More About Me Meme


Thanks Poppy Cedes

[X] I’ve run away from home
[ ] I listen to political music
[ ] I collect[ed] comic books
[ ] I shut others out when I’m sad
[X] I open up to others easily
[X] I am keeping a secret from the world
[X] I watch the news
[ ] I own over 5 rap CDs
[ ] I own something from Hot Topic
[ ] I love Disney movies
[X] I am a sucker for hair/eyes
[X] I don’t kill bugs
[X] I curse regularly
[ ] I have “x”s in my screen name
[ ] I’ve slipped out a “lol” in a real conversation
[ ] I love Spam
[X] I bake well
[ ] I would wear pajamas to school
[X] I have a job
[ ] I love Martha Stewart
[X] I am in love/like with someone
[ ] I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS
[X] I am self conscious
[X] I like to laugh
[ ] I smoke a pack a day
[ ] I loved Go Ask Alice
[ ] I have cough drops when I’m not sick
[ ] I can’t swallow pills
[X] I have many scars
[X] I’ve been out of this country
[X] I can’t sleep if there is a spider in the room
[ ] I am really ticklish
[ ] I love chocolate!!
[ ] I bite my nails
[X] I am comfortable with being me
[ ] I play computer games/video games when I’m bored
[X] Gotten lost in the city
[X] Saw a shooting star
[ ] I had Surgery
[ ] Gone out in public in your pajamas
[X] I have kissed a stranger
[X] Hugged a stranger
[ ] been in a fist fight with the same sex
[ ] Laughed and had milk/soda come out of your nose
[ ] Pushed all the buttons on an elevator
[X] Made out in an elevator
[X] Swore at your parents
[X] Kicked a guy where it hurts
[ ] Been skydiving
[ ] Been bungee jumping
[ ] Broken a bone
[X] Played spin the bottle
[X] Gotten stitches
[ ] Drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour
[ ] Bitten someone
[ ] Been to Niagara Falls
[X] Gotten the chicken pox
[X] Crashed into a car
[ ] Been to Japan
[X] Ridden in a taxi
[X] Shoplifted
[ ] Been fired
[ ] Had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back
[ ] Stole something from your job
[X] Gone on a blind date
[ ] Had a crush on a teacher/coach
[ ] Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans
[ ] Been to Europe
[ ] Slept with a co-worker
[X] Been married
[ ] Gotten divorced
[ ] Saw someone/something dying
[X] Driven over 400 miles in one day
[ ] Been to Canada
[X] Been on a plane
[X] Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show
[ ] Thrown up in a bar
[X] Eaten Sushi
[ ] Been snowboarding
[X] Been skiing
[X] Been ice skating
[X] Met someone in person from the internet
[ ] Been to a motocross show
[X] Going to or have gone to college
[ ] Done hard drugs
[X] Taken painkillers
[X] Cheated on someone else


Oh, My Beloved Turkey


Sorry, peeps. I have nothing to write about that would interest anyone in the least.

Unless you want to hear about the dangers of listeria because DAMN, I could fill you in for hours. and hours. and hours. Ask my husband.

The dilemma of whether or not to eat deli meat during pregnancy. That’s the crisis du jour over here. And what if I already did? And the listeria monoctyogenes are coursing through my body? Oh shit. Are pregnant women really NOT allowed to eat deli turkey during their entire pregnancy?


Are the 80’s Making a Comeback?


I have only bought two books about pregnancy, The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy and The Pregnancy Journal. That’s enough for me. Girlfriends Guide is cute, but I get really distracted and bored after about 5 minutes. I’m just the type of person that wants answers to what is plaguing me at the moment; I don’t really care to read about things that aren’t happening to me personally. Mainly, because a) um, they aren’t happening to me and b) sometimes my scary hypochondriac mind starts to think that maybe those things ARE happening to me. And that is not good. Not to mention counter-productive.

So, I have really enjoyed The Pregnancy Journal. Essentially, it is a day-to-day guide and journal for ladies with buns in the oven. I really appreciate the concise daily information about the growth of my baby and what it means to me. For instance, yesterday’s blurb was:

The hard, bony part of the baby’s palate is now completely formed. The bony plate divides the mouth from the nose and makes it possible for your baby to eat and breathe simultaneously. The muscles in the walls of the digestive tract have become functional and are beginning to practice the contractions they will make when they have food to digest. Your baby’s growth rate has slowed somewhat. It has doubled its weight in the last week to almost 1/2 ounce; its length has increased to 2 1/2 inches.

This type of information is perfect for me, plus it’s coupled with interesting food facts and health information. So, yeah, I really like this book.

This morning, I opened it up with a little more excitement than usual because today marks the first day of my second trimester. Woohoo! I had a feeling today’s blurb might be a little special.

Instead, I read something about kidney nephrons and this:

Take care to wear comfortable clothes that don’t restrict movement or inadvertently cut off your circulation. If you are not quite ready to wear maternity clothing yet, select transitional styles, such as loose sweaters and stretch leggings.

STRETCH leggings? Stretch LEGGINGS? Why in the hell would I want to wear stretch leggings? Just those words conjur up visions of big hair, Ray Ban Wayfarers and bright fuschia stirrup pants (with white socks underneath the stirrups and tan huaraches). I’m already feeling poochy and fat considering I’m in the “in-between” phase (or the “ass-ugly” phase, as I prefer to call it). I’m not so sure stretch leggings and an oversized sweater are going to boost my self-confidence right now.

Who is this author? More importantly, when was this book written? I checked the info, and it was published in 1996! And revised in 2005! Were stretch leggings acceptable in 1996? Let’s see, I was graduating from college that year, and the answer is a resounding NO. I was watching movies like Fargo, Jerry Maguire and the English Patient. I was listening to Beck Odelay and Boys for Pele by Tori Amos. And, OK FINE, I was listening to Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio. Whatever.

My point (and I do have one) is that stretch leggings were not appropriate in 1996 nor in 2006. And especially not appropriate for pregnant women EVER.



Whoorlito Update


I had my follow-up ultrasound this morning, and everything looks great. My hemorrhage has healed and the baby was doing some major whoorlito aerobics.

Here are some ultrasounds from early Saturday morning (notice the time, aargh).

Hey guys! Check out my arm and hand!


But wait, seriously, how cute is my foot?


Um, yeah. Some additional room would be nice.


…and some from this morning…

Chillin’ like a villian.


And my personal fave. Just waving hello to the readers.