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The BEST lunch ever…

*****Correction.. Aaron read this post and called me to inform me, it was actually Chipotle Tabsco, not regular Tabasco that he used.. I have corrected the recipe! :) *****

I totally forgot about this..and SOOOOO wish I hadn’t been so lazy and had actually taken a picture of it..

Aaron had quite the lunch yesterday. After church..I was hungry (SURPRISE!) So I made myself a grilled cheese sandwich and ate some left over pasta salad with it. Aaron didn’t want anything. So I didn’t make him anything..

We settled down to watch Fool’s Gold and he decided he was hungry…

This is what his lunch consisted of..

First you take this..

Add a generous portion of these..

Top it was a few dashes of this..

Now pour on this..

And top with this to taste..

Really.. he had a bowl of potato chips with A-1, Ketchup, and Tabasco. And ate all of it with a spoon!!!

When I protested.. He said “What is the difference between potato chips and french fries?”

He’s right, I wouldn’t have complained if he has eaten french fries like this.. So I didn’t argue…

Get Smart..

I went to see Get Smart on Friday.. After we stopped for a delectable SubWay sandwich.

Those things are one of my biggest weaknesses right now.. 4 months ago, I liked SubWay but was over it..and just kind of sick of it. If I was forced to go there I would normally just get a salad.

But now I can’t get enough of it.. Granted I’m not “supposed” to eat deli meats. So I stick with the BLT. I am sooooo particular about how it has to be made. Did you know all the SubWay’s around here put the cheese on the top part of the bread?? DUH.. cheese goes on the bottom..and what’s the deal with the mayo on top of all the fixin’s??? Mayo also belongs on the bread!!! Boy its frustrating…

Anyway.. What was I talking about??

Oh yea… the movie..
I went on my month “date” with my favorite movie buddy… Kara..

(Okay..so this picture is not Kara.. it’s actually her dog.. Spike (aka Riddick’s brother)
I can’t for the life of me find a picture of Kara on this computer..so just pretend.. k?)

(Doesn’t he look like he’s 100 years old?? He wasn’t even 2 in this picture.. Which bring me the another thought… Our babies are going to be 4 in 18 days!! I can’t even believe it…… okay.. back to the story..)

Normally.. I wouldn’t choose to see this movie.. but I let her pick every once in awhile.. Plus. It did look funny..

I could tell from the first preview that it was going to be an interesting night… The preview was for the dumbest looking movie called Step Brothers. The theatre was pretty packed. We had the two isle seats. (Our theatres here do reserved seating.. LOVE IT!) I have severe claustrophobia lately.. I think its because I feel like a blimp even though I don’t really look any different. Anyway.. Kara took the outside seat.. I didn’t say anything.. it wasn’t that huge of a deal.. I could deal with it..

The lady sitting next to me was larger.. not HUGE.. but on the larger side.. So I knew it was going to be squishy.. But i did not know the level of ANNOYANCE that was about to begin..

She and her friend were the type of people that would laugh UNCONTROLLABLY at anything…. And I mean .. anything!!!!!!!!!!!

The whole movie was filled with…

OMG. .did he just start walking with his left foot???” That is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen..” both laughing so hard.. they are crying…

OMG.. did he just take a drink of water?? That is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen..” now they are doing that laughing so hard they start clapping thing…

OMG.. did he really just say ‘the’??? That is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen..” no joke.. they start slapping their knees. and laughing soooo hard…

This seriously kept going through the whole movie.. They laughed so hard at the freakin‘ stupidest things in the whole world.. and when it was actually funny.. they laughed even harder.

I don’t know if I’m just easily annoyed or completely cynical.. but it honestly made it REALLY hard to even find the funny parts funny…

That said.. it was actually a pretty good movie.. I think I’ll rent it when it comes to RedBox since I probably missed quite a bit of the movie with all the eye rolling I was doing…

That’s all…

4 times….

The following post was written the day after the last post… A day and a week ago…

Ever say something that just really bites you in the butt???

Remember how I said I could easily forget for just one day or just a few minutes.. Because I didn’t have any constant reminders??

Do you know what I did 4 times last night??? Brushed my teeth… Not because I like to brush my teeth.. But because I threw up my first ever meal last night!!!!

The only other time I threw up, all I had in my stomach was water and a prenatal vitamin.. Its quite a milestone! Right???? Okay.. Maybe not.. But I did learn some very important things:

1) Even though your dentist tells you that you do a great job at keeping your wisdom teeth clean, don’t try to brush them for the next 6 months..

2) Even though you really love chili cheese dogs.. You don’t need to eat them as much as you do.

3) When you actually do eat said chili cheese dogs CHEW BETTER!!!

But I felt better afterwards.. Actually I felt fine before too. But I guess it was surprising, because normally when you’re that sick you feel sick and you feel like crawling in a whole after you purge your entire dinner. But apparently.. When its “morning” sickness.. You just keep going afterwards…. Interesting..

I did however, apologize to baby for not giving him any dinner. Hope he wasn’t too hungry last night. I promised him I would feed him a good breakfast.. Hope he was happy with a bowl of frosted mini wheat’s on the way to work.. Sorry little guy!!!

On a side note.. My calendar that’s on the fridge says the baby is 4″ long now!!! Holy cow..

Where is he hiding?

He’s almost exactly as long as my cell phone.. or my post it notes held diagonally..

Or.. The 16oz mark on my water bottle…

or 3 paper clips…

.. Officially.. According to BabyCenter, He is the size of a lemon.

Thank goodness I didn’t look last week. He was the size of a shrimp. Gross..

I do have one question.. How do you go from the size of a lime to a shrimp to a lemon?? That just seems weird.. Okay. I’m really done now..


By the way… officially meet “IT”

Well.. “it” 4 weeks ago..

An off day….

I really thought twice about actually pushing publish on this entry..
It was written last week.. exactly a week ago..
Before I realized that a little allergies would be nothing compared to the blistering aching sunburn I currently have..
And I kinda feel bad for this post.. but I think its also important to remember that everyday isn’t roses and sunshine. Just because you have something incredibly wonderful happening to you, doesn’t mean that some days you still don’t feel like poop!

I don’t want to be pregnant today..

And I feel a little guilty about that. There are so many people that can’t get pregnant.. Or that loose their babies. I should be grateful for every second. And I truly am.. But today.. I’m tired.. I have allergies. I’m having a hard time breathing.. Its hard for me to breath lately anyway..and the air is like soup today. Making it even harder.

Today I just want to forget.. Today I just want to be me..and sleepy..and not feel good.. And in my mind I can… I don’t throw up.. I don’t have anything kicking me in the ribs.. I don’t have an aching chest.. All I have is unbuttoned pants. I don’t have anything that makes this pregnancy “real’ yet. (besides a million pictures of what I think might be human swimming around in there) so for one day.. I can forget about it. I don’t have any constant reminders. But then I think about how I would feel if something happens to this baby..and I took this day to “forget” about it. How badly would I want this day back. I day to remember. A day to want to feel pregnant.

So then I feel bad.. And I start to change my mind.. Because I think about all the blogs I read of women that would give anything to “feel” pregnant for just another minute..

For the most part.. I cherish every moment of it. I remember looking back at other pregnant women I’ve known and their constant complaining.. I remember always thinking “I’ll never be like that, I’ll love every minute of it. Even if I don’t.” because I don’t want to remember it like that. I don’t want to remember this experience as a bad thing. This is the only time I will ever have just me and this baby. Just me and this little guy.. (and if it ends up being a girl.. Sorry that I just called you a boy..) never again will I be able to experience this exact thing. I really need to focus more on that.. And be more thankful.

Even though I think for the most part I really am. I’ve been really good lately at thinking of a positive for every negative that pops into my head. I hate that I bleed everyday.. I hate that I have to go to the bathroom every 5 minutes even I don’t need to go because I need to check and see what its doing. I hate having to worry about it constantly. But I know it was a trade off. I was never sick. Sure I got nauseous every once in awhile. But I was never SICK SICK.. Last night I was wondering what I’d rather have.. 3 months of puking my guts up and feeling absolutely miserable.. Or 6 months of constant bleeding and worrying that any day may be its last..

But I’m still thankful for any day that I have… or any problems I have.. Because they will all be memories that I will never forget…and that I will always have… And its just so personal.. And I love that.. Its just between me and him.. (or her..) and no one else can experience that.. That sounds pretty selfish.. But I guess I am.. Sorry!

I think I’m feeling better now that I got all that out.. But I still cant wait to get my unbuttoned pants home and into bed.. Or snuggled on the couch..

My BabyCenter email today told me how great and energetic I should be feeling now! HA! I’ve never wanted to crawl in bed more.. But boy is my husband suffering. I haven’t done a single thing around the house is months.. I do cook dinner every once in awhile but the energy is takes to make the dinner wipes me out and I can hardly eat!!!

And also.. I’m so looking forward to day light savings.. I feel so dumb going to bed every night when its still light outside! Will it be dark at 8 after day light savings?? I sure hope so! But I’ve gotta get as much sleep as possible in.. Since I wake up.. 2.. Or 3.. Or 4 times during the night to pee!!! But again… even though it really doesn’t sound like it.. I really am thankful for those things and I wouldn’t trade them for the world right now..


I can take it.. I’ve always had the feeling that I will suffer whatever I need to… and be put through whatever I need to. In order to have a healthy and well baby at the end of this.. Because really.. What is 10 months of misery compared too maybe a 100 years of life! How selfish would it be for me to complain and hate this 10 months. It’s the least I can do.. And I was all done for each of us..and it will be done for everyone else for the rest of time..

Does that mean I wont complain?? Probably not.. You’ll probably hear a WHOLE lot of it from time to time.. But it isn’t because I hate this.. Or want it over.. Its just to make conversation! :)


To tell you the truth.. Since Saturday I haven’t really thought much about the baby.. I’ve felt great. (pregnancy wise.. I’ve been completely miserable sunburn wise..) I think the sunburn is taking up so much of my energy and thoughts that I don’t remember the little baby things. We still read the pregnancy calendar that hangs on our fridge every day to see what’s supposed to be happening, but mostly just to cross another day off. I can’t believe I’ve almost already crossed off 4 pages!! Just seems crazy to me!

I have had a little more energy lately.. I did the dishes one day last week, and even made dinner a few times..And I think I’ve stayed up past 9 twice!!

Thanks for reading my rambling.. In the post after this.. I get what I deserve for writing this..

stay tuned.. :)

Not fit to raise a child…

We went out paddling on Saturday with the nieces and nephew. I was so excited to go because I haven’t been in quite awhile. But I always forget how crappy I am at it.. and how scared I am that the boat is going to tip over.. but I always have fun!

I guess I also forget how much work it is.. but work is good for me! Right???

It was also a little more difficult because I’m currently on “light duty” (I’ll explain more about that later.) Aaron wouldn’t let me help carry the 40 lbs kayak.. or blow up the inflatable canoe.. or let me paddle too much. Which was probably a good thing, because more than likely I would have over done it. I’m very thankful that he pays attention to those things and always keeps *us* safe!….. However.. it didn’t really cross his mind that we would be out on the lake for 4 hours without sunblock!! Okay.. I take that back.. it did cross our minds.. we just didn’t really care at the time..

Guess What???


Check this out..
(I would also like to thank Emily for pointing out that I have a mole the shape of a heart!! It’s so cute! on the bottom left by the edge of the burn…)

This is just the back.. the front is a little less burnt than this.. but my arms are just as burnt..

And I feel like an IDIOT!! Who on earth is going to let people who get this burnt raise children? I’m pretty sure DCFS will be at more door shortly to deem us “unfit”

Really though.. I feel so stupid. Grown adults should be smarter. Every look of pity just makes me cringe. I hate it.

And the STUPID questions.. when will they stop?? I’m really going to wear a sign tomorrow that just says.. “Don’t Ask!”

Do you have any idea how many remedies there are in the world? Because.. when you’re sunburned.. its an open invitation for advise..

  • vinegar. I was very skeptical about this one. But my mother in law confirmed it
  • burn cream. makes sense
  • ice cream. Aaron thinks this is a giant waste of perfectly good ice cream
  • egg whites. my arms and back are so HOT right now we could have scrambled eggs for breakfast
  • shaving cream. interesting.. but still not trying it
  • wrapping in a cold wet sheet. I’m already FREEZING
  • bathing in various concoctions.. number 1) I have way to many issues with my insides right now to even think about getting those sorts of things in there. 2) its my upper neck, and upper arms mostly. And those are two very hard parts to get submerged.

So I’ll stick with my Aloe with Lidocaine. Which I sure hope isn’t going to make the baby cross eyed or anything. I googled to make sure Aloe was safe, and all it said was you shouldn’t ingest it while pregnant. So as long as I resit the urge to swallow it.. We should be okay.. But fyi.. If you do ingest aloe.. it turns your pee pink! i guess Aloe is a acne treatment when taken orally.. but I’m sure its in a pill form or something.. and I’m officially rambling now..

Anyway.. I leave you with some pictures of .. umm.. i have no idea when this was. But its the only pictures of us paddling that I have.. But they were at least a year ago, I think two…

(Thanks babe for filing the pictures so neatly..) This is from our camping trip in 2006. Silver Lake up by Brighton

Thanks for at least gasping a little when you saw my burn.. it does make me feel a little better that you care.. But it doesn’t make it hurt any less.. and doesn’t make me sleep any better.

Aaron has been taking NyQuil to help him sleep… but not me and baby.. we just toss and turn and pee all night.. because there is no way to avoid laying on some part of burned flesh..

Poor baby is probably so sick of my gasping and flinching every time I move. It’s probably kicking me in a bladder every time I annoy it.. which makes me have to pee more..

I’m pretty sure it’s already in control.. Welcome to the next 60 or so years of my life…