Thursday, August 29, 2013

You haven't taken a pregnancy test in a McDonald's Bathroom?

You haven't lived until you have taken a pregnancy test in a McDonald's bathroom.  Nothing makes you feel better about your life than getting some of the greatest news you'll ever receive somewhere they sell burgers for $1.

Now lets back up.  I'm not a classy lady by any means, but this is a little weird even for me.  We did not have internet hooked up yet and I needed to get some actual work done and pay bills online and what not, so I planned on dropping Zach off at school and going to the McDonald's nearby to steal their wifi.  I had been feeling funny for a few days and it finally dawned on me on the way to drop off Zach that holy smokes I may be pregnant.  Insert immediate panic and irrational trains of thought.

It went a little like this in my crazy mind...."oh my God I'm pregnant, I know I'm pregnant...I have to figure out if I really am before I order that giant coffee....need to find preggo test ASAP...Could I be I hope so but don't get excited...calm down....calm down....calm down"

So that is how I ended up buying a pregnancy test at Walmart and taking it in the McDonald's bathroom....I ooze class and grace.  One positive pregnancy test later I ordered a damn smoothie and yogurt parfait instead of my delicious coffee and  egg mcmuffin.  I calmly got my food and called Matt to let him know the news and that I was excited and surprised and holy smokes here we go again.

I can't wait to share with baby the magical story of how we learned he or she was going to be joining out lives.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

What a month

Hello again friends! It has been awhile. What have we been up to? Not much, just.....moving, reorganizing, starting a new job (me), traveling for work (Matt), growing a baby (me), helping with my brothers reception, planning Zach's birthday, and dealing with the daily dramatics that come with an almost 2 year old.

It has been a little hectic this last month.

Not helping is Zach's new love for whining and crying. I did get him to say "I'm so dramatic" which was awesome. Not so awesome was when he pushed over a box fan to stand on top of it then put himself in timeout....we're in trouble.

I'm going to try to keep up with 3 days a week...Monday, Wednesday and Friday I imagine since that's when the random hilarity ensues with Zach home during the day.

"mommy I go timeout....timeout on stairs"....

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Go Browns

I have been a Cleveland Browns fan my entire life. My dad made us pick teams to cheer for when we were young & I picked the Browns & never considered another option.....not when we didn't have a team for a few years, or when we never win, or when they traded Phil Dawson (this was the closest I came to finding a winning team). My grandma just told me that for my 7th birthday I told her I would like anything Browns for my I've been loyal, and I was clearly a weirdo tom boy yikes.

Matt like the Browns as well and for his 30th birthday I got him season tickets. It's really a present for both of us since I get to go to the games & it ends up being a nice adults only day.

We got an awesome surprise at the first preseason game. We were randomly involved in a season ticket holder fan recognition. We hung out in the guest locker room before the game eating hot dogs, we're given a jersey, got to hang out on the field watching the warm up for an hour before the game, and lastly got to go out on the field for the national anthem. It was amazing. I was way more excited than the few kids there and most of the men. I could have touched the Rams kicker's butt, but Matt said it wasn't a good idea.

I think my face hurt from smiling so much. Both of us agreed while season tickets are expensive, it's the best decision/birthday present ever. Someday we'll take Zach to a game & hopefully make him a little Browns weirdo like I am.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Parks and weirdos

Today we got crazy and went to the park in the town next to us...insanity I tell you. Our town is technically a village and it has nice parks, but they're small. The town next to us is by no means a thriving metropolis, but you would have thought we went to Disney.

There were small play areas for the toddlers and other stuff for the big kids. To us it was huge and well worth the visit.

With that being said, we are not used to sharing the park so I got to see what other kids are like. I'm feeling much better about our parenting skills. One 3 year old boy threw a fist full of sand at Zach when he entered the sand box. An older kid about knocked Zach off a play set acting like an idiot. And I saw more booger eaters and straight up weird kids than I have ever seen before.

It didn't help 3 different daycare/preschools also came to the park.....Zach was in heaven, I had a panic attack I was going to lose him in the sea of kids.

And yes, a new park does count as an exiting event in the stay at home mom life....I realize this is a little pathetic, but it's the small victories that keep me from day drinking.

Of course Zach immediately went to the biggest slide intended for much older children. One 6 year old called me out for letting him on the big kids slide....I debated telling that booger eater what was up, but went with the smile and nod instead.