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17 Week Reflections

I thought it might be fun to write down some random thoughts I’m having this week. My 17th week of my second pregnancy….

1. Second Pregnancy, Third Child. Wow. I would never have imagined this life for myself. Okay, I guess I did – I just didn’t think it would come true!!
2. I’m still surprised that this has been such a difficult pregnancy, I really thought that carrying one child would be a BREEZE. Boy, was I wrong.
3. I’ve fixed five typos so far. Spelling mistakes, grammar mistakes (example: i just wrote “exampel” and I was actually going to give my example as that I wrote “right” instead of “write” at the beginning of this post.) I’m reflecting on this fixing of typos because I’m having massive massive massive pregnant brain this time around. I can’t spell for shit. And I’m the type who prides herself on her spelling powers. I often drool through my speech and slur words. I’m dropping things out of my hands left & right. I switch the first letters of words and screw up phrases (example: “phone conversation” once became “cone phonversation”. No, I’m not kidding.) While filing a police report (long story that I’m NOT getting into) I gave my social security number to the cop who then asked me “What state were you born in?” I said “Illinois.” Then I had to correct myself and say “No, sorry, I wasn’t born in Illinois. I was born in Pennsylvania.” Really, it happened. I appear to be the town drunk/idiot/crazy lady. What’s with the pregnant brain this time around? For reals, yo.
4. People keep saying it’s a boy and my husband refuses to even discuss girl names. It really bothers me (just the husband part, not the friends thinking it must be a boy part). It almost makes me feel like if this IS a girl…. he’s going to be so upset. I know it’s the sperm that determines that child’s sex and all but… I’ll still feel bad. Growl.
5. One of the girls is starting to potty train, the other doesn’t seem to quite get it. I’m okay with that. At least I won’t have THREE in diapers.
6. I’m glad I’ll be too pregnant to attend Thanksgiving with my family in the Big City. The thought of seeing my mom… too stressful. Thank you Baby for giving me the perfect excuse not to travel at 35 weeks. (I delivered last time at 35 weeks 5 days so I’m not taking chances. Even though there’s just one in there… I could still have the kind of body that doesn’t tolerate more than 35 weeks. I’m also okay with this.)
7. I wish I owned a Doppler. I think this would satisfy my worrying. Satisfy wasn’t the word I wanted to use… but pregnant brain is keeping me from remembering the right words.
8. I really like my doctor but she & her husband have been trying for a baby for a “long time” she says. I feel bad complaining to her about my pregnant stuff. I really like her, I’m obviously not switching OBs & I won’t switch after the baby is born but…. it makes me feel weird. Like, I should be grateful I’m suffering from all-day sickness and my boobs hurt.

9. Boobs. Jugs. Titties. Sweater Puppets. Love Muffins. Gazongas. Zeppelins. Call them whatever you will. I LOVE MY NEW KNOCKERS!!!!!!!!!!!! They might hurt like a bitch most days but I’m so happy to finally fill an A-cup. In fact, I might already be onto a B-cup. I normally, in my non-pregnant state of being, hardly half fill an A-cup. Pregnant Boobs. One of my favorite things about being pregnant. I mean, geez, boobs aren’t everything – take that advice from a girl who can’t fill an A-cup. Boobs don’t make you happy. But having boobs for a while – is a load of fun. I feel super womanly and the power they have on my husband … let’s just say that if I want something done, all I have to do is take my shirt off. Putty in my hands. He is putty. My boobs are voluptuous, gorgeous, and I seriously have a nice looking pair of ’em. BOOBIES!!!!

10. That brings me to my top three pregnancy loves:

a.) feeling the baby kick – seriously the greatest thing about pregnancy, i’m making a person. WOW!

b.) BOOBIES!!! (duh, that had to be number B)

and c.) eating mainly whatever i want and not being concerned about my ever-bulging belly. it’s so cute when it’s full of baby.

11. Top Three Pregnancy Woes:

a.) Morning Sickness. Because it’s all friggin’ day, and all friggin’ night. And it blows. BIG TIME.

b.) Hormones. I’m a lifelong redhead so I’ve always been one to blow my top easily & during my life, I’ve perfected the stomp, the door slam, and the eye rolling. Pregnant Redhead? Watch the F out if something goes wrong.

c.) Not being able to talk to my mom about it. I’m adopted. She’s never been pregnant. And my birthmom has no interest in a relationship with me (no hard feelings towards her for this, I totally get it. Seriously.) so I can’t, like, call her up and be like “Hey Birthmom, what’s up? Okay, so when you were pregnant…” etc etc. It really sucks sometimes. Cause I think she’d understand a lot of what I go through.

12. I wish my friends lived closer. I’m getting to be better friends with Hubby’s friends, which is GREAT. It’s just taking time and I’ll be patient. But I miss my sisters & my friends from back home. It would be great if they could pop on over for milk & cookies one afternoon. Or go shopping another afternoon. I miss them greatly.

(sidenote: it’s really bothering me that wordpress isn’t recognizing that i’ve put spaces between the beginning thoughts… why won’t you save those changes? growl.)

13. We’ve taken this baby to SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many concerts, shows, etc. We listen to music all of the time. I don’t expect Baby to LOVE music as a result of all this. But… I sure hope it does. 🙂

14. I feel more tired this pregnancy than the last one. Funny, because the last time I had two babies inside of me. I’m so tired now and struggling to finish this.

15. I’m craving more crap food than good food these days. And I’m eating a LOT of baked potatos (with butter and salt, of course). And potstickers (the kind from Sam’s). And candy from my childhood – but that happened with the last pregnancy, too. Mike and Ike’s, Good N’ Plenty’s, Lifesavers, Red Licorice, Flavored Tootsie Rolls…. peanut M&M’s…. yum.

16. I love this baby. I love all my babies. The love I have for my children is overflowing. Any parent can relate to this, I’m sure.

17. It’s so easy to say “so long” to people who think they come before my children. They don’t, never will, couldn’t ever if they tried. My spawn are much cooler and more amazing than they will ever be. Insipid little you-know-whats. (And I will be posting more about that topic, in the future.)



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The Short Story…

The short story because I’m oh-so-exhausted…. I started feeling weird over the weekend and we walked around the baseball game all afternoon on Sunday with the girls. I chalked up my icky feelings that night to over-walking myself… Monday, I felt worse but figured my back hurt just because of all that walking. My belly was sore, too, so I figured I’d give myself a whole day to rest up and by Tuesday I’d feel better.

Not. So. Much.

Tuesday I could hardly walk down the stairs because I was in so much pain. My lower back, my stomach – it all hurt so much. My doctor’s office told me I should go directly to Labor & Delivery at the hospital (GASP!!!!)…. So, the babysitter came over & off Hubby and I went to L&D. I was so afraid. 16 weeks 4 days is WAY TOO EARLY to be in labor. WTF….

They checked me in and ran some tests and as it turns out I’ve got a UTI. GROSS. YUCK. EW. WHAT?!!?!?! EW. EW. I’m totally grossed out by that fact, glad that the source of my excruciating pain has been found but grossed out nonetheless. I take good care of myself and my ‘lady parts’ so… needless to say, I’m bummed I’ve developed this infection. I guess it’s common for pregnant women to contract UTI’s??? The nurse started me on some cranberry juice while we waited for my doc to write a Rx.

Sure enough, up came the cranberry juice into a complimentary wet umbrella bag outside of the hospital before Hubby could pull the car around. Boo. We got home & I pretty much fell asleep. I tried some more cranberry juice later that night and I can pretty much safely say I will never drink it ever again as my second attempt turned out just as ‘well’ as the first… everything landing in the sink. I didn’t even make it to the toilet. Not only was I not keeping down liquids (read: I’m getting more dehydrated as the minutes tick on…) I wasn’t even keeping down the meds. I threw up all day, all night, and all morning. Violently. It was terrible. I thought I might be dying. Really. I thought my head was going to EXPLODE.

My doctor changed my Rx the next morning and I’ve been going okay ever since. Okay, other than the INSANE headaches I’ve had – a direct result of me not being able to drink anything because sitting up hurts my head too much. A vicious, really sucky, painful cycle. ICK. I couldn’t sit up to drink, I was so sick I didn’t feel like drinking, I haven’t been eating… you get the drill. We were supposed to be at my cousin’s wedding this weekend in Colorado. I’m totally bummed we didn’t get to go on account of this infection but there was no way I was dragging myself across the country in this condition. No way.

This was all on Tuesday. It’s now Friday, and I was finally able to move out of bed and downstairs to the couch this morning. It’s been hard being away from the girls but I’ve really needed the rest. I’ve still got my headaches but have been able to drink a little bit more today so that’s helpful.

I will write again when I’m up and at ’em. This pregnancy is certainly turning out to be more difficult than the other one I had…with twins. What’s that about? They’re not kidding when they say every pregnancy is different.

Oh, and I’m 17 weeks!! Whoopie!!! 🙂

OH – AND BIG NEWS -> Juniper went poopy in the potty today!!! She motioned to us that she felt like pooping and said “yeah” when we asked her if she needed to poop. Sure enough, she actually went on the potty!!! We’re soooooooooo very proud of her. I know there will be many setbacks after this but now that she’s done it once… we’re over one hurdle. I hope Magnolia catches on, I can tell she really wants to do it, too. 🙂

(And this really was the “short story”. LI ->Laughing Inside.. because my head hurts too much to actually LOL.)

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16 Weeks Pregnant!!! Toddlers Rock. :)

I can’t even believe it!! It seems like yesterday that I was 13 weeks pregnant… time is truly flying by. My aunt told me that every new pregnancy flies by faster than the last – and that by my fourth pregnancy (haha, she must be delusional if she thinks I’m doing this two more times, HAHA. or maybe God is laughing at me for saying that…) it hardly begins before it’s over.

Anyways, I can’t believe I’m already at 16 weeks. Well, 15 or 16 weeks. The baby is about a week behind how far along I’m supposed to be – which probably just means it will be a tiny baby but I’m a tiny person & I come from tiny people and Hubby’s mom isn’t much bigger than me anyways, so tiny is okay. The baby is approximately the size of an avocado!! That seems so HUGE to me!!! I’m definitely showing so I’m sure the baby is indeed the size of an avocado.

I’ve been feeling the little one moving around inside my belly for quite a few weeks now. Not every day do I feel the flutter, but most days I do. I made an artichoke-olive dip the other day and the baby went WILD when I started eating it. That was fun to feel. The kicks aren’t strong enough yet for Hubby to really feel them, but he says he felt one the other day. I’m sure in a few weeks it will be much easier to feel the kicking.

I’ve been really into ‘cooking’ lately. Mainly things like dips and cookies. Teehee. I used to work at a bakery/cafe in the Big City so my attempts of late have been to recreate their recipes (“secret” recipes) for myself. My next thought is to start a petition for them to ‘write’ a best-recipe book. For my own benefit, of course. Haha. And the benefit of all us bakery girls who now live across the country. I sure can’t drive 350 miles every day for lunch… or my craving-whims.  I haven’t done any dinner prep as of late. I feel badly for Hubby but by the time dinnertime rolls around… I’m exhausted. We’re heading to a BBQ at a friend’s house tonight and tomorrow night Hubby will be a bachelor party (boo.) so maybe Sunday I’ll suck up the tired & make dinner. A pot roast would be easy. I loooooove my crock-pot. I can’t believe I only started using one after I got married. I could totally have handled crock-pot cooking when I was a single gal. Maybe in my next life.

My sisters are coming to visit next month. I’m very excited to see them. I miss them a lot now that I don’t live in the Big City anymore. Our parents won’t let them drive down for fears they’ll be “raped, mutilated, and thrown in a ditch” (no really, our mother thinks that, truly she does). *sigh* They’re way over-protective. My sisters are heading into their last year of high school & will soon be off to college…… I of course, think it’s absurd that they aren’t allowed to drive down here, but whatever – I’m just glad they’re coming down! 🙂 We’re not planning to do much, but I am planning on enlisting them to help paint. The original plan was to paint the baby’s room but… we won’t know by then if it’s a boy or a girl and since I want the room to be blue (I think) for a boy… we’re going to paint our main room instead!! I’m super excited as I’ve been waiting since before we moved in to paint this main room. I’m going with Benjamin Moore color… oops, can’t find my color list. It’s a golden yellow, that’s bright, not too bright, not mustardy, not baby yellow… just perfect. It’s very soothing and I think it will really help open up this room. Not that it needs opening with our 20 foot ceilings and one sweeping great room feel to it… there aren’t many windows and in it’s current greyish-blue state – not very cozy feeling. I’m really excited to get it painted AND to get new sconces for the lights. Our current ones are really tacky early 90’s yucky sconces… and I had insisted that my children would never set their eyes upon them but somewhere between being pregnant with twins and having twin babies – we never got around to changing them. Then came the day when I found the PERFECT sconces only to discover they cost nearly $150 each!!! I have good taste, what can I say? Haha. So, I’m still looking for good-looking sconces. It seems neither Lowe’s nor Home Depot have anything that I like – and neither does Ebay. I’ll keep looking until I find the perfect ones. If not, we’ll just have to pony up for the expensive lights. I AM insistent that this new baby will not lay eyes upon these ugly sconces.

The girls are doing great. I hardly write about them! 🙂 They’re able to go up and down the stairs with very minimal help, if at all. This is going to be of huge help to me when the new baby comes. I’ve also been working a lot on picking up toys before naptime, before bedtime, and when it generally gets too messy for my head to think straight! They’re still learning how to stay on task- but it’s great that I’m not the only one picking up their toys during the day. Juniper is finally saying “yeah” (no definitive yes, but yeah works just the same as far as I’m concerned) instead of ‘no’ for both yes & no. It’s been very helpful that she’s figured out to say ‘yeah’ when she wants something, and ‘no’ when she doesn’t. When she was saying ‘no’ for everything – it really became a crapshoot figuring out what she wanted. She’s very particular, ornery, assertive, and just like me. I’m glad I’m just like her so I can be more patient with her – sometimes I’m not so great at that. And I feel badly for yelling so much at her but she’ll learn not to touch the garbage cans, open my kitchen drawers, or bite her sister. Someday… haha. What else is Junie doing these days? She’s very interested in this animal puzzle we have. It’s a barnyard animal, match the animal to the animal shape puzzle. I’m pretty sure the brand is Melissa & Doug. They’ve got some great puzzles and educational kid toys. You can check them out here. Their toys are available in lots of stores so you don’t have to get it online. We’re big fans, I suppose I’m plugging them. Haha. So she’s really into this animal puzzle, so much so that I’m considering buying a few more. I say considering for the plain & simple fact that toys are very trendy these days so this may be a passing love for her. She’s still really into the big Lego blocks. She & her sister make lots of towers with them and other shapes and are always very proud of their creations. Magnolia is really starting to pick up on language. Both girls are but she seems to be faster on learning new words. It seems like every day she’s saying something new! She’s also becoming quite the picky eater. One day she loves cheese, the next she won’t touch it. Same goes for nearly everything we give them, except for Macaroni & Cheese. I finally figured out that she wasn’t saying “Ernie” when she was pawing at the fridge, she was saying “Roni” (macaroni….)! I’m so glad I figured that one out, I was getting confused. 🙂 But now she also says “Ernie”, it’s more like “Ear-nie”. Haha. And she says “Cookie” (cookie monster). Super cute but their favorite TV character is “Caillou”. This was one of their first words, believe it or not, and every day they spend about a total of one hour saying “Caillouuuuu, Caillouuuuuu”. They LOVE his show. So funny, why is he bald at age four? Does anyone know?

Both Juniper & Magnolia have really gotten into coloring. We found a whole cupfull of colored pencils on our third floor & gave them an old Crate&Barrel box to draw on. They LOVE IT. And they’re so intensely concentrating while they draw. It’s really sweet and as someone who dabbles in the art herself… it really touches me that they seem to enjoy it so much as well. They lie on their stomachs grasping the little pencils in their hands and scribbling all sorts of craziness on the flattened box. It’s almost full of color now and of course I’ll be saving it to hang up somewhere. I’m a fan of the abstract art, and especially my own kids’ art, so it will surely find a place somewhere! 🙂 I’ve saved EVERY drawing they’ve made so far. I know, I’m nuts. Maybe I’ll stop saving everything at some point…. but I highly doubt it. I think they’re sweet little drawings. Both girls really enjoy when I take their hands and help them write their names or other words. I think it really fascinates them. They can recognize their own names already – I’m not going to say they can read their own names, but they definitely point out where it is when I ask. I can’t wait to move onto finger painting. While messy it shall be, it will be fun to see.

The girls are also really really really really into Sleeping Beauty. I’m trying to school them in the Magic of Disney every week. We own Sleeping Beauty & Finding Nemo (that’s Disney, right?? haha) & Pinnochio, but I’ve rented Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmations, and as soon as Cinderella comes back in the store (fingers crossed) I will bring that one home for them. I suppose I should just pony up and get them all off Ebay. I’ll have to wait until the next time Hubby makes a big deposit in my account and just buy them “under-the-table”. Muahahaha. He’s not a cheapo but I feel bad buying things like movies when we could really use the money on other stuff. But I want my kids to enjoy Disney as much as I do. Anyways, so they really LOVE Sleeping Beauty and I’m glad about that. They enjoyed Little Mermaid a LOT (I have it on video at my parents house… but I should really just get my own copy for here on DVD) and sort of like 101 Dalamations. That Cruella’s a little creepy though. I’m not a fan of this Disney Vault stuff. I know it’s probably good for THEM but it stinks that my kids can’t enjoy all the movies I used to enjoy as a kid because they’re simply not available. And like Cinderella for example – the guy at the movie store said that they hope it gets returned but because of the Disney Vault, people tend to never return them just so they can get keep the movie. Jerkos.

Okay. So Juniper just brought me a roll of paper towels. And by roll of paper towels, I mean a shredded mess of about 100 paper towels & the empty cardboard roll. Also presented to my nose, is the lovely stench of turd. Fabulous. Must mean it’s time for diaper changes and a nap for these two gingers.

‘Till next time dear readers…adieu. 🙂

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It’s ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YAY!!!!!!!!!! WHOOPDY WHOOP!!!! TOOT TOOT!!!! I was ELATED, duh, to hear our baby’s heartbeat this afternoon. 174 bpm and going strong. I almost forgot how amazing and incredible that sound is – almost. It was awesome. I’m so happy & so glad that the baby is alive. I was so worried. My husband said “See. I told you not to worry.” He’s so calm – we’re a good mix. 🙂

We asked the doctor to do an ultrasound and she said okay. I couldn’t go another week not knowing how far along I was – it’s been really crazy hiding this from everyone and we can finally start telling people! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m just so glad. 🙂

We told Hubby’s parents today at the poolhouse, and Grandpa and Hubby’s cousin who is our regular babysitter. They were so surprised but so happy & excited for us. I also called my sisters on the way home and they didn’t believe me at first – but then were REALLY EXCITED!!!! I love them.

This is such a great day. YAY!!!!!!!!!!


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Next Appointment Tomorrow

My next appointment is TOMORROW!!! It’s finally come! I’m not used to this waiting four weeks between appointments stuff! 🙂 I’m really excited and I really hope we can find the heartbeat. We’ll have an ultrasound, too. Of course, I’m still worried about there not being a baby in there, but based on the size of my boobs & my belly… there’s gotta be a baby in there.  I’ve also been pretty sick, as per usual. Plus, I know I’ve felt it moving. During my first pregnancy, I felt movement from very early on. My doctor said I was probably just gassy but once the movements became more defined and stronger – I was sure those first few flutters I had been feeling were in fact coming from my kids. I’m sure these are baby flutters, too. I always thought it would be strange, as if there was an alien inside of me… but it never really was. It was more funny than alien-like.

Providing I’m past the first trimester (fingers crossed… I’m just not sure I can handle being less pregnant than that. It would mean I took the test a mere two weeks after conceiving – and that’s nuts for someone not even regular or trying to conceive.) – again, Providing I’m past the first trimester and we hear the heartbeat, we’re going to tell Hubby’s family tomorrow at the poolhouse. The very poolhouse where we told them that we were expecting not one, but two babies. It’s neat that we get to share the same news with them again in the same place. I like consistency. Haha. We really wanted to tell both of our families at the same time, however…. my mom is a real c**t (I’ll spare those of you who hate that word – I don’t use it lightly, only when truly applicable.) and screwed that over for the rest of my family. It’s a situation I’d rather not get into right now as I’m trying to keep as low-stress as possible. This is not really working as I seem to have lots of dreams where I’m yelling at her about all the things I’m mad about. I’ll write about it some day but today will not be the day.

ANYWAYS, I really hope we can tell them (Hubby’s family), it was very hard to deny champagne on the 4th and get away with saying I was tired from running around with the kids all day… seriously, we’re getting deeper & deeper into the lies. And it’s also more difficult to hide my belly. I’m clearly pregnant.

One of my very very very very best friends in the whole wide world lives in New Orleans. She was driving from Michigan to N.O. with two of her friends last night when they decided to take an hour detour and stay at our home instead of driving overnight. I absolutely NEEDED to have a friend near me last night. Just her presence gave me a reboost – this was the first Tuesday in a while where I haven’t felt overwhelmed (Hubby has golf on Tuesdays and is usually gone until after the kids go to bed…) from the long day of handling the girls all by myself. Now, if only I could get my friends to show up in town on random every week I’d be good! (haha)

Will write more tomorrow after the appointment. Please say a little prayer I’m past the first trimester & we hear a heartbeat! 🙂

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Three Errands WITH the Girls!!!

Wow!! It was such a nice day, slightly too hot once we were on our way home, I decided to run some errands with the girls. I don’t normally do this. However, since a new baby is on the way I feel compelled to get them used to going out in public with me & walking across parking lots holding my hand & sitting like big girls in shopping carts! They are going to have to be big girls sooner than later and now’s the perfect time to start. I took them to the pet store to get one of our cats a new collar & name tag. She (the cat) seemed to have wiggled her way out of her collar… and we can’t find it! I knew the collar was too big and so I made smaller holes but she’s a damn smart cat and figured out how to take it off anyways. Oh well. It only stinks because I now don’t have her original AVID tag & I’m not sure if I can get one of those reprinted…? I’ll find out in a few weeks when I take them to the Vet. I was going to grab her (the cat) a new rabies replacement tag today but I remembered they (the two cats) go to the Vet in July so…. she can wait two weeks for a new tag. No use going to get one now when she’ll just need a new one next month! Right? 🙂

So, off to the pet store we went for the collar & name tag. I only had to tell Juniper oh about 12 times to sit down in the shopping cart. I really didn’t feel like dealing with our stroller (it’s got a lame wheel) so I put Magnolia in the front of the cart & let Junie ride in the main area. Other than standing up all the time to see stuff, she did well in the main part. We looked at gerbils, hamsters, & birds. They were really fascinated by the birds especially when one of the workers had to capture two parakeets for a little boy who was bringing them out. The birds were flying about like crazy in their cage, tweeting, and feathers were flying everywhere. The Girls were just DELIGHTED by this and kept signing “more” and saying “more”… it was cute! 🙂 I love that they are talking more but still using the signs at the same time. They are even picking up more signs & using them with new words. It’s so cool to see them learning. 🙂 We also got treats to give the cats since they were on sale for $1/package and because I thought it would be fun for the girls to feed them treats. They feed their grandma’s dog treats whenever we’re at their house and they (the girls) just love it. I think they feel important.

After the pet store, we went to Michael’s craft store to pick up posterboard & paint pens. I switched the girls around this time in the shopping cart, so Mags was in back & Junie was in the front part. Mags is much better at consistently sitting but I still had to tell her a few times to sit down. They’re only 22 months after all. Well, Michael’s didn’t have the brand of paint pen I need (I want to be sure to have the same colors on this project I’m working on – painting gold plastic butterflies to match their room of purple & green) but I was able to get some black posterboards to frame our most recent concert posters (Bonnaroo, Phish, & Dave Matthews). We’re HUGE music fans and one of our favorite things to do is frequent concerts & music events. We always like to get a poster from what we attend. We’ve got quite a collection started! Mainly a lot of DMB stuff but…. we’ve also got some others. I dream of getting a Led Zeppelin poster some day. Not just any poster, but one from the show I will attend. They’ve just GOT to do an American tour…. they’ve GOT TO!!! I like all our posters to be in the same flat black frame (from Target) & be framed in a black mat. We can’t ever find the right size mat so we’ve taken to black posterboard & cutting the mat out ourselves. It works for us & I’m happy with how they turn out. With our 22 foot ceilings, it certainly is a great way to fill in space on our walls & keep our memories at hand. And I think the girls like all the different illustrations & colors. So Michael’s went well & I only had ONE person ask me if they were twins. (DUH. I even had them dressed EXACTLY alike – not something I normally do but in my pregnant state, I’m frankly too tired some days to care. Bad Mommy.) But the lady also commented on how lovely and “incredible” their red hair is… so I can’t totally complain. It is gorgeous. And the girls knew better than to come out without red hair. I knew they’d be redheaded; they had to be. 🙂

I was starving and wasn’t totally planning this third “errand” but I took the girls to this tiny italian place to pick up cheesy garlic bread & ravioli. For me. Not for them, it’s not organic. But I couldn’t help myself. I was staaaaarving & the Baby wanted this food. Today. So I brought the girls in, no stroller, they held my hands and walked from car to restaurant door. This was only about 20 feet but still – a new thing for us!! 🙂 They were so great inside the restaurant while I placed my order and we waited for our food. Magnolia sat quite patiently on the bench and “read” the menu. Juniper did more exploring than sitting but they were both really well behaved. I’m so proud of my girls when they are good in public places. They’re good kids to begin with but it’s nice all the same. So I got my lunch and we headed home to get them their lunch & take naps.

All in all, a great day with my girls. They were so great running errands I just might bring them back to the pet store tomorrow to return the collar (it’s too big for the cat…) & to return the posterboards to the craft store (too small for the frames…). Ah, pregnant brain is so funny. 🙂

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