Easter Sugar High 2012

A sugar high for the Goose

There is no question that this child belongs to me.  She is a nut just like her mom.  Proof is in the picture.

It Snowed, kinda

This lovely Kansas City winter is one for the books for sure.  It is February 22nd and we have had one snow this season it lasted one day.  I was looking forward to playing with the munchkin in the snow this year, maybe buying a little sled to pull her around in.

We weren't quite sure what to think of the snow

So it started snowing one weekday morning and all I wanted to do was call in sick so I could stay home with her and play outside.  Because I am now a responsible adult, I went to work.  I am still hoping for a big snow so we can have a family play day out in the yard but I will never wish away this mild 60 degrees in February.  Maybe next year, and next year I will call in to work sick.

It's All in a Name

So with the new addition coming I can’t help to start think of baby names. My question is, what is the proper etiquette on naming your child the same name as an acquaintance?  Maybe not a friend that you speak to on a regular basis,  but someone who you know through friends and run into occasionally.  I don’t want my child to have a name that have their classmates are going to have so I have to go out side the box a little.  I am too scared to name my child something super trendy because of a fear of them being made fun of but I also don’t want them to have 4 friends with the same name.  My friends brother and sister in-law named their little girl such a beautiful name and I want to steal it so  bad but I feel like that is a big no-no.

I guess I can’t get my heart set on anything quite yet, it still needs to be approved by the husband and lord knows how hard that is going to be.  Trying to decide on a name for Maggie was hard because you go through every girls name and have an option based on your husband’s ex-girlfriends, girls you grew up with, and your relatives.  I’m not sure how guys pick names but girls will hate a name just based on the fact that they knew someone by that name and they were a whore or a bitch.  At least that’s how I do it. For instance, I hate the name Vanessa.  I think it’s trashy based on a person I knew with that name.  How bad is that?  I don’t like a lot of people so I have a lot of names crossed out. I hope to god that I am not the only person who thinks this way.

Nine Months Without Wine Again

Well, we are pleased to announce that we are expecting our second little munchkin.  I think I found out I was pregnant by the fourth week, very irritating to me for some reason. Have you ever watched one of those I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant shows and just said WTF! I know, I know, every pregnancy is different but I could spot it both times very early.  The reason it irritates me is that I would like to wait until at least 10 weeks to tell everyone but people typically notice when I don’t have a drink.  I am not saying that I’m some drunk but I am known to want to have a glass of wine or two.  And wouldn’t you know it, I buy three cases of wine the week before we find out that I am pregnant!  Awesome.

We are thrilled and cannot wait for our new addition to our family.  My little girl is  14 months now and she will be a big sister at 21 months, scary.  So many fears run through my head when I think of two children under 2 years old, like am I going to sleep, have time to shower, or even go to the bathroom!  I think the bathroom thing scares me the most.  I know that plenty of my girlfriends are alive and kicking with 2 young children, so I know it can be done.  We are very fortunate to have both our families so close so I know that there will be helping hands.

I have a little less than 7 months to go, grrrr.  The first months of pregnancy are always weird.  You usually try to wait to tell people about your news until you can hear a heartbeat or see it with the sonogram, which is around 10-12 weeks.  I don’t think I started showing in my first pregnancy until 5 months so that is strange I think, especially on your first pregnancy.  Looks like we planned this one just great, due in the beginning of August so being very pregnant in the heat of the midwest summer sounds freaking amazing. Do you since my sarcastic voice?  At least I have a pool to keep cool.

All we can ask for is a healthy little boy or girl. We are blessed and excited to share our news with everyone.

I Heart Florida

Who would have thought that a week in Florida would change the way I vacation.  My husband’s family goes to Florida every other year with a group of extended family, around 30 people all together.  They rent condos on the beach and just lounge for a whole week.  My first thought was, “this is going to get boring”, but it never did.  We were steps away from the pool, the beach, and a cooler full of Corona.  The munchkin was 8 months old at the time so she still wasn’t walking by herself but did enjoy the sand and water.

Walking on the Beach

The condos that we stayed at were absolutely perfect.  We were all next to each other so it was easy to do a group dinner and have the kids play with each other.  I would much rather spend my money renting a condo for a week than stay at a super crowded resort and pay for everything I wanted to eat or drink.  The condos weren’t all full so we basically ran the place.  It was so nice to have extra hands with having a little one with you as well.  It was my first year down in Florida with his family so now I cannot wait for 2013 to get here.  I think my family was pretty jealous so I am in search of the perfect week-long vacation spot for the years we are not in Florida.  Suggestions are welcomed.