Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I'm a Wimp!

Before I got pregnant I was concerned with my weight. What 40 year old woman isn't? Your metabolism really does slow down, my mother was right, again.

So I had tried out an exercise DVD from the library, my hubby bought it for me becase it stayed here so long it incurred a fine. NO, I didn't use the DVD every one of those days, even though I'd like to say I did. The DVD is called Pilates for Wimps. So, yes, I am a wimp. But I really like the DVD. For several reasons. The first is that I don't have to go to the gym to do it. I am not, nor will I ever be a "gym person". It's just not my thing & I'm too insecure about my looks & my gym abilities to go there. I'm also inherently lazy & know within my hear that I will waste my money because I won't go to that gym after the shine wears off. This shine usually wears off shortly after that first ball breaking workout. I also like that there aren't a lot of props needed to make this happen. Pilates apparently uses the body as it's prop. I know a tiny bit about Pilates & that has to do with the connection to yoga but I only know a little about this, too. I'm into Yoga but I'll write about that later. This video also has two people exercising. The perfectly fit, young & lovely teacher & another lovely, thicker, more like me person.

I pulled the DVD out & did the workout & I've learned that after having this baby I really am a wimp. I'm going to try to do this DVD three times a week when puppy is napping. (The other days I work so I'll have to take puppy out for walks.) Again, I've found I really like this DVD. It's a relatively simple 30 minute workout, using my own strengths & weight, it's made for wimps like me but the teacher is there doing the exercises so you can see an alternative method.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


(1) The Massage

The smell of tobacco
on her breath,
A chill in the air.

The heat in my bones.

And dream of my
father laughing at


I sit in quiet. The vibrations
of the ceiling fan like the
beating of my heart.

Occasionally the click of the
Zippo, the low burning of
tobacco fills my ears, taking
away the sound of the fan,
my heart.

The swirling to extinction of
the smoke like the fire of
our time together.


cathartic self spells
cleansing the soul of damage -
open to freedom.


contrast of silky
cream and dry dark chocolate
erotic to see


I finally have those pics from the Babies R Us trip uploaded!
The red sports car walker was sooooo adorable, Baby Daddy (AKA BD) & I almost
went for it at double the cost of the other walkers. The Jeep ain't so
bad either but we've passed on a walker entirely. He has an activity
center that does him well & I think he'll be walking on his own in no time!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

They should make a dessert like this!

They should make a dessert called Baby's Feet, kind of like Elephant Ears, you know? They would be so good & I would be about 8000 lbs.

I can't get enough of them!

Friday, July 10, 2009

My pride will get the best of me, yet.

Puppy's 4 month exam & shots were yesterday. My boy is 16 lbs. 9.6 oz. & 26" long. He's doubled his weight in 4 months & grown 6". (here is where the pride gets a little too big) He has the motor skills of a 6 month old. (!?!)

In some ways this isn't a surprise, if you saw the Little Monster in action he doesn't stop, he's like a wiggle worm on meth. It's a wonder sometimes that he hasn't chewed through his fingers or kicked a hold in his carseat!

We get to start solid food, too. Rice Cereal here we come. If it works out we'll be able to start fruits & vegetable's in about a week or two. I should start making some veggies up now since he's an overacheiver in other matters. If I start now I might actually save some money & get some stockpiles in the freezer(if not I'll just be shopping for those adorable little bottles).

My boy is growing up...this is a wonderful realization untill I think about him getting old enough that some other woman starts taking care of him. Oh, this will be so hard, I can try to start preparing, now.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Now I really feel like a bad Mommy.

So when I picked puppy up out of the exersaucer I find that he has also peed out of his diaper. Stupid store brand diapers.

After the night we had you'd think I'd be a little more sensitive, but NOOOOOO. His "I got bad poops to make" crying wasn't enough for me.

OK, my bad.

So I'm eating granola, drinking decaf & cruising the net. Puppy is in the much loved exersaucer making all kinds of noise, I believe it all to be happy noise. He has recently started making new noises such as screeching...yes, real screeching...and squeals. I'm thinking this is all good stuff.

Then I look up at him & he's covered in the old cottage cheese spit up. Yea, sitting there, smiling up at me with chunky lumps all over his chin, on the front of his outfit. I immediately go over & wipe him down, wipe the ML exersaucer and, yea, come back to write this post.

Now who feels like the bad mom?


Saturday, July 4, 2009

This is not a picture of his package!

I'm getting ready to go to work on July 4th (yea, July 4th...that's another conversation entirely), and my baby daddy calls me in the room & says there's something wrong with this diaper. I go in & immediately giggle (see above).

I did warn him that I was going to post this on my blog.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Some kind of normal

Well, I'm happy to write that I have my puppy back. My mother in law's departure was a sad one. Tears all around but a feeling of normalcy seeping back into my consciousness too.

So puppy is sitting in the high chair, drooling and kicking his feet (his favorite activities) patiently allowing me this opportunity to write this post. Uh oh, the grunting/squealing is starting. Not much time left. I should have known I was pushing it be getting breakfast in, too. My boy is teething so bad it's a wonder he has any fluid left in his tiny body. Where does it all come from? It drips down his chin, hands arms to his elbows. He's been on a three to five bib day for weeks now!

Oh! We went to Babies R Us last weekend & saw the cutest walker. When I get it uploaded from my cell I'll post the pics. He was adorable & the hubby & I were this close to buying the pimped walker!

Time to play!