Posts filed under 'Carrie’s Rants'
Two days until we debut the newest member of our family. In the meantime I’ve been enjoying these last few weeks by lavishing attention on my only child. It’s going to be strange (to say the least) dividing my efforts among two little ones. Part of me mourns the loss of our fun daily routine, but for the most part I’m excited to meet our new baby and happy to provide Little Man with someone more his own age to interact with on a daily basis.
It’s wonderful how much easier it is to face “labor day” the second time around, especially since it’s a scheduled c-section and I already know pretty much what to expect. The house is clean. There are quick-fix meals in the freezer. I even wrote a thirty page illustrated manual about how to care for my son while I’m in the hospital. (Yes, I’m that mom.)
We spent this last weekend as a trio just enjoying one another. On Sunday afternoon we headed over to one of our favorite beach resorts, watched a beautiful sunset together, and then shared a fantastic meal at our favorite local restaurant, a “last supper” of sorts. I’m relaxed and ready! (However, prayers for a healthy baby and smooth recovery are still appreciated.)
Read on for Day 20 of 30 Days of Truth
My Views on Drugs and Alcohol
Continue Reading January 25th, 2011
Sixteen days until our daughter makes her debut in this world. We can hardly wait to kiss her sweet cheeks. And yes, I have reached that point where I am yearning to be finished with this pregnancy. We had an ultrasound yesterday and from what I could tell she doesn’t look much like her big brother at all. Not surprising since their parents look nearly as different as two people can.
You know what else? I have a confession to make. Clearly, I’m lacking the mom genes (pun intended) that cause you to think your kids are gorgeous. When it comes to my son, I think he’s cute but not much more so than most other kids. And you know what else? When I saw baby girl yesterday I thought to myself… “That is not a good looking baby.” Not that I believe looks are everything, but not having any “Aren’t my babies gorgeous?!” blinders at my disposal does make me kind-of feel like a bad mom.
Read on for day 19 of 30 Days of Truth
Thoughts on Religion and Politics
Continue Reading January 11th, 2011
Happy New Year! Wishing you an abundance of blessings in 2011. We’re just a few weeks from welcoming our new baby into the world, so we certainly have a lot to look forward to in this new year. Mostly a lack of sleep, double diapers, and soon enough having two toddlers underfoot. So please pray that we can somehow retain our sanity in 2011. Should be fun trying!
Read on for Day 18 of 30 Days of Truth
My Queer Views on Gay Marriage
Continue Reading January 1st, 2011
Seriously? Is it even possible that I’m sick again? Apparently so, because it’s the crack of dawn and I’ve been awake since 3am coughing and blowing my nose. For those of you moms out there, you probably know how much extra fun it is being ill while in the third trimester. You’re lucky to get comfortable enough to sleep without any of the additional complications I’m dealing with.
Alas, we had a lovely Thanksgiving, and I hope you did too. We traveled up the coast to visit with my aunt, uncle, cousins, and father-in-law. A certain little 15 month old boy of mine was very spoiled by all the extra attention. It’s great to be able to surround my son with as much love as possible, so I’m grateful we were able to make the trip… Even if it did result in exposure to these wicked germs.
Read on for Day 16 of 30 Days of Truth
Something I’d Prefer To Live Without
Continue Reading December 2nd, 2010
It’s been another busy week. After making it through midterms, next up was Halloween, which now that I’m a mom actually involves doing more than just buying a few bags of candy to hand out to the neighborhood kids.
As you can see, the little man was looking cute dressed up as a NASA Astronaut Commander. We also dressed him as a dinosaur on Saturday night. My mother in law and sister in law came over to enjoy the festivities on Sunday and we took the kiddo trick-or-treating at the homes of a few close neighbors just for fun.
The not so fun part was when I noticed a water leak coming through the ceiling into the kitchen. The Ninja played the part of Superman that night by locating the source of the leak and making it stop… My hero! Turns out the hot water pipe valve connector from the bathroom sink upstairs had started slowly dripping and the water eventually worked its way down to the first floor.
Since we had already committed to having new windows installed before this little mishap occurred, I was worried about the financial fiasco this water damage could cause. Fortunately the fix will be fairly minor, but in the future let’s please try not to give the pregnant woman a heart attack.
Those new windows were just installed today and I’m already loving the difference. The additional peace and quiet is great. Upgrading is a decent investment if you have old, single-pane, aluminum framed windows and sliding glass doors like we did. The new stuff looks and works great.
Read on for Day 14 of 30 Days of Truth
A Hero Who Has Let Me Down
Continue Reading November 5th, 2010