Monday, November 30, 2009

As If I don’t feel fat enough…….

Peanut is 32 weeks tomorrow.  (If you go by months, he was 7 months old on the 21st of November - the whole week/month thing doesn't play out just so but whatever..)

I feel like this....

My excuse  issue is that I am still nursing....(not a complaint, a choice that I am thoroughly enjoying)...but I am STARVING all the time!!!!  All that crap that I always heard about mom's losing weight so fast because they were nursing....

BIG FAT LIE!!!!!! 

(no pun intended)

Now, I know I don't have to eat some of the crap that tastes so good, like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for breakfast, left over brie for lunch, some BR chocolate chip ice cream...but I like the crap and it’s like my body is screaming for it!!!!!  It tastes so incredibly yummy. 

And, if I don't eat something first thing in the morning (while I'm making the big 3's lunches so it just makes sense to eat a sam-ich...)  oh yeah back to the point...

...if I don't eat something first thing - I will (a) get a head ache or (b) pass out because you know who is still up about 2x in the middle of the night to eat.. again not a complaint..just a fact!

So, like I don't feel bad enough about myself, I happen onto the ole lap today and what do I see....Heidi Klum Samuel (she has taken Seal's last name) in the news again.  She had Seal had baby number 4 in October, a girl, and they are calling her Lou...and she is adorable.....

And then the news story announces that Heidi is in the ‘09 Victories Secret “Fashion” show…this will be what, like the 3rd time she’s done that – popped out a baby and 8 weeks later done the cat walk in her bra and panties..(fyi – photo below was in 05 and it was 8 weeks after having un bebe.)


And this is supposedly one of the photo’s from the ‘09 show that is appearing tomorrow night on CBS…

Heidi Klum - Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2009 (Image: Splash News)


I hate her.

And now I feel like this….

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


So my Pootie left to go to Florida without us for Thanksgiving!!  I'm so sad.  I cried!!!  Really.  He's in good hands, I know that...he's just not with me.  And you know that I am a mother hen.

Last night Lola got to go see Miley Cyrus (and she was Miley not Hannah) last night with her buddy 'Randa.  'Randa's mom got the tickets and took the girls with another one of her friends, Shelly.  The girls look so cute!!!!

Here they are down at 'Randa's getting ready to leave....

Lola got to wear the sparkle skirt that our friend Emily wore 2 years ago to go see Miley.

Emily's mom (Auntie Donna made the skirt and of course had to make a matching little purse...Lola loved it!!)

They got home about 10:15 and Lola said they had the best time!!!!  'Randa's mommy said that there were NO boys there, but sure were alot of daddy's that took daughters. 

Good times and good friends!!!  Doesn't get any better!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!!  Be safe!!!!

Go Predators (Pooties soccer team!)  Go get that national title!!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Thursday night was the season finale of Project Runway, Season 6.  Meana Irina won.  And she should have!!  When was the last time you saw such finally crafted dominatrix outfits!!!    Classssssyyyyyyyy stuff I tell ya!!!!!!  Now don't get me wrong - I really think that some of the stuff she created throughout the season was really cool...but the stuff that she presented on the runway - uhhh let me think about it. 


This was one of her better season designs, it was for Ink.....if I recall correctly, and I do, she won this challenge...

And this is what she spent 6 weeks and $9,000 designing!  I want to snatch the stupid hats off!!!!  I thought it was very way over the top and landing in Dominatrixville. 


But even more concerning for me was one of the judges....ergo, my ????? heading!!!  I think this lady so totally did NOT realize that Something about Mary's Mary hairdo, was a J-O-K-E!!!  Totally went over her head - either that or it's stuck in the dang curl!!! 


I mean really.  How in the name of all that is good and holy did that one get by Tim?  And how, did Heidi, Michael and Nina keep a straight face during their talks!!!???

Every good mom should wrap up a conversation where she has used the words "dominatrix" and  referenced Mary's styling hairdo needs to make sure there is a picture of her here it is...

All my bebe's on Halloween....


Aren't they so cute!!!!  So you get the full effect of  Pootie's costume, here is another shot.  Crash was a cereal killer.  As opposed to a serial killer..get it?  Lola was a boxer and Peanut was a baby giraffe. 


 Just call me supermom!!!!

Oh - and since you asked.  My brother came home yesterday for a short visit.  He is doing to hang out with his buddies without having to explain himself. And then he spent the day with us..ok, my kids.  I did his laundry and we cooked him breakfast and lunch.  It was wonderful.  He has to go back to Ft. Benning tomorrow night but will be back on Thursday!!!  We love him and he is just doing so well and is so happy!!!! 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Totally forgot to tell you …..

that I was asked to be a guest blogger on a really neat website here in the big C-town.  If got the link over on the left, it’s called Charlotte Smarty Pants, very cool website for moms. 

I KNOWWWWW!!!  How stinking cool is that???



if you want to check out my one moment of fame..

go check it out. 


I’ll have an autograph signing later on in the week!!!!!! 

oh and if you want to read one of the funniest things ever, go HERE.  I had to call hubby at work because (1) it’s one of the funniest things ever, didn’t I just say that and (2) he would make the same comment that the hubby in the story makes. 

HUGE News for the Dub Family!!!

Peanut had a CT scan and a visit with Dr. Superman, the neuro doc. As I am sure you can imagine, these appointments cause me to STRESS OUT!!!! This all goes back to Peanut having the grade 3 brain bleed in-utero. I usually cry on the drive downtown. I see that Peanut is doing well, but hey - we didn't know that he even had the brain bleed - remember, we (along with the doctors) were blown away by the fact that he had the dang thing to begin with, he was not symptomatic of having had one.

Scan was at 1 yesterday. Same young gal that has done the past scans did this one. She usually comments as she is doing the scan...stuff like, "oh it looks good. His head looks good. Ventricles look good."

She did not this time.

My nerves tightened even more....

From there, we headed up the road to Dr. Superman's office. And we waited. (He's worth the wait in my book.)   My hope going into the appointment was that Dr. Superman tell us that we didn’t need to come back for 4-6 months.  That would be great news…so I kept saying prayers as I sat and waited…

The scans get emailed over to his office, along with the report, he reads it and then he sees us. Dr. Superman asked me how I thought Peanut was doing. I think he's fine. (although right as I am typing this, he wont' take a nap, but whatever!)  He measured his bald head, he did a neuro test (consisted of baby playing with toys) and then said these words to me...

Peanut is fine. Peanut does not have hydrocephalous. Peanut does not have enlarged ventricles. Peanut's head is perfect!!! I do not need to see him again!

It was unbelievable!!  All I could do is cry.  We are so fortunate to have this fabulous outcome with such minimal intervention.  Dr. Superman is wonderful.  His decision to NOT use a surgical intervention (ie shunt) and to have the spinal taps done (thank you ANGIE!!) gave his body time to correct the crazy problem of the brain bleed.  Is the outcome every time for every baby?  Is time and a couple of taps going to work for every preemie baby??  Absolutely not, but it did this time and we are so blessed.

I am forever grateful and truly believe that little Peanut is OUR own little miracle!!!!

Thank you to Dr. Superman, Angie, Dr. Drew and everyone who took care of our sweet little baby!!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Manic Mondays

As normal, today is a manic monday.  Why is it a manic monday again??  Well, Lola had to go to the doctor today.  (I actually did the trip to the CVS Minute Clinic - love it!!!!

Now the " funny" part is that under any other circumstances, I would not have trekked off to the doc's...she only started feeling bad yesterday for goodness sakes.  She was complaining about her throat hurting and had a fever.  Let's face it, there is some nasty sch-tuff out there right now, but you know me, I'm typically not a race to the doc and ask for a fix kind of gal!!!  But because of "un bebe", I made the run this morning. 

She has strep.  So we left the CVS with an antibiotic and more pain reliever and ibuprofren.  24 hours on the antibiotics and then she can go back to school.  That would be Wednesday....and until
Wednesday she is going to stay the heck away from Peanut. 

Tomorow, Peanut has a CT scan and a visit with Dr. Heafner, the neurologist.  I am very excited and very nervous all at the same time.  I want Dr. Heafner to look at me and say - see ya in a year!!!  That would be so nice wouldn't it?  I feel in my heart that Peanut is fine, just really want Heafner to tell me that. 

Don't forget that if you are one of my email people, and you know who you are, email me, please!!!  I'm trying to rebuild that email database!!! 

One more thing, I'm sitting here with Oprah on in the background.  Sarah Palin is on and she just called Katie Curic "the perky one".  FUNNY!!!!!!!  And just an FYI, I wouldn't pay two cents to see Levi in Playgirl....he's gross.  He's kind of up on that list of mine with John Gosslin.  

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Help me

Since the crash - ya know, the computer crash of 09, I lost all of my emails addresses. If you are one of the fabulous folks that I chat with via email, please email me now so I can add your email into my new outlook!!! Please!!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Do you watch CMT (that would be the country music tv channel) World's Strictest Parents? It's a very interesting show, if you've managed to miss it. It's also very interesting to watch it with a tween - that would be Pootie.

Growing up here in Charlotte, the pastor of my church, Pastor Bouldin, his oldest son and wife will be the "strictest" parents on Sunday night!!  Oh – Hubby went to high school with Blake and Angie too…and Blake is also the brother of my fellow blogger buddy, Besty.

I cannot fathom that Blake and Angie are the tyrants that the show is initially going to portray them to be. We know how TV twists things, remember? My cousin Josh was one of the pack of men on The Bachelorette show along time ago.

 The Bouldin Family

Here is their family......they don't look to scary do they?

“The Bouldins are a tight-knit North Carolina family who believe that tough love is a biblical principal. The pastor of his own church, Blake Bouldin keeps his own kids on the righteous path and demands they lead disciplined and honest lives. For the next week, the Bouldins take in Mackenzie and Ian, two teens with bad attitudes and bold aspirations to have it their way. Fireworks ensue when the teens test the Bouldins with their defiance and dishonesty. Can the Bouldins' stern punishments and tough love approach get these two teens to see the light?”

The show airs this Saturday, November 14th!!! I can't wait to see it!!! 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Peanuts First Album

Once again, you will want to turn the music that it is on the side bar OFF.
This has taken me a while to put together.  I still get very emotional when I see how little he was….of course, then I look over and there he is, all happy and healthy.