Monday, July 26, 2010

Secrets...

Posted by Sarah at Monday, July 26, 2010 1 comments Links to this post
So, I've been absent from this space for a while, but with good reason. I've been keeping a secret. And I'm terrible at keeping secrets and/or lying by omission, so I usually just keep my mouth shut for fear of revealing the wrong thing.

But, now it's safe to say: There's going to be more spit-up in my future. Estimated due date: February 7th.

I'm beyond excited and here are some things I've been dying to share:

*After waiting TWO hours at the doctor's office, the doctor said he thought I was measuring large and might be carrying twins. OMG. Heart-stopping news. He said that he wanted to order an early ultrasound, but the soonest they could get me scheduled would be THREE WEEKS. I cannot wait three minutes -- much less weeks -- to find out if I'm having twins. So, thanks to my resourcefulness, I managed to find another office who could schedule me the next day. There's just one baby and he/she is big already.

*I have been SO sick this time around. I think I've spent more time in the bathroom than in my bed. One sweet side-effect: Little Man comes to the bathroom to comfort me and pat me on the back. He is such a sweet little boy. Thankfully, the nausea is subsiding and I'm feeling better each day.


*Little Man is already letting his new sibling know who's the boss. He's been poking, jabbing, and climbing all over my stomach. We're working on breaking that habit -- fast.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Book Updates

Posted by Sarah at Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2 comments Links to this post
I haven't posted in a while because I've been having a torrid affair...with my Kindle. Man, do I love that thing. (Thanks again, Mom and Dad!)


I'm officially a quarter of the way to my goal of reading 100 books this year. I'm on #26, which is Kitty Kelley's unauthorized biography of Oprah (don't judge me). It's not something I would normally read, but I need something somewhat normal and not too scary. Here's some of the best books I've read lately.

Hide by Lisa Gardner: Do not read this book unless you are very, very brave. I am a big scaredy cat and literally did not sleep an entire night after I finished this book. It is absolutely terrifying and filled with suspense. The plot, which includes several intersecting stories, was unbelievably well-thought out. The characters were interesting and believable. If you like suspense and thrillers, go for it. Just make sure you sleep with the lights on, and don't say I didn't warn you. I would love to read more books by this author, but quite frankly, I'm too afraid.

The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer: Definitely not as good as the Twilight books, but entertaining nonetheless. I had a hard time remembering the character Bree and the newborn vampire back story from Meyer's previous books, but I was still able to follow the story. It was a short, easy read to satisfy my Twilight cravings until Eclipse premieres on June 30th.

Life Sentences by Laura Lippman: Really anything by this author would be good. Some of her tales are scarier than others. This was a great story about a mother whose infant goes missing and she refuses to tell anyone what happened. It sounds terrifying, but wasn't. It's a quick read and satisfies by urges for mystery without giving me nightmares!

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson: I loved the first two books in this series and pre-ordered this one on Amazon. Maybe I had my hopes too high for the last book, but I was a bit disappointed. The story really dragged in some places and it was weighed down by too many other side-stories. If you've read the other two books by Stieg Larsson, definitely read this one but be prepared for a bit of a letdown.

If you're looking for more great books, join Jonna's online book club. I'm planning on reading more of her selections soon.

I'm still looking for more books to read. What are the best books you've read recently?

Cuteness

Posted by Sarah at Wednesday, June 23, 2010 0 comments Links to this post
Just when I thought my heart couldn't melt anymore than it already has, Little Man has entered a whole new world of cuteness. I promise to capture some of this cuteness on video, but until then you'll have to take my word for it.

*Blowing kisses. He has started blowing kisses all the time, which is cute all by itself. But, he also makes this kissing/smacking sound on his hand as he blows his kisses. Too cute for words!

*Speaking of words, the Little Man's vocabulary is growing! We have been sounding out words for him and making letter sounds and to hear him repeat them is adorable. Today, he said f-f-f-f-an and pointed at our ceiling fan.

*Feeding himself and using his spoon. He's finally (mostly) mastered using his spoon. Tonight, he ate sweet potatoes and corn using only his spoon. He doesn't quite get a lot of food on his spoon, but he licks every bit off! Occasionally, he also uses his hands to help out. Because, really, who doesn't like smearing potatoes all over their face?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Hiatus

Posted by Sarah at Friday, May 28, 2010 0 comments Links to this post
I promise I'm still alive.

We've been crazy busy and I've thought a million times about posting, but I haven't brought my little fingers to the keyboard.

I'll get to that soon. Promise.

In the meantime, check out the links to other fabulous bloggers whom I admire and adore. They are brilliantly funny.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Posted by Sarah at Sunday, May 09, 2010 0 comments Links to this post
Happy Mother's Day to all! Our day was filled with a pancake breakfast and a family trip to the zoo.


I couldn't have asked for a better day, but just in case I could The Smartest Man Alive got me a Keurig. I am loved, spoiled, and couldn't be happier.


Thank you, Little Man, for giving me the best job of all: Mom. Each day you bring me joy, happiness, and a love like no other. And thank you to my own mom who continues to love and nurture me even in adulthood.





Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dude, Where's My ...

Posted by Sarah at Sunday, May 02, 2010 2 comments Links to this post
I haven't been able to blog in a while, because I've been so busy ... making sure our house doesn't turn into a toxic dump and get swallowed whole by the earth.

So. How old is old enough to pick up your own toys? I'm wondering because that's a LARGE part of our house cleaning issue. Little Man has turned into a whirling dervish and anything that's not nailed down is fair game. The Smartest Man Alive thinks he's too young to learn to put away his own toys, but I think we should start teaching him now. He's 16 months and if we could contain the clutter in some specific part of the house, that would be immensely helpful.

Right now, he has a playroom. But, he brings all of his toys out into the living room and promptly ignores them so that he can dismantle my baker's rack filled with cookbooks, opens cabinets and removes various bakeware and then scatter it all over the house ... you get the picture.

I hate clutter and the sooner we can resolve this problem, the better for all of us.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Super Mama

Posted by Sarah at Thursday, April 22, 2010 0 comments Links to this post
The Smartest Man Alive is out of town coaching a high school girls lacrosse game. So, Little Man and I have been on our own today. I was dreading this day because I thought surely this will be an epic disaster. Little Man will be grumpy, I'll lose my patience and there will be TOO MUCH to do. Turns out, I was wrong. There was still too much to do, but we both managed to end the day without any tantrums (from either of us).
Accomplished all by 7:35 p.m.

*Worked from 7 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.
*Picked up Little Man from day care.
*Went back to work with Little Man in tow to tutor kids afterschool.
*Drove home AND remembered which roads were closed due to construction.
*Made dinner -- Spinach and ricotta ravioli with spaghetti sauce and dinner rolls.
*Unloaded the dishwasher, reloaded it, washed all of Little Man's dishes and cups.
*Bathed Little Man
*Played with Little Man
*Put Little Man to sleep
*Packed for our trip to Orlando tomorrow.
*Made lunches for both of us.

So, yeah, I'm amazing.
 

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