Friday, January 16, 2009

Preggers Chronicles: Part Who Knows?

Dearest Holden,

I cannot believe how soon you’ll be here!!!! Due in just one week, but I think Saturday night or Sunday could be a good choice too. 

So Mommy’s been involved in some ridiculousness lately… here’s a taste.

It’s Not Easy Being Green

The Dishwasher
Remember how I wanted the new dishwasher so bad so that it didn’t hit my toe when I opened the door, and so our dishes would be REALLY clean even if we used natural products that don’t have phosphates?

Well, we’re working on it… but your Uncle Gary told me that with how old our dishwasher is we ought to try something that wasn’t sooo eco friendly. I've been using the Lemon 7th Generation variety.
Apparently my green-option was not doing the job...so we gave Cascade another chance. My dishes are the cleanest they’ve been since we moved in this house…but I am no longer phosphate free.

The Great Diaper Dilemma
Well, I told you we got some gDiapers for your arrival. Mama Suite and I also went to Riverton to get you some cloth-cloth ones too… turns out that fancy “all natural lavender laundry detergent with soy based fabric softener” I got to wash all of your things in is not the best option for washing cloth diaper inserts (be it hemp or cotton) because of the coconut and lavender oils… apparently they build up on the fabric; so even though their natural, I’m better off using tide to wash your diapers (I can’t win). 

My Size and What Comes with That

Walrus or Not…
OK, this is going to sound weird, but I’m doing much better with how large I am. I turn sideways and can’t figure out who the person in the mirror is, but I’ve been so lucky not to have all that swelling and what not (there was that little stint for about a week or two that my piggy toes and finger were totally popped and puffed sausages)...


But since I’ve been drinking more water it’s really been ok. And since you’ve “dropped” (huzzah!) I can breath so much better. I even slept through the night last night (what a good boy you are!)

Also, have I mentioned that due to my belly I have closed car doors on it (not realizing how far it sticks out), that I prefer the handicapped stall for public restrooms because it’s nearly impossible to close a normal stall door and fit inside if the toilet is placed too close to the door.

Going Potty
Speaking of restrooms (WARNING – READ AT YOUR OWN RISK! MESSAGES IN THE FOLLOWNG STORY MAY MAKE YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE TOWARDS ME).

So on Wed, I had a lunch date with Auntie Linney (aka Lindsay Morgan).



We hit up Red Butte because your father would much rather go to TGI Friday’s if we’re choosing to eat on Foothill. ;) After we had said our goodbyes, and I had done a little shopping (more lavender, huzzah!) I popped back inside the restaurant to use the loo. I wouldn’t consider myself a germ-a-phobe; but I did need to put a little tp on the seat (because let’s be honest, with my belly “squatting” is not the best option.) So I did my little tinkle and was on my way.

I went to the grocery store, ran a couple of additional errands and then made it home…when my lower back got a little itchy and when I reached back to see what the deal was (it didn’t feel like my pants-tab), I found a stream of about 4 sheets of toilet paper I had used to line Red Butte’s toilet tucked in the back of my jeans.

So on Wednesday, I was Freaking Awesome Pregnant Lady with toilet paper hanging out of her pants like a braided tail on the back of a 80s stoner’s mullet… And I thought all the looks were because I’m “such a darling pregnant!” Bless my soul.

Love you!
mommy

PS. Yesterday I lost the nursing pads I bought for nursing you.  I opened the package to put them in the wash and didn't find them again until this morning.  They were in the linen closet next to the bandiads.  Now I just need to find your baby book... any clues as to where I put that? 

8 comments:

Melanie said...

That sausage pic is enough to make any preggo go vegetarian. I love these little letters you write. Plus, I have to admit that it makes me feel a lot closer to you after you walked around with tp in your pants. Not because I have done it before but it makes you more "human" and less super natural. ;)

Melissa said...

Oh, Sabrena that is too funny!

btw, I've been making my own laundry soap for a while now. I would imagine it would work great with cloth diapers. It's pretty easy, to make, too (if it wasn't I wouldn't do it). If you want the recipe shoot me an email I'd be happy to send it!

naptime nostalgia said...

That toilet paper story is awesome. Thanks for sharing. Laughing is good.

dynamike said...

HAHAHAHAAAA thanks for this fabulous post- the TP story it made me laugh right out loud which is what I really needed today. You are hysterical Sabrena...I adore you

WIKKY said...

Oh, I am so jealous you got to have lunch with Lins! Hope you guys had a fabulous time! It happens to everone, right? Well... atleast you are pregnant so the people looking at you were thinking "oh, that cute pregnant girl has tp hanging out, but she is still such a cute pregnant girl!" How funny. Can't wait to hear some more details about the big Labor Day.....

Darth Spencer said...

Wow, I'm shocked that all of your green products don't work at all. Who would have thought? I'm glad that you have realized how much better off you are with human made chemicals that we know will work because they have already been tested on animals or prisoners.

Cicely said...

You aren't going to believe me when I tell you this, but the exact same thing happened to me at Barnes and Noble during the Breaking Dawn coming out party. It was awesome.

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