Saturday, October 31, 2009

How about a little survey?

1. Were you married at the time?

2. What was your reaction when you found out you were pregnant?
Shock. Fear. Elation. Mr B and I had been trying to have a baby for a year and a half or so before I saw those magical 2 pink lines, so at first I did not believe it. I was sick at the time, and Mr B suggested I take a test before taking any medicine since "I was late". Yeah, I know... A week and a half late & 3 pregnancy tests later...Basically, I just needed to be slapped in the face with it.

3. How old were you?

4. How did you find out you were pregnant?
I peed on a stick Nov 2008, And had it confirmed at Planned Parenthood a few days later.

5. Who did you tell first?
Mr B. He was sitting in the next room. I walked in crying & shaking. I couldn't catch my breath so I just handed him the test.

6. Did you want to find out the sex?
Yes! Unfortch, that didn't work in our favor. We were told "Girl - 95% sure!!" in February, and then "Boy - 100% sure!!" In May.

7. Due date?

Either July 8Th or the 17Th depending on which ultrasound you go by.

8. Did you deliver early or late?

9. Did you have morning sickness?
Yes. I got out of the house a total of 4 times in December. That's it. I threw up all day every day. I was finally put on medicine to keep the nausea at bay - It worked "fair". I was still sick with the meds.

10. What did you crave?

Everything. My favorites were bacon & mustard sandwiches, cereal, banana peppers & slushees (Coke flavored from Kum & go). (Not all together!)

11. What irritated you the most?
When people would say either "You're so BIG!!!" (Uhm, yes. I feel like a whale. Thank you.) Or, "Sleep while you can". (Sure, I'll bank my sleep and cash it in when I need it. Thank you.)

12. What was your first child’s sex?


13. How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy?
Oh, dear. Almost 50. Five. Zero.

14. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy?
Just swelling & water retention.

15. Where did you give birth?
SJ Hospital

16. How many hours were you in labor?

17. Who drove you to the hospital?
Mr B. I was induced, so we knew the day & time.

18 . Did you take medicine to ease the pain?
I had an epidural when I got to 4-5 cm. It was HEAVEN.

19 . How much did your child weigh?
9 lbs, 4 oz

20 . What did you name him/her?
Sweet cheeks :)

21 . How old is your first born today?
3 months

22. Who does your child look like?
It depends on the day. He's a good mix of both of us.

23. Did you get mad at your husband during labor?
No, he was amazing.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dear customer service lady at Wal-Mart

Dear customer service lady at Wal-Mart who stared at her nails the entire time I was talking,

Otherwise known as "Patsy", or so your name tag with smiley face said.

I realize that you think I am slightly ridiculous for wanting to exchange infant formula this afternoon. Yes, I know, to you "Natural cultures" & "Protect plus" are the same thing. But, they actually are not. If they were, Good Start would save the money and just make one label instead of the two separate ones. I did not appreciate your condescending voice when you stated that "Wal-Mart does not do returns or exchanges on baby formula".

Uhm, Your manager seemed to believe other wise. I would not have had to get your manager involved if you would have stepped down off of your power trip for 2 seconds and made the exchange yourself. You see, I was serious when I said "Your answer doesn't work for me. Please find someone who will have the answer I want. Which is, YES."

I see your eye roll and death glare & I raise you a hair flip.

Mrs B


Friday, October 23, 2009

a day late & a dollar short

I stole this from a dear friend of mine. She has a son who shares a birthday with Sweet cheeks. I call them Birthday Besties.

Age - 3 months

Weight - 16 lbs

Height - 26 inches

Sleeping habit - He usually falls asleep around 6pm, wakes up at 1am for 2oz of milk, the back to sleep until 5-7am.

Eating habits - During the day he eats every 2.5-3 hours (4oz), then 6 oz of cereal (oatmeal) at 5 pm before bed. He drinks Goodstart Protect Plus.

Cutest Moment of the Week - Watching Sweet cheeks and Mr B "talk" in the wee hours of the morning

Milestones - He's trying to figure out how to be a baby on the move!

Firsts - He fell asleep on his own for the 1st time this week. No mommy. No bottle. No rocking chair. Just Sweet cheeks and a blanket on the floor.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

a Daddy fail

Today is one of those pretty fall days that make you want to sit on the porch swing with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book. But, since I have a napping infant and a dishwasher full of clean dishes that need to be put into the cabinets, it will have to wait.

Mr B had his first (of many to come) Daddy fail. He turned the corner, to an oblivious baby, and said "Boo". This resulted in a fit of screams, a bottle, a long rock in the chair with Mommy.... and finally.......

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Blog #1.

Since Sweet cheeks is the love of my life & the inspiration for my blog, This one is dedicated to him. My son.

Dear Sweet Cheeks,
My sweet baby boy! I wish you a lifetime of happiness and good fortune. I also wish you a handful of humbling experiences... Experiences that will bring you to your knees and make you a stonger person. I hope you always know how much daddy and I love you, how long we prayed for you and how complete you make our lives.

Help someone if you are able. Remember the compliments you recieve and forget the negative remarks. Pray. Save your extra money and invest wisely. Keep your word. Be honest and straight forward. Don't accept 2nd best - from yourself or from others. Don't take the easy road simply because it's faster. Live a life of integrity and courage. Stand up for the wronged. Never compromise your morals. Remember that nothing comes free. Do the things that frighten you. Own your actions and apologize when you hurt someone. Explore as much of the world as you can. Experience everything.

I will always be here for you. I will always hope for you, dream for you, fight for you... love you.