Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hidden Talents-The Braid Master

Well, I guess my dear husband has been hiding a talent from me for quite some time! I also suppose his talent can be credited due to the fact that he had 4 little girls with whom to practice on at times throughout the last 28 years. Mesa came and wanted her hair braided which I was happy to do but told her it would have to wait until i was feeling a little less tired so she turned to Rick who immediately agreed to the task. I wasn't expecting much however was pleasantly suprised when it turned out to look quite good. See for yourself! Compliments welcome!Why is she such a poser? Not my idea for her to pose like this!

Lets see...what else has been happening? Well, only one other thing of worthy note as far as I can remember. Yesterday Blaze and Mesa were in a cross country race and Mesa came in 4th in the girls and Blaze came in 8th. They both love running. Blaze wanted to wear these shorts to school which he had worn for the last 5 days in a row pretty much and when I told him to change he said, "but these shorts make me run fast!" No further arguments from me. Well Blaze, those aren't your school shoes so go change into your school shoes please, "but I can run faster in these shoes!" again, no further arguments from me. This morning however it was "Blaze, those aren't your school shoes. Go change please" No further arguments from him.
I swear I had thought of a couple things earlier that were blog worthy but I've forgotten what they were! Doh! I hate it when that happens! I'll definetly check back in if that changes.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Game of Life

Last night I made $1.33 million dollars and ended up living in a country estate. Nice way to end a long long day I must say! I was an athlete for a night and I got married, never had any children but somehow ended up with a grandchild. Go figure? Actually Blaze wanted to play a game so I volunteered even though I'm pretty much a lame-o when it comes to playing with my kids. I have to say I haven't had that as a strong point even from the time they were wee things. Why? I don't know, but I thought what the hay and we played a round. Well I'll be darned if I didn't really enjoy myself! I think the most gratifying thing was knowing that I was spending time with my cute boy and not sleeping. hahaha
I wanted to put this cute pic in of him when we lived in Poway. Its one of my faves for sure. Rick found this hat somewhere and brought it home for Blaze.
This of course is my funny man trying to look as cute as Blaze. Hmmmm, I don't think he succeeded even though IS pretty darn attractive! hah!

I have to tell something else that Blaze said to me. So I've had this problem tooting ever since I've been pregnant. I know, that's totally embarrassing to say but Blaze says to me "Mom, do all pregnant ladies do that alot?" I laughed because I realized that he has noticed a difference between the way I am now and the way I used to be! I told him yes that I think so. Maybe I should try to control myself a little better around my kids eh? I wouldn't want them following my example! Anyways, now that I've totally embarrassed myself....

Go play a game with your kids! You'll have fun.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The woes of pregnancy

Well, I want to thank Robyn for her comment on my last post. That made me feel better. They probably are wrong and I've decided that even if it is true, a sumo baby is better than no baby at all right? I've felt like crap today. I woke up in the night like I do every single night and was awake for 2 1/2 hours. Yuck. Then this am went visiting teaching and was seriously so tired I kept closing my eyes to rest. Came home and had a little lunch which consisted of a sloppy joe (homemade cuz you cant buy sloppy joe mix here and besides homemade is sooooo much yummier!) and then had a nap. I must've been seriously tired cuz I actually slept! That NEVER hardly ever happens to me! Sleeping in the daytime? What is that? Then it took me forever to even feel awake after that. I hate that feeling. The other day I went to get my glucose test done and the lab tech says, 'you can't do that today'. I'm like 'what!?' She says you have to be fasting and I say 'but I am fasting already!' She then explains that they only do those tests first thing in the morning and asks how long I've been fasting for. I couldn't even tell her because I just burst into tears so upset that I have to fast for 8-12 hours before the test! I'm saying, not on your life! Inreality it had only been abou an hour since I'd had an apple but I was so hungry already! So emotionally, I WAS fasting. She tries to get it out of me why I'm doing the 2 hour test anyways if the 1hour had fine results and I couldn't even tell her I was so emotional. All I could say was I can't do the test at all and that I would talk to my doctor. What an idiot I am! Total basket case eh? Crying because I can't take a gtt when I want to!
Yesterday I went to Myer where Jes works and got her to do my foundation cuz I reckon I need to start wearing some. My complexion seems awful these days. Really splotchy and just not smooth and peachy. Well, she put on this awesome stuff and I thought I looked fabulous! Jes is so cute and I love having her and Nick around. They are a pleasure. I'm secretly hoping they decide to have a baby soon! hehehe They're really good with the kids and Jes and I work right beside each other in the plaza so its nice to go out to lunch every now and again.
The smooth peachy complexion I got thanks to Jes and her $66 foundation
I'm going to buy some but not until I run out of the sample she gave me to try at home. It costs $66 a bottle! Yikes, I have to feel rich before I go for it. It doesn't take too much to perk me up these days tho. I feel so drab and huge and just bleck that the littlest thing is like Wow! I also got some new lipstick from Avon. 3 for $10 and I'm wearing a new colour in the pic. So yesterday was really my day. Today? not so much.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Big babe on the way?

Ok, I am freaking out here. I just got home from an ultrasound. The last one I had was about 19 days ago. 19 days ago baby was 8 days ahead growth wise. Today? Oh my, 16 days ahead of schedule! I'm really really hoping that the tech has made a mistake of some sort, but at this rate I'm gonna have one huge baby on my hands! NOOOOOOOO!!!!! I have another scan in 12 days. My glucose test came back as normal. But now I have to do a 2hr test to make sure. Gestational diabetes is the main cause for a big baby. My babies have never been big. 7lb4, 7lb13, 7lb14. And not in that order either. Guess how much this baby weighs already? 2.2kg which if I calculate correctly is a whopping 4lb14. And it still has 9 1/2 wks to go till full term! Please do NOT let me have a big baby please please please!

Monday, April 13, 2009

This is what I feel like or at least what I will feel like by the time the kids go back to school. It is only day one of term break holidays and the kids and I are home alone. Stranded because Rick has taken the car as his is broke down...again...On one hand I would like him to beable to have a newer more reliable work vehicle but on the other hand I don't know if that would be good because how long will it stay nice inside and out? He's been using my car quite a bit lately because of the weather-who wants to drive around in a topless car when its raining cats and dogs right? And today I noticed a nice big dent in the passenger side on the back quarter. Thanks Rick. I know it was just an accident but still! Grrrrr.

We are actually going to have to buy a 7 or 8 seater very soon as not only are we adding one to the family permanently but my sissy is coming for a 4 month stay as well.

So far the only vehicle that sticking in my head as a possibility is the Prado by Land Cruiser. Cars are really expensive over here so a brand new one is definetly out of the question but it will not be more than 3 years old. Besides, brand new cars lose probably 25% of their value within the first little while anyways right?

Well, any ideas of what to do with the kids while on holidays would be much appreciated. Please help keep me from losing my sanity! What little of it I have left.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

4D Scan

Ok, it's official! Baby Miller has a miller chin I think! You can't really tell in these photos but I reckon its there. The pics didn't turn out so good because the baby wasn't facing outwards but rather towards my back. He said to come back in 2 weeks for another go. It was so cool. The baby kept opening his mouth and nodding his head. At one point it looked like a sneeze and made me laugh. I'll post a video next week but we don't have the video yet cuz we gotta take our USB port in and he'll t-fer it all on there.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

29wks and Counting down

I don't have much time right now. But I'm getting in trouble for not posting any pics of my tummy so I had Rick take these a few min ago. Enjoy. 29 weeks 2 days. I can't wait to meet the little ragamuffin. He's so active and crazy in my tummy! I go to bed feeling him kicking around and wake up to the same thing. Last night he got the hiccups. That was funny. I get a 4D ultrasound tomorrow. So look for pics of that coming soon. Ok, will these pictures finish loading already? I have to go to the store and then to...oh good their done.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Driving me crazy

Hi All. Its been a while I must admit. I guess my life is pretty boring. My friend Megan from SD just told me that I need to get more stuff on here about baby. Things I'm doing to prepare for the new arrival which if I have my way will happen in 9 weeks. So in order to prepare for the lil' bundle I've discovered ebay thanks to Kelly. She started it all by bidding and winning some baby clothes from and Aussie seller and had them sent to me. They are soooo cute and in such great condition. Brand new condition and they are so teeny! They are all boy clothes so I'm hoping to be able to use them! She really is taking a gamble but what a good deal she got on them and so I decided that I would start looking on ebay for all my major purchases. Things are so darn expensive over here especially when it comes to those big necessities. So far I've gotten a crib, swing, stroller and a diaper bag (brand new) and only spent $298. The diaper bag itself is a Kapoochi bag which retails for around $80 was only $1.25! How that for a deal? My first ever ebay purchase/win. Now that's something I can definetly get into! So tonight I'm hoping to win a car seat. Keeping my fingers crossed.
As for other life, been working quite a bit. I also spent 3 days cleaning up the yard. It took so long because I can only do a couple hours each day and the lawn tools kept going wrong. Grrr. Baby's quite active. It's also measuring 8 days ahead so obviously thriving in its little home. The weather has been crap here. Raining cats and dogs for over a week now. Major flooding going on here. And leaks in our house? Well, we have more than a few when it torrential downpours. Speaking of the phrase "raining cats and dogs", does anyone know where that phrase came from and why? Well, being the studious person I am (hah) I just looked it up and there are actually abour 4 or 5 different suggestions but it seems as though the one that makes the most sense is that back in 17th and 18th century England it would rain so much that often you would see dead cats and dogs flowing down the hillsides and filthy streets. Yuck.