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I have been on a hunt for a special something.  But first, I should describe my desire for used stuff.  I hate paying full price for anything, and I mean it.  I use coupons, I wait for sales, and I shop around.  So when I decide I want something, I do a lot of research and a lotof shopping around.  I love craigslist and ebay!  If I am going to spend the money, it better be worth it and not break down in no time.  Now to the the thing I wanted – a co-sleeper.  Specifically the Arm’s Reach Mini.  And I found it, used and very close!  I didn’t even have to drive to Portland or pay full price for a brand new one.  Very excited, and the lady was super nice.  I can’t wait to use it!



Ash watches toons every morning and munches on dry cereal.  It has become something we almost have to do.  It only lasts till Nate gets home, then he is ready to play and run around.  But that hour in the morning where we chill out and cuddle is so nice.  Like the world stopped for us.

Nate has been on graveyards the last four months, and that is about to change.  Graveyards stinks.  We had no time alone, in which we where both awake and ready to go.  He worked midnight to eight am.  So he would get home and go to sleep about one when Ash would go down for a nap and wake up just before Ash went to bed.  Then I lay down.  Then the weekends are zombie time because he is trying to match us.  It is really hard to find time just to talk about bills and that sorda jazz, let alone be a couple.  Date nights don’t really exsit, becasue he is always a zombie or sleeping.  Now, he gets swings till the end of May which gives us a very good shot for days during the summer.  Swings are from four pm to midnight.  So he’ll hit the hay about two am and be up around nine am which will give us nap time alone!!  And weekends won’t be so bad, because he will be pretty close to our sleeping time already.  Very exciting stuff in this house, for me this is like Christmas all over.  This also means he can help a little with baby at night for the first two months.  Maybe at the one am feeding I can sleep through and pump milk for him, hmmm that would be nice…. It’s the little things in life.

Ever had someone tell you a story and it makes your life feel so normal?  There are several people in my life that have “stuff” going on, not major just the junk everyone gets from time to time.  Nate and I get the same junk and we deal or go to the dump.  Lately, it seems several people (more then normal) have junk, and as I listen to stories I feel very thankful.  Right now, my life is steady and calm (minus the junk in my head :)).  Thankful, that is what I feel, glad everyone I love is alive and healthy.  One day it won’t be this way, but for now I’ll savor the moment.  So, I’ll leave with a picture of what makes me happy.


(I can’t wait to have this baby – this moodiness is getting old.  Just imagine how Nate feels!)

Ohh, the wonders of a bra that fits.  It is almost like not wearing anything at all.  The next time I am near a bra fitting store – I am going in.

Do you all remember when I was barfing my guts out during the first trimester?  I just read a blog by a women who is still barfing at 18 weeks!  How I feel for her, I remember that my life felt consumed by vomit.  But I have a new problem, heartburn.  It is so bad now, that I am vomiting from it.  Last night I was running to the bathroom at 1am.  I know it is the burn, cause my tummy is not upset and it is just one blurp and I am done and it burns all night when I lay down.  I have been consumed by a new vomit – haha.  Ohh, and I finally got some sleep last night.  Someone had mentioned Tylenol PM to me and I checked the bottle.  You know what the active ingredient for the sleep aid is – benadryl!  So, I took a couple benadryl and went right to sleep, till the barfing.   For any suffering morning sickness, I have heard that this curbs the barfing (I used it at night).  Our pediatrician recommended benadryl to us for Ash’s car sickness, and it helped – he slept the whole way! It’s a cure all.

I can’t sleep, and it sucks bad.  The night before last, it was three hours and last night was two.  I am trying so hard to cope and stay on even ground, but day after day it is getter harder to do.  It is a combo effect of baby, heartburn, thinking too much, Ash waking up and everything else.  I guess when baby comes and I can two or three hours a couple times a night I will feel much better!  So for now, I am sorry for my ramblings and odd thoughts.  When I sit to blog, all I can think about is the blog world, my mind can’t seem to think beyond the here and now.  So, if I am cooking it takes all I got to focus on that.  And so on and so on. 

In other news, I think I finally found my bra size!!  I fianlly found a place to figure it out.  So, for all you ladys out there here is the formula:

Measure under bust

Measure around largest part of bust.

Say the first is 35 and the second is 40.  You would add 4-5 inches to the first number and that would give you 39.  Then take the original first number and subtract it from the second number.  That would be 5 inches.  Each inch equals a cup size, 0 – AA, 1 – A, 2 – B, 3 – C, 4 – D and 5 – DD.  So this person would be a 39DD.  Chances are you are bigger then you thought, I was.  I am going to go try on a few today or tomorrow and see if the sizing really fits or not, I wonder how long I have been the wrong size?

We just got the lasted edition of “Family Fun“.  That magazine is so full of fun ideas.  We just did an octopus out of a glove, and Ash had a blast.  And I also wanted to post my favorite and easiest desert recipe,  Manderian Delight .  I love this and it has been a hit everywhere that I have brought it. 

Ohh, and for anyone who cares I updated the Photos post to clarify the blog I had in mind.  The one that allowed all the nasty commens was about as Astoria Police Officer that had been arrested for having sex on the job.  Slote I think is his last name, ahh here it is Slotte.  And the lady who wanted to shut down her blog in September is the Boobs Injuries and Dr Pepper blogger, whom is in my list (wanted to clarify, I have seen several blogs shut down after the holidays, not talking about any that where taken down).  And the stalker – well, I think she is just a women in love who doesn’t know how to handle a loss.  So I wasn’t talking about you – LOL. (Unless you are one of those three people)    🙂  Again, defending what I write – what’s wrong with me?

At first glance, people think you are quiet type of person. Actually you are cheerful, but conditionally. You will show your joyful character only in good mood. One the other hand, when you are moody, no one would dare to be around. Because of your emotion fluctuation and frank character, some find you hard to be around. Your Love, You hardly show your feeling towards opposite sex no matter how much you like him/her. Your partner also has similar character so your love affairs often take quite a while to flourish. Time tells it all. Your sincerity makes you very attractive.
Strong will, outstanding courage and self-confidence. They are excellent leaders as long as they do not over task their followers.
Obstinate and intolerant.


I just got this application on Facebook today, and I think it is right.  Here is Nate’s

Although you are innocent and romantic but your expression often mislead others that you are an active, fun loving kid. Because of your double personality, it’s hard for others to really know the real you. You are careful and patient. Your Love, Your love is the greatest which often surprises others. No one can bring you to light when you are in love. Your confidence might lead you to the track your parents disagree.

Pessimistic, haughty and sometimes unsociable and miserly. Strongly loyal to family values


Maybe that is why we work together so well, he’s patient.  I think this thing hit us spot on.


I made that monster!!  It was so much fun, but Ash was not very patient with me.  I’m getting better all the time.  Plus, the pregnancy pics are really recent – that’s us at the beginning of the third trimester.  Eleven weeks to go!!


And my last post was not about my blog – I read one that had become a forum of anonymous posters that where nasty, and the poster allowed it to keep going.  If you don’t like what someone has to say – quit reading.  But there is something really addictive about a bad blog, like Judge Judy…..  Another thought on blogs.  A very close, close person to me stated he had a stalker.  This got me thinking about a term I have over and over in many blogs, blog stalker.  My suggestions for such a thing, if you are suffering from this.  Do private posts with a password – I think almost all blogger sites do this.  Then you know who is reading for real.  Just an idea, don’t put it out there for all the read if you don’t want all to read.  Sometimes I forget my reader base, and I do have readers that I have no idea who they are, are they stalking?  Maybe they love what I write (haha) and want to show everyone, or need a reason to dislike me even more,  or maybe they are trying to get know me a little through this blog (good luck if you are), what ever the motive is for them reading, I’ll keep on writing.  I have posted myself into a corner before, but that hasn’t stopped me.  I read a lady the other day who had done a very serious post about her life and a specific opinion and got a lot of nasty comments, the link being on the side at Boobs Injuries and Dr Pepper (I have read some very funny posts from her).  She was debating on shutting down her blog.  I say no way, do it if it makes you feel good.  Don’t let people bully you around – not everyone will vote with you – but someone might.  I know for a fact that many many people think I am wrong some (or all) of the time.  It’s your blog and if people don’t like it, I say tell them quit reading it (or stalk it 😛 ).