Monday, April 29, 2013

i hate you glass slippers

There are always these random toys or things your child loves and you just can't stand or maybe I'm just a terrible mom I don't know. But let me tell you about my dislike for these glass slippers. My mom and Blake's mom each got Olive "glass slippers" over the past year or so. When I say glass slippers I mean those plastic princess shoes. She LOVES them. I don't actually mind the shoe but what they put my through every single morning is going to drive me insane. It changes daily which ones she likes or which one matches or which one isn't getting her but more than likely there is a tantrum involved and tears, oh the tears, and the trying on of ALL the slippers till we find the perfect pair. All this before coffee. Once the "long beautiful dress" is on and the perfect glass slipper fits life is good and the morning can go on but holy shit these glass slippers are driving me insane.

So my mom sent me the best article today and it made me laugh so damn hard. Its seriously worth a read and I don't think I have ever related to something so much in my life.
Read it here.
It relates to the whole glass slipper thing and just how damn strange 3 year olds (or in my case almost 3 year olds are) No joke Olive does every single one of these things daily (minus the getting in her brothers face) but I imagine that is only a matter of time. The terrible twos were funny and honestly when people told me three was crazy I couldn't fathom how it could change or be so different. Oh I get it now. Obviously its not all bad. I have to say this age is also one of my favorites with her. We talk and have actual conversations, she has ideas and jokes and can make me laugh so hard. I love her imagination and her independence. Some moments are so so nasty and exhausting but I'm trying to take it all in good and bad and try to find the humor in it all. My patience is hit and miss these days being so pregnant but I really am trying to enjoy these moments with her even when they are crazy and man are they crazy.

I will be hitting the 34 week mark on friday and I'm feeling extra pregnant these days. I finally hit a point the other night where sleep is getting tricky. I have to say I'm pretty fortunate that I was sleeping really good up to this point (minus the pee trips every 2 hours) but now I'm peeing every 30 min and actually physically rolling my body out of bed is a full on challenge. My ab muscles are gone, lost under the bump so things are slower and much harder. I actually sat and thought about peeing in my bed last night cause I was so tired of getting up (sorry Blake) and then I got into this deep thought process about actually being pregnant. Nothing like getting deep with yourself while sitting on the pisser at 2am. Like I know pregnancy is amazing and everything but seriously like thinking way deep into it just blows my mind. It got me out of bed so it worked. I swear I've considered wearing Depends. Don't judge me. I've been taking tums like crazy, I feel awful as I never ever touched Tylenol or anything with Olive but the indigestion is so bad. I never experienced it with Olive or really ever in life. They say they are safe but I still feel guilty as I am so cautious with everything else I put in my body. Yuck!  I've been pretty serious about resting or napping when and if Olive goes to sleep and its been really helpful. The last three days I've been out hard during her nap and I can tell my body is getting into that birthing mode. It's crazy to think there are only a few more weeks left. I wish I knew when this little guy was going to be here. I've been back to practicing my hypnobabies, probably not as much as I should but I feel comfortable with what I've reviewed. As I get closer I will listen to the hypnosis daily but for now I've only been able to do it weekly. Blake and I practiced some of the scripts and I feel good about them. I think it was just a good reminder of some of the cues and his voice in that kinda moment that needed to be refreshed. I fall asleep so much easier this time around when listening to the hypnosis or Blake, crazy how different it is a second time. This mom is sure tired!

I decided that after swim today I would take Olive to California Adventures for a few hours. We've been telling her about the  Disney Jr live show for awhile now so I figured we could just see that and go. It was manageable till she got in her I don't want to walk mode and wanted me to carry her everywhere. It's fine when Blake is there to help or when a friend comes and they have a stroller (she won't sit in our stroller) but I got pretty sore and there were a few meltdowns. Sadly I think it was our last solo trip but we did have fun for the short time we were there. We tried a new Cars ride, watched the 5 and dime band play their entire show, and watched the Disney Jr live show. I lured her back to the car with a pretzel and root beer which she happily ate while she walked. I've decided that in pregnant parenting you do what you have to do to survive. Again don't judge me.

In exciting news the little guys room is all done! Like totally ready to go!  My mom came out for the weekend and seriously saved the day by helping out with Olive. Our bedroom is painted too (minus a door but its close enough) We have art on the wall and it looks awesome. Still need to get a few prints but that is super easy stuff. I feel so much better and like I finally have a grasp on all the shit that I want done before the little guy gets here. The final touches will all be done this weekend and our chickens might even have a coop! We found one we like and can afford out in Lancaster so we're just trying to figure it out. This is our last weekend (well saturday) that we are not totally booked with plans so pressure is on. Our chickens are getting so big and its pretty awesome. I kinda thought that process would take longer but I think its better to get the coop done sooner than later. Oh how I love those feathery little things. I had no idea how I would feel about them. I mean they aren't exactly cuddly like a dog but man oh man we sure love them. Cats on the other hand, ewww gross. I guess I'm not a weird bird lady.

On to the photos....

cape wearing artist. 

snuggle time and serious mom boobs. 

about a week old. 

helping me organize the new room. 

a friend was in palm springs for business so a bunch of us crashed the pool with all our kids. super fun chaos!  

we tried so many times for a good photo but its super hard and opening my eyes under the water grossed me out. 

olive and sonia. 

feeding her seaweed. 

squirt gun with gavin. 

trying to reach the water. 

kat as super mom. 

the slide was awesome, landing in 3 feet of water not so much. 

people kept asking when i was due as i'm sure they thought i was going to birth in these pools. 

the kiddos minus nathan. 

snacky cuddle time. 

all day. 


and thats how you do 8 hours in palm springs. 

olive and sonia checking out the baby ducks. 

desert sunsets are kinda amazing. 

one last photo and my kid has to put leaves in nolas hair. 

morning ice cream. 

night ice cream. 

tight spots to play in. 

inspecting grandma. 


the best dinner i've had in a long time. so simple and so good! 

i don't know why i look so long but there is the beast! 

i was trying to find olive and i walk outside and see this. she was just chillin in the sun. 

the first good watermelon i've had in years. 

first otter pop. sadly not a fan. ate half and threw it away. 


almost summer.......

let the outdoor dinners begin. this kid is hot dog obsessed but she likes them outside the bun cut in little pieces. she totally ate the bun after but she told me the hot dog tastes better outside the bun. 

so many belly flops but she did not see to care. 

waiting for the cars ride. crazy eyes. 

at the live show. 

meltdown time. 


almost 2 weeks old.

Monday, April 22, 2013

opie and bones

It only took two rounds but I got Olive to take a nap! Success! I'm in between loads of laundry and making piles of shit that has been trailed out from my room to the living room. My house looks like a bomb went off, a really sticky toddler bomb. I finally told Blake he has to help me with housework. I can't keep up anymore. I physically cannot vacuum or scrub my floors. And if someone tells me not to worry about the mess and just live they can go to hell. I'm a neat freak but I've totally learned to let go having a kid but there is a point. How I am going to keep up with two I have no idea. Coffee injections at naptime perhaps?? I'm for sure in my get shit done nesting phase that I thought would never come. Our room has been half painted for a week now and I'm seriously having anxiety wanting it just to be done. It really isn't anyones fault as its hard to paint with a kid around and try and plan to sleep in the room and Blake has had these crazy headaches so he was feeling pretty crappy. I'm just feeling a bit anxious and the hormones aren't helping. Fingers crossed tonight will be productive so I can chill out. I'm kinda hoping Olive will have a great sleep, she swam really hard this morning. Now that she is in the big pool she is swimming so much more and it's a bit more intense. She seriously loves it so much. I'm so excited to see if she will want to play water polo or swim in school when she is older. We ran a few errands, had a quick "coffee" date then went to my midwife appt. She was running late today which is super rare so we sat for a long time. Olive was a champ for the most part but she certainly does not like to be there. She is great in the waiting room and we keep pretty busy with the toys and magazines but as soon as we get in the room she just clings to me. I've tried my phone, candy, anything but she insists on sitting with me. My midwife is amazing and takes her time every single appt to help her on my lap and let her press all the buttons to take my blood pressure and check the little ones heart. But after that she pretty much wants to book it for the door. Funny how different it is this time.

I think this is the first post since we got chickens! We did it! We ended up with two adorable little girls named Opie (Olive's choosing) and Bones. When we got them they were 2 days old. They are funny little critters. We let them run around in the backyard on a blanket cause its been so warm out and the are just the cutest things ever. They don't love to be held and are pretty squirmy. They have been living in the garage in a little box with a heatlamp and they seem pretty happy. As they get bigger we will have to figure out if we want to make or buy a coop but we have a few weeks to figure that out. Hoping before the baby gets here we can have something done which should be good timing.

We had a pretty great weekend. Saturday was spent hanging out with a bunch of friends and having a bbq. The guys went on a bike ride while the ladies hung out at the house. Aka I chased Olive around and we watched our friends newborn sleep. Gosh I forget how much newborns sleep and eat then sleep then eat. It was funny to see Olive with the baby. She is so sweet and wanted so bad to play with her but she would grab her and hug her and shake her bouncer when she asleep and pile all her toys on her. I kinda got a glimpse at my future. It's going to be very interesting. At least she wasn't hitting or scratching the baby right?? Sunday I had lunch with a few of my friends. I have major baby shower anxiety but my friend wanted to do something so we did a little lunch at a winery. It was perfect and just a small group of my friends that all know each other really well. I could talk to everyone and it was just catching up and talking and eating and relaxing and it was amazing. I felt so relaxed sipping on my non alcoholic rose. I feel bratty cause I should be so honored that people want to throw me a shower but the anxiety of it kills me. My friends are all spread out between LA, OC, and SD and it just stresses me out thinking of trying to get people in the same place. I know I'm nuts. The lunch with perfect and I just feel so damn lucky to have these ladies in my life. We ended the afternoon with cupcakes and wandering around the vineyard while they all drank wine. Then we all lounged at Natalie's house cause there were no kids around and we could. Perfect.

snacking babes. 

of course my kid is climbing and giving the other kids anxiety. 

amelie vs olive hugs turned wrestle moves. 


the line up. 

naked wagon rides. 

the biggest hole. 

pretend sleeping. 

were kinda excited about zinka. 

covered in sand. 

sierra is not amused by the new pet. she sniffs a bit then walks away. 

the only photo i took saturday. so bummed. 

she is obsessed with them. if she doesn't squash them (on accident of course) it will be a miracle. 

olive and opie. 

no nap face. 

32 weeks pregnant. 

i miss real wine. 

alison got us all cups and we polished off those cupcakes pretty quickly! 

the winos! 

the ladies. kat, alison, julie, and natalie. 

"coffee" treat.