I’m a cry baby!

Over the years, as I’ve gotten older, I have changed from a non-crier to a moderate crier. However, this 3rd trimester is ridiculous.

I think my friend Kristin said it best, “just try not to have feelings”.

Here is a list of dumb things that have made me cry this month:
· Guardians of the Galaxy – when John C. Riley’s pink wife and pink child came home safely after the big attack.

· A stupid Coca Cola commercial that featured the song “when I am with you … there’s no place I’d rather be”

· Project Runway (season 8) – when the parents come to the workroom and Gretchen is sad her Mom won’t be able to make it because she won’t be able to leave her disabled Dad at home … but then she shows up!

· Project Runway (season 8) – when Mondo admits that he’s been HIV positive and he’s been afraid to tell his family for the past 10 years.

· Project Runway (season 8) – when Michael Costello found out he got 4th place and isn’t going to fashion week. He was uncontrollably bawling like Toby McGuire did in Spiderman 3, so therefore I was uncontrollably bawling for him.

· American Girl doll commercials.

· Talking to Bubba in the car the other day about how she can be a fashion model (watching too much Project Runway) or anything she wants to be.

· I called Bubba by her REAL name (we have conversations when I’m driving around) and it was just … different.

· Getting some bummer news at work (we all know how professional it is crying at work!).

· When a friend from high school offered to mail me a bunch of hand me down clothes.

· Writing this blog post. 😦


Pregnancy is gross – part 5

Ok, I probably don’t really need a part 5 because this stuff pales in comparison to literally crapping my pants. Although, I’m sure I’ll have a part 6 after I give birth! (I hear pooping on the table is a sure thing, and I’m sure there are all sorts of other fluids that fly out that nobody every talks about).

Here are some 4 miscellaneous gross things that have been happening recently.

1. Stuff is coming out of my nose. A lot of stuff. And I don’t have allergies or any of the normal ‘nose related issues’, so this is unusual.

A while back, I went thru a phase where every time I wiped my nose, my hand would be covered in dried blood. Recently, it’s just 24/7 dried snot.

Thankfully, when I look in the mirror (I’m looking a lot to make sure), there are never things dangling from my nostrils. Thank goodness!

Looking on the bright side, at least it’s not dripping like a faucet.

2. Does anybody remember this quote from Forgetting Sarah Marshall? “Let’s just say that if God was a city planner, he wouldn’t put a playground next to a sewage system!”

This doesn’t happen often, but if I get gas … holy cow … it’s horrendous! Whomever coined the phrase “silent but deadly” must have had a pregnant wife at home.

It’s super duper embarrassing. Thankfully it only seems to strike when I’m at home. I feel pretty bad for my husband, but it’s really nasty. I have no shame issues tooting in front of him, but this stuff smells from 2 rooms away. He’ll walk into a room 10 minutes after the ‘gas leak’, give me a “you’re gross” look, and just walk away.

Fun, fun stuff.

3. I’m wearing size 9 underwear. I think that speaks for itself. I bought size 7 a few months ago. Last weekend I just skipped right over the size 8’s because I’m tired of buying underwear!

4. My left foot is blowing up like a balloon. I call myself “Captain Elephant Foot”. It only happens when I’m walking around a lot, so I guess it’s my fault. Excuse me for trying to have a life!!!


I’ve got a huge top half, a huge mid section, so all I had left were my feet. I’ve always had cankles (they run in the family … my poor unborn daughter), but now they are huge and so ugly.

I really don’t mind my giant gut, my big thighs or cottage cheesy butt, but for some reason, my fat feet and ankles are really depressing.

DIY – rag rug

Giant rugs are expensive! So I decided to make my own for the baby’s room. It’s a tiny room, so the finished product will be about 5′ X 5′. Our entire house (it’s typical Florida) is 100% tile. I assume baby knees will need a rug right?

It’s going to take me a million years, but I figure every time I’m sitting in front of the TV, I can get a tad done. Plus, Bubba isn’t due until the end of November and won’t be crawling for at least another 6 months. I’ve got plenty of time!

It’s a shaggy rag rug, and it’s only going to cost about $25.

Step 1:
I bought 20″ x 60″ rug non-stick pads from Walmart. At first I bought 2, then I went back for a 3rd. They were about $6.50 each.

Make sure you buy one with huge grids. They also sold ones that were more ‘pad’ than holes. I’m guessing that’s a better quality for holding a real rug down (the intended purpose), but not for rag rug purposes!

Step 2:
Find all those old t-shirts, sheets and fabric scraps. My goal is to not spend a dime on fabric, but I might end up buying some cheep $2/yard cotton. We’ll see how many scraps I can come up with.

Step 3:
Cut into small strips. I just started cutting, but the pieces are about 3/4″ wide and about 5″ long. They don’t have to be perfect.

Step 4:
Invite your friends over for “girls night”, and then put them to work! 🙂

Just start tying. It’s going to be a big mish mash of colors.

Isn’t it cool up close?!?