Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Why do people have to be soooo super sensitive? Why do they have to read into things so much? Why can't they just take a comment/compliment without scrutinizing it? Why do people have to be so gosh darn moody? You can never tell if they're going to be happy, sad, realistic, optimistic, pessimistic, etc. I hate having to "test the waters" with some people before opening my mouth.

And on a similar note...why can't people just accept people for who they are? If you know I'm sensitive about something, why get mad at me when I react accordingly? Why do you want to change/inhibit me? If you've known me for two seconds, you know I think my opinion is always right. I think very highly of my opinion. LOL. So why act so surprised when I give my two cents? I have an opinion on EVERYTHING and give it very willy-nilly. It's who I am. IT'S WHAT I DO. You should know that about me by now.

And in closing...I never mean any harm. I'm not a mean spirited person. Again, know me for two seconds and you'll know that about me. I am very sarcastic, but I'm not a mean girl. I'm actually very nice and thoughtful. I am the person who sends flowers/gifts/candy/gift baskets for any occasion. And I'm always looking for an excuse to give a cute gift. It's not me showing-off at all. I just know I like to receive cute things so I figure everyone else does too. It's really that simple.

Vent over.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Brand name or generic?

Ladies, I've been out of the OPK loop for quite some time. Recommend your favorite one!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

OPK's here I come

Ed and were sitting on the floor tonight playing with EJ and watching some TV. OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE he starts this conversation:

Him: So, do you know when you'll be ovulating this month?
Me: (baffled) Not really, I'm trying not to pay attention to the dates in my cycles so I don't get overly obsessed about things since we're not TTC yet.
Him: Oh, well, why don't you pay attention this month?
Me: You mean like with OPK's and that kind of stuff??
Him: Yes.

I'm sure you can imagine that immediately my stomach flip-flopped at the thought of this, but once it settled I was overcome with excitement. Although, as I sit here alone in the dark I'm convincing myself that it's totally pointless and a waste of money. That I know in my head we'd need to do IVF (or at LEAST do a few IUI's) for us to get PG again. But for some reason my old hopeful ways are pushing through and I'm thinking wouldn't it be great if we could be one of those lucky couples who needed to go through hell to have their first child but then went on to get KTFU all on their own for the second (third, fourth) child???

And just as a little extra news fodder, I just learned this weekend that my Dad's cousin tried for six years to get pregnant. Then all of a sudden it worked and they went on to have four children in seven years. That is one trait I'd like to see run in our family. LOL.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

One foot in front of the other

I have experienced one of the biggest thrills a new Mom anticipates...EJ took his first few steps!!!

Before any of you think it, yes I know he's a little on the late side. His cousin is 3.5 months younger and her first steps where a few days ago. But he's still in the "normal" range so there was nothing to be concerned about.

Those 5 steps were very wobbly, but he walked right into my arms :) He'd much rather crawl for now since he can get places so much faster doing it that way, but I'm sure it won't be long until he is running around the house. I'll feel better when he's more sturdy, but until then I'm counting on the occasional bump and bruise as he figures it all out.

And I don't think I've ever posted about his "wide" vocabulary...
Mom mom mom mom (he goes on forever LOL)
And I swear he can say yogurt :)

He's learning to wave good-bye, but in my opinion it looks more like he's milking a cow. Does anyone remember the kid (little Jack??) in Meet the Fockers doing that????

And he's learned how to get down from the couch feet first, so now every time he's getting changed he tries to back off of the changing table. YIKES!

Finally, on a personal note, I had my yearly check-up this morning. It was the first time in a full year I've had to drop my pants at a doctors' appt. Hard to imagine I did that hundreds of times from 2006 - 2009. I don't miss it at all.

Just some cuteness...

My little guy climbed up all by himself..scary!