New kicks and newborn dreams…


Yesterday afternoon was spend working, explaining to carrabba’s that I needed a “bucket” of pasta to please my pregnancy craving, and at the baby’s r us…WHERE I SCORED THESE:











Another note on those pictures…….I can already hear my future self…. “Harper, if you keep making that face it’s going to stick that way!!!!!” She makes some REALLY crazy faces!!! The “gremlin” is the most common!

Back to the baby’s r us…….that place is a trap. Not only do I have Harper now, I have baby 2.0 to think about!! And then I see my favorite thing in the world….NEWBORN SIZE SLEEPERS. They’re so little. And they have the hand covers……MUST HAVE THEM. Must also keep the receipt since I’m not supposed to be buying gender revealing things when I am not *SURE* what baby 2.0 actually is yet. Sigh. Maybe in a couple of weeks we can confirm our suspicions and reveal it to the entire world! (I get to say that now that I have friends in the UK, Spain, Malaysia, and Australia. ) Big. Deal. ūüôā

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Pregnancy dieting


UMMMMMM NO.

Not happening.

A friend and I were talking about this a while back before I knew (I think).  We were complaining about our fat you know whats and the things we ate while we were pregnant and maybe doing it different the second time.  It sounded pretty good when I was talking about it.

But not anymore.

I would eat the things on a meal plan just fine……….and then add 74 other various meals after 8pm to the plan.

Let’s face it, I’m untrustworthy in a kitchen or restaurant. ¬†Or a highway where I have to pass multiple restaurants.

This is how my nights usually go:

ME:  Hey I think I want to make chicken pot pie tonight.

JOHN:  Okay sounds good.

ME: ¬†(off camera sneaking off to Captain D’s for fried cheese sticks)

JOHN:  Are we still eating pot pie?

ME: ¬†Ummm I’m not really as hungry as I was earlier….maybe just eat leftovers?

JOHN: Ok.

This is how tonight went:

ME: ¬†So I got some pasta from Carrabba’s today and thought maybe we could eat it with salmon.

JOHN: Eh I don’t really want salmon.

ME: ¬†Well that’s fine because I got the size to feed like 9 families full of pasta so we can just eat that out of the bucket it came in.

(I proceed to eat pasta out of the bucket like a homeless crack head.)

JOHN: (sees pasta bucket) HOLY SH*T how much did you pay for that MUCH pasta?!????!!!!!

My only real successes have been with crock pot meals because I get to smell them most of the day and nibble on them beforehand.

Baby 2.0 has taken over my brain cells, my bladder, ¬†and my appetite. ¬†I’ll approach 400 lbs pretty soon. ¬†But I’ll be satisfied in my tummy. ¬†And that’s what I “need”.

So here are some things I’ve decided I NEED to make in the magical pot:

  1. Honey sesame chicken
  2. The ultimate beef stroganoff 
  3. Bacon ranch and chicken macaroni (alright I just realized this is not for my magical pot, but I still want it)
  4. Crock pot cheesecake (WHAT????!!!!!!)

I’m SO hungry now. ¬†Feed me.

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XOXO

Bell

How did we get here?


With a 10 month old baby? Where did that time go? I have pictures of every single day of my daughter’s life. It’s still not enough!!!!

New things for my growing girl:

  • I freaking swear she said “Ki ki ki” in the car with me the other day….after a full day of me pointing to the cat saying “kitty kitty kitty”. Of course she has yet to repeat it.
  • She has a mild severe case of cheese addiction.
  • She is a professional speed walker on the baby walker.
  • She holds her arms out to be picked up every time I reach for her now.
  • She has a hobby that I’m not too fond of…sticking her finger so far in her mouth, that she gags. Yuck.
  • She is more consistent with her wave while telling people bye bye…although it’s usually once they’ve already walked away and don’t see it!
  • She has attached to “fake tom” like he is her one true love. He’s a raccoon I scored at Carter’s, and I’m thinking I better stock up on a few more in case we ever lose or ruin him. He is crusty a lot.
  • She has started to eat more of what we eat at the table, as long as it’s soft enough.
  • She got her FIRST TOOTH the past day or two unknown to myself and John!



And that thing is freaking SHARP!!!!

This brings me to my next thought………..

HOW THE HECK TO WOMEN BREAST FEED AFTER THE BABY GETS TEETH!????? Don’t get me wrong, I think people who breastfeed for the entire first year are amazing, incredible ladies. But I’m pretty sure that if she had more of those little fangs, and I was breastfeeding, I would be searching the carpet floor for my nipple. Or even worse, we would be digging it out of the hoover. God bless you women with boobs of steel!

Since I took some of the cutest pictures in America last week, I may as well throw her cuteness your way:

I kick myself, because when I zoom in enough, I can see the tooth a TINY bit! She was fussy that day, but I attributed it to her 2 shots!

Hope all is well with everyone else out there!

XOXO
BELL

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