Pages

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Confessions...

...My birthday is coming up and I just don't really care that much about it. It's just another birthday. Granted, I admit that if my husband forgot or something? I'd be devastated. But birthdays just don't seem to be a huge deal to me anymore. Sure, it's fun to feel special and all--but, meh. I feel like once you become a mom it's more about your kids birthdays and big events than your own, anyway. Honestly? I just want to go shopping with my mom for maternity clothes (boring and lame, I know) for Spring/Summer, and maybe get some cute shoes and sandals or something.

...I'm sporting kiddie pigtail braids today because it's been an ungodly amount of days since I've last showered and properly done my hair. It's gross, really, but it takes way too much time do my hair right, and half-done hair on me is just....horrid.

...I fed my kid a flour tortilla with peanut butter spread over it last night for dinner because she wouldn't eat ANYTHING else yet was crying/whining about how hungry she was. Sometimes I just don't get toddlers, at all. But whatever. It was something, right. Protein? Carbs? Oh well.

...We've had swim class canceled the last two weeks and I swear my sanity depends on that little weekly shindig. So, maybe swim class is more for me than her? Or it just benefits us both. Yea. That.

...I have been about 19208102981x more calm and relaxed since taking my house off the market and I think house selling is not for the faint of heart. But, we're here for a year or more now, whatever it may be, and I'm fine with it. Totally fine.

...I have absolutely zero desire to work on potty training with Emeline until after we return from Disney. There is no way I want to spend my time in Disney running her to the potty and changing pee-clothes when I'd rather us just be enjoying the time there. I'm not interested in the mom-competition there seems to be about who gets their kid potty trained first, either. My kid isn't ready, she runs when I mention the potty, so I don't really wanna start until she's more interested. We've regressed a little in that area, but I'm not worried. It'll happen.

...I feel huge. And gross. I hate that, I want to feel cute, but I don't. I have popped in a major way this week, seriously. Everyone at my Community Group for church last night was all, "WHOA!" about it.  I torture myself and look back at my skinniest photos and already cannot wait to get back on weight watchers. Roughly 25 weeks, people. And I already have a 5K in mind that I'm doing as a goal post baby.

...I need nesting to kick in. My closets, drawers and cabinets could use purging/reorganizing, but I'll just wait until I get hit with that bug to do it. It's easier that way. Built in motivation. What? You know it's true.

What are you confessing?

25 comments:

  1. I was the same way about my birthday, my husband organized a babysitter and we went shopping for maternity clothes for the day and that was fine by me!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love that you and I are on the same confession page today:) ANd my hair is in the same state? It's exhausting being a mama, and gair is the least of our concerns I figure. Pigtails will work.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I hear ya on the potty training, and my son is only 16 months. I only know one other mom where we currently live and she started her daughter at 18 months and all she does is brag about it. I know my son isn't ready and I'd rather have him not messing all over the furniture thankyouverymuch. Good luck when you do start!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Girl I am so not ready for the potty training days, at all. And KP is the same way RUNS from the potty. She's stood ON her potty and peed all over the lid and stood beside it and peed on the floor but never in it. So yeah, there's that. Totally don't blame you for waiting till after Disney. As for birthdays? Yeah, right there w/you. Mine this year? So lame. I had a fun evening with friends planned for like a month and then 2 days before we had no sitter so J and I went to dinner just the two of us and it was perfection.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Chin up buttercup! You are one of the most gorgeous pregnant women out there. I know this becuase I see your instagram photos. True story.

    When are you going to disney? We are going April 20.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love these. Why do you say what I am always thinking?

    Especially the birthday part. Nobody else can not care about it of course, but sometimes I just don't... not as much as I used to!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I confess that Connor had 3 (yes, THREE) chocolate chip muffins for dinner Monday evening because he refused to eat anything else, yet he was starving.

    Oh - and last week, I had a lady tell me that she potty-trained her daughter at 10 months. Ugh. First of all, whatever! Second of all, NOONE cares! I'm over the mom competition on everything. And I am convinced that the people who 'compete' in that arena are just making it all up anyway!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Well if it's any consulation, I think you look great!

    Mia was all over using the potty in the fall and then started the running thing and then over the weekend she started using it again. I feel strongly that they'll go when they are good and ready. Our ped has said this from the beginning and it's certainly proving true!

    Confession:
    I haven't been to the gym in a week and a half. I likely won't return until next week. My excuse - painting and the weather. I don't want to go inside to work out when I'm inside all day most days. So outside play time and walks it has been.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wait til you turn 30, then birthdays are really down hill from there - joking, but I know what you mean.

    And I totally didn't put it together until now that you are in swim class with Avery & my sister! I knew my sister said she saw Lauren and I didn't even think about it! DUH! The previous sessions that they took were on Tuesdays but of course I waited until the last minute and Tuesdays were all full through DARC but for some reason CC night school had a few openings on Thursday. So there they are! I wish I could take her but the only swim class that is offered on Saturdays is through the Y and it is expensive. But I do appreciate how tired she is after class, and even the next day.

    And you are one of the best looking pregnant ladies I have ever seen! Don't be so hard on yourself.

    ReplyDelete
  10. ITA about potty training. I'm in no rush. Carter was doing great for a bit, but then he was plagued with the stomach bug THREE TIMES. Poor thing! #3 is just ending so I hope that's it and we can get him going again. He'll be 4 in July so hopefully he's trained by then. I'm sure he will be.

    Brynn? I won't even consider starting for another 6 months or so. For my own sanity. I just don't care.

    Oh and PS? I'm sure you don't look "huge" and are just simply adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Found your blog from E's--I love it! I hear ya on so many of these. Birthdays... not showering... just feeding the kid whatever the kid will eat. I laughed out loud picturing your little girl "running" from the potty. Ha! I will enjoy keeping up with your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I agree on the birthday thing to the fullest. I can't wait to start swim class with Khari, I started PT Khari, because she seemed interested and I didn't want to lug cloth diapers on vacation at the beginning of June. Had she resisted I wouldn't have pushed it, but other than her obvious interest (she had started telling us when she needed to potty or taking of her diaper after. yeah GROSS)that was a BIG reason for starting. Although I am excited and proud of her I hate when people BRAG about it. ALL kids are different and my son didn't fully PT until almost 3. I have a friend who when someone criticizes ANYTHING about her says well my DD PT'd at 16 months by herself before she could walk so she is smarter than your kid! Youtube SNL Penelope and that is her haha. Oh and my kids eat oatmeal for at least 3 dinners a week.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I confess I miss swimming as much as you :) I'm pretty sure it's not the swimming I miss but 2 lovely ladies there that we happen to adore :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. You're sounding perfectly smart about the Disney/potty training thing. We've also regressed a little. Seems like each attempt I make at "potty training" she makes a little progress, but loses interest then and it's all Peter and I pushing her and reminding her to go. I figure with all these little training "sessions" she'll eventually come around and want to do it more intrinsically. I'm hoping anyway. But yeah, potty training in Disney World sounds way less fun than roaming around relaxing. :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Potty training is so dependent on the readiness of the kid. My DD is totally potty trained and has been since 17mos when she started telling me she needed to go potty, but my nephews who are 2 weeks younger than DD are nowhere near ready. just go with your gut. don't let anyone else try to convince you otherwise. I had no intentions on even trying until DD was 2, but she had other plans.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'm pretty sure I'm waiting until after 2 to really get going on the training .. unless by some act of God, Eva suddenly decides she's ready and makes it very apparent. I'm just not interested in the battle at this point when I feel like it will be futile.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I just hit the really feeling fat stage too. I caught a glimpse of my bare arm in the Target window today and quickly regretted my Chik-fi-A lunch. Everything sort of bloats and dimples. It's hot.

    Are you getting a double jogging stroller? I know the pounds melted off me with the single - I'm sure the double will make it even easier!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I don't think the mom competition ever ends so might as well get out now and not stress :) You are an adorable pregnant lady! Post a belly pic and believe every compliment!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I think you are for sure one of the most cutest preggos!!! Undeniable! Also, I don't want anything to do with potty training yet. She just turned 19 months, and when we set her on the potty, she will sit for a minute, but then just start to whine...so, yea. Not fun. She isn't ready.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I need someone who needs to nest to come organize my house!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I feel that way about my birthday too, and I just had one. I totally understand though.

    And yes, NO rush on the potty training. K has gone pee pee off and on but has NO interest in numero dos so... we're taking our time too.

    And, even if you've popped you are super cute!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. I feel that way about my birthday too, and I just had one. I totally understand though.

    And yes, NO rush on the potty training. K has gone pee pee off and on but has NO interest in numero dos so... we're taking our time too.

    And, even if you've popped you are super cute!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh man, DEFINITELY hold off on the potty training until after Disney. You'll have enough going on while you're there--don't need to worry about that on top of things. Also, if she is running away from you when you mention potty? It's probably an indication she's not ready. ;) No need to rush--it'll be much better when she's 100% ready. Then it'll happen way more easily.

    I didn't have to do much with Aidan's training. He got trained at his daycare!

    ReplyDelete
  24. You rock mama pigtails better than anyone I know, own it girl :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh Confessions:) Thanks for being so honest & real. Love your heart.

    ReplyDelete