Thursday, January 01, 2009

Guess Who's Back? Back Again?

Over the past 2 weeks I've been going over different posts in my head, then by the time I sit down at the computer, or by the time Darric gives up the computer, I can't seem to put the words together or I just plain get too tired. But you'll be happy to know that one of my New Year Resolutions is to post at least once a week. We'll see how that goes.

Let me start by saying we had a mighty fine Christmas. Although, I will have to admit that it is becoming my not-so-favorite holiday. It just doesn't seem right to have to rush around, stress out, feel guilty, and everything else over one of the most important holidays. This year we decided we were going to cut back, try not to spend as much and not buy for as many as well, in other words we cut out the neighbors. Oh my gosh, but the guilt I felt when those neighbors brought over gifts for us and I had nothing to give them. They must think we're terrible neighbors now, they'll probably egg our house or something, or what if they tee-pee our house?
What we did cut back on on others, Jordan made up for and although Santa struck out on the only think he asked for, a Blues Clues Thinking Chair, he seemed pretty happy at the end of the day with his Handy Dandy Notebook, Buzz Lightyear, Racetrack, VSmile, Movies, and all the other toys that has kept him entertained over the past week. Wow, I never realize how easy it is to spoil a kid.

Next year I plan to be a little more smart and take a couple of days before Christmas off in order to get it all done, especially since next year we'll have two kids to buy for. Although, these days off have been quite relaxing, and my house has stayed clean for a week straight, that's a first. Jordan has also enjoyed sleeping in 'til 8:30 and lounging around in his p.j.'s throughout the afternoon. We also did some shopping, baking and we had 'too much fun' at the Maine Discovery Museum.

And one thing I do have to admit to that I did way to much of on my vacation food. And no I haven't had any weird cravings yet, unless you call whatever is put in front of me a craving. Especially when it's my mother in law's peanut butter fudge. Mmmmmm!
I do have a question though? Did you ever crave the stuff that you're not suppose to have while pregnant? Like coffee, and I know it would probably be fine for me to have a small cup here or there, but I don't want to get myself in the habit, so instead I just sip Darric's. And can I just say that the cheap price on my all time favorite food, lobster, is not helping me not crave that.
Now I know that usually you start showing sooner with your second pregnancy, but I can't tell if I should be calling this my baby bump or my fudge bump, whattya think?
Oh and before I forget...Happy New Year!


Kelli said...

Definitely a baby bump! =)

I'm home, by the way! Yay! How does your weekend look? I'll call you later today.

Swistle said...

Definitely baby. I can say from personal experience that a Fudge Bump appears in the back as well as in the front, and also lower-down on the thighs, and also under the chin.

When I'm not pregnant, I like diet Coke but can take it or leave it. When I'm pregnant and my OB is making pursed-lips-of-disapproval at me, I suddenly want it more than almost anything else.

Anonymous said...

Great update! But I completely understand about the posting thing; I have so many witty posts in my head, then once I have the time to write, they are either forgotten or untimely.
Adorable baby bump! I had an awesome diet with my first pregnancy. No caffeine at all...and he ended up being my preemie. I regularly indulged in cherry cokes with my second, and Jack came out a fat 8 pounds. Go figure!
Looks like you had an awesome Christmas; it was definitely less stressful on our parts because we cut out the cards and gifts to everyone except the kids and parents. Maybe next year we'll be on the ball...
Have a great week, Samantha!