Monday, April 27, 2009
Here's the thing about being pregnant. People think that you want their advice.
ALL THE TIME.
Guess what folks- this is my, count em, third pregnancy. I think I got it down this time.
No, I don't know your great aunt so and so who tried such and such to lose weight while pregnant. And no, I don't want to know what you think about ankle swellage or boob leakage. This shit just happens when you're pregnant.
You know what I do want? You- to shut the hell up. I got this.
Oh, and lets not forget about the ones that don't have kids and give pregnancy and/or parenting advice. Those are always the best, not to mention TOTALLY warranted.
And you- the ones that always feel free to walk up to pregnant women that you don't know and rub their bellies? We are not waddling Buddhas in skirts and loud prints. We will not bring you luck. We are probably hungry and sore, and will bite your face off. STOP IT.
And yes, I know that I am huge. What can I do?
Yes, I am SUUUUURRRRRE that it is only one thankyouVERYmuch.
And yes, I know that 986,783, 480.2 women in the United States choose to birth in hospitals, induced, with drugs and fancy concoctions and be all knocked out for the whole thing.
But guess what- I am not one of them. And, despite what you think, THIS IS PERFECTLY OK. Trust me.
Oh, and men that dole out advice about birthing- what the hell?!
I know exactly what you mean when you say "ways to help move labor along" and I want NONE of that.
Unless you bring me super hot spicy delicious Mexican food.
Then, maybe we can talk.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.
On April 12, 1951, Israel's parliament proclaimed Yom Hashoah U'Mered HaGetaot (Holocaust and Ghetto Revolt Remembrance Day) to be held on the 27th of Nissan, which falls on April 21st this year. The name was later changed to Yom Hashoah Ve Hagevurah (Devastation and Heroism Day) and is now currently shortened to Yom Hashoah.
Yom Hashoah was declared a national public holiday in 1959 in Israel. In 1961 a law passed that closed all public entertainment on Yom Hashoah.
Yom Hashoah is generally observed with the lighting of six candles to represent the six million, speakers, prayer, and singing.
I encourage you to find out what is going on in your community today for Yom Hashoah and to participate, listen, learn, and remember.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Sooooooo, here we are. Let's see....
Last week we had Passover! Lots of eating!
Then we had Cory's Trailer Park Birthday Party. Lots of fun, and also lots of eating!
Then we had Easter- Lots of eating, tons of people, and a trip to Urgent Care because Oliver shoved Reeses Pieces up his nose. Too far up his nose. Right after the (brand new) garbage disposal went out on us.
But really, I could care less because my mom came to visit.
She brought a thousand course meal, complete with 500 different dessert
options. I did not need to do anything! It was amazing. I was so burnt out from Passover and Cory's party, and a gazillion papers due before the week was out, so she did everything. I just sat around and ate and gazed lovingly at my mother. Till she told me that I was HUGE and my hair looked dingy.
Best highlight ever from the past two weeks that I have been M.I.A?
THE WASHING MACHINE CAME ON MONDAY! I cannot even tell you how dang excited I am to no longer have to wash our clothes in the bath tub. Because do you know how much work that is?! Washing them all- BY HAND- rinsing them all- BY HAND- and then wringing them all out- BY HAND- and then they are still so wet that I need to put them in the dryer twice each time, at least. I swear- I would have been pissed all the time if I lived like on the wild Frontier or something. AND HOW!
Speaking of Frontier women- something else happened this week, too.
I FREAKING EXPLODED.
Big as a bread box.
So now that we are all caught up, I have leftover pie to eat.
Monday, April 13, 2009
The contest for the ROCKSTARMOM maternity shirt is done-zo. Thanks so much to everyone that played. I used Random.org to chose a number for me. See?
The winner is...
Jamie Willow said...
I really liked the Floating Baby Hoodie. Super cute stuff.
So Jamie- congrats! Email me your snail mail info so I can get you your shirt. Oh, and size too please!
Monday, April 6, 2009
ROCKSTARMOM started with a woman named Leah Brumley and her sewing machine and worked it's way up to an awesome company with maternity wear for awesome pregos.
All of their clothing is made from the finest products and materials. Their rock shirts are created and sewn from licensed products- all going back to support the artists.
All of the original designs are her own, so you won't find them anywhere else.
They also have a baby line full of rockin' wearables for your future rock star, a Yoga line, an EcoMama line, all sorts of cool things!
ROCKSTAR MOMS has been featured in Pregnancy Magazine, Beauty & Style, The Momsquawk Blog, TheDailyStroll.com, Maternity & Style, NBC, and In Style on Daytime.
Leah and her ROCKSTAR MOM maternity clothes are so rad that she has offered up one of her own ORIGINAL Tees for one of my readers to have themselves!
This shirt is her very own "Floating Baby Tee". ****PLEASE NOTE- the shirt you will receive will be black, NOT BLUE***** which if you ask me, is even better!
Here is what I need you to do to enter- Go to their site- Rockstarmoms.com and check it out. Then come back and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite item was, or what you just can't live without. That's all, presto bango- you're entered. I will pull a winner next Monday, the 13th- in the evening (ish). So you have a whole week of intense trepidation until I announce the winner!
***extra ways to enter*****
1. Twitter about this contest
2. Blog about this contest
3. Follow my own blog, This Dangerous Life.
You can enter as many ways as you want, just leave me separate comments for each entry, with links if applicable.
Thanks friends! Good luck.