. How nice it was for all the parents to talk for hours while the kids played in the playroom. Wonder if housing will let us add a playroom ??

The rest of the day went without a hitch. Kid slept, dh messed with the lights outside again. I didnt cook anything exciting, we watched tv and it was soon bed time.

Weekends flies I tell you. :)

3 wks until Christmas!!! Yeppie :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Dear God, give me the strenght to not ....

slap the stupid u/s tech silly!!!

So today I had my u/s. Dh came home early from class and was able to stay home with ds. Wow kind of pathetic, I have to go get poked and probbed just to have some peace and quiet.
Well anyways, us went good. I didnt have to drink a ton of water and she let me pee since it was my first real u/s at almost 32 wks. That is just wonderful Tricare. We wont go there. Its free I dont pay. I wont whine about it.
Anyways, she starts off friendly. We are talking, she tells me bambina is measuring 3lbs 5oz. and that she is moving around a lot so it might take a bit longer. No biggie. Then suddlenly mid sentence she gets really quiet. I ask her whats wrong. She tells me nothing. She keeps on checking me up but doesnt tell me anything else. So by this point, I am thinking she saw a penis, or a third arm or even mermaid legs. Heck its me and my insane mind we are talking about okay.
Flashes of future Oprah shows and tabloid covers explaining why I am carrying a freak of nature flashes before my eyes...
Then she tells me to breath. Breath?? Ohh yeahh crap, I might be turning purple from holding my breath the last 5 minutes.
But how can I breath??
So she proceeds to tell me they might call me back and the doc might request another u/s since the baby is moving soo much and she cant get a clear view of the spine.

I hear.."Your baby doesnt have a spine or something is wrong with yours babies spine, but I cant tell you that since I am just the tech". y

Tears are about to stream down my face and I guess she realizes that and then adds for good measure..OHh honey dont worry. Everything looks great. Her head is resting on your bladder, so dont cough too hard (laughter), her feet are stuck in your ribs (poor you), and her spine is fine. The only thing is I cant get a complete measure since she wont stop bouncing around and therefore the doc might or might not ask for another one".

I dont know if I am hormonal or not, but I just had this sudden urge to slap her.
She scared the crap out of me. I dont know if it was me or she was just a pitch the way she handled it.
Anyways the rest of the day went pretty crappy. So now all kinds of crap is running through my head.
I hope everything will end up being just fine and I am just paranoid. Until then I probably wont sleep.

Great just great!!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Stupidity/funny of the day...

We are both sitting down watching tv and I am browsing Craigslist to try to find/decide on the last piece of furniture for bambina.(see post below)..
Anyways I am bored and I go into the "casual encounters" area of craiglist because my friend had to told me its hillarious some of the ads people post. Well wanting to laugh at all the tag chasers/barrack bunnies, I start reading the ads.
One of the first one says something like.."If you want a cute 19 yr old to suck and nibble on you anytime you please just pay my car and my insurance and I will be your on call girl and make you very happy". So at this point I am shaking my head in disbelief. Dh asks me whats wrong and I tell him. He busts out with.."Too bad that chick probably drives a Lotus and she doesnt say that on her ad"...OMg I am rolling on the floor laughing at that comment. There is a very big possibility of that, considering we have seen about 4 on post in the past month. But for dh to come up with some shit like that without missing a beat, cracks me up.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Dont you just love the holidays?

Okay so lets tackle Thanksgiving and get it out of the way. For anyone to understand how thanksgiving is around here let me explain something about my relationship with my parents... By wed I was jumping with joy and excitment for them to get here. I missed them a ton and couldnt wait to see them. By Thursday I was soo thankfull I have them as parents and how blessed I am. By Saturday I wanted to beat them and they were driving me nuts. Its a love hate relationship I I love them to death. Dh and I both do. Trully. They mean well, have been there for us more than anyone else and etc. But God can they be critical at times. Wow.
But anyways Thanksgiving went good. My father cooked a huge turkey ( no one really likes turkey but he cant let go of tradition, so I end up with a whole crap load of turkey to figure out what to make with), he also made ham, rice , mashed potatoes, brazillian stuffing and gravy. I made dinner rolls (they didnt come out that great because dh bought the wrong ) he bought the one for bread machine instead of the regular one. Since I dont have a bread machine, I made them by hand. So they were okay just not perfect.
My pumpkin log did crack. I know why it cracked. I let it cool too long before rolling. I am an idiot I know. Ohh well.
My pineapple pie was amazing. Trully yummy. Everyone loved it. But what they really liked it was my brazillian carrot cake. Now its only called brazillian carrot cake because we put melted chocolate on top instead of cream cheese frosting. See in Brazil they dont really sell frosting. Usually people make their own and cream cheese is definetly not popular there. When we went there dh ordered a cream cheese bagel and they all looked at him like he was crazy. They use butter on their bagel.
So anyways, the trick is make a homemade carrot cake, add drained crush pineaples. I learned that trick a while ago and it adds that extra yumminess. Then after the cake is done, poke holes all over the cake. Then take either regular or dark chocolate. Melt with some butter. Just a bit of butter. Careful not to burn. Then just pour on top and let it cool.
OMG its to die for. Everyone loved it a lot. Soo freaking good and my head was in the sky all weekend long because I get a high when I cook something and everyone loves it :)

The rest of the week went without a hitch. I didnt go Black Friday shopping bc there is really nothing I want or need to buy.I got all of our gifts. Instead I used my handy father to go buy some shelves for both kids closets and he hung them for me. Also he helped dh buy the tools necessary to repaint the crib and the changing table. We were supossed to buy paint but there is over 500 types of white paint. Are you kidding me? So conclusion, until I find the other piece of furniture I need for that room (I cant pick between a tall dresser, a wide dresser or a wide dresser with a hutch) and actually find it on craigslist or at the store, I cant buy the paint for dh to paint it. Ohh my God. I am so frustrated that this is not going to get done soon.
That was friday. Friday night and saturday night we just played Texas Hold'em with my parents. My father won every game. Makes me sick.

ON saturday I used my father again to teach me how to sew. The man can cook, sew, paint, do electric, build furniture and fix cars. He does it all very very good. We have all came to conclusions he must be an alien or something. Him teaching me to sew was very frustrating. He knows too much and I know jack shit, so it took a while but finally we made a pillowcase and I got the jist of it.

They left on Sunday morning and we were happy/sad they left. Ohh well they will be here for Christmas. Yeahh that is another fight. My father is a lot into traditions. Holidays is spent at their house. Fine but when I am 8 months pregnant I am not driving. So this year I put my foot down and at the risk of starting WWIII, I said holidays will be here because I am not driving anywhere. Surprisinlly he took it well. As well as he could have taken and not without making me promise this is a one time exception only. Yeahh Yeahh I know.

So on Sunday after "learning" how to sew I was itching to start. I already had fabric, I just needed to buy scissors and pins and a ruler and my first project was going to be the red curtains that goes outside for baby girls room (yeahh we have a name but since we are not 100% set on it, I wont share it yet:)).
Okay what possessed me to think that curtain was a great first project is beyond me. But we did went and I got the stuff and got home.
8 1/2 hours later I finished 1 panel and was having such a hard time with the tabs. Finally I went online and learned an easy way to do the tabs, so one panel is done.

I did learn a few things about sewing..:
1. Sewing is not that hard. Cutting in a straight line is farking impossible for me
2. I spend more time having to rethread the machine because I am so clumsy its pathetic.
3. Its addicting. I am in love.

So that was my thanksgiving. I am very Thankfull for everything I have. I have to keep reminding myself that on a daily basis. Sometimes I get so pissed off and mad, that my judgement gets clouded. But hey I am a work in progress.

I hope everyone had a great one :)