Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thursday's Random Thoughts

Wow! Is it Thursday already? Apparently it is, and apparently, I haven't posted anything on this blog since last Thursday. I didn't even post a Facebook Friday update. I'm out of the loop. Oh well. I'll get my act together one day. For now, here are this week's random thoughts:I know a lot of you are tired of hearing about it. I have to admit, I am too. However, I wouldn't be sharing my week's thoughts if I didn't bring it up...the death of Michael Jackson. Ok, I was SHOCKED when I heard that he had passed away. I mean, there was no warning, he was just gone. I spent the first two days reminiscing about all his big hits...Thriller, Billy Jean, Bad...I'll admit, I was even considering downloading some of those hits to the workout folder on my ipod. However, I now feel like I've had my fill of those songs as well as most of his other songs. I can't turn on the tv w/o seeing the Thriller video or hearing about Michael's finances and who he left out of his will. I feel like I could write a book about MJ. Don't get me wrong, we have lost one of THE greatest entertainers ever (personal life aside), but can I please watch a little celebrity news, local news, or national news without hearing more about the investigation into Michael's Jackson's drug use? PLEASE?!?

Speaking of dance, has anyone watched the show "Dance Your A$$ off"? I don't like the title of the show but did tune in to see what all the hype was about. I only watched 10 or so minutes, but what I saw brought back some memories. You remember the Roger Rabbit??? Well, it was in full force during one of the routines. WOW! Until then, I had not thought about the Roger Rabbit in years. Back in the day, that was one of my favs.

I watched an episode of "So You Think You Can Dance" a week or so ago. It's not really my favorite. I just can't quite get into it, but anyway... What is with that lady judge? Is she crazy or loopy or what? She makes the loudest, strangest screams and noises. She says the weirdest things. She almost makes Paula more tolerable. Almost.

Mark Sanford. Oh my. What a hot mess. What kind of husband says ON NATIONAL TELEVISION that his mistress is his soulmate and, "I am going to try to fall back in love with my wife." TRY?! WHAT IN THE WORLD?! Ok, can I just say that if my husband had multiple affairs and publicly announced that he would TRY to get over losing his soulmate and then backslapped me with "trying to fall back in love" with me, I would be outta there and outta there fast. All I can figure is that he is TRYING to chase his wife off. Why else would he say such awful things. And all I can figure as to why she would stay with such a dirty rotten scoundrel (nicest thing I could think of) is that she wants to punish him. Ok, maybe not, but what else makes sense? On a serious note, I feel so sorry for her. How humiliating, not only that her husband cheated and got caught on a national stage, but the things he said to the hurtful. I cannot imagine what she must be going through.

Ok, so with my new baby, I'm trying some new gadgets, gadgets I didn't have with the boys. Example 1: the sling. I've got this great, super cute sling, and I can only use it correctly 1 in 5 times. I don't know why. I don't know what's wrong with me, but I just can't get it to work right. I watched the tutorial on You Tube, and I'm still struggling. Last night at church, I had to go into the mother's room to nurse Rhiannon. The room was full, and the only seat available was right at the front where everyone could see me. So I had to announce to the group of women that I was a newbie at my sling and had no idea how to properly and easily get the baby in and out or how to operate the thing. I then did the loser's way of removing the whole sling to get my baby girl out. Everyone found it quite amusing. Then I got to use another new gadget, and my example 2: the nursing cover. I have this super great nursing cover, it's the trendy Bebe au lauit (I'm SURE I misspelled it but am too lazy to get the proper spelling. Please forgive my lack of effort). Yeah, I thought it would be super simple. It wasn't. I'm sure it's not the gadget, it's the operator, but I really stink at it. Lucky me, I got to try it out for the first time in front of a room full of women who probably thought I had been hit in the head before I entered the room. I'm surprised they didn't take my baby from me. Needless to say, I used the cover for about five minutes and ditched it. I guess I'll have to practice at home before I go public again. Maybe one of you can offer me a free hands on lesson. I could use it!

Rhiannon is officially three weeks old, and I officially feel like this extra weight is never going to leave. I mean, it has totally set up shop on my rear, my belly, my arms, my legs...ok, you get the picture, right? After I had Tristan, it came off so quickly (my mom is quick to remind me that I was much younger then, AND he was my first, but still...). Please, weight, please go away! I have nothing to wear!!! PLEASE?!?

Speaking of putting on weight, as per my norm after having babies, I have significantly increased my cup size. Yes, my cups runneth over. If you are a woman, you know what cups I'm referring to. Thing is, as I'm putting on clothes and trying things on, I wonder...why in the world would anyone want to choose to get implants for large breasts? I just don't get it. Clothes don't fit right, it's such a hassle, and you end up looking larger all over than you actually are. Why would you choose that? It completely puzzles me. I mean, if you've got 'em, you've got 'em, but why pay for 'em (I'm specifically referring to large breasts)? Sorry if this has offended anyone, but it has constantly been on my mind.

Do any of you ignore your kids when they cry and wail? I do. I ignore my sweet Tristan a lot because, well, he cries a lot. He seems to make a huge deal out of every single boo boo. I never know if the kid is seriously hurt because everything is a huge deal. Am I alone in this? I mean, if you were to see me out in public and Tristan was to fall down and scream and wail and carry on, you would see me pretend as if nothing happened. AND I'm pretty sure you would think I was a terrible mother. However, when it happens at least 10 times a day, what's a mom to do?

Well, that's all I've got for this week. How about you? Please share your random thoughts. They would make my holiday even greater!!!


Jeremy and Michelle said...

I'm with you on the baby gadgets - I have tried two different types of slings/wraps and just can't get comfortable with it - I wish I could - lots of my friends use them and rave about them but they wear me out! I always feel like I'm going to break my babies neck getting it in or out of the thing! Also, the "hooter hider" (aka bebe au lait) was a mess for me too. I remember being in the hospital the day after I had my first and one of our wonderful Pastors came to visit us and he seemed totally oblivious to the fact that I was breaking out in a sweat fighting with this nursing cover, trying to make sure my baby was eating and not flashing him in the process! All these things to make life easier but not so much for me :)

ATinkLife said...

I gave up and just used a large blanket, actually got a compliment from my FIL about how well I handled nursing in public without flashing anyone! lol
I love So You Think You Can Dance but I am not an AI fan, so call me weird. My kids love it, too, but I dvr it so I can fast forward through any obscene clothes or Mary screaming. JJ is already doing tricks I didn't know any two year old could do!

The Hoppers said...

I LOVE my Hooter Hider!!!!!!!! I got the non-classy one so it actually says "Hooter Hider" instead of "Bebe Au Lait". I am also a sling fan!!!!! I have an Ergo and have used a pouch sling and a Mei Tai. (Not to be confused with a Mai Tai.):) I am planning on getting a pouch sling for Judah. Check out the Magic City Slingers Website (There's a link on my blog). They meet the first Wednesday of every month in Hoover and they are full of great advice and help if you are serious about "slinging" your baby!:)

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Totally embarrassed (SP??) for the gov and the state of SC. What if you lived there?? UGH!

Lindsey said...

i'm so with you on the "cups". i was just trying on stuff today and said how i hate having big boobs. nothing fits right and i feel out of proportion. and yes, i ignore elle a lot too. she is my oldest and everything is extremely dramatic, every the tiniest boo boo. thanks for sharing you thoughts!

Brandi said...

We are bringing food Monday and I can give you a tutorial on using the hooter hider. I had the peanut shell but I'm pretty sure they are very similar. I LOVED mine!!! The mothers room can be very intimidating, but oh how I love it!!!

The Greenfields said...

too bad about your nursing wrap. i was thinking about getting one the next go around. let me know if you learn how to use it- maybe brandi will have to give me a demo also. i want to know if you got the belly bandit and what you think about it.

Donna said...

I ignore my oldest all the time to decrease the dramatics for every boo boo. And Mark Sanford is SUCH a disappointment- I think he is trying to run his wife off.

annieck said...

Brandi, I finally figured out the nursing cover. Thank goodness! I should have tried it for the first time in the privacy of my home rather than in a room full of women who were probably pros! Ha! I used it this weekend in my car, and it worked great. I think it's going to be a lot better than the blanket I used with Ash. :)
As for the sling, I've gotten "better" but am still working on it. I never get the perfect positioning every time. Sometimes I get it, and sometimes I have to try again and again. As for getting her out, due to my rather large "cups", I can hardly ever get her out w/o taking the whole thing off...a major pain. Maybe you can show me a better way?
Rachel, the belly bandit is a MUST! I LOVE it! I can tell a HUGE difference in how quickly my belly went down this time vs with Asher. No comparison. However, if you get one, definitely get the bamboo. It's more expensive but worth the extra $.
Donna, I'm so glad I'm not the only one. Thank you!

AngelGirl said...

i tried a baby sling (im sure it was the cheap-o one) with MAC and HATED it! thing poor little guy was so tiny! i'm a little suprised no one, in the mothers room, offered to help you with the sling :( oh yes, and there is A LOT of ignoring that goes on around here!! MAC can be RIDICULOUS and Doddle has a habit of waking and then falling back to you are no alone:)

These Three Kings said...

i just want to say I love your random thoughts!! LOL!!!
jut wanted to stop in and say hello!! I did not know you were on FACEBOOK?! I have to find you! :)
have a great weekend!