Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Growing up, we went trick or treating every year. I have fond memories of making up fun, homemade costumes and getting gobs of candy.

We have fun doing this with our kids. This year, I've opted not to go out and about, as I am about to burst with our 3rd child, but was active in getting the kiddos all dressed up.

In previous years, Collin had never wanted to participate. Dressing him in a costume seemed to be as if we were skinning him alive. This year was the first year he was EXCITED to participate fully! Though he came home early tonight, he had a good time. We've learned that once Collin has had enough, there is no chance in talking him back into participating. Perhaps it was because he was a dinosaur this year, or because he's come to grasp with the reality that the end results in a bag full of candy, but this year, he is completely diving into dressing up!

On the flip side, our oldest son, Benjamin, fully participates in whatever character he dresses up as. Any one of his costumes has him in full blown dramatic play all day. This year was no different. As the "mad scientist", Dr. Snaggle-Tooth, he has been trying to conduct many experiments as possible this week, along with his wicked laugh. He always gives us so many laughs during this time...I'm sure drama class is in his future :)

So HAPPY HALLOWEEN! From our munchkins, to yours!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

What NOT to say to a pregnant woman

Around this neck of the woods, hunting season has taken full effect. I can be ever-so-humbly reminded of that thanks to my permanent goose-like waddle, the creature that is being sought out around here at this time.

I'm 36 weeks pregnant.

The season of be being "uncomfortable always" has fully set in. I've braced myself for this, being this is my 3rd pregnancy.

A girl. Woot!

With feet in my ribs and going potty every 15 minutes, I'm holding on tight for the home stretch.

This pregancy has gone by much faster than my other two. I've also gained considerably less weight this time around and have managed to have more energy overall.

However, ahem, this has not off set the amount of comments that seem to shoot out of mouths of others that make me laugh and shake my head.

For those of you who can relate, I will share some of my favorite comments I have recieved recently. Perhaps some of you will come away with a good laugh, or a good reminder of what NOT to say to a gal who is with child.

#1 "My, you're looking very healthy these days!"

#2 "When are you due, next week?"

#3 "Uh oh. Again?"

#4 "I bet TJ (husband) has to put up with so much!"

Seriously? How do I respond?

Now, I'm not meaning to be mean here, but these comments were all made by men. MEN! Humph! Clearly, my husband knows better that if any of these dripped off his lips, there would be much sucking up to do. Much.

Perhaps you are nodding your head because you can completely relate. Perhaps you have been one to spurt off such a comment. What's your story?