Sunday, October 24, 2010

Some more bits and pieces

It's been a busy week in these parts. My BFF came up from NC to visit, we had W's second birthday party, and (wait for it) I got my tattoo! Here are a few highlights from the week:

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A picture of the ink. I love it.

(Sorry for the gross foot...I need a pedi in the worst way).

When I went to visit my friend last year, we discovered that we both wanted to get tats and would have done it then if I hadn't been pregnant. Since that wasn't an option, I suggested we do it while she was here. We got them on the same place on the same foot, but got completely different tattoos (as she told her brother when he asked if we got matching tattoos, "We're friends, not lesbians").

Other than having to wait FOREVER for Pierre, our tattoo artist who is just a wee bit on the whack-job side, my friend and I had fun getting them. I was surprised that it didn't hurt much at all. B and my mom both about shit themselves when they saw it. But it makes me happy. I would totally get more, but B hates tattoos, so I told him I'd stop at one.

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A quick sneak peek of W's birthday party: the cake! The theme was PJs and Pancakes, so I crafted this hideous interesting cake that looks like a stack of pancakes. It looked better in person (I'm hoping someone got a better shot of it than I did).

I'll do a full birthday party post some other time. Promise.

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We ended up in the ER with W again last night. Breathing issues again. Luckily it was a short trip this time - we got in right away, got a breathing treatment with the good steroids, and got out. Other than being hopped up on albuterol when we got home, W did ok. He's still having some trouble today, so a trip to the pediatrician is on the books for tomorrow. I'm hoping I can get a referral to a specialist or a script for the good steroids or something tomorrow so we don't end up back in the ER again any time soon (at least not for breathing problems).

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This is quite possibly my new favorite picture of R.

Cracks me up.

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That's all I've got for to give W another breathing treatment before I pass out from exhaustion.

Monday, October 4, 2010


So it's been a month, huh? Sorry about that. Stuff happens, you know. Pesky things like work, kids, and crippling depression get in the way. I promise I'll try to do better. I just don't have a real post in me right now, though, so I'll just give you a few random thoughts that are floating around in my head.

R is getting close to six months old already, and I can't believe it. I swear he is the happiest kid I've ever met. Last week, he had a pretty high fever and obviously didn't feel well, but he still spent our time together at home being fun and flirty and charming (for the most part). We went to the doctor the next day and found out he had an ear infection. Even the doctor commented on how happy he was for a sick kid.

W's newest trick is jumping. Not only is he jumping around every chance he gets, but he's also ramped up the amount of time he spends jumping off of things.

I decided to make the boys go as matching tigers this Halloween. It's lame, but I still kinda love dressing them alike.

My mom is amazing. She came up today to help us watch the kids so we could get some serious house cleaning done before my BFF comes to visit/we have W's birthday party next weekend. She did so much work. I never would have gotten that much done on my own. She also made me realize that I want to hire live-in help.

I'm excited for W's birthday party next weekend, but I'm not at all prepared for it.

I'd write more, but the baby is boobs are needed elsewhere.