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07 April 2011

Last night Dave and Finn began the battle of dinnertime.  At our house, we have a little issue with Finn wanting attention and Dave wanting to relax and that clash nearly happens every day around oh, dinnertime.  It makes for pleasant evenings, let me tell you.  On top of all that, Finn has swimming lessons on Wednesday nights so he really needs to sit down, eat, and move along to the pool.  It inevitably ends in tears, or yelling, or both.  Last night it ended in Finn shouting that he was going to THROW UP, but he didn’t and the pasta was gone so all’s well that ends well.

Are we the only ones or does this battle happen in your house too?  Please say we’re not the only ones.


This morning, I get the bonus of taking my three hour gestational diabetes test.   I started out my 12 ish hour fast with finishing up the rest of my Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, so you know if I fail it, at least I went down shaking my fist at the man.  Lucky girl that I am, I’ve already taken it once early in my pregnancy {perfect numbers} and my doc is dispensing with the one hour and just going right for the good stuff.  She is {rightly} wanting to compare the numbers from my previous test to now just to make sure it’s not trending that way. 

Send some good vibes that I don’t pass out from the sugar shakes in the lab.  There has GOT to be a more humane way to treat pregnant women than disgusting flat orange soda and needle sticks.


Provided I’m not totally sick from the glucose test, tonight I get to go out to an amazing early birthday celebration with my mom and Annie.  I may even put on a dress, just because nothing fits I can, but that would mean needing to shave my legs, so maybe not.  Kidless.  Husbandless.  Just the three of us at an unbelievable restaurant that serves amazing meals and incredibly decadent desserts. 

I really freaking miss pinot noir.  Fancy dinners make me miss it even more. 


My current dilemma is what to do when I’m on maternity leave from this space.  Of course I can’t quit you guys cold turkey, so I’ll probably try to write a “live” post once a week plus have some posts scheduled.  I was thinking about asking some of my favorites to fill in with a guest post.  If you’re a blogger, how did you handle your maternity leave?  Do you want to see some guest posts?


There is some great writing out there people.  It is one of my favorite things to discover new {to me} blogs that I can’t believe I missed.  I’m going to try to start posting things that touch me, make me laugh, & things I find clever regularly on my Facebook page and promoting these awesome sauce peeps.  If you’re not hanging out with us over there, come say hi and if there is someone you absolutely adore, please leave a link in the comments so I can check them out.  And BE SURE if have a blog Facebook page to let me know so I can add it to my ‘likes’ so I can promote you too.  Got it?  Good.


He was trying to convince me that his goggles from last year were perfect, so he suctioned them on his face so hard that his eye went wonky and his ears & cheeks were sticking out at odd angles.  How can you say no after that?  He looks like a crazy old man.



Unknown said...

First, that picture is hysterically funny.
Second, you are not alone in the dinner time drama. I'm starting to hate dinner, to be honest - its a battle field every evening.
Third, if you want to have guest bloggers, go for it! I always welcome the chance to see material from new sources, so I'm a fan. I wish I had lined up a few during my maternity leave, just for the reassurance that my peeps were being taken care of. =)

Misc Momma said...

I hate dinner. UGH. My 3.5 year old prefers candy to real food, so he just plays at dinner time. I would prefer to ignore it, but it infuriates my husband.

I was obsessed with orange pop during my pregnancy, so I was pleasantly surprised w/ the glucola drink. Good luck to you!

What restaurant? I swear I won't show up and stalk you. If you want, you can wait until tomorrow to share the name. I won't be offended. :)

As for blogging, I think you should just pop on whenever you can with shooshy baby (and pre-schooler) pictures with updates on how y'all are doing! I like guest posts, but your readers are going to want to know how you are doing!

MommyLisa said...

Oh -- pick me! I have been wanting to do my birth story with Boo Boo. ;)

Enjoy dinner and sneak a sip of someone else's pinot. One sip wouldn't hurt...unless it would make you miss it more?

Stacy Kaye said...

I am so glad we aren't the only ones having dinner time drama. I often find myself planning meals around the thought of "What will cause the least amount of drama???" Sigh.

I will miss you when you are on blogging mat leave. Please do check in once a week.

erika said...

Yea! I didn't know you had a FB page, but I went and liked it right away. (Mine is

@JessEsco said...

Dude. You get a smart phone. You write in the middle of the night, upload a pic here and there, boom. Done.

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