- We had a level II ultrasound today to further investigate some fluid in the baby's kidneys. Everything came back clear and we have a healthy, very active baby boy. Very evidently a boy!!
- I had the morning to myself and I spent half at Barnes & Noble reading books I'd never buy. I laughed out loud at this one and couldn't resist copying a few (okay,
severalalmost the whole book) favorites:
- My one regret in motherhood is that I can't slap people.
- Some nights when my husband and I go to bed I roll over and "play dead". All I can think is --- "I just can't handle it if one more person pokes me today".
- We were in the grocery store and when we hit the wine aisle she screamed "that's mommy's juice!"
- Once I realized my husband was not my girlfriend, it made my life so much easier.
- I get annoyed at my kids for picking their noses. But I do it too.
- My husband thinks I'm sad when he goes on business trips but secretly I'm happy that my "third child" is out of the house!
- I know the exact day my son was conceived because it was the only day we had sex that month.
- My strict "no toy guns" policy eventually relaxed into a "if you make it yourself" policy and then finally into a "if you shoot at someone, aim at their feet" policy.
- I never, ever hire a good-looking babysitter. Why put candy in front of a baby? (This one is especially funny to me since Nolan asks me where we're going whenever I actually get dressed.)
- The one thing I wish I had is a wife.
- I tell my husband I am going to go potty but actually lock myself in the bathroom, sit on the edge of the tub and read People.
Now you need to go leave your secret in my comments and make me feel like even more of a normal parent!!!
- I spent the other half of the morning moseying through the Galleria -- the upturned-nose mall of Edina. I have found the secret to feeling fat and fabulous! $210 designer maternity jeans! I looked amazing. And I never think that about myself. A $42 maternity camisole---oh how I loved you for the two minutes you were on.
Continuing on through the mall I was reminded why I hate shopping. I hate finding amazing things that I could never in my wildest dreams justify buying:
- $109 toddler sundress
- $268 summer skirt
- $48 maternity t-shirt that says "knocked up"
- $68 silver pet food scoop. Okay, I didn't want this. But...what in the world? Seriously?
- $45/each gorgeous pink chandelier shades.
There are THREE baby boutiques in the mall. Which is really sad because it means people actually buy all of this overpriced stuff. Which was really evident by all the yuppie mommies pushing their $1,000+ strollers. They'd never in their wildest dreams consider a Graco. Oh how wildly different our worlds are. I'm happy in mine --- are they in theirs? I ended up splurging and bought myself some $12 hand lotion.