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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts

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1. About once a day, someone will ask me if we are "going for number 3 after this one?" - a word of advice, not something to ask a pregnant women in her 8th month of pregnancy! Family planning is best discussed when one is well rested and not in the midst of searing back and rib pain.

2. My brain is becoming increasingly distracted and I'm praying - super hard, join me if you have a moment - that I will not get into a car accident. The number of times I've rear ended other cars at red lights = 2. Near misses in the past week due to distraction = 2. Husband reading this and reaching frantically for the mobile to lecture me = 1.

3. So far this month I've achieved 3 objectives I wished to get out of the way before baby boy gets here! Success - still pregnant, starting 35th week this Friday.

4. Recently I wrote about the wonders of crayons - they made my child very happy while my mom was visiting, she did many beautiful swirl drawings and we were so proud. Then she advanced to drawing on the tile floors which husband graciously cleaned. Her latest coup was leaving one on the front seat of my car - where it has melted into a disgusting red steam of goo.

5. We had Charlotte's 2 year old check up visit today, apparently we were supposed to take away pacifiers 6 months ago. I'm not sure I want to go through the paci trauma again with the 2nd one. Any one have advice on how to make the transition easier?

6. We got our May electric bill and it's sporting a $58 increase!!! Apparently the heat wave combined with getting super hot in pregnancy and putting the air at 72 is taking it's toll.

Really sorry for all the pregnancy and toddler random thoughts, my brain is almost turned to mush these days. Not much else rattling around in there except that I remain really angry with Jennifer Love Huett for getting upset with the media for calling her fat and then working really hard to lose the weight so she can be adored by the same media 2.5 years later.

Quotes from People December 2007 and here as well:
"I'm not upset for me, but for all of the girls out there that are struggling with their body image."

"Like all women out there should, I love my body,"
"A size 2 is not fat! Nor will it ever be. And being a size 0 doesn't make you beautiful. … To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini – put it on and stay strong."
Oh really????

Quotes from People June 2010:
“Ghost Whisperer” star Jennifer Love Hewitt, 31, shows off her amazing bikini body in exclusive photos, and reveals the (real) skinny on how she went from “fat” to fabulous with her diet and exercise tricks. “I ordered a string bikini for the first time since I was 16,” the newly trim and toned Hewitt tells People, “and I’m rocking it this year!” When asked if she ever contemplated plastic surgery, she admits, “I’ve definitely thought about it. My hips have always been big. I remember thinking at one point, ‘I know: I’ll get my hips lipo-ed off!’ You can’t – it’s bone. It doesn’t work that way. But everybody thinks about it. And anybody who says they don’t is lying.” Regarding how she feels about her body now, she says, “I’m starting to love it. Not in love yet, but I’m falling in love with my body.”
Did she really think we would forget her tirade against the media for calling her fat? And no Jennifer, I can honestly say I've never thought about having my hips lipo-ed off or shaved off!


rapunzel said...

Re the paci: we got lucky that Morgan never took one to begin with.

I can't say as I love my hips. However, at least I have hips to dislike or like. And they do help me get from place to place. LOL

Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine.

amanda said...

Really?! Someone asked you if you are planning your next child...too funny. And yes, I think 8 months is probably not a good time to ask. ;)
Our electric bill will be going up in July, but not because the heat. We have a stupid new tax coming into effect that will add 8% to it...and our car fuel too. Stupid gov't. I wish you cooler days, but given where you are, that doesn't seem overly likely does it.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea what would possess ANYONE to ask a pregnant woman if they're thinking about #next. That's just begging for violence upon your person.

As to the paci..Elanor just sort of rejected hers when she started cutting teeth. We actually tried to reintroduce it to make taking medicine easier and for stress relief during medical procedures (MRI/CT Scans, etc) but she wasn't having any of it.

I did, however, do the tough love thing with the bottles. At a year we found a sippy that worked and I just took the bottles away and gritted my teeth. When I have #2, that would probably be my approach again--at a year just take and toss the bottles and pacis. Or so I think...I don't know kid #2 yet or their temperment.

18-24 months is a tough age to take a paci away, especially as you're about to rock her universe back on its heels. OR you could look at it the other way and use the paci as an emphasis that only babies have them, and that she's a big girl. I don't know. It really depends on her personality (how would she react to having them pulled) and your parenting style (I have a friend for whom the yank and let 'em cry approach is tantamount to child abuse).

This is one of those "what's right for your family is what's right for your family" things.

Suburban Turmoil said...

1. I wouldn't worry about the pacifier. I think every mom does something "wrong"- my son still loves having a "baba" before bedtime and you know what? I totally let him. It's a big old glass of milk and he can have it any way he wants it. But I've learned not to tell the pediatrician about these things! :D

2. Jennifer Love Hewitt is going to say whatever she has to to get press. She's always trying to get in the magazines- You can tell because she's always getting her picture taken by the paparazzi while out and about, which means she's having her "people" CALL the paparazzi and tell them exactly where she'll be each day. GROSS.

crazywildberry said...

With baby two and three, especially three, lots and lots of people asked how many we were having and would this be the last. It was irritating! I think near the end of pregnancy #3, I was pretty short with people. First of all, it's none of their damn business!

Could you carpool? Could Mike drive you? It's only a few more weeks, but I would hate to see you not arrive safely.

Woo-hoo! 35 weeks!!!

Watch the Crayons, Playdoh, and anything else that at first-glance looks safe and fun. They tend to gravitate towards the mouth. Sorry about the melted crayons.

I took pacifier away four months after they got their first tooth or by one year old. M.'s first tooth came in at 8 months so his pacifier was gone at 12 months. I made no drama about it, I just took it and it didn't return. D. teethed at an astonishing 12 months which put her at 16 months to lose the pacifier. Again, it just disappeared. G. teethed at 6 months but she never took the pacifier. She preferred to chew on the ears of her bunny blanket. She has been not doing that much lately if at all. :) I have wondered if I should take the bunny, but the chewing has stopped. TIP FOR YOU: I would cut the tip of her pacifier off. She will give it up without much of a fight. What is there to suck on then? I would do the same for the bottles.
As far as baby #2, some babies need that sucking comfort. Just take the pacifier away before they get too attached. I would recommend between 12 and 18 months old.