Friday, April 11, 2008

Cool Site of the Week: In the Motherhood

I am currently in a hotel room in a small town in Iowa (while my hubby gets looped at a family wedding reception) and FINALLY got Cora to go to bed in strange place after a looooong day ... even typing sounds too loud right now.

So enough with the witty prose, I'm cutting to the chase. Like Jenny McCarthy, Leah Remeni and Chelsea Hanlder? Check out this site and laugh your ass off. Nuff said! Each "episode" is commercial free and only 6 mins long so you can always sneak one in while dad entertains the munchkin. Its actually so funny you don't even need to be a mom.

For a quick hit, check out "Preachers, Panties and Policemen". And big ups to JMat for hooking me up. Now check it out so I can quiet down in here!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

PIF Update

Ok ladies - the four of you who played ball in my PIF. I need info.

Amy - you're good to go, got you covered
Ky - need your addy... I sent you an email but haven't heard from ya!
Sarah - ditto - need your addy to send your goodies!
Holz - I think I know where to find you.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Weight Watcher's Weigh In - Week Ten

Ok, so I had not been expecting much out of today. I had chicago-style pizza TWICE this past week and had not been counting points as closely as I should have for the first time since starting WW.

But, luckily the skinny karma was with me ...I weighed in and was down another 1.4lbs. That puts me over the 10lbs milestone (10.2 to be exact). I have another 5lbs to go to get to my first goal of 10% weight loss and then have 10 more after that so I need to get movin.

Speaking of moving I think that is what helped. I got on the treadmill 3x last week for 30 mins each, doing an alternating walk/run. I guess there is something to this exercise nonsense. Drat. So this is at least motivation for me to continue to knock myself out. Fab swimming suit, here I come!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

To The Highest Bidder

I called my mother this afternoon as a courtesy to let her know her only granddaughter was going up for adoption. I figured it was the right thing to do.

Today has been one of *those* days. Cora (we believe) is getting her first set of molars. Doctors say they can come in anytime between 10 and 16 months. This past week she got in her 4 "lateral" incisors (i.e the ones that come in after the first top and bottom front two). Now she's chewing on those rear gums like a monster, has been the most cranky she's been since our lovely venture into colic those first three months, has been vomiting (no fever), and has been constipated. She either had a very weird and feverless flu bug (it can happen) or she's getting those molars. My money's on the molars.

Today I could do nothing right. Both my child and my husband were less than pleased with me. (Note to moms everywhere - when your husband is changing the diaper of your screaming cranky child, do not come in and show him the "pee-on" ovulation test which you found under the sink and decided to use for fun by telling him its a positive pregnancy test. Bad move.) Cora did not want her favorite toy, she did not want her bottle, she did not want to play, she just wanted to be held. All the time. But not while I was sitting down. The only way to keep her slightly sane was to hold her and walk hot laps around the house. While hubby and I both agree this is not nearly as bad as "the early days" (she would have 10-15 min spurts of playing on her own on the floor) it still sucked.

So, knowing that I could not make my child happy, I did the only thing I could do. When we went to the local furniture store today to buy a non-wrought-iron-and-stone coffee table (bad parental planning) I suggested that he finally buy the theatre-style seating sofa with cupholders built in and dual reclining ends for his 62" TV in the basement. Yay wifey. I was back on the "good girl" list. So at least I got one of my kids to buck up. I'm still keeping the adoption agency on speed dial for the other....