Tuesday, February 27, 2007

50 Girly Questions

50 girl questions, courtesy of catlover...answer them with the truth.

What color is the bra do you have on?
~ Not wearing one (the travails of constant breastfeeding- it's convenient)

Do you straighten your hair everyday?
~ It straightens itself when I blowdry, which is about once a week now.

Do you worry about the size of your boobs?
~ Sometimes...they're too big for my liking/comfort.

What's your favorite girly magazine?
~ Martha Stewart Living

Would you kill for chocolate?
~ Hell yes

Jeans or skirts?
~ Jeans

Do you wear clothes/shoes/jewelry that's uncomfortable?
~ Yes, most bras that I own- see aforementioned too-big boobies.

Did you ever spend all day/night getting pretty for a guy?
~ Yes

Would you leave the house without makeup on?
~ Only to get the mail or take out the trash or go work out

Do you consider making out "unladylike"?
~ Hell no! It's a lot of fun!

On a scale of 1-10, how fun is shopping?
~ 8

Are you spoiled?
~ Not to the point of being ungracious or demanding.

Do you think lipgloss is the best?
~ I prefer Neutrogena lip balm- gloss is too sticky, and my husband won't kiss me if I'm wearing any "gooey crap" on my lips.

Do you freak out if you miss your favorite show?
~ Nah- Spike TV shows CSI: reruns all the time.

Do you yell a lot?
~ Nope

Do you wear sweatpants/pajama pants to school/work?
~ Considering I work at home now, yes. When I was in an office, never!

Accessories make the outfit; true or false?
~ Totally true

Do you like skater boys?
~ Heck yes! My husband is a former sk8r.

Is pink truly the best color in the entire universe?
~ No way. Blue or green. But on a Baby Skwerl, it's mos def cute.

Lip gloss a must?
~ Previously asked, previously answered.

Have you ever dressed unlike yourself to impress a guy?
~ No

Do you often wish there was something you could change about yourself?
~ Yes, but I don't spend too much time on that because most everything can be changed, if I really want to.

Gold or silver?
~ White gold (with diamonds, duh)

The guy that you like/love/whatever, what does his name begin with?
~ C

Do you dress up too much for holidays?
~ Too much? No. Just right!

Do you like wearing dresses?
~ Yes

Do you write a lot of mushy love poems?
~ I've written a few.

On a scale of 1-10, how much do guys confuse you?
~ Guys are crystal clear. It's women that are damn confusing.

What makeup could you not live w/out?
~ Mascara

Monday, February 26, 2007

What I've learned so far about being a mom

Having had the tewtelly adorable Bebeh D'Skwerly around for almost 3 months now has taught me a few things.

Here is a list of some of the stuff I have learned.

~ No matter how diligently you diaper your precious baby, eventually, poop will make its way up her back and all over her clothes.

~ A Sam's Club (or Costco) membership is worth the fees, because you can get a box of 216 Pampers diapers for around $37. (A 40-pack from the grocery store usually runs around $10.) Wipes in bulk and a jumbo sized bottle of Shout have also come in quite handy for the aforementioned poop.

~ The cute little printed terry burp cloths from the baby department are absolutely useless. They soak right through. I've wound up using more sturdy towels out of my kitchen and bathroom instead.

~ All those onesies and footie-jammies sure looked adorable at the beginning, but now that she's almost 3 months old, I'm getting tired of seeing her in only pajamas. Time for some real clothes! Eensy dresses! Tiny jeans! Wee cardigans!

~ The cutest baby socks (Winnie the Pooh socks from Target) were the crappiest fitting. They have wide ankles and tiny feet, leading them to fall off constantly.

~ Disregard everything you hear during pregnancy about what parenthood is going to be like. You really can't know until you get here just how much it changes you, your marriage, and your life.

~ I never imagined I'd enjoy this weird combination of smells on my baby- a mixture of breastmilk, baby powder, and Boudreaux's Butt Paste.

~ The other night, just when I thought I was going to lose it over being awake at 4 a.m. yet again (not having gone to bed at all), I looked down at my baby while she nursed. At that moment, she stopped nursing long enough to smile at me, with milk drooling from the side of her mouth. All was right with the world.

~ My husband has wound up being WAY more neurotic about stuff than I have, which surprised me. (We both have our neuroses, but I thought I'd be the wackier one.)

~ I can't imagine doing this without my husband, and I absolutely cannot fathom why anyone would willingly undertake it alone.

~ Mothers who work outside the home are jealous of those of us who only work inside it, regardless of the fact that I planned it this way with a lot of hard work and a careful choice of a man who wanted to support a family. Not that I blame them- you'd have to be a real sociopath to want to be away from your child(ren) all day long, with someone else doing the raising. But they turn their righteous envy into a shitty attitude and snarky comments about me being "lucky," or that it "must be nice." As my darling husband says, if you're pissing people off, you must be doing something right.

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