Thursday, June 28, 2007

Vegas, baby!

Looking for a little action? Stay @ my friends place in Las Vegas.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Talk nerdy to me

I am nerdier than 31% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to find out!
are you surprised?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Life lessons from alli

You may think that the Alli website is only useful for people actually taking the new weight loss medication alli. You would be wrong. It's also a great place to glean basic etiquette. For example, they teach:

You may not usually get gassy, but it's a possibility when you take alli. The bathroom is really the best place to go when that happens.

Now that's good advice with or without meds. Nobody wants to see that.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

potty humor

Be forewarned, this is a little gross.

Yesterday Josh walks up to me and goes "Mom, check out my penis!"
Me: What?
Josh: Check out my penis! It's gonna be cool!
Me: Why?
Josh: It's gonna pee on you!

And does.

Me: No - absolutely not. Where do we pee?
Josh: On a tree!
Me: No. On the toilet.
Josh: And on a tree! It's cool!

Sigh. I guess the whole "woo woo" cool-toy-attached-to-my-body stage has begun.

Monday, June 18, 2007

boo hoo haiku

almost three o'clock
much effort yielding no nap
tired boy and mom

Friday, June 15, 2007

Josh's last swim class

Well, not his last but the very last of his parent/tot classes. This week he started lessons with the big kids - swimming on their own with a teacher. I felt a little sad sending him off with the big kids- he's sure getting old!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

12 weeks!

How your baby's growing: Your baby's hit the 2-inch mark (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce. His/her face is beginning to look more human. His/her eyes, which started out on the sides of his/her head, have moved closer together on his/her face, and his/her ears are near their final positions on the sides of his/her head. Your baby's intestines, which have grown so rapidly that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into the abdominal cavity about now. Kidneys are secreting urine into his/her bladder. His/her nerve cells have been multiplying rapidly, and synapses (neurological pathways in the brain) are forming. Your baby may have acquired more reflexes by now, including sucking, and s/he'll even squirm if you prod your abdomen.

We heard the baby's heartbeat yesterday - loud and strong, around 160 bpm.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Leaving a paper trail...

One of the casualties of potty-training, I've discovered, is that we've gone through a truly excessive amount of toilet paper. Like almost a roll a day. My sister, who already went through this, suggested that we try Cottonelle for Kids, which has worked well for them. The basic premise is that kids follow the paw prints for 4 sheets to the puppy - then they tear it off. It's supposed to help them understand how much to use.
So did that work for us? Oh no. Quite the opposite, in fact. I walked into the bathroom last night to find an entire roll unraveled on the floor. Josh said, "Look mama - I found all the puppies!"

Thanks for the tip, Vanover.