Monday, November 8, 2010

Blogger Hiatus

Apologies for the recent break in blog posts. I'm afraid to say it will continue for a while seeing as I won't have a computer anymore for some time. I'm just kinda bummed since it was going so well and I don't otherwise keep any kind of journal. I guess I will just have a lot to catch up on when I do get a new computer. I'll do what I can here and there when I get a chance on Villi's laptop. Until then. Have a great day!
Here's the 19 week picture. Finally a
little more of a bump!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

3 Things That Annoy Me

I've always been a really patient and tolerant person. I think it comes with having younger siblings too. :) But lately my patience has run much thinner than usual. Here 3 of my most recent pet peeves....

1 - People who mess up/misspell simple english words and phrases.

Examples include but are not limited to:

-Supposebly instead of supposedly.

-Minds well instead of might as well.

-I won you instead of I beat you. ('I won you' implies that YOU are the prize)

-Escape goat instead of scapegoat. (What the heck is an escape goat and where can I find one?)

-Borrow instead of lend. ('I'll borrow you' makes no sense!) Which reminds me...

-Mixing up simple homonyms such as: sense, since and cents. To, two and too. There, they're and their. Accept and except. Are and our.
(You get the idea)

-Misuse of plural compound nouns. Brothers in-law not brother in laws. Holes in one not hole in ones. Runners up not runner ups, and so on and so on.

There are several more but I need to stop before I get too fuming. Plus I don't have much room to talk since my punctuation is terrible!

2 - People who leave the kitchen a mess. I don't care about dirty dishes, that's not what I'm talking about. I mostly mean when food is left out to spoil even though the fridge is within a few feet. Wrappers left on the counters or table when the garbage can is two steps from anywhere. And mostly when cupboard doors and drawers are left wide open. How hard is it to shut them!?!? Oh, and also people who cut the butter with a dirty knife and leave crumbs! I know, I know, this sounds really nit-picky. Deal with it! :) JK

3 - I can't really think of anything but it does kind of bug me that Fall is the only season with another name... Who on earth came up with the name Autumn? Don't get me wrong, I like the name by itself. However, it doesn't even fit in with the other seasons. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. See how nicely it flows. Now try to say Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. What the? Oh well, there's nothing I can do about it.

I think that's enough of a rant for now. Hopefully the next blog topic will be a little more positive. It just doesn't feel like me to be an ornery (that's another one everyone messes up) old pregnant lady.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Last Time I Cried

Let me just start off by saying, I never cry. Whether I'm extremely happy or terribly sad, I've never been a crier. I've always wondered if there was something wrong with my tear ducts, and have even felt insensitive at times when everyone around me is crying and I'm not. Lately however, there's been no question that they work. I think the last time I cried was about a week ago. I had been really depressed all day, I felt fat, and ugly and unproductive and by the time Villi came home anything could have set me off! I don't even remember what it was about but we got in a silly little argument and I lost it! I hate it, because when I'm crying I can't communicate which makes me more frustrated and cry harder. Then I cry because I feel like I have no reason to and that I should just be grateful for everything. Lets just say it's a bit of a mess.... So after crying for a while, Villi realized he wasn't getting anywhere and decided to call my mom. (Even though I told him not to) As I've said before, I think he knows me better than I do. I couldn't really talk but I just listened to her talk about her day or something and after a while I somehow calmed down. When we hung up, Villi came back into the room and just held me. The dogs came in shortly after and are always so sweet to me when they know I'm upset. Anyway, Zoe came to sit in my lap and just looked up to me with THE cutest look ever. It seriously said, 'it's okay mommy, I love you' and immediately the water works began again! But this time I wasn't sad. Villi asked why I was crying and I just said, 'she's so cute!'. I realized how silly it sounded and pretty soon we were both laughing about it. Pregnancy truly is a roller coaster of emotion but I'm still loving every minute of it. I feel like I've been able to discover several sides of myself I never knew I had.

Precious little Zoe!

Monday, November 1, 2010

On My Mind

I don't have a lot of time tonight, so I may come back and add to this. I'll just keep it short and sweet for now. Here's what's been on my mind the past week... My birth plan!!! I know D-day is quite a ways off still, but time does seem to fly and I want to be as prepared as possible. Questions like, do I labor and birth in water? Do I labor out and birth in? Do I wait until after the birthing the placenta to cut the cord? Who do I want there? Do I try the bradley, hypnobabies, or other birth methods? And on and on and on... I just feel like this is going to be one of the most important times of my life and even thought it's not possible, I want everything to be perfect. So long as everyone is healthy and happy though, I can certainly be satisfied.
18 weeks