Diaper Bag … a.k.a. A Ton of Bricks

So, I have this awesome habit of carrying way too many superfluous items…. a.k.a. “crap” as my husband would categorize it.

I currently carry a GIANT Kate Spade bag as my everyday purse. It’s the “Kingsbury Park” Large Catalina – big enough to feed my addiction of being overly prepared and carrying my entire house with me.

This is my current everyday bag.  It's Massive, and Patent Leather... Perfect Combo.

This is my current everyday bag. It’s Massive, and Patent Leather… Perfect Combo.

Naturally, being a handbag whore, I had my eyes set on the diaper bag of my dreams long before ever actually being pregnant. Go figure, my family wasn’t surprised.

I knew I had to have a Kate Spade Stevie Baby Bag. It was a no brainer… and thanks to my mom-in-law who knows my vices all too well, she made it happen and I’m now the proud owner of this polka dotted beauty, complete with matching changing pad.

The Stevie Baby Bag... epic in every way!

The Stevie Baby Bag… epic in every way!

My parents then filled the bag with all the fun goodies – two giant accessory pouches and the matching wallet.  Theä and I are two lucky ladies! 🙂

Only problem is that Theä has yet to arrive yet… and the bag is already packed to the brim and heavy as a ton of bricks.  This is undoubtably due to my over zealous nature of needing to have EVERYTHING in my bag/purse.  I know I have especially over prepared because I have NO idea what I’m in for.  I’ve literally equipped my bag so that I’m ready for any situation. 

Looks like I’ll be developing quite the arm and shoulder strength as I will be toting around the Baby Bag and my usual everyday purse.  

Ah… the impending joys (and muscle strength) of motherhood.

 

 

 

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Holiday Craziness… OVER.

Whew…

There’s nothing like surviving an incredibly busy holiday season – especially while pregnant.

It’s incredibly obvious that my journaling/blogging/entertaining myself efforts got dropped to the sidelines while we entertained family and friends from out of state (who luckily did not stay at my house – I wouldn’t’ve had the energy to keep up!).

It’s 2014, I’m back, and we’re on our last stretch of Operation Preggo.

As of today I’m 37 weeks pregnant and ready for Miss Theä to arrive.

Updates to come!

Happy New Year!

 

 

Saving Lives with Infant CPR

….or at least I’m now supposed to be able to save lives!

cpr

We had a 3 hour course last night on Infant CPR and general child safety. Talk about information overload mixed with an encompassing sense of boredom between the important bits.

The important bits being: Infant and Adult CPR, choking hazards, ways to dislodge something that a person is choking on, and all the ways and things a child WILL get something stuck in their nose. Boston Baked Beans seemed to be a crowd favorite. True story.

Did you know that CPR no longer requires breathing into the person?? Crazy right? It’s officially all about the chest compressions. Just keep on pumping!

No more BREATHING!

No more BREATHING!

On a real note- I’m glad we chose to educate ourselves (my Mom-in-law also attended with hubby and I) because in the worst case scenario, God forbid, we know what to do in an emergency!

I do ask, as an overall disclaimer, that you do not choke/go into cardiac arrest in front of me just to check my skills. That’s one heck of a Pass/Fail test, and I’d prefer to leave those back in my college days.

Cheers to knowledge- go learn something new today!

A Parking Lot Travesty

I know I can’t be the only person thinking this, pregnant or not, as my husband has declared the same thought:

All Parking Lots and Establishments should have Expectant Mother Parking Spaces!!!

Take a hint from Babies R Us, people!!!

Baby Bump on Board!

Baby Bump on Board!

Maybe once a woman hits 28 weeks pregnant they should give us a temporary Handicap tag or some kind of sticker that allows for special parking privileges.  It really can’t be that hard to figure out a good system!

Parking towards the ass end of a parking lot while almost 34 weeks pregnant is bad for everyone involved! It’s bad for me when I really have got to pee, like ASAP, and it’s bad for others who may slow me down while I’m trying my best to scoot into the store without peeing my pants. Can you say, “Look of Death??!”

Yes. I will shoot you the stink eye if you block my path. Beware!

Also, in the case of rain, the parking lot and walk to the store becomes dangerous and hostile territory! It’s probably the closest I’ll ever come to a war zone.  It sucks having to move at a normal pace and not being able to quickly shuffle into the dry, cozy confines of Target with everyone else.  Becoming drenched in sudden Texas storms has become all too familiar.

Shuffling/hurrying in the rain = enemy #1 while pregnant.

What if you slip and fall on the slippery surface? What if while slipping and falling you pee your pants? These are all very real risks.

For all these reasons, and more, I’m just dying for everyone to jump on the bandwagon and help us Preggos out!!

Rant over.

Have a peachy weekend. 🙂