Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Braden!

1 day old

2 days old

1 month old

1 year old

2 years old

3 years old

Today my little baby pumpkin is 4 years old. Seriously 4! They always say that they grow up fast but when you are getting up every two hours to feed, change diapers, and get puked on it doesn't feel like it is going so fast, but it does. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I hope one day he understands that. He is so smart and beautiful that he gets mad when I just want to cuddle him. Being a mom is the most rewarding thing I have ever experienced. I guess he was worth the 16 hours of labor :)

As I am writing this heartfelt message, I just had to turn around and yell at my precious little man for "making" a stool and trying to climb up the cabinets....oh motherhood.

Being a mom has its ups and downs but thats life. Over the past 4 years these are some of the things I have discovered:

1. Being puked on isn't so bad after the 3rd time.

2. Getting drool in your mouth is ALWAYS gross

3. It is normal for little boys to "pop" things spontaneously, it doesn't mean anything, you don't turn them on when you change a diaper!

4. I will never ever sleep the same again

5. Toddler poop is the worst

6. Kids are like parrots

7. I think I have the best child in the world (as does every mom)

8. I am constantly worried

9. Tantrums are really funny....when it's other peoples kids throwing them

10. My idea of "going out" now is getting to go to dinner with Jon.....alone

11. Boys constantly have their hands down their pants....its like they found a toy or something

12. A toddlers favorite word is "why" or "no"

13. Braden finds "Time-Out" comical

14. Toddlers have short-term memory and you have to repeat things many times

15. Stretch marks are battle scars.....but I still prefer to hide them

I could go on and on but I won't, those are just a few of the things I have learned throughout the years. I am so proud of my big boy and can only hope that I am molding him into an honest, loving, and respectful person. I love you Bookie Boy :)

Monday, July 27, 2009

THIS made me lol

"Oh my God he is crying!!!"

I am so glad I NEVER got like that over a boy band......ever........I swear


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Why not me? I would use that!!

Well I have been trying to get pregnant for about 3 months now (without Jon knowing...KIDDING lol) and obviously it has not happened yet. While that alone is hard to deal with, the hardest part is it seems everyone around me is getting pregnant without even really trying! Don't get me wrong I am very happy for those who are going to have a baby but I would be lying if I said I wasn't jealous.

Sometimes I ask myself "Are you crazy, you actually WANT to have another baby??" It is weird to say that I am looking forward to and want the morning sickness, the strech marks, weight gain, back pain, overall uncomfortablness, mood swings and no sleep, but I do. Pregnancy was not easy for me but I loved it. It scares the crap out of me but I am ready to take on all of that again.

I know I worry way too much about everything but the baby department is not a place I thought I would have a problem. Braden was the result of missing 2 whole pills, so I always thought that when I was ready for another one it would happen on the first try. I know I am probably looking way too much into it and adding stress to myself which is not helping, but it is hard not to think about. In addition to this stress my body is also pretty pissed at me for taking away its nicotine fix (which I have stuck to and been smoke free for 4 days).

I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and I suppose it will happen when it is supposed to. The more I analyze it the more I am going to drive myself insane. I just need to relax *sign* Wish us luck :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

An open letter to Gwen Stefani.....

Ok is this???? These bags are hideous......bleh! I mean is that rubber in there RUBBER? Gwen you are supposed to be a fashion icon and you put out this crap? Ok I know this isn't the ENTIRE line and there MIGHT be something I like down the road but the preview you have released does not look good. Well, maybe I should thank you, because these bags are so ugly I will not be dropping $500+ on one this season and I can actually save some money. Nevermind the almost $500 I have spent on No Doubt tickets this year, oh pish posh! I seriously hope that you go back to the drawing board and pump out some fabulousity for the Spring '10 line missy!
P.S. I still love you!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Hello blogging world!

First blog entries are always a little awkward. You don't want to say too much or too little. Anyways I'm Brittany, and I'm pretty fantastic. I am a wife and a mom and I love it all too much! I don't really need to get into a long history about myself because I am sure along the lines I will bitch about something that can tie into a story from the past. I'm just cool like that!

Today is the second day in my I'm quitting smoking journey. I have decided to quit for a few reasons.

  1. I want to live a long time

  2. I hate smoking outside in the summer with the bugs!

  3. I want to set a good example for Braden

  4. It smells yucky!

It is harder than I thought it would be. I guess I never really wanted to admit that I am ADDICTED...I preferred to say that I "just enjoyed" it. I don't think I am doing all that terrible, it has been exactly 39 hours since I have had a cigarette and I have only needed to chew 3 Nicorette gums, OK so I bought the knock off brand WHATEVER!

I decided to find out the immediate benefit to quitting smoking and here's what I found:

20 minutes after my last cigarette my body went through the following changes:

  • my blood pressure decreased

  • my pulse rate dropped

  • and my body temperature went up

8 hours after my last cigarette:

  • Carbon monoxide levels in the blood return to normal

  • Oxygen levels in blood return to normal

24 hours after my last cigarette:

  • chance of heart attack decreases (scary!)

48 hours after my last cigarette (and where I currently am):

  • Nerve endings start regrowing (what??)

  • Ability to smell and taste is enhanced (great not I'll be hungry more)

  • Shortness of breath decreases

So it is nice to know there are some benefits since we are a world of "get immediate results"

Now if I could just find a diet or a magic pill to make weight fall off IMMEDIATELY!