It is one thing to have to deal with those pretentious folks who share your major in college and at least have a little bit of an educational leg to stand on (although, those people annoyed the you-know-what out of me as well... just because we study film doesn't make us the end all be all experts on "good" movies) but when I get this from Joe Blow off the street, I just want to shake them. Really? Does listing all the so called technical errors, the supposed plot holes, the this-could-have-been-done-SO-much-better aspects of the film make you feel superior and knowledgeable? If you have the art of film making down to such a hardcore science, than please, by all means, go forth and make your magical, earth shattering, explanation of life film so we can all partake in the glory of what will clearly be the BEST MOVIE EVER.
And, where can I send my resume, because I would love to work on it. Obviously.
So this past week and a half I have been eating horribly. SO unhealthy... because we were traveling and it was easier and excuse, excuse, excuse. The thing is, I feel awful! (And in a completely different way than my horrid morning sickness is making me feel.) It just shows you that that kind of food is NOT GOOD FOR YOU, especially in large quantities. It makes you feel gross.
But now I am home and I am not going to lie... I have a fridge with some less-than-healthy choices and plan on indulging in holiday delights, however... I will also be eating way LESS than I have been and eating way more healthy in general. Back to reality... but in a good way.
Currently craving: Caesar salad and pineapple
Sophie took an extra long nap this afternoon which has been glorious. We had Little Gym this morning and when we were supposed to be spinning around with our babies (yeah right, I would have totally puked), I had to bow out and told Sophie to "Do a circle!" on her own instead. (This is the command she understands for turning in a circle.)
Then nicest thing happened today. Kyle and I were raised to say "ma'am" and "sir" and "please" and "thank you" and we always agreed our kids would do the same thing. So, we naturally always say "please" and "thank you" and instruct Sophie to. We even practice the sign for "thank you". Well, today, for the first time - with NO prompting- Sophie asked me for help and I helped her and then... she said "tank you!" And I have witnesses!! I was shocked! And I had been just about to say "Thank you" for her and she beat me to it!!! The mom next to me whose child is a month older was like, "How did you get her to do that?!?" I have no idea?! Apparently, repetition works, so use it, parents! What makes it even more astonishing is that I have only heard her use the words thank you, like two times before. I didn't even think she had them down yet. And you know, it may have been a fluke, but who cares? From flukes and happenstances come realizations and purposeful actions!
I officially have a bloated baby stomach. It is puffy and kind of hard and when I eat anything, it looks huge. I will feel more comfortable with a tiny baby bump in another 3 weeks or so.
Today at the grocery store, Sophie got tired of being in the cart and started yelling. Embarrassed, I let her out which could have been a very bad idea, but luckily today she helped me push the cart and walked around with her snack cup saying "Bye bye!" to everyone. Apparently, she couldn't be bothered to say "hi" first, but whatever. I also snagged her a free cookie and a free slice of rosemary potato bread and she preferred the bread... although, she -of course- finished off both. I wonder how much she weighs now? I am pretty sure it is a lot. I'll find out at her 15 month well on Thursday.
Could I be any further out in left field with the directionless-ness of this vlog. No.
Here are some photos for you photo lovers:
One) I want one pair of stretchy comfy pants I can slip into over the next month or so before I really get into maternity clothes for when my normal pants get annoying.
Two) Leggings are already a staple in my wardrobe, so they can be paired with all of my legging friendly tops. Win!
I got these from Motherhood Maternity and since I am all leg with just about the shortest torso ever, I always have issues with pants, particularly skinny styles, being long enough. These totally are!
I also slipped on that fake maternity belly and imagined my near future. It made me super happy/excited.
In other news, Sophie towers over other 15 months old. It is the first time I have noticed how tall she is. It is CRAZY. In the past 3 days, I have had 3 different people think she was closer to two. No joke. One woman made my day though, because after I informed her that no, Sophie was not about to turn 2, but was actually not quite 15 months and just tall, she calmly explained that no, it wasn't just because of her height, but also her mannerisms. * PROUD MOM MOMENT* Seriously, I keep RE-LIVING that moment. We get that type of thing sometimes, usually people say something along the lines of "She doesn't seem as 'babyish' as the other kids her age" and she really, really doesn't. I never notice this until we are at Little Gym or when we run into kids her age at outings. She just seems... older. Kyle and I think it is because of how communicative she is. And she doesn't just communicate well, but is expressive about it. Honestly, I have no idea how many words she says now. At all. Because she says so many, and new ones every day. Signing helps a LOT. We started teaching her the sign for Thank You over the weekend and on Sunday instead of signing it, she just said "Thank you" (well, it sounded like "tank yoo" but still). I mean, what?! And she says short sentences now, like "Hi, Jack-Jack" or "More Water" along with not so good sentences, but still complete thoughts like "Bottle Nap Nap" or "Blankie Night Night" for when she wants to go to sleep. (Yes, my kid tells us when she wants to nap.) Okay, I know I know, I am being annoying, but I am just SO PROUD of her. After discussing this the other day, Kyle was wondering what we were doing right with her to make this happen so we can repeat it and I told him, not that I think we aren't doing a good job -because we do try- but I think part of it is just HER. She is just good at getting her point across. =p
Our next kid may be a man (or woman) of little words. It all depends on the child.
And no, this doesn't make me miss my "baby"... it just makes me excited and amused. Okay, okay... I'll stop.
So everyone and their mother thinks I am having a boy. I have NO CLUE. According to the Chinese gender chart, it is a boy. It was right with Sophie. We'll see.
More later you guys! Please excuse my motherly gushing and any sleep deprived grammatical errors. =)