Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday Randoms!

I think my spaghetti today is going to be my best. I was able to use garden fresh green peppers, tomatoes, and red onions. I am definitely excited for dinner tonight. :)

I haven't done Wednesday Randoms in a while, so I figured I'd do it now! I've got a lot on my mind, so this should be very interesting.

1. I don't like unsolicited advice. It know the majority of it is well-intentioned, so I remind myself of that often. I'm just a stubborn person who likes to do things as I go. When people give advice, I take it as if they are telling me what to do as if I don't already know or if my ideas aren't as good as theirs. I've only been dealing with this since I became pregnant and now as I begin making choices for Constance as a parent (yes, you make decisions before they're even here!), I really feel the heat with people. I need to pray about this and get a tougher skin, because this could get annoying once Constance is here.

2. I've been reading 20 and Counting by the Duggars and I must say it's addicting! I wont lie; I thought it was totally whack that these people stopped using contraception and kept popping kids out. But these people have really given their lives to the Lord in every aspect and you can definitely see how He has blessed and honored it. It's a wonderful testimony and story to read about. & It's also a great challenge to completely surrender to the Lord daily, even when His ideas seem totally insane! Edit: This doesn't mean I'm skipping out on birth control after Constance. I just really love their story of faith.

3. I am kind of sad that summer is ending. It has seemed to fly by so quickly! That probably has just been because of the anticipation of Constance coming and counting down the weeks. I am excited about fall though. I love going to the store and seeing all of the school supplies; it makes me want to buy some! I am also really excited about getting out fall/halloween decorations! It'll be a few more weeks before I do, but I always love to redecorate for a new season. & This year I'll be buying something special for Constance's first.

4. Speaking of Halloween, I've decided that Constance's first costume is going to be a ballerina. I always loved dancing as a little girl and I hope to pass that love down to her. Ultimately she'll decide whether or not she likes it when she's old enough, but until then I can't resist it! I looked at Walmart and other places for cute ballerina costumes, but they were all kind of generic and cheapy looking. It looks like I am going to get a little tu-tu online somewhere and put a big flower bow in her hair. Psh, I think that's how she ought to be dressed every day! So my sweet chubby girl will be a ballerina this year. :)

That is an example of the kind of tutu I'd like to get. Found it on ebay for $12!

5. I told Josh lastnight at Target that I think they should have hand sanitizer dispensers outside of the bathroom, because touching the bathroom door is like touching poop! I think it's my mind going into Mommy mode, because I have really been noticing all of the different areas that people's dirty hands touch. I mean, I know you can't avoid germs and bacteria. That's fine. It's just like - do you know how many people go poo, don't wash their hands after, and then open the door to the bathroom leaving their fecal matter behind? Yes, I'm definitely going to politely ask everyone that wants to hold the baby, including family and even myself, to use hand sanitizer before holding her. I plan on carrying a bottle in the diaper bag just to make it easy for everyone! I don't really think anyone should get offended by this; it takes just a few seconds to rub the stuff in! & I do realize that Constance will be exposed to germs and bacteria, that there is no stopping it. I also get that some germs are good for her. I get it. I just don't trust people and their poopy hands. Ick!

That is all for today. I need to start getting ready for when Josh gets home. That is always my favorite time of day!


  1. Unsolicited advice coming!!!! LOL, I don't know if I told you that the doctors thought Hayden was going to be 8 or 9 pounds judging by the ultrasound and he came out 6! So they definitely aren't always right! ;-)

    But yes for sure, that is the hardest thing, other people thinking they know what is best for your child. Guess what? You are the parent which means you make the decisions! Doesn't mean you don't have to ask for advice because you can, just doesn't mean you'll take it!

    Please don't have 20 kids! :-p I understand their faith and respect it, but when it is dangerous to your child's health, plus you are not being able to spend that quality time with your child because your older children are raising them, I think that is just strange.

    Also, YES to the hand sanitizer. I always kept it in my diaper bag and keep it in my purse right now. Always made people wash their hands or use it before holding Hayden. Also, (more unsolicited advice!) may I recommend Sani Hands for kids sanitizer for when C gets older? Regular ol' sanitizer has alcohol in it and when a child bites,licks, her hands, etc. she can ingest that alcohol and it can be dangerous. Purell has a high content of alcohol but organic and environmentally safe sanitizers don't.

  2. Haha, the advice is welcomed! Normally I just don't like it when people tell me things as if my situation was going to be exactly like theirs. It's kind of annoying, because I just want to deal with it as it comes!

    I know that the ultrasounds are just estimates, which is why I am not really worried. It does feel good to know that she's growing that well though for them to think she will be that big. I thought she was underfed at times with my belly being so small! ha ha But we'll see!

    Oh and I understand what you mean about having 20 kids and the effects it has. I wasn't really talking about their decision to have that many kids, although I think it's really neat if that's what they think God wanted for them. But I was just talking about different parenting and finance ideas they included in the book! So no worries, I am not having twenty babies!!!

    I'll definitely be looking into the sani hands. I have seen kids carry it to school and stuff, just didn't know what it was! Thanks for the tip!

  3. :-) Don't worry, you are already taking such good care of her! You belly is just all C!

    I just can't wait, I am so excited! We are going to have to get down there after she comes, or you just let us know a good time. Can't wait for you to get all the stuff we have gotten! I don't know if I can wait for your Dad to come, might just ship it! ;-)

  4. Well you can definitely ship it if you want! I am excited to see everything!


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