Friday, February 25, 2011

We're so exciting.

It's Friday night. Time to go out, socialize, stay up late and do fun and exciting things, right?


Seth is doing homework. I am watching re-runs of Project Runway.
We had Mac N' Cheese for dinner.
And now that it's 10pm, I'm going to bed.

I've heard people warn pregnant women that once they have a baby their social life will become non-existent.
I'm not worried though. I think I've already reached that point.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Things I don't understand

1. Seth's Engineering homework
2. Bieber fever (How did this come about? I still haven't ever heard him on the radio...)
3. The appeal of running
4. Why people hate country music SO MUCH.

Seth thinks I need to add "the vital difference between soup and stew." This is because I use the words interchangeably because it's practically the same thing. Vegetables/meat in a liquid. The consistency of the liquid doesn't matter to me.
To Seth, it does. It matters deeply.
So I'll add this:

5. How Seth's brain works

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Half-way Mark

Today I am 20 weeks pregnant. The half-way mark.
Want to see?
This is from two weeks ago, the day we found out we were having a girl.
 And this is from today. I don't know what's going on with my smarmy expression.
Pregnancy highlights so far:
-Trying on three different skirts and still needing to safety pin one. Why don't I have any stretchy waistbands?
-Eating several meals a day. I feel like a hobbit.
-It is getting just a bit more difficult to move around. I shudder to think what it will be like by the end.
-I don't know what's happened to my brain. I keep realizing I've forgotten to do stuff. More than normal, I mean.

I just realized this may be kind of boring to some of you.
I suppose you'll just have to take that risk when you read my blog.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Birthday David

Look at this punk.
It's my one and only brother David and today he turns 15.

The only thing I can say about David is that everybody loves him. Everybody. Anytime anyone meets him for the first time, they always tell me afterward, "Your brother David is so funny, your brother david is so cool, I really like your brother David, oh I love that kid, he is awesome, blah blah blah."

All I can say is, I agree, but boy you haven't seen him after he's lost a game. Not pretty.

Happy Birthday David! Thanks for being a good brother. You're my favorite.
And I can't believe what a shrimp you used to be.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Katie!

Dear Katie,
Today you turn 18. This means you can:
1. Vote
2. Buy cigarettes
3. Go to night clubs
4. Get married without parental consent
5. Get divorced
6. Sue someone
7. Get sued.
8. Work longer hours
9. Book hotel rooms
10. Own a credit card
11. Gamble in a casino
12. Buy and drink alcohol
13. Rent an apartment in your name
14. Chew tobacco
15. Open a paypal account
16. Own a weapon
17. Be tried and convicted as an adult
18. Order stuff off the TV
But just because you can doesn't mean you should.
Trust me. All those crazy nights getting drunk....
Just Kidding.
Have a good birthday and enjoy being a legal adult!
I don't have any good pictures of you Katie. And it's all your fault. But doesn't this one make you laugh?

EDIT: Sorry about the alcohol mix-up. I put very little effort into this post and just googled a list to put on here. I figured if it was on the internet, it's got to be true. Does this prove I have never bought or drunk alcohol? Or just that I am ignorant?
Either way Katie, I don't think it matters for you that much. At least I hope not...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Thermostat


Seth has been doing this sneaky thing lately where he will flip the thermostat switch from "heater" to "off" without telling me.

And it is sneaky because the switch has been on "heater" since November. We adjust the temperature to turn the air on or off.

It seems his preferred time of the day to do this is just before he leaves to go do something.
This leaves me sitting at home and freezing for hours, turning the temperature higher and higher and desperately wondering why the heater is not turning on.
Then Seth gets home and he laughingly explains what he did.
I can assure you he is the only one laughing.

Please hurry up and get here summer. I need you before my husband turns me into a popsicle.

P.S. Seth just read this and is offended that I didn't include "why" he is being so sneaky. It's because I maybe possibly might have kind of burned dinner and needed to open the door to let in a little fresh air. 
But look, I only had the door open for 10 minutes, tops. 
And I obviously spent the next few hours paying for it. Maybe it's punishment for burning his dinner?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Baby Announcement

It's a girl!

It took me a few minutes to wrap my head around this, since I was absolutely convinced it was going to be a boy. Let's hope my mothering instincts get a little sharper.
Actually I was so sure it was going to be a boy that we had a name picked out already. (Charlie) I swear, the months it took for me to get Seth to agree on that name....all while he was suggesting names like Horatio.
So now we have to come up with girl names. Seth has already suggested "Brunhilda."

Yeah. Good thing I have 5 more months to figure something out.

We are having a little girl!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's Alive

Today, I felt the baby move.
At least, I think so. It may just have been lunch.
Also, it never occurred to me before how odd it is to be pregnant. There is a person living in me. A human being inside of my body. INSIDE of my BODY!! And it POKES me!
I hope I am not the only person to think about this. Or to be weirded out by it.

Tomorrow I will maybe find out whether the baby is a boy or a girl. Then I can finally start using appropriate pronouns instead of "it." 
That would be nice.

I feel the need to add that although I may have thought of this clip almost instantly after I felt the baby move, I do not think of my baby as a Frankenstein/monster.
And, pokes is a funny word when you say it several times in a row.