Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Adult Truths

Adult Truths (Stolen from my friend Sara's blog)...

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?Please?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection... again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from
3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.

24. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Runs and Party Plans

I have resumed morning runs the past few weeks because it's just too stinkin' hot to be outside in the evening/afternoon.  So that means I am back to having my 10 month running buddy.  For some reason when I was pushing him yesterday my arms felt like complete mush.  It was like I was using an area of my arm that doesn't see much miscle-action.  Hum.  Ever happen to any of you all who run with jogging strollers?
I must say while I'm happy my little guy likes to "run" with me.  It's much easier to run when you can swing your arms.

The little guy now has 5 teeth and I think he's working on more because we're chewing and drooling up a storm.  And knock-on-wood-- he has never been one to get cranky when cutting teeth so I just find them sprouting up.

I am working on his first birthday party.  I was working on his shirt last night.  I think it's coming out pretty cute.  I'll share more details soon... (Side note:  Yes, I realize it's a bit silly to plan so much for a party he'll never remember-- I didn't do anything close to this when I turned thirty-- then again I had a two month old and little interest in celebrating-- so there.  Maybe it's a celebration as much for me and one I hope he'll think looks cool when he looks back at photos!) 

You want a hint... he's turning ONE... ha ha.  I know-- not much of a hint.  Check back.  : )

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

29 is the magic number

Sweet!  I picked the right age to have a baby... 29.  At least according to a poll I found referenced in this post.   The funny thing is... I agree with the writer.  I too thought I would meet my love in college, get married young and have babies young.  Of course this original timeline was also based on the perceptions of a teenager and thinking that 25 was pretty dang old!  Shew!

Instead I graduated, got a real job, bought a house on my own (another dream I'd had-- buying a first house with a spouse) and then met my hubby.  And after all of that... we still weren't ready for kids!  So here we are about to celebrate our 5th anniversary and we'll have an almost 1 year old!  But I wouldn't trade it for the world.  I didn't feel ready before.  And I think my age (now 30) will naturally keep me from having 10 kids.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Random thoughts

Oh my goon-ness (said likes it's spelled... that's the way I tend to say it after years of watching Annie as a kid)... it's been a while since I've had a real post, blog friends. Sorry.

So whats happening around here? A lot but not really much.

I have been running with a gal on Tuesday nights and Thursday mornings.  By mornings I mean we are at the park at 5:45am to run!  Did you know even the sun doesn't get up that early!  It was an especially beautiful morning this week with cooler temps and fog and a nearly full moon.  I know the iphone image did NOT do it justice but here goes anyway:

I have been doing my longer runs on my own on the weekends which is kinda nice too since I am always around people!  It's nice to have some alone think time.

So other random things on my mind these days:

Read yesterday that an Architect is the 7th most stressful job per some recent survey.  I agree.  And often wonder what I want a second career to be.  That said I feel like God keeps wanting me to stay in Architecture because I do zero marketing and keep getting calls for work!  I put in a proposal for a doing an architectural model with a company I have never worked for. If I get it, I may not be around much for a bit. I have to take advantage of naps and early bedtimes to work when I can.

How and when to wean my baby boy? I'm totally attached to it. Never thought I would be and now that we are coming up on 10 months the thought of ending our 4-times a day bonding time at around a year does not sound appealing. Then again neither does having a 3 year-old coming up and asking for booba. Oh and did I mention the kid is getting two big front teeth right now? Maybe why it's on my mind.  Oh and I would totally be up for baby numero two which would be another reason to wean since I still haven't started my period with all the nursing going on. 

Remember my little guy's nursery? Here's a refesher... it says "BABY" on four covered canvas'. Along with 4 teeth my little guy can now say Uh Oh, Mama, Dada, Duck, Nana, Night Night, Banana and tell you what a monkey says "ew ew ew". So yeah. Kinda hitting me he's also growing out of the baby phase. I think since he has a two-middle-name name I am going to use his initials in place of "baby." Hopefully it turns out cute and I can make that last a while until I grasp that he's an even bigger boy!

Oh, and working on planning my hubby's first Father's Day!  We're hoping to grill out with friends and I have a few other surprises up my sleeve!

So that's about it for today.  Any thoughts and comments are welcome! 

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Baby Must Haves

UPDATE:  Oopsie.  Started this post in March to give myself some think time.  Here goes even if something is missing.  Feel free to add extra thoughts in the comments!

Before I get too far into this parenting thing, I've had a few people ask me what my "must-haves" are for expectant parents and their soon-to-be babies.

Below is my list of items for babies 0-6 months.  There is A LOT of stuff you can add but these were the necessities in my opinion!

Must Haves:
Breast Pump (I like the Medela Pump In Style)
Baby Socks
A hat (to keep newborns warm regardless of the season), then a bigger one for the sun.
Mittens (for newborns get the thin kind so babies can't scratch themselves as they sleep 'til they get some hand control)
A play pen (for traveling and a quiet safe place for babies to play)
Burp cloths  (Our kid spit up all the time.)
Boppy Pillow (Used it less for nursing and more for all the other stuff they tout it for)
Nose suction thing  (Hospitals give you this and theirs work the best!)
Pacifier  (If your baby will take one-- they will prefer the first types you give them, so keep that in mind)
Nursing Bra and Breast pads (didn't really pre-plan this and sizing is hard but you don't want to have to rush out for this when you have a newborn).  Get a sports bra kind where exact size isn't as important to start with.
If you are nursing, get some nipple cream.  You'll need it at first.  Lettuce is also nice (ie- a big leaf of iceberg lettuce)

Nice to Haves:
Cheaters Swaddle (the kind that velcro)

Excersaucer (This was great to have when N was just sitting up so he could interact more and see what was going on)

Don't Really Needs:
For us, we did not/do not really use a baby monitor.  Our house is small and your ears are super sensitive as a new mom!  I would have gotten and would maybe even still like the video kind but the sound only is pointless.
For us, we didn't use a lot of onesies.  Even with an August baby we dressed him a bit warmer than just a onesie and preferred the sleeper kind with footies or the kind that is part of actual outfits.
Definitely don't need the thing that warms baby wipes!