Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Deep Thoughts...


> I'm so so bummed that Wegman's stopped carrying their little "candy cup ice cream sundaes", or that's what I called them.  They were little cups of awesome... vanilla ice cream, fudge, peanut butter topping, and Reese's pieces.  Of course, they were 400 calories and I always wanted more, but still I ate one almost nightly and could barely wait for prime time TV once the kids were in bed to indulge myself.

> Running with your hair down, why?  I know I've previously listed this as a pet peeve, so excuse me if it's coming across snarky, I'm actually wondering why?  I see women almost daily out on runs with their hair flowing behind them like they are Baywatch.  Isn't it annoying and bothersome?  I'm genuinely wondering, it'd drive me insane! Does anyone do this? Why?

> Grinding.  No, not a bunch of pre-teens at a school dance (although I'm sure they've all moved on to twerking... or is that so 2013? - God, I hope!), but my baby's teeth.  Kenley is in the midst of cutting her front teeth, but already has the incisors to the side and three teeth on the bottom.  For the last week, she's been non-stop grinding her bottom teeth on the top right incisor and it's the worst noise in the world.  They only way she stops is if I shove a paci in her mouth, which I try to reserve for sleeping or public meltdowns, but my, please tell me how to make it stop!

> Probably about to get my blogger card revoked, but there will be no matching halloween jammies in this house. Christmas jammies, definitely, but I just can't bring myself to buy two sets of jammies that I'll feel guilty using after Halloween.  I know that's ridiculous, but considering Ashlynn still fits in a lot of her clothes from last Fall, I'd rather buy things that will outlast the season. One income family problems? Maybe.  Or just too obsessive compulsive to see pumpkins and ghosts in November.   That said, I'm on the hunt for the perfect Christmas morning set.  

> Related.  I'm a rule follower.  For example, if my pediatrician recommends something and it goes against my mommy gut (say related to introducing solids), I have a hard inner battle of wills.  Typically, I'll follow my gut, it's the most important thing in this journey of motherhood after all, but man do I get mommy guilt of not toeing the line. Anyone else hate breaking rules?


> Party Time.  Kenley's First Birthday is quickly approaching, not sure how or why that is happening, but it is.  Second child syndrome is kicking in, and we'll be having a much smaller affair than we did for Ashlynn's First, not to mention the time of year is always hard getting people together.  I'll definitely be sharing some of my plans here, but for now, follow my pinterest party board for all my Teddy Bear Picnic inspiration.


What are your deep thoughts today??

27 comments:

  1. I have no idea how someone can run with their hair down - it would drive me crazy! Can't believe Kenley will almost be one! Love your party inspiration- very cute!

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  2. oh my goodness, who in their right mind would run with their hair down. Have they lost all sense, yicky is all I can think about that (and I have LONG hair and run). The matching pjs for Halloween is a thing for me too. I did break down and buy kitty pjs for my oldest since she LOVES to pretend she is a kitty therefore I think I can bare seeing them for months on end. But My girl is NOW just fitting into her jams from last fall as well and I refuse to buy something that won't be worn for long.Her Christmas PJs will fit her again so I am on the hunt to find the exact same pair for the littlest! (cheapskate?) I MAY invest in another matching pair for Christmas Eve or Morning since we have lots of Christmas activities!

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  3. We don't have Wegman's in MI, but now I want one of those ice cream cups.
    I would never, ever run with my hair down. Those girls are probably the same ones that run at high noon on a 90 degree day. They baffle me.

    I have a hard time not listening to the pedi too. She kept telling me to start cereal but I skipped it & went straight to avocado. I also haven't done the Vitamin D supplement she asks me about every time.

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  4. LOL me too about the vitamin! Ashlynn always spat it out and it would stain everything so I just stopped with her. With K I barely tried for the same reasons and then would lie each visit "I try, but I forget" (which is kind of true). Now I have been trying to give it to her because she takes it now, but still isn't daily. My doc is really strict over the types of solids allowed - no eggs, no berries (like any berries?!), no pb, etc. I follow the PB until 1 year, but I gave A cooked well scrambled eggs before 1 because they are nice and soft... and will prob start K soon too. And I get waiting on Strawberries... but all berries? Then why do baby food (jars and pouches) have blueberries and raspberries in them, doesn't make sense. Some jars even have strawberries.

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  5. I'm a cheapskate so I feel ya. Spending $30 or so on two sets of cheap target jammies just seems like too much for a month of wear. I could buy some awesome toys or real clothes or a pair of kid shoes with the money.

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  6. I pretty much have my hair in a pony every day. Usually because it's long and in the way when playing or feeding kids, but I can't imagine sweating and having it on my neck.

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  7. The running with hair down bothers me, as do television shows and movies with the female hero who does everything with her hair down. Hello, if you do a big forward roll and have hair in your face how are you going to see the villain coming at you?!? I complain about this to my husband a LOT.

    No matching Halloween pjs here either, but Christmas ones are already purchased.

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  8. teddy bear picnic!!! i LOVE IT!!! and lex grinds her teeth and i CANT STAND IT. tell me if you figure out what the heck to do about it!

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  9. I haven't purchased Halloween jammies because O still fits in his ones from last year (score!), and I am not even embarrassed to admit that he has been wearing them SINCE last year. Hair down at the gym or running bugs me. I always wonder if they're trying to prove something? Or look pretty while working out? :-| What ever the reason it makes zero sense because if you're really getting a good workout your hair is going to stick to your sweaty skin and get gross. Teddy Bear Picnic is an adorable theme for a 1st birthday party! I love it!

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  10. I am SUCH a rule follower, but have been breaking lots of them when it comes to my 9 month old, my pediatrician, and my mommy gut (and then feeling extreme angst for days as a battle with my mommy gut and my need to please others and do the "right" thing). For example, my pediatrician encourages us to let little miss M cry it out if she ever wakes in the night. She sleeps for 12 hours (from 7 pm to 7 am) but about 50% of the time still wakes once in the night wanting to nurse. I have no problem nursing her for a few minutes and putting her back down, but have been telling my pedi that she consistently sleeps through the night! Also, every time we go to the doctor she recommends the vitamin D with iron. We give her vitamin D (she has never put up a fight and drinks it down as if it tastes like a delicious smoothie), but I don't feel the need to give her the extra iron (and possibly constipate her) when she eats a great variety of food at this point, and also gets 100% breast milk (and I eat a great variety of iron-rich foods). So, we kind of tell a white lie on that one ;)

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  11. The FIRST thing I do when I get home from work is put my hair on my head lol. Walks, chores around the house, it has to be up or it drives me nuts! I couldn't imagine running with it down! And I'm not too big on Halloween pajamas either - at least for Christmas ones they are more seasonal and you can get more than a months use out of them. I hate buying things that we won't use for long!

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  12. ugh, no!! not what I wanted to hear! It makes my skin crawl!

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  13. I used to just think girls like that weren't "athletes" and were just running/working out to like do something or say they work out. But lately I've actually been seeing older women (like 40s) and in the appearance of actual runners running like that, i'm so confused lol

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  14. Yeah, ours also wanted us to cry it out. I finally did with K, but never listened with Ashlynn. And even with K, I still didnt let her cry each waking, I still fed her when I thought it was right.

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  15. Babies grinding their teeth really is the worst sound! I hated when noah did it and I think one time he drew blood! So freaky and have no clue how to make them stop!

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  16. One day I will purchase the skeleton pjs. Maybe after season this year. I love them! But only those. I do love Christmas pjs too. I want the sundae cup.

    I like to follow my gut over the rules when it comes to my daughter. Other than that I am a rule follower.

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  17. Sadly I have no advice on this but Mason used to grind his teeth too. I don't know when he stopped but thankfully he did. Worst sound ever. I was afraid all his teeth were going to fall out!

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  18. So does O sometimes... and if I tell him to stop he does it more, so I just try to distract him.

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  19. Maybe it's some kind of trend / movement we're unaware of!

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  20. Elanor was grinding her teeth for a few weeks. awful. I swear her one top tooth is misshapen because of it. But she stopped on her own after a bit. Also if you're already planning Kenley's bday i really need to get on E's O.O

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  21. barely girl, barely. Like played on pinterest for images.

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  22. Ahhh I love everything you posted. I can not stand the feeling of my hair all around me when I'm running. I seriously would wonder how it is possible also. I love Halloween but I also refuse to buy Halloween pajamas. 1. Because it would only get worn a short period of time (so save the money for a Halloween t-shirt) and 2. Because all the Halloween pj's glow in the dark and I'm paranoid that my not good sleeper who is finally sleeping will be too entertained by it. So no.
    And finally I'm also a big time rule follower and the only thing I didn't follow my ped's advice on was letting her cry it out. I let her fuss it out and just went with my gut some nights on how long to let it last. Never slept through the night till almost 2. I still have no regrets. If/when #2 comes along we shall see what happens.....

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  23. I'm a rule follower, too (or a guilty mess...pick one!). But lol, my first interpretation of your cute teddy bear photo was that it went with the previous thought (ie following rules) instead of the birthday party ideas...I was like, "hmmm maybe not feeding the bears is a pretty reasonable rule to just follow?" Ok now I get it. #mushymommybrain

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  24. This actually had me cracking up... I needed it, thanks! ;)

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  25. Please don't talk about K's first birthday approaching! I swear you just gave birth to her last week! How can it almost be November already?!!!?!

    I don't understand the running or working out with hair down. Maybe I just get to sweaty and overheated but I think I'd rather shave my head!!!

    And also please don't get me started on teeth grinding! Ellie still does it from time to time and all I want to to is pull out her teeth!!

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  26. Hee hee, no problem! ;)

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