Friday, May 22, 2009

Dear Blog...

Today you have the honor of displaying my To Do List. I realize that as a blog, you have much higher literary expectations. You may even feel as if you are being demoted to a simple pencil and paper tool. I cannot blame you for feeling let down, blog. Your technology far surpasses that of simplicity. You are a vessel, sailing on the river Internet waving at the passers by on the shores. To fly the flag of every day tasks can seem demeaning. Please blog, feel no shame as you translate this binary code. Do not think of it as a simple task list. Think of it as your opportunity to represent the voice of Domestic Engineer's everywhere. Nay, do not shed tears of disappointment! Your unique voice shall carry an important message worldwide! Let the pride of American representation surge through you!

Sincerely,
Your Author.


TO DO:

Family is nigh! And I must cleanse the home! Its actually in great shape, but I want to be sure all is good...

1. Clean out and organize pantry.
2. Fold and refold blankets and sheets.
3. Wash Rugs.
4. Swiffer floors (bathroom, kitchen, and the hearth.)
5. Dishes.
6. Sweep/hose down deck
7. Sweep/hose down front walk path and driveway.
8. Clean the boys room (ACK!)
9. Cut fresh roses.
10. Dust.
11. Bedroom dresser.
12. Do a few loads of laundry.

I did some extras too! I showered *gasp* and I watered the lawn and new bushes! Go me! Oh, and I changed the sheets on our bed... and in the babies crib too. Now I am pacing....



Red represents in progress or finished! Cannot wait to see my Daddy!


*ahem*

Dear Author,

You are full of shit.

Sincerely,
Blog

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

(Copied from my post on Pregnancy.ORG)
I decided to sign up for every baby related product I can possibly think of. I want to see how many coupons, samples, and freebies one can actually get from signing up on these websites! Join me on my journey!

DISCLAIMER! I am in no way affiliated with or promoting any websites for personal gain or otherwise! These are just helpful links to help all moms save some money and get cool free stuff!!!

What I did:

*I only signed up on the actual company website for the product. NEVER EVER click on the "sponsored links". Those are all phishing websites that put adware on your computer.

*I unclicked the "recieve offers from other companies" box whenever available. It just leads to more spam in your inbox.

*I never ever fill in the phone number box... its hardly ever a required thing, and I dont need sales people calling at dinner time! Only exception was if I signed up for a reputable sweepstakes.

*I signed up for every "Newsletter". It may fill up the inbox, but you never know what they might send!

*If available, I also signed up for the cataloges. Something fun to look through at least, and now they have my addy to send me free stuff!

*Safety First! If anything looked suspicious or a little OFF, I did not sign up... I want to get a good idea of whats available, but I am not crashing my computer to do it!

*Check out your local grocers websites too! Some of them have baby reward programs.

*Some sites don't offer a "promotion" type section, but its still available! You usually just need to create an account by clicking the "Login" button. But don't do it if they ask for Credit Card info! (unless you are buying something).

*Many of these sites have printable coupons (pretty good ones too!) so dont wait around for them to mail you something! Print that off! The Sites I checked out:
Huggies
Pampers
Playtex
Evenflo
Gerber
Johnson&Johnson
Medela
Lansinoh
Enfamil
Similac
Graco
California Baby
Playskool
Beechnut
Avent
Aveeno Baby
Tide
Luvs and THIS
MunchkinThe Bump (a rewards card)
Carters
Motherhood Maternity
Fisher Price

If anyone has any more companies they can think of let me know! I will check em out and add the link here!

Hope this yields some good results!

I will update my blog as I recieve any freebies, coupons, or what have you's! Hooray for a project!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Please come clean my bedroom! I have so many things I need to do in there before my family comes... ugh.
MIL is coming today to help wrangle the baby while I get down and dirty, thank God. That will be so helpful. But where am I gonna put all this stuff? I have clothes i need to save, clothes I need to chuck, clothes i need to put away and ones I need to hang... what a nightmare! So I will quit blogging and get busy.... right?

Monday, May 11, 2009

So I am starting to get really excited about the pregnancy now. NOT that I wasn't thrilled before, lol. But it is really becoming real now and I am starting to daydream about holding another little tiny! Plus the little flutters and bumps are making it feel so much more real too...

I am getting a little nervous about my appointment too. A month ago I had this weird lump show up behind my ear (kinda right at my hairline). The first night it was there, my neck was sore and it was painful. The next morning there was no pain at all, but it seems to be growing every day. Its not huge by any means, but still there. And, since its appearance, I have been having frequent headaches that start at my neck, kinda like the base of my skull, and climb up the left side of my head, which is the same side the lump is on. I pray it is nothing, just a cyst or something stupid like that. Lord, please let it be something insignificant. When I was 4 I had a tumor removed from my neck. It was benign, however it did cause me to lose my short term memory. Scary to think it could happen again. 4 years of memories isn't too bad, but 31? oh the very thought makes me sick.

And of course, I worry about the baby the most. If this is something serious, how will it affect the pregnancy? What if I need to have chemo, or surgery? What if I have to choose my life or the baby's'? These are choices no Mom should ever have to make! So I need to quit thinking the worst and just hope for the best. Easier said then though....

Friday, May 8, 2009

I do not think I have ever been prouder in my whole life. My Son is at the top of his Kindegarten class, reading at a third grade level, and will most likely be picked up for gifted classes next year! OMG! He is soooo smart! I am overflowing with so much love and amazment for this little boy!
Mind you, when he entered K he could not read or write. He would scribble his name barely, but thats it. He soared past his peers to come out on top. He even survived a short period of crazy beahvior and general troublemaking. Still he comes out on top!
Wow, my boy is gonna do just fine! Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Today my beautiful baby boy turns 6 years old! I cannot believe that 6 years ago today I was holding my firstborn in my hands. What a beautiful day that was. And 6 years later I love him more than I ever thought a person could love!

Happy Happy Birthday my Angel! And I pray that you will have 100 more long, beautiful, and healthy years ahead of you!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Ack, so I have this funky itchy rash on my arms, and sometimes on my feet (it kinda comes and goes. ) Among with it, I have very achy joints. Especially my hands and wrists. Its not horribly painful, just incomfortable enough to make me nervous though.

And the interwebz...they lend no solace. I think it may be Fifths disease! Which has a 50/50 chance of hurting the baby!!!!! I am so nervous right now... please call back doctor!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Damn Dog....

Ugh! She is a miserable cuss on the leash. Miserable. I cannot stand to walk her. Andy is no help. He never even makes an attempt to walk her. So I am gonna be 8 months pregnant in the dead of winter walking some ungrateful mutt that just wants to go hump all the male dogs. Hell, it could be the female dogs too... I dunno. Getting her fixed better help, cuz if not, I am at a loss.

Its friday, I am grumpy, and I know Andy wont be home for a long time... he hasnt even answered back any of my texts today. Lovely. Fuck this day.

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