Thursday, October 23, 2014

Last Few Baby Items We Could Possibly Need

DUH.

This post is more for myself as a reminder but here are the things we don't have yet but might need in baby's first few months. Otherwise we are all set. Diapers are out, baby relaxing areas are ready (Pack n play, rock n play napper, swing...etc) and bags are PACKED.

Ours broke last time and we never bought a new one. I used the *gasp* microwave...

We need an additional one since my light sleeping son requires two. One to stay and one to travel? I wish we could find the one he has but I snagged it out of my parents' attic. It must be from the 80's but it is loud as hell.

Ergo Infant Insert. My friend MJ (THANK YOU!) offered me her Ergo after seeing my Instagram post and I think this insert will be perfect for the colder weather.

Need your feedback on this one. After having diastasis recti I think I could use the extra support. And after my fast food and ice cream consuming I need all the help I can get. (PS-This chick just made my top 10 people I would like to punch list)

Any Madeline book! Gotta girl up our library of kid's books.

You can never have too many of these right? Ford was a spitter (reflux) and I swear I was always doing laundry. These were my favorite brand.

Ford stole the one from the nursery. Ass.

I have been informed that CMC says they "frown upon" pacifiers. For a mom whose son nursed 40 minutes straight on one side (I had no idea what I was doing) I will bring my fucking own! First no nursery and now no pacifiers. I better see a significant reduction in cost to have this baby!

These look handy for all those "Bluetooth" AKA hands-free spots you lay down the baby. Anyone have one of these?

Out with the blue! I do have a white one in there now but white might get yucky.

I like these b/c it seems like the baby won't feel claustrophobic with a sheet smushed against their face. I had one the first go round but it was borrowed. Any favorite nursing covers?

I think that is it! I definitely feel prepared if I went into labor today since I know she won't be in her room for awhile but still might snag the pacifiers tonight!

xo,
Very ready (I think) (for a drink)
K

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

27 Things I Laid Awake Thinking About at 3:00am


1. Is that my son crying?
{His wind tunnel noisemakers are so loud sometimes I can't hear him with this new configuration. I hear phantom kid noises way too much. And when he does cry he screams into the pillow. Maybe I should get him a walkie-talkie, or teach him to text me. No, I don't want my kid addicted to technology}

2. Speaking of monitors how am I going to have two in the same house? Do I buy another brand for the nursery? Will they interfere? Will she wake him up? Will he wake her up?


3. Will she sleep?

4. What is the weather like tomorrow? {Checks Weather Underground}

5. Hmm, that's cool enough for pants and a long sleeve shirt, will a hoodie be enough or does he need a jacket?

6. Do I have any pants that fit to put on in the morning? Oh, those new Old Navy ones came in. But they need to be hemmed. Maybe nobody will notice...I already drop off at daycare looking like an Olsen twin. Damn they have so much money. Bitches.

7. Is that contractions or just Braxton Hicks? Or gas?

8. Where is my neck? And who invited this other chin?
9. What if Ford gets hurt on the way to the hospital? What if all these fall layered clothes make him pass out from heat exhaustion? What if he is always sweating at night because he has diabetes or something else wrong? He needs a flu shot.

10. I need to do a post about things I worry about. What will I use as pictures?

11. I cannot believe William and Grace in Asheville was sold out of that cute hat that my sorority sister used for her son. {begins google image search} Maybe I don't need a hat. But maybe I do. What if she has a huge cone head. {quotes from So I married an Ax Murderer fill head} Definitely no headbands.

12. Is that a roach? {no, its a sock Boudreaux carried upstairs}

13. I wonder if Max is going to take my car in today or just play clash of clans.


14. Should I get Starbucks or start working when I drop Ford off? I better do report first and then decide. Oh I have that 1:00pm meeting and a 2:30. Guess I'll take lunch at 4. Do we have lunch food? I need to drop off food for ________. Oh shit, we need to create a food list. Do people like bringing food? I live farther South, maybe its a pain.

15. God I hate the carpet in the TV room. I wonder how much hardwood floors are. But then I would have to buy area rugs. I hope my house isn't messy when people visit. I hope I can shower at some point in the next 6 months.

16. We still need to put rug in Ford's room { eyeroll at Max} What else hasn't he done on the list. Cut him some slack maybe he is scared of a daughter. Nah, he's just playing clash of clans. He did write you a breastfeeding app though. {that was for my first kid}

17. I wonder if I should try to get highlights before baby comes. Probably could use a refresher...but I don't want to keep paying for highlights. But everyone tells me my hair looks good. {maybe they are just being nice since I am the size of a house} Maybe I should do a brown wash-in. Max HATES brown wash-ins. Screw Max. But I don't want my hair to ruin newborn hospital pictures. {don't worry, your triple chin has that allllllll covered}

18. MUST finish thank you letters by tomorrow. For Sprinkle and Krewe BB. Should sign up for Caregiver Support group once baby is 6 weeks. Which one? Where do the cool kids go? Need to order Mom elastic pants from Lands End.

19. I cannot believe CMC doesn't keep the babies in the nursery anymore. And they don't provide pacifiers. What in the *&^% am I paying for. Shit, need to order pink pacifiers. I wonder if I can bring Ford's old ones? They have been in the attic. Guess i'll go to Target on Friday afternoon, need to get a birthday present for one of his friends and probably could use another nursing bra. Crap, also need a noise machine for baby's room and back to the monitor situation...............oh and a pink changing pad cover so I can take nursery pics. Because House Beautiful called and they want to feature a wall to wall carpet home in South Charlotte. BAHAHAHAHAHA.

20. What else do we need? WHAT ARE WE FORGETTING????? KEVIN!!!!

21. Was I supposed to tell insurance I'm having a baby? Can't they use some deductive reasoning?

22. Is that Braxton Hicks again or the black beans I ate?

23. I'm sooooooooo thirsty. I'm sick of drinking water. What else can I drink.

24. If this baby is on her due date what in the world will I wear for Thanksgiving? A Turkey suit? How will Thanksgiving work? Baby Wrap? Ergo? I need to practice putting the Ergo on. Does Ford need bedrails at my parent's house? I could use the pool noodle trick. Nobody is selling noodles right now. And what if they have mold? Do noodles grow mold?

25. Who is going to decorate for Christmas? We need a bigger house. We need a garage.


26. Is Ford going to know I still love him? Maybe he should wear a coat and not a hoodie tomorrow. What if the hoodie gets hooked on the fence and no teachers are looking and he chokes. {I freak out about what if scenarios regarding my son's safety NON-STOP}

27. Do other people lay awake and worry about really stupid shit like the above list. Does Non-stop have a hyphen. Will people still be my friend after I admit how fucking crazy I am?

At this point I say the Lord's Prayer then start thinking about camp and somewhere along those camp fuzzied memories fall back asleep........

Please tell me I'm not alone! And that zoloft is okay to take while breastfeeding. I'm obviously a clear case of someone that is better medicated. That's a topic for another post.

The real bottom line is I need to do as my mother always taught me and "Give it to God". Sometimes when thoughts begin to overwhelm you the best thing you can do is to trust in God to take the thoughts out of your head. I am not very good at practicing this and it is my main focus for the next year ahead. Here are some quotes (helpful albeit cheesy) I found on Pinterest..



xo,
K

Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekend Report-GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 I hate that I don't have a good picture (see previous posts about massive photo OCD) but my little guy scored his first goal this weekend!

The look on his face of pure joy and satisfaction was absolutely priceless. I was so proud of him and ecstatic he got to experience the satisfaction of scoring. He may not grow up to be Neymar but there is nothing like seeing your kid accomplish something huge (in their eyes) and he was on cloud nine the rest of the day!

Saturday night I put on the last fancy dress that can fit over this belly and went to the Member Guest dinner where my husband had been playing Golf for the previous 3 days. Anybody else a Golf widow? I don't hate the sport. I do like that he gets some "guy time" and has a hobby that he loves....BUT FOR FUCK'S SAKE WHY DOES IT TAKE 6 HOURS?????????? I feel guilty if I go get a pedicure for an hour.

Anyways, he played with my friend Janet's husband and while they didn't win I think they took home the trophy for most bourbon consumed. We hung out with my friend Abbie and her husband and their buddies from Greensboro at the highly intoxicating (ha) dinner. We were by FAR the most tame people there.

And then I was done. I'm pretty much spent. If I have some caffeine I can get a load of laundry done but otherwise I'm pooped. I'm the last of my pregnant friends (Congrats Lauren, Elie, Martine, Shelby, and Mary Katherine!) and ready to meet this little girl! I think my son coming early has spoiled me so I am just under the assumption this baby is going to do the same.

We did fit in two birthday parties....


and Sunday morning we went to Hall Family Farm for the last time. I wanted to go to the Pineville Fall Fair but it is a long walk to the entrance and I just don't have it in me. I sound like a wimp but when you are 5'2" I think you should only have to carry 9 months and not 10. It was a gorgeous weekend and the Farm was packed but the boys got to play on the slide.........


Most of this weekend (and the 2nd half of the week since someone was golfing) was spent snuggling my little boy. He must know what is going on, or is associating his mother-in-law being in town with us leaving but he is very very attached to mommy right now. I can't say that I mind because I'm soaking in all the time where it is just the two of us but I wish it was easier to carry him to bed!
Snoogle, Peanut, Mom's huge belly.

And really Nick Jr? Blaze? Ford is already obsessed and cheering "GOOOO Blaze" sounds like my high school when we counted down to 4:20 at our lackluster Football games. (Sorry Roberson Rams....we were better at Soccer when I was in school)
 
Hope you all had lovely weekends,
xo,
9 Months K

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mid 30's Nursing Mom Cardigan Crack Shopping Spree

I'm really trying not to buy any clothes over the winter. After baby girl is born I will be in weight loss mode probably for a year (and then forever) so it doesn't make sense to splurge on bigger new clothes if I will be back in my old winter clothes next year. Yep, I'm giving myself a year. #shortgirlproblems #iatetoomuchbojanglesproblems #damnstarbuckslemonicedpoundcakeproblems

That being said.....here are a few things I would add to my wardrobe if I had swiped someone else's credit card number off a receipt in a dumpster:

Love a good cowlneck. Spit-up would totally be hidden.

Technically I could wear this now. Maybe I deserve this since the spouse is playing golf for 3 solid days while I entertain his parents. *cough*

I wonder how this looks on. Too potato sacky? Could be great with My FUGGS (Faux Uggs) and leggings while feeding, pumping and netflixing all day.

Damn Anthro....killing it huh? This has buttons. Buttons = Boob access. I could toss this on over my maternity jeans that I'll be in until Girl Scout Cookie season if someone was dropping by to say hello. PLEASE STOP BY TO VISIT. 

I swear this is the last Anthro item. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. (Do those legs go all the way up?) I might be too short for this.

AKA I LOVE BALLS Sweater!
That's right. Fucking Talbot's! I might order this now. Am I cocky enough to order an XS? Thanksgiving with brown leggings and boots? With a Belly Bandit, Spanx, Ergo, breast pads, granny panties and a BIG AS HELL COCKTAIL? Maybe I should go for purple..not sure I can swing yellow.

Great over a turtleneck too! Hmmmmm. I think my Mom and I need mother-daughter versions of this. Dialing.........DAD!!!!

I'm cardigan obsessed. I'm actually wearing one RIGHT. THIS. MINUTE. And I have to miss this year's Saints vs Panthers game. And since I would have spent $78.92 on gameday food I think this Stadium sweater is an apology to myself for not being able to go.

This is tempting. Not too pricey and I could just go up a size (or two). Problem is boobs are NOT accessible.

I die. But with Dairy Farm titties this might make me look like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

I own this in short sleeve and LOVE her shirts. They are expensive but cut so perfectly that you look beautifully dressed up while hiding a muffin top. Would love to add a long sleeve version .

I don't own a StS piece yet. Anyone know how these fit? Love this top but would hate to order it a size up only for a year. Guess I could always alter it.

Notice there are no pants posted. Because...............fuck pants.

xo,
K