Saturday, May 16, 2009

Robeez, Belly Bands, Saltines & My Soap Box

I heart Robeez shoes. I found a fabulous deal on some at a resale shop in Twinkle Town last month. It was my first and only purchase at this point for Baby L. I got 2 for a girl and 1 for a boy. I will resale what I don't need and make more money off of them! This picture is not of any of the ones I purchased. Mine are way cuter....I cheated and used Google images for this post.
I purchased one of these belly bands last weekend. I must say I do not heart it at all. It is to be used in the in between stage....when your pants won't button! I wore it with jeans last weekend and it made me feel uneasy knowing it was all unbuttoned and partially unzipped. I feared it would creep down and my jeans would fall off. I tried it yesterday with some dress pants and I fought it rolling down on me all day. I am throwing in the towel on this joker. I will resort to dresses until I can fill out maternity pants. (Oh, I wore my maternity denim skirt to dinner last night and it is WAY cute. Thanks Mama!)

If I have to eat another saltine to numb my aching belly I may scream and then gag a a little. The thought of eating a saltine again makes me a little nauseated. I have been through 1.5 boxes in the past month. I have a sleeve in a zip lock bag sitting on my desk, one in my purse and one in the fridge. Typing about this is even making me a little ill. So much for helping, huh?!

As for the soap box:
Don't tell pregnant women horror stories of child birth and surely don't tell them they will "not make it as a mother" if they can't handle clutter. Yes, I actually had a "friend" tell me that I will "never make it as a mother" and then laughed at me with a devilish grin on her face. Really? Let's not go there. At least my kids will get to school on time and have dinner on the table. BAM! Yep, I can play this ugly game too. Don't mess with a pregnant woman who is high on hormones and low on rest. I have heard it all just this week and I am about to scream at the next person who wishes to tell me how bad this is going to be or how horrible of a mother I will be because I like an orderly house. Hello, people - use your brain before you speak. Anyway, I know lots of orderly mothers who are precious to their kids and Michelle Duggar wouldn't keep popping them out if childbirth was so bad. Ahhh, I feel better now and I am so glad none of you have been the cause of my soap box. You are most supportive....thanks!


Abby




11 comments:

kathy said...

The hormones are raging I see....You think you have heard horror storys. just wait until the end and you will believe some of them...no really, it isn't so bad, just real different from what you are accustomed to...

Sisters said...

Oh Mama...come on, don't be one of "those" people...be nice to me or you will be banned from reading my posts! :)
AJL

kathy said...

I love you lots...You will be a good mother..Don't pay any attention to those people that tell you those things. They are just talking. They don't know YOU..

The Family Marsico said...

Try lemon drops in the purse and at the desk. I found them to be extrememly helpful on the advice of another friend. As for the bedside, it was always crackers.

Oh, and what you can and cannot handle after childbirth are two very different things. You'll be a great mom!

Anonymous said...

I, too, vote that you will be a GREAT mom! I can't wait til I see Baby Lee on your hip! And I can't wait til I get to hold Baby Lee! Baby Lee is gonna be a GREAT Christmas present for everyone this year!

YFA
TBEO

Posh Mommy said...

Try a rubberband on the pants. That is what I did with my first pregnancy. With my second, my body adjusted a little faster, and there was no time for the rubberband on the pants. Too many people will try to give advice, you will live and learn (and that is the fun part, figuring out for yourselves). Believe me, it will all work out great!!!

jaime said...

Sounds like you need to be hanging out with a few OCD moms....My compulsion to orderliness has created one in my kids also. THey don't like a dirty house at all. Even when their toys are a mess, they are in an orderly mess. I believe in you -- you can create neat children - it is POSSIBLE! (spoken from experience)

Jaime

Anonymous said...

Abby. you will be a GREAT Mother. Do not listen to people who are mean. My house was spotless when my kids were little, their clothes were clean and neat and they did not walk around with crusty noses and dirty faces. Love ya. Claudia

hsmomma5 said...

Julie told me about that mean comment this weekend. I told her "Good for you!" for standing up to them. I can relate with people saying dumb things. I am an adoptive mom and people don't use their head on that one either. You'll be a great mom. I have five kids and still manage to keep my house clean, so I feel sure one won't create that big of a problem for you. :)

Sarah said...

People have time for what they choose to make a priority. A tidy house is at the top of your list now and will be post baby...you will get it done. People say the same thing to me about my "projects"...they don't know HOW I get it all done. I get it done because I love it and it's important to me. Now, my house on the other hand... ;)

Lindsey Watson said...

i agree with sarah. whoever said that you won't make it as a mom if you don't like clutter obviously has a cluttered home and is trying to make herself better about it. (if i make neatness sound like a bad thing, i don't feel bad about my clutter.) see how that works? do not listen to her! you could have just as easily told her "you're not going to make it as a mom because your home is an accident waiting to happen." :) toe-may-toe / toe-mah-toe. you're gonna make a great mom!!!!