Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Whew, time for a blog!

Barf much? After a week of Lewis family flu time, we're finally getting back on track. As miserable as it is to be a pregnant woman, peeing your pants every time you puke, it was incredible bonding time. Brandon and I took turns cleaning up after Brooks and wiping each other's face with a wash cloth. And just when I thought I couldn't love him anymore. So here we are, completely purged and a bit gaunt looking but isn't that so in these days? :) Here's a few hi-lites of the first week of May....

I finished Brooks' big boy bed and man- it's big boy ugly. I worked my tail off sewing, piping, glue-ing, and doing math with gnarly foam salesmen to end up with this heap. I knew it was bad when Brandon rushed home to see the finished product and stood there laughing at me. I was laughing/crying too but at least we've all learned a few lessons from this:
1. Mom is not a smooth seamstress without her mom near
2. Marrying a sexy straight man with extremely gay taste was a WISE decision
3. I need not compete with the supermom blogs. They probably don't know all the lyrics and dance moves to Footloose. FACE!!

So maybe I can't sew but I have one helluva shoe wall. After years of desire, it's finally here.

The weather's been creeping up awfully quickly this year. We're already in "eating popsicles on the back patio naked" stage. I figured you wouldn't want to see the pictures of me or Brandon doing the same.

Jamie's wedding is soon and deserved an official night of craziness and non Tucson-ish Bachelorette party. To answer a few of your unasked questions: Yes, all of her friends are gorgeous and skinnnny (which obviously made me feel great. moo). Yes, I was approached by a very surprised Matt and with his hand on my blossoming belly asked "What are you doing here? Aren't you still pregnant?" And No, I hardly noticed the repulsed look on that other random young man's face when he noticed my baby house after trying to give it a couple pelvic thrusts. Oh the joys of public fertility.

I got to talk to Elder Dave on Mother's Day. He's growing into a real man! Seeing as I only get to talk to him twice a year, we covered the essential topics: how to catch a squirrel, Indian food makes pregnant woman poop, Brandon's landscaping details (snoooooring), people from Maine wearing short cut off jean shorts and aggressive geese. I think Brandon asked him some questions about the work but all I can remember are the inappropriate Heather stories. It was the best. xooxoxxoxoxox

Sometimes I wonder about Brooks' nutritional health. He'll go days on PB&J's and waffles alone. A couple of nights ago, I think he made up for it. He ate more broccoli than anyone on the planet. I finally put the entire bowl in front of him because I couldn't keep up with all the heating and serving. The most amazing thing is I never saw the diaper I was dreading. Maybe he just needed to absorb all the good stuff. I dunno but maybe he'll be on a green once a month diet. ???

Look what came for Mother's Day! She's had a reserved spot in my pantry for years and finally, she arrived. I'm not much of a baker but she's a dream when making Tres Leches. So welcome home little missy. I'm so happy to have you as a part of our sweet toothed family.


Cory, Jenna and Calvin Broadbent said...

So much to discuss.
1. The bed. It looks good....maybe it just needs some tassles? Seriously though, I don't know anyone else who can make a bed from scratch. Well done good sir.

2. I'm sorry you guys have been sick.

3. I still need the lowdown on the ladies night out. From the looks of the supermodel companions, I'm sure glad I spent the night with Cory who is honor bound to love me forever because we got married in the temple. Sucker!

4. When do I get to see you again?

5. I need to see the Kitchenaid in person. Aren't you finding out so many things to do with it? It's not just for baking--it also can double as a back massager with the right attachment.

Julianne said...

I wish you were a size 4.5-5 so I could wear some of those sexy shoes. I can only dream of such a shoe collection. Can't wait to taste the treats you make with the Kitchen Aid.

McCain Family said...

This is Carl, oh poor baby, you only get to talk to Dave twice a year?! Shut up, I'm lucky if I get an email once a month.

Amanda said...

Who even knew that you guys were still alive! And... you are going to have 2 li'l kiddos before you know it. That is so awesome! You guys look great, it's fun to catch up on your life through your blog. Hope you're all doing good, besides the flu, but the shoes should make you happy every morning when you get to choose which ones to wear. Keep in touch, Amanda

Tiff G. said...

Big boy bed, big boy ugly? All those needle pricks and digging at your fab fabric store for not? I still need to see it in person if you haven't demolished it yet! Well, I think you deserve a medal for "supermom sewer" err, that sounded cooler in my head. Regardless, you rock mama and so does your wall of shoes and kitchen aide!

libbie said...

Sorry about the barf . . . LOVE the shoe wall . . . .wouldn't know what to do with the kitcheaid???? (I am kitchen retarded)!

Kat said...

Great shoe rack/wall thing! I can't believe Dave is nearing the end... time really does fly huh? Are you feeling better?

Laurel MacD said...

The bed isn't THAT bad. Love you!!!

The Stars at Night...Deep in the Heart of Texas said...


I found your blog thru Libbie's. Good to see what your up to, apparently; barfing. Very good. Love the shoe wall. When are you due? What are you having? Details, details por favor.


Tiffany Toronto said...

Are you guys feeling better? I hope so.

Tiffany Toronto said...

Are you guys feeling better? I hope so.

Carolyn said...

You know where you can safely venture as a pregnant cow? (as i know from a wonderful experience)........NASCAR. I promise, those classy cowboys don't even care if you're knocked up AND have "pregnant nose", all that means is they won't be your baby daddy. Everyone can appreciate that right?

I wondered if you had a blog since you asked adam if i did a while back. Thanks for all the pregnancy horror stories...those cute little bastards really make me forget about how much I swore during my last pregnancy that I would just adopt next. For now i am very UN-preganant, and blissfully so!

Anyway good to see that you, and your shoe collection, are well. Brooks is awesome and adorable with and without his mullet, and i DID forget how gay Brandon's taste was...also awesome.