Monday, August 22, 2011

He Needs All New Underwear...

Oh shoot. Hang on.

Ok he's gone. Well he's still here, but he is distracted by the TV now and no longer peeking at my laptop. I'm sure he will appreciate me posting this on the internet.

This weekend my husband, Mr. S, informed me that he is going to get rid of all of his boxers. He wants to switch to boxer briefs.

Mr. S: I'm going to get rid of all of my boxers and get boxer briefs.
Me: Why? For comfort? Or fashion? Or are you trying to lower your sperm count?
Mr. S: I don't know. I just want to. Like four of my boxers have holes in them. (He has a drawer packed full of boxers)
Me: *Trying not to laugh* Well buy boxer briefs, but don't get rid of your boxers yet. I don't want you to go buy all new boxers next weekend because you don't like boxer briefs.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Hobby: Crocheting

Does this make me an old lady? Don't worry. You can be honest.

I recently learned some very very basic crocheting.

That being said, I'm ready for a challenge. I want to do THIS. The arcade stitch baby blanket.
Yesterday I went to Joann Fabrics and picked up some yarn and a book with more hooks, because the one hook that I have is the wrong size for the yarn I picked out, and a book.

I'm planning on making this baby blanket for my friend who is due the beginning of next year.

Wish me luck!

Any crocheter out there? Anyone have a favorite baby blanket pattern?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Anti "Baby Bucket List"

Hmmm.... I came across this blog post today: "Baby Bucket List" by Kristen @ Just Thinking

I never thought of having a baby bucket list, or as I call it a cradle list, being synonymous to having a baby equals death. Did you?

I guess I should clarify things a bit. I'm not saying my life will be over when I finally get pregnant. I am very much looking forward to having children. I want to wait to make sure I will be the best parent possible to them. Of course I would like to have a baby now, but it would be so selfish to bring someone into this world that I couldn't properly care for.

The travel topic. I have some traveling on my cradle list, but don't mistake this as things that I will never do again once I have children. I was actually going to write a post about all of the fun family vacations I want to go on one we have a family. Should I just put it in here now? Na, I'll put it in it's own post when I have more time to make a more quality post. All this to say, the traveling on my cradle list are things that wouldn't be as suited to children. Personally, I don't want my children to see all of the mostly naked go-go dancers and drunk people in Las Vegas. But that's just me. I would love to bring my kds somewhere tropical, but I have Bahamas or Mexico on my cradle list because I want to go there in the next 5 years, which will be pre TTC date for me. Plus, I want it to be relaxing and romantic. But it's definitely a trip I would go on again once the kids are older.

Anyways. I feel like my cradle list is a list to keep me grounded. It is a list to remind me to get my shit together before I get knocked up. It is a list to remind me to enjoy this childless time instead of just sitting around being bitter and jealous. It is a list that says hey if you're going to wait to have kids you might as well do these fun things that will be more difficult once you have kids.

Kind of a side note... I recently joined the nest, and by recently I mean yesterday. IDK if I will be using that much or not though. So on the nest there is this article, 8 Things You Can't Do Once You Have a Baby. The comments shocked me. They were mostly like why is the nest so down on having kids, blah, blah, blah, having kids isn't horrible. I didn't see those things in the article though. I thought it was a nice article to remind people to enjoy the time before you have kids because a baby changes your life in more ways than imaginable. I feel like pretty much everything was true except for the staying up late and watching late night shows when they air.

But that's just my two cents. What do you think about the baby bucket list thing?

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Baby Bug

Lately I feel like I've been bitten by the baby bug. I'm sure it is just because one of my friends is newly pregnant, my sister in law just had a second baby, and my best friend has two little ones. It makes me want one, which is so weird because I've never felt this way before. I went so many years not wanting any kids ever.

But then I get my head on straight and remember all of the things I have to (and want to) do first. I want to enjoy my twenties with my hubs carefree no responsibility style. I want to pay off my student loans and car. I want to bulk up my savings. I can't have have a baby now!

Anyone else with a plan to have kids in the future wanting to do it now?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pool Party!!!

This past weekend my hubs and I had a small pool* party. It was so much fun. Mild temperatures. Sexy bikini. Sunny, barely a cloud in the sky. Yummy snacks. Friends. Alcohol. Perfect! Except for the hour I spent praying to the porcelain gods if you know what I mean. I drank way too much! Not to mention the mysterious cut hubs discovered his temple later that day. Oh well, it was a good time. All things I probably won't be doing often when I have kids.

This Google image photo will have to due. Not one picture was snapped during the pool party. Always a wise move when alcohol is involved. I wish I would've taken a picture of the blowup loungers, half empty glass, and bottles scattered all of the deck before I cleaned them up.

Next summer I want to have a really big pool party with everyone I know. I want to go all out with a tropical/tiki/luau theme. I think it's fun to be in the pool when the sun is on it. Hubs wants to have a night time party with tons of tiki torches and pool lights, but all I can think about are the misqitoes! Either would be fun. We'll see if it happens :)

Oh and for the record, I'm sure summer and pool parties with children can be fun too.

*It's an above ground pool that came with the house. I'm not made of money people!

This Would Be a Really Cool Birth Announcement!

I love it.

It would have been worth waiting to find out details about my new niece if they had been delivered in such a beautiful way :)

Ok. Maybe I'm not totally over the twitter thing...

According to Twitter, I Have a Niece

Have you ever gotten that call from somebody who’s just had a baby? You know the one where you all you say is “Hello?” and they say, “It’s a girl! *insert full girl name* She was born today August 17, 2011 at 3:47 AM! She’s 7lbs 8oz and is 21 inches long! She barely has any hair, but it’s so cute. She looks just like my dad. Come meet her later today. We’re at this hospital.” At which point you realize you better jump in if you want to get more than one word in. So you say something like, “Aw. Congrats. She sounds so cute. I can’t wait to meet her…” Has anyone else ever had this kind of conversation? The kind where the parents are so excited they couldn’t keep the details to themselves if they tried.

So naturally I was expecting all of the details when Mr. S, my husband, texted me that his brother called with news that his baby had been born,. But when I didn’t get another text with details I started texting questions back, “When, gender, name, size, … ?” Mr. S didn’t know any of it. So I called him to ask. He said his brother wouldn’t give him any details even though he asked. I thought they wanted to tell us in person. Nope. No invite to come visit them in the hospital. Weird.

Later that night I was dying of curiosity.  We still hadn’t heard anything so I check my sister-in-law’s blog, twitter, and facebook fanpage. Guess what?! There it was on twitter along with a photo of said baby. They had a baby girl. I have my first niece.

Then it hit me. I know we aren’t closest to them, but to not even be on the list of people who get a phone call with the stats or an invite kind of stings. This baby only has two uncles and two aunts. Mr. S and I have up two of those. But then again why am I surprised? When I think of it, I don’t think I have ever heard Sean’s brother or his wife refer to us as their first child’s aunt and uncle.

As much as I would like to say, “oh well, I don’t give a shit about them anyways.” I can’t because the truth is I do. I have to see these people at holidays and birthdays. These people are my family whether I like it or not. Sure I could fill a book with all of the negative things that they have done to  Mr. S and I, but it still hurt realizing that they don't consider us family.

It makes me wonder what kind of relationship my children will have with their cousins.