Oh great wall, here you are again!!


I’m here at the wall. The (probably brick) one I’ve run into this pregnancy where everything is hitting me all fast and furious like.

My movements:

  • Slowest walker IN LIFE.
  • Boobs errrrrywhere. If I’d like to roll over in bed, I need to inventory to make sure all of my boobs came with me, and aren’t sitting on the other side of the bed, or even worse, the floor.
  • I do a mighty fine cowboy walk. As if I’m walking AROUND something. You can probably guess what I’m walking around, no it’s not the belly.
  • Bedtime rotisserie chicken turns allllll night. Right side, left side, right side, left side, back for as long as I can stand it, right side left side. You get it.
  • When I get out of bed in the morning, I have the posture of a t rex. All hunched over and grabbing my lady bits because they hurt so bad! Yea yea I know, Trex’s arms are too short to grab their lady bits…
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  • Give me a cart, I will lean on it during breaks at the publix. Like hardcore lean, people probably think something is wrong with me.
  • If I decide to lay flat on the floor, well I better have a buddy system going on, because I cannot get back up unless John helps me. My hips sort of lock? It’s strange. and VERY painful!
  • Don’t sit me in a chair more than an hour because I will be in tears from back pain! Why does sitting hurt so much?!

Feeling:

  • Like someone has been beating my Queen Victoria with a baseball bat.
  • Doomed. 8 more weeks is a LONG time to go when you feel like this already!
  • Tired, but unable to sleep.
  • WEIRD. I consistently tell people that something is wrong with me. I don’t know what it is though. I don’t know WHY I feel that way. I just feel off. Not right. I obsess on “what if my body is trying to tell me something is about to go wrong”!?
  • Overwhelmed, I have so much to do. Everything takes time and money- those are harder to come by since Harper is with me all day!
  • Fat. It’s a hard pill to swallow lately, but I know it’ll come off fast.

Anyone else hit their wall?

Hope not.

Oh yea, Harper ran into her wall yesterday haha! Turbo crawled right into it and looked embarrassed that I saw her!

Check out that bump!

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XOXO

Bell

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What’s his name?


Like we know. ¬†NOT. ¬†Picking Harper’s name was a cinch compared to this one…why? ¬†I don’t know. ¬†John says it’s because I picked the name. ¬†Even though he was the one who suggested that a name I ran across was cool…HARPER! ¬†I think he forgot that part. ¬†While he would be content using his doggie’s name as our new baby’s name, here is a list we are *almost* done with and I’d like to know what everyone’s favorite is! ¬†If you don’t like any of them, give me the scoop, what cute name have you heard lately?! ¬†We need help!

We may be the couple who names their baby when they meet him. ¬†That’s okay too, but both of us like to have control, so maybe we can agree on something sooner than birth! ¬†ūüôā

XOXO

Bell

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Hey big girl…


I stole this videos.  Give the real credit to whoever put them up and allowed me to steal them.

My favorite part of this one is the music they paired with it!!!   

Now, I really wasn’t going to actually post any of the dancing videos, but I died watching them so here is one to start you off:

Please do yourself a favor, and search youtube for pregnant dancing. ¬†It’s greatness. ¬†You’ll notice some that are um…questionable…but you can kind of tell from the title or preview thumbnail, that they’re not what you’re looking for, so just skip over those sexy pregnant dancing videos…unless you’re into that?… Then by all means…go right ahead.

This was all sparked by a search for penguin walking, since that’s what my life has been reduced to lately, but dancing was way better. ¬†

ENJOY!

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XOXO

Bell

A week in passing…again.


Where have I been lately? Nowhere. Just not on wordpress. I mean, I’ve been here, I’ve just been lazy. I’d rather read everyone else’s posts instead of write my own!

Here we are at the 30 week mark of pregnancy! Well maybe a couple days past it, but like I said, I’m being lazy so I need to play catch up while I’m on here.
Here’s what mount Bell looks like:
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And here’s what my anthropologie bikini is supposed to look like compared to what it actually looks like:

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Yea…the top had to stay in my bikini basket…there’s no strapping those puppies in a bikini right now. ¬†I’ll bet your asking yourself why am I being a creepy weirdo with my bikini on in January, in the states, where it’s 35 degrees. ¬†I’ll tell you why. ¬†Because you wanted to know, right? ¬†I’ve been feeling off today. ¬†Something is just NOT right with my person. ¬†I don’t know what it is. ¬†I just know every time I stand up, it feels like my uh…pelvic floor…is breaking in half. ¬†Better description: ¬†Have you ever ridden a horse, and aren’t an avid rider? ¬†Do you know what your AREA 51 feels like the day after you ride that horse? ¬†THAT is what I’m feeling. ¬†Except I didn’t ride any horses. ¬†I’ve also been having a pain I can’t even really describe except for it COULD be braxton hicks, gas, the baby moving his feet further into my AREA, or early labor. ¬†I don’t know what it is, but it’s not good, I’m on edge about it, and I need it to go away. ¬†Until I’m sure it’s something terrible, I’m going to wait until my Thursday appointment to mention it to my doctor. ¬†I am just FOR SURE she will put me back on pericardia (the medicine that makes my blood pressure drop to about 70/40 – the dead person zone) and I just would rather eat a worm than take it. ¬†I’m so scared she will put me back on it, I don’t even really want to go to my appointment at all!! ¬†I had a hangover for 3 days after my last dose.

Oh wait, I was telling you why I was in my bikini… ¬†It was bath time, I was hurting, and I wanted in the bath too (because it holds up the weight of the bump). ¬†The days of naked bathing are over for ME with Harper. ¬†It’s not that it’s inappropriate at this age, but she grabs at cool new things she sees…and well…that’s just weird for me. ¬†All of my “cool new things” just need to be covered up. ¬†IE- bikini!

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Sweet isn’t she? ¬†Here’s the face she was making last night:

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TEETH SUCK.

Anyway, here are the 30 week pregnancy stats:

¬†30 week statsSize of the baby:¬†Hisboyscanswim.com says our boy is around 16 inches long, which is the size of the front tire on the original Big Wheel. ¬†The bump.com says he is now strong enough to grasp our a finger. ¬†They also say he’s getting a bigger brain.

Weight gain: I have reached bison status. ¬†With 2 more months to go, ¬†I’m a little worried for myself. ¬†There’s just NO way I will skip the stretch marks this time…no way.

Gender: In case you missed our gender reveal video:

Movement: Violent movement. ¬†Like some Fred Flinstone movement in my AREA. ¬†It’s not good. ¬†I remember loving it when I would feel ¬†Harper…I just cannot say it’s pleasant this time. ¬†Of course I want to feel it, but that doesn’t mean I love it. ¬† OUCH.

What I miss: Going to church. ¬†Some things are just overwhelming. ¬†They’re not overwhelming ALL the time, but some days it’s just EVERYTHING. ¬†Last sunday I drove all the way to church WITH Harper. ¬†Our church is about 40 minutes away. ¬†So it’s not just down the street. ¬†I get there exactly on time. ¬†Which is late, since I have to park, put her in the nursery, and find a seat. ¬†My church is BIG. ¬†CRAZY BIG. ¬†They have 3 services every sunday, all of which are packed tight. ¬†This day was no different. ¬†Parking was a nightmare. ¬†I drove around 10 minutes looking for a good spot. ¬†I didn’t want to carry a baby (literally) a half a mile to get into the church doors, and that’s where all the parking attendants wanted me to park. ¬†Even the handicapped parking was booked solid. ¬†I know, what was I thinking, trying to find a handicapped spot in a CHURCH when I’m not legally handicapped…but I was desperate! ¬†I have a full on waddle and my AREA is breaking. ¬†I realize the time, realize I’ve missed my favorite part of the pregame church music, and would still love to grab a hot chocolate, AND check the kid in the nursery. ¬†I mean, I might as well just go in and get a hot chocolate and leave because the service will basically be over by then. ¬†I do what any rational person would do. ¬†I cry hysterically and leave church.

Cravings: Steak subs from Jersey Mikes and soda. ¬†Fail of the week: ¬†Went to Jersey Mike’s and got it to go since Harper was being mean to me, place my super healthy mountain dew on top of my car while loading up, and hear it fall off the roof as I pulled out of the parking lot. ¬†UGH. ¬†Can something go right!?

Symptoms: Pains. ¬†Back, V-jay, and stomach mainly. ¬†Restlessness…I’d like to blame it on the pains I’m having, but I’m not 100% sure that’s the problem. ¬†When I can’t sleep at night, it’s because I’m obsessing over things. ¬†I think it was sparked by the early labor a couple of weeks ago. ¬†I’m realizing hardly anything is done. ¬†When we were in the hospital, the crib was not even at our house…and if it was, there would’ve been no room for it! ¬†John’s parent’s generously brought it over this weekend, and all I could think about was how it didn’t have any sort of bedding. ¬†Well not MY bedding. ¬†I don’t know why, but the bedding and curtains are the most important thing to me in the room. ¬†I know those things don’t complete a room, but they set it up so nicely, and I can build around and match things to them! ¬†Last night I was obsessing over what colors to pain the room. ¬†So I did the sane thing, and got up to paint horazontal stripes on the wall at midnight. ¬†Although they came out way better than I expected, the paint was just too dark. ¬†We bought the right paint today and who knows, it’s only 10pm, I could paint the whole room at 3am right? ¬†Is this what nesting is like? ¬†I don’t remember obsessing so much over getting things done with Harper this soon. ¬†In fact, I’m pretty sure I kept putting it off.

Best moment this week: Ordering most of our bedding and buying our curtain material to send to my mother in law, since she did such a fabulous job on Harper’s curtains! ¬†I told her she could probably go into business selling them! ¬†I’m sure they’re too much work to actually do that with all the time, but still, they’re great!

OH YEA, AND IT SNOWED IN ALABAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Worst moment this week: ¬†No need to even list it, I’ve already made an entirely Negative Nancy post.

There you have it, our week.

Say a prayer for my AREA if you have time.

Hope everyone else’s AREA is good!!!!

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XOXO

Bell

Dance time Thursday!!!


Let’s ignore that I picked the channel with the nastiest rap ever!!! ¬† I’ll have to mute that if I show it to her later in life!!!! ¬†WHOOPS.

Hope you’re dancing too.

XOXO

Bell

Kisses for all mankind


I have been on a DIY rampage lately. Well, I mean, I just found 4 projects I wanted to do that took minimal effort.

1. Paint chip mobile -Google it to know what it’s SUPPOSED to look like, and keep in mind, it’s almost totally free to make!!!! I’m into that.

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2. Paint chip rose Valentine’s Day wreath. PAIN IN THE _ _ _!!!! It was just so pretty online I couldn’t resist. Appealing parts : It’s really cool and cheap. 8$ total to make. Parts that make you want to stab yourself with your fiskers: It takes FOREVER. No really. It does. I’m factoring in around 2-3 hours per night for 5 nights. THEN add the part where you have to rape your local home depot of your favorite color paint swatches. I did a really dumb thing, I only wanted one color. I had to take every single dusty rose paint sample from THREE different home depots. THREE. There are no dusty rose paint swatches in the greater birmingham area now. I’m sure of it.

My wreath isn’t complete yet, I still have to fill in some bald spots, but since it’s raining and I can’t display it yet, I am giving myself a break until the sun comes back around. Here it is: Cute even though unfinished!

20130115-002608.jpg3. Paint chip Valentine’s day cards. I was going for a very hand made look for this one. I sent out 25 Valentines this year. Each card contains 10 paint chip hearts. (10 because you have to do one on front, and one on back of each heart) So I hand constructed 250 hearts taped to 25 strings of yarn for the total project. It was a little more in depth than I expected, but it was a total cost of 6$ and a few hours of work one night. Totally worth it since professionally made Valentine’s day cards (with person photos on them) will run you 2.00 or more. No thanks.

Here’s my result:

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20130115-001629.jpg4. Kissing booth. I had to have a picture to put in my cards. I’d already bought Harper some ultra cute valentine’s clothing and was just going to throw a picture of her in a pink dress in each card. BUT my friend sent me a picture of a newborn photo shot, a little baby girl in a basket with a sign labeled “kisses 5 cents” above it. Que the pinterest searches for real kissing booths and I’d figured out what we would be doing for the next week.

As I emptied a ginormous box of diapers (one of the huggies 250 counts from costco), it came to me. HOLY CRAP THIS BOX IS PERFECT SIZE FOR A KISSING BOOTH!!!! I immediately cut the top flap off and scooted downstairs to spray paint the whole thing black. I stenciled my letters and cut out hearts onto my pieces and glued the top flap on with hot glue and wooden dowels I had laying around. PERFECTO!!!! And cheap. Really cheap. Free since I had all the supplies at home. It just needed a finishing touch of balloons. 6$ at party city. Here is my 6$ photo booth!

HAPPY EARLY VALENTINES DAY, PEOPLE!!!!

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She is yelling at our cat, Tom.

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Mom, did you know that Tom is over there?!

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My Mammaw’s necklace added a perfect touch, don’t ya think?!

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She is blowing us a kiss!! SO SMART!

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XOXO

Bell and Harper

 

A de-breeching.


The past 2 weeks are getting to me. My doctor confirmed that I do indeed have a breeched m17 hellcat in my stomach. This explains why I feel like there are 2 whole feet in my VERY low pelvic region. Every twist and turn hurts! I’m too afraid to take a mirror down there, because I’m just sure a foot is sticking out. So, for selfish reasons only, I would like to de breech this kid. I’m 90% sure we will have a c section since it’s been so soon since we had Harper via c section, so it really is my SELFISH need to feel better. I’m only a little over 7 months pregnant, and am freaking out at the prospect of getting more uncomfortable than I already am. 2 months of progressively getting worse. I shudder.

Here’s a short practice run on project debreech (a breech tilt):

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Note to self: My boobs look so much better upside down.

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I’ve also been doing the cat stretch, knee-chest position, and downing lots of orange juice.

Anyone have any success with non-painful methods?

Everyone say a prayer that soon, I will have more room in my pelvis. Because things are just not working out right now down there.

XOXO

Bell

That’s so cute…wait, no it’s not!


I had been sort of waiting for Harper to notice baby brother in the workings. One day I lifted my shirt and showed her my belly. Huge hit. She would touch it and laugh! It was really sweet. She recently started to lift my shirt while we were watching tv and touch my belly button. Still cute.
So we are at publix today, and she touches my stomach- cute right?
Then she starts to lift my shirt up in the middle of the store!! NOT CUTE! ūüôā I really didn’t think this whole thing through.

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She did lift up her daddy’s shirt the other night and poke his belly button with laughter… Which made me laugh so hard I cried and probably peed a little. I told her that was daddy’s baby.

28 Weeks


Well, hello third trimester, you certainly came so much more quickly than the second!

We’ve had an eventful couple of days.

Ya see, yesterday I went in for my 28 week appointment along with one hour glucose test. Let me ask you this? Does any sane person like the sugar drink? Because I was totally into it because I was craving sugar.
Shortly after my crack cocaine orange drink, the baby WENT NUTS BANANAS BONKERS! The first part of the appointment went well, my cervix was long and closed, which is what we want right now.

Next, was monitoring time since I had to wait an hour anyway for the sugar drink to be raging through my veins.

I get hooked up like some sort of science experiment and am left alone in the room.

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I start playing tetris and try my best to ignore how many times this kid is turning, stretching, and punching me in the underwear area. It was getting uncomfortable!!! He is just SO low. It’s a much more uncomfortable feeling than I remember from Harper.

Then my monitors went cray cray. I kept trying to look to see what was up and all I saw was the baby’s heart rate looking funny. I can’t read those stupid strips for anything! After about 5 minutes of the loud beeps, the dr comes in to check out my strips. She stared, and stared, and stared! Then she called in her nurse to stare with her. Then their tech came in to stare. I was officially being looked at like I was going to explode.

AND NOBODY WAS SAYING ANYTHING!

Until………this:

Dr G: Did you hear that?!?
Nurse M: Yeah I did…it’s like theres a second beat.
Me: I turned a color that indicated bewilderment.

They then assured me they thought their machine was picking up my heartbeat as well as the babys. Thanks for giving me a stroke, people.

They watched and watched and watched some more. Apparently they were hearing what sounded to them like arrhythmia in the baby’s heartbeat. And get this, I was having contractions every 3 minutes.

They scurried me over to have an ultrasound, and I got to see his sweeeeet face!!!! EEEEK!!!

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I waddled back to the office and Dr G told me to wobble down to labor and delivery because they needed to watch the baby and make my contractions stop. Wonderful.

I submit all of my medical information to the admissions receptionist. We had a little conversation like this:
Receptionist: Whose your dr?
Me : Dr. G
Receptionist: Oh okay so you’re getting induced today right?
Me: Sh*t, really? Do I look full term already!??

Moving along… I was hooked up to everything under the sun only to be told I was fine 8 hours later. They did manage to shove 2 procardia pills down my throat half way through my stay to lower my blood pressure (supposed to stop contractions). Those stupid pills are like hangover pills. I STILL have a headache from my blood pressure dropping into the dead fish zone. I’m so thankful she didn’t send me home with orders to take this med YET. I am really not sure I can do it! Taking care of a 1 year old under the influence of the hangover pill is HARD. How do those moms I see going to bars every week do it? I couldn’t take care of a kid hungover!

That was our day, now we are home and partially happy, with the exception of my headache and dead fish syndrome.

Here are the 28 week stats

Size of the baby: He is about 2.5 lbs and 15 inches long already!!! He always measures big for us! According to babycenter, he is the size of a chinese cabbage. (?)

Weight gain: I’m reaching bison status.

Gender: In case you missed our gender reveal video:

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/52246066″>Eddins Reveal</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/mckenziemillerfilms”>McKenzie Miller Films</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Movement: He is away every hour for sure! I don’t want to say it’s more movement than with Harper, it’s just more uncomfortable, so I focus on it a lot. He is feet down, I assume his feet are in my vagina actually, because it’s REALLY not a great feeling when he moves.

What I miss: My entire wardrobe! Being tan. Thongs. Yea, I said it.

Cravings: Fried pickles, fried calamari, chocolate cake with ice cream, orange juice, sour cream.

Symptoms: Tiredness, to the point that I can actually have a 20 minute nap everyday. This is unusual for me, I have been tossing and turning trying to nap for months, but just could never get to sleep, I’m SO glad I can have a few minutes of real rest. AND THIS. Yuck.

Best moment this week: Having John close enough to home he could take his lunch break with us. And doing a super cute DIY valentines project…soon to be presented on the blog! You’ll all just die.

Worst moment this week: Being in the hospital!

Oh yeah, and here’s the bump:

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This afternoon I think Harper was wanting some bump love because she crawled up on the couch to hug my tummy!

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then watched Teen Mom with me almost the entire show!  She loves to hear the kids on there talk!

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I hope everyone else is doing good and nobody feels like a dead fish.

XOXO

Bell

 

What do you think?


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The boy is on the right at 28 weeks and Harper is on the left at 34 weeks… Are they going to look just alike?!

The bumps are different though:

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The bump on top is Harper, bottom bump is all boy!

Hair, photos, heartburn and teeth


I like my hair more this week than I did 2 weeks ago. It’s lighter, see?
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From the upward view you can’t really see the bump, right?
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But from this angle, here he is!

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The source of ALL THIS HEARTBURN!!!!!! No really, it’s a lot of heartburn. I’m SO hungry ALL the time……..I will visualize what sort of nasty junk I am going to eat……..then get heartburn. BEFORE eating. Don’t get me wrong, the heartburn doesn’t discourage me from eating the nasty junk…..it’s just a minor speed bump on the way to fried pickle land. Did I ever mention that my in laws bought me a deep fryer for Christmas?! They totally know my hobbies. Deep frying EVERYTHING.

So here I am again, endorsing the iphone’s front cam……….it’s like owning your own photobooth!
SHE’S SUCH A TINY HUMAN NOW!!!

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One other note, she is teething. Like angry, mean, terrible teething. I have no clue how she was so MAD all morning and then was smiling for our home photo shoot! I need these teeth to come in before baby 2.0 gets here!!! This won’t work out with a newborn! Does EVERY tooth make a baby turn into a parent eating monster?! How many teeth will she get?!???? I’m 26 and I’m cutting a molar right now…will this ever end?!

Whatever you do…


Don’t go to Old Navy to see the cuteness they have put out for girls!!!

Today Harper and I went to meet a Birmingham mothers group. It went well…she was able to see other kids and interact with them, even though she’s one of the youngest there I think she enjoyed it!

I had somewhere to be right after lunch, so I decided to hit up a place to eat at the outdoor mall I was already at, or we wouldn’t have a chance to eat until 2. Harper ate a bowl of macaroni and figured out how to use a straw! We had been trying to teach her how FOREVER, I think she just got spoiled with us dropping water in her mouth from straws like a baby bird, and just never had a reason to learn. We wrapped up lunch just in time to head to my appointment. We were full speed in the stroller towards the exit…then it happened. Someone said “ma’am your baby just spit up”.

No big deal right?

OH MY GOSH. I looked down into the stroller to see that she hadn’t spit up, she had THROWN UP. Like 3 cups worth of throw up. LIKE A LOT OF THROW UP. ALL over her. ALL over the stroller. ALL over her fur boots. I run to the front where the hostess stand was and frantically asked for a towel. The waiter looked at Harper, and handed me a linen napkin. I could’ve strangled him. I SAID TOWEL, MAN!!! TOWEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I went behind the hostess stand myself and grabbed a REAL towel threw it over her, and barked at the idiot host “WHERE ARE YOUR BATHROOMS?!????”.

He pointed to the back.

I scurry to the bathroom with my vomit covered kid and realize I didn’t pack ANY extra clothes. NONE. Not even a blanket to wrap her up in.

I did what any rational person would do, stripped her down, wrapped her in a thin towel, and threw my scarf over her neck.

Now what?

I’m at an OUTDOOR mall. I have to go outside with my naked STINKY kid who is wearing a toga. It’s a little chilly!!!

I RAN to the Old navy a few stores down, went to the back and realized I was in baby girl clothes heaven. The outfit I found totally kind of made up for the nasty incident.

Check it:

 

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Go to Old navy. Now. LOVED everything they had out! Lots of umbrella stuff!!!

I hope nobody else out there got thrown up on today!

XOXO

BELL

A cheesy review quiz for my year


For old times sake, ya’ll!!!!
2012-2013

Stayed single almost the whole year? Not at all! ¬†I was engaged and married the whole year! ¬†ūüôā

Tripped over a coffee table? Meh…tripped over a few stairs. ¬†A few times.

Came close to losing your life? Not that I can think of. ¬†I got all of the life loosing activities out of me in my early 20’s late teens!

Saw one of your favorite bands/artists live?YES!  We saw 3oh!3 in Birmingham a couple months ago!!

Did something you regret? Lots. ¬†Said things I didn’t mean, gave out too many chances I shouldn’t have, didn’t stay on top of my workout routine, let the baby fall out of the bed!!! ¬†UGH ¬†Mostly regret not saying I love you enough to the ones I love the most!!!

2012: Friends and Enemies

Did you meet any new friends this year? Yes!!! ¬†I was very lucky to have met Adrian and her beautiful family here! ¬†Although between our sick kids we have been out of the loop a bit, I plan on getting back inside that loop so our girls can play while we play! ¬†I also met Lura, a fun loving sweet girl, who will just tell you like it is in her southern charm way! ¬†ūüôā ¬†PLUS our girls were born on the same day in the SAME hospital! ¬†Fate?!? ¬†Once she’s up to par from her own personal recovery, I fully intend on getting together for some fun time!

Did you hate anyone? Nope…I must not since nothing is coming to mind. ¬†That’s good.

Did you lose any friends? ¬†I had a friend move away :*( ¬†But I haven’t completely lost her!! ¬†Friendships have been tested and that’s about it on them. ¬†Others I’ve distanced myself due to a conflict of interest but with no hard feelings from this girl.
2012: Your BIRTHDAY!

Did you have a cake? Yes

Did you get any presents? Yes

Did you get what you wished for last year? I probably wished something about the pregnancy situation conflict and maybe wishing it would go away soon.
2012: All about YOU

Did you change at all this year? For sure. ¬†I am a mom. ¬†I am more responsible because I have my very own person now. ¬†I’ve acquired a form of patience only a parent can have. ¬† Maybe only a mother could have. ¬†I’m still impatient in general, but not with my baby, she gets to have all of the patience I have to give.

Did you change your style? I‚Äôm a SAHM ‚Äď so my style is PJs and a t shirt usually!! ¬†Who wants to wear a bra anyway? ¬†I need to work on my style.

Were you in school? Went to school summer semester and failed. ¬†Went to school Fall semester and made a C…I’m fine with that.

Did you get good grades? see above.

Did you drive? All the time…in my little blue cube! ¬†LOVE IT

Did you own a car? I don’t OWN it I guess because I still owe the bank for it! ¬†But that blue beauty is MINE!

Did anyone close to you give birth? John’s best friend had a little girl, I was especially excited for them, and to meet little LC. ¬†Didn’t expect to cry the first time I held her, but they just rolled on out!!!

Did you go on any vacations? Yes, we went to Santa Rosa Beach in FL, another beach in FL i can’t remember, AND to Asheville NC last week. ¬†Next year I want a tropical venue for John and myself! ¬†MAYBE we can scrounge enough money to do something nice for ourselves and our relationship.

Would you change anything about yourself now? I would fix myself up more often and fake tan every now and again to regain some of my self confidence lost in the weight gain.
Did you dye your hair? Yup!  Gotta ombre color going on now!
2012: Wrap UP:

Was 2012 a good year? It started out really good with our new baby and new attitudes, my morale had especially risen around february doing my pure barre classes and losing sone weight!  We all have our shortcomings and arguments though.  This year also brought us our soon to be baby boy.

Do you think 2013 will top 2012?100%!!
That’s my goal at least!!!!

Best thing that happened in 2012? Seeing John’s reaction to our gender reveal of having a boy!

IN THE YEAR 2012 I CONFESS THAT I….

Kissed in the snow?I don’t think so….

at the beach ? Yes

in secret ? Alone at home in bed with my hubby, yes.

Had your heart broken? Not broken by love, no.

Painted a picture? No, this year I will!

Wrote a poem? nope

Ran a mile? HAHA….HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA…HAH!

Visited a foreign country?I wish!

Cut in a line of waiting people? Sort of, our family was holding our spots for a wine tasting.

Told someone you were busy when you weren‚Äôt? Of course. ¬†I’d rather lie than hurt someone.

Cooked a disastrous meal? I feel like we made a meal that had to be thrown away but I can’t remember what it was!! ¬†Dang pregnancy brain!

Lied about how old you were? No

Cried yourself to sleep? Several times.

IN 2012 I….

Broke a promise? Possibly….

Lied? I felt like we were lying when I was secretly pregnant!

Disappointed someone close? Unsure.

Hid a secret? Duh, christmas presents!

Pretended to be happy? I do that nearly daily

Slept under the stars? Nope.

Met someone who changed your life? Reunited with a friend who has changed my perspective on life.

Changed your outlook on life? See above

Sat home all day doing nothing? Sometimes I sit at home and relax with Harper.  Sometimes we go out to get groceries, and come home to sweep mop and do laundry.  It just depends on how she is acting and how I feel as well!  Usually we clean one room, then another room gets neglected!

Learned something new about yourself? Yes, I learned why I am so TERRIFIED of losing John or Harper. ¬†The reason is so clear cut and profound, I can’t believe I’d never thought of it. ¬†I knew I wasn’t just crazy!!!!

Tried something you normally wouldn’t try and liked it? keifer probiotic yogurt drinks!  YUM.

Found out who your true friends were? That’s where the “friend check” comes into play. ¬† Use it and you’ll know real quick who a real friend is. ¬†I know which ones are out for my best interest, and it shows!

Met great people? Met people via kickball

Stayed up til sunrise? heck no

Cried over the silliest thing? I cry a lot. ¬†So I’m sure.

Had friends who were drifting away from you? For sure, we are all moving on, or just in different stages of our lives…understandable!

Spent most of your money on food? Oh yea.  ALL of my money goes to food, electricity, water, car payment, cell phone bill ,and car insurance.  ALL OF IT.  On the weeks I am short money, I have to switch back to G diapers for Harper because they save us SO much money!

Gotten sick? YES!  Finally we are all recovered now!

Liked more than 5 people at the same time? No, I’m married!

Became closer with a lot of people? meh…not really

What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before? Visited the Biltmore and took Harper to see santa.

Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Not sure what it was.  I will try to stay on top of this years resolutions!!!

What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012? Our new boy, much more love, better attitudes, a more open outlook on things

What was your biggest achievement of the year? Passing biology!

What was your biggest failure? Failing biology the first time I took it ūüė¶

What was the best thing you bought? Mac Book Air and iPhone 5

Whose behavior merited celebration? Ha! ¬†Nobody that I’m aware of!

What song will always remind you of 2012? I have no idea
Compared to this time last year, are you: (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer?A: Happier
B: Same
C: Richer
What do you wish you’d done more of? Spent time with my husband

What do you wish you’d done less of? bickering  with John over silly things.

How did you spend Christmas? Opened Santa’s gifts, at a HUGE breakfast, napped and rested, then went for another christmas dinner at my auntie Kays!
Did you fall in love in 2012? Not really, I think 2013 has more love for me!
What was your favorite TV program? Parenthood
What was the best book you read? Hunger games
What was your greatest musical discovery? Didn’t have one.
What did you want and get? iPhone 5 ūüôā

What did you want and not get? A new tooth brush and new make up…but I never asked because they’re expensive!
What was your favorite film of this year? Not sure
What one thing made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Being able to stay home with Harper
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012? Comfy
What kept you sane? My bloggers!
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Not into that stuff
What political issue stirred you the most? no idea
Anything you miss? I miss being able to go places without unloading a baby every time