Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tagged again!

See...this is what happens when I start blogging...I get tagged! lol

Shawna Taylor tagged me, so here I go. :)

These are the rules to play blogtag:
List 5 weird things about yourself or your pets.
Tag 5 friends and list them.

Those people need to write on their blogs about 5 weird things, and state the rules, and tag 5 more people. Don't forget to let the people you tag know by posting a comment on their blog! Here are my weird things:

1. It freaks me out to think of an unborn baby (especially mine) by her name yet...Seems like it is tempting fate to come and mess with me. I'm superstitious, I know.
2. Similarly, red and white flowers alone freak the crap out of me. Red and white flowers (without any other colors mixed in or greenery or whatever) mean death, so I get a little jumpy and nervous around Valentine's when it seems like red and white flowers are everywhere. hmmm...seems like I'm telling you that I'm superstitious. I blame it on my mom. ;)
3. I get all giggly over stupid things. Double entendres crack me up--there's nothing better than hearing someone say something completely innocently and just thinking to myself about what was just said. hehehe
4. I'm way too emotional these days. I know that I'm pregnant and hormonal, but jeez! I seriously feel like I'm a little crazy, too. It's one thing to get weepy about dropping off a crying kid at school, but when AT&T commercials bring on the tears...come on! lol I'm missing my goofy giggly self. Maybe I need more sleep. hehehe
5. and I don't sleep. Not enough anyway. My arthritis comes with insomnia, and late pregnancy has made it worse. Did I mention that my preschooler isn't exactly a fan of sleeping, either? She's not--though she's been much better about it lately and is getting into a more normal schedules. Oh well...I can sleep when I'm dead, right?

So who am I going to tag...How about:
  1. Angela Spangler
  2. Michelle Adams
  3. Valerie Fowler
  4. Mari Koegelenberg
  5. Fee Jardine


So I mentioned that sleep is getting better for Maggie, right? She's been doing so good about sleeping in her bed all night. Her wake up time is somewhere between 5:45 and 6:10--still early, but MUCH better than 4am. MUCH. Personally, I think 7:30 or 8 would be the perfect wake up time for her, but she doesn't seem to have gotten that memo. Oh well.

Now we have the school battle. I don't get it. She enjoys her time there (it's really Mother's Day Out, but who's counting). She loves her teachers. She has fun. Yet every school morning, she's in tears and screaming when I drop her off. I know she's just trying to get me to do what she wants, but at least the tears don't stop as soon as I go around the corner--then I'd really feel like she was manipulating me. No, it takes her 5-10 minutes (according to the teachers) to get acclimated to being in a new place and get interested in doing something other than crying. Now she's started asking every morning, "Is this a school day? I don't want to go to school!!!" On the way to school, it's "I don't want to go this way!" I'm just worn out from the battles and I can't get my head around the best way to get her through this. So far, I try to stay calm and just keep following through without faltering or giving in. Still, though, I have cried my little eyes out several times as I'm leaving the parking lot alone. Have I mentioned that I'm hormonal and overly emotional these days? lol I don't remember being this emotional when I was PG with Maggie. Maybe it all goes back to the lack of sleep. I'm sure it does. lol

enough from me. Can't wait to see what those I've tagged come up with!

Friday, September 22, 2006

I've been tagged!

Okie dokie, Christine Smith tagged me, so here goes:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether or not they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal/blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.

LOL--I read Christine's post about the music she listens to, and my choices are amazingly similar. Since Maggie is in the car with me most of the time I'm in the car, whatever I'm listening to tends to be what she's listening to...

1. anything from Cinderella--Maggie's versions, though. She sings "Sing Sweet Nightingale" as "Swing, Swing, Mom's in jail."'s kind of alternative, right? lol
2. anything from the Backyardigans. Lately she's been on a "High Tea" ("tea tea tea, we'll have the perfect cup of tea so lift your pinkies pip pip cheerio!") and "Viking Adventure," which also features Tasha as a mermaid ("cause I'm not only beautiful, I'm EXTRA EXTRA tough!")
3. Breathe...ok, how sad. I don't even know who sings it. It's that "breathe, just breathe" song that's on the radio right now.
4. Shake your body--is that by Shakira and somebody?
5-7. dude...I stink at this. Seriously. Whatever else I listen to is on an alternative/pop station. Gone are the days when I could list song after song that I played and replayed.

I love music but just haven't had much free time to listen lately. When Maggie isn't in the car (because I have dropped her off at school), I often just listen to the blessed silence. Lately Maggie has been on a "WHY" kick--meaning that I get 20 minutes worth of "whys"...why did you say, "Come on, dude, to that car, Mommy?" Because blah blah blah, "But why did he do that?" I don't know blah blah blah "Why was that not a good choice?" because it's not nice to blah blah blah "but why..." You get the picture. I swear, the only time the kid isn't talking is when she's sleeping, and I think she talks in her sleep half the time, too! Funny, when she wasn't as verbal as some of her friends at 18 months, I was really worried. Oh, I wonder what I was thinking now. lol Not really--she cracks me up with her observations and questions and comments. SOmetimes the silence is nice, though.

So who shall I tag...

1. Darla
2. Angela Spangler
3. Val
4. Rachel S (isaac&iansmomma)
5. Kimberlee (scrapandsass)
6. Hilary G
7. Charlene (berekah)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I've got 4D ultrasound pics!!

It's been a while, huh? I'm a slacker, aren't I? We've been busy. :)

Maggie started school last week--Mother's Day Out, but it's kinda like school. She had a good first two days and then a weepy third day. This week, she cried every morning when I dropped her off, but she had a great time once she was there. And, believe it or not, she has NAPPED at school every day this week!! Yes, the girl who hasn't napped in 2+ months at home has napped at school. Can't believe it! Her teachers are awesome and so sweet. I'm sure she'll be fine once she gets through this initial adjustment period. :)

My fall work schedule started up again, too, so I've been trying to get my new schedule all balanced out. I work two hours during the week days, so on the days that Maggie goes to school, I'm trying to get it done when she's at school so that I can spend time with her in the mornings and afternoons once she gets home. Then I work Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights for two hours. I'm not crazy about the night hours--I barely get to talk to Chris once Maggie goes to sleep and I'm not getting much down time these days. I'll get it all worked out, though. :)

And on to the ultrasound info...we had a 4D ultrasound today. Boy, we have a pretty girl growing in there! (Hope that doesn't sound like my head is too big! lol but she's cute!!) Everything looks good. She's measuring about a week and a half ahead (I'm 28 weeks tomorrow), but that's about where Maggie was at this stage. I figure we'll have another 9 lb baby (2 weeks early!). :) Thank God for c-sections! lol So she's got cute chubby cheeks and full and pretty lips. At one point she even had her hand underneath her chin like she was posing for a picture or something. Boy, how lucky would I be if I got a baby who could already pose! lol

Here are two of the pics:

So we're smitten. :) Maggie is so excited about the baby. Hopefully her opinion won't change when the real baby is here. I have a feeling we'll be in for some issues about sharing Mommy, but we'll see.

enough from me. Have a good night!