Posted by Misty Mom on 30/01/2013
Omg, my little Arianna is going to big school on Monday!!! *sniff sniff* Today was her kindy assessment at the school where she is to start so we got her dressed up in her school uniform.
Where is that little bundle of squish I brought home from hospital? *sniff sniff*
Part of me is glad to see her off to big school coz she is just so excited about the whole thing – new things to do, new friends, new everything! But poor old Mummy is feeling somewhat emotional seeing how I’ve lost my baby but got myself a big girl instead. *sigh*
Posted by Misty Mom on 22/11/2012
Just today I was thinking – OMG, we’re counting down the weeks in single digits now!!! In just 9 weeks…. (JUST – hah!), another little Petch will be around. Quite unbelieable because it seems just yesterday I was staring at my pee stick and going OMG. *blink blink blink* LOL
O well, you deal with what life spoons you, I guess. So far, things are good EXCEPT the heartburn has kicked in big time. I’m suffering right this moment while I’m blogging this. I can feel the burn at the back of my throat. Perhaps I should get some shares in that company that makes Quickeze. :/ I cannot leave home without it! I am currently living on it. Other than that, been having backache the last 2 days so not really a happy Mummy.
One good thing this baby has done for us is truly gave us a shove in the direction we have been planning to – just a whole lot quicker! lol We finally got our new ride – a Kia Carnival which is a 7 seater. Mum wont be house bound anymore! lol Quite happy about the purchase now cannot wait to put in the 4th carseat and that it when the LOT will sink in.
We are also on the way to actually going out there and checking out the property market for a new home. Not sure if we will be able to move by year end, though I personally would rather wait till Mum is here or after Peanut comes but we’ll have to see how things roll out for us. So in general, there have been a lot of exciting things happening about it and I’ve also decided that I wont be waiting till the last minute to get my hospital bag ready. What with packing for the move (we are slowly packing some things away so we wont be bogged down later) and trying to decided what can stay out, it was just the best to pack my bags now and get bub’s clothes washed and ready for wear.
With my weekend starting early this week, I might just do it provided the weather is kinder to me compared to the passed few days!
Posted by Misty Mom on 15/11/2012
Just because the #13 normally spells bad luck, I was hoping that it would be otherwise, sadly this is not to be. On 13/11/2012, I ttok my driving test for the THIRD time and failed. I cannot believe it and to say I am disappointed in myself is truly and understatement. I feel like I’ve not only failed myself but also those who had so much confidence in me like Ted, my MIL and driving instructor. I feel that I’ve let them down and on top of that, my on-the-road confidence has definitely been beaten to a pulp.
But I am not giving up – I reckon that if I went for my test without any worry and think, ‘Screw it! Just drive…” – I might actually pass! Anyway, I’ve booked for yet another test on 3/12/2012 and really hoping to pass this time. If not, my poor mother will be house bound! lol
With such devastating news, Ted decided to cheer me up and we went to Hog’s Breath for lunch.
Men of the house
Me and 2/3 of my tribe
Me and that missing 1/3 of my tribe
My ribs and steak combo – should have just taken all ribs!! :/
Ted’s garlic prawn and prime cut steak combo
The kids had nuggets and curly fries, and ice cream for dessert.
We enjoyed ourselves but I reackon I wont be going to Hog’s Breath again anytime soon. The last time we stepped foot in Hog’s Breath was some 5 years ago! lol Might take another 5 years before I visit again! lol
Thankyou baby for this – I enjoyed myself and definitely felt better after that. Love you!!
Posted by Misty Mom on 31/10/2012
Wow, cant believe I’m already 28 weeks today. Sometimes I dont realise how big I’m getting till the aches and pains hit or I noticed that I cant see my toes anymore! My overall health is pretty good I think, though I am beginning to get worried that this might be a big bub. Feels big for this ‘age’ and Ted seems to think so too. >.< See, my rationale is that I dont really care for the weight of the baby or how big her body is. My main concern and worry – the head. I personally want a small head and small shoulders so that nothing gets stuck anywhere. After all, I really can do without any major tearing or having to get a snip down there. *sigh*
I worry. Period. This is the end for me. After Brandon, there were minute thoughts of having another but I never expected it to be so soon. But after Peanut comes, THIS IS IT. I have no desire whatsoever of having another child. It is too painful, mentally, emotionally and physically for me to go through all over again. And to be honest, I’m sick of changing nappies and cleaning up poop. It’s been an on-going thing for the last 5 years and looks like its going to be like that for the next 5 years, at least. :/
I reckon enough is enough, no matter what other people think. It is my body and my body is tired and I’VE HAD ENOUGH. Pregnancy is NOT a beutiful thing (doesnt help that it doesnt really make me FEEL beautiful but feel like a bloody beach whale waddling about!) and giving birth is NOT a beautiful experience no matter how many times I’ve read about it. People who feel it is a beautiful experience can just shove up their arse coz honestly, did you truly enjoy the pain? If so, good on ya but dont go spreading the words that “it was just so beautiful” to give other false hope – that’s just a load of bull$hit! Truth is IT HURTS AND IT HURTS LIKE A B*TCH!
Sometimes I wonder – why? *sigh*
Ok, rant over for now – damn hormones!
Posted by Misty Mom on 19/10/2012
For awhile now, I’ve slacked where healthy snacking is concerned. I used to chomp on celery and carrot sticks at work whenever I get sleepy and it worked wonders for me coz the crunch always did wake me up. Then somewhere along the way, this healthy eating kind of stalled and I was going towards chips and Smarties and Coke to give me a sugar kick, to wake up. My sleepiness is my fault – I stay up too late but that’s just how it is. I guess more sleep would be good but I feel that sometime sleeping is a waste of time. I think a lot of people may disagree with me but I just have too many thing I wanna do and sleeping would just eat up into that time that I’ve allocated to do these thing – mainly me sewing of course.
And I guess all the junk food and sugar has now given me this glucose abnormality and I need to get checked out again. I’m hoping its nothing serious and that no drastic measures have to be taken. I’d hate to get diabetes now. So from today onwards, right this moment, I am eating grapes. I’ve got a pear and a carrot for later in the arvo.
And I’m happy about that.
Posted by Misty Mom on 18/10/2012
Omg, I can’t believe it but I actually buggered up my 26 weeks glucose test. It should be about 7.8 but mine was 8.5, so that’s considered abnormal. As if the week couldn’t get any worst, especially after failing my driving test yet again. I have never had any issues with glucose or pressure with any of the other 3 kids but this time, not too sure what went wrong. I do however blame myself for stupidly having some juice from the kid’s juice box right before the test. No, I didn’t have to fast or anything before the test so it would seem that I deliberately spiked up my sugar level. *sigh*
Now I have to take the glucose tolerance test which is 2 hours long on Monday instead of just the one that I had to endure. I don’t mind the drink even though a lot of women make a fuss of it. So what if it not particularly nice tasting? It’s not given to you to enjoy. It’s there for a reason. It’s got a purpose, so suck it up! Really gets to me how whingey some women get just coz they have to take the ‘horrid’ drink – I can think of worst tasting things you’ve taken!
Ok, so I’m pissy today – not sure why. I blame it on the hormones. Why not, right? I’m pregnant! I have the right to get pissed and cranky at everything and anything, at anytime of the day.
Rant over. Thankyou.
Posted by Misty Mom on 18/09/2012
Going through my old mobile before I switched over to my new one, I found these pix. I had totally forgotten about them but I’m glad I went through my Gallery. Time really flies….my babies are all growing up!!
Posted by Misty Mom on 16/09/2012
Today, I experience the feeling of helplessness first hand. I dont think I’ve ever felt that way before and all I wanted to do was sit and cry!
This morning started off fine. We had planned to go out driving to check out some potential new homes but not half an hour after waking up, Brandon started crying and saying that his tummy was hurting. At first we thought it was just pretend but it just escalated and he didnt want to drink his Milo or eat his banana – 2 absolute fav things and just crying non-stop that he had an ouchie. It was heartbreaking coz I didnt know what to do!!
All that I had going on in my head was we had to go to the docs pronto but thank goodness one of us had our heads on right. Ted said all we had to do was comfort him and get as much fluids as we can into his and give him some dry crackers. It was not easy coz even with just water, he threw up twice. It is so hard to explain the feelings going through me, I wish I could take it away but I couldnt.
Thankfully, he managed to drink the hydrolite and have some dry crackers and with Maisy on DVD, he began to feel better and by lunch time, he was good. I cannot express how happy I was to see him eat his lunch. This followed by the rush to hospital at 2am due to this horrible barking cough and distress breathing which turned out to be croup – well, it’s a bit much on this mama. I’m just glad that it’s over as it’s been so stressful for me. I’m thankful that Ted has a more level head than I do when it comes to the kids welfare, I was a total wreck!!
Posted by Misty Mom on 10/02/2012
But Brandon is not. I’ve been trying to wean Brandon off for a few weeks now but boys will be boys and they love their boobies. *sigh* Brandon is now 16 months now and still has his night feed. I have been successful at getting him to take the bottle (with FM) in the arvo but will a little Milo in it to entice him. I’m planning on reducing the Milo slowly.
The bottle doesnt work at night at all and in the morning, he is up early so I give him a quick feed and then its brekkie. The problem is him getting up between 1-2am for a feed which I am pretty sure is more of a comfort thing than hunger coz he is already on solid and solids means rice and whatever the family is having. Teatime is Milo and biscuit or fruits or yogurt so I doubt he is hungry. And then he is up early about 6-7am and if I am lucky he will fall back asleep when I stick the dummy in, else….he’ll want a feed and might/might not go back to bed in his cot.
He likes to sleep with us – cheeky monkey! One night he was SO fussy that he was in bed with us from his midnight snack till the morning! He very nearly pushed Ted out of bed and had been giving Ted a back massage the whole night. lol Poor Daddy!
To be honest, I have not tried to pump bm for him coz I dont think I have enough to pump out. Some days, I see him get frustrated when he is feeding as if there is nothing there. I wonder if I really am drying up?? Anyhoo, now that he is only on bm at night, Ted has suggested that I start looking for a job. Of course, he will stay home with the kids which I dont mind the slightest so I have contacted my agents and now, got to get my resume up todate.
I’m so going to miss my personal time but at the same time I am also excited about getting back to work. Get the license going, WOMAN!!! *b*itch slaps myself*
Posted by Misty Mom on 16/10/2011
Mummy goes out to party! Yup, after many years of not stepping into a club due to obvious reasons…..I finally made my way into one on Saturday night after the kids had gone to bed. I was reminded of the anticipation and excitement of dressing up. lol Yes, that was one of the things that I thought really would either make or break the night. Keeping in mind that the club could (would most likely) be filled with youngsters (not that I’m THAT old anyway), I actually had nothing club-worthy to wear. We all know how skimpy clothes can get at a club so I settled for something that would make me look good and I was comfortable in. It was hardly skimpy! lol In fact I think I was the most covered up one!
Here we are all dolled up and ready to paint the town red….
Thankfully, there were not many ‘kids’ around and most were between late 20s to the 50 yr old man beside sis who kept telling her that the night was still young as we got ready to leave. lol I thought that was simply hilarious – old man telling *ahem* younger women that the night was still young!
Over all, I did have fun but I could not TOTALLY have fun and forget about who I left behind. I wasnt concerned about the girls, it was Brandon who I was worried about as he normally wakes up for a feed around midnight. I kept checking my phone to see if Mum was calling us home but she didnt. So we stayed on a little longer and enjoyed the live band. But once the DJ started spinning, I was caught off guard really. Actually, its more like I had forgotten how loud club music can get. I could feel my pants vibrating!! LOL Needless to say, it’s absolutely pointless to talk in a club so whatever Sis said to me, I just nodded.
O and we had the chance to check out some (so-called) professional pole dancers at work. Sadly, I thought they were more like posers instead of dancers. Dont get me wrong, I was impressed at their upper body strength and thighs to be able to swing and hold on to the pole like pole dancers do but they werent really dancing at all. So rough and spent most of their time just posing on the pole really. The skinnier one was just plain and this goes to show that one does look nicer when you’ve got a bit of flesh on you coz the other dancer who was a little bit chubbier (and better at it too) was nice to look at. All in all, I didnt think they deserved any tips but someone did give them some so good for them.
We came home after 2am, fighting off major hunger pangs which is normal after clubbing coz I remember stuffing my face at mamaks after clubbing but not this time. I was too worried about bub to go eat. The moment I stepped in, he woke up. I reckon he sensed me and woke up….what a good boy!! So all in all, I did have fun and I think I’d like to take Ted there. It’s loud but its fun!