It is, isn't it?

     Sass Monkey (my 4 year old son) told me last night that, when I had the baby, I was "gonna ESPLODE just like this, Momma!". He then proceeded to throw himself up in the air, flail out all four limbs while making a booming noise, and land face first on the bed in glorious physical illustration of my impending L&D experience. I am starting to think he may be right....more

I am not completely myself...

     As we round into the 3rd level of hell trimester, I have finally come to the realization that I am really not myself.  Not even close.  There are echos of my former humanity rattling around in here somewhere but that is all they are.... echos.  I have become...  THE INCUBATOR or THE GREAT GASPY or A WHALE CALLED SYNNØVE .. just pick one and run with it.  It's not like I can... run, that is......more

No really... thank you!

     Apparently I work with a bunch of board certified OB/GYNs and I didn't realize it.  They give such great advice... and I get to hear it day in and day out.  Lucky me.  I guess my Ivy League Educated OB was just talking out of her ass when she gave me my November due date because, according to my work-sperts, I am not going to make it past September.  Good thing I asked them!  Oh wait... I didn't?  Well, nothing is more appreciated than advice given by random folks I occasionally see in the hallway. ...more

Mommy Molding

     As I slowly waddle around, scaring the crap out of people in elevators (I can almost hear them thinking "Just please don't let her pop in here!"), I have had a lot more time to think.  I mentally map all of the closest bathrooms, just in case the grublet decides it's time to polka on my bladder.   I wonder about how life is going to change with our third edition.  I compare "then and now"... you know.. the whole pre-kids vs. post kids thing... and I have come to a couple of conclusions about who I was "then" as opposed to who I am "now"....more

The Lies Parents Tell Themselves in Order to Survive

I did it this morning. I really did. I told myself a little white lie. Shame on me, right? So naughty... except... except... it helped. I felt better. What is this? Lies only make things worse, right? WRONG! ...more
Ha!  This is so true an sums it up for so many of us!!! Love it!more

The Invasion of the Fruit Snack Snatchers

 We have an infestation problem.  They are everywhere!  Crawling in and over our fence, wriggling into the house, setting up nests in our playground equipment...  I'm talking about the neighborhood kids, ya'll....more

10 Reasons Why Bathing in the Kiddie Pool Is a Bad Idea

10 Reasons Why Outside Kiddy Pool Time Should Not Double As Bath Time (and for all of you that are all like "Well, duh."... bite me.) 1. Bugs. As in, Mosquito bites where the sun don't shine. No bueno when one is dealing with a Disney Princess Pull-Up. ...more
lol! hilarious!more

Nature Playdate!

This weekend we did as those who have gone before us...We rode some ponies...    ...more

She. Her. Sister. That child....

 SHE is my messy child. ...more

I'm a PWM (Proud Working Mom)!

I am a PWM. (That's a Proud Working Mother for all of you out there.) Period. End of sentence. It may come as shock for some but there is no, "...but if I could afford it, I'd stay home." That's it. A PWM. Let that sink in. And you know what else? Even if I could afford it I wouldn't stay home with my kids. There! I said it! No guilt, no shame, just the truth. ...more
I want a t-shirt with this on it!more