Thursday, March 7, 2013

Happy Thursday!

·         I find out my CPA exam results tomorrow or Monday (sometimes my state is slow to post) and I am scared to find out!  I have not had good luck with this section before.  I just hate taxes!  I even have someone else do my taxes.  Yes, I realize turbo tax is super easy.  I am just afraid of doing things wrong and getting audited.

·         I need to increase my supply of pumped breastmilk.  I feel like we are going through my frozen supply faster than I am pumping.  I am meeting with a BF support group on Monday and planning to find out what I can do.  How to balance pumping/nursing?  Feel free to leave any advice/suggestions.

·         My grandma has been battling cancer (colon, breast, colon) for the last 7 years.  She is finally done with all the treatment.  She is wore out and tired of it.  She, currently, only weighs 96lbs.  The goal now is to keep her comfortable and happy.  We made the 12hr trek home so she could meet Ava but stupid me never got a picture.  I am hoping she makes it mid-April so I can get a picture.  At least she got to meet her.

·         An infertility leftover, hormonal, emotional time for me is nightly reading Ms. Ava her books.  I absolutely love it and I can’t get through a book without tearing up!  And not just The Valventine Rabbit but Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton.  It is the time that I realize how lucky we are to have her and how at one point in time seemed impossible, our impossible dream. 

·         On a lighter funnier side, Sarah did a book review of Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Bloggess.  Sarah’s review included some links to her favorite Bloggess posts and I feel in love and can’t wait to read more!  Even if you read the two posts that Sarah mentioned you will be in tears!

Monday, March 4, 2013

PailBlogger 20 Questions

I am really enjoying PAIL Bloggers.  I am hoping it helps me stick with blogging and blogging more frequently!  I highly recommend.  I am participating in 20 Questions PailBloggers posed to readers to learn more about who use the site! 

1.      What was the last thing you threw in the garbage/recycling?
A very spoiled banana I was going to eat for lunch with a little Nutella.  Needless to say I still ate the Nutella without the banana.  That stuff is addicting!

2.      What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
Hmmm… probably the latest Kenny Chesney CD.  I usually hit up Pandora more than my iPod.  Pandora is currently playing the Mumford and Sons station.

3.      What is your favorite quote?
“Just because it is happening in my head doesn’t mean it’s not real.” –Dumbledore.  I live in my own world half the time, which my husband so fondly named Kellyland for me.

4.      What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Weeding.  I will mow, weed-eat, etc but do not ask me to pull weeds!

5.      What is your favorite form of exercise?
We have a bowflex and I really enjoy it.  Next, is trying to make time to use it! 

6.      What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
I love Fourth of July.  I love the picnics, the fireworks, and the pool parties. 

7.      What is on your bedside table?
My glasses, a puppydog flashlight that barks when you use it, glasses, and my favorite picture of Ben and me.

8.      What is your favorite body part?
Hmmm…not loving my post baby body yet… so lets say my eyes.  I love how the blue changes depending on what I am wearing. 

9.      Would you use the power of invisibility for good or evil? Elaborate.
Mostly evil… I would love to pester Ben!

10.  If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?
30… Right now, one of the happiest times with Ben and Miss Ava.  (Corny, I know.)

11.  What is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
I am dork I know but I would consult a financial manager.  I would payoff bills and go from there! 

12.  What is your biggest pet peeve?
Loud breathers!  Oh, I hate when I can hear people breathe.  I hate when I can hear myself breathe.

13.  If you could know the answer to any question, what would it be?
Did I pass my last CPA exam? And then all the answers to my next exam in April!

14.  At what age did you become an adult?
Am I considered an adult now? I guess it started when I moved to Baltimore after college and had to start paying for everything on my own. 

15.  Recommend a book, movie, or television show in three sentences or less.
Books – I love anything John Irving.  His twisted sense of humor leaves me laughing at the most awkward events.  TV – The Following with Kevin Bacon… scares me to death but I can’t get enough.

16.  What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?
I was a good girl.  Didn’t really do much of anything crazy.  I was also very honest with my parents and told them what I was up to. 

17.  What was the first album you bought with your own money?
I think the first CD I bought was either Tiffany or Paula Abdul. 

18.  If someone wrote a book about you, what would be the title?

19.  What story do you wish your family would stop telling about you?
How I threw a fit at the Cracker Barrel when my brother spilled a whole glass of OJ on me.  Did I mention we were just starting the 12 hour drive home from vacation?  Did I mention that my brother pestered me the whole vacation and I was finally at my wits end?   I refused to eat at a Cracker Barrel for 10 years!

20.  True or false: The unicorn is the greatest mythical creature. State your case.
True, as evident by the following picture!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Oh Miss Ava, will you please take a nap.

Oh Miss Ava, it would be fabulous if you would consistently nap. You sleep so well at night. Asleep by 8pm, up around 2am for a feeding, and up around 6:30am for more food and sometimes back to sleep until 9 and sometimes up.

But when it comes to naps, you fight it so so much and when we finally find the magic sleep trick for the day (that you so love to change everyday!) you sleep for 15-30 minutes tops! You wake up still sleepy/fussy.

Please please help daddy/mommy figure out what it is you need for at least 2 nice over an hour nap everyday instead of these 30 minute catnaps once or twice a day!

Then maybe we can play more vs. try to put you to sleep!

P.S. Even though, I may act mad when you are falling asleep while nursing and then all of a sudden you are wide awake smiling up at me to get me react... It really melts my heart. I just cannot let you know that just yet!