May 31, 2009

Princess Magpie

Princess Magpie is changing so much lately. Learning new things in leaps and bounds. She has started sleeping without her sleep sac, she has started sitting up on her own, she has started holding her bottle, and she doesn't eat baby food anymore.

I am in no hurry for her to do new things. I know how fast it all goes and I know she will get there in her own time. She is in such a hurry to grow up, she gets bigger and bigger every day it seems. I don't mind if she takes her time meeting the milestones.

May 30, 2009

Saturday 9: Uninvited

Saturday 9: Uninvited

1. Do you mind people to show up uninvited? Depends on whether I have enough of everthing. It is for a dinner, I might not have enough food, then I would mind. But as long as there is enough of everything, I don't mind.

2. Last person you talked to on the phone? My best friend.

3. Last person on your missed call list? Prince Charming.

4. Who calls you the most? Prince Charming

5. What is your favorite song about breaking up? I don't know. I love all sorts of them: Careless Whisper, Crying, Yesterday, Love On the Rocks, November Rain, Are You Lonesome Tonight, The Great Pretender, How Do I live, I will always Love you, and more . . .

6. If someone sent you an unexpected gift, what would you like it to be? Stuff for my kitchen

7. Your classic rock station plays the top songs of all time. What is number one? I can't narrow it down

8. Do you live for today or tomorrow? I try to live for today

9. What movie villain scared you as a kid? I wasn't allowed to watch scary movies as a kid.

May 29, 2009

Friday Five

  1. I am doing okay. I have discovered that this baby does not like: pasta, rice, meat, and anything greasy. If I stick to dry snacks, fruits and veggies, I can avoid some nausea.
  2. I am soooo tired. I am having troubles getting all the things I have put on my list for housework done. I am slowly picking away at it though.
  3. I warned Prince Charming that the meals for the remainder of this pregnancy are going to get boring. I just don't have it in me to cook anything fancy or interesting.
  4. I am still loving our kitties. They are just sooooo darned cute. I love watching them ambush each other and play with each other. They provide hours of entertainment.
  5. I still have to take Princess Magpie's 10 month pics. I will do it today or tomorrow. I am just so tired, I find it hard to get things done. She is so amazing though. I love watching her giggle as she waves at us. I love the way she yells "Baba!" when she wants more food. I guess since she knows that her baby bottle is "baba", she figures all food is baba. I LOVE it!

May 28, 2009


I don't understand why people are so invested in how many kids that people have. When you have only one child, they never leave you alone asking you when you are having another child. They never stop to think about the fact that maybe you want another child but can't, or maybe you have chosen to pour all your love into just one child. Why do they give you those looks of disapproval?

When you have two kids, they smile their approval. You have succeeded and managed to have the perfect number of kids.

And then if you should decide to have more than two children, you are pushing it again. They look at you with confusion. Did you do this on purpose? Why would you do that? Why would anyone want more than two kids? They look at you confused and try to act happy for you, but fail.

And if you are crazy enough to want more than three, they feel no need to hide their disapproval. They whisper among themselves. They sit in judgment. They wonder if you know what birth control is for. How can you take care of this many children?

What I want to know is how is their business? Why do care? Who gave them the right to sit in judgement. If my kids are happy, healthy, and taken care of, who are they to decide what my limit should be.

I personally have decided. Three is enough for me, but God forbid the person who tells me it has to be enough. I love my kids. I am a good mother. I am there for them, I love them, I teach them, I care for them. Don't you dare sit in judgment of me and the number of beautiful children I decide to add to this world.

May 26, 2009


Yesterday, I spent all day tidying up for when my Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law stopped by. They were in town for an appointment and stopped by for 1/2 hour and I wanted the house to look good. It did, but I was tired.

Today, I went to get some blood work for my pregnancy done. AND it was stormy today!!! So I had to make my way all the way to the bus stop in the SNOW!! After I got back, I spent a few hours tidying up, because Prince Charming invited a bunch of people over for a Barbecue and I wanted the house to be presentable.

Yes, he invited them for a HUGE barbecue and it was too late to cancel and we are having a STORM. So now I get to people in my house. So after I finished tidying up, I started the cooking. I cooked for 2 hours straight, cooking two things at a time, not sitting down once. By the time I was done, I was too tired to enjoy it. When everyone left, I lay on the couch and fell asleep. I am so bone tired, I am overwhelmed. And as I sit here typing this, I know I have to get up again and clean up the mess from the gigantic barbecue that we cooked in the house.

May 24, 2009

Sunday Sum up

Still taking it easy at the moment. I am still sick but the Diclectin is helping a LOT. I hope to be back to normal soon. I have to get some blood work and stuff done on Monday, so keep your fingers crossed it all comes out okay. I will be so glad when this trimester is over.

The kittens are adorable. I love to spend time watching them playing together, tumbling over each other and then falling asleep.

Princess Magpie is eating like crazy these days. She must be going through yet another growth spurt. That girl has got to slow down a little. I am not ready for her to keep growing at this rate! She is 10 months old and wearing 18 - 24 months clothes.

Princess Belle is doing well. She is growing like crazy, but she has had quite a bit of really nice clothes given to her lately, so she can keep growing if she wants, I am prepared. She is such a tall slender girl. I swear she is going to look like a model when she grows up. When she becomes a teenager, I may just have to lock her up until she turns 21.

May 23, 2009

Saturday PhotoHunt - Plastic


Saturday Photohunt this week was Plastic. I am posting pics of Princess Magpie in her plastic bath and of the plastic item that recently changed my life.

When Morning sickness Attacks

Well yesterday, my morning sickness hit an all-time high. I was unable to eat or drink anything at all. I crawled out of bed and went to the doctor. He checked me out, told me I was dehydrated, and gave me a prescription for Diclectin. I am feeling quite a bit better today. All my muscles are sore from getting sick so often, but I am able to get out of bed, and I was able to eat a cup a broth earlier and keep it down, so I am beyond thrilled.

May 21, 2009


We got two little male kittens last night. I am so excited and I am madly in love with them both. They are the sweetest, cutest, most cuddly little guys I have ever seen! We named them Sylvester and Wiley after Sylvester the Cat and Wile E. Coyote in the Bugs Bunny show. Princess Belle picked out Sylvester (we had thought of Wiley and Taz). They are so cute, playing together, jumping on each other and then falling asleep together. I could just watch them for hours. I LOVE kittens. The first thing they did was climb up on my and sit on my chest and go to sleep together. later they treated Prince Charming to the same thing.

May 20, 2009

Note to Self::

Whoever called it "MORNING" sickness is a dirty rotten liar. All day, all the time sickness would be much more accurate! I am so sick, I can't even think about getting things done right now. Grocery shopping like this was about the worst experience EVER!

May 19, 2009

Rambling Thoughts

It is funny but even though we were trying to conceive for about 8 months, it feels like it happened overnight. It took us so long to get pregnant with Princess Magpie and we had a miscarriage a few months before that, so we expected this pregnancy to take a long time to happen.

I am 37 years old, it took us 5 years to have Princess Magpie, and I have PCOS. So when we decided we wanted to add one more to our family, we knew we had to try right away. We thought it would take at least a year and we figured even then we might have to go to a doctor for help.

Being blessed with this pregnancy so quickly took my breath away. It was unreal, like a dream. I keep thinking it will all go away and this won't be real. It is hard to believe that in January, my family will be complete. We will have our three little ones and I will be homeschooling Princess Belle with two under two years old in the house. It is going to be busy, and wonderful, and exhausting and full of laughter and fun.

I just need to have an U/S or a doppler to hear this little one, to know that this baby is real and we are actually going to get all our dreams to come true.

Not Me Monday (On Tuesday LOL)

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I absolutely DID NOT send Princess Belle to school with a healthy lunch and snack but nothing to drink, forcing her to drink from the fountain. I am a good mommy and I would never do such a thing. Nope, Not Me!

I certainly DID NOT tidy up the the bathroom and Princess Belle's room this morning and then sit on the couch and fall completely asleep! I am a busy mom, I have things to do. I would never waste precious Princess Magpie napping time by napping myself! Nope, Not Me!

I DID NOT buy sweet and salty snacks for myself and hide them away so I can satisfy my pregnancy cravings. It is much to early to be crazy for sweet and salty things. I would not hide such yummy things from the rest of my family. Nope, Not Me!

And this afternoon after having slept for 1/2 hour this morning, I DID NOT put Princess Magpie down in her seat to play and lay down beside her and fall asleep again for ANOTHER 1/2 hour!!!! I never nap during the day and I certainly do not nap TWICE in one day! Nope, Not Me!

And having given Princess Magpie a bath yesterday, I DID NOT decide she was so completely adorable that I had to take pics. I would never think of sharing them here! Nope, Not Me!

I also DID NOT give Princess Magpie a bath on the kitchen counter. I have a beautiful stand for that and I would not bath her on the counter so that it was easier to empty the bath. I would not do that! Nope, Not Me!

And please note, that I also would NEVER leave some Christmas lights around my kitchen window because it was too hard for me to get up there on the counter to get them down. I am decorating for Christmas in June, I am not a lazy bum who doesn't want to climb on my counter. Nope NOT ME!

May 18, 2009

I'm sore, but I'm okay

Here's the story. The night before last the dog woke up Princess Magpie at 3 in the morning. I was extra tired, so I got out of bed and went to go get her a bottle without putting on my glasses. I am pretty blind without my glasses and three steps from the bottom, I put out my foot to step on the floor, completely missing the last three steps. I landed on my hands and knees like I was crawling.

Today, I have bruised knees, sore wrists, a really sore back and really sore neck, but I have no cramping or spotting so I am sore but okay. It was scary though. I think I scared the heck out of Prince Charming.

My weekend has been lots of fun. It started off with Princess Belle getting sick all day and night and ended with me sore and Princess Magpie getting sick all day. Fun fun fun. I am looking forward to a somewhat normal day tomorrow. (I hope)

May 17, 2009

Puppy Byes

Well for too many reasons to mention, we made the decision and gave away our dog today. He went to a wonderful home with two little boys to play with. The man who came and got him was so sweet, it made me feel better about him going. He even promised to bring him by for a visit. It is sad and we (Prince Charming especially) will miss him, but this is for the best.

May 16, 2009

Saturday 9: Do You Think I'm Sexy?

Saturday 9: Do You Think I'm Sexy?

1. Who do you think is sexy? Patrick Swayze in the Dirty Dancing Era, Mel Gibson in Bird on a Wire, Brad Pitt in Troy, all sorts of people.

2. When does it become love? When you truly get to know who a person is on the inside.

3. Are you a good dancer? Nope

4. What magazines do you read? Magazines about Parenting, Decorating, Diet, and Recipes.

5. If you could have any name, what would you call yourself? I would call myself the nickname that Prince Charming gave me.

6. Have you ever ridden in a limo? If yes, when? Nope

7. What is something you really like to do? Anything creative, spend time with my family, read, watch movies, cook great meals.

8. Last chance: Who wins Idol, Kris Allen or Adam Labert? I have no idea.

9. If you had to, what animal would you choose to be? A bird, so I could fly above the world and enjoy that feeling of absolute freedom.

May 14, 2009

Remembering Pregnancies

Pg with Belle
Pg with Maggie

As I look at those bellies and I look down, I realize that my body remembers being pg. I guess where it hasn't been all that long since I was pg, it is changing back quickly. I can see my belly shifting and changing and I am not even all that far along. I guess it is partly due to the fact that this is my third child (fourth pg), that I have been pg for parts of the last three years, and that there was a mere 8 months between pregnancies.

I am trying to get ahead on some things early in this pregnancy. I am however listening to my body and stopping when I get too tired. I just want to be sure that I have as much done as I can before I am unable to get anything done. Especially since I will probably be on bedrest at the end of this pregnancy again.

May 12, 2009

Well, I had good intentions.

My day started out great. I got some laundry done, I started cleaning the kitchen, I made some cheesecakes for Prince Charming, with full intentions of making gluten free cookies for Princess Belle. However, I made the mistake of taking a break from cleaning my kitchen while the cheesecakes were cooling. I figured I would cook myself up some nice fish and vegetables for lunch and then get right back at it. UGH, I have spent every second since laying on the couch trying not to get sick. My kitchen is still half-cleaned, my cookies still un-baked while my stomach wages a war with my insides.

Cool way to peel potatoes!

May 11, 2009

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I absolutely DID NOT send Princess Belle to swimming class wearing her swimsuit under her clothes and forget to send her brush, towel and underthings. I am a good mommy and I would never forget such things. Nope, Not Me!

I certain DID NOT get up this morning, so tired that when making my morning decaf I put in half the amount of coffee for twice the amount of water. I have been making coffee for all my adult life. I would never make a silly mistake like that. Nope Not Me!

And after having made such disasterous coffee, it DID NOT take me all day of drinking this coffee, wondering why it was so bad, to realize what I had done to my coffee to mess it up. I am a coffee lover, I would never drink such sludge. Nope, Not Me!

I DID NOT get my pregnant butt up this morning and finding myself exhausted and contemplating naps decide instead to attack the disaster of titanic proportions that is Princess Belle's room. Nope, Not Me!


It is funny how being pregnant colors everything, every part of your day. It is pouring rain outside today. I am exhausted from cleaning Princess Belle's room and I still have to clean the kitchen and make supper. And as I sit here taking a breather with Princess Magpie, all I can think of is that the reason I am so worn out is that I am growing a little person inside me and that takes a lot of energy. (It isn't because of the full basket of laundry, full garbage bag of ripped up paper and the like I pulled out of Princess Belle's room, or because of how very heavy Princess Magpie is to carry up to bed. That's not why I am tired I swear!)

I am conscious when I eat that I want to eat good foods for the baby. When I made coffee, I made decaf. Everything I do is done with this little thought of a brand new baby inside me.

I have other thoughts too. How does a person with three children ever go grocery shopping? How will I keep this gosh-darned dog out of two babies stuff? Can I still rock Princess Magpie before bed if I have a baby to take care of? How do you do this whole parents of three thing? I guess it would have been good to figure this out before I was pregnant, but oh well, when have I ever done things the easy way. I have nine months to figure this out. I am a pretty easy-going adaptable parent, I am sure it will all work out.

May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!!

I am so content with my life right now. I am truly blessed. I have new wonders on the horizon and wonderful people around me. I am lucky enough to be homeschooling my daughter starting in September, and I can't wait. I am forever blessed to be pregnant again.

My wish for all you Mother's out there today is that you feel blessed in your life. May your life be filled with love and happiness.

On a side note: My little blessing is making me extremely tired these days. I have so much I want to accomplish and all I really want to do is nap on the couch.

May 9, 2009

Here is the test

We did it!!!

I am pregnant! I took the test and before both lines came up at once in seconds! I am so excited and thrilled and happy and speechless! OMG, we did it and it didn't take five years this time!

I already am experiencing morning sickness. Which is surprising because I have never had it this early in my previous pregnancies. I like that because is means my hormones are strong and working their mojo.

May 7, 2009

I did it!! I did it!! I did it!!

I sent in my application to homeschool, it is done. And after having talked to Paul at the HSLDA and Bill at the Board of education, I am feeling confident that I will be approved. Woohooo, this is really happening!!!

Random Notes

  1. Princess Magpie has started eating finger foods! She loves teething biscuits and she had a slice of toast for breakfast! I am so proud of her. She was having gagging issues with Stage three baby foods, but someone mentioned to me that sometimes going straight to finger foods is a good idea and it worked!

  2. I am almost ready to send in my homeschool application. I will keep you updated. I am going with the curriculum I wanted. I like the flexibility.

  3. I still think I may be pregnant. I wish I could test!!!! I woke up really sick this morning, but it eased off.

  4. I am feeling super-content with my life right now. I have two great girls, a great husband and I will be starting homeschooling soon.

  5. I am making arrangements that if I am pg, I will have someone arranged to come stay with us to help out for the last few weeks if I end up on bedrest as I usually do.

  6. I told Prince Charming that the best thing about homeschooling is that if I end up on bedrest, I can homeschool in my bed. LOL

Princess Magpie prefers to eat in her carseat instead of her high chair. Weird, huh?

May 6, 2009

In the Spirit of Oversharing.

As I continue on my quest to not over-analyze ever single little thing and failing miserably, I thought I would let you know that I still have not tested to see if I am pg yet. I will share all the details you didn't want to know and so I will tell you that I did however get sick today and I had to change my pants after I didn't quite make it to pee on the potty. Oooops. How embarrassing! And in order to heal that embarrassment, I share it here. Go figure. So, either I am pregnant or I have a flu. Cross you fingers that I am pregnant or at least, that I don't lose my mind in my two week wait. LOL

And for those of you who know about charting: My ttc chart -

Eavesdropping on Her Fun

Sometimes when Princess Magpie is in her crib awake, I like to mute the sounds of the house and sit on the couch, with my head leaned back and just listen to her. I love the little conversations she has with "Dada" and the little growling noises she makes at her toys, and the little grunting noises she makes when she is trying to move around the crib, or her sound of satisfaction when she turns on her Ocean's Aquarium. It is beautiful, and sweet, and happy, and calming, and wonderful to listen to my happy little baby, enjoying her world, all on her own, completely unaware that down stairs, Mommy is sitting quietly and eavesdropping on her fun.

May 5, 2009

Oh, now I'm a little sad.

The comedy world is a little sadder today with the breaking news that comedian Dom DeLuise has died.

DeLuise's passing was confirmed by a representative for his son, David DeLuise. No further details are known yet. He was 75.

May 4, 2009

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
  1. I am certainly NOT giddy to the point of being speechless that Not Me Monday is back and that MckMama and Stellan are back at home with their family. I always have lots to say and would never be rendered speechless. NOPE, Not Me!

  2. I am NOT in the Two Week Wait and counting down the days until I can test to find out if I am pg. NOPE, Not Me!

  3. I am NOT letting myself get my hopes up. I know that even though our "Timing" was perfect this journey can take me a LONG time. NOPE, Not Me!

  4. I am NOT desperately trying not to over-analyze every little twitch in my body to see if it is a symptom. It took us five years to get pregant with Maggie, I have deadened my hopeful heart and I certainly am NOT thinking about this at all. NOPE, Not Me!

  5. I certainly did NOT get up this morning and continue tidying my basement in my nightdress before even having breakfast. NOPE, Not Me!

  6. I have NOT been trying to talk Prince Charming into getting a cat. Our dog is a big enough pain in our butt, that is a drain to my days and is hopelessly abused by my children, I wouldn't think of adding another animal to our house. And I certainly do NOT wish I could go back in time and talk Santa into getting us a pet of the feline persuasion instead of the canine one. NOPE, Not Me!

  7. I have not held back on getting cool toys for our backyard because the all neighbour kids (I mean more the bigger kids than the little ones) keep coming into our yard and I am scared they would trash it. NOPE, Not Me!

  8. I am NOT sitting here yawning counting down the minutes until I can go to sleep. NOPE, Not Me!

Wow! Simply Wow!

Apparently Youtube has disabled embedding for this clip, so here is a link to see it there:

Some great posts I have read lately

I read this post Questions I Get Asked Most Often About Homeschooling, and her answer to the final comment, “I Could Never Do That—We’d Kill Each Other” really resonated with me. It speaks to thoughts I have had myself about homeschooling an ADHD child who is wonderful but sometimes difficult. I loved it. It reminded me that while you will have difficult days, "every day is another opportunity for you to help your child become someone (s)he is proud of."

I also read The Homeschool House Part 1 which talked about a family closet. I was truly excited by this post. I had never heard of a family closet but my mind started immediately working on how I could accomplish this in our house. The truth is, I have great difficulty tackling Mount Laundry and I truly believe creating a family closet will really help me to traverse this big obstacle in my life. I am so excited about this I can't even tell you. (I Know I get way to excited about organization ideas but what can I tell you? I am an organization freak in a disorganized house. Whenever I read of things that could to rectify that, I get excited)

May 3, 2009

Too funny!!

Conversations with a seven year old

Me: Princess Belle, why is there a plastic bag in the toilet? (trying desperately to figure out what sort of science experiment could possibly led to this.)
Princess Belle: I couldn't get the water out of it. (Of course, I should have known)
Me: okay and why was there water in it?
Princess Belle: I wanted to make an ice pack but I didn't know how. (freezing it never occurred to you?)
Me: And why is there half a roll of toilet paper in the garbage?
Princess Belle: I tried to clean it up.
Me: Oh, of course. (life is never boring when you have a seven year old around. LOL)

Judging Amy

As I mentioned before, I have been watching old episodes of the show, "Judging Amy". I didn't watch it when it was on and I have been enjoying watching it now. But then I found out that Amy was going to have a miscarriage. I was instantly nauseous. I suddenly found myself with four episodes on the DVR as I procrastinated watching the next few episodes, as if in some way, if I avoided watching, I could keep her pregnant, I could keep her from experiencing the horrible pain that I did and I wouldn't have to watch it. Now, I am not crazy, I know this is tv-land and none of this actually happened. And when it didn't happen was a long time ago. But I just couldn't get myself to watch the episode leading up to her miscarriage and I couldn't delete them and say I was just not going to watch them either. So this weekend, I watched them. I sat down and through my tear-soaked eyes, I watched her experience the most horrible thing that has ever happened to me. It was awful, but I did it. Now I will see her get stronger and move on. I live in hope that she will get pg again one day, but seeing as how I am near the end of the series, I doubt it. I have no idea why I chose to blog about this, but I am sitting here in a whirlwind of overwhelming emotions and I just needed somewhere to let a little of them out. So you were my victims. I promise to have some shiny happy posts sometime soon.

May 2, 2009

Saturday Photohunt - walking

When I saw the theme Walking, this week, I thought of pictures I had of Princess Belle walking when she was small. I thought of my favorite pics of Prince Charming holding her hand and walking away from me. But then I remembered this pic taken last week. It was perfect. This is Princess Belle walking down our little street, pushing Princess Magpie home from the park. I was with her of course, but it was sweet when she asked to push her sister and it was too funny when she started to panic that she had to turn the stroller and didn't know how.

May 1, 2009

Had to share

I have a headache again today. It sucks, and makes it hard to blog, but there it is.

I did want to share this poem that Princess Belle brought home today. Prince Charming read it and then shared it with me. It made me smile and so I thought I would share it with you. (I have to say, I have always loved Poetry. I can remember poems that I read as a child that still resonate with me today.)

My Teacher Sees Right Through Me

by Bruce Lansky
I didn’t do my homework.
My teacher asked me, “Why?”
I answered him, “It’s much too hard.”
He said, “You didn’t try.”

I told him, “My dog ate it.”
He said, “You have no dog.”
I said, “I went out running.”
He said, “You never jog.”

I told him, “I had chores to do.”
He said, “You watched TV.”
I said, “I saw the doctor.”
He said, “You were with me.”

My teacher sees right through my fibs,
which makes me very sad.
It’s hard to fool the teacher
when the teacher is your dad.